Thursday, February 2, 2012

Benefit They're Real! Mascara: Squeeze Them!

Pinky McLadybits

I've been lazy with my eyebrows because my new bangs cover them pretty well. I decided to take charge and get myself to the Benefit Brow Bar at the local mall. I'll tell you more about that later. 

This product was sold to me after the brow session (they are good at the Benefit counter) when I was handed off to one of the makeup girls. Benefit's They're Real Beyond Mascara was the big sell and I was told twice about the amazing brush that applied this game-changing mascara. When the makeup girl grabbed the mascara to demo it, of course they were out of the fancy disposable applicators and she had to use a regular brush.

The result, due to equal parts crappy brush and the makeup girl's heavy hand, were spider lashes. You know, the lashes where it is quite clear that you have mascara on because your lashed are chunky and may consist of the legs of deceased spiders. Yeah. But I my lashes were dark and actually stood out among my aforementioned bangs. How much? $22. SOLD.

Sometimes I'm a bit impulsive. I was having a bad day, terrible week. I thought the mascara would make me happy. Sometimes, people are weird. 

I was also sold a $30 item, but that's for another post as well. AHEM. I rushed home to take photos of my gorgeously shaped eyebrows and the mascara. I asked opinions and the consensus was awesome brows! What the hell with your lashes? I was crushed as only someone with PMS and an ongoing battle with a shitty week can be over mascara. I was determined to return my prizes, but only after trying them at least one more time.

I'm really glad I tried They're Real again. With the proper brush and a lighter hand, the results are still amazing. Have you ever been complimented on your eyelashes? I haven't because you can't see them without mascara. But after putting on They're Real, I've been complimented on them more than once. In one day. I am not even shitting you, kids. 

Please ignore the look of utter dismay on my face. Anyway, the applicator brush is made of rubber or whatever and has a bunch of little spikes and a ball on the end. The spiky brush helps separate and coat your lashes while the ball is supposed to help with clumps and curl your lashes. I suppose they curl a little, but I'm not sure. Just like I'm not sure why my picture up there is on its side when it looks fine everywhere else. YOU CAN'T EXPLAIN THAT!

They're Real is a really great mascara. I'm not disputing that. But the cost of $22 is prohibitive for me. I've already researched a cheaper alternative to this mascara when it is all gone. For now, if you've got the money, They're Real is definitely worth your time. I would suggest purchasing it from ULTA and using their coupon codes to get some money off or buying the mini to give it a try.

Rating: 7/8 tentacles

1 comment:

  1. Maybe we have similar lashes, but I also love the plastic mascara applicators! Whether it's Dior Iconic, Bobbi Brown Lash Glamour or CoverGirl LashBlast Fusion, the plastic applicator never gives me spider lashes.