It is no secret how much I hate Benefit They're Real mascara. I am not ashamed to admit that I kinda, sorta thrashed it whenever an opportunity comes along, whether it is online or in real life. And then I bought Benefit They're Real Push-up Liner (review here) and received a sample size of this mascara again. I was tempted to toss it or give it away but for some strange reason, I thought to myself let's give it another go! So...I'll just come out and say it....
Benefit They're Real Mascara is actually a decent product...okay fine, it's actually a really good mascara. And there is me in the corner eating my humble pie.
|Benefit They're Real Mascara sample size|
Don't make me do that again, my pride is shattered, kidding. Yes, I retract all my harsh statement about this mascara. I don't know what changed but I actually really like this mascara. Using the sample size, my lashes are beautifully separated and long. It holds the curl decently well and the biggest surprise was, it did not clump with 2 coats of mascara. Wtf?!?! I remembered clearly why I hated this mascara with a passion. It clumps like no other mascara I've ever tried. There was NO WAY I could use 2 coats as the first coat itself cause my lashes to stick together and I ended up looking like I only have 4 eyelashes on each eye. I also had an extreme case of crunchy, spidery lashes and don't even get me started at how many time I nearly gauge my eyes out with that damn sharp bristles. It looks like something from the gladiators' era.
So what happened? Did the one I bought was a dud? After using this sample size, I finally understand why so many people love this mascara, it really did a great job with my lashes. I have been using this nearly everyday and I am really liking it. I hope anyone who hates it as much as I do will give it another try, you might have bought yourself a bad product like I did.
So yes, Benefit They're Real Mascara is worth the hype. Second serving of humble pie please?