Friday, 28 December 2012

Benefit they're real! mascara

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Benefit They're Real! mascara*
£18.50, available online

I had high hopes for this mascara from Benefit Cosmetics, and for good reason. It is currently the UK's number one selling mascara and has been getting rave reviews left, right and centre. They're Real! promises to lengthen, curl, volumise, lift and separate with a long-wearing formula that won't dry out or smudge. The comb-like bristles definitely separate and lengthen your lashes brilliantly, and I like the fanned-out bristle section at the end of the wand which really grabs those tricky to get lashes on the outer corners. Yes this mascara is pricey but with that you are guaranteed no flakes or smudges. Once on, it really does stay put with a blacker than black pigmentation - which leads me onto one of its downsides. It is quite a pain to remove and definitely requires a long soaking with my Bioderma to ensure every scrap is removed.

The best thing about this mascara is the skyscraper length it gives my lashes, especially after a second application, but there is one thing that would make me hesitant to repurchase it. For me, I was disappointed with the lack of curl it gave my lashes and felt that it left them a little too straight and dare I say, spiky? However, give me the curl and lift I love and this mascara would be an absolute winner for me.

Have you tried They Real! mascara before?

33 comments:

Jezz Dallas said...

One of my favorite mascaras...and I am usually not a fan of plastic wands!

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Applebypie said...

Thanks for this!! I am coming to the end of my second lot of Benefit Bad Gal lash which I love and was going to try this one. I think I might stick to the Bad Gal! Xx

EmilyGrace said...

This is one of my favourite mascaras! It makes my lashes look amazing :)

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xo

Alex said...

I really want to try this!! The price tag is putting me off a bit though, but it just looks so lovely :) X

Mademoiselle Lala said...

I actually wanted to buy it, but now I don't think I will. I have naturally very long eyelashes, so in mascara I am looking for volume and curl. This will not do. X

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Millie H said...

I've wanted to try this but don't know if I'd like it, because plastic wands aren't my favourite - it does make your lashes look nice though! x

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f-e-r-n said...

i love this mascara so much, it's definitely my favourite and i've just repurchased it for the second time :) the price is pretty high but i've not found anything that compares xxxxx

Michelle said...

Awh you have the loveliest lashes ever Milly! This is my all-time favourite mascara at the moment, I'm on my second tube and would gladly repurchase again and again! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas my sweet. xx

Claire said...

This is my fave mascara! I love using it on top of BADgal lash, to really give me thick, bold lashes xxx

Diane J said...

I've purchased this way back in August but I haven't tried it yet because I'm still trying to finish up all my mascaras before I open another one but your review made me want to try it ASAP.The result on your lashes is AMAZING ;)

Kassie lee said...

I really liked this mascara but I agree for some reason it did make my lashes look a bit spikey and my sister, who just purchased this mascara also said its a pain to remove.

Lyndsay Gardner said...

I've heard mixed reviews about this mascara, but it looks fab on you. I will have to give it a try :)

Lyndsay ♡
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lalalucy1000 said...

Ive been toying with buying this mascara, some people seem to really love it and some really hate it, so I dont know if im brave enough to buy a mascara I could potentially hate, but that said im still very drawn to it and love what its done to your lashes x x

AgataP said...

really gorgeous colour on your lips <33

Sarah said...

I'm yet to try this mascara but it looks great!


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Katie Walker said...

I seriously need to try this! The price tag is pretty scary though!

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x

Charlotte Ann Owst said...

I got this mascara for Christmas and I really like it, it stays put all day. The only thing I don't like about it is that it looks a little clumpy on my lashes xx

Sophie said...

I think it's the wand that puts me off this one but I have heard really good reviews on it!
Sophie
x

Gemma Turner said...

I'm obsessed with this mascara, it's brilliant! :) well worth the hype <3
Gem xx

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Georgia Beee said...

Looks amazing I have to try this!

Georgia x
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Angelica said...

I never had a chance to try out this mascara, but I love the length it given your lashes. xo

Lorna Patrick said...

this mascara looks lovely. i already use their bad gal lash mascara and love it so definitely want to give this a go.

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SuperSummer said...

I am currently loving topshop mascara - have you tried that? would love to know how it compares... or i may have ot just purchase this your lashes look sooo good!!

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Elizabeth said...

Isn't this stuff amazing?! I do one coat of this and one of Clinique's High Impact.

Kellina's Thoughts said...

definitely one of the best!

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Stephina Suzzane said...

Just a cloud floating in the sky. Pushed around by even a tiny gust of wind. Then, under the right circumstances it is scattered across the earth in droplets. Not even knowing how much it has changed, when it has become something entirely different.

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Sheenie said...

I have this and wanted to love it but it doesn't do anything for me bizarrely and you know I've got long lashes. Clinique's High Impact Volume Mascara kicks this one to the kerb. I appreciate it works wonders for others, I just won't be buying it again (and £18.50 is overpriced IMO)

Katherine Baker said...

best mascara I have ever tried! It reallly fans out my lashes, it's crazy how natural they look as well :)

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xx

Emily said...

I love the look of this mascara!

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louisebray95 said...

I just bought this mascara yesterday, really excited to try it out after hearing all the hype about it! x

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Day Dream Nation said...

Judging by your lashes I must give this mascara a try!

JennyScribbles said...

lovin' the lengthening quality it gives ur lashes :)
xo
jen
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Kat Freeman said...

I've got this and was disappointed! It's a good mascara but really not great, which is what I was expecting! I've used it maybe 3 times then went make to my trusty Loreal million volume lashes... Great blog! I just started one katfishlady.blogspot

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