A couple of weeks back my mum and dad casually tootled off to Cyprus for a week, leaving me in charge of house/cat keeping and to tackle the snow we had too! On their return they surprised me with a couple of gifts - Benefit's They're Real Mascara and I'm Glam . . . Therefore I Am Kit. They also bought me a box of Lindt chocolates, but they were gobbled up in record time! ;)
I've been using the 'They're Real' mascara for a week or so, so thought it was a pretty good time to give you my verdict...
Firstly, i'm a bit of a mascara obsessive, i collect them like they're going out of fashion and i have a very clear criteria of what i like; uber black, lengthening, fans out my lashes and a slight clumsiness too (sshh, don't tell anyone i said that ;))....
As always, Benefit really went to town on the packaging. The mascara comes in a cardboard box, with some information about the product. The mascara itself is housed in a classy silver chrome tube, with the title of the product emblazoned on one side.
Now onto the most important part of any mascara, the wand! The wand on this mascara is pretty impressive. In a nutshell, its spikey and long. The spikes are what make this mascara so impressive, they grab onto any lashes and coat them easily. As the spikes continue all around the wand, this makes it really simple to individually coat any lashes with may be hard to reach. For example; i have some lashes which for some strange reason grow downwards, so i can coat these lashes easily by using the spikes on the tip of the brush.
So, what do i think? I am thoroughly impressed, it gave my lashes good separation, volume and helped lengthen them too. I've also found that its quite buildable, i applied 2 coats and didn't find it to clump. One slight negative is that its a bit of a pain to remove, you definitely need a good make-up remover to get it off your lashes. A quick whip around with a make-up wipe doesn't cut it unfortunately!
Price : £18.50
Available from : Benefit Counters and www.boots.com / www.debenhams.com
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