They’re real! Mascara

Reviewers Score (48 reviews)
Rated 4.57 out of 5 based on 47 customer ratings
Editors' Score
  • Packaging
  • Effect
  • Price

The “Benefit They’re real!” Mascara comes in a tube whose color varies according to the color of the mascara. The black mascara comes in a silver tube, the brown one in a bronze tube, and the blue one in a blue tube. The applicator consists of a long wand with fine and short bristles. Read More

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Packaging:

The “Benefit They’re real!” Mascara comes in a tube whose color varies according to the color of the mascara. The black mascara comes in a silver tube, the brown one in a bronze tube, and the blue one in a blue tube. The applicator consists of a long wand with fine and short bristles. It is also available in a mini size that comes in a brown tube, but with a standard size applicator brush that gives off the same results.

Texture:

This mascara has a smooth, creamy formula.

Smell:

This mascara is odorless.

Available colors:

“They’re real!” Mascara is available in 3 colors: Jet Black, Beyond Brown, and Beyond Blue.

Tested color:

We tried out “They’re real!” Mascara in Jet Black.

Application:

According to Benefit, the best way to apply this mascara is by holding it horizontally and giving the brush a wiggle in a zigzag motion from root to tip and along the lash line.

Effect:

We applied this mascara as indicated on its box. Covering the entire lashes, even the tiny ones near the inner corner of the eye, was a piece of cake due to the mascara’s easy-gliding, creamy formula. Its black, pigmented color gives off a noticeable effect from the first layer applied. We added a second one to volumize the lashes, and it didn’t cause any clumping as the layers blended out smoothly.

Upon applying the second layer, this mascara added luxurious length and volume to the lashes. However, it didn’t curl them as desired despite trying to lift and do that ourselves. So you might need to use a supplementary eyelash curler to achieve the false lash effect and point out that in fact, “They’re real!” This mascara stayed on the lashes for an entire day, preserving the effect given when applied in the morning, with no signs of clumping or smudging. We did face some trouble removing it with the makeup remover we usually use, though. There was also a little residue left even after gliding makeup remover wipes through the lashes.

Price:

This mascara retails at 36 USD per 8.8 ml in Lebanon. Its price is comparable to the Shiseido Full Lash Volume Mascara at 38 USD per 8 ml. And this is an average price in the market, as there is a wide range of less pricy mascaras with the same size from brands such as Maybelline New York, Max Factor, Bourjois, and L’Oreal Paris (between 10 and 25 USD). But also, on the more expensive side, there are also mascaras such as Estée Lauder, Clarins, and Guerlain (above 50 USD).

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  1. Khadijah Amer

    Rated 5 out of 5
    World's best mascara

    Submitted by Khadijah Amer

    on

    get long lashes noww by using this product that all I need for my dayyyy

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  2. Ola Sabra

    Rated 5 out of 5
    For Everlasting tall lashes

    Submitted by Ola Sabra

    on

    Benefit is the best brand in makeup, and this mascara gives the lashes volume and lasts all day long. it raises them high .

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  3. TANIA Bassil jabra

    Rated 5 out of 5

    Submitted by TANIA Bassil jabra

    on

    The perfect every day mascara. It elongates and separates the lashes beautifully. I also love the bristles on the wand. However it doesn’t add volume.

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  4. Hala Shreim

    Rated 5 out of 5

    Submitted by Hala Shreim

    on

    One of the best! Gives volume and length. Doesn’t clump. Easy to apply.

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  5. Nadine Mardini

    Rated 5 out of 5

    Submitted by Nadine Mardini

    on

    Really nice, no clumps and the wand is flexible and makes it easy to apply.

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  6. Nourhane Hakim

    Rated 5 out of 5
    Extra lashes

    Submitted by nourhane hakim

    on

    The best mascara. It gives you extra volume and a sharp look
    Highly recommanded

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  7. Zeina Aoun

    Rated 5 out of 5

    Submitted by Zeina Aoun

    on

    Flexible wand with short, really tiny bristles whihc help reach your small lashes. for seperation and lengthening, this is my go to.

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  8. Mira Chehadeh

    Rated 3 out of 5
    Brnefits mascara

    Submitted by Mira Chehadeh

    on

    It didnt cause any clumping as the layers blended out smoothly also her smell is adorless and bemefit products are the best

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  9. Dana Kibbi

    Rated 5 out of 5
    They're Real

    Submitted by Dana Kibbi

    on

    Definitely made it on the list of my favorite mascaras. It over curls the lashes perfectly and does not clump at all. A must-have mascara to every girl!

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  10. Tahani Sabih

    Rated 5 out of 5
    Super Real

    Submitted by tahani sabih

    on

    okay so my all new benefits products were for super natural looks. I am in love with this mascara because it gives a real look and natural you are super real. So it is super recommended if you like natural looks and for daily usage

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  11. Murielle Geadaa

    Rated 5 out of 5
    Loved it!

    Submitted by Murielle Geadaa

    on

    Very natural look! This mascara is really amazing and I fell in un love with it!!!

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  12. Sarine Seray

    Rated 5 out of 5
    They’re real! Mascara

    Submitted by Sarine Seray

    on

    “Definitely “”They’re real””!! my new obsession. Previously, I used Lancome and Clinique but after using Benefit’s mascara and the natural volume they gave to my lashes I will continue on using this product. It is very nice for length; they lift, define & curl even your tiniest lashes.”

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  13. Joelle Azzi

    Rated 3 out of 5

    Submitted by joelle azzi

    on

    I love the wand of this mascara but i prefer a product that gives more volume and thickness to my lashes. It’s good for a natural look

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  14. Maissa Fatte

    Rated 4 out of 5
    Nice & Real Lashes for every day!

    Submitted by Maissa Fatte

    on

    I received this mascara as part of October Ounousa box and tried it on this morning! Just got back home and the effect is still there: natural and nice! It is also super easy to put on and gives you the little extra glow for any given day! I would definitely recommend ‘They re real mascara’!

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  15. Samar Hammad

    Rated 5 out of 5
    Love it ??

    Submitted by Samar Hammad

    on

    “Hello gorgeous ?? So it’s my third item from the @ounousa october box and this is one of 3 @benefitlebanon products came in it. This mascara is a classic @benefitcosmetics product and it came out before their newer ones. ⚫The packaging is super cute. I love the dark grey color paired with orange fonts.?? ⚫The wand is cylendric somehow with a smaller tip to get the corners right. I never had this shape of wand before. ⚫I’m amazed you guyss. It lengthens, it separates, it gives your lashes that fan effect. ? It didn’t thicken the lashes but they appeared noticably longer and darker and neat (in a way). ?Did it smudge at the end of the day? Yes. Not gonna lie all mascaras perform the same here. 94% saw dramatic length???? 94% saw visible lift???? 90% saw base to tip curl? Ummm @benefitmiddleeast #rollerlash is the king curler. 100% saw long-wearing results? Started toSmudge after 7 hours but i’m so satisfied. For a super picky girl, my lashes almost reached my brows That’s a BRWOW effect!! 100% recommending it.”

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  16. Sabine Akil

    Rated 5 out of 5
    perfect

    Submitted by Sabine Akil

    on

    my new favorite maskara i’m in love with my lashes it’s natural and no need for extensions lashes!

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  17. Lama Mrad

    Rated 5 out of 5
    Just perfect

    Submitted by Lama Mrad

    on

    “A Perfect mascara for everyday , I love it 🙂 it gives a natural look.”

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  18. Rita Chaghoury

    Rated 5 out of 5
    BENEFIT THEY’RE REAL MASCARA

    Submitted by rita chaghoury

    on

    “I LOVE this mascara! it is one of my favorite actually! it gives the lashes the right amount of blackness and keeps them so real, it’s very smooth! love it i really recommend it !”

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  19. ZEINA NASSER

    Rated 5 out of 5
    They're real indeed!

    Submitted by ZEINA NASSER

    on

    “This has been one of my favorite mascaras for a long time! I have short yet thick lashes that hardly get curled by any mascara but this one actually feels like you’re giving them an extension without having its bad aftermath. It is a bit pricey indeed but definitely worth it plus, it lasts a long time so think of it as an investment… I give it 2 thumbs up!”

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  20. Chermine Sleiman Haidar

    Rated 4 out of 5
    Great mascara for day use

    Submitted by Chermine Sleiman Haidar

    on

    “I love this mascara for day use; it’s natural, stays on all day, and gives great length without spider web effect. It’s also super easy to apply and doesn’t make my lashes clump. The only reason I wouldn’t give it five star is because I usually prefer more volume and blackness for the night!”

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  21. Aseel Assi

    Rated 4 out of 5

    Submitted by Aseel Assi

    on

    i liked this mascara it gives a natural look and isn’t too heavy on the lashes. It’s good for everyday makeup looks.

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  22. Basma Salameh

    Rated 5 out of 5
    Amazing!

    Submitted by Basma Salameh

    on

    This mascara is definitely a Way to gooo! It leaves your eyelashes looking longer and natural! You can even go out with only mascara on cause this mascara is definitely a substitute for everything! Love it!

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  23. Jana Chehab

    Rated 3 out of 5
    "Loved it, could be better.."

    Submitted by Jana Chehab

    on

    I received a sample of this mascara in the Ounousa Reviews October box in the color Black. Packaging: I really liked that even though I received the sample size yet the wand’s size was still as the full-sized one which is huge. It does not have any significant smell like any regular mascara. They recommend on the package to place the mascara horizontally from the roots of the lashes and wiggle it upwards to get the best results. I followed the same steps and it actually worked. Experience: I liked this mascara a lot and it really does give a false lashes effect. It extremely lengthens the lashes but to me that was it. It did not give my lashes any volume and it does not appear deeply black. I liked the mascara because it does its job but if you want a curl and volume to your lashes you have to mix it with another mascara. I personally would not purchase the full size because there are several mascaras out there that are way cheaper and give the same and better results like Maybelline or Essence mascaras. So eventually you can save more than half the money and buy a drugstore mascara that will perform equally or better. But I will continue to use this mascara and mix it with other ones because it really gives amazing length to the lashes.

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  24. Karen G

    Rated 5 out of 5
    "Really real lashes, Incredible mascara!"

    Submitted by karine Ghiyeh

    on

    “I was so excited when I received a sample sized of benefit They’re Real Macara and It really shocked me. I really enjoy using this mascara when I started to wear every day in the last week. 1) Packaging: The packaging is funky and very appealing. It comes in a black box with big orange writing and a lovely sleek brown tube, but you wouldn’t expect anything less from benefit products. 2) Wand: The brush is slightly different to regural but it easy to use. The brush for this mascara is that of the silicon type, with a lot of short and long spikes (bristles) which it separate the lashes without clumping. 3) Formula: The formula itself is great, rich, pigmented and it applies easily and dries quickly. Considering that it’s not a waterproof mascara, but it’s extremely long lasting. The finish isn’t completely matte, it is satin shiny a bit. Formula of this mascara is quite light and give wet looking, I don’t need also go over it with a clean brush afterwards to remove the excess product, because it separate lashes without any clump. I haven’t experienced any irritation with this mascara. 4) My own experience: a- I found this mascara easy to use b- It gives the lashes a almighty coverage in one swipe c- It stay all day without clump, smudge, budge or flakes d- The end result is quite dark and glossy e- It’s very natural look that gives volume and adding a bit of a curl f- It doesn’t dry lashes out and they look smooth g- I love the effect of this mascara wich gave my lashes as they did “”look reak””, seperated and thick It’s 5 stars for me 5) Price: It’s a really great product but for uni-students it is too expensive so it would be nice if the price was a bit lower, but I personally do not mind paying a bit more for a product of such a great quality. 6) Tips to remove it easily: The only problem is trying to remove it, for this reason I suggest that you try with some warm water and water-prof makeup remover that contain oil. In this way is easily been able to remove it using a cotton pad 7) Recommendation: Benefit They’re Real is an excellent mascara. I don’t find any bad sides of this product but for special occasions I search for a mascara that highly volumizing my lashes.”

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  25. Christelle Haber

    Rated 5 out of 5

    Submitted by christelle haber

    on

    “Perfect mascara, it gives long natural lashes effect”

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  26. Tia Ibrahim

    Rated 5 out of 5
    Love it

    Submitted by Tia Ibrahim

    on

    “I guess I can say I have a new favorite mascara it’s perfect on my lashes I’m definitely gonna buy the full size, it makes my lashes look so thick and tall yet it looks so natural I love it. Definitely worth buying.”

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  27. MAYA ACRA

    Rated 5 out of 5
    THROW ALL YOUR MASCARAS! THIS IS A KEEPER!

    Submitted by MAYA AKRA

    on

    “Well, I am a very very very picky person when it comes to mascara. I am allergic to most of them, including the big names (that I won’t mention now) – After a lot of trial and error I could only use a couple of mascaras including the “”Bad Gal”” mascara by benefit – However, after applying this i noticed how natural the effect it. It does not clot AT ALL, AT ALL no matter how many applies you put and it gets ur lashes taller thicker and just more! Usually I am the perfect indicator of bad mascara; they make my twitch. My eyes didn’t twitch at all and I actually shot my episode of “”startups on the spot”” with this mascara. Loved it, would definitely switch to it for good.”

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  28. Zeina Beijoun

    Rated 5 out of 5
    Magical

    Submitted by Zeina Beijoun

    on

    “The title talks! In love with this mascara.. actually it has the classical mascara thin brush which i love more than other brushes shapes. Usually i need to re-put my mascara many times to give me the lashes that i want, but this benefit mascara it’s enough to apply it once on ur lashes to notice the difference. Simply I like it so much, but I think it’s a little pricey.”

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  29. Priscilla Kareh

    Rated 5 out of 5
    Absolutely in love with it!

    Submitted by Priscilla Kareh

    on

    “I received the Benefit They’re Real! Mascara in the Ounousa Reviews October Box and I cannot even begin to describe how much I fell in love with this product! Thank you so much Ounousa for helping me discover this treasure! I’ve always had problems when trying to pick the perfect mascara since I usually like to go for something that looks natural but also gives my lashes length and volume. I tried different mascaras which all ended up either smudging or flaking off during the day and the closest I got to the perfect formula was NYX’s Stacked Mascara, but I’ve now realized that it doesn’t hold up against They’re Real! in terms of longevity and non-clumpiness. The formula is just perfect, I love how the brush just gives you the right amount of product and my lashes look perfectly spaced, long and full for almost all day! The only problem I think is important to mention is that it is kind of hard to take off (which just proves how long wear and smudge-free its formula is). But using the right makeup remover solution, it takes a little extra effort to take off but it’s definitely worth it! I’m definitely forever repurchasing! Thanks again!”

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  30. Sally Maroun

    Rated 1 out of 5
    meh

    Submitted by Sally Maroun

    on

    “I don’t know why this mascara is so overrated. I personally didn’t like it, and wouldn’t buy it. The brush is very stiff, and the effect is not as good as other mascaras.”

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  31. Valerie Kassis

    Rated 4 out of 5

    Submitted by valerie kassis

    on

    Just i love it

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  32. Nour Abou Fayad

    They're Real! But Stiff.

    Submitted by Nour Abou Fayad

    on

    “I have this product in full size and I have to say both sample and actual product have their flaws. While the effect of the mascara is wonderful (full and long lashes that look natural), the feel of it and its wear are not my cup of tea. Taking it off is terrible as well, because it just STICKS on the eyelash and doesn’t let go until your eye is sore from all the rubbing; even then when I’m all makeup free and washed up, there is mascara residue. My lashes always feel sticky and stiff when I wear it, and by the end of the day I’m dying to take it off. I feel like for how much it retails here in Lebanon, it’s not worth it. There are other mascaras on the market that are cheaper and have a better feel and wear.”

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  33. Joy Dorkhom

    Rated 3 out of 5

    Submitted by Joy Dorkhom

    on

    “For its’ 36$ price i wouldn’t recommend it really. I usually prefer big bushy brushes with “”hairs””, and this silicone brush did not change my mind at all. It made my lashes very clumpy comparing to other brushes. But what i liked was the lengthening and lifting effect it actually gives. But the clumping is still there which put me off and keeps me from using it.”

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  34. Marita Fakhry

    Rated 5 out of 5
    Benefit Mascara

    Submitted by marita fakhry

    on

    Excellent! Highly recommended

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  35. Rita Shamoun

    Rated 4 out of 5

    Submitted by Rita Shamoun

    on

    I loved this mascara its very good and love the brush also but i wouldn’t buy it because I only buy cruelty-free makeup and benefit tests on animals

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  36. Elsa Boulos

    Rated 5 out of 5
    BENEFIT They’re real! Mascara REVIEW

    Submitted by Elsa Boulos

    on

    “The “Benefit They’re real!” Mascara got a really nice formula it lengthens, and volumises your eyelashes from only two coats. and stays all day. The brush is really good it doesn’t leave the lashes to clump together Hint : You might face difficulties in removing it from your lashes so use a waterproof removal”

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  37. Jamie Azar

    Rated 5 out of 5

    Submitted by Jamie Azar

    on

    “In love with this mascara. It’s long lasting. the texture is really great. The pigmentation is strong. The packaging is classic, very nice. I would definitely recommend this mascara. Definitely buying again.”

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  38. Rouba Abi rached

    Rated 5 out of 5
    BENEFIT they're real mascara

    Submitted by Rouba Abi rached

    on

    “it is an amazing mascara, give great volume of eyelashes and longlasting. highly recommended”

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  39. Mariam Itani

    Rated 5 out of 5

    Submitted by mariam itani

    on

    i fancied it

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  40. Pamela Khoury

    Rated 5 out of 5

    Submitted by pamela khoury

    on

    Its a magical mascara you can get now youre voluminous eyelashes free of clumping due to a combination of thick and thin bristles and note that it is easy to apply and easy to clean off too

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  41. Batoul Serhan

    Rated 5 out of 5
    Benefit so awsome really

    Submitted by Batoul Serhan

    on

    Magical mascara really when i use it its like a magic my eyelashes become taller and thicher amazing ?

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  42. Nour Kandil

    Rated 5 out of 5

    Submitted by nour kandil

    on

    My new favorite mascara When i used it for the first time i didnt really expect such a change Coverage is amazing ! Highly recommended

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  43. Alaa Fattouh

    Rated 5 out of 5

    Submitted by Alaa Fattouh

    on

    “Covering the entire lashes, even the tiny ones near the inner corner of the eye, “They’re real!””

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  44. Marina Garmirian

    Rated 5 out of 5
    Natural lashes

    Submitted by Marina Garmirian

    on

    when i used this product for the first time i was really surprised because it changed my lashes completely from the first coat This mascara is perfect Long and natural lashes result Surprising

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  45. Venus Marwani

    Rated 5 out of 5

    Submitted by Venus Marwani

    on

    it is amazing!! it prolongs the lashes and thickens them at a time! recommended.

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  46. Gaelle Issa

    Rated 4 out of 5
    Travel Friendly

    Submitted by Gaelle Issa

    on

    “I don’t usually carry my makeup in my carry-on when I travel, but I decided to get the mini from the airport for its cute and ideal size as I heard a lot about it. It’s a bit expensive. It’s perfect for a daily look, doesn’t cause clumping, and indeed gives a very natural voluminous look to your lashes. I usually face some problems when buying mascaras because my lashes are very thin and short. The only problem I faced was removing it. I felt it was quite impossible to remove all of it, and had some left until the next morning.”

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  47. Ghiwa Wehbe

    Rated 5 out of 5
    Real volume !

    Submitted by ghiwa wehbe

    on

    “I am in love with that mascara. The effect that this brush gives is really a “”sky-high”” and false lashes illusion. I highly recommend it for those having short lashes naturally. They will be volumized and lengthen while always preserving that natural look since you won’t need to apply a ton on.”

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  48. Myrna Nasr

    Rated 3 out of 5

    Submitted by myrna nasr

    on

    “I like a mascara that gives extra volume to my lashes. This one is perfect for a more natural look. I don’t wear mascara everyday, but this one will do for people who do.”

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