Friday, August 24, 2012

Review : Benefit They're Real! Mascara

 Hello Makeup Lovers!

Having long, full lashes can really make a big difference in enhancing the beauty of our eyes. That's why I came to love mascaras and falsies. But using falsies are tedious to apply so having really good mascaras is important for me.

I do have a good set of natural lashes but that doesn't stop me to enhance them further with mascaras. I'm quite particular with the ones I use and I never forget to apply them on my lashes when I go out. When I'm in a hurry, I just coat my lashes with some mascara and that's it for my eye makeup!

So when Liz went to Canada this summer, I asked for all sorts of makeup as my pasalubong but I never asked for a mascara since I'm scared that what she would have gotten wouldn't be something I'd like.

After a month when she got back, she did got me a mascara. I was quite surprised because she got me something quite pricey because I know she's on a budget because she has so many people to shop for. Haha! 

Anyway, she got me this:
 Benefit They're Real! Mascara

This one is the smaller version. Only. 4g while the regular size is around 8.5g.
The regular size one is around Php 1,600.00.

Here are the details from the box:

And some more info from the website:

They're real! lengthens, curls, volumizes, lifts & separates. Our jet black, long-wearing formula won’t smudge or dry out. A specially designed brush reveals lashes you never knew you had!

How to Apply

Position wand horizontally & wiggle from side to side, base to tip, to achieve maximum volume, length & lift. Hold wand vertically & stroke upward to curl & separate. Layer generously as desired.

 All I can say when I saw the description was... WOW. It promises all the things I look for in a mascara. So it really boosted up my expectation so high that I quickly opened and tried it out.

I like the packaging. It's different from most of the mascaras out there. It looks so sleek. Plus, the labels don't chip-off! :P

Life span of it is 6 months. Quite longer than some mascaras. So that is quite nice. :P

Here's the brush.

It's quite large. I have gotten used to big wands because of my Max Factor False Lash Effect Mascara that I love so much. I like that it has a lot of bristles that it combs the lashes to avoid it to clump together. It's quite big which gives me a little difficulty to get to the corner lashes which are shorter.

Here are shots of before and after application of the product:
Bare eyes

When I curl my lashes

With one coat.
The mascara is quite wet so it pulls down my lashes but what surprised me is it curls back up again.
Now that I have been using it more often, it doesn't pull them down anymore.

With 2 coats.
It dries up very fast so with more than 2 coats, it gets clumpy.

This is with more than 2 coats. I was asked to make a pretty spider lash effect which I will post about soon.

From the pictures, you can tell that it did lengthen and volumized my lashes. But did it look like I had falsies on? Not exactly. Close enough but it doesn't deliver the perfect plumped and evenly separated lashes that falsies give.

As for it's lasting power, it's supppppeeeer great! No smudging and no flaking! ♥

Though like most mascaras I own that are waterproof, it's super hard to remove. Be ready with your favorite makeup removers and be patient with wiping the product off. Haha! :P

♥ Lengthens and volumizes my lashes
♥ Long lasting - no smudging and flaking
♥ Love the packaging
♥ Available locally
♥ Wand has bristles that avoids the lashes to clump together
♥ Longer life span than other mascaras

 ♥ Expensive
♥ Wand can be a little difficult to work with

Will I buy again? I would if it would be on sale. Haha! It's still quite expensive for me and I believe that there are more affordable mascaras that can deliver almost the same results.I wish they offer a huge discount on this sometime after a few months! Haha! I will stalk Benefit PH's Facebook page and Twitter! Haha! ♥

Have you tried Benefit They're Real! Mascara yet? What do you think about it?
Any other mascaras that you like or deliver the same results?



  1. 1.6k for a regular size? too expensive but really nice.. I agree if Benefit would have a sale I will try this one as well :)

  2. Hi Dawn :) Gondo ng lashes, siguro sulit naman yung mini na yan kung 6 months life span. Pero yung full size kasi medyo masakit sa bulsa :(

  3. I have thin and stick-straight lashes, and I haven't found one which can really make my lashes look full and long. I'd love to give this a try if it weren't so expensive! XD Great review, btw! ;)

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  4. I love its effect on your lashes. Me wants it too ;)

  5. Alice - I wish they would have it on sale after I'm done with the current one. haha!

    Kath - true. Good thing Liz got me the smaller one. i would feel bad if she spent so much on me. :P

    Sumi - let me know what you think of it when you get to try it. Joined one of your giveaways btw. :)

    Gellie - thanks! Go and get one too! :P