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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 363 reviews

83% recommend this product

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Most Helpful Positive

There are real

Kate

Received this from adore goodie bag. So black and real effect on eyes!

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Mascara

Kathleen

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

    Kate

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

    Claire

    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.
  3. Not worth it

    AA

    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.
  4. Will always come back for more!

    Kristy

    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!!
  5. Love the brush

    Sharni

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

    Y

    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
  7. Ok

    Carly

    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
  8. Good but not special

    Katie

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

    Stef

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

    misscharlot

    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
  11. Favourite for separating

    Lydia

    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.
  12. False lash effect but hard to take off

    Michelle

    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
  13. Love the brush

    Kate_B

    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!
  14. Fallout & Clumpy

    Sophie

    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
  15. perfect if you have lash extensions

    Helene

    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.
  16. Nice and natural

    Candice

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

    P

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

    Grace

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

    Kathleen

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

    Sofia

    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.
  21. Voluminous

    Libby

    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
  22. Repeat buys

    Lisa

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

    Valerie

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

    Jaclyn

    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.
  25. Great everyday mascara

    Jenna

    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.
  26. melts

    Rachel

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

    Jasmine

    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.
  28. LOVE

    JM

    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!
  29. Works well

    Sandra

    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
  30. Best mascara

    Kristy

    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!
  31. Best mascara!

    Lee-anne

    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
  32. Love this mascara!

    Christina

    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.
  33. Highly recommend

    Alexandra

    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.
  34. Great length

    Bre

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

    Lachlan

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

    Kate

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

    E

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

    Gemma

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

    Emily

    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
  40. Lengthing and defining

    s

    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!
  41. It's like I'm wearing falsies!

    Nicole

    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.
  42. A beautiful lengthening mascara!

    T

    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.
  43. Love Love Love

    Cindy

    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.
  44. Lengthening

    Nicole

    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
  45. MVP

    Caity

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

    Monika

    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 !
  47. My go-to mascara

    Nicole

    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.
  48. High expectations weren’t met

    Alicia

    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.
  49. My New Fav

    MB

    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.
  50. Great Mascara But Hard To Get Off!

    Sam

    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 mascara is great!!
  51. Stays all day!

    Abbey

    I have ordered this mascara back to back for years. It's a little difficult to use the first few uses as it is a little too 'wet', but then after the first week, it gets easier and easier to apply. It never dries out, it never clumps. It lasts all day without giving me 'panda eyes', or without having chunks fall onto my face. I have quite oily eyelids, but once it's set - it's set. I remove using my Philosophy purity cleanser, no need to use cotton pads and make-up remover.
  52. My favourite

    Brooke

    I've been in love with this mascara for years. Makes my lashes look thicker and i've never had a trouble with clumping.
  53. all time favourite

    Alice

    I've tried a lot of mascaras and this is the best and the one i always come back too adds volume and length to lashes while keeping them separate and no clumping
  54. Awesome

    Lara

    i have short as lashes, i considered getting extensions until i found this product which does the job for a quater of the price, great wet formula that doesnt dry out, highly recommend
  55. Awesome

    michelle

    i have rather short lashes and this really curls them up while lengthning them. it doesnt clump my lashes and is a nice consistency
  56. Love it so much

    Mia

    This mascara makes my lashes so long and black! It doesn’t clump at all and looks absolutely amazing
  57. Best I’ve found

    Jenna

    I had been loyal to a particular brand for about a decade before finding this Benefit mascara - and now I’m 100% converted. Amazing length and separation without clumping. Easy to use the brush on both upper and lower lashes. I make sure the brush hasn’t got much mascara left on it when coating my lower lashes otherwise they look too long!! Definitely a worthwhile purchase.
  58. Great Mascara!

    Sarah

    Definitely made my lashes look longer and fuller, though I find it is difficult to remove... it is definitely long lasting though ! :)
  59. Favourite mascara

    Alanna

    Best mascara out for adding volume and length with no clumping or fibres that get in your eyes. It’s been my staple mascara for years now and any time I have branched out and tried a new mascara I’ve always come back to this as nothing has compared yet.
  60. Love Love Love

    Jenna

    I love this Mascara, Lengthening and thickening. Since first using this I have not bought any other Mascara - complete convert.
  61. Amazing length, no clumpy bits

    Sally

    This is my favourite mascara, it really does make you look like you're wearing false lashes! It lengthens without giving you that thick and chunky 'spiders legs' effect! For an extra neat effect I go over it with a clean mascara wand before it drys and separate the lashes and smooth out the mascara. But the wand it comes with does a great job on its own too.
  62. Best mascara!

    Tamara

    Love, love, love this mascara! I have repurchased many times and will never use anything else. I use this product everyday. You can build up this mascara, depending if you want a more natural or dramatic look. It holds the lashes all day and never flakes off. Just make sure you have good eye makeup remover to remove it.
  63. Definitely lengthens

    Megan

    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.
  64. The Best

    Jo

    I got a sample of this with an order and I can't even begin to explain how amazing this mascara is, I have it in brown and black and I often receive compliments on it, I even get asked if I have eyelash extensions. It's the best mascara I have ever used and love it.
  65. excellent

    Laura

    love this so much!!! makes my lashes so long and curled, don't even need to use a eyelash curler! so nice and light on my lashes and gives them a full volume effect!
  66. Love this!!

    Natasha

    I’ve been using this mascara for over a year now! The brush is thin which I find helpful with application and it really costs and separates every lash. My lashes have never looked longer!
  67. hard to remove

    Ellen

    i like the look it gives, but it is hard to remove at the end of the day
  68. Smudging

    Emma

    Got epic smudging, and had to use powerful makeup remover to get it all off from under my eyes. Bad gal is better.
  69. Great Mascara

    Kristy

    This was the very first Benefit Mascara I tried and I was not disappointed! That was a while ago now but from time to time I come back to it. It's extremely long wearing so make sure you invest in a great makeup remover or you may have panda eyes the next morning!
  70. Excellent lengthening look

    Sarah

    I do love the length that this mascara adds, its really excellent for making the lashes look so long and defined. The only thing is for the first few uses I almost find this product a bit too wet and can smudge easily when applying. Wouldn't recommend if you're looking to add volume, as this really separates the lashes rather than added fullness.
  71. So hard to wash off....

    Elizabeth

    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.
  72. Better ones for much less a price

    Akanksha

    It's alright but I can buy cheaper ones that work better.
  73. Lashtastic!

    Annie

    As someone that has always had false eyelashes I struggled to find something that gave me fullness without my lashes looking clogged! This is easy to apply with a great brush I highly reccomend this product!
  74. holy grail

    shiraz

    This made my lashes look super thick. Would definitely use this if you get a little time to do a sultry look. I bought this together with the benefit roller lash mascara and I definitely saw the difference between them. I use this on days when I’m not in a hurry as I have to use a curler before applying this! Worth the price you get. Good price and good quality!
  75. Love

    M

    I love this mascara. I do have another by benefit that I prefer slightly more but this one is still amazing and I have gone through countless tubes.
  76. The best mascara on the market

    Mel

    This mascara lengthens and separates lashes perfectly. Lasts all day and truly does look like you have a strip of long fake lashes on!
  77. Good product

    Hannah

    Benefit makes good products. However, I wish they stop the animal testing and adopt more natural ingredients in their products.
    I received this mascara as a sample gift. It’s good, does not smudge or clot and it holds well.
  78. 10/10

    Nic

    I have naturally long eye lashes and consider myself very lucky to have this asset. I have used an array of different brands and types of mascara over the years but this is by far the best I’ve ever used! I do not bother with any other mascara anymore because there is no competition
  79. Great mascara

    Danielle

    I love this mascara. Some people are saying they found it clumpy but I’ve bought multiple tubes and never found it to be. My eyelashes are naturally long and dark and this highlighted that. I find all mascaras, even waterproof ones smudge on me, and this does that the least.
  80. The best of the best

    Erin

    My friend recommended this product to me a couple of years ago, I am so in love with it! There was a stage I had to go back to a cheaper one, and it was so not as good. Now I’ve finally gone back, its long lasting, adds length and volume, after a big night out you might get a little smudge under your eyes. Will keep purchasing this one! On a night out I pair this with the Benefit They’re Real Tinted Lash Primer.
  81. Left with itchy eyelids

    Tini

    Received this as a sample, made my short lashes slightly longer. Applied mascara was a little clumpy and lashes had to be brushed and separated. Had mascara on for four hours before started tingling and left me with itchy eyelids. I have very sensitive lids, needless to say this product won’t be for me. I do use their brow product though which is amazing.
  82. Disappointed after the hype

    Danielle

    Tried this product after reading lots of positive reviews. It was clumpy, didn't lengthen and left a black residue when I tried to remove it. Expensive and not for me.
  83. Unsure what all the fuss is about

    Hali

    This mascara does add length, but not worth the money. Find it also is hard to get off unless you have eye make up remover.
  84. Good but not great

    Frances

    Makes my lashes long but that's it. I've used other mascaras that add length and volume better.
  85. Longer lashes in an instant

    Lauren

    I received this as a deluxe gift with purchase and love what this does to my lash extension damaged lashes. They instantly appear almost doubled in length and the mascara is super black which I love. Highly recommend!
  86. Can’t Dupe It

    Karelle

    I’ve used this product for about 3 years now and love it. Every now and then I try what I think might be a cheaper dupe. I don’t think one exists. I love how it thickens and lengthens my lashes without ever clumping it flaking.
  87. Lovely mascara

    Auntymel

    As I have very sensitive eyes I found this mascara to be very gentle on my eyes. It also makes my lashes look so much longer and fuller. And is long lasting another lovely product by benefit.
  88. Amazing Mascara, Goodbye Falsies!

    Renee

    Perfect mascara for instantly adding length and volume! The brush makes application super easy and I love that it stays in place all day without smudging or flaking!
  89. makes my lashes look long

    perfecting skin

    huge fan of this mascara it makes my lashes look so long and dense. it is long lasting too which is a bonus for me.
  90. Excellent Mascara

    Annie

    I have been using this mascara for years, I have very sensitive eyes and find it hard to find a mascara that doesn't make my eyes water or burn. This never clumps, or irritates or flakes off of my eyelashes and makes them look incredible and lush. Definitely would recommend!
  91. Nice volume!

    Carla

    I really like this mascara as the volume it provides is great! However my absolute favourite is the Roller Lash from Benefit but this is a close second :)
  92. Quite nice

    Lauren

    I liked this mascara although it is best for night time makeup
  93. Dramatic Look

    Faguni

    I love how this mascara was not clumpy at all and gave a gorgeous dramatic look for me.
  94. Love the brush

    Lydia

    I love that this brush combs out any clumps. Not a game changer on its own, prefer to use with another volumising mascara. I’d buy it again.
  95. Adds length

    Tiana

    This mascara isn't anything to be blown away by, and for the price you should be. I really enjoy this mascara as a bottom lash mascara because it didn't really add much to my top lashes - I couldnt justify throwing it away. You'd be better off with the maybeline collosal mascara!
  96. All time favourite mascara

    Michelle

    Bought this a few years ago and loved it so much I have never tried another mascara since. Makes my lashes look insanely long and doesn't clump together.
  97. Black and long lashes

    Bernie

    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.
  98. Unfortunately I am not a lover of Benefit They're Real Mascara

    Tracker

    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.
  99. Love it!

    VickiM

    I love this mascara, stays on all day and does not clump. Makes my eyelashes look amazing...
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