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Benefit Cosmetics

They're Real Mascara

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Benefit CosmeticsThey're Real Mascara
 
4.3

(based on 4299 reviews)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lengthens (2519)
  • Adds volume (2355)
  • Defines & separates (2290)
  • Great brush (2204)
  • Applies evenly (2149)

Cons

  • Difficult to remove (745)
  • Flakes (247)
  • Dries out quickly (227)
  • Sticky texture (215)
  • Smudges or runs (208)

Best Uses

  • Anytime (2568)
  • Going out (819)
  • Daytime (788)
  • Daily use (541)
  • Special occasions (225)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Classic style (1934), Natural style (1399), Trendy style (663)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (533), Fair (489), Deep (28)

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5.0

Love this mascara!

By Angela

from Barnesville, GA

About Me Classic Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Adds Volume
  • Applies Evenly
  • Defines & Separates
  • Great Brush
  • Lengthens

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Anytime

    Comments about Benefit Cosmetics They're Real Mascara:

    This is a great mascara that goes on great and stays on good! I will buy this again.

     
    5.0

    Great mascara!

    By sarahk

    from Scottsdale, AZ

    About Me Natural Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Adds Volume
    • Applies Evenly
    • Defines & Separates
    • Doesn't Clump
    • Great Brush
    • Lengthens

    Cons

    • Difficult To Remove
    • Sticky Texture

    Best Uses

    • Anytime

    Comments about Benefit Cosmetics They're Real Mascara:

    I generally get lash extensions but when I cannot afford them this is a GREAT alternative! Definitely worth the money.

     
    4.0

    ready good mascara

    By Kaska

    from Queens , NY

    About Me Natural Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Adds Volume
    • Defines & Separates
    • Great Brush

    Cons

    • Difficult To Remove

    Best Uses

    • Anytime

    Comments about Benefit Cosmetics They're Real Mascara:

    I don't use a lot a make up and I definitely will use this mascara.

     
    5.0

    Great Mascara

    By Janice

    from Hilton Head CA

    About Me Natural Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Adds Volume
    • Applies Evenly

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Anytime

      Comments about Benefit Cosmetics They're Real Mascara:

      Love this mascara

       
      5.0

      Great product!

      By satisfied user

      from alabama

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Adds Volume
      • Applies Evenly
      • Defines & Separates
      • Doesn't Clump
      • Great Brush
      • Lengthens

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Anytime
        • Daytime
        • Going Out

        Comments about Benefit Cosmetics They're Real Mascara:

        Great product! My eyelashes are really sparse, and I can't use overly heavy volumizing mascaras because they weigh them down. This product lengthens, defines, and adds volume without weighing down my lashes at all. It's long lasting and a great product. Currently my favorite mascara.

         
        5.0

        love

        By g

        from Il

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Adds Volume
        • Lengthens

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Anytime

          Comments about Benefit Cosmetics They're Real Mascara:

          i use this everyday.

           
          4.0

          Great.

          By Happy therapist

          from Santa Barbara, CA

          About Me Classic Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Adds Volume
          • Applies Evenly
          • Defines & Separates
          • Lengthens

          Cons

          • Flakes
          • Smudges or Runs

          Best Uses

          • Anytime

          Comments about Benefit Cosmetics They're Real Mascara:

          This is a great mascara. I def recommend it :)

           
          3.0

          TOO pricey

          By lisabug

          from louisiana

          About Me Natural Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Adds Volume
          • Defines & Separates

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Anytime

            Comments about Benefit Cosmetics They're Real Mascara:

            I do not think it is worth the price that I paid for it. It costs twice as much as my cover girl and I did not find it that much better!!!!!

             
            5.0

            I love this product

            By la bella

            from goleta,ca

            About Me Natural Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Adds Volume
            • Applies Evenly
            • Defines & Separates
            • Doesn't Clump
            • Great Brush

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Anytime

              Comments about Benefit Cosmetics They're Real Mascara:

              I love my big eye lashes!

               
              5.0

              So long Lancome- hello Benefit!!

              By Texas Mom

              from Austin, Texas

              About Me Natural Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Adds Volume
              • Applies Evenly
              • Defines & Separates
              • Doesn't Clump
              • Great Brush
              • Lengthens

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Anytime
                • Daytime
                • Going Out

                Comments about Benefit Cosmetics They're Real Mascara:

                This is by far one of the highest quality mascaras I have found. I was preciously hooked on variations of Lancome's Definicils and thought it was fine. This Benefit mascara ROCKS MY WORLD!!! I do not have (or want) extensions on my lashes, but this mascara gives them such a full-bodied healthy look- I could not love it any more!! Definitely my new fave!!

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                • Q:

                  IS THIS PRODUCT OK FOR SENSITIVE EYES?
                  Asked on 11/19/2014 by PAM from MINNESOTA

                  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 11/19/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                • Q:

                  I've always stressed over my pin straight lashes, even if i use a curler they flatten back out when I add mascara. Does this product really curl them?
                  Asked on 11/17/2014 by Andi from Kalamazoo

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    They're Real Mascara does help to curl lashes. Hold the wand vertically & stroke upward to curl & separate.

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

                  Is this tested on animals
                  Asked on 8/17/2014 by Torri from Somerset pa

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    From Benefit Cosmetics:

                    "We do not test our products on animals nor do we permit others to do so except where it is required by law.

                    "We are deeply committed to the elimination of animal testing and we are playing a leading role in developing alternative methods through our support of the “Fund for Alternatives to Animal Testing” in the United States and the Opal Program in France. Additionally, we are one of only a few companies to have invested in creating our own internal department to test raw materials and ingredients to further ensure the quality of our products and the satisfaction of our customers, which is our foremost priority.

                    "We are hopeful that alternative testing methods will be adopted worldwide and we will see an end to animal testing."

                    Answered on 9/2/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                • 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

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