This was one of the first ever mascaras I blogged about when I first started blogging back in (2013), and you can view the original post here; I received the travel size version of Benefits They’re Real Mascara in the May issue of Ellie magazine last year, and with this I received lot’s of comments on how the formula was slightly different to the “normal sized tube”.
Mascara: They’re Real by Benefit c/o
After trialling this mascara for a couple of weeks now, I have to admit the formula is definitely different, and I have noticed better results with the full version mascara; compared to the mini sample version I received last year. I must admit this mini version put me off trying the ‘full’ version, but I am really glad this was sent out to me by Debenhams in the Christmas Hamper to try out, as it’s completely different formula wise and not as tacky; the results have really impressed me.
First things first, the brush is much different to most conventional mascara wands on the market, and definitely enhances the full blown effects this mascara gives. The brush is easy to wiggle between each lash hair as each tiny comb on the wand is precisely placed out with lots of space in-between for optimum results. I do find the lash comb more sturdy and structured compared to other wands, and it evenly dispenses the product to stop clumping and flakiness; your then left with intense lift, volume and curl.
The shade comes in a deep midnight black and really enhances the eyes with maximum effects! I prefer using this to false eyelashes, as it’s so much easier to apply and gives similar results. It’s very long wearing, but easy enough to remove with regular eye removal product (I like to use The Body Shops chamomile eye make-up remover). It’s definitely a mascara I could see myself buying again alongside other cult favourites of mine (Illamasqua Raven and Too Faced Better Than Sex).
Have you tried Benefits they’re real mascara yet?