Friday, 10 May 2013

Benefit 'they're real!' Mascara // Review

For years I've slaved away with the same mascara routine - thinking it was perfectly normal to use one mascara to separate lashes, then another to lengthen, then a third to add a bit of volume. Three mascaras?! Not thinking anything of this, I didn't consider changing until I was bought this little beauty for my birthday. I'd got the sample size in a gift set before, but you can never really tell how good the product is in a sample size, and the tiny container irritated me to the point where I just threw it to the back of my drawer and that was that.

Until my birthday that is.. lo' and behold the full size Benefit 'they're real!' mascara! I don't even know where to begin with this...


The photos above are after two coats, and i'm pretty impressed with the results! It dramatically lengthens and blackens the lashes and adds a bit of volume. The lashes almost never clump and the ball-shaped part of the end of the wand can be used to separate lashes further if need be.

I wouldn't even complain about the staying power, which I normally would - by the end of the day only the very very ends of the lashes will have diminished in length, and the volume and blackness stays completely.

There we go, not even a bad word to say!

Hope everyone's having a lovely week xxx


  1. It even brightens up your eyes! I have a sample of the mascara but I'm going to buy the full size when it's my birthday, like you did haha :)

    Jamie ♥

  2. I just love this product xx

  3. I think aside from the 'after' result, my favourite thing has to be the name of it!! Gotta love cheeky packaging.

    I also love that you use the daisies in your garden for the background in your photos but then I am a flower obsessive!

    Smaz Says

    Sarah x

  4. this looks INCREDIBLE on your lashes, I can't believe that's only two coats! I just found your blog and I absolutely love it :) xx

  5. I've been loving this mascara too recently. I definitely agree that it's great for adding a bit of drama to the lashes! x

  6. Great review lovely! This is my all time favorite mascara, it's SO good! It makes my lashes look fab! :))

    I am running an International Giveaway on my blog now, and I'd love it if you enter for the chance to win some YSL, Chanel and Essie products! <3


  7. I really want to buy this mascara, looks perfect x

  8. oo I love this!!!
    the results are very impressive. Il try this and give falsies a rest haha!
    UK High Street Fashion

  9. looks great on you - wasnt that great on me though x

  10. Your pictures are so cute, I love how you set them up outside! I've never tried this mascara but I hear some pretty good things and the results look great on you!

    1. By the way, I've added you to my Link Love page! :)

    2. aw thank you, thats so lovely!

  11. I bought Elle magazine this month because it came with a mini version of this mascara in it! x

  12. wow they look aamazing! love benefit xx

  13. Love your blog!! Follow each other??


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