Monday, July 25, 2011

Review: Benefit 'They're Real' Mascara

I've never really been into "high-end mascaras." I usually stick to drugstore mascaras which in my opinion achieves comparable (in most cases) results for half the price. However, BadGal Lash came in a Benefit set I received last Christmas and when I finally got around to trying it, it changed my mind about high-end mascaras.

Because of my Benefit BadGal Lash love, I've been excited about the "They're Real" mascara launch since I first heard about it weeks ago. A mascara that claims dramatic length and volume, base-to-tip curl, visible lift, and long-wearing results? Yes, please!

This mascara is definitely an amazing lengthening mascara. I wouldn't say it gives you extreme length like some false lashes do, however, it looks like a realistic (They're Real!) version. Although, this also depends on how long your lashes are to begin with.  I did notice volume and curl, however, it wasn't as dramatic. To get curl & separate, Benefits suggests turning the mascara vertically and stroking upwards.

I found that with two coats of this black mascara, my lashes started to clump. However, I always use just one coat of any mascara because I don't like how the mascara looks with two coats. So what might be considered clumpy to me, may not be to you.

One Coat of They're Real Mascara
UD Primer Potion in Eden
Amazing Cosmetics Concealer in Fair

They're Real has a "plastic-like" wand with a combination of short and long bristles. 

The tip of the mascara wand has bristles as well. I found the tip of the wand great to get into the hard-to-reach outer corner of my lashes and my bottom lashes.

(Left) BadGal Lash Brush vs. They're Real Brush (Right)
And just in case you were wondering... Here is quick pic brush comparison between BadGal and They're Real. A detailed comparison post to come soon! here.

Where to Buy:, Sephora, Ulta
Cost: $22
Cheaper (Lengthening) Alternative: Loreal Double Extend Beauty Tubes Mascara

1 comment:

  1. I have the L'Oreal and I think it's even better than this one. Great review!
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