Monday, 30 December 2013

Benefit They're Real [Review]

One of my Christmas presents this year was They're Real mascara by Benefit! 
As someone who feels naked without their mascara on this was a very welcome addition to my makeup bag! 
As you can see, above, Benefit themselves make a very big promise with this mascara - that it'll leave you with false looking lashes - yay! Now, I have very long lashes anyways, and am always being asked if they're fake, so I was very interested to see what this does that my usual cheapo mascara doesn't. 

Honestly, I like it, I don't love it :( Because my eyelashes are quite long naturally, but not very thick, any clumps or spider legs are very very obvious - something this mascara borders on giving. 

Maybe I'm applying it wrong though - according to Benefits website you should 

"Position wand horizontally & wiggle brush from side to side, base to tip, to achieve maximum volume, length & lift. Hold wand vertically & stroke upward to curl & separate. Layer generously as desired." 

I haven't bothered with the vertical step in the above pics - perhaps that is my downfall! 

I would probably still buy They're Real again - it is a really great mascara however I don't think it lives up to its very large promises!

Do you have They're Real mascara?
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  1. I know lots of people love it (my fellow blog editor Becky swears by it) but I have issues with this mascara. Not only does it clump my lashes together quite a bit, it is also a nightmare to take off. I really wanted to like it... :( (alex)

    1. I do like it, just not as much as I should as it claims to be everything I want in a mascara! I think I may like it more once it dries out a little bit :)
      Glad I'm not the only one! xx

  2. Hi Sarah! I am your new member! To be honest, I don't like the result and I wanted to try this mascara so much but now I will not. I would prefer it to give you more volume. I use The Colossal Volum Express by Maybelline and am very happy with it, though others don't like it. If you want take a look at my post with Maybelline and Stylist by Seventeen