There are some products in the blogosphere which get so much hype you don't believe in it. This is one of them if I'm totally honest! I was never going to pay near £20 for a mascara, but when a sample of Benefit They're Real was in Elle magazine, it would have been rude not to try it! It was my quest to see if the rumours were true, is it the best mascara ever?
You cannot believe a mascara would be this amazing. I'll get on to the photos then! The packaging is very nice, a grey tube with a metallic lid and black writing with orange accents. (At least that's what the mini looks like!) Not the most professional I must admit, but it is definitely the branding down to a tee as I've not seen a mascara tube like it.
The wand is plastic which I have nothing against. I know some people prefer bristles to plastic but I find both to work for me, and if anything I probably like this type of wand more if I was put on the spot. It is a bit thinner than Maybelline The Rocket, and has a ball type feature on the end which is for those pesky lashes that hide near the corners of your eyes. I don't find much use for it as I find too much product sticks to it as you pull it out of the tube and therefore clumps them.
I'll show you a before picture now. My eyelashes are pretty average, medium length, quite straight.
Here is a couple of coats of the mascara. I always do two coats, I spend a long time perfecting the first and then just pop on a bit more quickly with the second. (I am aware my eyebrows need plucking haha.)
Honestly, for me I'm not particularly bothered about excessive volume. A natural, fluttery look is fine for me and what I like the most. This is a nice balance inbetween.
I agree with every claim on the box, and what I like is this mascara separates my lashes and doesn't clump them at all which I do think gives the 'false' effect.
Actually, the one thing I don't agree with which is strange as 100% of women did, is that it is longlasting. Let me know if you've tried this if it smudges on you too? It isn't waterproof and it does stay on my lashes but the line underneath my eye is inevitable.
So, is it the perfect mascara?
No. But Benefit, gimme a water proof one and gladly award you the title!
Thank you for reading, if you'd like to know the eye makeup I'm wearing ask me in the comments! Interactive is fun, right?