Review | Benefit They’re Real! Mascara

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After mentioning this in my March Fav’s I’ve decided I’ll do a review for you guys!

At first, I really wasn’t too keen on this mascara, If i’m totally honest, so it got chucked to the back of my drawer. However for some reason I have fallen in love with it after digging it out again!!

I love this because it makes my lashes stand out (obviously- don’t all mascaras do this?)  and they look really long and voluminous. 

Here’s what benefit say:

It’s the mascara that’s beyond belief! This jet-black mascara lengthens, curls, volumises, lifts & seperates lashes for a spectacular “out-to-here” look.

I do agree with this. Another thing I love about this is that it stays on my lashes all day! Normally I dread looking in the mirror after school because throughout the day my mascara will have smudged and I’m left with some major panda eyes- however not with this mascara. It doesn’t smudge onto my bottom lash line, and holds a curl really well!!

The brush is rounded at the top making it easy to get to the inner lashes, and also it makes appyling mascara to the bottom lashes a lot easier!

I’m going to show you some before and after photos (please excuse my eyebrows and veiny eyelid- attractive.)



(I am aware I probably could have applied this better- but you get the gist!) 

I’m really impressed, but is this for you? 

I think it is if you want a mascara that will not smudge, and really lengthens your lashes. This is good at providing volume, however I prefer their Bad Gal Lash for that.

Funny story- At a dance show once, I had applied two coats of this and someone actually said to me ” Wow! Are you wearing fake eyelashes?” Pardon the pun… 😉 (it’s called they’re real… thought it was ‘punny’)

Overall I’m going to give this a 4.5/5 because I feel it could be more volumising, but this is my go to mascara at the moment!

They’re Real Mascara Available to buy here, (£19.50- although I think you might be able to get this cheaper if you search around!) 

What is your favourite Mascara?



  1. Shannon Murray
    April 5, 2013 / 3:14 pm

    I prefere the Bad Gal mascara to the They're Real! I'm not 100% sure why, I guess it's because the Bad Gal mascara makes my lashes appear darker and they don't clump up, where as with the They're Real! mascara my lashes feel delicate and clumpy which I dislike. I have been using these mascaras together recently and they actually work really well together. However the bad gal mascara is a winner to me!

    • Lauren Harding
      April 5, 2013 / 3:21 pm

      I love the Bad Gal Lash! The only downside is that it tends to smudge on my lower lashline, but I prefer the way it makes my lashes look. 🙂 xx

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