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Benefit They're Real Mascara

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June 12, 2015
Benefit They're Real Mascara

A newly designed brush reveals lashes you never knew you had! It lengthens, curls and lifts lashes. The liquid is jet black and is long wearing - its smudge proof and wont dry out!

94% more dramatic length and volume, 90% saw base-to-tip curl, 94% saw visible lift, 100% saw long wearing results!

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Not for me
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1.7
Price
 
2.0
Quality
 
1.5
Effectiveness
 
1.5
To be fair, I'm not blessed in the lashes department and this mascara really made no improvement on my lashes. It performed like any other regular mascara would for me. I won't use this again because if I got teary eyed during the day my eyes will actually start burning so there's some ingredient that is too harsh for me. I've seen how this mascara works on someone who has a bit more lash length and it looks stunning on her. This product basically just enhances what you already have.

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Great for Lengthening
(Updated: September 03, 2019)
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3.5
Price
 
2.5
Quality
 
3.5
Effectiveness
 
4.5
I loved that this product lengthened and separated my lashes so much but at times it made them look a bit spidery and sparse.

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This. Is. A. Treasure.
(Updated: November 19, 2018)
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4.7
Price
 
4.0
Quality
 
5.0
Effectiveness
 
5.0
It's pricey for a mascara BUT MY GOD THE MAGIC IT CREATES. Who needs false lashes after this. It is my absolute all-time party lash FAVOURITE. Maybe a little tough to remove (needs oil based or micellar remover) but because of that it lasts all day and doesn't do that annoying disgusting flaky mess under the eyes.The brush has this incredible end that's like a little ball so you can coat each individual lash, especially the hard-to-reach inner corner lashes.
Would definitely recommend.

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The best "high end" mascara.
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4.3
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3.0
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5.0
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5.0
Absolutely love this product, however it does break my heart a bit whenever I need to replace it, as it's pretty expensive. It doesn't clump, and the brush is super effective for reaching every lash. It also stays on for ages.

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Whats the big deal?
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2.7
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3.0
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3.0
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2.0
All benefit products that I've purchased thus far has lived up to its high expectations.
Except for this one.

Honestly, for all the good reviews out there, I was expecting much more, but I find my drug store mascaras are much better.

It does clump as you apply more product, I have long eyelashes and I find with the use of this product it almost looks stumpy rather than long.

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Okay for an everyday, natural look.
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2.7
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3.0
Quality
 
3.0
Effectiveness
 
2.0
The applicator brush is cool because the end has spikes on them, so you can conveniently get in those corners. But otherwise I wouldn't rave about it at all. It's "jet black" in colour yet coats very lightly, so I often find myself having to go for a third layer just to get the full effect :(

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Mascara of 2016!!
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4.0
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3.0
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4.0
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5.0
This has become one of my favourite mascaras to use. It leaves my lashed thick and dark, without clumping or leaving behind any residue! I especially like the rubber wand, which also helps comb out and separate my lashes so they appear even longer and thicker! IT doesn't smudge or run, and doesn't harden my eye lashes either!

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Benefit They're Real Mascara
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4.0
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2.0
Quality
 
5.0
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5.0
Hands down the very BEST mascara I've ever come across!
I love the fact that it stays on all day, without "crumbling" and leaving little black bits on your eyes as i have found some other mascaras do. Also doesnt melt or smudge and give you panda eyes. I have fairly "hooded" eyes with long eyelashes so i always struggle to avoid getting mascara all over my upper eye area just after applying it. This formula is a bit thicker so it dries quicker so I'm less likely to get smudges just after applying it.
It does everything it should, makes eyelashes thicker and longer, noticeably so!
The only drawback is the price, but I feel like it lasts longer than other mascaras so you really do get more value for money. And the result is absolutely worth the splurge.

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benefit 'they're real' mascara
Overall rating
 
4.7
Price
 
4.0
Quality
 
5.0
Effectiveness
 
5.0
I absolutely love this mascara. It's really long lasting and sweat proof. It really does make such a huge difference when you use the right mascara. I personally like my lashes bold and big and this mascara does the trick without being too clumpy. The only downside is it really is a pain to remove, but definitely worth it.

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Beauty
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4.7
Price
 
4.0
Quality
 
5.0
Effectiveness
 
5.0
I love that it didn't dry up really quickly but I have to practice restraint when applying. I do love this product though

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Favourite Mascars
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
Omg this is my favorite mascara right now. This is my third time repurchasing this product! It's amazing and adds a lot of volume and lengthens your eyelashes. I will definitely repurchase this when it is done.

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They're real, for Real
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5.0
Price
 
5.0
Quality
 
5.0
Effectiveness
 
5.0
They're real Mascara is really real. Benefit has done it again with a reasonable price, gives volume, length, no flaks and last veeeeerryyyy long.
I love it and recommend it to everyone, apply once for an office look and twice for that ladies night. It works wonders.

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Yes and No
(Updated: September 14, 2016)
Overall rating
 
4.0
Price
 
4.0
Quality
 
4.0
Effectiveness
 
4.0
I really like this mascara for the following reasons:

Boosts length
Provides volume
Separates
No flaking
Long wear

Then I really dislike the fact that when you want to call it a day - it still wants to hang out! It just refuses to come off. You literally have to buy the remover in order to remove all traces of it. This is already a pretty pricey mascara and having to buy the remover just means you are paying double.

Bottom line: it does what it says and therefore I will repurchase.

14/09/2016: UPDATE: I now really enjoy the benefits of this mascara by pairing it with the They're Real Primer. My lashes are fierce whenever I wear this combo and the very best part is that when it comes to removal time - absolutely no problem at all as the primer has a very flexible formula making it the perfect base!

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Good but not great
Overall rating
 
3.7
Price
 
3.0
Quality
 
4.0
Effectiveness
 
4.0
I recently bought a Benefit Advent calendar that had small deluxe samples of their many award winning products and in it came the They're Real mascara. The full size product retails for about R300+- and the deluxe sample for about R145+-...I would suggest buying the sample before full on splurging a lot of money on the full size.

The wand is plastic and has an array of spikes on it (gentle spikes! ) On the tip, has a rounded bit that also has the same spike texture but now pointing forwards ,so you can reach those really tough inner corners , outer and lower.

I like the mascara, NOT love. It does the job of darkening the lashes and making them more visible. It does not volumise. It does lengthen the lashes but I wouldn't say to the extent of making them look like false lashes , which is what the products is said to do.

I must say that the wand separates the eyelashes really good and the big PRO is that it really does not budge of your eyelashes. It is so long wearing especially on my oily eyelids which usually cause all eye make up to smudge. This would be great for those long evenings out ,where you do not want to worry if your mascara is flaking everywhere and making your eyelashes look spidery.

I know myself , along with the other BB's can agree that this stuff is a bit of a mission to get off. They do sell the They're Real Makeup Remover, but I haven't tried mine as yet as I've used the Garnier Miscellar water and it helps to break down the formula delicately to remove.

So would I say go out and buy it? Maybe. If you lashes are short, try this as you might like the mild lengthening properties. BUT there are many dupes on the market , that may do a better job.

I wouldn't repurchase as I'm looking for a mascara to volumise instead of lengthen.

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Benefit Cosmetics They're Real Macara
Overall rating
 
3.0
Price
 
2.0
Quality
 
4.0
Effectiveness
 
3.0
I feel like I am possibly the only person in the world that hasn't tried this mascara up until now. I received a sample in a goodie bag at an event I attend and just about did a dance of joy when I saw it. I have been following the hype since the cosmetics range became available in July again and have just not had the heart to spend the money on the rather expensive mascara when there are some other really amazing and affordable ones out there that I would rather try first.

So here is my take on it. The packaging on the sample is very stylish and it looks like it's going to take my breath away when I open it. It's slightly different to the average black mascara casing you mostly find.

When I opened it up my heart sank a little because I am not a fan of the plastic type mascara brush that is attached to many wands these days. I have tried many over the years and they are said to create a fuller and more curled lash and because I have virtually no lashes this always draws me to them but I am always disapointed. I really do prefer a good old brush when it comes to mascara. Plastic brushes are not stable and the control on the wand is very poor. The only plus side to me on this particular wand is the extra bristles at the end which allows you to get into tiny corners and do the bottom lashes nicely.

What I want from mascara is a lengthening, curling and thickening effect. I honestly don't fell this mascara gave me any of those besides just a little bit of volume maybe. What I do like about it though is that it doesn't dry your lashes out and doesn't seem to smudge too much. I also didn't get that dreaded imprint on my top lid like I do with others. Also it only really takes one good coat because it is a very nice deep black. It does build nicely without clumping which is always a bonus. I also found that it separates my lashes really well which is something I like a lot.

So after testing it out for myself and knowing the result I get from it, and the fact that it has a plastic brush, as well as it being really pricey I doubt I will buy it again in a full size when there are so many other great mascaras far more affordable that give an even better result to my own lashes. I will recommend it to others though because it is a nice dark, easily build-able and non drying formula that lasts. Other people must like the plastic brush or they wouldn't keep making them and so I say if you like that kind of thing and don't expect miracles from your mascara that you might truly like this one.

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