Friday, 17 August 2012

Benefit Real or Hype Mascara review!

Hi Girls, i recently purchased the much hyped up Benefit they're Real Mascara.
If anyone can give a mascara a run for its money its me as i have such rubbish lashes and i expect a mascara to transform them into long Bambi touch your eyebrow type of look (Near impossible i know)

I purchased the small sized one in boots which is about half the size of the regular one which retails at £18.50

The brush is very firm but flexible and the bristles are spiky. The head of the brush is quite large and it does get right down to the root of the lashes easily.

The tip of the brush is a spiked ball shape and i found the mascara collected in this area a bit too much so if i tried to use this part of the brush it clumped the lashes together.

                                               Results: Naked Lashes                                                    

1 Coat

2 Coats

I have to say I'm very underwhelmed by this mascara, 1 coat was ok it did lengthen the lashes the colour is a nice dramatic black but its really nothing special for me and at £18.50 i expected a lot more. 

2 Coats and its clumpy. I will use it up but i wouldn't re buy. I had high hopes but in my opinion its an average mascara, i have better ones that cost less than half the price.
Obviously this may not be the case for everyone, i do have very short fine lashes to begin with so somebody with different lashes may well love this mascara but it just didn't work for me. Have you tried this and if so what are your thoughts?


  1. When I first seen this I really wanted to try it, I like mascaras with those sort of rubber bristles but im not a fan of big brushes I make such a mess, and seem to get it everywhere. To be honest the price put me off buying, and I wasnt a big fan of Bad Gal. Im quite happy with drug store mascaras. Aww im sorry this mascara was disappointing for you x x

  2. So glad you wrote this as there has been so much hype I kknew it couldn't surely be true lol! How much was this smaller sized one? xx

    1. I disagree, this is my favorite mascara so i guess it's down to personal preference but surely so many women can't be wrong? I'd say give it a go and see what you think about it xx

  3. Oh now see I really, really like this mascara! Did you see my before and after pics. It makes my lashes so long that you can see them from a distance. Sorry it didn't suit yours. What is your fave mascara? x

  4. I find mascaras so hit and miss but this one I love and works really well on my lashes which are sparse but quite long, so perhaps that helps. I also don't wear mascara on a daily basis so when I do it always seems to make more of an impact.

    In your pictures I think it looks really pretty on the one coat so perhaps good for au natural days? It's flipping annoying shelling out for a mascara you don't like though. Completely agree there. X

  5. Thanks for the replies girls. Jess it was about £10 if I remember correctly x

    Bettina my favourite is Lancôme doll eyes it makes my lashes so long. My lashes are short at the moment though I think I will start using an eyelash growth serum again for a few months x

  6. I took advantage of a local deal and repurchased it some days ago, the fact is that I like it a lot. As for being clumpy, once I stopped wiggling the brush and started using even, straight strokes, no mascara got clumpy on me again! I'm intrigued by the Lancôme one though, I think I have a sample of it that I haven't opened at all, maybe it's time!

  7. I don't like this mascara either, its very clump and actually, not that great compared to those much cheaper!

  8. I know you don't like it but the before and after transformation is amazing. You really have amazing lashes on the after photo! xx
    and you have the most amazing eyebrows evah!

  9. Thanks for reviewing this, I was considering buying it but was put off by the price. I really love L'Oreal false lash telescopic for long lashes. Check out my review here - Review L'Oreal Telescopic mascara xxx

  10. I'm using this one too, after reading glowing reviews I invested (ouch!!) and had very high hopes! It's ok, I like it, but I'm not sure I'll repurchase it. I've just got a sample of YSL shocking so I'm going to try to get a comparison post on my blog this week!

    Hope you're enjoying your weekend :-) x

  11. Thanks for the replies girls.

    Liloo thanks hun x

    Jennifer, hope it works for you x

    Lauren thanks i will have a noseyx

    Rebecca id love to try the ysl shocking, my friend has is and says its amazing x

  12. Great review and pics. Good thing I didn't get it!


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