Wednesday, March 4
- Battle of the Benefit Mascaras...
Benefit's Roller Lash mascara is currently one of the most talked about products amongst us beauty lovers, and I, for one, am a huge fan. In today's post, I want to break down the ups & the downs of each mascara Benefit have to offer. The 'BADgal Lash' and it's waterproof companion had it's moment a few years ago, followed by the UK's top-selling 'They're Real', and now new on the scene is 'Roller Lash'. I've broken down my points surrounding each mascara into bullet points, not because I want to cheat and rush over this post, but because I want my thoughts on each mascara to be clear and concise.
(L-R) BADgal Waterproof, £17.50* They're Real, £19.50 Roller Lash, £19.50 (for full size)
• This is the waterproof version of the BADgal lash and it's just that. This mascara is smudge-proof and stays put - perfect for those hot sweaty days or, more frequently at the moment, when you're caught in heavy rain showers.
• The colour is an intense black and provides plenty of volume to lashes.
• Probably due to the waterproof formula, the formula is long-lasting.
• The application is far from clump-free and lashes can end up in a sticky, entwined mess.
• This mascara focuses more on creating thicker lashes, rather than lengthening them. (depends on personal preference)
• The formula is very 'wet' to start with, but I noticed the product dried out in the tube very quickly.
• Amazing for lengthening lashes. As you can see from the image above, the brush is plastic and has numerous fine 'teeth' which target each individual lash.
• I've never experienced any clumps when applying this, in fact, it works wonderfully in separating the lashes.
• Similarly to the BADgal, the colour is an intense black which gives a bold dramatic look once a few layers are applied.
• Also similarly to the BADgal, the formula tends to dry out very quickly even though I don't pump the wand up and down (a big no-no as this allows air to enter the product).
• This mascara is majorly stubborn when it comes to removing makeup. It's definitely important to use a gentle eye makeup remover and allow time for numerous stages to make sure all traces are removed.
• More focus is on adding length, rather than volume. (depends on personal preference).
• As you can see, the wand of this mascara is very thin which allows you to apply it right to the root of the lashes. This gives a great lifting effect.
• The roller lash is great at holding a curl, great for opening up the eyes.
• As well as holding a curl, this mascara adds impressive length and is definitely clump-free.
• The formula is definitely easier to remove than the 'They're Real' mascara.
• Based around the effects of hair rollers, Benefit claim that the 'hook and roll' technique will create a curl. Whilst the formula lifts the lashes, I wouldn't say it curls them as I still find using eyelash curlers necessary - this mascara just sets the curve.
• If you look for volumising mascaras, I'm not sure if this one's for you as it tends to focus more on curling and lenthening the lashes.
• I can't back this point up just yet, but the price may be a negative as I've heard from difference sources that the Maybelline Lash Sensational is a perfect dupe for this and costs just £7.99!
So there's my summary of these three Benefit mascaras! Please remember that this is just my personal experience with each one and you may have found different results - products work differently on each of us. In my opinion, each one has it's pluses and flaws, it entirely depends what you're looking for in a mascara. Although I haven't tried the full-sized version and I'm still unsure whether the formula dries out like the others, I would have to crown the 'Roller Lash' as my favourite!
What do you think of my summary? What are your thoughts on Benefit's mascaras?