It’s been a long, long time since I’ve mentioned mascaras on this blog. I’m the kind of person who finds a good mascara that works for me and then never, ever, ever changes it until either a.) I become allergic to it, or b.) it gets discontinued, so I’m not out trying a whole lotta new brands and reporting back with results. When I find something I like I stick with it forever, which is why I’ve been wearing Benefit They’re Real! mascara for a few years now.
Now that the weather is seriously heating up and we’re facing a particularly long hot summer, aka the ideal weather for serious panda eyes and mascara smudgies, I thought it’d be nifty to touch on They’re Real! again since I last wrote about it way back in April last year. They’re Real! is still my go-to mascara for a number of reasons (great inky black, no smudges on my glasses, easy to apply), but, most importantly, it’s not just a waterproof mascara, it’s easily the best formula of waterproof mascara I’ve ever worn.
I’m not gifted with an incredible set of natural lashes, let’s be honest here. They’re on the short side, tend to fade into translucency at the tips, and they’re just generally pretty average. Not terrible, but not incredible either. A quick slick of They’re Real, even when shoddily applied (I’m sorry, it was 6AM when I took these pictures!), immediately gives nice crisp definition and shapes my lashes.
They’re Real! applies as a soft flexible gel, and isn’t a dry, crispy or crunchy formula like traditional waterproof and water resistant mascaras. Its flexibility means that it doesn’t crack or flake as my lashes naturally lose a little curl during the day or if I absent-mindedly touch my eyes. It’s heatproof too, meaning that I’m always 100% confident that it’s not turning into an inky black slurry under my lower lashline and morphing me into a panda. When I put it on in the morning, I know know that no matter the weather, no matter what I’m doing, it’s still going to be in exactly the same place 12 hours later, even on my bottom lashes. Kickin’ rad stuff, lemme tell ya. Holy Grail status mascara right here.
Benefit They’re Real! mascara is not just a waterproof mascara, it’s easily the best formula of waterproof mascara I’ve ever worn.
This item was purchased by swatchgirl.com.
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