* Prices may differ from that shown
I have been using Benefit 'They're Real' mascara for a few years now and find it to be the best I've had! Initially I discovered the product via a free sample from my local department store and was very impressed.
It lasts well throughout the day/night - however is still easily removed. The product is versatile and can be used daily for a natural, but long lash effect. Or several layers can be used to offer a more full effect if desired. It is hard to attain a very 'heavy' look with this mascara when compared to some of the new 'fibre lash style' mascara's on the market currently. Although a little more length can be achieved by using talc between each layer in a similar way to how other brands use their fibres.
The mascara does not clump and lashes rarely attach to one another. Lashes appear evenly spaced and even curl slightly, removing the need to use eyelash curlers (Which by the way I hate!)
The brush is easy to hold and angle, making the product very easy to apply. I would mention that you should apply the mascara with a slight 'wiggle' movement to give optimum results.
One tube lasts me around four to five months of daily use, which is only a coat or two. There is only one shade available - black. Whereas other cosmetic brands do offer several shades to suit fairer complexions.
The product is not quite waterproof, and at emotional moments I have experienced a touch of 'Panda Eyes', and I certainly wouldn't recommend the product be worn when swimming.
As mentioned the mascara lasts a long time, and at a cost of less than £25 (Prices vary from store to store) - this works out as very good value for money whilst still offering high quality.
Overall I am very pleased with the results I get from this product - and have had a few compliments on how long my lashes are!
This mascara is definitely the best on the market if you are after long, beautifully separated lashes that don't clump together and give a really lovely fanned-out look. It also removes the need to curl your lashes which saves time in the morning as the brush does this for you and your lashes will stay curled all day - with a lot of mascaras I've used previously I've had trouble with my lashes falling downwards during the day. One of my eyes is more closed than the other so this factor makes them look really even, giving me more confidence. Whenever I wear this mascara I seem to get compliments all the time with people asking me what product I'm using, so it really does do what it says!!! I think it is especially popular because even just one coat makes your eyelashes look so much longer, achieving a more natural effect which is more impressive than the false-lash effect mascaras! Having said that, if you desire you can easily build this product up with a few coats which really makes your lashes stand out particularly as the mascara is a lovely deep black. This is ideal for a night out or heavier evening look that still looks really classy because of the fan effect and lack of clumpiness!
I really would recommend this product as it is so adaptable whether you want a natural fanned out gorgeous look for every day, or for a more dramatic night time appearance. The only downside is how expensive it is especially as I am a student with a tight budget! However, it really gives your lashes a new lease of life and like all Benefit products is long lasting so this counteracts the downside of the price!
The Benefit Cosmetics they're real! mascara is available for GBP 19.50.
The mascara is described as follows. "Bigger, bolder, sexier lashes! They're real! lengthens, curls, volumizes, lifts and separates. Our jet black, long-wearing formula won’t smudge or dry out. A specially designed brush reveals lashes you never knew you had!"
The ingredients are WATER (AQUA), PARAFFIN, POLYBUTENE, STYRENE/ACRYLATES/AMMONIUM METHACRYLATE COPOLYMER, BEESWAX (CERA ALBA), BIS-DIGLYCERYL POLYACYLADIPATE-2, C18-36 ACID TRIGLYCERIDE, PALMITIC ACID, STEARIC ACID, TRIETHANOLAMINE, VP/EICOSENE COPOLYMER, ACACIA SENEGAL GUM, HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE, PHENOXYETHANOL, TETRASODIUM EDTA, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, SODIUM LAURETH-12 SULFATE, GLYCERIN, POTASSIUM SORBATE, SERICIN, CALCIUM CHLORIDE, SODIUM HYALURONATE, TILIA TOMENTOSA BUD EXTRACT, CITRIC ACID, BHT, SORBIC ACID. [+/-: IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), ULTRAMARINES (CI 77007), CHROMIUM OXIDE GREENS (CI 77288), CHROMIUM HYDROXIDE GREEN (CI 77289), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)].
The bristles are arranged evenly all around for my taste and everywhere the same length. Also right at the top there are round bristles. None of the product itself experiences and opinions cleave so much as in Mascaras. How individuals cope with a mascara, of course, depends heavily on the initial situation. I've seen the most different results with the same mascara in a wide variety of women. Since we probably have no other choice but to try. When applying the mascara I have a little trouble. I realized that I will not get along so well with the brush. With a clean job I'm doing me something difficult. The very creamy mascara like collects in the tip of the brush and can be there not as easy strip. There always is a lot of product between the bristles, which is not simply made a clean job. The brush separates the lashes well, if you only slightly tuscht only the eyelashes. Then, the effect to work, however, is too low. Assuming several times over the eyelashes separating effect is hardly given. In a second application, this problem is only exacerbated. Well, I like the intense deep black, matte color that gives off the mascara. Likewise, it provides a good volume. Particularly stands out the extreme swing of the eyelashes, the one riff with the mascara. This also holds true throughout the day. However, one must accept that the lashes are really rock hard and inflexible. The actually existing length of the lashes she emphasizes beautiful, but does not create additional lengthening effect. During the day there is always times, however, that a small crumb from the mascara dissolves and around the eyes can be seen. But this really is still rather limited. I have tolerated the mascara very good. There were no problems with reddened, irritated or itchy eyes. The make-up removal requires a little more patience and cotton pads. I have to be careful so that the lashes do not break what can become dangerous quickly through the hard Mascaraschicht. For this price I would have expected a lot more and can not recommend the mascara.
I have such a love/hate relationship with this product, yet find myself going back to it every time it runs out.
On first usage it is AMAZING. I was so surprised at the length and thickness it creates. The brush it great, and the end is so useful for getting smaller lower lashes.
However, this effect only seems to last the first few uses! I found it dried out very quickly and lost its wow factor after about a week which was very disappointing considering the amount I had paid. This happens every time and to everyone else I've spoke to that uses it (Had to check in case it was something I was doing wrong)
Saying that, I still buy it every time as in the beginning I haven't found a mascara that even comes close. Now, I will buy this and a cheaper one at a few pounds. When it starts to dry out, I will use this to coat and separate the lashes, then a coat of the cheapy one to help thicken and lengthen. Saying that, I do find myself questioning it as my cheapy one always seems to the job fine too!
If you have the money to spare I would definitely recommend, especially for nights out where you're going for a dramatic eye, but I wouldn't break the bank as it will not last as long as cheaper mascaras you can pick up for under a fiver.
Total love/hate relationship with this product, if it lasts it would be PERFECT.
If you're looking for a product that'll leave your eyelashes beautifully separated and luciously long - 'They're Real' is certainly the ideal mascara for you. Even though it'll deffinitely leave your eyelashes looking miles longer than you've ever seen them before, it is almost impossible to remove and slightly over priced!
To take the mascara off after a long day requires some dedication, even eye make-up remover didn't seem to do the trick and remove those panda eyes. I found that the best way of removing it is to apply some of your face wash to a warm wet flannel or towel and rub gently in circle motion until much of the mascara has loosened, before proceeding to wash the face with clean warm water and facial wash as usual. This must be followed by thorough towel drying, paying particular attention to the eye area at first. This technique never fails to work for me and is well worth the beautiful effects of the mascara.
Another plus to this mascara is the shape and material used to craft the brush. As opposed to the bristly brushes that often leave my eye lids covered in flecks of black mascara, its thinner brush and shorter rubbery application brush serves to neatly sculpture the eyelashes allowing you to really get the base of the lashes completly covered in mascara without visible mess above the lashline.
The onlt thing that truly disappoints me about this wonderful long lasting product is the price - at around £19 it's impossible for me to justify such indulgence in my student budget, making it perfect for a christmas or birthday treat!
BEST MASCARA I HAVE EVER USED!!
If you can afford this mascara it's a must have. After using it my eyelashes have never looked longer, and they were beautifully separated without a clump in sight. But, when it came to taking it off it did take a bit longer than when using my regular drugstore mascaras.
It is definitely worth it!
I have to say that this mascara is one of my favourites from benefit cosmetics. I have tried the 'bad gal lash' and found it to be too clumpy, this mascara, in my opinion, is nothing like that. The mascara has a great formulation to it and for the first month or so I had it, it was not drying in the slightest, I have to say now I have had it for around 3 months it has got quite dry and does not apply as nicely, I am aware mascaras have an expiration date though. The best thing about this mascara is the length it is able to give your lashes, my lashes are nothing special without mascara, they are not thick or long. This mascara really separates the lashes and makes them look so long. It my opinion this is not a thickening mascara, this can be a good and a bad thing. It is good because I do not find it makes my eyelashes look clumpy or spidery and stuck together, but it is bad because sometimes I have to layer another mascara over it if I want a more dramatic and thickening look.
In terms of price I purchased mine from boots for £19.50, although this is a little bit pricer for a mascara I would say it is worth it and if you buy it from somewhere with a points system then you can either earn rewards or a little money back.
In addition the packaging is very sleek and not too over the top, it is also quite conveniently sized so you can throw it in your handbag or makeup bag and it doesn't take up too much space
I treated myself to this mascara with some money I had been given for my birthday as £18.50 for a mascara does seem a bit of an indulgence.
I have very pale lashes which only come alive with lashings of dark mascara so the thought of lush baby doll peepers seemed worth investing in.
I followed the application instructions and watched my thin pale lashes build up as I brushed. The mascara does make a big difference and it actually looked like I was also wearing liner, the effect was so rich.
The only problem was when I was caught out in the wind and rain. The mascara did not stay put in the least and created huge panda eyes which were quite difficult to remove in the ladies using a piece of damp tissue. This was disappointing, because up until then I had been very impressed with the results.
While I wouldn't have expected it to stay completely put in such soggy weather, the smudging was more than I have experienced in other mascaras.
Because I loved the effect of the mascara, I now save it for nights out rather than risk smudging for a daytime look. It does make my eyes come to life and I would say it is the best mascara I have tried on my invisible lashes.
That is why it was such a shame when it didn't even offer me a little staying power then it was challenged by typical British winter weather and I wondered why I was getting peculiar looks as I walked through town.
I have been trying different mascaras for many years now but never thought to buy a high end one. I had always really liked the results that relatively cheap mascaras had given me. However, last Christmas I received this 'they're real' mascara as a gift. As soon as I tried this mascara I loved the results. My eyelashes looked incredibly long and unlike usual they weren't clumpy no matter how many layers I applied. This mascara is amazing consistency and looks amazing. The packaging is very modern and stylish looking, I like the silver tube the mascara comes in. Since the mascara run out which I had recieved at Christmas I have bought 2 more since. The price of this mascara is a little high considering it's only mascara but compared to other high end and expensive make up brands this is one of the best for value. I found this mascara to be very dark and black which I like. Another thing which I really do love about this mascara is that it spaced my eyelashes out making my lashes appear longer and fuller. I think another thing which is attractive about this piece of make up is the brand name. The brand of this mascara is well known and of great quality too. Despite being pretty pricey Benefit products are we worth the money. Benefit always have extravagant and interesting designs on their beauty products but I like that this bottle is quite discrete and simple. I would rate this mascara a 5/5, I believe this product works incredibly well.
This mascara was a waste of money. I was initially impressed by the packaging and the brand name as I love everything Benefit. However the mascara did NOT live up to my expectations. The mascara brush is a bit weird in itself. It has spikes as opposed to having "normal" bristles and the spikes are a little too hard for my delicate lashes. It also has a "ball" at the end which is supposed to cling to your corner lashes and extend them. I found this ball quite uncomfortable and it didn't do anything for my corner lashes. Also the brush is quite rubbery and it doesn't feel all that nice to use. Using this mascara (in my opinion) is not a pleasant experience. It's hard to manoeuvre the strange brush so applying this product takes longer than expected, which isn't good in a morning rush!
The mascara clumps really easily, no matter how much you "wiggle" the brush like the Benefit store assistant told me too. I instantly saw the mascara clumping when I first tried it and after a further few failed attempts the mascara went in the bin, which was a loss of around £20. In fact this mascara is always going up in price and I don't know why! The mascara also has an unpleasant odour to it, unless I just ended up with a bad batch. The only thing good about it is the sleek silver packaging.
The mascara is a nightmare to remove. Whenever I used the mascara it took me forever to remove it, even when I scrubbed and scrubbed at it until my eyes were red and sore. There was still some visible mascara the morning after, it was literally stuck to my eyes for days afterwards.
I would not recommend this mascara. It gave me the dreaded spider eyes look, it did NOTHING to lengthen my lashes and the brush felt horrible. In fact it made my lashes look SHORTER due to the clumping!
Not worth the money.
I love mascara. I think mascara is one of the most basic make up supplies any girl need to have in their cosmetic bag. Unfortunately, it is not easy for me to find the kind of mascara that would be able to hold up my short eyelashes as they tend to point down instead of curl up. So, when I heard the buzz about this wonder mascara that would not only curl but also lengthen eyelashes, I was tempted.
This mascara was my first Benefit make up product. I have heard about this brand, and quite aware of its premium quality, but the steep price usually kept me away from their product. When I saw that this mascara was on offer at Boots store, I thought it probably was my only chance to own and try this mascara, so I bought one.
But I was not happy when I applied the mascara to my eyelashes (which were previously curled with eyelash curler). The thin sparse brush could not give the effect it promised. The black paste did not dry quick enough, or hold the curl long enough. And worse, the little pokey end of the brush did nothing else than collecting the mascara which end up giving me annoying clumps.
I am very disappointed. For an over £15 premium mascara, I am expecting more than a thin sparse brush and a clumpy result. I have to say that a £7 maybelline falsies could do much better than this one.
I am not going to recommend this product. I don't think this is a good mascara at all. Like what they say about this mascara, they're real. For me, They're Real...ly disappointing.
I am currently using a mascara called "They're Real" by Benefit. I also have a brand new tube in waiting that I got in a gift set. I never buy this mascara but it follows me around in gift sets and sample sized beauty box and advent offerings! I think it is OK but not amazing, it works OK as a black mascara but it just gives me average coverage I find.
I have a tube of this that I think came on a magazine cover a while ago. I have been using it but find I have to wait for it to dry and add a couple of layers before I get the effect I am after. I like the packaging OK enough and the brush head is nice and large which again is the style I like.
This mascara costs around £20 ful sized although I have never bought it full sized as I think it performs OK but is really nothing special. I also find it hard to remove in its entirity, despite using a separate eye make up remover, a cream cleanser and a micellar water based cleanser! There is always a bit more for me to clean up in the morning.
I am not quite sure why I have owned so many of these mascaras and I have also given a load away to friends too! I have other brands of mascara that I prefer like the too faced better than sex mascara, I love that one!
After hearing so many rave reviews about this mascara, I finally caved in and bought it earlier this year.
The first thing I noticed was the gorgeous silver packaging, that looked amazing in my makeup bag and then I saw the perfect wand. I love rubber bristles and I like lots of them, this brush is just that. That is also a 'ball' of rubber bristles at the end, which make it much easier to get to those hard to reach lashes. I found the pure amount of bristles gave me great length, seperation, volume and zero clumps. Also this did not melt during the day and hang around my lower lash line (a real problem I normally have).
So far, so good. I decided this was going to become my daily mascara, as it also made my lashes really black. After three days of use however, I noticed something was wrong. The mascara was not applying to my lashes properly and instead of them looking long and amazing, the looked short and stumpy. As if I used a £1 mascara not one that cost nearly £20.
I realised despite the same cleansing routine I'd always used taking place day and night, that the mascara was leaving a residue. This residue ended up pulling my lashes at the base and causing some irritation. As much as I loved the mascara I could not use it for several days in a row. I could only use it everything third day. This meant the mascara went off before I finished it. If it was not for this residue issue it would be a 5.
This retails for £19.50 and can be purchased from The Benefit Website and their counters.
I'm not one for wearing alot of make up but in preparation for the recent function I had to attend I decided to buy a new mascara as my old one hadn't been touched in around 12 months.
I've liked Benefit mascaras in the past so decided to give this one a try, at £19.50 it's not the cheapest but I found it as part of a set including a full size eye liner and eye make up remover sample for the same price which seemed like pretty good value.
The packaging is pretty plain and simple, a wide bodied silver coloured tube with the name of the product printed on the side. Unscrewing the lid the wand is as long as you would expect with a now fairly common rubbery brush rather than the more traditional bristles.
The mascara only comes in black and isn't meant to be water proof. I found however that a night of laughing myself silly playing on a bouncy castle and the dodgems it actually did stay put pretty well, equally it was fairly easy to remove at the end of the night.
Benefit claim that it will lengthen, curl and separate lashes, frankly given how infrequently I wear mascara almost any will give the impression of making mine seem longer, and fuller, however I do find that other mascaras can cause my lashes to clump together, which didn't happen with They're Real.
Overall I'd say this is a decent but unspectacular mascara which is good enough for my needs and I would expect meet most other peoples unless they want something very specific from a mascara (or a colour other than black).
Benefit They're Real Mascara / It's the mascara that's beyond belief! This jet-black mascara lengthens / curls / volumises / lifts & separates lashes for a spectacular out-to-here look / The exclusive brush is specially designed to maximize the performance of the long-wearing / glossy formula-revealing lashes you never knew you had! Staggered bristles grab close to the root / boosting length & volume beyond belief / The precision bristles on the custom-domed tip lift / define & curl even your tiniest lashes / The end result...luxurious / silky lashes that won't smudge / clump or dry out / All skin types.