Greetings ladies, I’m back today with another “Splurge or Save” post! Funny enough, it’s another matchup between Benefit and Maybelline, who will come out victorious this time?! I got the idea to do this comparison when I got the Benefit Roller Lash in my February Birchbox. I thought to my self, “Hmmm, I have a mascara that’s pretty damn similar to this!” So, I though I would test them to see just how similar they were and if it could save us all some money.
Benefit Roller Lash vs Maybelline Lash Sensational:
I bought (and reviewed) the Maybelline Lash Sensational mascara about a month ago and I really loved it. I have the “deluxe sample size” of the Benefit Mascara, but the full size is clearly the winner in the packaging department, it is SO retro-cute!
What first made me think to do this comparison was when I saw the wands. They are shaped very similar, with a curve and short bristles on one side and longer on the other. The bristles on Maybelline’s are noticeably longer, but I don’t think it makes that much of a difference. Also, the tip of Benefit’s wand is slightly thinner and more flexible but I really can’t say if that is beneficial or not.
Application: In my photo, I used 1 coat on each side and did not curl my lashes before hand. Pretty close right?! I would say the only difference with application is that Benefit’s formula is slightly thinner, a tiny bit less “clumpy” and maybe even gives a slightly better curl. However, Benefit’s formula has a little bit more of a tendency to smudge off underneath my eyes. Both of them don’t flake and are equally easy to remove.
While the packaging of Benefit totally steals my heart, the price also “steals” my wallet. I really can’t even tell the difference when I’m wearing them and it’s not like I’m going to carry the super cute tube of Benefit around with me to show it off… So, the winner for ME is definitely the Maybelline Lash Sensational!
What do you think of my verdict? Have you tried either of these Mascaras?
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