Is Benefit’s They’re Real Mascara Worth The Hype?

I think Benefit They’re Real mascara must have been the most hyped mascara in 2015. Everyone, their mama and their cat was singing high praises about this product claiming no better mascara had ever been made.

Every time I go to London, I go to Boots with the intention of buying it but that 20 pound price tag for a bloody mascara always put me off. I love the finer things but I still try to spend my money with sense.

After putting it off for several occasions, I decided to buy it because my mind wouldn’t let me be. Bloggers, does this happen to you to? Like you keep wanting to try a product and until you do, you can’t stop thinking about it!

Here’s how Benefit describes the mascara “A lengthening mascara that curls, volumizes, lifts, and separates lashes for an “out-of-here” look. 

Here’s what I think…

What’s Not So Great About It

  • Gimmicky: It did not lengthen curl, volumize, lift or separate my lashes. to any reasonable extent
  • The Formula: It is really thick and gloopy so it makes my lashes clump together- no bueno. It also smudges quite easily aka panda eye
  • Price: For the price, I expected so much more from this mascara but it just did not come through

What’s Great About It

  • The Brush: It is big enough to get through your lashes with ease
  • Color: It is a true jet black

Before & After Pictures

In simple words, there’s not much to this mascara. I do not understand the hype at all. Maybe I suddenly don’t know how to apply mascara well but I would rate Benefit They’re Real a 2/5. I thought that wearing this mascara will give me the effect of wearing false lashes but nope, the name is just kind of misleading. Put up against my trusty Maybelline The Falsies mascara which I have used for several years, Benefit They’re real does not quite match up. The Falsies retails for less than half the price and performs much better. To be honest if you have non-existent lashes like mine and you want really long lashes, then just wear false lashes. I don’t think any mascara can really and truly elongate your lashest. Don’t believe the magazine ads. 

What do you guys think about Benefit They’re Real? Worth the hype? 

Peace & Love, 



  1. Anonymous
    March 14, 2016 / 9:26 am

    I have non existent lashes too. And I have tried every Mascara there is. No Mascara can give you what you don't have. I just go with the thick winged eyeliner, darken the lashes as much as reasonable and that's fine for me.

  2. March 29, 2016 / 2:12 pm

    NO!!! They're definitely not worth the hype at all. I tried it once at Debenhams and I wasn't feeling it at one bit, especially for that price. I have been using the Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara which I got for less than half the price of the Benefit one for almost 10 months now and I can say that it's better and love it.

  3. April 5, 2016 / 2:02 pm

    The Joy when you review something I'm using or have used… :-))
    First of, I have NON-EXISTENT eyelashes. Like they literally DO NOT exist. So I've been searching high and low for good mascara. From vibrating mascara to all those lash growing serums. Ive tried quite a few. (Tried maybelline falsies, collosal, covergirl lash blast etc) I swear by this Real Benefits mascara. I first tried it in 2013, a sample at Sephora.And suddenly I had lashes! I couldnt believe it!!! Anyhow,I ran out of the sample and bought a regular size one, I bled as the money left my wallet. Fastforward a few weeks,I noticed that when I had it on, I started having little white pimply stuff on my eyelid which would disappear when I took it off. I was like WHAT!!! So i tearfully, threw out that bottle. I travelled again recently and started seeing this mascara everywhere, so some spirit told me to try it again, maybe my past experience was just a bad batch. I bought another tube and I've been hoarding it for that special occassion.
    With this mascara its either for you or not for you. Meanwhile I randomly bought the cover girl clump crusher extensions mascara and its THE BOMB DIGIDI BOMB for 5 dollars! I had to restock! Please buy, try and review it, would like to know what you think… Cupcakes. xoxo

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