I think Benefit They're Real mascara must have been the most hyped mascara in 2015. Everyone, their mama and their cat was singing high praises about this product claiming no better mascara had ever been made.
Every time I go to London, I go to Boots with the intention of buying it but that 20 pound price tag for a bloody mascara always put me off. I love the finer things but I still try to spend my money with sense.
After putting it off for several occasions, I decided to buy it because my mind wouldn't let me be. Bloggers, does this happen to you to? Like you keep wanting to try a product and until you do, you can't stop thinking about it!
Here's how Benefit describes the mascara "A lengthening mascara that curls, volumizes, lifts, and separates lashes for an "out-of-here" look. "
Here's what I think...
What's Not So Great About It
- Gimmicky: It did not lengthen curl, volumize, lift or separate my lashes. to any reasonable extent
- The Formula: It is really thick and gloopy so it makes my lashes clump together- no bueno. It also smudges quite easily aka panda eye
- Price: For the price, I expected so much more from this mascara but it just did not come through
What's Great About It
- The Brush: It is big enough to get through your lashes with ease
- Color: It is a true jet black
Before & After Pictures
In simple words, there's not much to this mascara. I do not understand the hype at all. Maybe I suddenly don't know how to apply mascara well but I would rate Benefit They're Real a 2/5. I thought that wearing this mascara will give me the effect of wearing false lashes but nope, the name is just kind of misleading. Put up against my trusty Maybelline The Falsies mascara which I have used for several years, Benefit They're real does not quite match up. The Falsies retails for less than half the price and performs much better. To be honest if you have non-existent lashes like mine and you want really long lashes, then just wear false lashes. I don't think any mascara can really and truly elongate your lashest. Don't believe the magazine ads.
What do you guys think about Benefit They're Real? Worth the hype?
Peace & Love,