I ran out of my Blink + Go mascara recently meaning that I was faced with the decision of whether to buy it again, buy my all time favourite mascara Clinique Lash Power Mascara or try something altogether new. I decided to go with the latter and ended up with the Benefit They're Real mascara after reading some positively glowing reviews of it.
I really like the wand on this mascara. It's got a plastic wand as opposed to a fibre brush and the tip is spiked meaning you can get those teeny tiny lashes right in the corner of your eye.
I must admit this does look fab on. It instantly lengthens your lashes giving them volume and oomph! I wouldn't go as far to say that it looks like you have false eye lashes on but it does come very close!
I only started to notice this as the weather has got a lot warmer but it does smudge slightly underneath my eyes. I hadn't noticed it until this absolute heat wave we've been having so I'm sure if you used it in winter it would be fine. I've not tried this on a night out yet but if this is how it reacts in heat then it's probably going to smudge on you in a club!
When it comes to taking it off I feel it's a massive effort. I'm used to wiping my eyes with my muslin cloth and the mascara almost falling off with my Blink & Go and Clinique Lash Power but with this I found it just took endless cotton wool pads and olive oil to get off. Nightmare!
This stuff is very pricey for a mascara at £18.50 and to be honest I'm not on the side that thinks it's worth it. I've found there are other mascaras on the market that do a better job for a cheaper price.
A good mascara that gives you plenty of length and volume but the staying power isn't great and it costs a fair pretty penny. I don't think I'll be buying it again but I will use it up as I do like the effect it gives.
Have you tried the they're real mascara from Benefit? What did you think if so? Has anyone tried Sun Beam yet? Is it worth the hype?!