Review: Benefit They're Real! Mascara

Monday, September 23, 2013

Hey ladies, 

So I had the pleasure of being on of Ipsy's and Benefit's lash bash hostess. As I couldn't actually host the part myself (later post), I was able to have the honor of getting one of Benefit's They're Real! Mascara for myself in the regular size. (Retailing at $23) I just have to say from the start, I absolutely LOVE this mascara. & I will tell you why. 

This is what the mascara looks like. Don't be alarmed by the picture, it's a bit bigger than what it's showing. The packaging is just amazing because it's a sleek shiny gray/silver that makes the "Real" in They're Real stand out. That's the whole point of the mascara right? To look like you have falsies without actually having to wear falsies. 

What I have to say I love most about the mascara is the way the brush is actually made. The brush is a typical straight edged brush with the same sized bristles that cover it completely. However, the tip of the brush has the bristles sticking out on an angle. I tried to get a good picture of it but my phone just wouldn't focus on it. (Time for a professional camera huh?) What I love about this part of the brush, is that it's perfect for getting just the right amount of product on my lower lashes. 

This is just perfect in particular for someone like me because I don't generally like to wear mascara on my lower lashes. Only because I ALWAYS end up getting it on my waterline then end up having to put eyeliner on it to blend it all in. I don't like this because generally the eyeliner and mascara tend to smudge and by the end of the day, my eyes just look horrible. I might as well had put the mascara on and cried all day. However, with this mascara, using the top bristles to coat my lashes then the rest of the brush to smooth it out gives my lashes this perfect coat of mascara. It's wonderful!

Please bare with me. I couldn't get my photo editor to get both of the pictures to come correct in the editor. So this is what my lashes look like with just about 3 coats of the mascara. I have very light, thin, and sparse lashes. It takes a lot to make them look wonderful. This mascara gives me awesome length when applying it. Definitely gets better the more coats that you put. Also a tip would be to put the mascara as close to your lash line as possible and wiggle your way up. This helps to darken the lash line making it appear fuller. The mascara doesn't give me that much volume unless I load it one, but nonetheless it's doing its job. It really looks like I have natural looking falsies on. Talk about a product that lives up to its name ;).

Now, I made this picture in black and white so you can really see the differences of my lashes with and without the mascara. My eyes on the left are with the mascara and my eyes on the right are without. (My gosh, what a difference mascara can make) It truly helped to lift my lashes. They already practically curl by themselves, but the mascara just gives it that extra bit of enthusiasm. It gave them such length and like I said, if I put on a few more coats, I would have loads of volume. 

Not only does this mascara define, life, give volume, and lengthen, it also lasts a really long time. You know how you put some mascaras on and after a while, it's like it just drifted away? Yea, it doesn't happen with They're Real! It will last you literally from the moment you put it on, to the moment you decide to take it off. Trust me. Testing it out, I fell asleep with it still on and I woke to loads of product still present on my lashes. Not to worry though! When you take it off with a gentle makeup remover, you won't lose any lashes either! Sometimes my lashes tend to rip off when taking mascara off or even just by playing with. However, it didn't happen with this mascara. 

This mascara is like the BEST mascara I've ever had. I love it so much. Definitely worth the $23 and I would go back and buy more when I run out of. Now only if they made a drug store mascara that could compete. ;) You can layer it with different mascaras if you don't want to give up your ultimate favorite one either. It's easy to remove and lasts all day. What more would you want from a mascara? Have you tried They're Real! Mascara? If not, I challenge you to give it a try! Tell me how you like it. From one beauty lover to another, see you soon!

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