Thursday, 26 April 2012

Review: Benefit They're Real! Mascara



I've seen a lot of love for Benefit's They're Real! mascara on Twitter and blogs, yet something held me back from buying it- I think the fact that I could part with £18.50 and then be let down with a very average, hyped up mascara. However my boyfriend's mum very kindly bought it for me for my birthday and I was so excited to try it and see if it lived up to its claims. Who doesn't want a false lash effect minus the fiddly application?

For reference, the claims as per Benefit's website are: "they're real! lengthens, curls, volumises, lifts & separates. Our jet black, long-wearing formula won’t smudge or dry out. A specially designed brush reveals lashes you never knew you had!"


Of course once again Benefit comes up trumps in the packaging department, even giving us the mascara in a box. A bit unneccessary, but at least you can recycle it, plus it's a lovely thought and is one of the things that I think differentiate Benefit from other brands.

Now onto the actual mascara! I love the wand, which is made up of lots of short, spiky looking bristles for lifting and coating every single lash. I didn't even think about the bristles on the end of the wand until I noticed a beauty tip on the Benefit website, which states that this custom-domed tip is for fanning out your corner lashes. Bonus!


So does this mascara live up to the hype? It certainly does! I was instantly impressed. When applying the mascara you can basically feel the bristles picking up your lashes and lifting them. It actually does reveal lashes you didn't know you had as per their claim, even the tiniest littlest lashes, which contributes to the false lash effect. It also doesn't clump, which was my bugbear with my previous mascara, and so my little separating wand has almost been made redundant! 

If you read my last mascara review on No7 Extravagant Lashes you will know that my biggest want in a mascara is curl power. So does Benefit give me what I want? YES! One curl with my eyelash curlers before applying is all I need.


Above: eye on the left with Benefit They're Real! mascara and on the right without.



Since I've been wearing the mascara it hasn't smudged or flaked off at all. In fact the only slight negative to it is that it's actually a bit stubborn to remove! 

In summary, it's my new must have mascara and other mascaras have got a lot to live up to! For me, it is definitely going to be worth parting with £18.50 of my own pennies when this runs out.

Have you tried Benefit They're Real! mascara? What's your must have mascara for length, volume and curl? Would love to hear your thoughts!

Beauty Bird xx
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16 comments

  1. I have actually been thinking about this one! looks quite good, I like the idea of the little bristles on the tip, thats cute. Made your lashes look lovely too. I'm doing a giveaway on my blog for two dior mascaras that you may be interested in! http://lvglmr.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/follower-giveaway-dior-iconic-extase.html

    x

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    1. Hi thanks for your comment! I've never tried any of the 'high end' brands for mascara like Dior, though I've heard good things! I'll have a looksy at your giveaway!

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  2. I think its a great mascara, I picked up a travel size to try:)
    Sara xx http://beautifulworldoflennynb.blogspot.ca/

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    1. It's definitely worth a try! :-) Thanks for commenting!

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  3. Great review. I keep meaning to try out this mascara!

    Just found your blog and am now following :)

    Would be lovely if you could take a look at mine and maybe return the favour?

    http://laurasallmadeup.blogspot.co.uk/

    xx

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    1. Thanks very much for commenting and for following my blog, I really appreciate it. I'll definitely check out your blog x

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  4. This mascara looks fab on your lashes! I've always been a little frugal when it comes to purchasing mascara, usually only sticking to the drugstore brands, but I love the wand. I may just have to test this out!

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    1. Thanks! :-) I'm exactly the same, but the mascara is so effective I think it is worth the money! Let me know what you think if you do buy it. x

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  5. Lengthening mascaras are a blessing to people with short eyelashes as push-up bras are a gift to less endowed women.

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  6. hey great:)
    sparklingmakeup.blogspot.com

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  7. I got caught when I just ran into Ulta and I thought.....well, I've heard good things about this. So, when I got home, I put it on the way they tell you and I've gotta admit, I got eyelashes I never thought I'd have. However, getting all that stuff off was really difficult. I used eyemakeup remover and it still didn't get it all off. Woke up in the morning looking like I'd been in a fist fight and I lost!

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    1. It is an absolute nightmare to get off!! xx

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  8. You had really great results with this mascara! Your eyelashes loook sooo long and dark, it really does compliment your gorgeous blue eyes!! I'm glad it doesn't smudge or smear either, which is awesome :)

    xx
    www.beautifyinglifee.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much for your lovely comment! xx

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