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They're Real Mascara

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Benefit CosmeticsThey're Real Mascara
 
4.3

(based on 4177 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 (507)
  • Special occasions (212)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Classic style (1881), Natural style (1355), Trendy style (649)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (498), Fair (459), Deep (27)

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5.0

They're Real!

By Karen Katie

from Oklahoma City, OK

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • Good Pigmentation
  • Long Lasting

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Benefit Cosmetics They're Real Mascara:

      This product is a bit pricy

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair
       
      4.0

      Nice change!

      By Char

      from Longview, WA

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Normal Skin

        Comments about Benefit Cosmetics They're Real Mascara:

        This was a nice change for me. The mascara goes on easily, does not flake or smear, and I can wash it off easily.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium
         
        5.0

        A favorite of mine!

        By JJBarker

        from Charlotte, NC

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply
        • Good Pigmentation
        • Long Lasting

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use

          Comments about Benefit Cosmetics They're Real Mascara:

          Love how it extends your lashes

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium
           
          4.0

          Love!

          By Christie

          from Westchester New York

          About Me Natural Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Doesn't Curl Great

          Best Uses

            Comments about Benefit Cosmetics They're Real Mascara:

            Great color, thickness and length! I just wish it would curl my lashes more. It doesn't clump a lot and applies very evenly

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium
             
            5.0

            This is one of the best mascaras

            By Janice

            from Oklahoma City, OK

            About Me Classic Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Apply
            • Long Lasting

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Benefit Cosmetics They're Real Mascara:

                Gives you thicker looking eye lashes

                • Skin Tone:
                • Medium
                 
                5.0

                Love Love it

                By Suz's

                from Michigan

                About Me Natural Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Benefit Cosmetics They're Real Mascara:

                      I notice how great my daughter's eye lashes looked and thought she had added fake ones. She told me to try this mascara, that I will love it. Wow, it really does make them look longer.

                      • Skin Tone:
                      • Fair
                       
                      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

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                            18 Questions | 18 Answers
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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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