The one I'm reviewing today is a department store one. This mini sized They're Real mascara by Benefit was included in my "She's so Jetset"* kit which I reviewed previously HERE.
|Mini-sized They're Real mascara by benefit|
What they say
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!
What I say
Overall it's a pretty good mascara which gave great definition to lashes without clumping them together. I'm a fan of the plastic wand especially for the bottom lashes as it makes it easy to capture the finer hairs. However what I disliked was how crunchy and stiff it made my lashes. They felt so dry that it actually hurt to touch my lashes. Pity, because I do like the look of the mascara on my lashes.
Here's a photo of how it looks on my lashes. (Please excuse the unruly eyebrows, I just haven't had time to tame them, what with my 6 month old boy keeping me busy. Ok ok, even when I have the time I'm just too lazy to do my brows!)
|Wearing Benefit "They're Real" mascara|
- Separates lashes
- Does not flake
- Provides adequate volume
- Does not smudge
- Great jet black colour
- Makes lashes "crunchy"
- Difficult to wash off
- Expensive (AUD $38 or US $23)
Unfortunately this is not for me. Despite the fact that I liked how it looked on my lashes, I really did not like the way it made my lashes feel, i.e. stiff and uncomfortable. I'm sticking to my drugstore brands :)
Have you tried this mascara? What do you think of it?