Saturday, 25 April 2015

Maybelline Sensational Mascara - Benefits Roller Lash Dupe

New in from Maybelline comes their Sensational Mascara!
Maybelline Sensational Mascara - Benefits Roller Lash Dupe

A lash multiplying mascara. Making lashes look visibly multiplied and fuller. 
And a fantastic dupe for Benefit's Roller Lash Mascara!

Maybelline Sensational Mascara - Benefits Roller Lash Dupe beauty blog swatches

Maybelline Sensational Mascara - Benefits Roller Lash Dupe beauty blog swatches



When Benefit released their new mascara as a sample with elle magazine, I loved it. Then I heard there was a dupe for less than half the price! (an added bonus included in boots 3 for 2) I snapped it up so here are my thoughts...

Maybelline Sensational Mascara - Benefits Roller Lash Dupe beauty blog swatches











First of all I adore the packaging. Maybelline's 'The Rocket' mascara is my absolute drug-store favourite and this has similar curvy packaging with the added sexiness of rose gold instead of blue. Have to say as far as packaging can be sexy this hits the spot and does catch your eye on the make-up stand.




Maybelline Sensational Mascara - Benefits Roller Lash Dupe beauty blog swatches



The wand is a plastic curved design. It has lots of bristles that fan out, ensuring as you apply all your lashes are covered and get combed at the same time.






Maybelline Sensational Mascara - Benefits Roller Lash Dupe beauty blog swatches




The wands are very similar. Benefit's Roller Lash is the top wand with Maybelline's offering the wand at the bottom. 












As for the actual mascara I'll let you be the judge here are my before and after photos:

Before
Maybelline Sensational Mascara - Benefits Roller Lash Dupe beauty blog swatches

After
Maybelline Sensational Mascara - Benefits Roller Lash Dupe beauty blog swatches

Maybelline lash Sensational


Maybelline Sensational Mascara - Benefits Roller Lash Dupe beauty blog swatches

Benefit Roller Lash

Maybelline Sensational Mascara - Benefits Roller Lash Dupe beauty blog swatches

I have very straight lashes and always need to use eyelash curlers, but even without the curlers this mascara still performs quite well on my lashes. I am seriously impressed with the staying power of this mascara. My lashes looked lengthened and much thicker and stay that way till I remove when I get home. I didn't experience flaking and have to say I really like the wand as it really helps to separate and comb through the lashes individually.

The only thing is, I wish that this came in waterproof, only because I prefer to wear waterproof mascara on the account of the unpredictable weather here in the UK.

Verdict: I have been reaching for this mascara over the rocket, so it seems this is my new favourite providing it's not raining outside!
Have you tried Maybelline's new mascara, what did you think?