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Benefit They're Real! Lengthening Mascara 8.5g

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The jet-black They're Real! Mascara lengthens, curls, volumises, lifts & separates lashes for a spectacular "out-to-here" look.

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4.4 of 412 reviews

83% recommend this product

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Most Helpful Positive



I have been using this for years and is easily my favourite mascara!

Most Helpful Criticism



I didn’t love this mascara it left fallout under my eyes and was hard to take off
  1. Great!


    I have been using this for years and is easily my favourite mascara!
  2. Good


    Lengthens and stays on all day without going clumpy, good product.
  3. Great Mascara


    A great mascara that is currently in rotation of my faves
  4. Luscious Lashes


    verified purchaser
    Love this mascara, not only is the packaging sophisticated, it leaves your lashes thick, lengthened and separated without creating clumps, even when applying more then one coat. My holy grail.
  5. Pretty good


    Gets a little clumpy the more you try to layer, so definitely just use sparingly. Super lengthening and good staying power, I like it a lot for my very no make up make up looks.
  6. Ultimate fave mascara


    Like everyone, I've tried many mascaras in my search for the one, and this is my favourite- easy to apply, love the thin style brush, achieves excellent length and volume
  7. Love it


    Lifts and seperates all lashes, gives a lovely natural look.
    Doesnt leave any fall out which i love and lasts all day!
  8. Just okay


    I bought this because I kept hearing about how great benefit mascara was. I was underwhelmed, there’s nothing wrong with this mascara but nothing great about it either.
  9. Average


    My lashes looked so clumpy after using this mascara, I tried using it a few different ways but in the end I had to bin it. Roller Lash by Benefit is my holy grail, leaves lashes long and separated!
  10. my go to mascara


    verified purchaser
    I love how this does not clump and it lengthens each lash
  11. Better Mascaras out There


    After all the hype, I was extremely disappointed with this mascara. Not only is it incredibly difficult to apply, it also left fall out that was super hard to remove. For the price and the hype, this mascara was sadly a no for me.
  12. Amazing Results, Impossible To Remove!


    The wand and formula gave my lashes the best ever results but it is so hard to take off that it actually significantly thinned my lashes out from removing it. I still use this product as a special event mascara but for me it is definitely not an everyday mascara. If you've already got sparse lashes take special care removing this!!
  13. Coats every lash


    This coats all my lashes really quickly and gives great length and volume
  14. Amazing product


    I purchased after I was given this mascara as a gift. I love the result as its not clumpy and gives great definition and length. Its definitely my favourite mascara
  15. I got asked if they’re real!


    I got this as a sample and am now purchasing! I was asked if I had false eyelashes on and they stayed that way after all day wear. It’s amazing!
  16. Great


    This is an amazing mascara that lasts all day and lengthens my lashes
  17. Best mascara I’ve used


    I love this!! Really lengthens and darkens your lashes greatly and it stays put without transfer. Really great product!!
  18. not worth the hype


    This mascara is not worth the hype. It clumps up so easily and theres always fallout
  19. Great!


    Easy to apply and I always get so many compliments on how long my lashes look!
  20. Stays on all day


    I love this mascara. It is lengthening and light. Also stays on all day. Would repurchase.
  21. Lashes On Point!


    I wanted to hate this product SO BAD. I wanted to believe it was more of the hype than the product that was bringing in so many great reviews. Now that I have actually gone through a couple weeks trying this mascara, I can finally deliver my verdict. The wand itself is what I would describe as "spiky". It separates the lashes tremendously, which I think contributes to the natural look, because the...
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  22. My favourite mascara ever!


    I keep coming back to this mascara and re-purchasing it. It’s definitely not a natural looking mascara but it’s so great on my long lashes and is so black, voluminous and dramatic. and doesn’t budge until you remove it. I get asked all the time whether I have eyelash extensions but it’s just this mascara. Highly recommend
  23. I always get asked if they’re faux!


    This has been my go to mascara for YEARS and for good reason. It’s a buildable mascara and I always get compliments and get asked if my lashes are fake when I wear it. It’s not waterproof but I find it stays out well, while also pretty easy to remove. The brush being rubber(?) can be a little to get used to and tough at first but stick with it because it’s worth it. I’ve tried a lot of mascaras in...
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  24. Mixed feelings


    Super thick and heavy, hard to take off. But i guess that means its voluminous amd waterproof. Im looking for something more natural and less heavy..
  25. Good mascara


    I found this mascara quite good. I normally use a comb brush and decided to try this as the type I use has discontinued. The bristles on the end allow you to pick up those stray lashes that can get left behind. I would recommend this mascara and purchase it again.
  26. lengthening


    this mascara makes my lashes look very long and great. definitely recommend !
  27. amazing


    Benefit is one of my fav brands. Used pretty much all of there products.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.
  28. Amazing


    This is an amazing mascara. Doesn't clump, stays on an entire day without making my lashes wither when I have been out doors all day and is easy to apply.
  29. My absolute favourite mascara!


    I adore this mascara! It lengthens my not very long lashes and looks amazing. It stays put all day. I have strayed a couple of times and tried other mascaras but always come back to this. I am now on my fourth tube. You will need a very good makeup remover as it is very long-wearing. Cannot recommend this product enough!!
  30. This is my favourite mascara


    This is my favourite mascara, it adds so much length and volume to my lashes. The only downside is that it can be a bit smudgy.
  31. This is my favourite mascara


    This is my favourite mascara, it adds so much length and volume to my lashes. The only downside is that it can be a bit smudgy.
  32. lots of fallout


    there was a lot of fall out from this mascara and it didnt do anything amazing for my eyelashes.
  33. Ineffective


    Really wanted to love it as there was quite some hype when it was first released. Sadly, the formula is wet and heavy, makes my curled lashes go straight again. Not made for people with straighter lashes, quite disappointing. Much prefer L’Oréal’s mascaras that work better for a lower price too.
  34. Best mascara


    I keep coming back to this mascara. As a mature woman I want a mascara that is easy to apply, has a great brush and stays in place all day and night. It never needs a touchup. If you want a mascara that is truly waterproof this is the one.
  35. Best mascara


    This mascara adds so much thickness to my lashes without making them clumpy! Only 2 coats make my lashes look incredible
  36. Average


    I'm sad that I didn't love this product like I thought I would. For me it didn't live up to the hype and was just your average mascara. Did the job but wouldn't repurchase again, there is better out there. I found it dried very fast too.
  37. Lengthening mascara


    This mascara is ok! it did leave a little fallout however it spreads lashes evenly and does add volume!
  38. One of my favourite mascaras


    I like to try different mascaras but this one is one of my favourites.

    It's easy to apply, and looks great once on. Can be applied lightly for a natural look, or built up for an evening look.

    The mascara stays put, but it not horrible to remove.
  39. I Love this Mascara!!


    I just love this mascara...it lives up to its name. It certainly makes your lashes look longer, thicker and darker. It can look like you're wearing falsies if you put on a good amount.

    I recommend this product.
  40. Amazing Mascara for Natural Lashes


    I have really long lashes naturally and a lot of mascaras make my lashes look clumpy. I like mascara to look natural, this is the only mascara I use that doesn't look like there is thick mascara on them.
  41. best mascara


    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.
  42. Like it


    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.
  43. Great mascara


    This mascara makes my lashes longer, is easily buildable, does not clump and the spiky top of the applicator is really good for getting into the inner and outer corners. I have not had any issues with the product transferring.
  44. Yes, they really are real!


    I was after a mascara that would be easy to apply, but with a bold effect - Benefit's They're Real delivers. The brush is fantastic and doesn't ever get clumpy bits, the colour (black) is bold and overall it will give you thick and beautiful lashes. The packaging is cute, like all Benefit products, and the tube is solid and looks like new until you finish with it. Highly recommended!
  45. amazing mascara


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


    This mascara does hold your lashes up, but it is extremely hard to remove. It is a bit overpriced for mascara but works well
  47. Holy grail mascara


    This mascara really does what it’s known for, and that’s lengthening. It separate my lashes and really makes them look false. I love it.
  48. There are real


    Received this from adore goodie bag. So black and real effect on eyes!
  49. Holy Grail Mascara


    This is definitely one of my favourite mascaras, I always make sure I have it in my makeup collection. Whenever I use this mascara I always get complements on my lashes! I find that I do wipe down the brush a bit before applying it so it doesn't get too clumpy on my lashes. Have gotten so many friends hooked onto this mascara.
  50. Not worth it


    Unfortunately, this mascara just was not for me. I find it clumpy, causing my eyelashes to stick together. It gives great length, but the thickness is just too much. For the price there are far better options.
  51. Will always come back for more!


    I am a makeup addict. I currently have five tubes of mascara...the first step is admitting I have a problem! This mascara is amazing and my lashes aren't that long but I get compliments often on how great my lashes look when I use this. I love it and will continue to buy it!!
  52. Love the brush


    Love this mascara, coats lashes so evenly and doesn’t run throughout the day
  53. Fave


    This is one of my favourite mascaras. Its not only lengthening but also super volumising and really helps to hold a curl in my usually straight flat lashes. Doesnt crumble and looks amazing all night
  54. Ok


    The wand on this mascara is great and the mascara goes on nicely (not at all lumpy) BUT there is fallout. Nice mascara but the pice makes it not worth it
  55. Good but not special


    It's a nice mascara but I think it's overpriced for what it does.
  56. Good mascara


    This mascara is so good! makes my lashes look so long and thick and doesn't get clumpy at all
  57. opppps a miss


    I dont have much eyelashes to start off with, so maybe that's why I didn’t love this mascara it left fallout under my eyes and was hard to take off
  58. Favourite for separating


    I like to use this with a thickening mascara.

    But when I run out, I actually cleaned and kept the brush because it’s so good for separating.

    I don’t feel mascaras should be so expensive but this is one I’m willing to buy and am so glad it comes as a travel size.
  59. False lash effect but hard to take off


    I love how this gives my tiny lashes a huge boost and makes them look long and lush but I find it kind of hard to remove and takes a while compared to other mascaras
  60. Love the brush


    I've been wearing this mascara for years now. I will sometimes try a new one but ultimately come back to this one. I find, unlike most others, it stays on my lashes and not on my under eye. The shape of the bristles on the brush means more lashes get coated first time and bristled tip of the brush makes coating the little lashes at the end a breeze. I highly recommend!
  61. Fallout & Clumpy


    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
  62. perfect if you have lash extensions


    this mascara doesn't contain oil which you're supposed to avoid in mascaras if you have lash extensions. I searched for a long time to find an oil-free mascara that isn't water proof and actually stays put without smudging as all of the others I've tried (oil-free) do within a couple of hours. I only need one coat and they look great.
  63. Nice and natural


    I love this one (not as much as high roller) but it does lengthen and isn't clumpy!
  64. Adds length


    Adds serious length to my lashes and doesn’t clump up
  65. Liked but didn't love


    This product did make my lashes look longer, but it wasn't a 'real' look. Definitely too heavy for my liking.
  66. Mascara


    I didn’t love this mascara it left fallout under my eyes and was hard to take off
  67. Fantastic


    If you’re here looking for the best mascara ever- look no further. My lashes are long without the clump. I was a bit sceptical because of the price point but this is well and truly the holy grail of mascaras.
  68. Voluminous


    Adds lots of volume and depth to your lashes. Love the brush particularly. Can melt under the eyes and also can become clumpy quickly, not a very long life
  69. Repeat buys


    Used this mascara for years now, very buildable, makes my lashes sooo long, gone through Atleast 7 of these ! Recommend to anyone and everyone
  70. The best I’ve been able to find


    Great lengthener. Minimal smudging. I’ve tried lots of mascaras, and this best I’ve found so far.
  71. Does what it says!


    I’ve used high end mascaras from YSL - Too Faced to Max Factor - Essence. This is the best mascara, it’s my holy grail now. Highly recommend. I definitely find I’m getting compliments on how big my lashes are.
  72. Great everyday mascara


    I use only a little of this mascara everyday and I find that its great, very long wearing (although also can be difficult to remove fully). Maybe I rush to apply though because I do find it clumps a little.
  73. melts


    Looks good, volumizing but it melts under my eyes (although a lot of mascaras melts on me)
  74. Hello lashes


    Pretty amazing! Gives super long and thick black lashes and I have used it for years until recently discovering Lancome Monsieur Big which I now prefer as it isn't as clumpy.
  75. LOVE


    I initially purchased the small size mascara and loved it and went on to purchase a full size recently. I like that you can apply very little and have beautiful, soft, natural defined lashes, or you can go a bit heavier and have dramatic long dark thick lashes. 100% worth trying something new!
  76. Works well


    I love a lash primer and have tried many brands and they all work much the same no matter how much you spend. This is expensive but I like the fact that it’s not white and it does separate the lashes very nicely
  77. Best mascara


    I have strayed from using this from time to time to try other brands and I always come back to this. It lengthens my lashes and I have actually been asked if I have extensions in when I wear it! I do need to use an oil-based makeup remover because it is long-wearing, but that's another reason why I love it so much!
  78. Best mascara!


    There isn’t anything I don’t love about this mascara! Not clumpy at all, great brush with the tip ends, and reapplying definitely lengthens and thickens
  79. Love this mascara!


    This mascara is amazing. The brush does a great job of separating your lashes and the mascara seems to coat and lengthen each lash. No clumps at all. It stays on all day as well.
  80. Highly recommend


    This is a great mascara.
    It's inky black, it doesn't move and it stays on all day.
    I do recommend the They're Real remover to get it off otherwise it will take some rubbing to remove.

    I recommend this to all my friends.
  81. Great length


    This gives my lashes good length can clump up easy on third coat so be careful
  82. I love this mascara


    Amazing lengthening results! Fantastic mascara and I use it all the time as it’s one my favourites.
  83. Expensive but worth it!


    Really gives the length, goes on smooth, doesn’t flake or smudge!
  84. Lengthening!


    My lashes are short but this mascara is really the only mascara that lengthens them!
  85. One of my favourites!


    I received this as a sample and it’s amazing!
  86. Good at lengthening


    I found this mascara really good at lengthening my lashes but not so much giving them thickness. It made my lashes look like soft feathers. Beautiful for day time. Doesn’t build very well so have to keep it at one coat
  87. Lengthing and defining


    Makes my lashes look longer and fuller. Doesn’t clump and doesn’t dry like a dry, thick paste like a lot of other mascaras do!
  88. It's like I'm wearing falsies!


    After being a devotee of another brand for many years, I received this as a sample from AB and after my first wear I knew I had to buy. The brush is one of the best I've used and, as a mature woman with fine lashes, it somehow magically makes me look I'm wearing falsies! I definitely recommend this product.
  89. A beautiful lengthening mascara!


    This mascara does exactly what it claims! It lengthens your lashes and does not transfer onto your eyelids. I love the packaging and the wand is very easy to use and apply. The coating is the perfect amount of product and it does not clump or ball onto the lashes.
  90. Love Love Love


    I received a sample of this and all I can say is love, love, love this product!!
    It gives you long separated lashes and is so easy to build up if you like a heavier mascara look.
  91. Lengthening


    Definitely lengthens lashes, liked this product but found it a little clumpy at times, got this as a freebie. My teenage daughters loved it as she has short eyelashes and she thinks it is great
  92. MVP


    This is the mascara I judge all mascaras on, the best and the original
  93. I am in love with this mascara ❤️


    This is the best mascara I have ever used in my life. It really lengthens and thickens my lashes without all the terrible clumping. This product does exactly what its meant to. Highly recommend this product to all !
  94. My go-to mascara


    I’ve been using Benefit They’re Real mascara for a couple of years now and I love it! It’s my go-to mascara, I love the brush and I definitely think it lengthens and highlights my lashes. It does clump if you put it on to thick though - so if you keep this in mind when applying, you’ll be fine.
  95. High expectations weren’t met


    I really wanted to like this after it’s cult status but I can’t say it’s a favourite for me. The brush is good but I get clumps when I go thick. At the end of my day I have smudging underneath my bottom eyelashes even when I only wear it on the top.
  96. My New Fav


    This is an amazing mascara and makes your lashes look so naturally long but it does take a bit of effort to come off at the end of the night.
  97. Great Mascara But Hard To Get Off!


    I received a sample of Benefit They're Real Mascara from Adore Beauty (thank you!), and it's a great little work horse! Easy to apply and instant lashes, this product has only one downfall - it's such a mess to get off! It's OK if you use a dedicated eye make up remover, but if you don't tend to use those products, then expect panda eyes after using a regular cleanser. Apart from that - the mascar...
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