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Benefit Cosmetics They're Real! Lengthening & Volumizing Mascara

What it is:A lengthening mascara that curls, volumizes, lifts, and separates lashes for an "out-of-here" look—now available in three vibrant shades. What it does: This breakthrough bestseller reveals lashes you never knew you had! The specially designed brush features staggered bristles that grab close to the root, boosting length and volume beyond belief. The custom-domed tip uses precision bristles to lift, define, and curl even your tiniest lashes. With a glossy, jet-black, long-wearing formula, you’ll flaunt luxurious, silky lashes that won’t smudge, clump, or dry out. What else you need to know: Go horizontal: the staggered bristles grab close to the root, boosting length and volume. Then go vertical: the custom-domed tip with precision bristles lift, define, and curl even your tiniest lashes. Research results: In a consumer panel survey, the following results were reported: - 94% saw dramatic length and volume - 90% saw base-to-tip curl - 94% saw visible lift -100% saw long-wearing results Beauty Tip: For super curl and length, apply Roller Lash first to curl and lift your lashes. Then layer They’re Real! lengthening mascara on top.
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Questions & Answers for Benefit Cosmetics They're Real! Lengthening & Volumizing Mascara

Question
How does this compare to Dior Black out?
How does this compare to Dior Black Out?
asked 4 years, 4 months ago
wellworld
(San Francisco)
on They're Real! Lengthening & Volumizing Mascara
21 answers
Answers
answer 1
NO comparison. Only preference. If you prefer natural soft lashes you will like Benefit. But if you love GLAM-ed out lashes, go for Dior Blackout.

Benefit reminds me of drugstore mascara. Nothing special, not worth the price. I wouldn't pay full price for benefit.

Go for the Dior.
answered 3 weeks, 1 day ago
alay08
(Orlando, FL)
answer 2
I got this They're Real mascara as a sample at Sephora, and am going back for the full size! The wand separates my lashes perfectly, as it "hugs" each lash all the way from root to tip, therefore making them long and individual, rather than clumped together like a lot of mascaras do.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
ltlchef
(Bridgewater, NJ)
answer 3
I've tried both mascaras, and I prefer They're Real. The Dior mascara *is* a great mascara, but I found that it caused clumps. After I finished the tube of it I bought, I didn't feel the need to repurchase it. However, I'm on my 3rd or 4th tube of They're Real. It's lengthening, and it manages to be both defining AND volumizing. And I don't have to spend any time making sure my lashes are clump-free like I did with the Dior mascara.

It's also costs slightly less, and when you're on a limited budget, a couple of dollars really can make a difference!
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
sguidroz
(Port Neches, TX)
answer 4
In my opinion Dior is better because it's easier to get off and it doesn't flake.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
Luda22
(NJ)
answer 5
I think Dior is hands down the best mascara on the market right now, but with that being said... I received this mascara as a free sample and I am pairing it with Dior's Maximizer Plumping Serum and it seems to be a good combination. In fact I am needing more Dior mascara, but I am just going to wait until this is all gone. So for the price I think it is a good buy, but in comparision to Dior it does not stand the test on its own.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
mandarenea
(Owensboro, KY)
answer 6
Both are great but I like the Dior one better
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
kat12345
(New York City, NY)
answer 7
I think this mascara is better. This mascara makes lashes look amazing. I put about three coats on at my wedding and was able to go without false lashes, though everyone thought I had falsies on!!!

Just make sure you brush lashes well with the wand. You don't need to keep dipping the brush, just run the wand through lashes several times. It stays on and looks awesome. Dramatic lashes.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
kal107
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 8
It is much better than CD Blackout, however this mascara is difficult to wash off and you may lose some lashes in the process.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
npelurie
(Philadelphia, PA)
answer 9
black out doesn't compare. they're real does it all...better. dior's mascaras smudge and leave little flecks of mascara on your cheeks. they're real does not. it does take a good waterproof makeup remover to get off (or baby oil).
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
zoidel
(the cupboard under the stairs)
answer 10
I found that they're real was very difficult to wash off, and I felt like it led me to lose some lashes, thus I would only apply it every other day or so. Needless to say - I have returned to using CD Blackout, never should have switched!
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
mowitafro
(Washington, DC)
answer 11
It is superior. See my review posted in 72 hrs! You won't be sorry you purchased it and you will want to tell all your friends!
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
jacqline
(Temecula)
answer 12
This is way better compared to DIor Dior
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
penguinluva
(Miami, FL)
answer 13
The two are comparable in application/performance, but They're Real has much better staying power!
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
glamstarlette
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 14
I've used Dior Blackout and there is no comparison. They're Real! wins hands down...no competition!
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
roreyes
(Bridgeport, CT)
answer 15
better! one coat does it all for my thin, fair lashes. No smudges. Even on my oily face!
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
pickles007
(Seattle, WA.)
answer 16
I have used both mascaras and have used Dior Blackout and Benefit They're Real multiple times and I would say Benefit is better. Benefit is much cheaper, does not clump and holds up better throughout the day.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
jackietl
(Tampa, FL)
answer 17
Haven't tried the Dior as of yet!
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
comeonnow
(Cincinnati Ohio)
answer 18
I like it alot more it adds alot more length, if your looking for a darker color go for Dior Black, a more neutral black is They're Real!
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
pinkninja11
(Denver,CO)
answer 19
don't know never tried that product
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
dmtid
answer 20
I used to use Dior before this one. "They're Real" really gives much bigger fuller lashes than the Dior.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
melody5
(Somerset, MA)
answer 21
I love Dior's Black Out. Bought it for my wedding and have been very happy with it - doesn't smudge, provides great volume and depth of color. MUCH better results than They're Real.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
shanquin
(Minneapolis, MN)
Question
does this hold a curl?
asked 4 years, 10 months ago
Anonymous
on They're Real! Lengthening & Volumizing Mascara
17 answers
Answers
answer 1
I love this mascara and it does hold a curl for me! I use an eye curler, then apply mascara. When it is completely dry, gently curl again and it lasts pretty much all day. Even when it straightened a little, you just gently curl again and it still looks great.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
theonlydmms
(Chicago, IL)
answer 2
my eyelashes do not hold a cur easily and this mascara just didnt do it for me. if i put any mascara on top (even some elf one) once it is dry, it holds a curl FOREVER!
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
oliveyouuu
answer 3
In my experience, it doesn't hold a curl. I can bring the curl somewhat back if I re-curl it after applying mascara, but I don't like how the lashes end up sticking to the lash curler and you end up sacrificing a few lashes. It's not worth it in my opinion... To really keep a curl, you need to stick to waterproof mascara.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
Anonymous
(san ramon, ca)
answer 4
This mascara does NOT hold a curl at all! If you want volume it is great, but I have curled my lashes put this on and it falls down immediately. If you want a mascara that holds a curl, the only tried and true is the stila waterproof mascara. I have tried them all!!
answered 3 years ago
babycakes33
(Menifee, CA)
answer 5
I found that it did kind of straighten my curl if I applied after using the eyelash curler, BUT, the curl does come back if you hold your fingers under your lashes after you apply the mascara and kind of gently push them back into the curl shape and hold it there as the mascara dries and sets.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
eileenkuo
(memphis, tn)
answer 6
I would say yes, it does hold a curl. I don't use an eyelash curler, so I can't compare it to using one. Instead, I've attached my before and after pics for you to see. Hopefully it will help to show the curl effect you get using this mascara.
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answered 4 years, 8 months ago
valentinephoto
(Front Royal, VA)
answer 7
yes, i have very straight lashes, and this mascara definitely helps me hold my curls all day long. Hope this helps. xoxo
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
krystalyam
(Oakland Gardens, NY)
answer 8
Yes, like if I curl it and really want curl, it may require a recurl mid day, but it is so awesome...Get it!
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
supercat
(Pacific Northwest high in the mountain's)
answer 9
So far, it appears to hold a curl pretty darn well - better than any other mascara I've tried. I always thought the claims that mascara could hole a curl were bogus, but I've yet to curl my eyelashes during the day with this mascara, come to think of it - so yeah - it works! This stuff rocks!
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
anibananie
(Northern California)
answer 10
Just so long as you curl your lashes before you apply the mascara, the curl stays very well! :)
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
saraheure
(Virginia Beach, VA)
answer 11
In my experience, it flattened my curl
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answered 4 years, 10 months ago
kalikala
(Foster City, CA)
answer 12
No! Try Benefit's original mascara, Bad Gal Lash.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
sugarjunki
(Knoxville, TN)
answer 13
I would suggest first applying it to the tops of the upper lashes directly after curling, then from the base of the upper lashes to the tips to hold the curl. It seems to work fine with my eyelash curler!
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
kdgrrl
(Sacramento, CA)
answer 14
Yes! I found that on my lashes that this mascara DOES hold a curl. I didn't even use a lash-curler and it still made a noticeable curl/lift on my lashes that lasted throughout the day.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
kukla
(Brooklyn, NY)
answer 15
yes! The sales clerk put it on top of the lash as well as the underside and they were awesome - and still are.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
pjwiliams
(Fort Smith, AR)
answer 16
Yep, most def does!
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
wowohwow
(Atlanta, GA)
answer 17
Sort of. I have straight lashes that droop down. When I tried it in stores I used the sample wands the store puts out for customers to use and I was able to take off the extra goopy mascara from the brush so it wasnt as wet when it went on (the wetness is what straightens the curl). But when I used the brush from the actual mascara taking the extra goopy mascara was really difficult so it went out more wet and started to straighten the curl. I guess it depends on what wand you use, but if you have a regular wand it would work much better.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
tesco
Question
Is benefit they're real! mascara or BADgal mascara better?
Just wondering.
asked 4 years, 9 months ago
chocogirl2014
(Los Angeles, CA)
on They're Real! Lengthening & Volumizing Mascara
16 answers
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answer 1
It really depends on your personal preference. I like the BADgal lash better since the brush is less irritating and it looks softer compared to the They're Real! Lash.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
myskinandbones
answer 2
they're real is much better. BADgal can give you volume but that's about it - it doesn't lengthen very well. they're real does it all and if you apply it correctly and you can layer it you'll get more volume and definition than BADgal would give you in the first place.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
zoidel
(the cupboard under the stairs)
answer 3
Personally, I prefer "They're Real" over BadGal. I've been converted.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
baybeebee
(Ontario, Canada)
answer 4
I've tried both.... If you want LENGTH then use They are real, if you want volume then use BADgal...!!!! =D
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
nancypr
(San Juan, Puerto Rico)
answer 5
DEFINITELY They're Real!!!!!!!!!! Bad gal is better for lengthening but everything else about this is way better!
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
teenswimmer
answer 6
BADgal, hands down
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
freverdec23
(California)
answer 7
I have used Bad Gal Lash for the past 3 years. And this one is just a good! the lashes are just as beautiful!
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
playingbyheart
(Salt Lake City, UT)
answer 8
I've tried both and I like the brush on the Benefit mascara MUCH MUCH better. Really does lengthen...
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
greenbutterfly
(Oakland, CA)
answer 9
This is by far the bast of the two.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
alarmcall
(Maryland)
answer 10
the first one all the way!
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
hannahjmcc
(benton,ar)
answer 11
BOTH ARE AMAZING BUT THE REAL IS JUST FANTASTIC!
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
salbright
(Boston, MA)
answer 12
They're real is sooo much better. IMO, BadGal is much too runny and seems to straighten my lashes out due to the wetness. They're real is better, hands down. Longer lasting too.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
lady2
(Austin, TX)
answer 13
Love the lush feel of BadGal but prefer the clean definition of They're Real.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
julwc
(Salt Lake City, UT)
answer 14
I have tried both!!! I like they're real better than the badgal lash... Badgal lash tended to flake throughout the day..
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
prncsjewlia
(Manteca, CA)
answer 15
They're Real! BADgal was my fave until They're Real.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
ratherberiding
(Hereford, AZ)
answer 16
I like "they're Real!" better than bad girl. It really gives lashes everything it claims to with really long wearing results, even in steamy temps.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
bostongirl31
(Boston, MA)
Question
Does long wearing means this mascara is waterproof, or not?
asked 4 years, 8 months ago
mjtrewhela
(Santiago, Chile)
on They're Real! Lengthening & Volumizing Mascara
15 answers
Answers
answer 1
I used coconut oil and face wash and that really helped me to take it off! It really does stay on I love it I sweat a lot and no smudging or flaking just perfect!
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
tammy127
answer 2
I have found the best way to get this mascara off is with the Sephora brand cleanser
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
delaneya
(MN)
answer 3
Its not waterproof however, it is smudge resistant!
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
melissabt
answer 4
Yes, I am agreeing with a lot of what people are saying. It takes some work to get off at the end of the day. I use Korres Milk Protein 3 in 1 cleanser and it ends up spreading the mascara around and not really removing it very well. I always have to use something else. I really love it but it's definitely harder to get off.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
themakeupdoll
(Winnipeg)
answer 5
I don't think it's necessarily classified as waterproof, but it lasts just as long if not longer than most waterproof formulas I have tried...and I have oil prone skin! But to each their own. It's definately worth a try!
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
rlwreb
(Arkansas)
answer 6
It's not waterproof. It's definitely water resistant. It's difficult to remove at the end of the day.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
oohbaby
(Vancouver, BC)
answer 7
it is not waterproof - i wish it were - however I love it!
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
frogsbulldogs
(Hubertus, WI)
answer 8
it will last 8 hrs or so but will smudge and def. NOT waterproof, smudgeproof etc
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
caligrl
(san diego, ca)
answer 9
I'm not quite sure about being waterproof. However, my eyes constantly tear when it's windy, and I cry more than I should, and I have never had this mascara run, streak or smudge or flake off. Hope this helps.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
emily128
(New York, NY)
answer 10
Not waterproof but definitely need a good make up remover to take it off.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
islandbabesteph
(Vancouver Island, BC)
answer 11
no, long wearing means the mascara won't gradually rub off, not that it is water resistant.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
l0v3ly
answer 12
water proof is marked as such. Long wearing is such, that it does not run with sweating!
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
merk
(Beaver, PA 15009)
answer 13
It's pretty much water-proof. It takes a lot to remove all of it and it's as hard to remove as a water-proof mascara.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
phillips943
(Mesa, AZ)
answer 14
This may not be waterproof, but it stays put all day long!
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
toni1020
(Wilmington, DE)
answer 15
This one is not waterproof. I don't know what constitutes Benefits description of long wearing, but it did last me most of the day and I tend to rub my eyes, but it is not waterproof.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
shannon65
(Glenwood Springs, CO)
Question
Better than Lancome?
I have been using Lancome Hypnose religiously. Anyone make the switch?
asked 4 years, 9 months ago
ktc2118
(New York, NY)
on They're Real! Lengthening & Volumizing Mascara
14 answers
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answer 1
I have been using Lancôme for years. I was very excited about this product. I went back to Lancôme. This mascara was too drying. My lashes were much more spidery
answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
NSF0527
(San Jose, CA)
answer 2
No
answered 7 months ago
newname
answer 3
I've used Lancome mascara for more than 2 decades now ending with Hypnose. I say ending because once I tried They're Real, I didn't bother finishing my tube of Lancome. This stuff is what I've always wished Lancome would be. You can layer it without pulling out a straight pin to separate the lashes in between coats, it glides on like silk, and it lasts all day and then some. It also doesn't leave little mascara flakes on my cheeks like Lancome does sometimes. I'm in love (in case you couldn't tell).
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
mmueller
(Fresno Ca)
answer 4
I just switched and it was worth it. I was hesitant about the look of this brush, but I swear this lets you layer on without the clumping and spidery looking lashes lancome gives. The first coat is really light compared to the super thick coating you get right away with lancome, but you can let this sit 5 seconds and add an additional coat(s) for much better legnth and definition.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
mstar1
(chicago il)
answer 5
love this so much more then lancomes u use
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
fabulousnancy
(livingston nj)
answer 6
Yes! I switched from Lancome Hypnose to They're Real! and really prefer this Benefit mascara. As good as Lancome can be, I found that the product dried out quickly (even though I kept the tube tightly capped) and could be flaky.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
prgal715
(Boston, MA)
answer 7
I really like Lancome mascara. My daughter works for Sephora and swears by the Lancome with the vibrating brush. Haven't tried it myself.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
llpoolej
(Dallas, TX)
answer 8
Try They're Real! I used to swear my Lancome but this is much longer lasting and not only lengthens but thickens.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
alyshapetra
(Edmonton, AB)
answer 9
Try They're Real! You won't be sorry. If I were stranded on a deserted island and could only bring one beauty item with me, it would be THIS mascara! :)
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
angelamtaylor
(Jacksonville, Florida)
answer 10
dont bother making any switch. this mascara is horrible. Lancome is much better. It made my nice full long lashes look terrble. Not many mascaras ever do that. i am throwing it in the trash.lol
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
momof3boyz
(jonestown, PA)
answer 11
yes,loncome ran on me and then i had an allergic reaction
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
soused
(kingston,tn)
answer 12
While I do not use Lancome, I am faithful to my mascara (Clinique Lash Power) and was both excited & anxious to make the switch. I was so disappointed w/They're Real. I noticed no difference in my lashes - in fact, they may have looked worse w/the They're Real. The product felt sticky on my lashes and was a nightmare to remove - lots of makeup remover, which still didn't get my eyes completely clean.

If you're happy w/your current product, I would only give They're Real a try if you're in the position to return the product if you are unhappy.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
jlz00
(Enola, PA)
answer 13
I would not recommend this mascara to anyone. Try something else.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
pcastillo
(Fountain Valley, CA)
answer 14
better than Lancome
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
kensldy
(Phoenix, Arizona)
Question
How do you get this stuff off?
I LOVE the way this mascara looks and feels, but I have tried two different eye make up removers and there is still so much mascara left under my eyes and on my lashes! Any suggestions? I will NOT spend 21 dollars for the benefit eye makeup remover -- so please don't suggest that! ;)
asked 3 years, 4 months ago
bao7671
(Toledo, OH)
on They're Real! Lengthening & Volumizing Mascara
14 answers
Answers
answer 1
Soap and water, makeup remover, face wash.
answered 1 month, 2 weeks ago
makeuplover1338
answer 2
I use coconut oil to remove all of my makeup, including this mascara.

I first rub the oil on my skin, and then I apply it to my eyes and gently rub it over my eyes and eyelashes. I usually follow it with a face scrub or wash, so I usually just wipe it off w/ a tissue or something. If I'm not following it with a cleanser of any sort, I use a hot washcloth. I will let the washcloth sit on my face a minute or two until it cools a bit, and then I wipe off the oil. If I'm applying more makeup after removing it, I do prefer to follow the oil with a cleanser, just to make sure I've removed every trace.

It works REALLY well. The commercial eye makeup removers I've used (and EVOO) always left my vision a little blurry, but I don't have that problem with coconut oil. IIRC, grapeseed oil works well too.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
sguidroz
(Port Neches, TX)
answer 3
use baby oil with a cotton square and just go over it with your eyelashes in the middle of it and it'll come off easliy. just be gentle so you're sure not to pull out lashes
answered 3 years ago
Doriedory
(San Antonio, TX)
answer 4
I use Ponds make-up remover wipes and although it takes a few minutes, they get the mascara off fine!
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
MrsWiggum
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 5
you can use a few drops of olive, grapeseed, or other oil. just rub gently over eye area and wipe off with a cotton ball or tissue. it's best to do before washing your face.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
ochild88
(MA)
answer 6
I use Lancomes eye makeup remover on a cotton swab to remove this mascara and it works just fine for me. It takes about two per eye.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
mmueller
(Fresno Ca)
answer 7
Use the Sephora Collection Triple Action Cleansing Water. This is want I use and it takes it off so easily!! And its only $8 for the medium sized bottle and it will last a long time!
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
Lexx2552
(Pueblo, CO)
answer 8
I use a gentle face wash to generally get it off and then I go back with a wet q-tip and a teeny dot of the same face wash to the remains underneath my eyes.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
ohlinski
(Orlando, FL)
answer 9
Neurtrogena naturals fresh cleansing + make-up remover is great at removing make-up including the Benefit "they're real" mascara. You won't have to roughly rub your eyes in order to get it off!
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
jennaalyson
answer 10
I use Lancome Bifacils for all my eye make up removal. It doesn't sting my eyes and every mascara I tried, it has worked on.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
lab219
(Mt. Laurel, NJ)
answer 11
I do not like the way it looks and feels and I agree it is very difficult to remove. I find I always have residue left. the only way to get past this is to use another mascara. that is what I did.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
drdsm
(Des Moines, IA)
answer 12
I use philosophy purity face wash and it comes right off
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
sstrozyk
(Clarence, NY)
answer 13
ponds cold cream works well for me
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
smellsosgood
answer 14
try using Cereva facial wash - works like a charm.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
jackieribeiro
(Houston, TX)
Question
How does this mascara compare to Fairy Drops?
I really like fairy drops mascara and it works for me, but I'm mascara obsessed and this one's got me curious. HELP!
asked 4 years, 10 months ago
daughterjudy
(San Francisco, CA)
on They're Real! Lengthening & Volumizing Mascara
13 answers
Answers
answer 1
I've used both and I think Theyre Real is the winner between the two. It lengthens my lashes amazingly.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
mangomisu
(New York, NY)
answer 2
I liked Fairy Drops, but for my relatively short lashes They're Real is much better as far as lengthening, thickening and holding curl
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
michelempr1
(Caledonia, MI)
answer 3
never used fairy drops....can"t compare....but this one ia as advertised and so much more!
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
soused
(kingston,tn)
answer 4
I would not recommend this mascara to anyone. Try something else.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
pcastillo
(Fountain Valley, CA)
answer 5
I also like Fairy Drops, but I found it to get clumpy (in the tube) after only one month of use. I've had They're Real! mascara for over a month now and it is still great. They're Real is now my mascara of choice.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
jaia5
(Woodridge, IL)
answer 6
I use both fairy drops and this mascara to achieve a great curl and long lasting effect
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
hmpham
(Chicago, IL)
answer 7
hi, I too, really like FAIRY DROPS SCANDAL QUEEN, and I got this, too after seeing it on a friend who has really great lashes to begin with (I don't, but hers looked really fabulous) and so I got it. If your lashes are one of your best assets - meaning you are happy with the length, thickness etc. and you just want a bit of definition, this is great. Otherwise, pass. Save your money for something else like Japanese Mascaras (other than Fairy Drops) -- if you are very into mascaras check these out:
http://www.frontrowbeauty.com/best-japanese-mascaras/
http://nanarabu.blogspot.com/2011/06/dollywink-long-mascara.html
I really LOVE my Scandal Queen and I think you should save your money. Maybe your Sephora will have a deluxe sample size of this for you to try with your points? But really, I'd pass. Hope that helps :)
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
marjorinebeurre
answer 8
this mascara does not clump on the brush the way fairy drops does. I like it a lot better. Good volumizing and lengthening
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
lizbet63
(winston salem, NC)
answer 9
I say splurge on this one- it's worth every single penny. I'm a long time mascara ADDICT and this one is a-m-a-z-i-n-g!
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
lcruz27
(New Jersey)
answer 10
I model and honestly I think I have found a new favorite. Just did a shoot with these and didn't need fake lashes, also have seen actual growth with using this product.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
heathyrw
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 11
Hands down no comparison, it does what fairy drops promised but failed at. GET IT!
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
supercat
(Pacific Northwest high in the mountain's)
answer 12
Worst mascara ever don't buy it!!!!!!!!!!!!
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
beccaboo0508
(California)
answer 13
Fairydrops provides a much cleaner, lengthened look to the lashes. They're Real gives me much more volume and thickness; much better for a dramatic look. Fairydrops is good for neutral makeup and everyday wear.
:)
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
saraheure
(Virginia Beach, VA)
Question
Does this layer well?
Some reviews say this is great for length, not so for volume...can I put my Diorshow on first and this over it??
asked 3 years, 9 months ago
blondiechick
(college park, md)
on They're Real! Lengthening & Volumizing Mascara
12 answers
Answers
answer 1
I almost always layer a waterproof volumizing mascara (usually just a drugstore brand) over They're Real. Leaves my lashes looking AMAZING.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
sguidroz
(Port Neches, TX)
answer 2
Dior is soooo far superior to this junky mascara. Just stay with Dior and do not waste money on this product.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
CWEgal
(St. Louis, Mo.)
answer 3
Yes! This mascara looks amazing layered on top of any other mascara. It really does well on its own, too. My friends thought I was wearing false lashes when I layered this over my UD big fatty mascara. It gives so much length and just looks so amazing!
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
AshleyAGlass
(Lebanon, OH)
answer 4
Yes it can layer, I would use the dior first then then they're real by benefits second. It will comb out any clumps. Personally I use a primer and then follow up with this product and I don't see the need to use another mascara. This mascara doesn't dry out if you add extra coats to achieve a more dramatic effect.
answered 3 years ago
jaj88
(Leesburg, VA)
answer 5
No need for a whole other mascara. I can tell you that "They're Real" doesn't "layer" very well......I strongly recommend you use a lash primer (Urban Decay is great)- you won't believe the difference!!!
answered 3 years ago
Lyndz1031
(Florence, KY)
answer 6
YES!
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
kayebob
(Odessa, Fl)
answer 7
I always use this as a layering mascara. It really delivers on length but I like to beef up my lashes with a volumizing mascara after I apply this.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
Silkpuppet
(Philadelphia, PA)
answer 8
I wouldn't. This mascara is exteremly clumpy and your lashes will begin to stick together if you use them both. :/
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
lovelylieseye
answer 9
I have found that it does layer really well. At least with the mascaras that I have tried. I generally put this one on first though.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
islndluv81
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 10
I use They're Real on top of a drug store brand lengthening mascara instead of Dior Show. Dior Show tends to make my lashes big, beautiful and somewhat bushy, as opposed to They're Real which really separates the lashes.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
aemeehan
(Davenport, IA)
answer 11
No, I think it would be way too heavy.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
yamonme
answer 12
That is exactly what I do with my Laura Mercier Mascara. I apply the volumizing mascara first then this mascara. It works well without clumping. Just be sure to use both mascaras in moderation. If you put too much on of either one it will look clumpy and cakey.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
Brittiany
(Mayfield, KY)
Question
What is the best eye makeup remover to remove this mascara?
I LOVE this mascara, and it really does what it says, but I cannot get it off with my normal eye makeup remover or my cleanser. It's so difficult to remove, that I often lose eyelashes in the process. I have dry sensitive skin, so a gentle but effective makeup remover would be preferred. Thanks!
asked 2 years, 9 months ago
ElHells
(South Windsor, CT)
on They're Real! Lengthening & Volumizing Mascara
12 answers
Answers
answer 1
I've used Rimmel London Just Let It Go make-up remover. It works amazing!
answered 1 year ago
Cinderella911
(MIddle O NoWhere, South Dakota)
answer 2
Philosophy Just Release Me
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
Beautygal41
(Miami, FL)
answer 3
Use a little Vasaline. Vasaline is inexpensive, does not harm your lashes, and a small tub will last you forever. Just put a small amount on your finger, close your eye, and gently rub it over your eyelashes. Then, it all wipes cleanly away with a tissue. Works every time, I promise =)
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
shertens
answer 4
Use the Sephora Waterproof Mascara Remover. It rocks!
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
glojewel
(Parkersburg, WV)
answer 5
I use coconut oil to remove all of my makeup, including this mascara.

I first rub the oil on my skin, and then I apply it to my eyes and gently rub it over my eyes and eyelashes. I usually follow it with a face scrub or wash, so I usually just wipe it off w/ a tissue or something. If I'm not following it with a cleanser of any sort, I use a hot washcloth. I usually will let the washcloth sit on my face a minute or two until it cools a bit, and then I wipe off the oil. If I'm applying more makeup after removing it, I do prefer to follow the oil with a cleanser, just to make sure I've removed every trace.

It works REALLY well. The commercial eye makeup removers I've used (and EVOO) always left my vision a little blurry, but I don't have that problem with coconut oil. IIRC, grapeseed oil works well too.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
sguidroz
(Port Neches, TX)
answer 6
I use Bioderma - Sensibio H2O makeup remover. Its very gentle on the skin, but tough enough to break down the mascara. My technique is to separate a cotton pad and get the one side wet with the remover. Then I place it over my eye, holding it there for about 30 seconds while moving it back forth in a slow gentle, pressing motion. This way I don't lose any lashes or damage the skin on my eye..
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
Hamlish
(Toronto, ON)
answer 7
I use estee lauder splash away or the pink cleanser from Clinique. I gently massage it and it does come off cleanly and nicely with no irritation.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
Suesaroo2
(Royal Oak)
answer 8
I use Almay moisturizing eye makeup remover pads. They work great.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
dani11177
answer 9
When I am removing my makeup, I use baby oil. Once I wash my face at night, baby oil removes EVERYTHING easily. It leaves above your eyelids a little greasy but just wipe it with a towel!
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
JenOrygun
(Salem, OR)
answer 10
I use MaryK eye makeup remover, and it works well with taking off this mascara.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
gemini7128
(Corning NY)
answer 11
I recommend Purpose cleanser--it's soap-free, so it offers gentle cleansing without the sometimes harsh effects of soap. It's also reasonably priced! I generally use makeup wipes to remove my makeup, but when I don't have those at hand, this is my go-to face wash. It always removes my makeup completely.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
lolacharles
(Birmingham, AL)
answer 12
The best I have used is the Lancome Liquid Makeup Remover the one in the blue bottles. Tips I would suggest doing is not just straight rubbing it off. Your skin is delicate and it must take some time to remove the hard waterproof makeup especially this mascara. Take a cotton pad and put some of the liquid on it and from the underside of your lashes slowly comb out the mascara in a scissor motion up. Then do it on the top part of your lashes. From there you can go a little harder because the thick coat is gone and it leaves your lashes a little more stronger. If you dont understand I will try answering it again if you ask the question again!
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
asianamanda
(Charlotte, North Carolina)
Question
The Mini: How Long Does It Last?
They say that you're supposed to change your mascara every 3 months; do you think that the mini tube would last that long? If I'm only going to get 3 months out of a mascara, I'd rather pay $10 for it than $23, you know? Thanks!
asked 3 years, 2 months ago
EmmaWS
(Columbus, OH)
on They're Real! Lengthening & Volumizing Mascara
12 answers
Answers
answer 1
i agree, i had mine for a month now and it still seems fine. i hope it does, and i'm sure it will. i never finish mascaras.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
allyx
answer 2
I used to use my mini everyday for 2 months and now I use it sparingly so it won't run out until I go out and buy another. I'd say it'd last that long (:
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
AshleyAGlass
(Lebanon, OH)
answer 3
YES it does!
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
BBree9394
(Tampa, FL)
answer 4
no, it will not last 3 months...it's about half the size of a standard tube or like a "trial" or "sample" size. I got the mini to see if I liked it enough to spend the $23. It is a little harder to apply since the wand is literally 2.5 inches.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
justme7
(West Lafayette, IN)
answer 5
BABY OIL OR NEUTRAGENA MAKE UP REMOVER PADS
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
mbii
(RIVERDALE, NEW YORK)
answer 6
i bought mine in december and still have alot of product and i use it almost every day
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
Araujo
(san pedro sula, Honduras)
answer 7
I'm not so sure about a certain length of time but the thing with this mascara is you don't need to use a lot of it. I'm still using the mini and I've had it for a month.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
KikiRena
(Rockford, IL)
answer 8
I received the mini size through the birthday gift special and used it for about 3 months until it dried out.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
peach1234
answer 9
I purchased the smaller size and have been using it every single day for 2 months. It doesn't seem like it is going to run out anytime soon!
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
MrsWiggum
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 10
NO. it will not last that long. I can barely make it that long with a large one. I think you use more of this type of mascara because of the brush. i love it, but it gets used up too fast.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
dalena303
(brighton , co)
answer 11
Only if the product doesn't change.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
prettyivet
(Staten Island,NY)
answer 12
The reason for the 3 months usage is because Mascara gets really contaminated and full of bacteria which can cause eye infections...that's another reason you should never share Mascara's. Also cosmetic manufacturers are now putting less product in the mascara tubes for this reason...so in the long run...full size or mini...it is not healthy to use your mascara any longer than 3 months or less...no matter how much you spend on it.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
vtpj
(Knoxville, Tennessee)
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