I will say the formula is quite wet, and much like They’re Real, I found it took a while to set which can be messy and slightly annoying. You can tell when you look at my close up shot of the brush that the colour of the bristles shows through, and most of the product hangs around at the base of the brush. If you have fine lashes like I do you might also find that this type of formula can weigh down lashes, so I was surprised to see it didn’t as much as I expected and left the lashes feeling soft. The formula was nice and black and I could feel my lashes being ‘caught’ in the bristles which was a good and a bad thing. The good was that I do believe this is what gave the lifted effect. The bad being that it tended to stick several lashes together, making it a bit hard to get separation and erring on the side of clumpy (yet not overly volumized if that makes any sense)
In the sense of removal I opted for waterproof mascara remover, knowing how much of a b!tch They’re Real Mascara was to remove without and I was right to do so. So if you are a lover of non waterproof mascara because you can wash it off with your regular cleanser be prepared to use a dedicated remover to get this off gently.
Overall I am both surprised impressed by the Benefit Roller Lash Mascara – it would be a good choice for someone who doesn’t like the faff of curling lashes but wants a bit of lift and doesn’t like to wear coats and coats of mascara. It definitely delivers on the promise of length, but I would recommend a separate mascara on top for a bit of volume if you like that as well.
Benefit Roller Lash Mascara will be available for purchase starting February 27th. Will you be trying it?