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Thursday, 2 April 2015

Maybelline Lash Sensational vs Benefit Roller Lash

Recently I've been in the market for a new mascara and, considering as I've used the same type of mascara for the majority of my makeup wearing days, this was a new experience for me! I decided on narrowing my choices down to two mascaras that are similar in wand shape and formula to try out. These are the Maybelline Lash Sensational mascara and the Benefit Roller Lash which have both taken the beauty world by storm.

After trying both products throughout March, I can say I much prefer the Lash Sensational over the Benefit mascara for various different reasons; however, there are good and bad points about both products in my opinion that I will be sharing with you.

On first impressions after opening the products, the wands are extremely similar. Benefit's brush is patent-pending with the unique 'hook and roll' technology that is supposed to grab hold of the lashes at the root and pull them into a curl as you roll the brush upwards. Personally, I have very long, straight lashes that need curling beforehand for them to stay curled throughout the day, but I was assured by the sales assistant that I didn't need to do this because of the products immense holding power. Unfortunately for me it didn't quite live up to the '12 hour hold' expectation expressed on the Benefit Cosmetics website as the formula didn't hold its curl for that long at all, but for people with natural curled lashes the quick drying formula will keep your lashes nicely curled for a fair amount of time. Also, the fast drying formula made my lashes clump after a few coats and further weighed them down, losing any traces of a curl.

In contrast, I was skeptical about the Lash Sensational mascara as the formula was slightly wetter and I usually try to avoid wet formulas as they weigh down my lashes and do not hold a curl. The brush was very similar in general shape to the Roller Lash so I was interested to see if the results would be the same. To my surprise, the wand separated and lengthened my lashes beautifully and even gave me some volume after I used the longer bristles on the outer side of the brush. The formula was not too dry so it didn't clump when I applied a few layers but still fast drying so it would hold my lashes curl throughout the day. All in all, I was extremely impressed with the Maybelline mascara and will continue to purchase it again. Obviously each mascara works differently on different lashes and I've heard so many great things about both products so I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments!

My overall thoughts on the products:

Lash sensational:

  • Sleek, pretty packaging.
  • Not an overly drying formula so can be layered to create volume without clumping.
  • Plastic wand with short and long bristles to create different effects.
  • Wand head is a bit too large to get super close to the lash line for those of us with smaller eyes.
  • Small bristles coat even the tiniest of lashes giving a 'doubling' effect.
  • Lengthened my lashes to give a fluttery effect.
  • Purse friendly (£7.99 at boots).

Roller Lash:
  • Pretty, ergonomic rubber handle that is easy to grip.
  • Fun packaging which is nice to look at.
  • Fast drying formula.
  • Can be clumpy because of the drier formula.
  • Smaller wand head so great for those of us with smaller eyes.
  • Does not hold a curl for long on straight lashes without curling first.
  • Did not lengthen my lashes as much as I'd hoped.   
  • Pretty pricey (I paid £19.50 for mine at Debenhams).

 Thank you for reading and share this post if you liked it! xoxo

Maybelline Lash Sensational mascara: http://www.boots.com/en/Maybelline-Lash-Sensational-Lash-Multiplying-Mascara-9-5ml_1655586/
Benefit Roller Lash mascara: http://www.debenhams.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/prod_10701_10001_123901013699_-1


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  2. I've not tried the Benefit mascara but I have tried the lash sensational and I love it! Great review! xx

    1. It's such a versatile mascara that creates length and volume at an affordable price! Thank you! xx


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