BeneFit Cosmetics • They're Real • Mascara

rated 3.5(1501 reviews)

Average Rating.3.5
Would buy this product again.54%

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rated 1 of 5 Mulan1 on 4/17/2014 4:11:00 PM more reviews by Mulan1

Age: 30-35   Skin: Acne-prone, Medium   Hair: Black   Eyes: Black    

I'm not a fan of this mascara at all. I got this as a deluxe sample from Seohora. Every time I have used it I've had problems with the mascara clumping and then bits of clumps eventually falling into my eye when I would blink. It didn't happen every time I blinked, but at least once or twice each time I used it. At first I thought I maybe applied too much so the next time i used it i applied less and yet again, i had sharp clumps fall into my eye. I usually use about 3 coats of mascara regardless of the brand and maybe that's a lot with this product, but with other mascaras i don't seem to have this problem. I don't recommend this to anyone that uses a lot of mascara.

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rated 5 of 5 kristin12b on 4/17/2014 10:02:00 AM more reviews by kristin12b

Age: 36-43   Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral   Hair: Blond   Eyes: Green    

I love this mascara. It makes my eyelashes look very long. I have repurchased it three times and will continue to do so. I have no problem removing it with Vaseline.

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rated 3 of 5 katiebaby87 on 4/17/2014 1:35:00 AM more reviews by katiebaby87

Age: 25-29   Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool   Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium   Eyes: Blue    

I really like the unusual brush and the way it distributes mascara over the lashes. If I curl my lashes first, this gives me a lovely wide-eyed look, with really long, defined, super black lashes. That said, the mascara itself has a tendency towards clumping, so you need to be careful and precise when applying.

I don't think I'll repurchase it, and what seals the deal for me is how annoying it is to remove. When I get home from work, I like to clean my face with a makeup remover wipe, then use a gentle cleanser and face cloth in the shower. This stuff feels really gummy and greasy when I'm trying to get it off and it sticks to my lashes like crazy, so much so that my normal routine just does isn't enough to remove it all, and I really don't have time for that.

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rated 5 of 5 Mhoelzer2988 on 4/16/2014 3:03:00 PM more reviews by Mhoelzer2988

Age: 25-29   Skin: Dry, Olive   Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium   Eyes: Brown    

I've used a lot of drugstore mascaras in my life but this is the first higher end mascara I've used and it's definitely the best or one of the best I've used. I just love the little brushes on the end . They really help to give volume to the lashes. I've always preferred the plastic hard brushes over the other ones because they separate better. This mascara goes on very wet and dark. It's the only one I've used that for some reason doesnt get on my top lid when I'm putting it on which is great. It is kind of hard to get off even with makeup remover (of course I have an off brand of that) but I'll continue to use it anyways .

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rated 3 of 5 boogs77 on 4/15/2014 5:07:00 PM more reviews by boogs77

Age: 36-43   Skin: Combination   Hair: Brunette   Eyes: Green    

Sticky. Transfers.

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rated 2 of 5 FerociousJay on 4/15/2014 4:37:00 PM more reviews by FerociousJay

Age: 25-29   Skin: Normal, Fair   Hair: Brown   Eyes: Brown    

Pros: Does lengthen.

Cons: Sticks eyelashes together, needs to be used over or under waterproof mascara, does not hold a curl as well as it should (it drops my curl half way), gets all over eyelid (and when used with a mascara eyelid protector, it clumps all the eyelashes together). Not waterproof (at all), smears easily.

I have never spent over 10 minutes getting my eyelashes to look perfect. I love that this product does lengthen, yet it is completely unfair the process one has to go through in order to unclump, separate, layer, curl, clean, and repeat if you want a fabulous lash (not necessarily in that order but you get my point). And that's just one lash I'm talking about. Unfair I tell ya!

If you already have a mascara that lengthens and separates, keep it. Don't waste your time and $$$ on this one. Even in the GossMakeUpArtist video review you can see how his eyelashes were stuck together... horrible.
And even on other reviews you can see it's just so super thick and the more you try to separate your lashes with the brush, the more product gets on and makes all the lashes STICK. It's really difficult to clean the brush off of excess mascara too so that is no help at all.

I like the way it lengthens, there's no denying that but seriously..... aint nobody got time for that!!!!!

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rated 1 of 5 fychen on 4/15/2014 2:37:00 PM more reviews by fychen

Age: 25-29   Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium   Hair: Black, Straight, Fine   Eyes: Brown    

If you have straight lashes, this mascara is not for you!

I wanted to try this out, but like any other non- waterproof mascaras that I have tried, this does not hold the eyelash curls. My lashes goes right back down after applying it. Also, I found the brush a little too big. It was hard for me to maneuver over my eye area to coat each lash.

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rated 5 of 5 gotohellmel on 4/15/2014 8:12:00 AM more reviews by gotohellmel

Age: 18 & Under   Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium   Hair: Blond   Eyes: Green    

It stays true to it's name- They're Real because I've actually had people ask if my eyelashes are false or not. One coat of this enhances your lashes, two coats is as far as I go and it looks dramatic and fabulous. I find with two coats I'll use an eyelash comb while it's still wet just to ensure it doens't clump at all. I honestly think using any more than two coats is incredibly excessive haha. Job well done BeneFit, my HG mascara.

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rated 5 of 5 echokitten on 4/14/2014 5:17:00 PM more reviews by echokitten

Age: 36-43   Skin: Combination   Hair: Brunette   Eyes: Blue    

I really love the formula on this mascara. It's true that it is clumpy with multiple coats but if you're careful you can get it just right with a single coat anyway. I tend towards 2 coats myself and I love that the end of day raccoon eyes are non existent practically. I hate the EOD fallout that most mascara formulas have for me. I'll pitch a tube after 2-3 uses just because of that. This one is easy to remove as well with my DHC olive cleansing oil. I am about 1/2 way through my first tube and this will be my new go-to from now on. The only drawback is the price. I'm sad that I have to pay $24 for a tube of mascara...but if it means I'm using it to the be it.

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rated 4 of 5 aliciabanwell on 4/13/2014 4:15:00 PM more reviews by aliciabanwell

Age: 18 & Under   Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium   Hair: Brunette   Eyes: Green    

This mascara is super lengthening, but it tends to get quite clumpy with multiple coats. But, I have found that using Maybelline The Rocket first, then adding a coat of this works amazing!! I have super short natural lashes, and some people have asked me if my lashes are fake when I wear this combo! I just get the sample sizes from sephora as apposed to buying full size!!

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