Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Benefit 'They're Real!' Mascara Review

Hi all! As you may have seen in my last post, I received a 3g sample/travel sized benefit mascara with my Elle magazine subscription from London Fashion Weekend. I couldn't wait to try this mascara, as I'd seen so many bloggers raving about it, and was not disappointed! I thought i'd do a quick review (I don't usually do many, as I don't actually own that many exciting products!) but i was so impressed I thought I'd let the whole blogging world know! :) 

Benefit 'They're Real' full sized mascara
18g RRP approx. £18

Since starting uni, I've always been a Rimmel girl, but now the choices are just ridiculous, I end up overwhelmed and for the past few months I've just been buying £2.99 miss sporty mascara, convincing myself it does the job fine. That is until I tried this product.. oh geez. It is just amazing! I'm going to use this sample sparingly, as I know I would refuse to pay £20 for a mascara on my student budget!

The title alone 'They're real' radiates the fact that the product claims to make lashes 'beyond real' long, and it doesn't fail to disappoint. It claims that 94% of people saw dramatic length and volume, 90% saw base-to-tip curl, 94% saw visible lift, and 100& saw long wearing results.. and I definitely did! 

First off, I really like the packaging. My little one has a metallic lid, and the box is lovely, and minimal. It speaks for itself really. The full sized silver tube is a lot nicer, but hey, can't complain! The brush is plastic, and has very defined spikes to it, and even on the rounded end. I find when mascaras have this they usually give really good definition, and this one was no exception.

Before and After:


I mean, wow. This product is fantastic. It only takes a thin coating and it makes an amazing difference to your lashes. It lengthens, darkens, thickens, and well, does everything a great mascara should. The brush is really good for picking up all the tiny lower lashes and the outer ones, to give you a really great fluttery eyelid. I don't have much else to say really, it's brill! It's really made me realize how awful my other clumpy, thick, cheap mascara is. I'm definitely a benefit mascara convert. My friend also thinks it's amazing, as she got a sample too, and said she had mascara all over her eyelid as her eyelashes were so long it was smudging when she put it on!

I think for the full sized product it would definitely be a good investment, and perhaps I should start saving now..? Does anyone else have this mascara? Are you as impressed as I am with it!?


  1. I have heard so many good stuff about this mascara...great review doll.xx

  2. i got this mascara for christmas after seeing all the blogger hype about it. i was concerned about the price, i'm not one for expensive make up, but after using it i'll never go back to another one. it's brilliant, and definitely worth the hype! great review! x

  3. i have this too, i do love it, definitely the best for length but i wish it did more volume too:(

  4. I like the mascara but it smudges on my lower lashline :(