Tuesday, 6 May 2014

'They're Real': Worth the Hype?

The search for the perfect mascara is a seemingly never ending one, however, having finally given into the hype, Benefit's 'They're Real' comes close to providing everything that a mascara should.  I often feel that Benefit products are rather 'style over substance' and the high price labels reflect the ornate and frivolous packaging rather than the product that is hidden deep within it. However, 'They're Real' seems to be the exception to the rule, with a pretty (and still practical) tube packaging, but with the effective and no-nonsense product within.

Throughout the years, I have tried and tested countless mascaras, all claiming to have the perfect formula and brush type, but they nearly all fail at one requirement. 'They're Real' delivers on what I consider to be the three requirements of a mascara: length, volume and curl. The formulation is quite wet which means avoidance of the clumpy, dry lashes that many mascaras unfortunately give. The brush is medium sized and plastic and has bristles on the tip as well as the top which is effective in catching the very outer eyelashes. The photo above shows the effects of one coat of They're Real, and I'm sure you'll agree that they do not look fake (as the name suggests), but definitely longer and more luscious than when they were makeup free.

The price of this mascara is quite a step up from the usual £7-£10 drug-store mascaras, however, if you have a little extra cash after pay-day/ student loan, I'd definitely recommend giving it a go!

Which is your all time favourite mascara?


  1. I really wanted to love They're Real but they make my eyes water so bad, I think I might be allergic! It looks fab on you, though. My fave mascara at the moment is the Miss Manga mascara from L'Oréal, it goes on like a dream, and I reckon it'd compliment your lashes and eye shape. :)

    Love, Chlo | xo

    1. Ohh no, that's such a shame!
      I'll have to try the L'Oreal one- I don't think I can carry on buying this one at nearly £20 each time, so thank you for recommending! :)
      - Grace xx


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