Product: Benefit They're Real! Mascara
First thoughts 🤔: I got this mascara as a sample when I purchased the Defined and Refined Brows kit that I posted earlier this week at Edgars Gateway.
When I opened it up to look at the wand, I thought it was a torture device with all the spikes!!! 😁 It has a slight smell to it but you have to actually put the wand to your nose to smell anything and I don't think that anybody does that every time they apply mascara!!! 😄
Tips 📝: When applying this mascara don't allow it to dry before your next layer as it will clump and look cheap and awful. If you have any clumps start to form, just continue combing with the applicator or switch to a lash comb quickly and it should sort out the problem.
Pros ✔️: The consistency of formula is actually quite nice and you can see that you have product on your lashes right off the bat. And if you continue to apply your layers lightly, you can build your lashes from natural to "whoa nelly!!!". It doesn't dry immediately but pretty quickly, so no transfer onto the surrounding skin which is always a plus. But I also apply my setting spray before I do my mascara.
As you can see in my picture my one eye looks like I have false eyelashes on but not the other one, but that is because my lashes are just plain weird no matter what mascara I use.
This mascara is also very easy to remove and doesn't flake during the day and looks as good before removal as it did right after application.
Cons ❌: To be perfectly honest I hate the spikes at the end of the wand, I always felt like I was going to stab my eyeball as I applied the product, (the rest of the wand was great). Also, while the wand spread the product beautifully, having to dip into the bottle repeatedly caused little clumps to form on the wand by the end of the week, this can be remedied by using a lash comb before it dries. Maybe it is different in the full size, I am not exactly sure.
Summary: I extremely impressed with this mascara but I am not sure if I will buy the full size when my sample is finished but I am definitely going to keep using the sample until it is finished.