By Thu Ngo
Because I’m so terrible at applying false eyelashes, I am constantly on the look for a mascara that will give me that lush, thick fringe look. Recent hullabaloo over BeneFit’s new mascara, They’re Real!, caught my attention, and I just had to give it a try.
One intriguing thing to note about They’re Real! is the brush:
It’s the spiky plastic kind, rather than having brush bristles, but that’s nothing new of course. What sets this one apart is the very tip, which has a spherical spiky tip, similar to Givenchy’s Phenomen’eyes. You can apply the mascara normally, and then use the tip to separate lashes and do a little touch-up wherever needed.
I liked this mascara a lot. It definitely gave my lashes a dramatic flair:
The spherical tip is really, really great for separating my lashes if they get clumpy, but my warning is that you should make sure to scrape the excess mascara off the tip before using it that way. I tend to find that mascara brushes pick up a LOT of excess product at the tip, and this one is no exception.
My only issue is that at the end of the day, if I’m feeling tired, the mascara makes my lashes feel a little heavy, and my eyes feel a little uncomfortable. (And I definitely compared this one to my other mascaras, and that discomfort happened a lot more with this mascara than my other ones.) Also, that sucker HURTS when you accidentally poke yourself in the eye with it. Ow. Must be the spikes.
But otherwise, I’m completely in love with this mascara. It doesn’t flake into my eyes, it gives me a great amount of length and volume, and it’s a great, dark black. If you can spare the $22, I would definitely recommend it.