Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Benefit's 'They're Real' Mascara Review

If you read my wedding look post you'd notice when I posted my FOTD I used Benefit's latest mascara 'They're Real'. I've been using this since I got it when it came out the end of last month so I've had a while to try and test it out.

This mascara has caused a hype both online and in store, I'm sure if you were to go to your local Benefit counter they will be advertising this all round. I found this in both my local Boots and Debenhams.

'They're Real' claims to lengthen, curls, volumizes, lifts and superates. Our jet black, long-wearing formula won't smudge or dry out. A specially designed brush reveals lashes you never knew you had.

This is one of those products I was a little skeptical about as many mascaras claim to give you false looking lashes and many I have found don't, I figured as I had some Debenhams beauty card points I'd try it out for 8.50 so that way I didn't feel as bad if it didn't work.

Before I get onto the results I love the packaging of this it's quite chic and stylish, and the wand is different to all the other mascara wands I have tried in the past. The bristles of this extend onto the end of the brush allowing for application in those hard to reach areas on your eyes especially in the corners. The brush is customised to lift, define and curl your lashes without the aid of a eyelash curler.

My only problem with the brush due to the design is that the mascara sometimes clumps around the end of the brush meaning you have to wipe it off before applying to try and stop it clumping on your eyelashes.

Onto what the product looks like:

So I started off with no mascara on:
This is after one coat:

I applied one very thin coat to show you guys that you don't need too much of this stuff on for the desire effect. This first layer gives a nice natural look.

Two coats:

Again these coats were lightly applied


I applied this a little more thickly to show how it thickens the lashes, but when I was looking through the photo's it really doesn't do the mascara justice. I really love it for all different looks.

However I don't think it gives the false lash effect, it does significantly lengthen your lashes but not to the false effect, overall though I'm really happy with this.

I will just let you all know this mascara isn't actually waterproof, but have found it stays in place during the day.

This is currently priced at £18.50 from Benefit counters, which may be a bit pricey depending on how much you spend on mascara, this is something that I would buy again as I do like the product.

Have you tried Benefit's 'They're Real?'

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