Product Review: Benefit Cosmetics They're Real! Mascara

Happy Friday loves! I wanted to talk about a new product I had recently tried the They're Real! Mascara by Benefit Cosmetics in jet-black color.  I usually use the DiorShow Blackout and I thought it was time for a change since I haven’t used any other mascara in months so I decided to take my chances with They're Real! by Benefit. 


What drew me to this mascara in the first place was the box and what this mascara claims to do: This claims to curl, volumize, lift, lengthen, and separate lashes..

94% Saw dramatic length & volume
90% Saw base-to-tip curl
94% saw visible lift
100% saw long-wearing results


So… does all this hold true? Yes, however, it depends on how you like your lashes. I like my lashes super voluminous, thick, and curled.  Here is the "before" picture:


What I first noticed was how the wand is designed. It separates all your lashes and does not clump up your lashes. The only downside to this is that you have to apply A LOT of coats in order to see a significant difference. I did also notice visible lift and my lashes did seem to curl upwards – I am guessing due to how the wand was designed. And Lastly, yes, this mascara is long-wearing. I had trouble getting it off but nothing that a great makeup remover won’t be able to get off.  And here is the "after" picture!


So, is this mascara worth the price? For me, I would say no. However, I think this mascara works great for work time – nothing crazy just simple and really separates your lashes.

Product Review: Long Lasting Liquid Eyeliner

So those of you that know me personally know that 99.99% of the time I wear liquid eyeliner versus pencil eyeliner. I prefer liquid over pencil since it doesn't smudge and it pretty much lasts all day until I wipe it off with makeup remover.

Over the weekend I was on the hunt for a budget friendly liquid liner and found one that I really liked at Sephora. It's from the Sephora Collection and it's the Long Lasting Eyeliner High Precision Brush (retails for $11.00). The tip is super-fine so it doesn't draw a thick, messy line nor does it smudge. It's pretty much long lasting and the color is deep black and highly pigmented. I'm able to use it for both work and nights out.  For work I use a super thin line (as you can see in the second picture below) and then for night time I make a winged eye.