Monday, August 6

Benefit They're Real Mascara

I've gone through my fair share of mascara's. In fact, I probably need to throw them all away (it's definitely been more than three months) and carry on trying new ones. But recently, this one stood out to me. I've always thought I could get away with cheaper mascaras and love L'oreal Telescopic, but this is totally different. I've previously used Benefit Bad Gal in black and brown and wasn't that impressed but thought I would give this a go anyway after hearing such hype and receiving it for my birthday. I've always loved Benefit anyway!

What does it do?
According to the Boots website "this jet-black mascara lengthens, curls, volumises, lifts and separates for a spectacular look".
The brush is the selling point for me, it's a plastic wand specially designed to maximize the performance of the long-wearing, glossy formula. The bristles at the end are staggered, meaning you can get closer to the root and inner-corner of lashes.

Does it work?
Yes, it definitely does what it says on the box. It doesn't smudge or clump and lasts all day easily for me. I apply 1-2 coats using a 'zig-zag' motion across my lashes. If I'm going on a night out, I apply an extra coat and never feel the need for false lashes. I sometimes apply one thin coat to my bottom lashes too.
I would personally say it lengthens my lashes more than anything else, but I love the finish.

What's the packaging like?
Sturdy and very sleek in a silver tube. I've knocked this around in my make-up bag and the writing hasn't smudged off at all (something I really disliked about L'oreal Telescopic!) This looks brand new still and isn't too long to fit neatly in my make up bag.

How much is it? Is it worth it?
£18.50 from Boots. I will be re-purchasing this as its the only mascara I have fallen totally in love with. It's hard to justify spending that much on a mascara as the expiry date is so short, but if I could only wear one make up item each day, it would definitely be mascara. Therefore, I'm happy to spend more on something that will last me the whole three months instead of spending £8 here and there on others.

Have you tried this? Are there any similar mascaras out there?

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