Benefit They're Real! Mascara

Consider this mascara the no-fuss alternative to falsies. It deals lashes a one-two punch, adding both length and volume to keep them looking anything but lackluster. We love how the long-wearing formula doesn’t run or smudge, even after a whole day of wear, and gives our lashes a natural-looking curl without weighing them down. The jet-black color makes eyes pop, and it’s especially great when you’re trying to achieve a dramatic night out look. You’ll have to convince your friends that you’re not sporting faux lashes.

Benefit They're Real! Mascara
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I am really bummed about not liking this product. I bought it because of the reviews, but lets face it, high end mascara can be so overrated and that is how I feel about this. It is the most difficult to come off than any waterproof that I have every used and it gives me spider lashes. They stick together. Does not curl, lengthen or volumize. I will stick with my Maybelline Glam (yellow tube).

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meh

I don't know if i have super fine lashes or what, but i always have to scrape off mascara from brushes before applying or my lashes become one lash clump and this mascara is no exception. that being said, since i do have to scrape the excess off, rubber brushes tend to not be conducive to this practice so i did not like this mascara at all. the few times i was able to get enough off of the brush, it was pretty nice but it's just too much trouble when i get just get drugstore mascara with a bristled brush and get better results.

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Don't see the big deal

This product is just ok. There is not anything about it that pops out at me as an exceptional addition to my collection.

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Not for me

I'm sure this is a great mascara - everyone loves it! I found that for my lashes (which are pretty long), it made them look silly... It also clumped them together. I was sad, but I ended up tossing this mascara after trying it about 5 times.

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looks good but...

I thought I really liked this, but it is so cement-like after it dries I can never get it completely off at the end of the night.. I feel as though if I continue to use it my lashes will break right in half. I might just be impartial to the waterproof formulas because of their texture.

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Over-rated

I've heard a lot of hype over this mascara and I'm not sure why. It's a decent mascara but it didn't give me the voluminous false lash look it promised. There are better products on the market.

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Not what I was expecting
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Reading the reviews I thought I would get a mascara that blew all others away and I could never dream about using another kind but it's far from it. Though it does give good length, it lacks in volume. I have to apply several coats to get either. "No smudge" HA! God forbid your eye waters a little, causing you to become a raccoon. Though when my eyes decide not to water up it lasts incredibly long and keeps lashes lifted. But at the end of the day taking it off is incredibly hard and daunting task I would rather not do it. I will not be purchasing this product again.

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Save your money
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After reading the reviews on this product, I couldn't wait to try it. I want to like it and see results, I really do, but sadly…nothing. Save your money, the drugstore brands do as good a job or better.

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Eh

I had very high expectations for this mascara, as I love the majority of Benefit's products. For me, this mascara just did not cut it. This product is probably best for people who have naturally shorter lashes and are looking solely for length. Buyer error on my part!
I am not a fan of the applicator because I feel like you don't get a lot of volume with your lashes. It made my lashes look piece-y. It was also very difficult to get off, in my opinion.
I bet this is a great product for some, just not for me! Still love Benefit and plan on finding a better match for my lashes.

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Didn't work for me...

About 75% of my make up products are from the Benefit brand and I've been a loyal customer for fifteen years. BAD gal has been my go to Benefit mascara for years but there seemed to be a lot of hype around They're Real! when it was introduced. I naturally have long, full lashes and will get asked fairly often if they're fake so I thought maybe with They're Real! my lashes could be even more dramatic. Not the case... The fuller brush on BAD gal just works better for me (or I'm better at working it maybe).

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