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4.4 of 84 reviews

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My go to mascara


This is my go-to mascara! I have been purchasing it for years now. I love that it is long lasting and doesn't come off under the eyes throughout the day like other mascaras. I wear contact lenses and can occasionally have watery eyes and I love that this, while not waterproof, doesn't run like other non-waterproof mascaras.

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Ok Mascara.


Goes on easy and looks great. Very hard and thick to get off.
  1. My go to mascara


    This is my go-to mascara! I have been purchasing it for years now. I love that it is long lasting and doesn't come off under the eyes throughout the day like other mascaras. I wear contact lenses and can occasionally have watery eyes and I love that this, while not waterproof, doesn't run like other non-waterproof mascaras.
  2. Another favourite


    Love this mascara for a dramatic look! Gives great length and volume. Just need to be careful applying to much otherwise it’ll clump
  3. Glossy lashes


    This mascara coats lashes beautifully and does add volume and length. No flakes throughout the day.
  4. Fave Mascara


    I am a mascara critic. I have tried all the high-end brands at Australian beauty stores, and in David Jones etc. I LOVE this mascara! I bought the mini as I find the large ones dry out too quickly, but I am in love. I curl my lashes first and then apply this - they don't fall during the day, I don't get any fallout from the mascara, it keeps my blonde lashes dark, doesn't clump, the wand is great ...
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  5. Perfect for me!


    This is my all time favourite mascara. It volumizes, separates and lengthens my lashes perfectly. I ditched my regular Too Faced mascara and I'm completely converted.
  6. Good brush


    I add this on top of other mascaras because I like how the brush combs them out.

    It’s nice enough but I don’t like it as much as the bad gal.
  7. Great for lengthening and slight volume


    Excellent mascara for length and definition, it also volumises a bit by making your lashes look thicker and blacker but if you’re after a really volumising mascara that thickens lashes with extra fibres then there are better ones out there for that purpose. This dries out a bit quickly and a bit expensive so I took off one star.
  8. I wanted to love it


    I have decent length already but I am looking for a lot of volume and separation from my mascara. After reading so many glowing reviews about Benefit They're Real!, I was very much looking forward to trying it. Unfortunately, I was a tad disappointed. Don't get me wrong, this is a good mascara and does what it promises...but it didn't wow me as much as I had hoped... Maybe my expectations were jus...
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  9. Lengthening and defining


    I got the mini version of this and I wish I bought the full size-this mascara is awesome! Goes on so smoothly and the brush does a great job at separating and volumizing lashes. Buildable for a bolder look. This is a great mascara for daily use, or a not too overdone look for work. Highly recommend!
  10. Love this mascara!


    This mascara is perfect! It separates my lashes and makes them look fuller and fluffy. Love this!
  11. Great mascara


    For such a small tube it lasts a while! Highly recommend.. great for travelling!
  12. Awesome product


    Great size for travelling. Really good mascara doesn’t clump the lashes. Bold effect. Great value.
  13. Ok Mascara.


    Goes on easy and looks great. Very hard and thick to get off.
  14. Good mascara


    I have this mascara and think it does the trick. It's not my go-to, but it works well on people who have longer lashes.
  15. Super lengthening


    People ask if I’m wearing false lashes when I wear this! My lashes look longer than I thought could be possible wearing a mascara alone, but it’s not particularly thickening. It also glides on so smoothly, lovely product!
  16. A classic


    Was reminded of how good this mascara was when I received a mini version with my last Adore order. Divides and lengthens eyelashes like no other. My only criticism - it does give a bit of panda eye after a long day. Not all top dollar mascaras do this. It's also quite hard to wash off and I generally need to use make up remover and cleanser to tackle it. For this reason I save it as my special occ...
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  17. Keep coming back to this


    I use this product every day. I have switched away but always come back. I do wish it made your lashes 'plumper' or 'thicker' but I do like the less over done look it gives you.
  18. Best mascara!

    Patrice S

    I love this mascara! It lengthens, adds volume and separates my lashes. It makes my eyes pop! It’s applies evenly and It’s long wearing - it doesn’t run or leave marks under my eyes during the day.
  19. 1 star less than real rating as benefit is not cruelty free :(


    I don't care for high end mascaras, they do the same job as my current mascara (essence cosmetics lash princess- a cruelty free drugstore brand!), but i tried this to follow the hype of my friends. It is a great mascara, not amazing but still GREAT, and really is great at separating lashes also.
  20. Have been using for years!


    I love benefit! Personally, I'm a little weird and I always use two mascaras (yes, together). But this has long been one my favorites for my bottom coat. Great product!
  21. Meh


    Not sure what the hype is around this mascara. I purchased this after hearing rave reviews everywhere. I have fairly dark lashes that just need some length and volume. I bought this expecting something amazing after all the hype but I was very disappointed. It doesn't give much volume or length at all. Will not be repurchasing as there are many better options on the market at a fraction of the cos...
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  22. Lash Defining


    One of my favourite daily mascaras, the plastic bristles help comb through each of my lashes and has great curl holding power for my short asian lashes. It stays put during the day and comes off easily enough with a oil cleanser. I enjoy getting the mini size of the mascara because I never finish it before its due to be thrown away and because the the larger size is a bit dear.
  23. Perfect for a Natural Day Look!


    I have been trying Benefit's various mascaras and this one is my ultimate favourite for a classy day look. I wear minimal makeup during the day, and I can't rate this enough. I have very long lashes naturally, though they are thin and fair - this mascara defines them without overdoing it, and they actually do look so real that I don't appear to even be wearing any! The colour is perfect, the formu...
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  24. Didn't live up to the hype for me


    I like this mascara but I found it didn't achieve what I was expecting, and was SO hard to get off! Still gave good definition though but I think there are heaps out there for cheaper.
  25. No panda eyes


    I have smaller eyes and oily lids and everytime I use mascara or the wrong eyeliner it ends up all over the bottom of my eyes.

    This (and estee lauder) mascara are the only ones that does not give me panda eyes half way through the day. The brush is unique with shorter bristles so it does take a few times to coat all the lashes, but once on it does not budge. Even when I accidentally r...
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  26. The mascara that does what it says


    This is THE ULTIMATE mascara. I have tiny, fair almost colourless, sparse 'J" shape lashes, so virtually straight and without mascara you cannot detect I have eyelashes. I have tried so many brands without success. I have been using Stila mascara which was the only mascara that could really grab my lashes due to brush head, and although black was often thick and clumpy. BUT this mascara goes on sm...
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  27. Tried this one as a sample - fantastic mascara - great brush


    This is a fantastic mascara, the black is very black, and goes on great with the brush. Awesome for day to day. Keeps your lashes popping! Highly recommended.
  28. Great


    Love this mascara! Goes on great, not clumpy at all, thickens lashes but also lengthens, they almost do look not real! 
  29. Not clumpy


    As I'm in my 60's my lashes are weak & sparse. I love the brush- it separates the lashes well. Theyr'e real! is easy to remove at night. Sometimes it flakes off a bit- that's the only fault I can find.
  30. Not worth the price


    I'm quite sad about this mascara. I bought the mini for $21 because I wanted to make sure I liked it before buying the full size. Unfortunately, it's just not worth the money. It clumps my eyelashes together, dries slowly (so if I blink it gets all over my eyelids), and it doesnt do anymore than mascaras half the price do. I wont be repurchasing since Ive had better results from cheaper brands :/
  31. It's better than I expected


    I was blown away by this mascara/eyelash primer. Reading the reviews I was a bit apprehensive as I've never found mascaras to live up to their own hype about their ability to make lashes look long. But believe me when I say that this product does what it says! First go and I literally gasped "Like ok, $20 well spent". Although the actually liquid used in a dark brown and not black it still gives a...
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  32. Can't be beaten!

    Tamara (Adore Beauty Staff)

    This is the perfect mascara. It makes my lashes appear so much fuller, I can hardly believe it. I usually have problems with mascaras causing irritation to my eyes including redness and itchiness - I have never experienced this with Benefit They're Real! I no longer find myself reaching for false lashes when going out as this mascara gives me all the lift I need. You need this in your makeup bag.
  33. My favorite!


    I am in love with this mascara! It's one I use everyday! Makes my lower lashes incredably long. I highly recommend this to everyone.
  34. Great


    I am obsessed with this mascara will never use anything else.
  35. Not a big fan of the formula!


    I wanted a mascara that made me look like I had those lush fake eyelash extensions on. But alas, this didn't do it for me. It has awesome reviews so I bought it believing it'd do the trick. My problem with it was the mainly the formula. The mascara would be super smudgy and just seemed to never dry. It wasn't the best at seperating my lashes either but I will say it's the best when it comes to col...
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  36. Decent mascara but nothing special!


    I bought the brown colour of this mascara and while it was good and didn't smudge, it wasn't anything to rave about. The mascara didn't clump but didn't provide too much volume. Wouldn't repurchase for the price.
  37. People have actually asked if my eyelashes are real when I wear this!


    I love this mascara. You can wear a small amount, or build for a more dramatic effect. They are really good for lengthening and defining lashes, but if you want volume you'll need to do a few coats.


    I love this Mascara, I purchased one at Sephora a while ago and I still use it (I know, I know I probably should change it by now) which I will. I have other Benefit mascara's but I like to use this one when I can not be bothered wearing fake lashes. I have super small lashes and this really enhances them, which is awesome! Highly recommend.
  39. lashes for days!

    amelia (Adore Beauty Staff)

    Cannot believe how well these products work. Was really sceptical of using a lash primer but I was pleasantly surprised. The primer and mascara combined gave me the longest natural lashes. Never gets clumpy or too thick. I recommend no more than two coats of each. It's easy to get off and feels light. Obsessed with my lashes now!
  40. Best mascara on the market!


    I had stopped wearing mascara because I found that it was always giving me 'panda eyes' after a few hours. I also found that, as a contact lens wearer, my eyes would often start stinging as a result of the products I was using.
    However, since I stumbled across the Benefit They're Real mascara (as a freebie item a few years ago), I haven't bought another brand! It makes my lashes appear much,...
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  41. "Are those your natural lashes?"


    At least once a week I am asked if 'They're Real?'
    People are constantly amazed that my natural lashes are so long and it's all thanks to this mascara. I have tried so many mascaras on the market and They're Real is hands down the best. It does not go clumpy or flake off, it separates and lengthens each individual lash giving a long and natural look. I have recommended this product to so ma...
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  42. The mascara for everyone


    This mascara is seriously great for noticeable lashes. The brush is excellent for catching the smaller lashes towards inner corner of your eyes and coated lashes are extra black, thick, luscious and lengthened. I get a lot of compliments when wearing this. This is my go-to mascara but shame it is very expensive :(
  43. Clumps be gone!


    I always thought there was not much difference in terms of mascaras. Ha. I'd been using a cheap mascara for quite some time and was happy-ish with it: the price was right and it did a decent enough job. Only problem: my lashes would clump together weirdly making it look like a dodgy false lash application.

    I was given this Benefit mascara as a gift and realised that lash clumping wa...
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  44. Favourite Mascara


    I have tried so many mascaras and having heard and read so much about Benefit's mascara i had to try. And I wasn't disappointed - its sooooo good. Goes on so nicely, not too thick or thin. You can build it up without it going clumpy. And it gives you the best lashes - long and full.
    The best part, the tiny little bristles on the end so you can reach all those fine lashes on the bottom and in...
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  45. Best Mascara I have tried!!


    Finally gave into all the hype when my last mascara ran out and I'm glad I gave it a try :)
    This is by far my favourite mascara and I recommend it to every single person!!
    It provides volume without the clump, consistency is easy to apply and the brush does an excellent job of getting to all of my lashes including the small ones near the corners. I have blonde eye lashes so rely on mas...
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  46. Does what it promises but...


    Definitely makes lashes look longer and thicker with awesome staying power but it's hard to remove. Must try the remover product. I have oily skin and I find it flakes a little after 4-6 hours thereby starting panda eyes but it wipes away easily.
  47. Not bad but can't say I love this!


    Not a bad mascara but it did not work for me! It was just 'average' and getting it off was horrible. I prefer tubular mascara that removes easily with water, so perhaps I am a little biased. I just didn't think this was very special and it didn't do anything extraordinary to make it worth the effort!
  48. Very impressed


    I love this mascara. I don't use it every day as it is quite hard to remove and I wonder what damage that might be doing to my lashes but on weekends and special events I whip it out. I have very long eyelashes already but they are very light and this mascara darkens and lengthens my lashes so they really stand out.
  49. Extremely long lashes!


    I read the reviews for this product and thought I would give it a go (as I had just run out of my old faithful brand). This mascara is excellent - I have long thin eyelashes naturally and this worked to thicken and slightly lengthen them. My friend who has short lashes found that she could use it not to add too much thickness and significantly increase the length of her lashes. The brush is gre...
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  50. Amazing mascara - lives up to the hype!


    Love this mascara! Goes on great, not clumpy at all, thickens lashes but also lengthens, they almost do look not real! Now my go-to going-out mascara, absolutely one of the best ever. Oh and comes off so easily, bonus.
  51. Love it!


    I love this mascara, stays on all day and does not clump. Makes my eyelashes look amazing...
  52. Unfortunately I am not a lover of Benefit They're Real Mascara


    I read all the reviews about this mascara but unfortunately I can not rave about it like others. I have very short lashes and yes it makes them longer. But I feel its way too gluggy and extremely hard to remove even with the appropriate remover. So no I am not a convert and will revert back to my other mascaras.
  53. Black and long lashes


    This is a fantastic mascara. It doesn't rub off and stays truly black all day. The only downside is that it is difficult to remove so puts you off wearing it everyday. I did buy the Benefit eye makeup remover which does the job.
  54. "Are you wearing fake lashes?"


    Mascaras are usually neither here nor there for me - I usually can't tell the difference between a supermarket brand and one that's $30 or even $60 for that matter!

    ...until Benefit They're Real Mascara. Never before have so many people asked me if I've had lashes applied or bought a special curler or am wearing fake lashes. The brush is great to use and the mascara dries quickly so y...
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  55. Long lasting wear!


    Very happy I purchased this mascara. A bit on the expensive side compared to what I usually buy, this product definitely has staying power and doesn't crumble into my eyes even if I accidentally go to bed with it on. I was very eager to see the lengthening results, at first I was a bit set back (I was expecting fibrous long lashes lol) but I just had to get used to how the formula goes on. The bru...
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  56. Best mascara I've ever used - I'm addicted

    Smart mum (Adore Beauty Staff)

    Best mascara I have ever used (am addicted)! I've never had long or thick eyelashes but Benefit They're Real Mascara makes me look like I'm wearing fake lashes!

    Costly, but worth every penny. Especially if you rarely wear mascara, it certainly makes a difference and gives you 'bang for your buck'!
  57. I can't live without this mascara.

    Alexandra (Adore Beauty Staff)

    I was always so dubious about this mascara - could it really live up to the hype? Was it really worth the price?

    Yes, yes, yes a thousand times yes. I use this mascara every single day without fail - I used to find switch up mascaras all the time, but I've been using this for months on end and I'm still not bored. It makes my lashes super dark, super long and super curled. It's not to...
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  58. Lives up to the hype


    I purchased Benefit's They're Real Mascara after reading really good reviews on here and other sites. I am very skeptical as I have used and loved the same mascara (Dior) for years and years, and have tried many others, usually because Dior is harder to get, but I'v always gone back to it.

    However I am converted to Benefit's They're Real Mascara now! This mascara is great! Awesome len...
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  59. WOW!

    Justine (Adore Beauty Staff)

    All I can say is WOW! Since buying and trying this mascara I have thrown out all my other products and I have not stopped talking about it. 3 friends have since purchased "They're Real Mascara" off Adore Beauty and they are also getting as many compliments as I do. And to think I nearly resorted to eyelash extensions!

    THANKS Adore for being such value for money and THANKS Benefit for ...
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  60. WOW!

    Fiona (Adore Beauty Staff)

    I am a bit of a mascara junkie and you could say I've tried every brand and every type of mascara so i was sceptical of the claims that Benefit They're Real! Mascara made. But boy was I wrong!

    Length, Curl = AMAZING! Volume not so much but it can be forgiven due to the lasting definition it provides. Overall, a great daily mascara. It lasts all day without flaking and the curl remain...
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  61. Fabulous product


    This is definitely the best mascara I have ever used. No clumping, great brush. Really natural finish, which I love. The best part is that it's not expensive. Love it!
  62. Love this!


    The BEST mascara. Will never use anything else.
  63. Not so good

    Steph (Adore Beauty Staff)

    I received a tester of this mascara from Adore Beauty and was very excited to use it.

    I was impressed with the brush, and believe this is the reason so many people love this mascara - because of the brush it glides on so easily. I have long lashes and I have yet to find a mascara that does not rub off under my eyebrows. I'm disappointed to say that it does clump, flake and leave masca...
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  64. My new favourite!

    Clare (Adore Beauty Staff)

    I have tried many, MANY mascaras: I have bought fad mascaras, cheap mascaras, expensive mascaras, and cult favourites.

    This mascara is my new favourite! It lives up to the hype and is worth every cent.
    It defines, darkens, curls, lengthens and does not clump.

    I recommend this product whole-heartedly.
  65. Great for volume but not holding curl


    I have stick straight lashes & still looking for my HG mascara. Although this mascara gave great volume & thickened my lashes --it didn't hold my curl. I'd recommend for ladies who already have naturally curled lashes though.
  66. Worth the money


    I have dark lashes with pale tips - this mascara coats beautifully and makes them look super long. They bordered on daddy-long legs long.
    Only a little bit of clumping.
    I was a fan of Lancôme Hypnose until this product.
  67. Length, Volume & Lasting

    Charley (Adore Beauty Staff)

    My Mum (of all people) was nagging me to try this product for a while. After reading the glowing reviews I decided to cave in and give it a try. WOW! Mum really does know best, I should have listened sooner. The brush creates amazing volume and length, as well as providing the benefits of a comb to separate the lashes. The only downside is that the product lasts so well that it's tricky to rem...
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  68. Great mascara - lengthens and volumises


    I have never tried any Benefit mascaras before until I got this one. I got the sample versions (2 of them) and I love it.

    This mascara gives me long beautiful volumised lashes. WHen I look for a mascara I always look for ones that gives me both length and volume and a lot of mascaras usually only offer one but not both. With Benefit They're Real I got both volumised and lengthened l...
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  69. Great product, lengthens without clumping

    Mel (Adore Beauty Staff)

    This is a terrific product. It lengthens without clumping. The brush is terrific, allowing you to separate and lengthen all your lashes - including those you never knew you had!
  70. Yes, they ARE real!


    First time I've purchased this product, and love it. First time in ages people have complimented me on my eyelashes (random), and asked whether I have extensions. Please! They're real.
  71. Love this mascara


    I bought this mascara for the first time and I really like it. It creates great length and volume without clumping. It doesn't even need any primer. I do find that it will smudge a little thoughout the day, but most mascras do on me.
  72. HG Mascara!

    bysarahe (Adore Beauty Staff)

    This is my third tube of the Benefit They're Real - and I'm sure it wont be the last! Without a doubt the best thing you will ever put on your lashes.
    If you're looking for thick, long, false looking lashes - buy this, you won't be disappointed.
  73. Freakin Amazing! I've found the one!

    Saz (Adore Beauty Staff)

    This mascara is what I have been looking for all my life! Now I have found it I am never letting it go! It defines and lengthens perfectly without any clumping. The brush is a really unique design and manages to ensure a really good coating of your lashes. I don't know what it has in it but it seems to also curl my lashes without having to use an eyelash curler. I have been using it for a couple o...
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  74. Long Lasting Fabulous Lashes

    natalie (Adore Beauty Staff)

    I love this product!! It's easy to apply, and great coverage with the wand without clumping. No irritation and lasts all day without smudging.
    My lashes look long, defined and fabulous!
  75. WOW..at last I can wear mascara!!

    Crackerjack (Adore Beauty Staff)

    The first mascara that I can wear all day without eye irritation.
    I love this product!
  76. Amazing

    Trish (Adore Beauty Staff)

    My friend had this product and she let me use it, it's amazing i can't wait to get some for myself.
  77. Pretty good

    Jessica (Adore Beauty Staff)

    I was expecting a bit more from this product, but overall it is a good mascara compared to some of the ones currently on the market.
    It depends on how dramatic you like your lashes, one or two coats is great for overall coverage and definition.
  78. Great lengthening mascara

    Anonymous (Adore Beauty Staff)

    I have heard great things about this mascara so I had to give it a try. The brush separates the lashes and picks up those finer lashes that a lot of mascara brushes don't. The product has a great lengthening effect and curls and separates the lashes well, however while it did make my lashes more voluminous, I was expecting it to be more noticeable. I tried applying this mascara followed by my curr...
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  79. Best mascara I've used in a while! Lengthens & volumises and doesn't clog!

    Meaghan (Adore Beauty Staff)

    This mascara is gorgeous! As always with Benefit, beautiful packaging. This mascara does everything it says it will. It volumises, lengthens and separates lashes and looks so pretty. It really opens up my eyes with having to curl my lashes. It doesn't clog at all and the brush doesn't get all lumpy like some others I've tried. Highly recommended!!!!!
  80. New favourite

    Ella (Adore Beauty Staff)

    WOW. This mascara ticks all the boxes. Its proper black. It lengthens, defines and thickens. Eyelashes stay soft and comfortable.

    Normally I hate this kind of silicone brush but the bristles on this one are close together and the rows are off-set so every tiny eyelash gets raked through, nicely coated and separated. The bristles on the tip are excellent for your lower lashes and your ...
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  81. Loved it!!!

    Katherine (Adore Beauty Staff)

    A fantastic product that is a great true black and adds length and volume to lashes. Although at the upper end of the price scale, this product has become a 'must have' in my make up bag.
  82. grEAT

    castro girl (Adore Beauty Staff)

    LOVE this product my lashes looked amazing even my husband noticed! will re-purchase for sure!!!
  83. Magic Claw

    Willbourn (Adore Beauty Staff)

    This mascara is like no other I've used before. The wand is like a claw which grabs your lashes & smothers them with the perfect amount of black goodness. This magic claw lifts your lashes up making your eyes look like they've opened for the first time. One coat is great for the day, two coats is even better for a night out with the girls!
  84. i will never look back

    Sarah G (Adore Beauty Staff)

    ohhh!!!! there is nothing more amazing then this mascara. I absolutely loveeeeee it!!! The bees knees of mascaras in my eyes. It gives amazing volume, length and doesn't move. My lashes literally look fake, its the best feeling.. haha
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