Benefit 'They're Real!' Mascara | Worth The Hype?

Wednesday, 4 June 2014




Hello Lovelies! I hope your all having an amazing week, this week is my last week at work before my replacement starts so I'm super busy getting everything ready for her to start. I really can't believe that this year has almost come to an end, I'm really sad to be leaving London as I've had an amazing year, but I also have lots to look forward to so I'm just trying to remember that! Anyway, I know I'm super late to the party with the Benefit They're Real Mascara* as most people have now tried it and pretty much everyone has heard of it, but I thought I'd let you all know my thoughts on it anyway. 

I've been using this mascara for a few weeks now, and I have to say, despite my initial dislike of it (from trying small samples), I'm now fully converted. If your looking for a long lasting mascara that will give your lashes the boost they need, and last all day - you need this mascara in your life. The Benefit They're Real Mascara comes with a specially designed brush with a spiky ball tip which helps you to push up your lashes for extra volume, and also allows you to get into the corners really well for a more fuller look. 

The formula is a dream to work with and I find that I only need one or two coats to get the desired look. After using this mascara my lashes looked longer, fuller and it really did reveal length that I never knew I had. As this mascara is extremely lengthening, I only use this on my top lashes as I really don't like the look of super long bottom lashes, but thats just personal preference. 

Now this wouldn't be a Benefit review without mentioning the packaging at least once. They're Real comes in an orange and black box, and the mascara comes in a silvery grey tube...completely different to what you'd expect from Benefit as it isn't super girly or cute, but I still like it and it does look sleek sitting in my make up collection. 

My only issue with this mascara is how difficult it is to remove. In a way, this is a compliment, as this mascara won't budge all day. I've worn it through watching weepy films, laughing so hard I cried and chopping onions and it stayed firmly in place. However, when I came to remove it at night before bed, it was just such a hassle. I found myself rubbing continuously at my eyes until it eventually looked like it was all gone, but then in the morning I'd still wake up with panda eyes. Benefit are soon to be releasing a remover for this mascara, which I have yet to test out (review coming up soon once I have!) which hopefully will resolve this issue...because apart from that, this really is a truly wonderful mascara. 

Lots of Love, 

Becky x




22 comments:

  1. I am really interested in They're Real, though it has a plastic wand which I don't usually like! Have you tried the new liner from the line? x
    Živa from Nothin' Fancy. Really.

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    1. I've been trying it over the past few weeks and I love it :) I'll be posting about it later this week! xx

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  2. Omg I used to not like it either! But then now I am, like you, a full convert! x

    http://celineavenue.blogspot.com

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    1. I think it was the plastic brush which took me so long to get used to, now I love it! xx

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  3. I really like this mascara, I'm on my third tube of it! I was like you at first, I wasn't as keen on it as I thought the consistency of it was a bit wet but after a couple of weeks when it dried out a bit, I loved it :)
    Bea x
    Bea's Beauty Blog

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    1. I think you either love this straight away, or it takes a while to grow on you - but it's definitely worth sticking with it until you find the way it works for you! xx

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  4. I have been wanting to try this mascara for a while but for the price I wanted to be sure. I am now positive that I want to get this for my holiday....great post x

    http://lipstickandsparkles.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. They sometimes do mini ones in Boots for half the price, that might be a good way to try it and would be perfect for taking on holiday! xx

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  5. This sounds amazing! I definitely want to try it but I am slightly hesitant about the price.
    Little Beauty Blog
    Elizabeth x

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    1. I know it is a little expensive, but I know they sometimes do smaller versions in Boots for half the price and they pretty much always include mini versions in their little kits! xx

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  6. You should try the Nivea double effect eye make up remover to get rid of it, that's what I use; it works a treat and it's dirt cheap!

    http://dandelionashes.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you for the recommendation, I'll have to take a look! xx

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    2. Yeah I'd recommend that too, it's really good, I think I'm on my 4th or 5th bottle :)

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  7. I have tried samples of it and although it's lovely, not brilliant. But you said you've tried samples and wern't as impressed, yet have been blown away by the full size- I need to try the full thing! x

    Beauty Soup | UK Beauty Blog

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    1. Yeah I don't know what it is about the samples, but I just wasn't blown away - its definitely worth trying the full thing! xx

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  8. This is my favourite mascara! I also reviewed it on my blog. It's one of the nicest mascaras to use and gives the most volume and length!

    You used to get a free small sample size tube when you bought the full size but they've recently stop doing it :( Was perfect for my handbag!

    Sarah
    www.daisychainsanddreamers.com

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    1. Yeah I saw that last summer when I was thinking about buying it, it was a really good deal! xx

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  9. This is my favourite mascara at the moment but you're right - it's a pain to take off. I look forward to reading your review on the remover though!

    Laura x FloraLoo Two

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    1. Thanks Laura, it'll be up next week probably! xx

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  10. Ah I love this mascara! I was the same as you, didn't get on with it at first but now I have to repurchase it's so good! I tried out the They're Real Push Up Liner for the first time today and it's bloody good! I'm looking forward to your reviews on the new products! Xxx

    thebeautybombuk.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I love the liner, it goes perfectly with the mascara :) xx

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  11. I'm also late to the party on this one! I got persuaded over to the benefit counter while I was in boots last week and this was the last thing they tried on me and I was so shocked! It is really good, though I do feel like the curl that it gives doesn't last, unless that's just because I get used to it...

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