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 used this mascara for over a year and am mostly kicking myself for doing so. It looks great after you apply it, and lasts all day. Unfortunately at the end of the day, it doesn't come off. It sticks to your lashes like there's no tomorrow! Needless to say I've moved on to a mascara that looks great, lasts all day, but doesn't glue itself to my lashes quite so badly.

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Not a bad product
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Just by the end of the day, when I am ready to remove just a bit difficult to remove. Over all great on, but for me, would like something just a tad easier to remove.

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Mascara Blotty
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I am not a huge fan of this mascara because it blots and is super hard to get off my lashes at the end of the day.

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to clumpy for me
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i found the mascara to clumpy and sloppy looking. I would try again on the off chance it was a bad batch

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Real but Hard
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This mascara does lengthen the lashes for sure. However, it feels like it's waterproof in that it is hard on the lashes and difficult to remove. This also makes it easy to clump.

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Love Benefit but will pass on this
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I love Benefit's products. I own many, and use them frequently. I was so excited to try out their mascara, but my expectations exceeded the actual product this time, something that is rare for me with this brand.

It definitely made my lashes look longer, but it did not seem to build any volume. I wound up with super long, but skinny lashes which might be some people's thing but not mine. No one suspected me of wearing falsies for sure.

The mascara had an odd odor, and I'm super picky about things like that when it comes to my cosmetics. It's hard to describe, but it was a sharp, chemically smell, and that made me nervous considering I was putting it near my eyes.

Finally, it's true that the mascara does not budge even after all night. I can attest to that. It's also difficult to remove (at least for me). I felt like it took forever to remove this stuff, and didn't like that aspect at all. Even after thoroughly cleansing I still swear I had a bit hanging around the next morning.

I wouldn't say the mascara is awful, but I've had better results with less expensive drugstore brands. I don't think I'll purchase this, and will instead spring for some more Posiebalm.

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Extremly clumpy, creates volume
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not entire lengthening, does create a LOT of volume, however, it's extremely prone to clumping, it's a think formula and you absolutely MUST remove it before sleeping, this is not a mascara you can be lazy with.
Also, if my eyes water it burns my eyes pretty bad

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Clumpy
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Not a very good brush in the sample provided. Far too big. Lashes turned out to be clumpy.

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Good, but not my favorite.
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I'll start out by saying that I love REALLY big lashes, so I thought this product would be perfect for me. However, it lengthened my lashes more than it thickened them. I also had to run the wand through my lashes multiple times for it to "grab" all my lashes. The pigment is great (dark black) and didn't flake off during my 12 hour shift. However, I didn't get that "wow" factor I do with other mascaras. This mascara worked best when I used it on top of a thickening mascara. The wand really separated my lashes so they didn't look clumpy. All in all, this a good product, I just don't think it's the best.

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takes skill!
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I have gone back and forth with this product. It really does make your lashes look great! It is EXTREMELY hard to remove. The wand is also a little different from what I'm accustomed to- it has a ball on the end which I suppose is good for getting those hard to reach lashes. I am quite clumsy and ended up poking my eye more than once with the wand. Doh! Will not be purchasing this time around.

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