Benefit They’re Real Mascara | Beauty and Skincare


Adam kindly bought me the Benefit They’re Real Mascara last year for my birthday, but I’ve been saving it until all my current mascaras had run out. I’ve heard such mixed reviews about this product, so was looking forward to trying it out for myself, so I thought I’d share my views with you.


Firstly, the packaging is just beautiful. I know it is a high-end product, and a lot more expensive that your usual drug-store mascara, but the design and packaging makes up for it, and gives it that actual ‘luxurious’ aesthetic.

The wand is fairly long, and not too wide,  and there are alternating long and short bristles which I find is the perfect shape and design for my lashes. It allows you to capture all your lashes when brushing the mascara through them, catching the little tiny lashes too, and the ones in the outer and inner corners.


Volumising, length-boost, curls and separates lashes. It is just brilliant!

The formula is not too thick, but not runny, and is glossy and jet-black. I found when applying it, there was no clumps, or flaking once dried. However, one thing I would say is that it doesn’t dry as quick as other mascaras I’ve owned and tried, but I’m pretty patient so this doesn’t bother me so much…unless I’m obviously running late! It stays on my lashes all day, and doesn’t leave me with ‘panda eyes’, whether it is a a dry sunny day, or pouring with rain! I don’t know whether this is a positive or not, but it last that long, that sometimes I don’t realise that I haven’t washed it off properly, then wake up the next morning or get out the shower to lovely black bags under my eyes, but hey, just shows how long-lasting it truly is (and that isn’t taking into account my poor effort to remove eye-makeup properly!)


I’ve also received SO many compliments when wearing this mascara, my mum noticed how amazing it makes my lashes look the first day I wore it!

This is now my go to make-up product, I absolutely love it! I may be a little late to the ‘hype’, but I have now found my new favourite, so it was definitely worth waiting for.

Have you tried this product? What is your favourite mascara?




  1. March 25, 2018 / 1:15 pm

    I must admit this mascara used to be my favourite. It really is good and i’d definitely say that it’s worth the price, however ive recently been reading into animal testing for makeup and Benefit still do it to sell in China and im so gutted that im going to be getting rid of it from my collection but it really is such a good mascara!

    • Natalie Hanson
      March 25, 2018 / 3:14 pm

      I seriously never knew benefit tested on animals still! I genuinely thought they had stopped, this has changed my thought about repurchasing this product entirely now you’ve mentioned it!

      • March 25, 2018 / 3:17 pm

        The products we get in Europe don’t test on animals but the products they sell in China do because it’s required by law so although our products are cruelty free, it makes the brand not cruelty free because they still disripute to China!

        • Natalie Hanson
          March 25, 2018 / 3:19 pm

          I definitely feel they’re being false as a brand then and cutting corners! I’m astounded they think they can get away with testing on animal away from Europe! I’m baffled because it just makes no sense!

  2. March 25, 2018 / 2:28 pm

    Absolutely love this mascara! The Benefit roller lash is also one to invest in if you have quite straight lashes that need curling. Benefit and Clinique mascaras are definitely my favourite 💗 x

    • Natalie Hanson
      March 25, 2018 / 3:15 pm

      I love Clinique mascaras too! I also steal my mums when she gets them in gift sets! x

  3. March 26, 2018 / 3:09 am

    I use to love it but I don’t know if the formula has changed! I since use tarte’s tartiest masacara and I love it!!!

    • Natalie Hanson
      March 26, 2018 / 1:35 pm

      Oh I’m not sure! I’ve never tried anything from Tarte but always hear good things!

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