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Simone Loves… Benefit They’re Real Mascara

Behold! The latest mascara offering from Benefit Cosmetics; They’re Real. I was super excited to try this as I am both a mascara-holic and long time fan of the amazing Bad Gal Mascara.

The first thing that struck me was the packaging. Although its fab, the sleek metallic design is quite a departure for Benefit who usually opt for girlie cute designs. This new wonder mascara claims to lengthen, curl, lift, separate and volumize as well as last a long time, not dry out and wash the dishes.  When I first saw the wand (which looks kind of weapon-like), I wasn’t sure if it was going to float my boat as I’m usually a fan of super huge mascara brushes but… by god! (as my Father In Law would say) I was wrong! See below..

This is an amazing mascara. Truly. The bristles grab every single lash and then some. It doesn’t clump or dry out and magically show’s up eyelashes that you never knew were there. It’s so good in fact, that it makes me look like I have no eyelashes in the first picture… The only claim that didn’t ring true for me is the curl. It definitely didn’t curl my lashes but then again, no mascara ever has! It also takes some elbow grease to remove, so opt for something like Bioderma Sensibio or an oil based cleanser.

I’m super impressed by this, definitely worth the investment! They’re Real arrives at Benefit Counters in the Middle East mid-August and will cost a not too unreasonable 110AED (11BD/21E). Form an orderly queue ladies…

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  • Reply Ihavemostlybeen

    never spent more than £10 on mascara but this is the 2nd blog post I have seen with before and after pictures that do all the talking, this stuff if clearly incredible and I am going to have to break my own rule! x

    August 1, 2011 at 10:00 am
    • Reply Anonymous

      Go on Debbie… do it!! 😉

      August 3, 2011 at 5:38 pm
  • Reply Kelly C.

    that look fantastic! I usually don’t pop for expensive mascaras, but I think this may be an exception!

    August 1, 2011 at 1:15 pm
    • Reply Anonymous

      That’s what I thought too! What one do you use right now? I’m always asking people what mascara they use as I love discovering new ones!

      August 5, 2011 at 8:04 pm
  • Reply Niamh

    wow…just wow! I love BadGal but find it quite drying on my lashes (also, does anyone have the problem that the actual liquid itself dries in the tube much faster than most other mascaras?) so this is definitely on my wishlist now.

    August 1, 2011 at 6:06 pm
    • Reply Anonymous

      I have found that Bad Gal dries up quickly, but not in the tube as of yet. The other two shades however (Plum & Blue) are desperate and nigh on impossible to get a satisfying application of as the formula is so dry!

      August 3, 2011 at 5:38 pm
  • Reply Amy Bromberg

    Great post! i have a mini one from sephora and its definitely gonna be the next mascara I open when im done with the one i’m using now

    August 3, 2011 at 5:27 pm
    • Reply Anonymous

      Which Sephora one are you using Amy?

      August 5, 2011 at 8:05 pm
  • Reply Dee

    It does look clumped on the top, and costs £18.50 in the UK. Doesn’t look good enough to tear me away from cheaper, better mascaras.

    August 9, 2011 at 1:22 pm
    • Reply Anonymous

      What mascara do you use now?

      August 9, 2011 at 1:34 pm
  • Reply Blathblath

    Brill mascara but just wondering did you find it dryed up very quickly?

    February 23, 2012 at 5:20 pm
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