They’re Real! by benefit – the World’s #1 Mascara?
They’re Real! mascara by benefit is quickly becoming a cult favourite and it is in no way news to the blogging community, but I still wanted to share my experience with it nonetheless. I actually purchased it quite a while ago but was waiting for a time when I could photograph my first application of it for all of you! I’ve always thought the best way to review a product is to simply show you real pictures and my experiences. Then it is up to you to decide how you feel about them. 🙂
But first, a little bit of background.
What’s its claim?
They’re Real! mascara lengthens, curls, volumizes, lifts & separates beyond belief. The jet black, long-wearing formula is smudge-proof & budge-proof…and the specifically designed brush reveals lashes you never knew you had!
As you can see, right on the front of the box, it claims “WORLD’s #1 MASCARA”. I’m not sure how they have substantiated that, if at all – it seems like too bold of a statement for any mascara if you ask me. It is benefit’s best selling mascara though and has received a great deal of rave reviews on-line.
How to Apply:
Wiggle wand from base to top for maximum volume, length & lift. Hold wand vertically & stroke upward to curl & separate.
My Before and After Pictures:
Where to buy:
You can of course get this at Sephora if you are a Canadian or US resident.
The full size retails for $29.00 CAD or $23.00 US. If that is your plan though, I recommend you grab it online because they have the full size that comes with the bonus mini for the same price as the full size sold alone (I didn’t see the duo in the Sephora store when I went).
The mini is also sold individually if you would like to try it out for yourself and see if it lives up to the hype – $12.00 CAD or $10.00 US.
You will also be able to find this anywhere benefit cosmetics are sold. That means Shoppers Drug Mart in Canada and Ulta in the US are also options. They will have the same prices as Sephora though, so my recommendation is just to go where ever is most convenient.
- Extremely long lasting, no smudging or fall out below your eyes after a long day.
- The wand truly finds lashes I didn’t know I had. It gets right into your inner eye and finds them all, without making a mess.
- Great mascara if you only have time for one coat!
- Fantastic value if you purchase the duo and receive the travel size mascara for free!
- Currently only available in black, so for those of you ladies that prefer a brown mascara, you are out of luck for right now.
- Its “waterproof-like” formula can make removing it a bit of a pain. It will take more work than other non-waterproof brands to get it all off.
- No actual waterproof version available yet.
Note: I’ve found after trying this mascara for the past couple of weeks that this mascara will clump if you apply more than 2 coats. So I recommend you stick with 1 or 2!
With full make-up:
I think this is a fantastic mascara, and good value if you are able to pick up the duo. Do I plan to stop trying other mascaras though and only use this one? Definitely not. It will however get more use than the other mascaras I have hanging around on my vanity right now. The no fall-out under my eyes is a quality that I haven’t experienced with any other non-waterproof mascara – and shouldn’t be overlooked! Will I buy again? Probably.
For other before and after pictures with various brands of mascara, please check out my Ultimate Mascara Review featuring mascaras by Urban Decay, Stila, Too Faced, MUFE, Tarte and many more.
For those of you that have given this one a try, I would love to know what you think in the comments below! And tell me, what is your favourite mascara?
Thanks for reading!