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They're Real Mascara

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Benefit CosmeticsThey're Real Mascara
 
4.3

(based on 4003 reviews)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lengthens (2481)
  • Adds volume (2318)
  • Defines & separates (2254)
  • Great brush (2169)
  • Applies evenly (2117)

Cons

  • Difficult to remove (729)
  • Dries out quickly (225)
  • Flakes (221)
  • Sticky texture (212)
  • Smudges or runs (204)

Best Uses

  • Anytime (2525)
  • Going out (807)
  • Daytime (777)
  • Daily use (438)
  • Special occasions (187)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Classic style (1807), Natural style (1295), Trendy style (631)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (415), Fair (389), Deep (24)

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2.0

Not thrilled

By Rabbit

from WNC

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Long Lasting

Cons

  • Difficult to remove

Best Uses

  • Special Occasions

Comments about Benefit Cosmetics They're Real Mascara:

Used twice and will toss. Several other brands I have used were better and less expensive.

  • Skin Tone:
  • Medium
 
5.0

Best Mascara that I have ever used

By GeeLouise

from Chicago, IL

About Me Classic Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • Lengthens
  • Long Lasting
  • Separates
  • Smudge-free

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Benefit Cosmetics They're Real Mascara:

      I generally do not like how mascaras don't make much of a difference other than adding some color. This mascara makes me feel like I have long beautiful lashes!!

       
      4.0

      It works!

      By Gen

      from Union, MO

      About Me Natural Style

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply
      • Long Lasting

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Benefit Cosmetics They're Real Mascara:

          This has become a fave!

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium
           
          5.0

          LOVE this stuff

          By Dont Be Jellis

          from Chicago, IL

          About Me Classic Style

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Normal Skin
            • Oily Skin

            Comments about Benefit Cosmetics They're Real Mascara:

            I have VERY oily eyelashes...most mascaras run all down under my eyes within an hour or two. This stuff STAYS ON! Doesn't come off under my eyes and for those nights when I fall asleep before taking off my makeup...its right there when I wake up in the morning. Comes off easy with Neutrogena eye makeup remover. So grateful they came out with this stuff...I haven't been able to wear mascara for years...but now I can :)

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium
             
            2.0

            Great the first time I used it

            By Buy Bad Gal instead

            from washington, dc

            About Me Trendy Style

            Pros

            • Curls
            • Lengthens

            Cons

            • Clumpy
            • Doesnt Come Off

            Best Uses

            • The First Time You Wear

            Comments about Benefit Cosmetics They're Real Mascara:

            The first time I used it I thought it was incredible, best mascara ever. And now my eyelashes always look miserable and clumpy because it's nearly impossible to get it all off your eyelashes after each use. Therefore, when you go to put it on in the morning it clumps up with the clumps you still have. Keep in mind, I even rub my lashes with makeup remover before going to bed.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair
             
            3.0

            lengthening and volumizing

            By betty

            from palm desert ca

            Pros

            • Good Value

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Benefit Cosmetics They're Real Mascara:

                It's a good mascara for volumizing and lengthening especially with the little rounded brush at the tip but this mascara won't let my lashes stay curled it uncurls them.

                • Skin Tone:
                • Medium
                 
                5.0

                Best Mascara Ever.

                By Woman on the move.

                from Charleston, WV

                About Me Classic Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Apply
                • Good Value
                • Long Lasting

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use

                  Comments about Benefit Cosmetics They're Real Mascara:

                  This is the best mascara ever. Perfect for contact wearers. It holds and lasts all day. I love it and thank the Ulta consultant for the recommendation.

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Fair
                   
                  4.0

                  They'er Real Mascara is fantastic!

                  By Ravenfan

                  from Baltimore, Maryland

                  About Me Natural Style

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Apply
                  • Great color
                  • Long Lasting
                  • Love the brush
                  • So Far No Clumps

                  Cons

                  • More colors
                  • Only 4 Stars Cause Price
                  • Way Too Expensive

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use
                  • Special Occasions

                  Comments about Benefit Cosmetics They're Real Mascara:

                  I use this mascara on a daily basis. It stays on without smudges. Also, it washes off nicely with makeup remover.

                  The color is very nice and it goes on very smooth. No clumps yet. My lashes get very long the more I apply. I usually do about 3 times.

                  Way too expensive. That is why I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 stars. I wish there were more colors like blue or green. That's all I really have to say about the product. Thank you for listening.

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Medium
                   
                  1.0

                  Too dry

                  By TLC

                  from South Carolina

                  About Me Trendy Style

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Flakes

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Benefit Cosmetics They're Real Mascara:

                      I have long eyelashes and use mascara daily. I found this mascara to be very dry. It would clump my eyelashes and flake on the ends. Not a smooth look at all. I like for my eyelashes to look full, long and smooth, this product does not do that at all. And this is not the type that you can layer on to add more color and depth. I've used cheaper brands that work better. I would not recommend

                      • Skin Tone:
                      • Medium
                       
                      4.0

                      great mascare!!

                      By terra

                      from champion, mi

                      About Me Trendy Style

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Apply
                      • Good Pigmentation
                      • Lashes Look Longer
                      • Long Lasting

                      Cons

                      • Clumps A Little

                      Best Uses

                      • Daily Use

                      Comments about Benefit Cosmetics They're Real Mascara:

                      This mascara has a nice brush, but be careful not to scratch your eye. The brush has a nice tip to it that easily grabs the smaller lashes in the corners of your eyes. The stiffer brush also grabs your lashes nicely. Use sparingly or you will notice clumping. If you have clumping, wait until your lashes are dry then comb through;)

                      • Skin Tone:
                      • Fair

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                      • Q:

                        I have been using this product for a couple of months now, and other than the black "smudges" on my eyelids at the end of the day, I love it. What can I do to keep it from leaching onto my eyelids? (My daughter will tell me "mom you look like you have two black eyes!")
                        Asked on 8/8/2014 by mama from Spokane, Washington

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          We recommend using an eyelid primer like Benefit Cosmetics Stay Don't Stray to prevent smudging, especially if you have oily lids:
                          http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod1840041

                          Apply 3 tiny dots under your eyes & blend. Next apply 3 dots on eyelids & blend. Let set, then apply concealers & eyeshadows as usual.

                          Answered on 8/15/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        is this hypoallergenic? meaning does it irritate people with sensitive eyes or contact wearers?
                        Asked on 8/4/2014 by Sandy from US

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          Benefit does not test for or claim that their products are hypoallergenic. All products are sensitivity tested to ensure against irritation.

                          Answered on 8/6/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        Are there Parabens in this Mascara?
                        Asked on 7/26/2014 by Linda

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          No, this mascara is paraben-free.

                          Answered on 7/30/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        Is it gluten free?
                        Asked on 7/19/2014 by kp from Columbia, SC

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          From Benefit Cosmetics:

                          "Our principal mission and our duty: to guarantee safe, high quality products for our consumers. Committeed to upholding consumer's confidence in its products, the LVMH group has always endeavoured to supply products of consistently high, impeccable quality.

                          "The products we develop therefore comply with the strictest legislations throughout the world, whilst also meeting our internal development criteria and the most stringent quality, traceability and safety constraints. These requirements guarantee the product's safety for the consumer.

                          "We may have wheat germ in a few remaining products, all others have been reformulated to withdraw all wheat protein hydrolysates, even though these ingredients are still widely used elsewhere in the cosmetics industry today.

                          "It should however be noted that in spite of all the care we take over the traceability of our raw materials, we cannot guarantee that the raw materials used may not have come into contact accidentally with gluten during their manufacturing process at our suppliers."

                          Answered on 7/28/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        People are stating its hard to remove. Are they speaking of the waterproof or the regular one? Please advise.
                        Asked on 7/3/2014 by Sony from Houston tx

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          Currently there is only one formula of They're Real Mascara, which is water-resistant rather than waterproof. This product can be easily removed using Benefit Cosmetics They're Real Remover, which features a gentle formula that removes both water-resistant and waterproof eye makeup:
                          http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod10421041

                          Answered on 7/8/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        Can the second coat make the lashes clumpy ?
                        Asked on 6/13/2014 by Cassie from Dallas, Tx

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          To ensure even, clump-free application, follow these steps:
                          Position the wand horizontally & wiggle from side to side, base to tip, to achieve maximum volume, length, and lift.
                          Hold the wand vertically and stroke upward to curl and separate lashes.
                          Layer generously as desired.

                          Answered on 6/16/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        Does this mascara come in waterproof formula?
                        Asked on 6/9/2014 by Inquirier

                        1 answer

                      • Q:

                        How many ounces is this bottle?
                        Asked on 6/3/2014 by Chris from Phoenix, AZ

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          This product's size is 0.3 oz.

                          Answered on 6/3/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        Do you have a brown/black color?
                        Asked on 4/21/2014 by Carol

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          This product is only available in one shade: Black.

                          Answered on 4/22/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        What look is this mascara going to give my lashes as opposed to Bad Gal? In other words, if I want longer, separated lashes which one should I choose?
                        Asked on 4/10/2014 by loveulta

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          The primary benefit of They're Real is lash-lengthening and separating for extremely long lashes, while the primary benefit of BADgal is volumizing for thick, full lashes. You can even layer one over the other for dramatic long AND full lashes!

                          Answered on 4/11/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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