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.
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Mascara: They’re Real by Benefit c/o
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 makeup 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? 
xo, Jenny


  1. Beautiful mascara collection. It helps the users to keep the eyes fresh.

  2. Jenny says:

    Thanks lovely x

  3. Rebecca says:

    Yes and it is my all time favourite, always on top of the Christmas list 🙂


  4. Gabi❤ says:

    I’ve heard so many people talk about this. Come follow xxxGabi.blogspot.com

  5. Alexandra Tsirimokou says:

    I’ve tried this mascara and to be honest it made my eyelashes look amazing, but I stopped using it because I found it so hard to take off, I was losing at least 2 eyelashes every time :/ however it’s a really great mascara!
    Great review and a lovely blog, I’m a new follower 🙂 x


    • Jenny says:

      Thanks lovely and I understand what you mean as its much more difficult to remove than your regular mascara but I find the results worth it 🙂 x

  6. Marta S says:

    I love the result of this mascara but for me is super hard to remove! That’s why I don’t use it unless I’m going out… It makes your eyelashes look amazing!

    Ps: I’ve just started following you! xx


    • Jenny says:

      It really is isn’t it :’D its very hard to remove but I just use a little more make-up remover and it does the job great! I think its definitely worth the extra hassle as the results look fab xx

  7. Amy M says:

    This is and always will be my HG mascara! Looks great on you!

  8. Panty Buns says:

    Your eyelashes came out looking gorgeous using the ‘They’re Real by Benefit mascara! Your eyes, lips and hair all look very pretty. Thanks for the tip on the BodyShop chamomile gentle eye-makeup remover.


    • Jenny says:

      Thanks so much 😀 and the Body Shop chamomile cleanser is great but I did do a slightly negative review on this a couple of months back as they have changed the formula for this and its not as good as it used to be! 🙁 I still use it to finish the bottle until I find my new cult make-up remover 😉 xx

  9. Serene Kurd says:

    I’ve seen many bad reviews about They’re real mascara and it put me off a little bit, but actually your review makes me want to try it out 😀 Thanks Jenny for a lovely review & great pictures!

    Serene xoxo


    • Jenny says:

      I have seen mostly positive but for the sample size I was pretty disappointed but the full size is much different, maybe the formulas different I really don’t know! :O The full size is definitely worth checking out x

  10. Georgia Nicolaou says:

    It looks like a very nice mascara, I haven’t tried it yet. Also, I love your blogs design 🙂

  11. anys nadhilah says:

    I want to try this mascara but it is a little bit expensive for me , wondering if it worthy 😉

    • Jenny says:

      Its definitely worthy 🙂 its a little harder to remove compared to regular mascaras but the results make it worth while x

  12. wow, you look so beautiful <3
    Flower or Crepe?

  13. Loved your Original post.

  14. Laura. says:

    I’ve always wanted to try out this mascara, I think I will now. Thanks for the review!

    Anything & Everything

  15. Great review! I’m a fan of this mascara, although I find it tends to dry out pretty quickly, but I still think its one of the best ones I’ve tried 😀 Also you’re very pretty by the way 😀


    • Jenny says:

      Thanks lovely 🙂 it’s great I never liked the sample size however but I do find it harder to remover compared to other mascaras but I think the results are worth it 😀 x

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With a love for minimal, sustainable pieces. Finalist in the UK Blog Awards & Company Magazine Award.