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Benefit Cosmetics

They're Real Mascara

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Benefit CosmeticsThey're Real Mascara
 
4.3

(based on 4171 reviews)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lengthens (2483)
  • Adds volume (2319)
  • Defines & separates (2254)
  • Great brush (2171)
  • Applies evenly (2117)

Cons

  • Difficult to remove (731)
  • Flakes (240)
  • Dries out quickly (225)
  • Sticky texture (212)
  • Smudges or runs (204)

Best Uses

  • Anytime (2527)
  • Going out (807)
  • Daytime (777)
  • Daily use (505)
  • Special occasions (212)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Classic style (1880), Natural style (1350), Trendy style (649)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (494), Fair (457), Deep (27)

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5.0

Best mascara I have ever used!

By meagan

from Puyallup, wa

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use

    Comments about Benefit Cosmetics They're Real Mascara:

    This is the best mascara I have ever used. Before I purchased it I considered getting lash extentions but now I do not need to. My lashes look full and thick and I get several compliments a day on how great my eyelashes look. People ask me if they are real and they are shocked when I tell them yes that I'm just wearing great mascara!

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium
     
    1.0

    Disappointed

    By Lisa

    from BG KY

    About Me Classic Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Na

    Cons

    • No Long Lashes

    Best Uses

    • NA

    Comments about Benefit Cosmetics They're Real Mascara:

    I want long lashes but this product doesn't provide very little length.
    Very disappointed not worth the time or money:-(

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium
     
    5.0

    In love with this product

    By Steph

    from Nebo NC

    About Me Classic Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Benefit Cosmetics They're Real Mascara:

        By far the best mascara I have ever used! No clumps, doesn't smear or dry stiff. Can't believe I waited so long to try this product!

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium
         
        3.0

        Short Lived

        By Natural Millienial

        from Charlotte, NC

        About Me Natural Style

        Pros

        • Adds Length And Volume
        • Defines Seperates
        • Easy To Apply
        • Good Pigmentation

        Cons

        • Clumpy After 2 Weeks
        • Flakes
        • Hard to remove
        • price
        • Wax Based So Dries Out

        Best Uses

        • Special Occasions

        Comments about Benefit Cosmetics They're Real Mascara:

        I really do like the way it applies when it's brand new. It seperates and lengthens wonderfully, but it flakes off so reapply if going out later in the day.

        This mascara is wax based which makes it so difficult to remove! Plus, after about 10-14 days it becomes very dry and makes lashes clumpy!

        I recommend buying the travel size, it'll last you about 10-14 days and that's really the max life of this mascara.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium
         
        1.0

        NOT Waterproof

        By Pam

        from Wildomar CA

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply

        Cons

        • Flakes
        • Messy
        • Wears Off Easily

        Best Uses

        • Dry Skin
        • Normal Skin
        • Special Occasions

        Comments about Benefit Cosmetics They're Real Mascara:

        Very disappointed. I love this line but for the cost of the liner and mascara, definitely not something I will eve recommend. I would like to return both if I am allowed

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium
         
        5.0

        Wonderful mascara

        By San

        from Palm Desert

        About Me Classic Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply
        • Good Pigmentation
        • Long Lasting

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Dry Skin

          Comments about Benefit Cosmetics They're Real Mascara:

          My lashes never looked better, and for years I thought lancome was the best, this mascara has no comparison

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium
           
          3.0

          Stiff and expensive

          By Beauty product obsessed

          from Plymouth, MI

          About Me Classic Style

          Pros

          • Good Pigmentation
          • Long Lasting

          Cons

          • Hard to remove
          • Stiff

          Best Uses

            Comments about Benefit Cosmetics They're Real Mascara:

            Nice color. Nice brush. I dries very stiff and is hard to remove without much agitation. Too expensive. I'll stick to BE which performs, dries softer and is less expensive.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair
             
            3.0

            Mixed review

            By WaS

            from NJ

            About Me Natural Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Extends Lashes Well

            Cons

            • Blotchy
            • Messy

            Best Uses

              Comments about Benefit Cosmetics They're Real Mascara:

              liked lash length but too blotchy and thick

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair
               
              5.0

              Love this mascara!

              By Kim

              from South Bend, IN

              About Me Natural Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply
              • Long Lasting

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use

                Comments about Benefit Cosmetics They're Real Mascara:

                This mascara is great! No clumping!

                • Skin Tone:
                • Fair
                 
                5.0

                Really works

                By Mlm

                from Atlanta

                About Me Natural Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Cost

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use

                Comments about Benefit Cosmetics They're Real Mascara:

                I use this every day. My lashes really show up. Most mascaras flake off during the day and can get in my eyes. Never happens with this mascara . I like the brush. It works really well . I wish it wasn't so expensive.

                • Skin Tone:
                • Medium

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                • 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

                • 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
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