So, this is my first ever review post. I have decided to review the Benefit 'They're Real' products. I purchased these yesterday. Basically, I went into Boots in the hope of finding a brand new HOPEFULLY cheap mascara that did the job well, and got talking to a lady who was behind the Benefit counter. She hugely recommended it to me and I was a bit apprehensive due to how expensive it seemed - the mascara was around £18 on it's own. However, her eyelashes looked AMAZING and I was finally tempted into purchasing. However, instead of getting the mascara on it's own, I decided to get the 'Real Steal' box instead that also contained the eyeliner and a make-up remover too for just £1.50 more at £19.50! The retail price for both would've been £24. So firstly, here is the package and the eyeliner and mascara it contained inside that this will focus on:
So, what sets the They're Real products apart? Well, firstly there is the pretty impressive stats! Benefit They're Real mascara is the UK's #1 mascara, as the woman behind the counter also expressed - so you can't get much better than that! So I wanted to put it to the test and see if it WAS all that. Well, I can say that it definitely is! It only took me two coats of the mascara to get the results I wanted. The brush itself is wonderful - once applying horizontally, it gave SO much volume and length to my lashes, as well as lifting them. Applying it vertically also separates the lashes and curls them, too so the limits are endless. It made my lashes look SO defined and did all this without leaving any clumps! I would HIGHLY recommend it, definitely the best mascara I've ever used. I wasn't AS impressed with the eyeliner, I mean it did come out really well after you removed the orange plastic part and had a fiddle around with the twisting part at the bottom, but I think it's a more personal thing for me because I personally prefer using a pencil, but it's still of high quality. It is shaped really well I think so you always get a great wing, however one detriment I did notice is that it tends to be a bit fiddly as for me it takes quite a few turns of the bottom before the eyeliner even comes out.
Here was the before and after results on my very own eyes:
Before mascara and eyeliner.
After mascara and eyeliner!
Excuse how bad my skin was looking and the dirty mirror!
But yeah - overall, I'd definitely say that the mascara is ESSENTIAL if you're willing to fork out a bit. It was a bit of a shock at first because I was originally going to buy one that was about £10 less - however - the quality is absolutely undeniable. It gave me dramatic volume and enhanced the length just wonderfully, and it lasts for quite a while as well. So yes I can most definitely see why it is the U.K's number one mascara! If you're into gel eyeliner and want the perfect flick and don't mind putting up with how fiddly it can be then I'd definitely recommend getting the 'The Real steal' package. I wasn't too experienced with it because as I said, I prefer using a pencil - so it wasn't really for me, but it's definitely worth the price at just one pound extra if you like your gel eyeliner, plus you get a make-up remover as well! Exquisite quality, I was extremely impressed.
Hope you guys enjoyed this review! Have you tried any Benefit products?
Have a nice week!