Friday, 6 July 2012

Review: Benefit they're real! Mascara


I split my time between Scotland and London, so I'm in airports ALOT, so I thought every few weeks I'd do a post about what products Ive found and purchased in Duty Free, since you can get some great discounts for makeup!

I love browsing around Duty Free, it's like a discounted department store, they have every makeup brand you could want, so I had a little wander over to Benefit this week:

duty free makeup counter

My find : Benefit They're Real! Mascara 

duty free benefit mascara
High Street Price: £18.50 
Airport Price: £15.40 - That will do nicely!

What Benefit Says;

"The UK's No.1 Best Selling Mascara
They're real! lengthens, curls, volumises, 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!"

Sounds very appealing, so I had to try it out!

benefit mascara
benefit mascara packaging
First off, I really liked the packaging, its very sleek and professional

The brush is the secret to massive lashes , you use it like a normal mascara brush, wiggling it from side to side as you pull it through your lashes, then hold it vertically and use the ball at the end to separate your lashes for a maximum volume

My eyelashes before mascara aren't anything special
I've already applied my usual eyeshadow and eyeliner to be able to show you the full finished effect:

benefit mascara
benefit mascara

Also excuse my eyebrows! I'm going to be going to get them tinted and waxed to blog about , so bear with them! Haha x

So here's the result:


before and after benefit mascara
What do you guys think?  I found the mascara slightly clumpy to apply, even after I used the ball at the top to separate, but I'm thrilled with how long they made my eyelashes

Would you guys buy it? Has anyone used Benefit mascaras before? Do you think you'd swap your false eyelashes for it? I would definitely buy this again!

Hope you enjoyed that little review!

Gem xxx


  1. Seems like a really good mascara :) looks lovely! xx

  2. That's a bargain! Looks really nice xx

  3. Love this! Your eyelashes look great & Benefit is my fave brand :) xx

  4. Hey pretty girl! Funny I also found this mascara to be a little clumpy during application. I liked it but I actually pretty cover girl lash blast more. I will be posting my top 4 mascaras later today! Did you find this mascara to lash a long time? I did but it was kinda hard to remove. Looking forward to read more soon :)

    1. It came off easy enough with my Simple Makep Remover,I've just finished an eight hour shift and had so many people compliment my eyes today, and its staying power is great! x

  5. woww they look dramatic on you!!!! your eyes look so gorgeous when u use it.

    I absolutely adore your blog. The makeup is wonderful and I'll really love to try that out!

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  6. Nice!!!!! Your lashes look lovely!

    Love the layout of your blog and the content.

    Following you on Google. Check out my blog when you have time.

  7. I really want to go to the airport just so I can go to duty free :(
    I've just nominated you for the Liebster award on my blog :D

    Rachel x

  8. I love the way this masacara lengthens but I need volume in my mascaras:)

    Now following (found you thru the beauty professor:)

  9. Great review :) I've been lusting over this mascara for a while now and i can't wait to actually go out and get my hands on it!

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  10. Great blog! You have a new follower :) This mascara is definately going to be the next one that I try out, it looks pretty good! I'd love you to check my blog out, you might like it :) xxx

  11. This mascara is incredible! I haven't found anything that beats it yet :) great blog!

    Grace x