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Benefit They're Real! Mini Lengthening Mascara

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Gimme Minis! Benefit They're Real! Mascara Mini lengthens, curls, volumizes, lifts & separates. Benefit's best-selling jet black, long-wearing formula won’t smudge or dry out.

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Benefit They're Real! Mini Lengthening Mascara Reviews

4.5 of 139 reviews

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Most Helpful Positive

A go-to


One of my favourites for sure, it goes on well, it stays on, and it has a neat finish. It’s never been clumpy, always glides on smooth. Can be tricky to remove, especially if you wear it every day.

Most Helpful Criticism

Love this


Volumising but not clumpy. Lasts all day and makes my lashes look beautiful.
  1. Love this


    Volumising but not clumpy. Lasts all day and makes my lashes look beautiful.
  2. A go-to


    verified purchaser
    One of my favourites for sure, it goes on well, it stays on, and it has a neat finish. It’s never been clumpy, always glides on smooth. Can be tricky to remove, especially if you wear it every day.
  3. good product


    Benefit is a master of mascaras. This is one of my favourites for staying on my lashes rather than getting on the lids.
  4. Great


    This mascara was really good for everyday. It didn’t made the lashes go super big and thick but as I have many it separated them and made them lengthy without the clumping and dark look. Really nice for subtle everyday looks
  5. love


    love how it makes the eyes stand out, a great mascara and gives wonderful volume
  6. Love love LOVE it


    This is my favourite mascara! It is a jet black which makes your eyes pop and the brush is really easy to use. It opens my eyes and makes me look wide awake. Couldn’t recommend it more
  7. Not for me


    I had high hopes for this mascara, after reading reviews and being drawn in by the packaging.
    It just did work for me.
    I found the brush incredible harsh and stiff to work with around the eyes. The formula was quite dry. I thought I would've been able to build this product up a few layers to achieve long natural looking lashes, however, its formula became clumpy quickly and it just m...
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  8. Good lengthening. can be irritating


    I got a sample size of this one and while I did like it I found that some days it could flake and irritate my eyes. I think start with the smaller size because my sister swears by it so if you dont have easily bothered eyes you will love it
  9. Works well


    great for my not so long lashes it makes a massive difference to my eyes
  10. amazing


    The unique brush design grabs and grips each of my lashes and get those small lashes, also minimise clumping. My mascara stays in place all day.
  11. Average


    It's just average. I don't think any other mascara from Benefit tops the Badgal Bang. I like the brush on this but it works just okay.
  12. good for travel


    this mascara is a great size and perfect for travelling. it makes you lashes look VERY long! Definitely recommend!
  13. Great


    This helps coat all my lashes but it can smudge sometimes
  14. Ordinary


    It's ok nothing special not lengthening enough for me
  15. Smudgey


    Tends to smudge under my eyes - I look like a panda by the end of the day
  16. Lovely product!


    Not clumpy and it helps lengthens eyelashes. Also pretty smudge-free. The travel size one is perfect to bring everywhere. Will definitely get the full size one.
  17. amazing


    I like the shape of the wand. It gets all the lashes. Benefit has one of the best mascaras. I love all their mascara. I'm crazy about mascara. This one just lengthens and makes them look fuller.
  18. My favorite mascara.


    This mascara wand is unique. It was totally able to separate my upper and lower lashes to give volume without clumping. Makes my lashes nice and long without clumping or transferring. Does what it says, won't purchase anything else.
  19. nice


    I've tried all of the benefit mascara. Mascara is one makeup product I can't live without. This probably in my top 5. IT lengthens and thickens my lashes and it so blacks.
  20. amazing mascara


    This stuff is the bomb. It works as the way it claims. Makes my lashes longer and they stay on all day.
  21. okay


    I love the formula of this mascara but the mini size is pretty useless. It dries out so quick and doesn't apply like the bigger version.
  22. Room to improve


    Things I like: gives you long, black, dramatic eyelashes and is easy to apply.
    Things to improve: it smudges from time to time and isn't as easy to remove as other Benefit mascaras. I wouldn't repurchase but will gladly finish the one I have.
  23. Best brush ever


    Love it.

    I cleaned and kept the brush when I ran out because it’s so good for separating!

  24. Clumpy, Fallout


    Wasn't a big fan of this mascara at all, especially after all the hype (first tried a couple of years ago now). I found it very clumpy and spidery with fallout through the day. Polar opposite to the AMAZING benefit mascara Badgal Bang
  25. Great Mascara - lengthens and holds


    This mascara is great, it lengthens, holds and lasts all day!

    I wear mascara everyday and find buying the minis great for 2 reasons:

    1. they are a good size to throw in your bag if you are on the go and

    2. if you stick to the rules and throw out your mascara every 3 months, this will last right up to the 3 month period, no waste here :)
  26. Great


    I love wearing this mascara on an everyday basis as it really lengths my lashes even though I don't use too much product.
  27. Great Mascara


    This is a great all-rounder mascara and does its job, it lengthens and doesn't clump. I always get positive comments when wearing this mascara. Always love having this mascara on hand!
  28. I love this for adding length


    I love this mascara especially for length ! I tend to use it mostly on my bottom lashes because it doesn't make them clumpy and keeps them separated. It also does a good job at the top when I am going for the super long eyelash look. Its worth getting the large size product !
  29. Long, soft lashes!

    Pastel Slippers

    I absolutey love this mascara. I have fairly short lashes, and this mascara truly adds so much length! The wand is fantastic - it distributes the right amount of product with no clumping, and I am able to get right to the corners. Lashes are longer and soft, and the mini-size if perfect for travel or someone who only wears mascara occasionally.
  30. THE BEST


    Super lengthening and such a natural, beautiful colour!
  31. Great brush but doesn't make much of a difference


    I love the brush on this mascara, it really helps to separate my lashes and i can get right into the corners of my eyes, however doesn't do much to lengthen and elongate. but I have short fine blonde lashes so nothing really works!
  32. love it


    I like it, it gives your lashes a volumised thick look without clumpy appearance. a good standard mascara with a strong brush, the product lasts for very long time too! And the packaging is sturdy and beautiful
  33. pricey but WORTH it!


    This mascara does something magic.

    My lashes look fake with this on, no other product really has such an impact, it doesn't smudge or fall. You can even avoid the eyelash curler with this mascara it does it for you.

    If you haven't tried it, DO IT!
  34. Great mascara but difficult to remove


    I originally received this mascara as a freebie and loved it so much that I decided to purchase it. This mascara definitely enhances length and volume, no question. The only issue that I have found with it is that it is quite difficult to remove despite the number of eye make up removers I have tried. This issue however, is outweighed by how great the mascara itself is. The mini is a great size fo...
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  35. Awesome


    really lengthens the lashes nicely but doesnt make them look chunky, blackens them quite well and the formula stay a good consistency for a long time!
  36. LOVE


    I love all of the 'they are real' mascaras. The brown is great for a more natural look, with still great length and volume
  37. Awesome


    Favourite mascara by far! doesn't clump my lashes and gives so much length
  38. Too hard to wash off....


    It doesn't do a bad job of making lashes look great but it's not worth all the hard work to remove. Makes my sensitive eyes regret the application for week. Better products out there, that are far easier to remove.
  39. Good, long wearing mascara


    I do quite like this mascara, it lasts very well, no clumping, smudging or flaking. I do find it dries quite quickly so you have to work fast if you want even eyes. I also feel like it dries too much or too hard, like once it dried my lashes feel kinda stiff and don't have any flex left in them which I'm not loving. I'm also not sold on the tip, I find it a little messy for myself, but over all a ...
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  40. great for travel


    great for travel and its also a good size to test out the formula before committing to a full size. formula is great at holding heavy straight lashes up and barely smudges
  41. It's a winner of a mascara and the perfect size!


    I always buy this smaller sized version of the Benefit They're Real Mascara because I like to know that I'm regularly replacing my mascara, to protect my eyes from any bacteria that could build up in the regular sizes. It also takes less room in my cosmetics bag. It's truly the best mascara and finds every single little lash! I honestly don't both trying other brands any more as I can always count...
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  42. Good mascara


    I love this mascara. I do have another by benefit that I prefer slightly more but this one is still pretty amazing. It defines, builds and makes my lashes look great. Have gone through many tubes of this.
  43. smudges


    this mascara has a lot of good reviews so I gave it a try but sadly it smudges on me very quickly. it does lengthen my eyelashes and makes it look fuller.
  44. Excellent non clumping brush


    I received this as a free gift with purchase, and it is a wonderful mascara. I love the brush, it gives thick long lashes without clumping. The price of the full size does put me off a little with repurchasing.
  45. The bees knees of mascara!


    I love this mascara when I'm taking a break from lash extensions as it looks like I have false lashes! :)
  46. LOVE this


    This is a great mascara!! The wand shape is perfect for separating and elongating every last lash.. and this sample size makes traveling a breeze! Would recommend
  47. Sadly smudges everywhere


    I love the effect of this mascara on my eyes. It lengthens and volumises with minimal clumping (I have to be careful not to over apply, otherwise it does). The brush is great although (as with most mini mascaras) the handle is a little shorter than is convenient. It doesn't seem to flake off either.
    My biggest issue though is that it smudges everywhere - both under my eyebrows and on my l...
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  48. 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
  49. 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!
  50. grEAT

    castro girl (Adore Beauty Staff)

    LOVE this product my lashes looked amazing even my husband noticed! will re-purchase for sure!!!
  51. Katherine (Adore Beauty Staff)

    Loved it!!!

    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.
  52. 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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  53. 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!!!!!
  54. 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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  55. 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.
  56. 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.
  57. 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!
  58. 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!
  59. 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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  60. 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.
  61. 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.
  62. 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.
  63. 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!
  64. 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 la...
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  65. 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 remove,...
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  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. 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.
  68. 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.
  69. 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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  70. 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!
  71. 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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  72. 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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  73. 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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  74. 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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  75. 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'!
  76. 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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  77. "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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  78. 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.
  79. 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.
  80. Love it!


    I love this mascara, stays on all day and does not clump. Makes my eyelashes look amazing...
  81. 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.
  82. 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 great,...
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  83. 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.
  84. 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!
  85. 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.
  86. 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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  87. 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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  88. 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 wasn...
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  89. 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 :(
  90. "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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  91. 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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  92. 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!


    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.
  94. 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.
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