I actually love this. I had a sample and hated it. Bought the full size because my mom loves it and now so do I. This mascara works well to start but improves with age. I recommend that you wipe off the tip of the brush for the first few weeks of use - this problem stops once the bottle isn't so full.
Worst mascara I have ever paid TOO much for. Honestly. First of all, the price ... is ridiculous. And second, it's not even worth a single penny of it. It's a thing, runny consistency, smells awful and does nothing to my lashes but coat them with a difficult to remove black goop. And what is what the ball on the end of the wand? Ugh. Shame. I do love a lot of benefits products, and thought this was no exception .. boy was I wrong. Don't bother wasting your money on this one.
I would recommend this if you want lengthening, because for me this is all I got. I prefer voluminous lashes, and I was upset that I didn't get more from this product. It definitely gives you exaggerated length, but that's it. I actually had to use Tarte's Lights, Camera, Lashes over this and that helped a little bit. I also hate this brush. I hear a lot of girls love the spikey brisles but I personally didn't get any satisfaction out of it. The wand was very thick and I had an issue reaching the smaller lashes. Once again, I used Tarte for this reason. Fortunately I didn't purchase this and got it in the birthday sample. I recommend all Beauty Insiders try this mascara when they get their birthday gift because it is a Sephora favorite. But I personally didn't like it.
I never use mascaras mainly because I hate that feeling of a goop blanket on my lashes. The only mascara I've seemed to like is Lancome Definicils. However, this is a runner up. Benefit They're Real is more dramatic than Lancome Definicils but not too much where it gives a spider lash look. They're Real keeps my curl and doesn't flake/transfer to skin. I've had my mascara on since 7:30 AM this morning, and right now it's 7 PM and it's still looking fabulous. My lashes are long and dark. The best part is that it didn't transfer to my skin and the bottom lashes still looked great.
The only negative is that up close, you can see that it's a bit clumpy but not enough to say it bothers me or looks bad.
I received this as a sample from Seporah for my b-day. I have not been a huge fan of the benefit mascaras. I love a lot of their products but I'm finding the formulas and the prices are a little hard to justify.
Check the other reviews as they may have had different luck, everyone is diffrent but this is a VERY wet formula. Therefore you need to let coats dry and I found I had to comb alot between coats as even with me being careful and light handed got clumps. Normally I let coats dry while I'm doing my other makeup but this formula took longer for me than normal.
I would not use this with falsies for fear of getting product on the false lashes.
I do like the brush. Plastic brisles with a ball on top for lower lashes and the tiny ones in the corners. For this the proudct is fantastic. I did get a fair amount of smuding so contact wearers beware this is probably not a great one to use wih contacts. I also did not find the black formula as black as some other macaras I've used.
I really hope that benefit will try and get a formula that i find useable. Their products are my tops overal. Sad to say thumbs down on this one.
I like the mascara once it dries out some. When you first used it it's so wet it makes my lashes stick together. I love the look of it but almost feel like it's too harsh on my lashes with everyday use. I think it's great for special occasions. Make sure you have some good makeup remover to get it off.
Well, first of all, I didn't really buy this item. I received a sample of it as my birthday gift from Sephora. I really hated this mascara. I have thick eyelashes but they don't seem to have the length I'm always looking for. I thought, why not give this a try? I'm a bit of a mascara junky, anyway. I knew right away when I pulled the wand out of the tube that I probably won't be a fan. There was too much product on the wand so I swiped it on a cotton pad to take some off. This still didn't help lessen the mess that I was about to cause. I applied it exactly how they showed on the They're Real! video. It was a disaster! I ended up with something that looked like I could poke someone else's eye out. My lashes suddenly went from thick/full to 5 little pointy lashes. I went through with with a clean spoolie and it helped a little bit. I wore it around the house for a bit and then I felt like it started to irritate my eye. I decided to take it off but when I looked in the mirror they were already starting to flake and make me look like a raccoon. Also, taking them off wasn't the funnest thing either, I'm loyal to my shiseido eye makeup remover and it couldn't even remove it! I had to leave it and wait for my shower in the morning. Waking up like a racoon isn't my ideal look. It came off in the shower, finally.
$29 Canadian. Really? I'm glad I got a sample. Mind you, I've alway found Benefit to be overpriced for their products (I'm not the biggest fan so this is probably quite biased). I usually spend a lot for my mascara but I wouldn't spend $29 on an item like this.
Okay, so I may not be a huge Benefit fan in terms of product, BUT I always think their packaging is quite cute. Even though it can be gimmicky. I liked the packaging for They're Real! even though I hated the product and the wand itself. I thought it looked really fun and eye-catching.
This product gives length. It does not give volume. It is not very black. I would say it gives a natural look. This product drys fast so you have to work really fast and focus on one eye. I feel like it works better on top lashes, bottom lashes it does not do such a amazing job. The brush is plastic and has tiny little rubber spikes, i am not a rubber brush fan when it comes to masscar wands, but i enjoyed the brush. This product was not waterproof and i had to remove it with makeup remover. Product does not leave the lashes hard, does not smudge which is good. For the price of $28 i would not buy it, i don't believe it is worth $28 lol this product is sooooooooooooooo overhyped lol. For $28 and all it does is not smudge and gives length i still have to layer it with a volume masscara to thicken and it dose NOTHING for bottom lashes smh. It's a decent product buy girls soooooo not worth the money I would only buy it if it was on clearance. ASK for a sample if you really want to try it don't waste your money.
This was my Sephora Insider Bday Gift today along with a tiny tube of highlighter. I'm so happy to report that this is a great mascara for me. The brush is made of very fine, flexible bristles which are plastic, not hair. I truly think this allows for a more even, thinner application. The other design piece of the mascara is the the fact that the neck of the tube is so narrow so that you get just the right amount of product on the bristles to create thin layers on the lashes.
I used 3 coats and found that it made my lashes more dense looking, colored them really well and little to no smudges. The size of the brush is very long so it requires using the tip to get the corner lashes. Not a big deal but it ijust takes a bit long to apply if you don't want to clean up your work.
As far as removal...I read the reviews about it being hard to remove and pulling out lashes. I used Estee lauder's Gentle Eye Makeup Remover, saturated a cotton pad with it, held it against my lashes waited and then wiped the mascara away with no problems. I'm thinking that maybe some ladies are not taking the time to 1) use a proper remover and not a cleanser to remove their eye make up 2) Not letting the formula penetrate long enough to dissolve the product.
Will I buy it again? Yes. Is it expensive? Yes.
The best mascara I have ever used!!
No clumps, accentuates all of my lashes individually and it is really buildable if you want to wear a lot.
The name literally says it all to be honest
Only downside is that is on the pricier side but it is well worth it!!
If you dont want a plasticy applicator then dont buy it.
I actually got a double set which included a mini which was cool