Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Benefit Roller Lash Mascara

I was excited when I received an e-mail from Sephora Middle East that they're giving a free sample size of Benefit's new mascara, Roller Lash. 

They claim to lift & curl lashes without the need to use an eyelash curler. I was really curious & was excited to try it cause if you have read my past mascara posts, I have long, limp lashes and regular mascaras don't work for me & they never hold a curl.

They have designed a unique brush wand which catches the lashes & lifts it.

Benefit Roller Lash Mascara 

Here's a photo of my bare lashes. They naturally hang down and I always have to use an eyelash curler to give it lift & curl.

Here's one coat of Roller Lash mascara. I say it did lift my lashes for about 1% (lol). As I've said before, regular mascaras don't work for me and using mascara alone without curling my lashes won't give them the oomph and curl that I want.

 Here's my other eye which I curled prior to applying mascara, to see if it will hold a curl.

Here's one coat on my curled lashes, as you can see it did weigh my lashes down and & didn't hold the curl.

Left is just the mascara, right is curled lashes & mascara. I've noticed that the curled one (right) made it look more volumized.

I think the mascara concept is really great & I have seen some blog posts that this product worked for them and gave them amazing results, unfortunately, it didn't work for me. Maybe if I use my HG lash primer (Sisheido Nourishing Mascara Base) I would have better results with this mascara. As for removing the product, I used my Clinique Take The Day Off balm & it's so much easier than Benefit's previous best selling mascara "They're Real".  Would I recommend this product? Sure if you have lashes that are easy to curl with just using mascara, give this product a try! 

Thursday, March 12, 2015

FOTD/TUTORIAL: Semi Cut Crease Gold Smoky Look (MAC Keepsakes Smoky Eye)

I love a warm and neutral look. It's my go-to makeup since you can pair it with anything and it's the most wearable look. MAC released the Keepsakes collection few months ago and this has been my favorite palette. I want to share with you an easy look that I do using the Smoky Eye palette.

Rimmel Lasting Finish 25 hr foundation in Soft Beige
Benefit Erase Paste in Medium
MAC Blot Powder in Medium
MAC Harmony 
Too Faced flushed blush in Oye Vey

MAC Smoky Eye palette
Sephora flash liner in Copper Flash
Shiseido Nourising Mascara Base
MAC Painterly paintpot
MAC Dipdown (used in brows)
MAC Beguille brow set
Ebay lashes
MAC Liquid Last (black)

MAC Modesty
Milani Spice Lip Liner

If you want to learn how I did this eye look you can watch my video below. And please check out my Youtube channel for more tutorials.

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