Product review: benefit “they’re real” mascara

Like most women, I’m constantly searching for the perfect mascara. A miracle product that will somehow make false lashes redundant. I’m not going to say that I’ve found that product, but this mascara is pretty close.

My eyelashes are a constant source of frustration because they may be long and thick, but they point downwards and even with lash curlers, they are still practically invisible. Most lengthening mascaras are so heavy that they pull them downward even more. Enter benefit’s “they’re real” mascara!

This product is a very dark black and a nice wet consistency. It’s very buildable and because of its non sticky formula, you aren’t left with annoying clumps after the second coat. It’s not waterproof but doesn’t really shift on a night out or if you’re caught ins downpour. Then there’s the brush… It’s shaped uniquely so that you can reach all the tiny baby lashes in your inner corner without getting mascara all over your face. I’m hooked.

the pros:
– it’s a very dark black
– curls lashes beautifully
– thickens and lengthens the lashes
– moderate pricing

the cons:
– non waterproof formula
– difficult to remove

This is currently my favourite mascara. Have you tried it out? Let me know what you think or share another great mascara you know about.

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4 thoughts on “Product review: benefit “they’re real” mascara”

    1. It’s fairly sweat resistant, I wore it on 40 degree + days with no smudging and my eyes leak a little bit too… Still as I don’t live in an area with an extremely humid climate, I might recommend that you go to one of their counters and try it on a day when you haven’t got anything on (in case it does run a little) to test how it works for you. The people at benefit are very nice and let me take it for a test run before I bought it. I tend to do that before I buy beauty products as I have had many bad experiences with buying things I’ve only had on my face for a few minutes ranging from allergic reactions to the colour depth changing after half an hour and looking strange.

      1. Thanks for your reply. I’ve heard many good things about this mascara, but I’m always sceptical towards the non-waterproof ones. I will try and ask them at the counters 😉 Thanks again

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