Wednesday 12 February 2014

Benefit They're Real Review

Hey guys! Today's blog post is going to be a review on the much talked about Benefit's They're Real Mascara. I've heard a lot of good things about this product and when I recieved it in a Benefit set for Christmas I was very happy. I was shocked as it was full size and normally they give you a sampler size, but oh well I'm not complaining! Anyway, on with the review :)

My first impressions on this mascara when I first opened it was that it was a plastic applicator. I never really use plastic ones as I prefer the fiber ones. I also noticed that it has a different brush with bristles on the end. The box it came in says 'A specially designed brush reveals lashes you never knew you had!' The bristles on the end of the brush are designed to reach and grab the lashes in the corners of your eyes. I found this really cool about the brush as it was different and I have never seen this before.

When applying the actual mascara I found it really satisfying to apply (sounds weird I know haha) because the plastic bristles really grasped and lengthened my lashes. I could really feel the brush lengthening my lashes and separating them. I like the brush as there are lots of bristles which means it's not going to become clumpy. The outcome of the mascara is really nice, it really lengthens my lashes and really curls them as well. Also they are not too clumpy and the lashes are nicely separated.

The actual formula of the mascara is nice and lasts long throughout the day. I wore this to a party the other day and it didn't smudge or uncurl, it stayed the same since the moment I put it on. One problem I've had with this mascara is that it is very very difficult to remove. Normally when I remove my makeup I use cotton pads and makeup remover and remove the rest in the shower, however I had to use a makeup wipe to remove this because a cotton pad wasn't enough. So just warning you you made need some extra wipes of your going to use this haha.
The picture below shows me without mascara and with the Benefit They're Real. The last photo is of the Maybelline One By One mascara. I decided to put the Maybelline one in because it's the only mascara I own that I thought was similar. They both have plastic applicators but as you can see the Benefit mascara is more lengthened and the Maybelline mascara is more clumpy. Although the They're Real mascara isn't too clumpy with one coat, if you added another coat it would certainly be very heavy and thick.

Overall I love this mascara, although it's a little bit on the pricey side, the outcome is lovely. It definitely makes a difference on my lashes and lengthens them. I definitely recommend this and if you love your mascaras (like me) then you'll love this. Thanks for reading this blog post and I hope you enjoyed it, bye!


  1. your eyes are stunning! I love this review and your blog is great:) Lots of love, VerĂ³.

    1. Aww thank you! Glad you enjoyed this blog post! :* xx