Tried & Tested: Benefit They’re Real! Mascara

Posted by Lipglossiping On July - 28 - 2011

A few of you eagle-eyed ladies have spotted that I’ve been wearing a particularly impressive mascara over the last few days.  Nothing sneaks past you eh?

Well, now I’ve put it through its paces, I’m happy to reveal that it’s the NEW Benefit They’re Real! Mascara* which is due out for release at the end of August.

From the moment I had a sneak peek at the wand, I knew this mascara would suit my lashes.  My lashes are not very dark and quite fine but there’s plenty of them and they have a good, natural curl.  I need a smooth mascara that offers tip base-to-tip coverage and doesn’t clump to achieve maximum results.  I’m not too fussed about curl but it needs to stay put so I don’t get transfer to my droopy upper lids.

This is a killer mascara in all the best ways possible.

The brush is similar to the Boots No7 Exceptional Definition (another fav) mascara with the little trebuchet on the end but the formula is more impressive and long-wearing.  I don’t get any flakes or transfer with They’re Real! but it is a bit of a pain to remove.  I wouldn’t even attempt it without an good makeup remover or oil-based cleanser.

Now for the most important bit… what point is a post on a mascara without some before/afters huh?

Please tell me I DON’T need to point out which eye has the mascara on!

I’ve also added this photo below from the end of the day so you can see how long-wearing it is.  No flakes, no droop… just as good as new.

I’m having a good week of discovering must-haves!

Now, if you can’t wait until the end of August for the nationwide release… Benefit are having a 1 Day Flash Sale on the 6th August where you’ll be able to get your hands on it before anyone else.  See below for details and where to buy.

Benefit They’re Real! Mascara has the thumbs up from me and will be released nationwide from the 27th August priced at £18.50

* press sample


26 Responses to “Tried & Tested: Benefit They’re Real! Mascara”

  1. Kat says:

    I am so gutted! Really wanted to get my mits on this mascara before I leave the country for my wedding next week! If only we’d waited just a few more days and I could have got it in the flash sale. Your lashes look AMAZING with it on.

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  2. Bloody hell a mascara that works without lash inserts and a shed load of “post production”!! I have never spent £18 on mascara but I am now seriously considering doing so!

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  3. vonnie says:

    i quite want that mascara and hate that I have to see it everyday at work without owning it! must buy

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  4. Hannah says:

    Good lord, that looks beautiful! The flash sale doesn’t seem to be anywhere near me, but nationwide launch appears to be 2 days after payday. Interesting… x

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  5. Saz says:

    Ooooh, I really like the look of that mascara! I’ll definitely be trying it out. :)

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  6. Laura says:

    That’s awesome! I think I’ll have to try it.

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  7. Anitacska says:

    Wow, that is impressive! Might check this one out myself!

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  8. Whole day and still looked good as new? Fabulous! I’m adding this to my list of must haves.

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  9. Very impressive! Will give it a try!

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  10. sailorjennie says:

    Hello amazing lashes! I need this in my life! xo

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  11. CherrySue says:

    Absotively will be heading along to the Dublin flash sale to pick this little beauty up :)

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  12. Glitterishallsorts says:

    I will be in Brighton then, how exciting! I am definitely going to try and get hold of one!

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  13. Rachel says:

    This must come into my life now!! :D
    Holiday purchase I think!

    xxx

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  14. Leah says:

    It looks fab and what pretty eyes you have :)

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  15. gio says:

    Wow, that mascara looks amazing on you! Can’t wait to try it! :)

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  16. Jo Turner says:

    WOW!!!! Want want want need need need!!!!!

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  17. Alice says:

    Oh I want I want I want! It looks amazing on you! I am on holiday on 6th though – grrrrrrr!

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  18. Kaz says:

    Oh! It looks luuuurvely! And is it just me or have you grown out your brows a bit? They look lovely in there pictures! Whatever you are doing, keep it up!

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  19. Eden-Avalon says:

    LOVE IT! All the previews i’ve seen of this mascara make me want to get my hands on it. Looks great.

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  20. Ok, I’m sold. Bloody hell – that looks amazing!x

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  21. jane says:

    very impressive! Looks like a great mascara. Will need to try this out soon, just have about 7 tubes on the go now that I need to finish up first! lol

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  22. Sydney says:

    Yum. Want!
    Going to have to add this to the already MASSIVE list of things to buy :)

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  23. Julmaggot says:

    I have a problem removing this mascara from my lashes and can’t find the reason why.

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  24. Ellen says:

    I got a sample at Sephora with my points. This is a great mascara with a great brush, it can get a little clumpy at first, but I find that this problem goes away with most mascaras as they dry out a little after opening. I jsut with it came in a color other black. Don’t make up companies realize that not all of us look like the Kardashians (and would not want to)! Its their influence, I’m sure, that has brought on this wave of intense black mascaras flooding the market. Some of us have very fair skintones and light hair, such as blonde and redheads, and black mascare is too harsh on us. I think Benefit makes a plum and brown mascara but with differnt formulas. They’d be well rewarded by making this mascara available in a few more colors.

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  25. [...] looked ten times thicker and longer. Check out this before-and-after photo of British blogger Charlotte for proof of how well it works… Have you ever tried it? Crazy, [...]

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