For the past few years I’ve been a huge fan of Benefit ‘They’re Real!’ mascara, but I’ve recently had just about enough of it. I love the mascara itself, but as with my Benefit ‘Gimme Brow’ it dries out so quickly.
I’ve tried everything to prevent this, screwing it closed as tight as I can get it, yet after a couple of weeks it still dries out and I have to buy a new one, and at £19.50 a tube, I can hardly afford to do that.
So today I found myself in Debenhams, Benefit ‘Roller Lash’ in one hand, Too Faced ‘Better Than Sex’ in the other. I’ve heard good things about both of these, ‘Better Than Sex’ being a big hit amongst bloggers and ‘Roller Lash’ being a hit with… Well, everyone except my friend Aimee. But it was the fact I’ve had enough of Benefit mascara drying out on me that made me go for Too Faced.
The mascara comes in at £19, and I fell in love with the packaging. It’s sort of a dusty pink metal tube that feels nice and looks high end and luxurious.
The brush was also a big selling point for me. I love a proper brush on a mascara, as I don’t think the plastic brushes separate my eyelashes properly and make them look clumpy. The brush on this mascara has an hourglass shape, which is really good for getting right into the little eyelashes in the corners of your eye and enhancing your natural shape.
If you ignore the bags under my eyes you can already see a difference between the lashes on the right and the lashes on the left. With just one coat they’re already nice and long and are already making my eyes pop.
I only put two coats on, purely because I was so happy with the results I have here. I have naturally quite long lashes, but this mascara really enhances my natural lash and makes them looks really nice and even. The mascara almost gives a false lash look without mucking about with any glue or fake lashes.
I really enjoy the initial results I’ve got from this mascara, and I’ve got high hopes for it. Fingers crossed it doesn’t dry out on me.