OK. I’m sure many people will disagree with me, but I HATE the brush!!! I know it’s supposed to be staggered bristles to “grab close to the root and lifts” but honestly, all that happened to me was immense poking into my eyeball. Like literally – the spikes was jabbing onto the root of my upper waterline – and it especially hurts because the spikes are, well, VERY HARD AND SPIKEY. And honestly it did none of the “grabbing” it claimed to do.
I applied it in the way it was described on the website – and instead of brushing it on it felt more like jabbing it on. AVOID this product unless you have super long lashes already and won’t need to apply the brush to the root of your lashes (in which case I am totally jealous and why are you even bothering with mascara?), OR unless you’re going for the red-eyed look.
Did you know that Benefit They’re Real! mascara retails for $29.00 (Canadian) at Sephora?
To summarize, I would rather spend my money on good skincare products (Hi Lancome!) than to blow it on a tube of Benefit They’re Real! mascara.
People are probably going to blame it on my lashes – they are everything a mascara company would fear – almost impossible to resuscitate. But hey – don’t blame it on the lashes, blame it on the formula. After all, isn’t the whole point of this mascara to fool people into thinking you’re wearing falsies?
I guess if you are born with luscious lashes, GO FOR IT! But if you have genetically less than optimum lashes I would say SAVE YOUR TIME AND MONEY and go invest in 10 pairs of fake eyelashes.
Way better value for your money and I promise you it won’t take you half as long to put on a pair of falsies than to try and achieve the look with Benefit They’re Real! mascara. IF you INSIST on using mascara…. I suggest Bad Gal!!!