Monday, 20 May 2013

Over Hyped Products/Alternatives #1 - Benefit They're Real Mascara (with pictures)

Hello, I thought I would do a different kind of post today, I am a bit unsure how some people will react to this post but I thought I would give my honest opinions on the Benefit They're Real Mascara - £19.50. 
**Before I start I would just like to say that I am in no way 'bashing' this product and saying it is rubbish, because it definitely isn't, I just think there are much cheaper alternatives out there.**
I recently got this mascara free in Elle's June issue, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to try it before I bought the full size version. I do love the mascara, the product and application is very very good and Benefit always deliver brilliant products BUT I have a few of mascaras that do the exact same thing for a fraction of the price. I think that the fact I naturally have very long eyelashes could make the product feel 'sameish' to me.
 I can get a similar application and result from these two high street mascaras.. I would say they are the best dupes I have found so far, 
Collection Skyscraper Lash £4.99 is the cheapest dupe I have found. The wand and product itself are very good. 
Next is my current mascara which I prefer to the Benefit mascara,  Max Factor Clump Defy £10.99. 
Overall I think if like me you have long lashes, you probably won't notice a huge difference compared to other high street mascaras with a plastic wand.

Here are a couple of pics comparing the results of Benefit They're Real and Max Factor Clump Defy. (I had my hair up in a towel in my eye pics, that's the white thing in the background, sorry for my unprofessional-ism haha)




No Mascara
Benefit They're Real
Benefit They're Real
Max Factor Clump Defy
Max Factor Clump Defy

I hope you enjoyed this post, how are you all today(:
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32 comments:

  1. Another great post as usual! I'm on the hunt for a new mascara this weekend and this might just be the one! Thank you for sharing :)

    rachael-victoria.blogspot.co.uk

    xx

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    1. Thankyou! I definitely prefer the Max Factor one, it's brilliant(: xo

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  2. I think I prefer the max factor one! It looks a lot less spidery, I may have to pick it up! :D xxx

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    1. I agree the Benefit one seems far too clumpy and spidery haha! xo

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  3. The Max Factor one does look good, but I think I've only ever found one high street mascara that lived up to Benefit for me (No7 Excpetional Definition if you were wondering :) ). I actually don't find it to clump or go spidery that easily to be honest, must just be down to how different people apply it or something! xx

    D Is For...

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    1. Oooh I will give that one ago, I love trying out new mascaras(: and yeah it could be how some people apply it as 'They're Real' does works for some people, it's weird how it doesn't for others though haha xo

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  4. Great post, I find they're real goes quite clumpy on my lashes! xx

    beauty-bows.blogspot.com

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  5. I totally agree, the Benefit mascara is so over rated! It's really clumpy and heavy! I literally just blogged about this a couple of days ago!

    You eyelashes look amazing naturally! Super Long!

    grannygee.blogspot.com

    x

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  6. I agree. I think that the Max Factor looks much better. Although to be honest your eyelashes look lovely even without mascara!

    Lucy x

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  7. The Max Factor one looks better- proving that more expensive doesn't mean better! x

    fromthequietgirl.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. Totally agree with you about the Max factor Clump Defy..One of the best Drug store Mascaras around :)

    Love this post - the pictures & swatches are so well done :)

    Love Em, from www.dollhousebeautyblog.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. Your lashes look lovely and long but I do agree it wasn't as amazing as I thought it was going to be for the money! Still good though! xx

    fashiontatt.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! and I agree its okay but definitely not as amazing as I expected it to be. xo

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  10. Great review! You're so lucky to have such long lashes :) x

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  11. oooh that max factor one looks so good!! :)
    xxx
    http://eleanorcos.blogspot.com/

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  12. The max factor looks so much better, I really did not like the benefit sample it made my lashes so clumpy and spidery but the max factor looks incredible. great post x

    www.krystelcouture.com | Shamballa Bracelet Giveaway ♥

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  13. What a great idea for a post. I haven't tried They're Real, can't justify paying €20+ on it to be honest. My favourite mascaras are by Maybelline, they always make my lashes long and thick without being clumpy, although Max Factor mascara looks fab. Great images, you've got lovely lashes.

    Ellie xo design blog | beauty & fashion blog

    PS. Makes me so happy to see that you're using the social media buttons I made :) thank you!

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    1. I agree it's far too expensive and thank you for the compliment(:.

      I have been using your buttons for a while now, I haven't seen any better ones aywhere, I love them! Thankyou for making them!haha xo

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  14. Great post! I just came across your blog and I love it. Feel free to check out mine. We can also follow each other if you would like to :)

    www.malefashionuk.blogspot.co.uk

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  15. Great post! Glad I didn't fork out for this one now! :)

    Kelly xx

    http://thebellelavieproject.blogspot.co.uk/

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  16. The max factor one looks so much better and amazing! xo

    www.trendymetrendyyou.blogspot.com

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  17. i was not impressed with this product at all! xxx

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  18. I have to try this mascara!

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  19. I have they're real & love it but I know what you mean about other mascaras doing just as good. Your natural eyelashes are so lovely though! Jealous xx

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  20. My Mum has this mascara and I really like it to borrow it. Although I agree with the fact I also have cheaper versions and are just as good.

    Great Blog, following you now.

    Lucy: elizakklozet.blogspot.co.uk

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  21. Wow, the Max Factor makes your lashes look amazing! Thanks for the dupes, I can never bring myself to purchase expensive mascaras all the time xx

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  22. wow, your lashes are great. i would love to have your length!

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