I don't really believe in high end mascaras. I mean, I'm not going to spend twenty bucks on a product that will increase the length of my lashes by 0.00001 cm. However, the Benefit They're Real! mascara has definitely changed my perspective.
WHAT IT CLAIMS: They're Real! lengthens, curls, volumizes, lifts and separates. Our jet black, long-wearing formula won't smudge or dry out. A specially designed brush reveals lashes you never knew you had.
WHAT I THINK ABOUT IT: I was a bit reluctant to try out this mascara mainly because I believe that some drugstore mascaras are better than high end ones and I really didn't feel like I should shell out so much money for a mascara. I must say that I am really happy I did invest in it.
Perhaps the most unique thing about this mascara is the applicator. It's definitely not gimmick-y. The wand is the star of the show. It really does separate the lashes nicely, giving them a beautiful, flared natural look. The mascara volumizes and lengthens my lashes as it claims. I wouldn't say it makes everyones lashes look like falsies because it really depends on the natural length and volume of your lashes, but it does a phenomenal job of curling, lengthening and volumizing.
The formula of the Benefit They're Real! mascara is a bit thick and wet. There have been numerous times when I've blinked a bit too quickly and mascara ends up on my under eye area. This could be a good or bad thing, depending on your preferences.
This mascara makes my lashes slightly crunchy. I personally don't mind that, but I know it could be bothersome for some people.
You can build up the Benefit They're Real! mascara, but not more than three coats because it can get super clumpy after that. Even the separator on the mascara wand won't be able to get all the clumps out. Also, building up the mascara too much will actually weigh down your lashes and not give them that beautiful, curled look.
BENEFIT THEY'RE REAL! MASCARA APPLIED TO THE UPPER LASHES