Don’t believe the Hype

Makeup April 27, 2015 Naomi

Not often I write about a disappointing product, usually if I find something I don’t like I just throw it to the back of my makeup bag and forget about it, but sometimes you have such high expectations for something that when it turns out to be a bit crap you get a little bit miffed.

Now first things first I have to say that I love Benefit as a brand. Normally their products are fab, I love the Hoola bronzer, the dandelion powder and their benetints, but this mascara really does not work for me. I am talking about the much hyped much raved about Roller lash. I have watched countless Youtube tutorials telling me it is great, I have read countless gushing blog posts, but for me it does not curl my lashes!!! the whole reason behind it in the first place.

The mascara for those that don’t know is supposed to grab the lashes and curl them making them appear fuller and thicker, not my lashes it doesn’t!. On me it made my lashes look like spiders legs, so clumpy! and the wet formulation just smudged all over my eyes. I have tried the curved brush all ways just in case I was doing it wrong, though to be honest it’s not rocket science, I am just using mascara for goodness sake.  To be fair I do have really long eyelashes, maybe that has something to do with it, maybe they are too long to curl???.

I have debated curling my lashes first and then using it, but that was the whole point of it, to miss out the curling part as the mascara does it for you. This product is not cheap either, I got mine for around £18, you can get better mascaras out there for half that price. Will I continue using it?? truthfully No, it will either be relegated to the bottom of my makeup bag or I will give it away. Sorry Benefit but for me this mascara is all Hype and no substance.

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Have you tried Roller lash?? leave a comment..


  1. Mellissa Williams
    April 27th, 2015 7:44 am

    That’s a shame as I love Coralista and They’re Real mascara. Thanks for the review.

  2. Laura Pearson-Smith
    April 27th, 2015 7:49 am

    I have this, and I do think it depends on your lash length as to how well it works x

  3. Emma @ Supper in the Suburbs
    April 27th, 2015 9:43 am

    What a shame! I get really annoyed when you spend a lot of money on make up and it is pants. I had the same issue at Christmas. BF bought me a load of make up and from good named brands but half of them just don’t do what they say. I too have really long lashes and struggle with mascaras…maybe it is just because ours are too long?

  4. Naomi
    April 28th, 2015 6:30 am

    Could be Emma but you would think a high quality mascara would do the job, love Benefit but hate this mascara!!.x

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