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Review: Benefit 'They're Real' Mascara

January 09, 2012


Benefit 'They're Real' Mascara


£18.50 - Boots

What does it claim to do?

"It's the mascara that's beyond belief! This jet-black mascara lengthens, curls, volumises, lifts & separates lashes for a spectacular "out-to-here" look. " - Boots

What do I think?

I hadn't heard or read much about Benefit mascara's until 'They're Real' came along. Their new mascara had a great reception- so much so that it's sold out in at a lot of counters. All of this hype embedded itself in my head and when I saw it in Boots I just had to buy it.

First impressions of the mascara are very good! I really like the packaging and the wand is an interesting one with a little ball on the end. The mascara itself is a lovely glossy black and it applies really nicely- it definitely lengths, separates and gives a nice curl. It doesn't give as much volume as my MUFE Smoky Lash but I am still impressed.

The main negative for me with this mascara is how difficult it is to remove. It takes me ages and does put me off using it every day as I can't be bothered with the effort of scrubbing it off- and losing lashes in the process!

Would I re-purchase?

No. I really like it but don't feel its worth the extra cost.
12 comments on "Review: Benefit 'They're Real' Mascara"
  1. I've seen this, I'm glad to see a review of it, I recently bought the thick and fast from soap and glory that promises similar things! I think it's definitely lengthening your lashes by the look of things. Shame about the scrubbing to get it off imagine the skin damage around the eyes in the long term ARGH!



  2. @Dawniepants- Ooh let me know if the S&G mascara is good! I want to try their new cosmetics. Yeah I hate scrubbing mascara off- I always lose loads of lashes in the process! x

  3. I really want to try this, but after your review I might wait a bit! Your lashes looked gorgeous, but I'm the same. I can't be bothered with taking extra time to scrub my make up off after a long day

  4. I'm always interested to see what people say about the benefit mascaras, I personally don't think they're worth the price either x

  5. I love this mascara, it's my favourite. I just use the Boots Botanics Soothing Eye Makeup Remover to take it off, it works a treat :)

    Gem x

  6. This is such a great mascara!!


  7. I've been lusting after this for ages but I am so impatient I don't think I could faff around with taking it off if it's stubborn to remove! X

  8. This was on my list as my next mascara to get, as I love Bad Gal and thought I'd love this, but having seen the S+G pics on some blogs I think I want that one instead! Good review hun xxx

  9. I've been curious about this one! Might have to give it a go at the counter!

    x Michelle |

  10. I've head alot about this.. I used to love bad gal mascara, but only when someone gifted it to me. benefit make up is just SO expensive

  11. I too use this mascara, and your not the first to say its a pain in the bum to get off!
    I think its by far one of the best i have used!


  12. I really want to try this mascara but the price is putting me off at the moment! Hoping to find some pennies and give it a go in the future! x


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