I’ve been on the hunt for a go-to mascara for a while. I must have tried almost every brand out there, from high-end ones like Christian Dior and Lancôme to drugstore brands like L’Oréal, Maybelline, Cover Girl and more. I have liked some and disliked many. My main concerns with mascara’s, in general, are clumpy-ness and a formula that dries up fast, and I found a lot of the mascara’s I tried have dried up faster than their 3-month life span, so I barely get to try them out and really get a feel for them before I have to throw them away.
But, I think I have finally found my true mascara-love. I’ve been using Benefit’s They’re Real! Mascara for about 3 weeks now, and to say that it isn’t the damn best mascara I have used thus far would be a lie. The formula is amazing. I find that mascara’s are either too wet (which brings about a huge mess on my lid) or too dry (which just makes my lashes look like they’re made of straw). This mascara, though, is the perfect in-between. It has a wet formula, but holds really well on your lashes, dries in a convenient amount of time (in case you’re the type to take a bit of a break between coat application), and holds the curl in your lashes perfectly. For $22 + tax, it is on the higher priced side of mascara’s, but I think it’s well worth it.
The brush is great. It’s a regular brush applicator with lots of evenly spaced, thin bristles. In my opinion though, the best part has to be the ball-brush applicator at the top. It makes it easier to get to those corner lashes that are usually hard to get to when using a regular mascara brush, without getting mascara all over your lids. The ball-brush is also perfect for brushing through and separating lashes.
Some pictures I took of my lashes while getting ready this morning:
No Mascara One Coat Two Coats
Let me know if you’ve tried this mascara before and what you think of it. In the mean time, I’m going to sip my tea and brainstorm some ideas for my next post :)
Happy coating! xx