Sample-Ready Saturday: Benefit Roller Lash Mascara

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As you all can probably tell, I haven’t been blogging awhile. I recently started a new part-time job as a secretary, and I’m still crazy studying for (hopefully) the last part of my CPA exam. Since my travel plans for this summer fell through, I hope I can refocus my efforts on blogging and reorganizing my makeup stash, since lack of time will no longer be a valid excuse!

I thought a good way for me to ease myself back in is through what I’m going to call Sample-Ready Saturdays. I try a lot of samples, but I don’t quite feel justified doing a full-fledged review, since it’s based off of a sample, but I can still get a pretty good feel of what the product is like and want to share. So these are just some quick and dirty reviews, short and sweet.

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I received samples of the Benefit Roller Lash Mascara in both my Sample Society and Popsugar Must Have boxes, and I’m not sure which one this one actually is (I’ll be selling the other one on eBay). I’ve used it for almost a month. (I guess since I don’t have a lot of lashes, I also don’t use up a lot of the formula?) I will take a moment and say that I think the full-size packaging of this mascara is super-cute, and the handle of the full-sized has some nice patterning with a pink color reminiscent of hair rollers.

But does it really curl?

Benefit claims that this mascara is curling, but it is not. Since my lashes are quite thin, some heavier mascaras weigh it down, undoing the curl during the day. This happens to a small extent for this mascara. Without curling my lashes in the morning, this mascara doesn’t do anything in the way of curling my lashes on its own, either.

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Roller Lash vs. They’re Real!

All other aspects of this mascara are just fine, though – it’s quite volumizing and it’s black. Unlike the They’re Real! mascara, it doesn’t flake on me throughout the day, but there’s a similar amount of volume. The They’re Real! mascara can really get you to a spidery level if you layer on too much, but this one is a bit more manageable. I think this is because of the brush, which has a more “fine-toothed” side to it, which helps to separate out the lashes and is also curved.

Have you tried this mascara before? What did you think? Any curling mascaras you would recommend?

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3 thoughts on “Sample-Ready Saturday: Benefit Roller Lash Mascara

  1. I’m totally in love with Younique’s 3D fiber mascara! The fibers are 100% black green tea fibers and you use it with their gel. It is $29, but it gives you the volume and length plus it has totally eliminated my need for a curler (no joke check out my blog and video here: https://gratefulnerd.wordpress.com/2015/05/14/sayonara-eyelash-curler/). Plus it lasts you 3+ months and comes with a fab case! https://www.youniqueproducts.com/LaSarah/products/view/US-1017-00#.VVqgv_lViko

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