Saturday, 21 April 2012

Benefit They're Real! Mascara Review

For years I've used the same mascara (Clinique High Impact Curling Mascara) and whilst I love it, I was getting a bit bored of it and felt my eyelashes needed shaking up a bit! I spent a couple of days scoping out which mascaras I might want to try and eventually decided on Benefit They're Real.

I'm a huge Benefit fan and have never had a Benefit product I haven't absolutely adored. They're Real is no exception! I'd never ordered online before and was pleasantly surprised at how quick delivery was (I ordered on Tuesday evening and it arrived Thursday morning). The packaging it arrived in was gorgeous, although I couldn't help thinking the amount of tissue paper was a little excessive ;) I really like that with every order you get to two samples from a choice of four. I chose these two...

I used the Stay Put Primer yesterday underneath my eyeshadow and it seemed to work quite nicely!

Onto the mascara...

Normally I'm put off by the plastic bristle style brushes, I find they're really sharp and never seem to have the same effect as normal brushes. However, this is totally not the case with They're Real! The bristles were soft against my eyelid and they separated each lash effectively. 

This is my before and after! 

Without any mascara my eyelashes, although fairly long, are very straight. They're Real gave them a really lovely thick, full lash look and excellent volume. They didn't droop during the day and didn't smudge at all.   Because my lashes are quite long every time I blink they touch underneath my eye which means 99% of the mascaras I've bought in the past have ended up there rather than on my lashes! It's not a good look. 

In conclusion, They're Real is bloody marvellous! If you're looking for a flake-free, smudge-free, long lasting, full lash look then I'd definitely recommend it. At £18.50 it is on the expensive side but it's worth every penny. Plus you always get two samples with every order. In addition to that at the minute they have an offer for a free sample of their new Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow foundation with your order and if you sign up to their mailing list they're very generous with their offers and free gifts.

Mrs D x



  1. this looks very nice! I havent try them yet!
    maybe i should :)

  2. I love benefit products but haven't actually tried any of their mascaras before!
    I'm running low at the moment so will try this next :) great review! x

    1. This was my first Benefit mascara and I really love it. I never thought I'd love any mascara as much as my Clinique one but I do now :D
      Mrs D x

  3. Oh no! That's one thing I was starting to find with my Clinique one...I hope this one lasts a bit longer. I'll definitely keep a look out for it starting to dry up though.
    Mrs D x


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