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Benefit Cosmetics

They're Real Mascara

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Benefit CosmeticsThey're Real Mascara
 
4.3

(based on 4072 reviews)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lengthens (2482)
  • Adds volume (2319)
  • Defines & separates (2254)
  • Great brush (2171)
  • Applies evenly (2117)

Cons

  • Difficult to remove (729)
  • Flakes (226)
  • Dries out quickly (225)
  • Sticky texture (212)
  • Smudges or runs (204)

Best Uses

  • Anytime (2527)
  • Going out (807)
  • Daytime (777)
  • Daily use (470)
  • Special occasions (199)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Classic style (1834), Natural style (1318), Trendy style (638)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (441), Fair (421), Deep (26)

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5.0

Best mascara ever!!

By Sara scissorhands

from Manistee, MI

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Benefit Cosmetics They're Real Mascara:

      False lash look without the hassle

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      2.0

      I love this but the wand broke off

      By amsunshine

      from Cherryville, NC

      About Me Classic Style

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply
      • Long Lasting

      Cons

      • Lash Applicator Broke

      Best Uses

        Comments about Benefit Cosmetics They're Real Mascara:

        My all time fave massacara. However, the applicator for the massacara broke off inside the tube. Unable to use anymore. I was told this is not an uncommon issue. For the price, I would not want this to be an issue.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair
         
        4.0

        My Second 'Go-To' Mascara

        By jenkay

        from northeast Pa

        Comments about Benefit Cosmetics They're Real Mascara:

        I really like the coverage you get, the way it lifts and separates your lashes is phenom. I love the little brushy part at the tip. That makes it SO MUCH easier to get your inner and outer lashes!! Caution: this mascara is VERY wet. If you are not cautious you can smear it everywhere and ruin your look. Practice without eye makeup first...just my hint to pass on. xox

         
        3.0

        ??

        By Jess

        from augusta ga

        Comments about Benefit Cosmetics They're Real Mascara:

        I used this mascara at a friends house and I loooooved it so I bought it a couple months after that. The packaging was different so I'm thinking hers was a little older. Given that I think the formula changed with the packaging as well because I hated it after I bought it. The formula was very wet and did nothing good for my lashes. I was very confused because I loved the one I tried at my friends. I just have it to my sister

         
        3.0

        Just ok

        By radgal

        from Hampton Va

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Long Lasting

        Cons

        • Difficult to Apply

        Best Uses

          Comments about Benefit Cosmetics They're Real Mascara:

          This product does not separate the lashes very well making them look clumpy.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium
           
          5.0

          Fantastic

          By Grammy755

          from Visalia, CA

          About Me Natural Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply
          • Long Lasting

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Benefit Cosmetics They're Real Mascara:

              I really like the look of this mascara. It almost makes it look like I have false lashes on.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium
               
              5.0

              Bam there they are...

              By Lild

              from Long Beach, Ca

              About Me Natural Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply
              • Good Value
              • Long Lasting

              Cons

              • Not Water Proof

              Best Uses

              • Anytime

              Comments about Benefit Cosmetics They're Real Mascara:

              Awesome mascara makes my lashes longer and separates them making them just Bam right in your face noticeable.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium
               
              5.0

              Love my lashes!

              By Picky about Products

              from Munce, Indiana

              About Me Natural 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 a quality product. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to call attention to their eyes!

                • Skin Tone:
                • Medium
                 
                5.0

                Works Wonders!

                By Corry

                from Midland Mi

                About Me Natural 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 mascara is wonderful! It does what it says. It lengthens my eyelashes perfectly.

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Medium
                   
                  3.0

                  over rated

                  By kat

                  from cliffside park

                  Comments about Benefit Cosmetics They're Real Mascara:

                  over rated ok

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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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