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: DiorShow Black Out Mascara by Dior

I had a couple of people ask me how I get my eyelashes to look voluminous and long from the picture I posted on my facebook over the weekend.  I am wearing the DiorShow Black Out Mascara by Dior (retails $28.50).


I really like this mascara as it gives the appearance of longer, voluminous, and thick looking lashes.  The brush itself is a normal medium sized mascara brush. The mascara itself is a little gooey, however, this makes layering on coats easier. If you are layering on coats, just a word of warning, the mascara does tend to dry quickly. Also, since this mascara is water-proof it is a little difficult to get off.


I love that the color matches my black eyelashes. I not only wear it when I go out on the weekends, I also wear it to work. How do I use this product differently for daytime wear versus nighttime you might ask? During the day I only put one to two layers on. For a nighttime look (or a special event), I curl my lashes then use a couple of layers (usually three to four). It really makes my eyes pop without having to wear fake lashes.