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The Real Steal

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Benefit CosmeticsThe Real Steal
 
4.1

(based on 158 reviews)

79%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Long lasting (41)
  • Easy to apply (36)
  • Good pigmentation (28)
  • Good value (16)
  • Versatile (9)

Cons

  • Difficult to apply (10)
  • Messy (6)
  • Flakes (3)
  • Hard to remove (3)
  • Pricey (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (20)
  • Special occasions (11)
  • Normal skin (7)
  • Sensitive skin (5)
  • Anytime (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Classic style (19), Natural style (15), Trendy style (8)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (26), Fair (19)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (97)

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3.0

not crazy about it

By bobud83

from Georgia

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Long Lasting

Cons

  • Difficult to Apply

Best Uses

  • Special Occasions

Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The Real Steal:

Do love the brush not loving the mascara

  • Skin Tone:
  • Fair
 
4.0

Still love the mascara ...

By Trish

from Virginia

Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The Real Steal:

Still love the mascara, couldn't care for the liner. Even watched the YouTube guru videos for tips and while it looked nice, it wasn't the best one out there. Love Benefit as a brand still!

 
5.0

I'm in love with both these products.

By bombshell blonde

from Sherman Oaks, ca

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The Real Steal:

        The mascara is so amazing that people stop me just to ask me if my lashes are real. Hence the name.
        The liner stays all day. You can achieve different looks. I love the applicator. Took me a minute to get use to it. After I mastered it I will never go back to a applying my liner from a pod and brush. Hoping for new colors.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair
         
        5.0

        Does the job.

        By Vanessa2023

        from Burlingame, CA

        About Me Classic Style

        Pros

        • Good Pigmentation
        • Long Lasting
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • Stains Easily

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Normal Skin

        Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The Real Steal:

        I absolutely love this eyeliner! I had been using the brown gel eyeliner form Maybelline which is good and easy for everyday use, however their black gel eyeliner's pigmentation is not the same, so I decided to go big with my bucks and get this one. The very first time I applied it, I had trouble getting a smooth line, but after two or three uses is not hard to get a descent line whatever I wanted it. I don't understand how a lot of people say that this product is hard to use, flaky or so..if you want something that is long lasting like me, then of course you have to deal with hard-to-get-rid-of make up. I use the Almay waterproof make up remover and have no problem. This is basically the second gel eyeliner that I have used and I highly recommend it. It takes some "play" to get the hang of it but it really works.

         
        5.0

        BEST EYELINER EVER!!

        By JJ

        from Ohio

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Doesn't Budge
        • Easy To Apply
        • Good Pigmentation
        • Long Lasting

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The Real Steal:

          I've been looking for an eyeliner that wears all day without having to re-apply. This is it! I also love that you can make thin or thick lines with this eyeliner. I will buy again!

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium
           
          5.0

          Two favs, one great price!

          By Big Al

          from Bolivia, NC

          About Me Classic Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply
          • Good Pigmentation
          • Long Lasting
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Normal Skin

            Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The Real Steal:

            Both items are keepers! They never fail me

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium
             
            4.0

            Great little pair!

            By Megan's mommy

            from New Paris, IN

            About Me Trendy Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Apply
            • Good Pigmentation
            • Long Lasting

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Oily Skin
              • Special Occasions

              Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The Real Steal:

              I have worn the liner and mascara to work nearly every day. The eyeliner applicator is easy to use and fairly mess free. The mascara is bold but does not clump. I love the applicator brush on this mascara. Both stay all day and then some but come off easily with eye makeup remover.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium
               
              4.0

              Liked 2 out of 3

              By Kate

              from Columbus, OH

              About Me Natural Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use

                  Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The Real Steal:

                  The mascara worked great as well as the eye make-up remover. The eye liner was not easy to apply and I would not buy a full size. I do appreciate having gotten a sample size to try rather than having to buy the full size only to be disappointed. I really liked and would recomment the mascara.

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Medium
                   
                  4.0

                  Great Value!

                  By Fashion_Girli24

                  from Rochester, NY

                  About Me Trendy Style

                  Pros

                  • Budget Friendly
                  • Good Value
                  • Long Lasting
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                  • Difficult to Apply
                  • Eyeliner Is Hard To Apply

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use
                  • Normal Skin
                  • Special Occasions

                  Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The Real Steal:

                  Great value! It even comes with a sample of the eyeliner remover. I wouldn't recommend using regular makeup remover wipes on these products since it will tug on your skin and create wrinkles and crows feet near your eyes. I recommend watching YouTube videos on how to apply It's Real liner to achieve the best results. That's what I did and it helped a lot. The liner is gel so it's beneficial to beginners.

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Fair
                   
                  5.0

                  Too Good to be...Real

                  By Susan the Teacher

                  from Lexington, KY

                  About Me Natural Style

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Apply
                  • Long Lasting

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The Real Steal:

                      Love this combo! The liner goes on with little effort and both last all day without running. I've found my forever eyeliner and mascara. Good stuff!

                      • Skin Tone:
                      • Fair

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                      • Q:

                        Is this waterproof?
                        Asked on 1/9/2015 by Julie

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          No, neither product is waterproof.

                          Answered on 1/9/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        Do I get both the mascara and liner for this price?
                        Asked on 12/10/2014 by Paddy from Basye

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          Yes, this set includes:

                          FULL SIZE They're Real! Mascara (0.3 oz.)
                          Mini They're Real! push-up Liner (0.01 oz.)
                          Individual sample of They're Real! Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover

                          Answered on 12/11/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        Are these mini products or regular size?
                        Asked on 12/10/2014 by D

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          Includes:

                          FULL SIZE They're Real! Mascara (0.3 oz.)
                          Mini They're Real! push-up Liner (0.01 oz.)
                          Individual sample of They're Real! Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover

                          Answered on 12/11/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        can you put this on your water line?
                        Asked on 12/5/2014 by barbara

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          Benefit Cosmetics has not yet tested or approved They're Real Push-Up Liner for use on the waterline.

                          Answered on 12/8/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        is this product hypoallergenic ?
                        Asked on 11/17/2014 by ally

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          Benefit does not test for or claim that their products are hypo-allergenic (least likely to cause an allergic reaction) or non-comedogenic (does not cause pimples & blackheads). If you have a specific allergy, please consult your physician to determine if a product is suitable for your skin.

                          Answered on 11/18/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        What color is the mascara
                        Asked on 9/7/2014 by Ara Mae from United States

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          Both products are black.

                          Answered on 9/10/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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