Thursday, December 1, 2011

Benefit They're Real Beyond Mascara Review

December!!!  I can hear Christmas Songs and feel the Christmas traffic (Regular traffic multiplied by 10).   Another thing that I'm excited about the month of December is the Grand Opening of Benefit Boutique at Greenbelt 5 on the 15th of December!  Please save up your salary or bonuses to gift yourself at least ONE item from the brand!
Last week, I got an invite to have a sneak peek for Benefit cosmetics that are going to be available in Manila, sad to say, it was a work day so I wasn't able to go.  But that doesn't stop me from talking about the brand.  Benefit isn't new to me as I've used quite a number! 
Today, I will be adding up another product from Benefit to continue the list of Benefit products I have reviewed.

The Benefit They're Real
Beyond Mascara

 The nice, bullet-looking tube
that you can easily identify in your makeup stash.

Benefit They're Real Beyond Mascara says ---
They're real! lengthens, curls, volumizes, lifts & separates. Our jet black, long-wearing formula won’t smudge or dry out. A specially designed brush reveals lashes you never knew you had!


Size: 8.5 g Net wt. 0.3 oz.

Water, Paraffin, Polybutene, Styrene/Acrylates/Ammonium Methacrylate Copolymer, Beeswax (Cera Alba), Bis-diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, C18-36 Acid Triglylceride, Palmitic Acid, Stearic Acid, Triethanolamine, VP/Eicosene Copolymer, Acacia Senegal Gum, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Phenoxyethanol, Tetrasodium Edta, Butylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Laureth-12 Sulfate, Glycerin, Potassium Sorbate, Sericin, Calcium Chloride, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tilia Tomentosa Bud Extract, Citric Acid, BHT, Sorbic Acid +/- : Iron Oxides (CI77491, CI77492, CI77499), Ultramarines (CI77007), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI77288), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI77289), Titanium Dioxide (CI77891) N° 05827/N

AMW says ---
  • Very cute, unique tube!
  • The wand is quite special.  The tip has this "Ball" of spikes best used on lower lashes.
  • The tip of the wand can grab hard to reach lashes.
  • This is the first mascara that I can apply on my "non-existent" lower lashes without smudging and creating a mess.  
  • Never clumps!  Believe me when I say NEVER.  No matter how many times I pile on mascara, it never clumped on me!
  • Separates each lash and coats it making them look longer and thicker.
  • Always come off natural - looking no matter how many times you apply.
  • So far, this mascara doesn't smudge on me and I've tried using this on a makeup gig (wherein I was going to different places and rushing to do retouch)
  • Easy to remove with regular eye makeup remover.  Not much rubbing is needed on the eye area.
  • Lashes aren't "crunchy".
  • If you have very short and sparse lashes to start with, this will never look "dramatic" on you, it'll come off just defined and natural.
  • Since my lashes are super duper short, I can feel the "spikiness" of the mascara wand which hurts my left eye a bit but it's just me!  Admittedly, the lashes on the left eye is way shorter than the right! 
This mascara definitely gives definition we want!  It gives volume, length and the biggest plus is the fact that it doesn't clump at all!  Another specialty of this mascara is the fact that it's not advertised as waterproof but it stays without smudging even on most humid days!  The added plus?  It washes off easily at the end of the day!

from Benefit
  • Position wand horizontally & wiggle from side to side, base to tip, to achieve maximum volume, length & lift. Hold wand vertically & stroke upward to curl & separate. Layer generously as desired.
from AMW
  • Before application, make sure lashes are clean.
  • If you like to curl your lashes, curl them first prior to mascara application.
  • Never share your mascara with other people.
  • If you see clumps happening on your lashes, use a spoolie brush and gently brush it from roots to tips.
Will I repurchase?

To whom do I recommend this to?
Daily mascara wearers who have the length and volume and needs the definition!

Where to purchase and how much?
It will be sold at Benefit Boutique, Greenbelt 5 for Php1,200 (approx $27.00)

L-Bare Lashes
R- Applied 3 coats of Benefit They're Real Beyond Mascara
minus curling
 As you can see, the after look maybe nothing on photo but in real life, it's a huge deal for me as I get to see each of my lashes pops out!  Can you imagine how gorgeous this mascara is on ladies who have naturally long and thick lashes?  *jealous button on!*
 Eyes Open
Though I did not curl my lashes, it "uplifts" my lashes a bit 
after mascara application

L-R Bare Lashes,
with They're Real Beyond Mascara,
with They're Real Beyond Mascara and curling!

Have you tried Benefit They're Real Beyond Mascara?
How about Benefit's Bad Gal Lash Mascara?
If you tried both, which one do you prefer?

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Keep smilin'
Stay Happy!


  1. hi nikki!!benefit in the Philippines!!yey.. Finally.. ebay sells gazillion of fake benefit products... sad... at first glance parang walang effect but it really volumized your lashes.. :D godbless

  2. This looks like a really good mascara and the brush is definitely unique. I'm not sure why I haven't checked it out yet and will need to do so soon. Thanks for sharing :-)

  3. yay! thank you for reviewing this. pooey, It won't work for my short sparse lashes :(

  4. can't wait! i'm getting mine this saturday from beetrice :D hope it works as well on me as it does on you!

  5. wow, another nice mascara! it did give a nice effect.. I haven't tried anything from Benefit! hahaha

  6. it looks too bad but its quite heavy on the $ tag

  7. It looks really nice on you and what a weird brush too! Too bad it's so expensive though.

  8. Great review! Thank you for this one. I have always been a benefit fan though its not locally available and could be pricey. I am very excited for the opening and to get this one too! :) one of my regular benefit staple is their porefessional which I got from the states early last year, glad they're coming this December, just in time to replenish! hehe!

  9. hmmm - thanks for the review. Think I'll stick with the L'Oreal, lol!

  10. I tried this during the sneak peek event and it didn't impress me that much. I still prefer my Nars mascara. But I might try it again. See you on the opening! x

  11. @donnarence Donna, same here, I am so happy I do not need to go to Hong Kong or other countries to purchase Benefit products (and worry about conversion) :) Ang daming fakes nga! I saw them!!!!

  12. @lyn I guess this is newer than the Bad Gal!

  13. @Mona You do have long lashes though! heheh I'm sure it'll look better on you than me :D

  14. @dom WOW! You girls are lucky with all those buying sprees!!! :D Enjoy!

  15. @Issa Hahaha well at least mas reach-able na now! :)

  16. @xin In person sissie, not bad :) I actually like it on day time wearing!

  17. @gio I know what you mean!!! But at least, it does get into those hard to reach lashes :)

  18. @Make Art by Karla Yay! I'm sure it'll be easier to purchase them since they're at makati na!!!


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