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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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Benefit They're Real! Lengthening Mascara Reviews

4.4 of 444 reviews

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The best mascara for glasses wearers


I love this mascara so much! I recently purchases it after having tried various cheap and expensive mascaras and have found that nearly all of them always smudge under my eyes, even waterproof ones. I usually wear large glasses and I think it's to do with that that I always get rings of mascara under my eyes, even in non humid weather, but with this one I haven't found that at all it stays perfectly in place. It also makes my natural lashes look so long and curled. So my current opinion is that this is like magic mascara!

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I didn’t love this mascara it left fallout under my eyes and was hard to take off
  1. The best mascara for glasses wearers


    verified purchaser
    I love this mascara so much! I recently purchases it after having tried various cheap and expensive mascaras and have found that nearly all of them always smudge under my eyes, even waterproof ones. I usually wear large glasses and I think it's to do with that that I always get rings of mascara under my eyes, even in non humid weather, but with this one I haven't found that at all it stays perfect...
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  2. Bet mascara out there


    verified purchaser
    I adore this mascara! My lashes need all the help they can get and this mascara thickens and lengthens them in such a dramatic way I get complimented on them! I have strayed from time to time to try other brands but I always return to this one! The only downside is that it can dry out in a few months but I honestly do not know another mascara that doesn't! I highly recommend this for anyone who wa...
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  3. awesome for natural looking lashes


    this is so nice for an everyday no-makeup makeup look
  4. Doesn't capture a lot of lashes


    I have naturally long and full eyelashes, this mascara doesn't colour even half of them (compared to other mascaras). The pigment is good quality but the brush is kinda tough and too long for my eyelash line. Wouldn't repurchase
  5. benefit


    I like how it lengthened my lashes but unfortunately I felt like it transferred to my undereyes when it was humid
  6. Holy Grail


    This is my favourute mascara of all time. i am often asked if I have eyelash extensions when I wear it. Its super lengthening and separates lashes beautifully. I especially love that the formula is water resistant - so that it doesnt smudge yet its easier to remove then waterproof.
  7. good product


    Benefit makes my favorite mascaras and this is no3 in my list. looks natural and does not transfer onto your lids
  8. Love this


    Volumising but not clumpy. Lasts all day and makes my lashes look beautiful.
  9. Loveeee


    verified purchaser
    This mascara does exactly what is says it will do! Beautiful long lashes, no clumping and easy to get off at night! Will def be re buying.
  10. Amazing product


    The best mascara out there if you want long black lashes! Its amazing. Only fault is its hard to get off so ensure you have a good eye makeup remover.
  11. decent product


    i was happy with this product before i discovered the roller lash from benefit, in my opinion its better, if you enjoy the mascara wand on the bigger side then youll like this one other wise if you like smaller wands like me, the roller lash is the one to go
  12. Makes your eyelashes pop


    Love this mascara, really gives your eyelashes wow factor! The only reason I gave it 4 stars is because I've used cheaper mascaras that have worked better
  13. defines and separates lashes


    Defines and separates lashes, with a true jet black colour. Doesn't give heaps of volume, but great for everyday when not doing full glam.
  14. Lengthens, defines, doesn't clump


    This mascara is perfect for everyday as a single coat, yet versatile enough to build up for sexy date night. I fell in love with the formula for day use - it defines without clumping, doesn't smudge and there is very little fallout throughout the day. I was surprised when I built it up for a night out - same definition with volume. I've purchased this a few times now and always find myself disappo...
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  15. Holy Grail Mascara


    Perfect mascara that is never too heavy and gives nice definition, even for bottom lashes
  16. A natural look with some smudging


    I used this before I switched to cruelty-free cosmetics. It has great staying power, but it did tend to smudge under my eyes. It also starts clumping after more than one coat, so it's best for a more natural look.
  17. Good mascara for everyday work look


    This is a good staple in your makeup bag - a reliable everyday mascara for work or running errands. I wouldn't say it lengthens but it definitely gives volume. Not clumpy and light weight. Comfortable to wear.
  18. Great mascara


    Very good mascara, up there with the best! I can’t seem to go past Benefits Bad Girl Bang mascara though!
  19. Really nice mascara


    I did like this one. It holds your lashes in place all day but it can be a little hard to remove later on
  20. Not a stand out mascara

    Bridget L

    This is a pretty good mascara, doesn't clump, comes off easily. It's in the mix with other mascaras around the same price point, the Eye of Horus and Clinique High Impact mascara. But there are other $20-$25 mascaras which are just as good as these $45-50 ones.
  21. Lengthens and Defines!


    Up until a few months ago I had been getting eye lash extensions. I made the decision to give my eyelashes a break and had experienced some eye lash damage. I have been desperately trying to find products to help repair and lengthen my lashes. This worked very well! I was very impressed with the length I got from using this as a primer and it didn't make my lashes clump up. Yes, I would buy this a...
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  22. Use it by itself


    I was told by a friend this is a very subtle mascara to use by its self. It’s my everyday mascara and I’ll put something on top if I’m going full glam.
  23. super natural


    looks super natural, but also very buidlable
  24. Perfect for nights out


    Volumizes, lengthens and doesn't clump at all! Makes my lashes look perfect for a night out and doesn't give me panda eyes by the end of it.
  25. Beneficial mascara for simple lashes


    Not a huge fan of this mascara but easy for a simple face and everyday lashes. Impressive wand to seperate lashes and quality pigment.
  26. Wow


    I received a sample of this in an order and wow! This is probably the best mascara I’ve ever tried. My lashes look amazing they are so long and not clumpy at all. No fall out either! Definitely investing in the full size
  27. Oh yeah They’re real


    I tried this product because of the makeup community and the first application was like an angel flew down from heaven and danced on my lashes to make them longer and curled and beautiful. I’ve now been through about 6-7 tubes and I loved the blue one as well (so did my mum) and they discontinued which I’m still mourning.
  28. Best mascara !


    I have always used benefit mascaras and this one is definitely one is definitely the best! Love it
  29. Great mascara


    This is a great mascara! It Lengthens well and doesn’t smudge all day. Although it definitely takes some time to remove.
  30. really good


    this was really good, it made my lashes look longer. Only bad thing is that it had a bit of fallout under my eyes
  31. All time favourite mascara!


    So beautifully pigmented, doesn’t clump, long lasting! Everything you want in a mascara.
  32. Great!


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


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


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


    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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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
  38. Love it


    Lifts and seperates all lashes, gives a lovely natural look.
    Doesnt leave any fall out which i love and lasts all day!
  39. 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.
  40. 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!
  41. my go to mascara


    I love how this does not clump and it lengthens each lash
  42. 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.
  43. 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!!
  44. Coats every lash


    This coats all my lashes really quickly and gives great length and volume
  45. 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
  46. 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!
  47. Great


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


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


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


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


    I love this mascara. It is lengthening and light. Also stays on all day. Would repurchase.
  52. 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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  53. 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
  54. 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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  55. 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..
  56. 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.
  57. lengthening


    this mascara makes my lashes look very long and great. definitely recommend !
  58. 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.
  59. 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.
  60. 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!!
  61. 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.
  62. 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.
  63. lots of fallout


    there was a lot of fall out from this mascara and it didnt do anything amazing for my eyelashes.
  64. 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.
  65. 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.
  66. Best mascara


    This mascara adds so much thickness to my lashes without making them clumpy! Only 2 coats make my lashes look incredible
  67. 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.
  68. Lengthening mascara


    This mascara is ok! it did leave a little fallout however it spreads lashes evenly and does add volume!
  69. 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.
  70. 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.
  71. 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.
  72. 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.
  73. 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.
  74. 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.
  75. 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!
  76. amazing mascara


    This stuff is the bomb. It works as the way it claims. Makes my lashes longer and they stay on all day.
  77. 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
  78. 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.
  79. There are real


    Received this from adore goodie bag. So black and real effect on eyes!
  80. 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.
  81. 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.
  82. 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!!
  83. Love the brush


    Love this mascara, coats lashes so evenly and doesn’t run throughout the day
  84. 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
  85. 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
  86. Good but not special


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


    This mascara is so good! makes my lashes look so long and thick and doesn't get clumpy at all
  88. 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
  89. 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.
  90. 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
  91. 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!
  92. 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
  93. 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.
  94. Nice and natural


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


    Adds serious length to my lashes and doesn’t clump up
  96. 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.
  97. Mascara


    I didn’t love this mascara it left fallout under my eyes and was hard to take off
  98. Review & Earn
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