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Mascara - BeneFit Cosmetics - They're Real

rated 3.5(1763 reviews)

  • Average Rating: 3.5
  • 54% would buy again
  • Package Quality: 3.9
  • Price: $$$

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rated 1 of 5 on 9/30/2011 2:25:00 PM More reviews by apmac

Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure Hair: Brunette, Other, Other Eyes: Green

After reading such great reviews on this product i had to try it out, especially since i think mascara is the product that makes or breaks a look... i love the false lash look. I don't mind the price of the mascara, as i'm willing to pay the money for something that works well but this was just not the case. I hated this mascara from the first swipe. It immediately flattened the curl from my eyelashes (after using an eyelash curler) and nothing i did made them look any better. I figured maybe I was applying it wrong, so i followed the directions on the back and tried for 2 more days to give it another chance with no success. Returned this mascara as soon as i could! may work well for some but not for me!

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rated 4 of 5 top reviewer on 9/29/2011 11:48:00 PM More reviews by Branny43

Age: 44-55 Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Blue

Funny how differently mascara performs on different people, isn't it? My lashes are long, black (fading at the tips), and not as thick as I'd like. BeneFit's "They're Real" makes my lashes look like they're heaven-sent, long, glossy black, and thicker than they actually are.
I winced at the price and will probably do so again when I re-purchase... which I absolutely will!

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rated 3 of 5 on 9/28/2011 12:23:00 PM More reviews by smarti11

Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

After all the rave reviews online I couldnt wait to get my hands on it.
Little disappointed with it, dont think its the most lengthening product, but it is good at coating all the lashes due to the end of the wand. The MUA advised me to wiggle at the bottom lashes and comb through, then use the ball end to push lashes up.
I can think of a few better high end mascaras (ysl, mufe) and drugstore brands (thought the loreal mascara with the ball brush did a better job than this). Worth trying but wont buy again.

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rated 2 of 5 on 9/27/2011 11:18:00 AM More reviews by Mischievous1

Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine Eyes: Blue

First impression:
I've only used this once and I'm pretty satisfied with the results. It applied very easily and I noticed it didn't clump. I love the little bristles at the end of the brush; they are really convenient for getting the inside and outside baby lashes. It's also not a really wet mascara which is something I tend to prefer with mascaras. It made my lashes very noticeable, long, thick and very dark so my eyes looked very made up even when I just had mascara on. I would recommend using an eyelash curler with this to get maximum results. I did use a curler and found the mascara didn't make my lashes curl all that much. Maybe I'll have better luck next time I use it.
The only thing comparible to this mascara for a fraction of the price is Maybelline Falsies. This mascara hasn't blown my mind and I'm not likely to give up all my other mascaras that work great (Diorshow), but I would recommend it to anyone who is tired of all the status quo mascaras . This mascara is a step up from the natural daytime mascaras.
PS. After using this for 3 days I've come to the conclusion that this is a much better mascara to wear in the evening for drama than in the day. It didn't hold curl all that much and my lashes weren't uplifted by the time I took my eyemakeup off at the end of the day.For a natural look, I won't be grabbing this. For drama, I think that a few coats of Lancome Hypnose Drama works better.

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rated 4 of 5 on 9/26/2011 3:36:00 PM More reviews by makeupphd

Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Olive, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown

Best effect mascara I have ever tried! I usually stick to drugstore brands bc i find theres not much difference between them and high end brands to be worth the steep prices. however, this one actually works!! you have to build it up tho- I wear two coats and notice a significant difference after i apply thr second coat. that's all I need, so I dont know about how it looks w possibly like the jacked up pic someone put up there! lol I say this, bc I can see potential for clumping once you put on too many coats- it's inevitable with any mascara. before this mascara, I was using maybelline falsies - which i really still like- but found that the formula would smudge by the end of a long day and looked yucky mixed in with my undereye concealer. this does not budge and leaves me really happy with my lashes- they appear long and full and dark.
Price is steep- $22 + tax.
packaging- for the price I'd appreciate st classier looking
removal- it's hard to get off, but a couple of rinses w baby shampoo gets it off.
bottom line- I'll be repurchasing this in the future!

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rated 3 of 5 top reviewer on 9/25/2011 5:44:00 PM More reviews by dddoxie

Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel

It actually hurts my eyes to apply this mascara. The brush bristles are so long that they actually make a scraping sound when combing the wand through my lashes.

The tip of the wand doesn't really help to accentuate my outer lashes either.

The formula is ok, it reminds me of my HG mascara - Cover Girl Lash Blast Volume. It lasts all day without smudging or flaking. It does take a bit of work to remove. Even when using makeup remover and a warm washcloth, I get out of the shower with slight raccoon eyes.

I will not repurchase because I don't normally buy HE mascaras because, frankly...they're not worth it!

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rated 4 of 5 on 9/25/2011 2:28:00 PM More reviews by sweetxcheeks195

Age: 18 & Under Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Not Sure Hair: Brown, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

I really liked this mascara at first but then I noticed after a couple of days of wearing it that my lashes would come off as i was removing it(i remove my makeup with makeup wipes but very very gently). and i have really thin long lashes. This mascara would be could if you have only have thick lashes. The mascara stays on forever!! it doesnt smugde or anything. and i really like the packaging. i wouldnt buy this product and again because of the fact it makes my lashes come off.
UPDATE. after a couple months passed the product dried up alittle and this mascara was wonderful it gave me the length and volume i wanted without looking clumpy. I probably would buy this again if i dont find another better masacara. as for the my lashes falling out everynight i coat them with vasline and it stopped

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rated 5 of 5 on 9/24/2011 3:45:00 PM More reviews by EvaRichard

Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown

This is a very good mascara. More efficient for length then for volume IMO.

I consider it a "no worry and no fuss application". In other words, there are other mascaras that work well but it depends on how much wand shenanigans I do....and sometimes they fail. They're Real has a very idiot proof formula.

This said, it is expensive (30$ CAD). I am not sure the price is justified...

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rated 5 of 5 top reviewer on 9/24/2011 1:17:00 AM More reviews by Fiammetta

Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Red, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

The mascara is both lengthening and volumizing, as far as I'm concerned, and stays put until the end of my long days. I'm not having a lot of success with using the tip to throw on more mascara, but the main part of the brush actually does a very good job. Plus, this is the first mascara I've worn that made my bf stop, look at me, and say, "You have long lashes, don't you?"

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rated 3 of 5 on 9/19/2011 10:10:00 AM More reviews by Flickerini

Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure Hair: Blond, Other, Other Eyes: Blue

I am a bit torn with this mascara - it definitely stays put really well all day, and is a good intense black - however, I found it quite hard to apply without getting it around / under my eyes, and had to comb through immediately to avoid clumping, so a bit of a palava really. I also found that my usual eye makeup remover struggled to remove it easily, meaning I was scrubbing a bit to get it off. that's never good for eyes! anyway I don't think I would buy it again - I'll stick with Max Factor False Lash effect for now.
EDIT: I gave this another go after reading a review that said it got less wet and easier to apply after a few uses - and I have since thrown it out!! I have tried hundreds of masacaras - and this is the ONLY one I have ever used where the horrid spiky brush kept poking the sensitive edges of my eyelids - a most unpleasant experience overall. Definitely wouldn't buy this again. Very surprised as generally I think BeneFit products are great and worth the price tag. This isn't.

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