Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Product Rave: Benefit "They're Real" Mascara

Hello girls!

I recently purchased a new mascara which I saw on offer in Boots (full size and travel size for £18ish, if I recall.)

It's the Benefit - They're Real mascara which has had rave reviews ever since it first came out... and mine's no different.

Before I start chatting about it, here's a picture with one eye makeup free and the other with one coat of They're Real.

And here's with one coat on the eye on the left hand side of your screen and two coats on the eye on the right.


I've been using Benefit's Bad Gal Lash mascara for years but wanted to see what all the hype was about with They're Real - and I can see. 

The product is super black, extremely lengthening and offers great volume.

It says on the box that 94% saw dramatic length and volume: Double Check!
90% saw base to tip curl: not so check, but I've only ever found one mascara that can hold a curl in my lashes, never mind create one. With my poker straight lashes, this formulation is slightly too wet/has a longer drying time than the Bad Gal Lash, but still offers amazing results if I hold my lashes in a curl with my fingers when they're drying.
94% saw visible lift: Same as above. Once the mascara has dried, the curl stays without a problem.
100% saw long wearing results: Check! This mascara lasted all day, no problems at all with flaking or running.

Even my other half noticed that my lashes were "nicely separated" (I've taught him well!) compared to when I use my regular mascara, Bad Gal Lash.

Although this mascara is amazing, if you want thick lashes with a mascara that's slightly drier in formulation, I'd definitely recommend trying out the Bad Gal. 
It hasn't overtaken Bad Gal in the mascara stakes (still my ultimate fave!) but it's definitely a close second place.
You can see yourself from the results why I like it, black, thick, lengthened lashes. The only downside for me is the formulation being too wet, leading to the curl in my lashes having time to drop flat before it dries - but I have the straightest eyelashes ever and hair that does not curl, so you may be fine!

So glad I tried it out anyway! If you're on the look out for a new mascara, I'd definitely recommend trying Benefit.

Have any of you tried Benefit mascaras before? What do you all think of them? 


  1. Wow, that mascara looks amazing! Maybe I'll give it a try as well :) I'm using their eye primer and its great, I think its better than Urban decay for me because the shade works well as a concealer for me ;) I think a great dupe for their mascara could be Maybelline's the falsies mascara does that crazy fan effect too!

  2. I need to try this! I've just been away with my friends and the one has been raving about this all week!
    It looks amazing on you! x

  3. Already tried out this 'They're Real' mascara ! Very good product for the price that I actually recommended to everyone but I thought it went out of use very fast compared to others maybe because I needed to put a little more product to obtain my usual look (very very very thick and black lashes ! ! !) Using RIMMEL scandalous now xx