A few weeks ago, whilst at the tills paying for my most recent Topshop splurge, I couldn't help but notice the sales assistant staring at my face... for a minute or two, I panicked at the possibility of remnants of lunch between my teeth. Thankfully, she wasn't gawping at any such thing.
"Your eyelashes look great!" she finally blurted out. Mildly relieved, I thanked her, and she then added, "They're so long and thick, and they look so natural too! I don't know how you have time to put on fake eyelashes in the morning." (Let me clarify right now, I definitely do not wear falsies on a daily basis!)
"Actually, They're Real!" I said back to her... and let her in on the secret to my long lashes. And now I'm about to do the same for you!
Benefit They're Real! Beyond Mascara
I was introduced to They're Real by a friend of mine, who has since described it as her make-up bag essential, and I wholeheartedly agree with her.
This mascara is like no other - the brush grabs and coats every single lash, ensuring even the teeniest ones look thick and luscious. The finish is totally natural and doesn't clump, smudge or crumble when dry - in short, this stuff is magic!
Virtually every mascara available on the market use a heck of a lot of digital enhancement (rather than the product alone) in their advertising to make it look as though it gives the user abundant, lengthy lashes... but not Benefit, who have released this unretouched photo along with the product, so you can see for yourself the astonishing results this mascara gives:
At £18.50 ($22 in the USA), it's not horribly expensive, so you have no excuse not to buy it!
A few little tips: always curl your lashes (preferably twice) before applying mascara, it makes a world of difference! When using the brush, wiggle it from side-to-side through the base of your lashes up to the tips - this will ensure lashes are given maximum thickness and length... and for those thin wispy lashes at the inner and outer corners of the eye, hold the wand vertically to use the special domed brush tip, and just comb through!
Trust me, if you buy They're Real, you will never look back!
UK customers, click here to purchase. US customers, click here.
Photo Credit: Benefit Cosmetics