I bought the sample size of Benefit They’re Real Mascara several months ago, since there was so much hype surrounding it. I was excited to try it, since it’s actually one of the only high end mascaras I have actually bought. Most of my other mascaras are sample sizes that came with GWPS and my mom.
The sales associates claim this is one of the best mascara everrrr! Is it really?
This is the description from Sephora:
What it is:
A jet-black mascara that lengthens, curls, volumizes, lifts, and separates lashes for a spectacular “out-to-here” look.
What it does:
This mascara features an exclusive brush 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 and volume beyond belief. The precision bristles on the custom-domed tip lift, define, and curl even your tiniest lashes. The end result is luxurious, silky lashes that won’t smudge, clump, or dry out.
- It does kind of curl your lashes if you wiggle the rubbery wand from side to side, however, it would not replace an eyelash curler.
- I don’t notice much smudging- however one time I had this on my eyes for around 8 hours, and I noticed some blackness, but I was in a stuffy environment.
- It lengthens extremely well, but I do not notice much voluminizing. For someone with hooded eyelids, i wish my eyelashes would’ve stuck out more with the mascara.
- Applying more than 2-3 coats will result in clumpiness + spider leg looking lashes.
- When I remove the mascara, sometimes 1-2 eyelashes fall out. 🙁
- No one has come up to ask me if I’m wearing false lashes. Bummer.
If you want to try this out, I do suggest buying the sample/travel size instead ($10USD/$12CAD) rather than the full size ($23USD/$29CAD) because it’s rather expensive. If you are looking for a lengthening eyelash mascara, this would do the job. However, it did fall a bit short for me. I actually prefer Benefit’s BadGal lash mascara, which I got in a sample box.
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