I have spoken a LOT about my love for the Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real mascara and I think it’s time I show you why... *dramatic music* ladies and gentlemen, it’s now time for my long awaited Benefit They’re Real mascara review!
They’re real! lengthens, curls, volumizes, lifts & separates. Our jet black, long-wearing formula won’t smudge or dry out. A specially designed brush reveals lashes you never knew you had!
I’ve tried a lot of mascaras in my 20 years on Earth; Avon, Rimmel, Maybelline, Natural Collection, Revlon, Collection… I’ve been around. I’ve bounced from wand to wand (oo-er) in the vain hope to find “the one”. My love affair with Benefit They’re Real began when it first landed on our British shores. After one of the legal executives convinced me to go buy it (“Danniella, it is your money, spend it how you like”) I was hooked from day one.
As I am now on my third tube, it’s time to proclaim my love to the world (and also because I’ve been wittering on – “ooh I’m going to rewrite my Benefit They’re Real mascara review soon!” – but yet not actually writing it…).
Benefit They’re Real mascara claims to give volume, length, curl and separation; the whole mascara package. It is a big promise for a mascara to make, especially to a mascara-aficionado like myself. Despite my eagerness and excitement, I was still sceptical. No mascara can truly give a false lash effect, no product can! (apart from false eyelashes of course…) (shush, you).
Well well well (or we’ll we’ll we’ll if I were to write this blog post using my iPhone…), this mascara just lives up to it’s promises AND more. Let me show you…
Both Eyes Wearing Benefit They’re Real
Left Eye – Before and After
Right Eye – Before and After
My right eye looks quite shocked… perhaps it is aghast that it’s lashes are REAL? *snorts* It is a huge transformation though, especially when you compare before and after! Even I’m a little shocked and they’re MY eyelashes…
As you can see, the proof is truly in the pudding. It is one of the only mascaras to really give me a false lash effect; right down to the line along the lashline (it’s the little things). It lasts all day; rain or shine. I haven’t experienced any flaking in all the 2+ years this product has been gracing my lashes. It honestly does not budge. When you do want to remove it, use an oil based make up remover and be very gentle. Take it from me, heavy handedness will cost you eyelashes! *shakes fist* It can clump if you perhaps get a little “coat-happy”. If you decide to coat it up like me ( I use two coats personally), then be quick and work whilst the formula is still wet. Once it has dried, your lashes do become quite stiff and it’s not worth risking multiple eyelash death *shakes head*
To get the results I do, I apply They’re Real by wedging the brush against my lashes and slowly wiggling it from side to side. This ensure that all my lashes are picked up by the bristle wand (which are the best type of wands in my opinion!). Don’t forget to go vertical and use the tip of the wand to catch the tiny hairs on the inside of your eyes and on your bottom lashes!
My only criticism of this mascara is that it didn’t enter my life sooner. I’m absolutely in love with Benefit They’re Real. It is my Holy Grail mascara and it is going to take a lot for a new mascara to take it’s place. It’s a 5/5 from me!
Have you tried Benefit They’re Real?
Danniella x x x