I’m usually not that picky about mascaras but with all the hype surrounding Benefit’s They’re Real Mascara you can’t blame my initial skepticism. I realise I’m late on the review, but I wanted to share my experiences with you and tell you why I was disappointed.
While the mascara is decent at lengthening, it tends to get quite clumpy especially if you’re going for the kill i.e multiple coats. It tends to smudge like a mofo too – no rubbing necessary (it’s my biggest gripe actually). After a few hours of wear I have a massive case of raccoon eyes which sounds cute but isn’t. Thing is, the mascara doesn’t come in a waterproof option, and while I don’t normally opt for a waterproof mascara, I feel like I’d need to with this formulation. This leads me to another gripe – the formula is too wet, and when it does dry, my lashes feel heavy and weighed down (see you later curl).
I guess the reason why I wanted to share my experiences with you was mainly because this is an expensive mascara ($38 AUD), At that price you’d want to make sure it ticked all the boxes. I’ve purchased a lot of mascaras in my time and this one didn’t wow me in any way, shape or form. Maybe I had a dud – who knows. Either way, there are far more superior options at the drugstore! Thank goodness this was a freebie.
Have you tried Benefit’s ‘They’re Real’ Mascara? If so, let me know what you thought in the comments below.
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