September 05, 2011

benefit 'they're real' mascara

As I'm sure most of you beauty buffs will already be aware, Benefit have just launched a new mascara named 'they're real', which has been big news around the beauty world. The mascara promises lashes that will leave people questioning if you are wearing falsies or not, sounds good to me! The wand even has spikes built in at the end to make sure that you catch every lash which worked a treat for me. I found that after two coats my lashes did indeed look long, separated and thick just as I hoped and most definitely resembled falsies and I also got plenty of comments on which mascara I use, winner.  If you give the wand a little wiggle at the roots of your lashes it will create thickness and then coat over the rest of the lash for length and use the end of the brush to separate. I've been using the mascara for three weeks now and I have to say it's the best I've ever used, it's so easy to apply and gives such gorgeous intense black looking lashes but the best thing I found was the longevity - my lashes look fab all day long with no need to reapply whatsoever. I would most definitely recommend that you buy yourself a tube, yes it's not the cheapest mascara in the world but trust me it's a small price to pay for gorgeous looking lashes.

One coat

Two coats

Price: £18.50
Available at: Benefit Counters and Debenhams.com (cheapest) 


  1. Oh i want it so bad, but in out country we don`t have Benefit :/

  2. This mascara looks brilliant!

    I've been debating between this and Lancome's Doll Eyes...I still can't decide! xx

  3. I've seen so many people use this and say their lashes look rubbish, and they don't look great! But yours look absolutely gorgeous- you've made me want to splash the cash! xx

  4. I'm not really keen on mascara wands like that, I prefer bristles but it makes your lashes look so long and lovely! It sounds great though, my mascara always ends up flaking off and smudged under my eyes by the end of the day so this sounds perfect x

  5. Ohhh your lashes look amazing!! This is one of the first really positive reviews I've seen of this mascara, it really looks incredible though!

    Lois xx

  6. I got mine on the pre sale, and I love it to pieces! The only problem I have though, even if it stays on a long time it is a sod to get off!