Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Benefit they're Real! Mascara Review

Hello xxx

Thought I would do a quick review of this product, as I used it today after a few months of not using it, and sadly my brain forgot to remind me how much I hated it before I put it on my poor eyes!

Anyway, as a fan of Benefit products, and on the recommendation of a friend, I decided to give the they're Real! mascara a go. At £16.50 I assumed it would be good, especially as it is a benefit product.  How wrong was I?

I know the mascara has a loyal number of followers on blogs and articles, but I just can not for the life of me understand why! It is awful!

The Pros (sorry I can only think of two!)
1. The packaging and and tube is nice and stylish. Looks really sleek, plus I loved Benefit's advertisement campaign for the mascara.
2. The end of the wand reminds me of my personal favourite Givenchy Phenomen'Eyes, however the looks they create are worlds apart.

The cons
1. The wand doesn't collect enough product to make any difference, at least not on my lashes. It just adds the colour to my lashes rather than performing the magical false lash effect that Benefit imply will happen.

2. The actual product is a NIGHTMARE to remove from your lashes. It clumps, sticks and glues your lashes together, and no amount of eye make up removal liquid will shift it! It's horrible!

3. The price. For £16.50 I expect more from my mascara. I felt ripped of by Benefit. In my opinion it just does not live up to it's claims.

So in conclusion, I would stay steer clear of this one, save yourself the money, or put another couple of pounds in the pot and buy the YSL Faux Cils. It makes my naturally long lashes look as if I've just had them dyed, it doesn't lengthen or curl them anymore than they already are. So, it's just not worth trying.

Really disappointed with Benefit this time around, as they are usually my go to brand. But hey ho, I'm glad I tried it out at least. It's not going in the bin, but it can live in the mascara box of doom in my bedroom! Mwahahahah :-)

Ali xxxx

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