Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Benefit "They're Real!" Mascara Review

Hello Lovelies,

I hope you all had a fantastic Easter and a well deserved break. Hopefully the Easter bunny came to you and left you with some yummy chocolate eggs or bunnies and hopefully there weren't any overly sore bellies. This week, I'm back with a review on the much raved about "They're Real !" Mascara by Benefit. I'm sorry this post is really picture heavy but I just wanted to be able to sufficiently show you the product and what it can do for your lashes, but I hope you enjoy !

About 2 weeks ago, I saw that Benefit had posted on their Instagram page that their "Mascara Swap" was back. The mascara swap is where you could go in store and swap any old mascara you had - any size, any brand - for a free deluxe sample size of the "They're Real!" mascara, as well an eye Prep, Prime and Perfect make up service, where you could have your eye-make-up re-done, using all Benefit products. I personally am not a fan of those in-store make-up application services unless I've booked in to get my entire face done, so when the sales assistant offered the service, I kindly declined - and between you and me, she told me, she would too :)

Looking back now, I wish I had remembered the sales assistants name, she was so lovely. We had a good chat about all things make-up, including why I didn't like the mascara I swapped, all the other mascaras that other girls had brought in and of course, the much beloved "They're Real" mascara. As I was out shopping for birthday presents with my best friends boyfriend, I made sure not to hang around for too long, but I'll admit, I could have stayed for hours, just talking and playing with the products.

When it comes to mascara, I personally am a fan of wands that have much thicker and bushier bristles, whereas this wand is more of a rubber/plastic wand (See Below), similar to the Max Factor Xperience volumising mascara, which was sadly discontinued. 

 I often only ever apply 1 coat of mascara for the day time, as I find it does the job for my eyelashes as they’re naturally quite long, just incredibly blonde, but after I had tried the "They're Real" mascara, with only one coat and was sadly a little disappointed, I thought I’d give it a few more goes and try it with 2 coats as well. I am so glad I did ! My eyelashes looked far better after the 2nd coat, as it gave them a bit more thickness - which I love! - with the second coat as well as the length and separation from the 1st coat.

Below I have 3 photos comparing no mascara, 1 coat and 2 coats, as you can see by the 2nd coat, my lashes are thicker - especially on the outer corners - but still lengthened and separated

Below is a photo I took comparing between no mascara and 2 coats, the mascara definitely makes quite a dramatic difference.

Final Thoughts

I'd definitely agree that Benefit's "They're Real" Mascara is a lovely mascara for those wanting a more "natural" false eyelash effect, and retailing for $38 for an 8.5g tube, it's definitely a bit more of a luxury item, if you're used to buying inexpensive mascaras, such as Maybelline and Rimmel. If you were wanting to try it out, I'd definitely recommend seeing if you can get your hands on the travel size tube which retails for around $10, just in case you don't want to fork out almost $40 on a mascara that you may or may not like.

I hope you all enjoyed my review of the Benefit "They're Real" Mascara and I definitely recommend checking it out, if you're after a good high end mascara. I'd also love to know if you've ever tried it out, leave me a comment below or on my instagram, facebook or twitter, I'd love to know what you thought of it :)

Have a fantastic rest of the week and and weekend and I'll see you all next week !

Veroniieecar :) xx


  1. Ooo, I wonder if they do this mascara swap in the UK as I really want to give 'They're Real' a go!
    Great review!

    Chloe xx

    1. I'd definitely recommend going and asking :) just say you're wanting to try it out and see if they'll give you a sample. Thank-you so much ! xx

  2. Gently draws a smooth line to define your beautiful eyes, softly, without pulling or tugging. Made from vegetable waxes, no synthetic petroleum oils. Gluten-free. Preservative-free. Vegan.


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