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Benefit Roller Lash Mascara – Worth the Hype?

Have I mentioned I like to watch You Tube videos? Well, I do. There are a few You Tubers I really trust and many more I watch because I enjoy their humor or style. I’m a bit slow on the uptake with this product but I still hear many in both of the aforementioned categories touting the Benefit Roller Lash Mascara as the greatest thing to grace eyelashes since…well, since Eugene Rimmel mixed coal dust and vaseline.

I’m exceedingly proud of that reference, btw.

About Benefit Roller Lash Mascara

Benefit Roller Lash Mascara claims to do some really incredible things. Benefit claims the mascara separates, lifts, AND curls. Considering there are only so many things a mascara can do, this is a pretty hefty claim.

Further, the mascara is supposed to last for 12 hours and contains both pro-vitamin B5 and serin, which condition the lashes. Plus, the packaging is really cute.

The mascara comes in two sizes, the mini size, which is .12 oz and retails for $11.50 and the full size, which is .30 oz and retails for just under $27. Both have the same unique wand.

Speaking of the wand, Benefit calls it the Hook ‘n’ Roll wand. It is a thin, plastic wand with many short spikes. Here’s a photo because that description wasn’t great.

Photo shows the Benefit Roller Lash wand leaning against the bottom packaging.
The wand doesn’t look like much but it sure does work!

All in all, this mascara claims to be pretty darned great.

But Does it Work, Though?

I purchased the mini size of this mascara so I could give it a whirl. I’ve been using it off and on for a couple of months now and I do like it. So let’s go through the claims one by one, shall we?

Does it curl well enough to replace your eyelash curler?

Eh, not for me. It does add curl to the lashes and probably does this better than most mascaras. The wand is thin enough and the spikes on it short enough that it is really easy to get to the root of the lashes and sweep them up. With that said, I wouldn’t trade my trusty lash curler in quite yet. If you want that super defined curl, you definitely need your hand dandy tools.

Does it separate and lift?

Yes. I’d argue this is Roller Lash’s real claim to fame. The mascara wand doesn’t pick up a tremendous amount of product and it shape allows you to get in and comb through the lashes, leaving them nicely defined. I have never seen clumping from this mascara and it always leaves my lashes looking nicely fanned. Usually, I go back through my lashes with a spoolie after applying but with Benefit Roller Lash, I don’t have to complete this step to get the nice feathered lash look I enjoy.

Does it nourish the lashes?

Maybe? I’m not sure how best to gauge this claim as I don’t have dry lashes so have nothing to compare. Can anyone else weigh in on this one?

Does it last 12 hours?

Yep. It sure does. But I find most mascaras do.

Other Things to Note

Benefit Roller Lash comes in black and brown. I only have the black version and it is a dark, true black. No grey tints. I only need one coat to be ready for the day. It is a really nice, natural look.

If you are looking for a mascara that makes you look like you have a zillion lashes or that makes your lashes look incredibly full and lush, this might not be the best pick for the day.

But if you want to go for a very lifted and separated look with a soft feathered almost bridal look, this might fit the bill for you.

Final Thoughts on the Benefit Roller Lash Mascara

I like it. It is unlikely to join my Ride or Die makeup list anytime soon. With that said, it has a place in my mascara collection and I can certainly see why so many people love it so much.

Have you tried Benefit Roller Lash? Do you love it? Hate it? Know of a good thickening formula to pair with it? Let me know in the comments below.