Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Benefit They're Real

I have a bit of a first world problem. I have big eyes and therefore a lot of eyelashes...and I'm REALLY lazy. I have never been one of those people to spend hours and hours on my make up- I want to be able to have key products that I know will perk me up quickly that also work great when I spend more time on myself for a night out. Which is currently about 3 nights a week. Eeeeep. #workhardplayharder.

Anyway, I have tried a lot of mascaras (and make up in general) and I wanted to share my review of my new holy grail mascara, Benefit's They're Real.


Like most people, I first tried They're Real when it was a freebie in Elle magazine. I loved it almost instantly- it's very black and gets all the way through your lashes. Being a natural blonde I have light brown eyelashes along my lash line, which are hard to get with mascara wands and often end up looking two-toned. I also have lots of little lashes in the corners of my eyes which are impossible to get hold of. I loved this so much I threw away all my others...so when the sample ran out on the way to the airport I HAD to buy the full size in duty free. Right?


I've tried Benefit's Bad Gal before, and it was good, but not as good as this one. It defines every lash perfectly, and has a combined brush- a large main brush, which I prefer because it's quicker and easier, but with a stubby end with lots of bristles for getting those fiddly little lashes and your bottom ones. I find it gives lift, volume and LOTS of length.


Admittedly, it is pricey- as I said I got it in duty free but it retails at £19.50. Personally to me it's worth it, and it's virtually waterproof even though it isn't marketed as such- so I can take it on holiday and it won't end up all over my face. In fact, I wouldn't purchase anything else right now. Unless it's for scientific (aka review) purposes.

What's your favourite mascara? Have you tried 'They're Real'?
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