Benefit Mascara Showdown! 9


Hello Readers!

I’m here today with a post that’s super exciting for me. Benefit is releasing a new mascara on February 27th ( I believe) and I got a chance to sample it early thanks to Birchbox! You have no idea how thrilled I am that I was able to get a sample of this mascara without having to pay for a full size. For any of you Benefit fans, or even if you’re just looking for a new mascara, keep on reading! And if you want to check out anything else I’ve written about Benefit click here, or here.

I put my favorite mascara of all time, Benefit’s They’re Real! up against the new Roller Lash mascara and wore one on each eye for a whole weekend (plus Monday, it was a holiday). I’m pretty sure i’m the only one who could tell a difference between my eyes but I still did this at home just in case, ha.

Benefit’s description of the They’re Real! mascara: “They’re real! lengthens, curls, volumizes, lifts & separates. Our jet black, long-wearing formula won’t smudge or dry out. A specially designed brush reveals lashes you never knew you had!”

The top picture is right after applying and the bottom is after 12 hours. Pleaseeee note I have no other makeup on and did not do my lower lashes. This is just one coat of mascara. Yes, I know, my lashes are very sparse.

They're RealSorry for the terrible quality of the lower picture (both of them!). I left this mascara on for 12 hours so it was dark and I didn’t have the best lighting

Benefit’s description of their new Roller Lash mascara: “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.”

Same as before, upper picture is the morning, lower is the evening.

Roller Lash

The qualities I care about most in a mascara:


Roller Lash wins!!! And here’s why:

The Roller lash definitely outlasts the They’re Real! as you can see in the pictures.

The wands are a tie. The barbs on the Roller Lash really grab onto them and fully coat the lashes, but the They’re Real! has the little ball on the end of its wand that really coats the baby lashes.

They’re Real! wins for the curl because the first two days I tried the Roller Lash I did so without using my lash curler and by the end of the day my lashes were stick straight. This was incredibly disappointing because the mascara is supposed to basically eliminate the need for a lash curler. Because of the advertising, I chose They’re Real!

Roller Lash wins for the application because of the little lash grabbers. I’ve never had a mascara coat so well in one sweep before. Also, the curl of the wand really prevents me from getting mascara all over my lid (as I do every day with other mascara. Sigh.) They’re Real! applies well, but it is a bit dryer of a formula. (Don’t worry, for accurate testing I used a sample of They’re Real! that I had that had never been opened.) Even though I took a picture of the prettier packaging.

And finally, removability. They’re Real! is so infamous for being difficult to remove that it has its own remover. Fo’ Realz. Roller Lash came off so easily with a makeup wipe as well as with a regular cleanser. They’re Real requires lots of scrubbing with a makeup wipe or makeup remover before it’s gone.


So, i guess it’s safe to say that Roller Lash is my new favorite. I do still love They’re Real! very much, but Roller Lash definitely won the battle.

What’s your favorite mascara? Have you used either of these? Let me know what you think!


♥ Leanna