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Please tell me your opinions on Benefit They're Real mascara

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foolssilver Sun 22-Sep-13 10:55:58

Thinking of buying it but after a lot of money wasted on mascara purchases I need your advice.


IceCreamForCrow Sun 22-Sep-13 11:00:53

I had some as a present one Christmas. It wasn't something I'd ever used but I must admit I thought it was good.

But I think it's overpriced. I just can't bring myself to spend £20 to replace it. There must be something out there equally good for less.

southeastastra Sun 22-Sep-13 11:03:21

try the cheaper smaller version first. i don't like it at all, it's really hard to put on, too much faffing about (using the brush vertically) and i don't like the wand. it's awful to get off later too.

you might like it though, i think Boots do a small version for a tenner or so.

Still stick with max factor masterpiece max

catgirl1976 Sun 22-Sep-13 11:10:12

I didn't like it

It was a bit spidery on and it was like tar to get off

I was in a Travel lodge with no make up remover and I had to spend about 4 hours using the horrible scratchy towel to scrape it off my face whilst looking like a Tim Burton character

You can't go wrong with MF Masterpiece

spanishring Sun 22-Sep-13 11:13:28

Yup MF masterpiece wins every time

WowOoo Sun 22-Sep-13 11:13:31

I like the results, but it takes ages to remove it with make up remover. Then after I think it's all off and I wash my face there seems to be loads more.

Yes, catgirl - it's like tar!

I wouldn't buy it again.

Trills Sun 22-Sep-13 11:16:10

I got a small one free with a magazine.

It's good mascara but hard to get off.

I like Clinique curling mascara (in a silver tube) - semi waterproof, comes off with warm water and gentle rubbing with fingertips.

plentyofsoap Sun 22-Sep-13 11:21:53

I wasn't impressed.

chicaguapa Sun 22-Sep-13 11:33:54

I agree. Nice mascara but a bugger to get off.

HazleNutt Sun 22-Sep-13 11:44:20

They're Real indeed, real horrible. Didn't like it at all, glued my eyelashes together into some weird spider legs.

closetcat Sun 22-Sep-13 11:46:06

I love it! It's the only mascara that I can put on without getting a dollop of it on my eyelid. It comes off with Simple eye-make-up remover or my Alpha H balancing cleaner.

closetcat Sun 22-Sep-13 11:47:07

Forgot to mention I don't bother faffing with the vertical bit.

JeanPaget Sun 22-Sep-13 11:52:01

It comes straight off for me using Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish (or the cheaper Superdrug versions) and I like the fact that it doesn't shift during the day.

EhricLovesTeamQhuay Sun 22-Sep-13 11:52:13

I liked it but there's a Barry m one that's more or less the same

EhricLovesTeamQhuay Sun 22-Sep-13 11:53:30

This one

parrotsandcarsnips Sun 22-Sep-13 12:25:46

i personally didnt like it as found it too clumpy. Benefit rep suggested maybelline one by one which i got and like at fraction of price

NewNameforNewTerm Sun 22-Sep-13 12:31:02

Not impressed with it. Wasn't easy to put on, didn't like texture/consistency and didn't create effect I expected.

Scarletohello Sun 22-Sep-13 12:44:18

I've tried lots of diff mascaras but keep coming back to MF Masterpiece ( waterproof). Always looking for the HG but for the price it's v good.

BinksToEnlightenment Sun 22-Sep-13 13:41:20

I love it, but it's nothing compared to Diorshow Iconic. Now THAT'S a mascara.

JohnnyFontaneCannaeSing Sun 22-Sep-13 13:58:12

Waste of money. Hated it. I like max factor false lash effect. Hope that helps. X

AmethystMoon Sun 22-Sep-13 14:33:59

It really isn't worth £20. I was pressure sold a tube when 9 months pregnant, hot n bothered and weak by the pushy Benefit sales child confused
I do use it but agree with others that is is gunky and nothing not already sold elsewhere for a fiver.
I get it off okay ish with body shop chamomile eye make up remover.

LeslieKnope Sun 22-Sep-13 14:34:58

It's shite.


foxysocks Sun 22-Sep-13 14:54:05

i love it

NigellasGuest Sun 22-Sep-13 14:57:30

this is my favourite at the moment although I have used They're Real in the past and got on with it quite well.

I tried Dior Show because of the hype, but found it so bad I actually gave it away!

hashtagwhatever Sun 22-Sep-13 14:59:29

depends on what your lashes are like, my friend it looks amazing on. me not so much.

on myself its good at lengthening but doesn't give much volume.

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