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

4.4 of 213 reviews

87% recommend this product

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Most Helpful Positive



This is one of the best mascaras I have used! It makes my lashes look super long! It also doesn’t clog up and keeps every lash individual. I am really impressed with this

Most Helpful Criticism

Hello false lashes


This is one of the best mascaras on the market.

I have fairly long lashes anyway but a couple of coats of ‘They’re Real’ and it looks like I’m wearing false lashes.

Not super natural looking, but definitely gives a ‘wow’ effect.
  1. Wow!


    This is one of the best mascaras I have used! It makes my lashes look super long! It also doesn’t clog up and keeps every lash individual. I am really impressed with this
  2. Okay but not great


    verified purchaser
    I purchased this to try due to all the great reviews. However, I was not impressed. It was very sticky and just gave me an average, clumpy effect. It also caused many of my eye lashes to fall out. I've never had so much loss before trying this product.
    One the plus side, it has great wear. Does create a thickness and the effect lasts all day. I use an eye lash curler first and it does well ...
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  3. People ask if my lashes are real!


    I used to think I had short eyelashes until I tried this product - it's like my lashes grew a couple of mm like magic!

    No clumps, great even coverage, extends the lashes beautifully. My experience is that they had a slight curl at the tip - gorgeous.

    No rubbing on upper eyelid/lower brow bone area, and I have found this stays on well when sweating it out at the gym. Rem...
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  4. Great mascara


    Love that this mascara comes in a mini size - I've started buying this instead of the full size as I found I wasn't using up the full size before it dried out. Great mascara that gives volume and length without being clumpy. I prefer Roller Lash but that's just my personal preference!
  5. Hello false lashes


    This is one of the best mascaras on the market.

    I have fairly long lashes anyway but a couple of coats of ‘They’re Real’ and it looks like I’m wearing false lashes.

    Not super natural looking, but definitely gives a ‘wow’ effect.
  6. An old faveourite


    I used to use this all the time, but have recently switched to Roller Lash. I think I'm actually angling for curl rather than length when it comes to mascara, so I'll be sticking with Roller Lash for now.
  7. Lashes go pop!


    Go to mascara! This mascara makes your lashes pop! So volumising and easy to apply.
  8. Really good!


    I have been using this mascara for sooo long, its tiny but if you are like me and don't use mascara everyday its a way better size to buy than the full size which just goes clumpy before i've used it all. Great for adding length without sticking your lashes together so they still look natural - also doesn't transfer on me but does come off easily with facewash :)
  9. Not obsessed


    Bought this product looking for a change from Clinique Lash Primer I've been using for a few years now. I like the fact that it has a brown shade and can be used on its own for a more natural look. However, I don't find that it actually gave a lenghtening-look combined with a mascara. Good to wear on days when you can't be bothered putting on full makeup.
  10. Absolute Favourite


    Why don't all mascaras come in mini's when they should be recycled after 3-6 months? Benefit got that bit right and they also got the formula on par. This mascara is the absolute bees knees, it doesn't climb and makes your lashes look long, defined and natural. It's easy to apply with the silicone brush and it lasts for at least six months worth of daily use even the mini. <3
  11. A reliable mascara


    I really like this mascara and find it just a little bit on the clumpy side (which I actually don't mind). I find that the product lasts a long time. I bought the mini a few months ago and there is still plenty of product on the brush when I use it.
  12. 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 perfect...
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  13. Bet mascara out there


    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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  14. awesome for natural looking lashes


    this is so nice for an everyday no-makeup makeup look
  15. 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
  16. benefit


    I like how it lengthened my lashes but unfortunately I felt like it transferred to my undereyes when it was humid
  17. 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.
  18. love it


    my lashes are lengthened and long. in love with this
  19. Loveeee


    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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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.
  24. 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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  25. Holy Grail Mascara


    Perfect mascara that is never too heavy and gives nice definition, even for bottom lashes
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. Great mascara


    Very good mascara, up there with the best! I can’t seem to go past Benefits Bad Girl Bang mascara though!
  29. 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
  30. 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.
  31. 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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  32. 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.
  33. super natural


    looks super natural, but also very buidlable
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. Best mascara !


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


    This is a great mascara! It Lengthens well and doesn’t smudge all day. Although it definitely takes some time to remove.
  39. 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
  40. All time favourite mascara!


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


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


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


    A great mascara that is currently in rotation of my faves
  44. 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.
  45. 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.
  46. 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
  47. Love it


    Lifts and seperates all lashes, gives a lovely natural look.
    Doesnt leave any fall out which i love and lasts all day!
  48. 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.
  49. 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!
  50. my go to mascara


    I love how this does not clump and it lengthens each lash
  51. 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.
  52. 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!!
  53. Great


    Ive used this for a few years now and love it.
  54. yes


    enjoy this product
  55. Coats every lash


    This coats all my lashes really quickly and gives great length and volume
  56. 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
  57. Great


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


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


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


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


    I love this mascara. It is lengthening and light. Also stays on all day. Would repurchase.
  62. 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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  63. 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
  64. 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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  65. 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..
  66. 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.
  67. lengthening


    this mascara makes my lashes look very long and great. definitely recommend !
  68. 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.
  69. 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.
  70. 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!!
  71. 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.
  72. lots of fallout


    there was a lot of fall out from this mascara and it didnt do anything amazing for my eyelashes.
  73. 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.
  74. awesome to try out the product


    this is such a good size to test out the product before investing in the full size
  75. Almost Perfect


    This mascara is a bit gloopy with the first few applications, however, after that the shape, volume, and lengthening are stunning! I use this with the They're Real Tinted Primer and my lashes look gorgeous. The only downside for me is that it smudges. I cannot for the life of me find a mascara that doesn't smudge underneath my eyes (and I don't even apply to my lower lashes...)! If it were not for...
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  76. Love this


    Volumising but not clumpy. Lasts all day and makes my lashes look beautiful.
  77. 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.
  78. 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.
  79. 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
  80. love


    love how it makes the eyes stand out, a great mascara and gives wonderful volume
  81. 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
  82. 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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  83. One of the best!


    Without a doubt one of the best!!!
  84. 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
  85. Great


    This lengthens my lashes enormously
  86. Works well


    great for my not so long lashes it makes a massive difference to my eyes
  87. Good


    This makes my asian lashes look really long and huge
  88. 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.
  89. 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.
  90. good for travel


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


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


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


    Tends to smudge under my eyes - I look like a panda by the end of the day
  94. 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.
  95. 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.
  96. 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.
  97. 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.
  98. amazing mascara


    This stuff is the bomb. It works as the way it claims. Makes my lashes longer and they stay on all day.
  99. 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.
  100. Hello lashes


    Love this mascara when travelling!
  101. Review & Earn
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