Beauty Reviews

REVIEW: The Benefit ‘They’re Real Mascara’!

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Like I’ve said before, if there is one beauty product I can’t live without – it has to be mascara. I am forever trying new ones and very few make the cut because I am a mascara pro and extremely fussy. If you want to read some of my mascara reviews, you can so here, here and here.

Today I am here to tell you about a mascara I started to wear in the last week and I am hands down converted. I was never really much a of Benefit makeup fan, I suppose my reasoning behind it was I never bought much of the product becuase I am such a pharmacy makeup lover. However, recently Benefit got in touch and asked if I wanted to try out some of their best sellers, and, of course I shouted YES PLEASE.

A few days later some benefit goodies arrived to my door. Now I can put my hand on my heart and say that there is at least x3 products from the Benefit range that I absolutely LOVE and today I want to start off  by mentioning and reviewing the famous They’re Real Mascara.


For a long time, I’ve heard this mascara was AMAZING and I just never got around to buying it. I was also a little sceptical of the title, and the price wasn’t the best either, but never the less that wasn’t my reasons for not buying it, I simply just never got around to it. Now, with the mascara sitting there on my lap in this goodie box, I couldn’t wait to try it!

This mascara is simply brilliant!

This jet-black mascara lengthens, curls, volumises, lifts & separates lashes like none I’ve used before. The exclusive brush is specially designed to maximise the performance of the long-wearing, glossy formula-revealing lashes you never knew you had – genius stuff! The staggered, almost spiky looking bristles grab close to the root, boosting length & volume instantly. Another good thing about this mascara is, the look you want to achieve is build-able.

So if you want flirty strong lashes, x2 coats will do it nicely or if you want volumised and longer lashes but not too OTT (ie: the non spider legs look)- then one coat is perfect for you.

I personally love the spider legs look 🙂 Granted most of the time – I wear lashes, but even without lashes on – this mascara is sooooo good!!

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So what makes this mascara better than the rest? It has to boil down to the precision bristles on the custom-domed tip! They lift, define & curl even your tiniest lashes, I was and am so impressed. My sister also tried it over the weekend and she loved it too…. so thumbs up from us Jackson sisters.

TIP: If you are finding mascara tough to remove, here is a review of my favourite eye makeup removers, here and here, that remove all mascara buildup in one sweep!

Price: €26 (But SO worth it)

Buy it here from Boots. You can also purchase it from the new Benefit shop on South William Street, Dublin. Click here for more information.

Happy Shopping!

Love Sue xx




  1. Rebecca
    1 December 2014 / 21:46

    Add some eye drops to your mascara if it dries out too quick it brings it back to life 🙂 love this mascara! I’ve bought 3 so far.

  2. Laylah-rose
    1 December 2014 / 21:24

    I swear by this sue!

  3. 1 December 2014 / 21:06

    Oh no – hoping mine doesn’t dry out!! Thanks for the heads up xx

  4. Therese
    1 December 2014 / 21:04

    It’s my absolute fav will never wear anything else – only prob is it doesn’t last long..dries out so quickly, only get a couple of weeks out of it! It’s still the best though <3.

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