Rated 4.38 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review The Mascara of the Future
Benefit They're Real! Magnet Extreme Lengthening Mascara is different than any other mascara out there. It has a magnetically charged core in the brush, and the ingredients in the formula are attracted to the brush. This is science, people. The opening is smaller than it needs to be so that the brush is covered in just the right amount of product. No more having to wipe excess product off your mascara wand! This mascara took 4 years to develop and when I learned that Benefit had patented their magnetic technology I had very high expectations and let me tell you, Benefit They're Real! Magnet Extreme Lengthening Mascara did not disappoint in any way.
I first noticed the creatively located image of a magnet on the top of the wand, on a gorgeous silver tube. The shade is called "Supercharged Black" which is a fun play on the magnet theme going on here.
After I applied my eyeliner, shadow, my face makeup and combed my eyelashes, I was more than ready to try this mascara out. I wanted to see how it could benefit the look of my lashes. Wow! The bristles on here are placed perfectly, and it really did grasp every single lash very quickly. You can actually see the magnetic technology working! It usually takes me about 8 minutes to apply mascara, but while using Benefit They're Real! Magnet Extreme Length Mascara it took me half the time! (Yes, I really did use a timer to see how long it takes/took to apply mascara.) Usually I have a very difficult time applying mascara to my bottom lashes and I usually get the formula on my skin, but that did not happen with this mascara. It immediately picked up every tiny little lash and coated them just perfectly. My lashes look so pretty, a very flirty fanned out look, and definitely longer! The only thing this mascara doesn't do is make lashes look a lot thicker, but I don't think this mascara was created with that in mind. I believe their focus was on creating a very lengthening mascara that grabs each lash quickly and easily and they perfected that goal. No wonder they put a patent on it! I am charmed with this mascara in every way.
This is the mascara of the future.
I want to say thank you to Benefit cosmetics and thank you to Influenster for sending me this incredible mascara in return for my 100% honest review of my experience with it.
Most Helpful Critical Review flakes and smudges badly
I was super excited to try this mascara when I saw I would be receiving it in a voxbox because I absolutely love benefit. The concept is really awesome and innovative. I had high expectations for this mascara. Benefit claims it won't smudge or flake. I've worn this mascara 4 times and it has flaked and smudged every single time. As soon as I opened the tube of mascara I noticed the formula was more on the dry side than most. The first time I tried it I wore it with no other makeup. It immediately started flaking on me. After wearing it for about an hour I looked in the mirror and was shocked to see full on raccoon eyes.. it was heavily smudged all under my eyes. The second time I tried it with just concealer and foundation and again it started flaking almost immediately. It smudged again but not as bad as the first time with raccoon eyes. The third and fourth time I applied it with a full face of makeup and set my under eyes with powder hoping that would stop it from smudging.. didn't help at all. Again it immediately started flaking and within an hour there were smudges under my eyes. The longer I wore it the more smudges. I'm giving it 2 starts because I do like the way it makes my lashes look and the concept but I won't be wearing it again due to how badly it flakes and smudges. The original they're real mascara is way better and the roller lash is even better than the original they're real. I've posted pictures with the mascara immediately after applying it and after wearing it for at least an hour resulting it smudges under my eyes.
Reviewed by 2668 customers Better than the original!
glowlikeagalaxy from Robbinsville, NJ
This mascara actually works really well! It lengthens and thickens your lashes. I would say that it's on par with other mascaras in this price range so it is worth the money. I got this from Influenster but I will definitely be buying again when I run out.
shenao from Bellevue, NE
I absolutely love this mascara! The wand is perfect, it brushes right through my lashes so there is no clumping together. The formula is smooth and not too thick. The price of it is not bad either. I will for sure be buying this when I need more!
Love This Mascara
sarahm38 from Olathe, KS
I'm loving this mascara! I've used it the past few days and will continue to use it! It's very lengthening and separating for me. If you want volume, this is not the one to go for. The one thing I don't love is that the bristle is pretty hard, so it can be a little uncomfortable to apply if you're not careful. Would highly recommend though!
my go to mascara!
sabrinak417 from Astoria
Honestly my absolute favorite mascara to use. It makes you look like you have the most natural false lashes on, it's that good. Would 100% recommend it to everyone.
Best for lashes that aren't super fine.
cry5tallynn from Coventry, CT
I had high expectations for this product, and they were almost, almost met. The lengthening magnetic part is great, I found it really did make my lashes appear longer. However, there was a bit of a clumping issue. It might just be because my lashes are so fine. I am going to continue wearing it to see if I can get better with the application, and overall I would recommend this product, especially if your lashes are shorter but not super fine.
Love this mascara!
tarynm8ac1 from Seattle, WA
I have never tried a Benefit mascara before, so I wasn't sure what to expect. After trying this for about a week, I have to say I love this mascara! It makes my lashes look great and I haven't had any issues with clumping or smudges left under my eyes. I would definitely get the mascara again, especially at this price point.
Longer looking lashes!
melissaafe8c from Marysville, WA
I was really surprised that this mascara made my eyelashes more noticeable. They looked thicker and longer. The mascara felt light and didn't glob on. I also enjoyed that I was able to wear it all day and it didn't flake off or swear. Usually when I wear mascara my eyes can get irritated and this didn't bug my eyes. I would recommend this to anybody who is looking for a mascara to extend and make their eyelashes more noticeable.
evelyna110 from Humble, TX
It has a very nice packaging but it did not make my lashes long or up at all.. it was okay. it was not clumpy either so that was good. I did enjoy the wand because it was sleek and helped separate my lashes but other than that it is a no from me. it just did not work for me at all.
Great length with no clumps
meganhfa37 from Chicago, IL
Great mascara for everyday. Easy to apply, doesn't clump easily and gives great length. Doesn't do much for volume so days I'm looking for more drama I layer it over a volume mascara.
Almost clumpless and decent length
elisto from Hicksville, NY
Good brush. The formula is not too clumpy- but I still like the Covergirl version which is better because it's completely clumpless. The drawback is that the Covergirl does not lengthen, it thickens. This Benefit one lengthens with a little bit of thickening. It's a nice mascara and if you're in the market for what it does, I don't think you'll be disappointed. I like it. I would recommend it to a friend.
jorrrrdannnnn from Binghamton, NY
I really like the mascara. It's definitely volumizing, but not the best at for lengthening. It's formula is very wet so you can put on multiple coats without getting too clumpy. It's comparable to the Lancôme monsieur big. I would recommend this product if you want added volume to your lashes.
cierrap2 from Romeoville, IL
I don't usually wear too much makeup and when I find someone I like I stick to it. This mascara is simply perfect it does what it's meant to do.
Kori from Dover
Doesn't normally leave reviews but this mascara is so thick it clumps and gives that spider leg lashes. Going back to big ego by tarte
best mascara in the market!!!!
smalltowndreamz from Slinger, WI
not only did they make my lashes look full and lengthy but the product felt light on my lashes. would 10 out of 10 recommend to everyone!!!!!
ag30 from Fremont, NE
I was so excited to try this mascara! It definitely made my lashes look bolder and longer, and I really liked the style of the brush and that it wasn't overloaded with bristles. It didn't flake off or run down throughout the night, which I always appreciate in a mascara. The formula was a little too "wet" for me, I don't wear much makeup and try to go for a natural, subtle look (usually use Glossier's Lash Slick) so I personally wouldn't probably buy it again, but overall I think it's a great mascara for those that want a bold look while gaining length!
Lashes for Days
megang65 from Columbia, IL
I absolutely loved this new mascara by Benefit! The formula allows you to build strong and long lashes. My eyes can be watery and most mascara will smudge, but this one hasn't budged yet. I also love the unique wand design which prevents clumps and allows it to build. This mascara is amazing and I would definitely recommend anyone who wants long dark lashes giving it a try!
great lengthening mascara
emilyh196 from Lexington, SC
I love this mascara because my lashes look so long and amazing after 2 "layers". However, after several hours I noticed black marks on my eyelids. I did cry earlier in the day, so I'm hoping that's why. I will definitely keep using!
megannwilliamss from Denver
I love the product. I found it to be a bit more clumpy than the normal "they're real" mascara. It's good all the same and still believe it's worth trying out. I have only used it once and it definitely is something Id considered repurchasing. It exceeded my expectations. I would recommend to others if you are a benefit lover and opening to trying a new mascara. I don't know exactly how the magnet thing works, but it is a good mascara.
Lengthening and easy to use
mariaa749b from Clearwater, FL
This is a pretty decent mascara, though nothing new or earth shattering. I find it to be more lengthening than thickening. The wand is easy to use and it doesn't hold a lot of product so it's less likely to give you ugly spider lashes. It does transfer on me to my upper lid/eyebrows but I also have oily skin.
lashes for days!
heatherc239 from Davenport, FL
I was very impressed with the product! I use two applications, allowing my lashes to fully dry between each one. The length and volume of my lashes with this mascara was awesome! My brother even noticed them the very first day! You can definitely say goodbye to falsies, and even lash extensions, with benefits magnetic mascara!
tonyaannclark from Saint Paul, VA
I really love this products applicator because it is so stylish and goes on so smoothly. An added plus is that it doesn't smear my glasses like most mascara products. Once it's on it dries quickly and is very hard to get off. I'm pretty sure if you cried it wouldn't smear and run.👍 It makes your lashes very long and beautiful.
super length, a little clumpy
rilo from Lenox Dale, MA
Here is a photo of me wearing basically only one layer of this mascara. I really love the volume and the length but i did find it a little bit clumpy and it's hard to take off! Overall i really like how it looks and will have to live with the downsides, the good outweighs the bad!!
gift for my aunt
Mo from san antonio
got this as a gift for my aunt, wish i got the bigger size bc she loves it! all i knew was she's a fan of benefit. might get one for myself
Wanted to love it but didn't
punkyandpudgy from Laredo, TX
I was really enthusiastic but as I used the mascara there was something about it that didn't convince me. I felt like I was trying to convince myself to like it. It gave me spider leg lashes that looked very hard and crispy within two coats. The formula is very dry, clumpy and flaky yet it smeared on me. It wasn't long wearing either. Within two hours I had flakes and smudges below my lower lashes/dark circle area. I only wore it while at home the first day I used it. The second time I gave it another try and ran errands. Within the first hour, it flaked. I came home and it was smeared and looked almost crispy. It doesn't seem worth the price. After the failed tries, it was returned. Even in the photo I am sharing, it looks like I'm wearing a very old and dry regular mascara.
I have been a fan of Bad Gal, believe it or not this TOPS it
Jojo from San Diego, CA
I am in love with the masacrara , it dose not clump up. Give a long full natural look , I cannot leave the house without this !