Benefit – Beyond Mascara “they’re Real!” – Review

It’s been such a long time since I’ve blogged!!  I moved to Taiwan a couple of months ago and am now working hard at my new job as a hair stylist.

Mascara is one of my must-haves in my make up kit because it gives me a quick pick-me-up in only a couple of minutes.  I bought Benefit’s new “they’re Real!” mascara a while ago and had high hopes for it but I prefer the Bad Gal version.  My favorite is the plum Bad Gal mascara as an everyday mascara.

I think the main reason is the brush.  I love applying mascara with the plump bristly brush that Bad Gal provides.  I feel it gives me a lot more volume than “they’re Real”.

With any mascara, if you want more volume, apply mascara to the roots of the lashes first, let dry, then apply another coat from root to ends.  Then repeat if necessary.  Usually, two coats is plenty for me.

If you want a more latex feel in your mascara and like a quick application for a dramatic feel, pick one up at your local beauty store.  Good luck!



Gee…that was quick! by Benefit

I love the name of this make-up remover, it’s absolutely hilarious!  It doesn’t work for waterproof make-up which is a bummer because I love wearing waterproof mascara.  When you wear non-waterproof make-up, it works great.  The scent is very light and gentle and does not strip your skin of its moisture.  Give it a try, it’s not too pricey and a good product to have on top of your vanity table because it’s so cute.

I don’t want to sound like a broken record but remember to always wash your face after with a cleanser and follow with your skin care routine.  Make-up remover does not substitute for a cleanser.