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Benefit They’re Real mascara

11 Jul

Like every girl I’m still on the hunt for the perfect mascara, I haven’t found it yet (and I’ve tried thousands!) but I’ve tried some pretty good ones along the way. A few weeks ago I went to meet my dad for lunch in the city and the Benefit in Spitalfields was doing a mascara-thon where they were selling sample size Benefit They’re Real mascaras for £2 with the money from these sales going to charity Refuge. I heard good things about this mascara and who doesn’t wanna do their bit for charidee, so I thought it was worth giving it a go.

As a former Bene-Babe I still am a huge fan of the company and have lovely memories of working for them back in the day.


The sample I tried was 40g so not a a lot but I’ve used it about 3 times and there’s quite a lot left so I think I will take it on my holiday which is 5 days and I imagine i will probably use it up by then.

The brush head is quite hard with lots of individual bristles and you can feel it gliding and lengthening your lashes, but I would say the formula of the mascara is quite thin in consistency and wet it takes a little while to dry and I like to do 2 coats which was a little bit annoying, but I would say worth it for the end result.

Here’s my eyelashes with no mascara…



And here’s my eyelashes with 2 coats of the They’re Real Benefit mascara.



I would say that there’s quite a difference there! I’m really pleased with it and will definitely be buying the full size version when mine runs out which retails at £18.50 but even though it’s pricey I think it’s worth it for the results! It’s a big improvement on previous Benefit mascaras I’ve tried.

Have any of you tried this mascara? What’s your top mascara and why?