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Benefit Cosmetics They're Real! Mascara Reviews

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Benefit they're real! Mascara is a jet-black mascara that lengthens, curls, volumizes, lifts and separates lashes for a spectacular "out-to-here" look. This exclusive brush is specifically designed to maximize the performance of the long-wearing glossy formula-revealing lashes you never knew you had. Staggered bristles grab close to the root, boosting length & volume beyond belief. Visit benefitscosmetics.com for more information.
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    2.0/5
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    April 16, 2019
    Canada

    Not the best

    When I used this mascara, it was just too liquidy to do anything for my lashes. It made my lashes that were curled look straight and made them droop downwards. It didn't volumize or lengthen my lashes. I really had high hopes for this mascara and it just wasn't it.

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    July 16, 2018
    Canada

    I don't like spider legs on my eyes

    I was very disappointed in this mascara. I like a mascara that lengthens and thickens while keeping a fairly natural look. I found this product clumped my lashes together so they looked like long spider legs to me. It definitely lengthened but overall was not a good look. Definitely will not buy again.

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    2.0/5
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    June 30, 2018

    It's alright, but not worth the price.

    I was sent a sample of this mascara in the mail since I was curious to see if it would be worth actually buying. It was an alright mascara, honestly below average in my personal opinion and there are definitely many Drugstore mascaras that do a better job. I have two main points of dislike, one being that the formula is way too watery and just makes my lashes feel sticky and too spidery for my liking. My second dislike being it smudges very easily and if you get any sort of moisture around your eyes, this WILL smudge if you touch them.

    All in all, this mascara runs for C$32.00 which is ridiculous considering it's average performance and you could easily walk into the Drugstore and pick up a dramatically better mascara for around C$6.00. I wouldn't recommend this product, nor would I ever buy it with my own money.

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    June 30, 2018

    Watery Mascara

    I'm a regular, full make-up Mon-Fri person. I got the offer to try mascara from a brand that I've never tried before: Benefit - They're Real. If you like watery, hard-to-apply, multi-coats required mascara, then this is the product. I'm not sure how much this mascara retails for, but I'm glad that I had the chance to try before I wasted my money on this mascara. Tossed!

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    2.0/5
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    March 21, 2018
    Quebec, Canada

    Did nothing for me but sting my eyes

    I really didn't like this product.
    It did nothing for my lashes and it stung my eyes.
    I find the brush hurt me when I came too close to the lash line, which usually doesn't happen with my other mascaras.

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    1.8/5
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    February 16, 2018
    Ontario, Canada

    Not a winner...

    Was excited about the mascara wand, and the mascara. And.. I was terribly disappointed. The mascara clumped on my lashes, flaked throughout the day, and was tougher than normal to wash off. Worst part was the burning sensation in my eyes.

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    1.7/5
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    June 21, 2017

    I don't get all the good reviews...

    On my Asian shorter, straight lashes, did not do the trick-and they smudge after a while. Maybe it's the formula for me, but it didn't live up to the hype for me for sure.

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    1.5/5
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    April 05, 2017
    Alberta, Canada

    I did not like this mascara at all! Which is funny cause it gets such rave reviews. It first came in one of my subscription boxes, and I tried it when my mascara ran out. I wasn't a huge fan, but decided to buy it anyway, and ended up giving it to my niece. I found it wasn't very dark. It went on fine, and it was a good brush, but no darkness when I put it on. I am a redhead, so I have super light lashes, and I need a black that pows, and this was not it.

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    1.7/5
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    March 10, 2017

    Used to love this stuff until what seems like a formula change! My eyes are extremely sensitive and so as someone who used to use this mascara exclusively, I lit up after my most recent application of They're Real! While the brush is undeniably amazing (and obviously a big reason why this product used to be so effective), the texture of the mascara is now more wet and thick, and dries clumpy. Heaven forbid you try to clean up with a lash comb... this makes for a very flakey and painful experience. Be sure to have the visine on stand by... with extra effective relief for redness! Returned the first bottle I bought to Shopper's before buying another at Sephora and ran into the exact same problem. Expiration was definitely not the issue. Disappointed as this used to be my go to mascara!

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    1.2/5
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    March 08, 2017

    I have tried many different mascaras, from drugstore to high end and this one is my least favourite. Too much product came out of the tube and my lashes were coated in the mascara. After one coat, they were stuck together and I couldn't get them to separate nicely. Skip this one if you like your lashes to be full and separated.

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