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✨the “I forgot my tools” haul✨

🌴PACSUN🌴:
•Calvin Klein shirt- $39
•Brandy Melville cherries tee- $26
🛍Store Total🛍:$65
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🤘🏼HOT TOPIC🤘🏼:
•Cry Baby blocks chokers- $12.90
•Crybaby necklace- $10.90
🛍Store Total🛍: $23.80
************************************** 🎯Target🎯 :
•Burt’s Bees lip shimmer- $4.99
•Rimmel lip liner- $4.79
• L'Oréal color riche lipstick- $5.99
🛍Store Total🛍: $15.77
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👙VICTORIAS SECRET👙:
•Bra- $56.50
•Panties x2- $21
🛍Store Total👙🛍: $67.50
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💄ULTA💄:
•Urban Decay lipgloss- $22
🛍Store Total🛍- $22
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🛀 BATH AND BODY WORKS 🛀:
•Lip balm- $7.50
🛍Store Total🛍: $7.50
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💄SEPHORA 💄:
•Stila lip liner- $20
•Urban Decay concealer- $28
•Benefit Dandelion- $29
•Too Faced la Creme- $22
•UD primer potion- $24
•Marc Jacobs lipstick- $30
•Tarte lights camera splashes- $21
•ABH Brow wiz- $21
•Buxom lip gloss- $20
•Benefit BADgal lash mascara- $19
🛍Store Total🛍: $234
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🎊🎉GRAND TOTAL🎉🎊: $435.57!
Proud of today without my best friend to calm my nerves or my hook n mag!

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Benefit Roller Lash Mascara

Benefit Cosmetics’ latest mascara offering is Roller Lash, a curling and lifting mascara designed for those who would like to bypass lash curlers in their daily routine.


It does this with a specially-designed curved “Hook n Roll” rubber brush which catches, grips and coats every lash. The formula is also designed to set and hold curl better than traditional formulas.

The Good:

  • First, the main thing I noticed about it was that it did grip a lot of lashes and did a great job of extending and thickening them. You can build it up to quite a good length, and also build up for quite a lot of dramatic volume. In these regards, it’s quite similar to They’re Real Mascara, except this formula sets a bit stiffer, so it does hold curl longer, and the curved brush and shorter bristled sides make it easier to control along the lower lashes.
  • This mascara also does stay on pretty well. There’s nothing on the tube or box which says this is waterproof, but in my experience it hasn’t smeared or run when wet, and it does take a bit of massaging with an oil-based remover to get it all off.

The Cons:

  • If you have stubborn lashes, you will still need to hang on to your lash curler. The main factor that decides whether someone’s lashes curl easily by just using mascara is how fine the lash strands are. For those with coarser lashes, it’s hard for it to hold a curl without the use of a crimping motion (something that presses down from the top and forcibly bends the lash strand upward). Roller Lash does extend lashes and lift them slightly, but it can’t really create much of a curl where there isn’t one. 
  • Another thing is - compared to Badgal Lash or They’re Real, I personally find this does have a bit more of a tendency to make some of your lashes clump together. Not exceedingly bad clumping, mind you. But you might get a few strands bunching together into a cluster here and there. Some people actually like that effect because it’s a much more dramatic look, so it might not be too much of a problem for everyone. My personal preference is for very fine tapered lash tips and a “fluttery” look (my favorite Benefit mascara is still Badgal Lash after all these years). Just take note based on your preferences.

Verdict?

I do really like the formula and the visibly lengthening/thickening effect this gives with a single coat, and it does lift and hold curl well on medium to fine lashes. It’s also great for girls who want moderately dramatic lashes.

But using the curved brush on its own can only lift, and won’t really curl. The only thing I’ve known to be able to hold a curl all day on stubborn, short, straight lashes is a heated curler applied AFTER mascara. But that aside, this is actually really good at gripping and coating all your tiny lashes, so I have to say it does a good job of maximizing whatever you do have.

All in all, I would say its worth checking out because it really enhances your lashes and adds quite a lot of length and volume quickly. If you want a subtle, natural-looking look, this wouldn’t be the best mascara. 

And I definitely wouldn’t get it just because you’re hoping that a mascara will be able to curl stubborn straight lashes on its own without a separate curler.

The Benefit BADGal Lash and They’re Real! mascaras are probably my second favorite mascara combination to use. BADGal for volume and then They’re Real! for length. If you haven’t tried layering different mascaras, you should! It definitely makes a difference. I generally don’t need to use a lot of mascara, so the mini version for both suits me just fine.

But the Urban Decay Naked Basics! I can’t believe I haven’t purchased this sooner! I have the Naked 1, 2 and 3 but for some reason always skipped the Basics. I feel like I’ve missed out on so much… Truth be told, there aren’t many looks you can create with just this one palette–maybe 3 distinct ones at most–but I always do the same neutral eye look 5 days a week, so this is really all I need. I just absolutely adore the last 3 shades.

Better late than never, I suppose.