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Benefit 'They're Real' Mascara

Benefit always come up with the most innovative of products out there with outrageous claims!

I used to never be fond of their products really and found them overpriced but recently got to try out their cheek and lip tints from a magazine offer and got hooked. It was their blusher in Bella Bamba that totally blew me away though. It really gave a 3-D effect I swear.

As you may already know, I am not a big Mascara fan to be honest. I mean I don't leave the house without Mascara on but am not fussed out as to what I am using really. It's either No 7 or Maybelline.

They're Real from Benefit seems to be the next best thing after their super popular Bad Gal lash and I can see this becoming a cult favourite too.


The formula of this is nice and glossy, so you can be sure that there is going to be absolutely no clumping at all, no matter how much product your slap on.

The star here however is this lethal looking wand which is the love child of Maybelline Pulse Perfect and Givenchy Phenomenon Eyes. Perfection.

It just looks scary really, it's plastic bristles at the end of the day and is pretty much safe as long as you're not reckless.


The uncountable spiky bristles of all shape and sizes make sure every single lash you possibly have is exaggerated and amplified.

It claims to 'lengthen, curl, volumize, lift & separate.' Surprisingly enough, it actually does most of the things it claims, albeit each at a different intensity. It works superbly at lengthening and separation and slightly curls and volumizes alongside as an added benefit.

Unlike what you would expect, it actually gives a pretty natural, wispy, flirty effect as if I am wearing some natural false lashes.

My-lashes-but-better? I think we'll settle on that for now.


I think I am in love.

If you're looking for a non-clumping, everyday Mascara with lengthening and separation as primary functions, then this is definitely your cup of tea. I got asked if I had lash inserts whilst I wore this. Now you definitely want compliments like that to keep coming eh!

£18.50 might seem hefty for something you are meant to dispose off every three months. It's justified amongst people like me who need a Mascara to be outstanding to be able to love it.

www.benefitcosmetics.co.uk

Bettina@BeautySwot said...

Looks gorgeous on you!

Cami said...

Wowza, your lashes look great! Maybe I'll have to try this one - even though I'm like the anti-fan of all BeneFit products as they just don't do it for me!

I actually just found my own false lash effect mascara in my Feel Unique Beauty Box - it's the Bare Minerals Flawless Definition one. I thought it'd be crap but was blown away :)

Get Gawjus! said...

@Cami - Thank you :) I used to be pretty anti-benefit too until I realised it was not them but their Sales Assistants that put me off lol.

You'd never expect a Bare Minerals Mascara do be amazing isn't it? I need to try out that Beauty Box soon.

TheCosmeticCrave said...

This looks amazing on your! I HAVE TO GET THIS NOW!

xxx

Tanja said...

Wow, your lashes look amazing! Might have to give it a try, not so happpy about the price tag though...

Get Gawjus! said...

@Tanja - Benefit's always been on the pricer side isn't it? I think if they would be slightly more reasonably priced, they would get much more love!

Lowri said...

Definitely buying this is think!! Looks amazing!

http://lowri-armsaroundamemory.blogspot.com/

x

Lillian Funny Face said...

Wow it looks awesome on you! I've sene lots of great reviews of this now and really want to try it. Sadly it's too pricey for me :(

Jen said...

I've just started working for Benefit and have been appliying this to customers all week, its lovely!! :-)
x x

Jenn said...

I really think I need this. Thanks for the post.

xo

Lauren Baker said...

Looks great! But I tend to stick to drugstore mascaras. I always feel like they all look the same on me. But sometimes I guess it does pay off to spend a tad bit more! x

Rakhshanda said...

Woww it sounds great...love your lashes!!!! Thanks for the review :D

VijiiS said...

Wow! The results look pretty incredible to me!

TzeYien89 said...

Ii really dont even bother looking at mascaras when they have a plastic brush...but ive seen reviews on this and it looks so good! i so wana get it!
tzeyien89.blogspot.com xxx

The Dollymix Diaries said...

Wow it looks amazing! I must give it a try..I always find benefit products are over priced as well..But i think it's that way because of the packaging of thier products.
xx

Y said...

Looks really good, except it's so pricy!

Victoria said...

I definitely thought you were wearing false eyelashes when I saw the pictures! This product looks absolutely great, if only it was student-budget-friendly.

Hopefully there'll be some cheaper ones on eBay in a few months. Great review though! xx

Adorable On Your Vanity said...

lengthening and separating = SOLD! I love how it makes your lashes look. Hopefully will do something similar to mine.

tackyblueeyeshadow said...

Love the effect it's given your lashes. I've never been a fan of Benefit Mascaras, but I must admit, this one looks nice! x

mybeadifullife said...

can't wait to try this! your eyelashes look great.

Joyce {MakeupByJoyce88.blogspot.com} said...

Love you lashes! =)

I wonder if the tip of the brush can be used for the bottom lashes. The tip looks spiky like a mini mascara wand for the bottom lashes.

Jasmin said...

Love your lashes!!! I keep hearing about this product. I can't wait to try it. Thanks!

roshas said...

wow the lashes look lovely - they're voluminous but not fake looking :) xx

Jan said...

I think I would settle for your pre-mascara'd lashes pleasethankyouverymuch ;-) Jan x

Amy said...

This mascara needs to enter my life!! I have a Debenhams voucher waiting for when it comes into their boutiques... your eyelashes are gorgeous already but this mascara makes them look even better!! xxx

Sherrie said...

WOW! Beautiful hun very pretty! x

Mandi Kern said...

I love this mascara too! It looks awesome over top of bad gal lash too!

It's also a glossy black finish, which I love in a mascara!!!

The Caffeinated Spaz said...

Your lashes look great! I have a sample tube of this mascara and like it too - and let me tell you, that wand hurts like heck if you accidentally touch the wand to your lid or blink while you're putting on the mascara.

-Candice :)

Jennifer said...

Love it!

Gauri said...

Aww...your eyes look great :D
I'm liking the look of this product :)

Cynthia Z said...

Looks great! Yr lashes always look long and neat Shifs

♥xx♥

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