Like a lot of other Benefit's new product launch, Roller Lash* made a huge wave in the beauty world. There were a lot of hype about how much this mascara curls your lashes, and you don't need a lash curler ever once you've tried this mascara.
Being Asian and having straight lashes is the biggest issue when comes to dealing with mascara. I usually have to curl my lashes with lash curler, using a thin coat waterproof mascara, then apply any non-waterproof mascara of my choice to finish the look. Not just hard to remove the waterproof mascara at the end of night, but the amount of time I have to spend on just applying mascaras and curling lashes are really dragging the time for my makeup routine.
But does it work like it claimed on the packaging?
The mascara wand of Roller Lash* is rubber/silicone which is the type of wand that i like. It has a subtle curve with slightly different sharp spikes on either side. The spikes are claimed to grab your lashes and give them a curl when applying your mascara.
Now let's to see the results in action! I usually use lash curler everyday, but for this post and the pictures below, I only used mascara on its own without using lash curler or any waterproof mascara base like I usually would.
As you can see from all three photos above, Roller Lash* definitely gives your lashes curls and length, even on Asian lashes!! I also compared it to Benefit They're Real Mascara as reference. They're Real also gives a nice 'lift' to your lashes, but it doesn't make your lashes curvey after they get lifted. Also, Roller Lash* makes my lashes look more separated and gives more length, while They're Real gives more volume and make my lashes look a lot thicker.
Now I'm safe to say that I'm quite impressed by this mascara! I can finally have a mascara that I could just apply and it's done for everyday usage. Although I still wouldn't say goodbye to my lash curler - for the days I'm wearing fuller makeup, I would still go through my regular routine with lash curler and waterproof mascara as base to achieve maximum length and curves.
Roller Lash* is available at Smith & Caughey's for NZ$45.00 in New Zealand, and available at Sephora and lots of other retailers for US$24.00 in US.
Have you tried the new Benefit Roller Lash yet? Or have you tried Benefit They're Real? If so what do you think about either of them? Leave comments down below so we could all see your experience with either of these mascara! xx