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Review of Benefit's They're Real Mascara

Since I have had allergies for my entire life, complete with itchy, red eyes, I have always thought of mascara as something to buy cheaply so I can replace it often.  I have always had decent results with drug store brands, and Maybelline Define-A-Lash has been my go-to for years!

I still love that product but when I was recently given a Sephora GC, I jumped at the chance to try Benefit's They're Real mascara.  A couple of my lovely friends had tried it with excellent results and rave reviews, so I purchased a tube.  It isn't terribly expensive, at $22, compared to other products Sephora carries and especially compared to very high end products, but it's certainly more than my Maybelline.   I waited until Sephora's Friends and Family sale earlier this Spring, went through eBates (which is awesome, if you don't have it and you shop online, you NEED to check it out!!), and used a gift card, so this was an easily justifiable splurge.

Alright, let's get on with the eye candy, shall we?  Here is a photo of my natural lashes, with nothing on them, compared to They're Real:

I'm just going to sum up my opinion of They're Real in one word: Wow.

I have sleepy eyes in this picture but I do my makeup in the am and barely touch it up all day, except for lip balm.  This is when my makeup is freshest and looks best for photos.  I am truly impressed.

The key to this mascara is the brush.  Take a look at the ball shaped brush on the end.  You can use this, holding the wand vertically, to push up every single lash.  It is easy to get the corner lashes and it certainly makes my sleepy eyes look much less sleepy.

That is a serious bonus when you decide to teach a 7:30am class, haha.  The ball at the end reminds me of a medieval weapon, which is called a flail.

Thank you, Google for that one!  I highly suggest you try this mascara if you're in the market for a new one.  The tip pushes up every lash for a great wide-eyed look.  There is no flaking either and the curl lasts all day.  I do use 3-4 coats of mascara but I don't use an eyelash curler!

I've actually never tried a curler, I am slightly afraid of them, LOL.  Do you use a eyelash curler?  If so, which one?

Overall rating: A all the way!  The performance does justify the expense, in my opinion, and I def. plan to re-buy this product.  Love it!



  1. I had such a bad time with They're Real! It was one of the first things I've ever returned to Sephora simply because I hated it. I do curl my lashes (have to, I'm a quarter Japanese and am stuck with the stick-straight Asian lashes), but They're Real! Made them too heavy for the curl to hold. Plus it was so clumpy and just gross looking. :( it looks amazing on you, though!


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