Sunday, June 15, 2014

Review || Benefit 'They're Real!' Mascara

Hi guys! 
As you can see, today I will write a make up review (again)! 

It will be a very short one though but still, enjoy!

There's no beauty lover who hasn't heard about the Benefit They're Real! mascara. The much hyped mascara is everywhere and it claims everything. "Statistics" show that 94% saw dramatic length & volume, 90% saw base-to-tip curl, 94% saw visible lift and 100% saw long-wearing results. 

Anyway, I actually purchased this product quite a while ago so here I am reviewing this mascara for you guys!

Benefit itself promises the following about its mascara:

'They're real! is the UK's No.1 best-selling mascara! They're real! lengthens, curls, volumizes, lifts &separates. Our jet black, long-wearing formula won't smudge or dry out. A specially designed brush reveals lashes you never knew you had!'

Well, that certainly sounds promising doesn't it? Let's see what I thought.

BRAND | Benefit

Product Name | "They're Real!"

Type of Product | Mascara

Price | KRW 35.000

Oh a little background information before I start. I'm hardly ever impressed with mascara's, my eyelashes are straight and point down. They're also not very thick - but they're kind of long -, so there's only so much you can do with it. Often I consider myself lucky if it curls my lashes and makes them visible, also being able to wear it without it smudging or fading is important to me. As I have stated in this post. I have watery eyes, and I often have to go for waterproof mascara to keep my eyes tidy and smudge-free.
 I've tried many mascaras, but usually they make my lashes heavy or make them clump. So if this mascara doesn't work for me, it can definitely work for you. I have problem lashes, y'all. image

The mascara comes in a black box with orange and white letters, but I already threw away my box so I have to took - or you can say 'borrow'- this pictures from online guys! The mascara is packed in a very sleek and chic silver packaging. It looks pretty! But it's annoying that fingerprints show up on it so easily. The product feels quite weighty, but is as big as about any other mascara. image

The They're Real! mascara has a rubber brush. What caught my attention were the bristles on the top of the brush. And I have to say, I love using this brush vertically so I can use these weird little fellas. All in all, the brush is good and it separates the lashes fine. image

As you can see, the mascara doesn't do that much for my lashes. I did curl my lashes, but the mascara made my lashes heavy and they went almost straight again. Bummer. 
My all time favorite mascara does a lot more for my lashes. I do like how it opens up my eyes more. Okay, let's continue.. 

What do I think?image
Benefit's 'They're Real!' mascara didn't really give me the false lash effect they promised, but then again I never expect any mascara to actually do what they say. Nevertheless, I think this mascara really opens up my eyes, which I love. Too bad it makes my lashes heavy and it didn't make my lashes looks thick! But it does make my lashes really long. Like I said, I have problem lashes, so mostly what doesn't work for me, does work for others. And the worst part is that this mascara is a smudgy bugger. After just a few hours of wear, even if only worn on the top lashes, I somehow end up with smudging on my bottom lid area (I have that 'smiley eyes' eyes type but still I can't understand why does it smudges on me since it's a waterproof mascara). It's not the worst smudging I've ever encountered (I don't think anything can compare to the panda eye disaster created by Maybeline - Great Lash) but it has to be noted that this happens every single time I wear it. 

LIKE image
Makes lashes really long
Easy brush to use
Unique brush that actually adds something to the use of the product (with the funny tip)
Opens up your eyes
Didn't clumps

Didn't give me the 'expected' volume
Smudged (not that waterproof)
Hard to erase

Would I repurchase the They're Real! mascara? No. I'm afraid not.

 I do love how it opens my eyes, but I'm not paying KRW 35.000 for it again. It has too many cons for me. I will use this mascara until it's empty. I really want to love this mascara, because it has many pros, but the biggest con is that you can't see my lashes are long, because it weights my lashes down and don't forget about how it smudges on me too! Such a bummer!!!image

Have you tried Benefit's They're Real! mascara yet?
What did you think of it? If not, what's your favorite mascara?

Love always,
La Petite Lady

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Feren Patiung said...

I love this product<3

Cynthia Ciputra said...

Dear Feren, glad that you do! Not for me though xx

Cvetina Cekova said...

Nice post! Thanks for sharing this review! Look awesome!
xx cvety
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Cynthia Ciputra said...

Dear Cvetina Cekova, thank you for reading xx

Cynthia Ciputra said...

Dear Cvetina Cekova, thank you for reading xx

Cynthia Ciputra said...

Dear Feren, glad that you do! Not for me though xx

Jessica Arifin said...

coba Majorica deh.. My favourite.. hihihihi

Inez Ratna Indu Dewi said...

Cyn we have the same eyelash problem T^T the only mascara that wont make my eyelash go back straight after i curled it is max factor waterproof. It holds the curls very well. But sometimes seeing other mascara with promising result makes me wanna buy them but then reality hits me. Sigh~ do you have any recommendations on mascara that holds curl very well?

Cynthia Ciputra said...

hahahaha di aku sih ga tipis ci mungkin karna aku bulu matanya emg panjang :( xx

Cynthia Ciputra said...

Dear Inez, I would recommend Maybeline Rocket mascara! It holds the curls really well and it's also waterproof! Give it a try! xx

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