Benefit They’re Real Mascara | Review

Benefit They’re Real Mascara – Review

Happy Thursday! Today’s post will be the first beauty review I am doing in 2016. To be honest I wrote this last year. I think that is so weird to say but I was planning out posts and trying to get all the old blog posts I had in my drafts out so I could start fresh. I did just get done reviewing another Benefit mascara and tried to space both of them out. This will have to be my second favorite mascara and it does a pretty great job. It was actually the first Benefit product I tried and got me hooked on their products. I was so happy getting this in my subscription box all those months ago and then getting a few more samples since then. So here is all my thoughts and why I rate it my second fave mascara I own.

This is again a sample size and I don’t have the full size because believe it or not I have quite a few of these as I have received a lot of them in lot bags or subscription boxes so I until I finish them up I wont be buying the full size. I can’t review the packaging as I said but I can give my thoughts on the sample one. It isn’t as pretty as the Roller Lash one but I promised myself I wouldn’t compare the two. So this is pretty simple and had a grey tube with the logo and a metallic grey lid.

The brush is straight and doesn’t curl up. It has similar bristles as Roller Lash but it is a lot thicker. it combs through my lashes but doesn’t give them as much height as it doesn’t curve. They do give me great lashes and coats them well. It is a more thicker brush so it is supposed to give for a fuller effect so it seems like they are false and I think that is what it claims to be.


I have pretty long lashes and I wrote about it in the last review s I give the condensed version. I have long lashes and they tend to curl up on their own. The only problem I have is they are a little sparse and thin.


They do give me nice thicker lashes but don’t really make them curve up. I had to do it myself and I feel like the formula is a little heavier and thick to really give that full effect. So if I want the high curled one I should go for Roller Lash but if I want to have them look thick and bold that They’re Real is perfect for it. This one clumps a lot more though which is pretty sad and it leaves me to brush them out with a eyebrow comb. I think the only reason it does that on me is because it tries to coat my lashes more and since they are so thin it just builds up on them.

Overall Experience

I think this is an okay mascara. it isn’t my all time favorite but it does make me have thicker lashes and makes them look less sparse then they truly are. I wouldn’t say my lashes look like false ones but it does give them a good coating to make them look fuller. It doesn’t give them a curl up and make it doesn’t give them such volume maybe because of the formula. It kind of clumps easily on me ad think its because I have thin lashes so it can’t really handle it. I do like how dark they make it though giving it an dyed effect. To be honest I think I will choose Roller Lash over this as I like the effect it gives me lashes better than this.

My rating is:
I give it a three and half but I can’t make a half so let’s pretend. I do still like it and since I have so many tubes of it I will use it up because I don’t want to waste it. Out of all the mascaras I have tried so far though it still is a pretty good mascara but to make them perfect and how I like them I have to fuss with them and if I don’t have time then it means I shouldn’t grab for this but if I do have time I can make them up to my standard and comb them out and curl them to imitate fake lashes if I truly wanted that result. I wouldn’t give it a miss because it isn’t a total loss or fail it is just a little more high maintenance than swiping it on the lashes for me.

That was all my thoughts on the They’re Real Mascara and how I liked it. I still think it was pretty good just needs some care to them. I know there is one more mascara from Benefit and hope to try that one as well to see which one I love the most. I hope you liked this review and let me know your thoughts on this and if it was fabulous on you or had a similar experience to me.

What are your thoughts on Benefit mascaras?

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    • Jackie
      January 9, 2016 / 9:07 am

      Really, I like it but it's pretty high maintenance for me but does build my lashes. xo Jackie

  1. Samantha Brooks
    January 7, 2016 / 8:10 pm

    Such a shame that this clumps on your lashes. I recently tried this mascara & have been hooked – the only downside for me is I find it a little trickier to remove. xSmall&Blonde

    • Jackie
      January 9, 2016 / 9:08 am

      I know and I wish it wouldn't or it would have been greater. I had a hard time too so I got the remover set and it took it off. xo Jackie

  2. Etem Talley
    January 8, 2016 / 10:00 am

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    • Jackie
      January 9, 2016 / 9:09 am

      Thanks Etem and glad you found it helpful!xo Jackie

  3. Parie Joshi
    January 8, 2016 / 10:05 am

    I'm yet to try They're Real but it always sold out whenever I mean to buy it, Roller Lash is my favourite from Benefit its great at everything! Parie

    • Jackie
      January 9, 2016 / 9:10 am

      That's too bad and hope one of these you get to try it. I'm in love with roller lash and it is the perfect one for me.xo Jackie

  4. Laura.
    January 8, 2016 / 4:18 pm

    Great review, I might try this one out because I tried out the Roller Lash and it was easily the best mascara I've ever used.Anything & Everything | Bloglovin'

    • Jackie
      January 9, 2016 / 9:11 am

      I like it and it is a great backup. I just love roller lash myself and I agree so great. xo Jackie

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