I recently learn a lesson; Never judge a mascara by its mini. I know what you are thinking. What the hell is she going on about? But today’s review is on the full size Benefit Roller Lash mascara and why I missed out on it for so long.

We have all done it. Seen a sample of a new product on a magazine and bought the magazine just for the sample. We’ve found some great (Benefit’s They’re Real! Primer Mascara) and not so great (Benefit’s They’re Real Push Up Liner) products. ‘Minis’ or sample size products are a great way of trying something before you shell out your hard earned cash. I’ve always thought that this was the best way to try things, I was wrong.

Upon release of the Benefit Roller Lash mascara I got a sample. I tried the mascara thinking it would be fab, honestly it was crap. It did nothing for my lashes. My lashes had no lift, no length, in fact they looked better if I used a budget £1 mascara! I was so disappointed there was no way I was going to buy a full sized product. That was until recently.

I follow many people on Instagram, usually who share a love of products I do. One lady swears by Benefit’s Roller Lash mascara. We have similar lashes, we have VERY similar tastes in products. How could she be so right and me so wrong? So I bit the bullet and ordered the mascara from Fabled online (Marie Claire group) while it was on offer.

When it arrived even on first glances I could tell that the Roller Lash and sample size looked VERY similar. The formula of the mascaras had the same scent and consistency too. Packaging even looked pretty much the same (duh). Something separates the results of using the full sized product though. In fact from the get go of using the full size mascara I have been in love! Like I have not reached for any other mascara – this is unheard of!

I hate hyped products. I avoid buying Benefit stuff as in honesty I hate the marketing ploy they adopt of shoving the brand down my throat on social media. There is also the pushiness of the staff in department stores that grates on me. MANY of their products are over hyped and priced, but they do have a few gems in their line. What I will say is this, if you want to try one of their products do not necessarily reach for the mini version. Be brave and pop into a store and ask to try it there.

It’s a roller for lashes! The eye-opening Hook ‘n’ Roll brush grabs, separates, lifts and curls?while the instant curve-setting formula holds for 12 hours. Contains provitamin B5 and serin, ingredients known for their lash-conditioning benefits.

*consumer panel survey on 31 women after 4 weeks

Ink black or brown, satin finish

Water-resistant & easy to remove

87% said it gives long-lasting curl*    *source*

Benefit Roller Lash Mascara (top to bottom) No Mascara, 1 coat of Roller Lash, 2 coats of Roller Lash

The full sized Roller Lash mascara has lived up to all its claims on my lashes. I have the black formula and its VERY black. The mascara is water resistant which means it stays put longer and doesn’t smudge. I never curl my lashes, but this mascara definitely gives them curl and lift plus it holds all day. My mascara looks as good at 7am when I apply it to 7pm when I remove it. You cannot say that about many mascaras!

So to conclude. I am happy I purchased Benefit’s Roller Lash mascara. I do want to kick myself hyping up an already hyped product, but this mascara is worth it. Add to that it costs me just a little over a higher tier drugstore mascara (£14.70 I believe as there was an extra 15% discount for first order!). I cannot fault this mascara and will definitely repurchase it again.

The Benefit Roller Lash mascara is available in Black and Brown from Benefit and many department stores priced around £20. I purchased mine through Fabled and will be ordering from then again!!

Benefit Roller Lash Mascara - Never judge a mascara by its mini!
4.5Overall Score
Appearance
Ease of use
Measures up to its claims
Value for money