The Benefit They’re Real! Duo eyeshadow blender comes in a black cardboard box. The first thing the eye notices is the word “Real!” written across the box, in bright orange. The top of the box shows a couple of pictures of eyes applying and wearing the eyeshadow. Once you open the box, you will find a metal casing. This Benefit duo eyeshadow holds two shades in one single pan. The pan has the two shadows stacked on top of each other horizontally and on the opposite side, a thin long mirror. It also comes with a funky round shaped sponge applicator on the side of the metal case, shaped like the top of a microphone. It’s the brand’s signature brush, called the ShadowBlender. The packaging is beautiful and very appealing. It’s a really good travel size.
There are ten different shades of the Real! Duo Eyeshadow Blender available, all containing a duo of colors, in satin, sheen and soft matte finishes: Beyond Nude; Naughty Neutral; Bombshell Brown; Brazen Bronze; Easy Smokin’; Sexy Smokin’; Provocative Plum; Kinky Khaki; Mauve Mischief; and Foxy Faune.
They’re Real! Duo eyeshadow Blender Brazen Bronze, a warm duet of soft gold and satin bronze. Perfect for Hazel eyes! They’re Real! Duo eyeshadow Blender Bombshell Brown, a neutral duet of soft matte taupe & sable brown.
Shiny powder eyeshadow, easy to apply.
Slide the Blender across your shadow duo. Put the blender in the inner corner of your eye with the darker shade along your lash-line, then sweep across your lid! Wipe the sponge with a tissue after each use. Repeating the slide & sweep if you want a more pronounced look. You can also apply the lighter shade along your lash-line and the deeper shade in the crease of your eyelid.
Pro-tip: application is relatively easy but needs to be controlled a bit. Take the time to blend the eyeshadow for a perfect look.
The brand claims the crease-resistant long-wear formula lasts 12-hours. It is also very proud of its custom ShadowBlender, stating it fits your eye shape to ensure expert eyeshadow application every time.
We found first of all, that this eyeshadow collection is really pigmented, which is what most of us are looking for. The shades are really true to what you see in the package and all of the different duos are a perfect combo of colors. We were also very happy by the ease of use. For someone who isn’t that great at doing a smokey eye or a cut crease, this eyeshadow makes it quite easy. Finally, we found that when well applied, this Benefit They’re Real! Duo Eyeshadow Blender, the color lasts for a long time, without a need to reapply.
The lighter colors are perfect for a natural look with just a bit of shimmer! All the shades are quite suitable for everyday wear.
This product weighs 3.5 g and is priced at 33$. It is less expensive than similar range products such as NARS’ Cosmetics Duo Eyeshadow, available in forty different shades, priced at 44$ for 4g – noting that the NARS product comes without an application brush or blender – or Estee Lauder’s Pure Color Eyeshadow Duo priced at 50$ for 3.5grams.