The real deal.

8 Aug 2013

Before application
One coat

Hey Guys!
First things first, if you do not own this mascara then you are seriously missing out on some epic eyelash... magic(?). Unless you have been living under a rock for the past couple of years I assume you will have heard/seen/read countless reviews and opinions on the coveted Benefit 'they're real!' mascara.I was always a bit dubious about trying this particular mascara partly because of the over-hype and secondly, the price. I felt happy enough muddling through with my old trusty L'oreal false lash telescopic, that was until I decided to pick up a mini bottle of they're real at the till in Boots and from then on it has been love. THIS was the mascara I had been searching for!
I was reluctant to do a 'review' as there has been so much hype surrounding this product but oh boy, is it worth it!
Admittedly I am quite picky when it comes to mascara, it needs to be able to lengthen, volumise, hold a curl and above all else not smudge! My number one mascara issue is smudging- many a time I have looked in the mirror a few hours after applying mascara and discovered it has melted down all over my cheeks! I am happy to announce that this baby satisfies all my eyelash-y needs, and then some!
My natural eyelashes are short, black and not very curly, once I apply they're real even after one coat I can see a massive difference, the plastic wand creates the perfect spidery, doll eyed look that some people may not be so fond of, but I love! The spikey ball at the tip of the wand is perfect for catching those difficult to reach inner and outer lashes.
I have heard a lot of complaints that this mascara is a real pain to get off and while I won't say it is the easiest to remove, I find that when I use a creamy cleanser and a cotton pad it comes off with minimal scrubbing. Despite ticking all my boxes I do think the formula dries up a lot quicker than other mascaras I have used which is quite disappointing considering the price tag. All in all I have to admit this is one of the best mascaras I have ever used.  If you get the chance to try it out, definitely do!
  Benefit has an offer on at the moment; £19.50 for a full sized mascara and you also receive a mini size for free! Bargain.
Have you tried this mascara? What did you think?


  1. It looks really great on your lashes... I guess mine is so short that it won't even work with this... I gave up on using mascara lol

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  3. as brilliant as it looks and sounds it's still that price tag that puts me off. your lashes DO look amazing though! xx

    1. Totally agree! I kind of wish I'd never tried it, so good but so expensive :( xx