Happy Wednesday beauties!
I hope you all are having a great week 🙂 I’ve been waiting to review Benefit’s They’re Real! mascara for many months now as it has only received rave reviews. I wanted to be certain that my experience (which is not the same as everyone’s) with the product was stable prior to commenting on it!
I wear mascara only a few times a week because I generally like faking the au naturale effect which is not possible with a mascara as it dolls one up immediately . I received this mascara back in 2013 with Benefit’s Coralista – you can read my review here. Although I grew addicted to Coralista and am also a big fan of Pore-fessional (read my review here), unfortunately I will not be buying this.
It is clumpy and sticks my lashes together. Even when I try separating them with a separate mascara wand, the eye-lashes largely continue to clump together. The ones that I am successfully able to separate have individual, unevenly-sized clumps on them which is unsightly (not sure why this happens).
I also suspect this of having contributed to my eye-lash quantity deterioration. Ofcourse, there could be other factors that led to my eye-lashes thinning out coincidentally at the time I began using They’re Real! – but I stopped using it 2 months ago and my eye-lashes are back to their original volume – I was too lazy to use any natural treatments during this time to promote recovery so I attribute it to not using They’re Real! Ofcourse, as I said, this is my opinion, and my eye-lash problem may not be related to this product at all.
Also, the clumpy appearance may just be a matter of me not being that good at mascara application. But I have used drug store brands in the past (Maybelline) which have worked beautifully and neatly on my lashes.
I have Lancome’s hyponse lying around ( I bought it for myself last month). I am a little hesitant about opening it up and am thinking along the lines of gifting it to a regular mascara-wearer who it will suit for sure. After all, if Benefit didn’t suit me, perhaps Lancome won’t either. Also, it is even pricier than They’re Real! so it would be heart-breaking to see it go to waste as well!
Let’s see what I decide 🙂 if all else fails, I have the trusty High Impact Mascara by Clinique (read my review here) to rely on 🙂
Oh and I am certain that the product I received (They’re Real!) was not expired – my friend got it from a reliable source overseas (Sephora).
In general, my advice is to be brave and try a tester at the store prior to purchase. I personally wouldn’t do this with a mascara as I would be scared of getting an eye infection. But if you’re spending 23 USD ( I checked the price online :P) for a generally high turn-over product, then I think its’ better to be sure.
If you’re a They’re Real! fan, let me know whether you think I just had bad luck. At the end of the day, I did hit gold with Coralista and Pore-fessional.
Have a lovely rest-of-the-week beauties! And don’t forget to make-up well 🙂
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