Benefit’s Roller Lash v Bad Gal Lash v They’re Real!

Benefit_Roller_LashI vividly remember first being introduced to Bad Gal Lash mascara. I was about 13 and reading an interview with Rachel Bilson in Girlfriend and she mentioned how much she loved using Bad Gal Lash to get that smouldering look. At the time I was convinced I was pretty much like Rachel Bilson – dark hair, somewhat sassy and in love with Seth Cohen – and that I needed this mascara.

It wasn’t until last year that I finally took the plunge and purchased it. And it was exactly what I thought it would offer – fat brush, fat lashes. More coats = more volume. Glorious for nights.

Before that, and to this day, I use They’re Real! for an everyday sort of look. It adds great length and definition without making you look completely made-up. Just little squeeze of an eyelash curler and two coats of this (and one on the bottom lashes if that’s your thing) and you’re good to go.

Since I’ve received Roller Lash though, I’ve skipped the eyelash curling step completely. It’s such a relief to cut one step out of my morning routing because that means an extra 30 seconds of sleep for me! But really, its ability to curl and hold lashes is pretty great.

Benefit_Roller_LashIf you’re like me and are blessed with straight Asian lashes, you’d know how hard it is to give them a little curl without adding a silly kink (it’s so annoying).

How it works is the nifty Hook ‘N’ Roll brush (catchy, hey?) hooks onto your lashes from root to tip, lifting and curling it for a good 12 hours or so.

When I use the Roller Lash I like to apply the frowny face (so that the curved brush is upside down) up on my lashes, pushing them up. This gives it a nice lift. I then flip the brush over and give it a nice second coat.

Benefit_Roller_LashThe beauty of these Benefit mascaras is that even though they all do such different things, they still work so well together.

Sometimes, depending on my mood or what I’m doing that day, after applying a coat of Roller Lash,  I apply either Bad Lash Gal (for a sort of fluttery sexy lash) or They’re Real! (for a sort of wide-eyed look) on top to get differing effects. Super nifty!

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