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
4.4 out of 5 stars, based on 7,252 Reviews 7,252 Reviews
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This mascara might be wonderful for those who don't possess the long lashes we all hope for. But for the lucky few who do, this mascara can be somewhat difficult to work with. I found myself making a mess all over my eye lid trying to keep my eyes closed while the mascara dried.

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Too hard to remove
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This does bring out your eyes although I do not think it makes you look like you're wearing false eyelashes. It works as good as some of the voluminous drugstore brands I've tried. The one reason I gave it only 3 stars is it is really really hard to remove! My normal makeup remover makes this spread all over my eye so I look like a racoon and I have to use an oil based eye makeup remover then scrub all the dang oil off my face. Needless to say I don't use it very much for this reason.

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Solid mascara
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As someone with glasses, it's hard to find a good mascara that will plump my lashes without making them too long. This does that. It's expensive though.

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Great looking lashes

This is a great mascara! However the down side is that it is very difficult to remove. It made my lashes look amazing. But I don't want to work that hard at taking off my mascara everyday. This will be my going out on the town mascara.

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Decent, has flaws
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I so wanted this to be the perfect mascara for me, my lashes are very frail and terrible - but the unrelenting staying power of this formula actually worked against me with this, because it's so difficult to get off... I lose even more lashes trying to remove it! Not for me, unfortunately.

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Plastic brush
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The mascara was okay, but apparently I am the only one who felt like I was stabbing my eye with the plastic bristles. I like to get really tight against the lash line with my mascara brush and wiggle it out to the ends for a dramatic look. I just can't tolerate the brush jabbing my eyelid.

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Like the brand, but...
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I've heard a lot of good things about this brand, so I was excited to receive this sample in my birchbox. Sadly, I ended up being a little disappointed by this mascara, it was lengthening, but kind of clumped my lashes together.

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Good quality...
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Good quality, but I wasn't too pleased with the applicator wand. It seemed like not enough mascara came off of the wand when I pulled it of the bottle.

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Long lashes but at what cost?
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I love my Benefit products. I've been using Porefessional, Benetint, and others for years. I was so excited to try They're Real. My lashes are long but they don't curl so they often look stumpy. A couple coats of this mascara and my lashes looked great! However, I noticed as the day went on my lashes began clumping together. By the time I got home I looked like I had a few giant lashes. Super bummed in this product. I really like the liner, though.

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Great wand- not great wear
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I love the wand and how it separates the lashes. However, the mascara itself isn't that great it tends to clump and get really dried out.

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