Benefit They're Real
I already own Bad Gal from Benefit and I think its ok. It doesn't go on very easily and can be a bit flaky. But I wanted to try They're Real because it is the number 1 selling mascara right now and every time I would apply it on someone I was impressed with how it looked. So I came in early one morning and tried it on myself, and I have since purchased it.
This is the wand. Its a thick brush with a 'ball' on the end.
What I noticed right away was how easy it is to apply. The ball on the end prevents clumping, which is a problem I have with That Gal. It also really gets in there and gets every single lash. I liked that I didn't have to mess with it too much. It applies very easily.
My lashes without mascara.
My lashes with They're Real.
The whole selling point to They're Real is that it will make you look like you are wearing false lashes. I would say that is pretty true. My lashes look really full and thick, but they also look longer. The ball helps get the corner lashes, which are the hardest ones to get.
The formula is water resistant, flake proof, and smudge proof. It literally lasts all day and it stays put!
One thing I notice is that it drys really hard. It definitely does not feel natural. This does not bother me but it might for some people. Also, it is kind of hard to remove. You will need an oil based eye makeup remover to get it off. Again, this is just fine for me.
I really love this mascara and will repurchase it without complaint. The ease of application is a really strong selling point for me, as I have a tendency to use multiple mascaras to achieve one look. With They're Real I don't have to do that. I love the look I get and the fact that it lasts all day. This is the first department store mascara that I am truly impressed with and believe is worth the money!