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 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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It doesnt last very long, by the end of the day its all over the underneath of my eyelids. It gives great length but lacks in the volume category

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Incredible Volume, but a Pain to Get Off

This mascara definitely boosted my lashes, but it was so difficult to get off every time I wore it (e.g., my regular eye makeup remover couldn't tackle this stuff) that it completely turned me off to wearing it at all. I actually lost eyelashes when trying to remove the mascara, so I decided I'd rather keep those than boost volume.

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It doesn't really work for me

I've heard so so much about this mascara and I'm all about trying to make my lashes look long and luscious, but this just didn't work for me. It dried quickly and didn't leave my lashes curled at all.

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Clumps

As other reviewers have said, I noticed that I always have to smooth out clumps whenever I use this mascara. I have a large sample of this mascara that I've been using periodically for several months, so this review is coming from an extended period of product use.

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Not for me

This made my lashes a bit brittle and separated rather than looking full. My eyelashes were breaking by the end of the day and if I used it daily. was not impressed.

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Why, Benefit, Why?

Guys, I really wanted to like this mascara. So much so that I bought it outright instead of hopeing for a sample from BB. And I LOVE Benefit, I've found they make a really quality product, but this one...

Pros:
-The formula is a very dark black, so once you put it on, you definately notice the difference.
-It really does stay put. It's "semi waterproof" and that aspect makes it great for day to day use, it can handle anything.
- Does a better job of volumizing than most mascaras
- I like that the box has brief instructions/tips on applying for best results

Cons:
- Maybe I have a bum wand/tube, but I have WAY more clumps in my lashes with this mascara than with drugstore favorites like the Covergirl mascara (the Orange tube one). Lumpy Lashes are not hot.

- Not sure what it is about the formula (because it's so strong?) but this stuff makes my eyelashes mega-stiff, and as a result, I've noticed MY EYELASHES ARE FALLING OUT. (Disclaimer- I probably fidget and rub my eyes a bit more than most because of allergy season). It's almost like the formula doesn't have ANY give or elasticity, so instead of bending, my lashes have become brittle.

Losing my lashes is Not okay!!

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Not for sensitive eyes

I really really wanted this mascara to be THE ONE, but it's just not for me. I already have pretty long eyelashes and I have sensitive skin/eyes. This mascara was really hard to remove, so it's not for me. They did separate my lashes without clumping. For now I'll stick to my organic, natural mascaras.

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Not my fav but I see why people like it!!!
Purchased

I am probably the only person who doesn't like this mascara. I'm not a fan of the brush and look this gives my eyelashes. It does give length so that was a plus but it doesn't thicken. So basically i just end up with these long spider lashes ...umm no thanks!! and it takes forever to get off...

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Not my fav
Purchased

On the hunt for the best mascara ever and as a Birchbox lover I took to the shop to find one. With all the rave reviews of this product I thought I surely couldn't go wrong. NOT! I was not impressed at all! Made my eyelashes rather clumpy instead of fan out and full. I like the drug store one I've used here and there much better and it was much cheaper.

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Disappointed

I was so excited to try this but it clumped my eye lashes together so much that it looked like I hardly had any. Then by the end of the day, the mascara started to flake off all over my face. I'm sad to say that I will not be purchasing this again.

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