Benefit They're Real Mascara Review

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Benefit They're Real Mascara (8.5gr )

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!
What else you need to know:
saw dramatic length & volume*
90% saw base-to-tip curl*
94% saw visible lift*
100% saw long-wearing results*
*Results observed in a consumer panel survey

Benefit They're Real Mascara review

I have an odd relationship with mascaras.
I simply can not find one that works just the way I like it.
I want my mascara to be very black, define my lashes, make them thicker but still separate them and especially I want it to curl.
My lashes hate to be curled and even after using a lash curler they drop after about 30 minutes.
I believe it is the extra heaviness of mascara since my lashes stay curled without anything on for about 2 hours.
Benefit They're Real Mascara review
There is a leaflet in the box!
Either way, finding a mascara that does all that is quite hard.
I have been using the same mascara for the past 4 years since every time I try a new one it really disappoints me.
Now you might be wondering why I want to change my current mascara in the first place.
Well, it is actually discontinued.
I simply purchased a whole bunch a while ago and kept them sealed.
I hardly ever used mascara, so from the 3 packs that I bought 3 years ago, two are still closed.
Besides that, I need to find a new one that I love within the next two years, (my estimate of me running out of my mascara stash) this one is also waterproof and a pain to remove.
Unfortunately, waterproof mascaras hold curl a lot better than regular ones so they are my usual go tos. But that is also the reason why I hardly ever use mascara, I am too lazy to remove it so I don’t use any besides special occasions.

Benefit They're Real Mascara review

So when Mother asked me to get her Benefits famous 'They’re Real' mascara, I was quite excited since I thought I might be able to give it a try.
Thanks to Mothers different tastes and needs in Cosmetics, I get the opportunity to try products I would otherwise never get.
Oh boy was I looking forward to trying it!
I was imagining finally finding a mascara that makes all my lash dreams come true while being easy to remove. At that point, I ignored the fact that it is really expensive, since I would sacrifice my frugalness for mascara magic.

Benefit They're Real Mascara swatch
No mascara on the left, mascara on the right
Nope I was wrong!
Once again I realised that hypes are often nothing but empty puffy smoke with little actually behind it.
Let me tell you, if you are so lucky that nature gave you nice lashes, you will definitely like this mascara, but if your lashes are short, super thin or straight, this will not give you the miracles you were looking for.
Even though I quite like the brush, I was disappointed at how little it made my lashes look thicker. Besides that, it made them clump together quite a bit which made it look like I was balding.
Some people might like the spidery look but I prefer to have more then 5 lashes on my eyes.

Benefit They're Real Mascara brush
Soft plastic bristles
It was indeed quite black, but that is were the good parts end.
It didn’t lengthen my lashes significantly and the worst part, it did not hold a curl at all!
By the time I finished the shoot, my lashes were quite droopy already.
Beware: Do not curl your lashes after applying this mascara!
I know that this is possible (if you are careful) with some mascaras, but not only did this give my lashes a clumpy look, but also it curled square.
I could tell that if I would have been less careful, it would have snapped my lashes off.

Benefit They're Real Mascara swatch

 So yeah, I did not like this at all.
It did nothing for me but blacken my lashes, and I can find products for a quarter of the price to perform just as well.
I am not sure if people love this mascara because it is all hype, they don’t have quality mascaras to compare it too or have pretty lashes from the get go.
Either way, save yourself some cash and get something else.
There is plenty of alternatives that under perform just as much on the market.

Ingredients: Here

Rating: 1.Blegh  2. Pff  3. Meh  4. Oohh  5. Awwyeah 6. Wooha

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Benefit They're Real Mascara swatch
Applied on both lashes