Benefit have already nailed the mascara category, with iconic products like They’re Real and Roller Lash, but have yet to reach cult eyeliner status. Enter: Roller Liner. Waterproof, 24-hour long wear, a ‘true matte’ finish, and available in Black and Brown, it’s pegged to become a Bene-favourite. The felt tip is slim and precise, to allow for full control and fine lines.
I used to wear an eyeliner flick years ago, where my go-to products were Maybelline Master Precise (for a felt tip) or Rimmel London’s Waterproof Gel Pot Eyeliner (for a gel applied with an angle brush). But in more recent years, I’ve preferred a thin tightline, which is almost impossible to stuff up. For this, I definitely prefer a felt tip, the thinner the better.
BENEFIT ROLLER LINER REVIEW:
At a first glance, the Roller Lash looks like every other felt tip liner on the marker. BUT, upon closer inspection, the entire top section (from where the base of the lid rests, to the pointed tip of the liner) is definitely longer, leaving plenty of room to work and manoeuvre the liner, and minimise the chance of smudging.
I took to my hand for the first few swipes and holy mother of pigment. Some liners take a few strokes to warm up, but right from the start the Roller Liner bled black and slid smoothly across the skin like the stroke of midnight.
Then came the real test; the eyes. I generally apply the first tail-end swipe with the eye closed, drawing from the middle of my eye to the outer corner flick. I swiped this line on, holding the felt tip horizontally along my lash line, gliding in an outwards direction. And glide, it certainly did. There was no need to go over the same spot twice, the line was completely clean.