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Benefit Cosmetics They're Real! Mascara

What it is: A jet-black mascara that lengthens, curls, volumizes, lifts, and separates lashes for a spectacular "out-to-here" look.  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. True story! 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
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Questions & Answers for Benefit Cosmetics They're Real! Mascara

Question
How does this compare to Dior Black out?
How does this compare to Dior Black Out?
asked 2 years, 7 months ago
wellworld
(San Francisco)
on They're Real! Mascara
20 answers
Answers
answer 1
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 5 months, 2 weeks ago
ltlchef
(Bridgewater, NJ)
answer 2
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 1 year ago
sguidroz
(Port Neches, TX)
answer 3
In my opinion Dior is better because it's easier to get off and it doesn't flake.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
Luda22
(NJ)
answer 4
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 1 year, 5 months ago
mandarenea
(Owensboro, KY)
answer 5
Both are great but I like the Dior one better
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
kat12345
(New York City, NY)
answer 6
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 1 year, 7 months ago
kal107
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 7
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 2 years ago
npelurie
(Philadelphia, PA)
answer 8
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 2 years, 5 months ago
zoidel
(the cupboard under the stairs)
answer 9
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 2 years, 7 months ago
mowitafro
(Washington, DC)
answer 10
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 2 years, 7 months ago
jacqline
(Temecula)
answer 11
This is way better compared to DIor Dior
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
penguinluva
(Miami, FL)
answer 12
The two are comparable in application/performance, but They're Real has much better staying power!
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
glamstarlette
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 13
I've used Dior Blackout and there is no comparison. They're Real! wins hands down...no competition!
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
roreyes
(Bridgeport, CT)
answer 14
better! one coat does it all for my thin, fair lashes. No smudges. Even on my oily face!
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
pickles007
(Seattle, WA.)
answer 15
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 2 years, 7 months ago
jackietl
(Tampa, FL)
answer 16
Haven't tried the Dior as of yet!
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
comeonnow
(Cincinnati Ohio)
answer 17
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 2 years, 7 months ago
pinkninja11
(Denver,CO)
answer 18
don't know never tried that product
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
dmtid
answer 19
I used to use Dior before this one. "They're Real" really gives much bigger fuller lashes than the Dior.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
melody5
(Somerset, MA)
answer 20
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 2 years, 7 months ago
shanquin
(Minneapolis, MN)
Question
does this hold a curl?
asked 3 years, 1 month ago
Anonymous
on They're Real! Mascara
16 answers
Answers
answer 1
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 6 months ago
oliveyouuu
answer 2
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 10 months ago
Anonymous
(san ramon, ca)
answer 3
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 1 year, 4 months ago
babycakes33
(Menifee, CA)
answer 4
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 1 year, 11 months ago
eileenkuo
(memphis, tn)
answer 5
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 2 years, 11 months ago
valentinephoto
(Front Royal, VA)
answer 6
yes, i have very straight lashes, and this mascara definitely helps me hold my curls all day long. Hope this helps. xoxo
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
krystalyam
(Oakland Gardens, NY)
answer 7
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 3 years, 1 month ago
supercat
(Pacific Northwest high in the mountain's)
answer 8
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 3 years, 1 month ago
anibananie
(Northern California)
answer 9
Just so long as you curl your lashes before you apply the mascara, the curl stays very well! :)
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
saraheure
(Virginia Beach, VA)
answer 10
In my experience, it flattened my curl
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answered 3 years, 1 month ago
kalikala
(Foster City, CA)
answer 11
No! Try Benefit's original mascara, Bad Gal Lash.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
sugarjunki
(Knoxville, TN)
answer 12
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 3 years, 1 month ago
kdgrrl
(Sacramento, CA)
answer 13
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 3 years, 1 month ago
kukla
(Brooklyn, NY)
answer 14
yes! The sales clerk put it on top of the lash as well as the underside and they were awesome - and still are.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
pjwiliams
(Fort Smith, AR)
answer 15
Yep, most def does!
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
wowohwow
(Atlanta, GA)
answer 16
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 3 years, 1 month ago
tesco
Question
Is benefit they're real! mascara or BADgal mascara better?
Just wondering.
asked 3 years ago
chocogirl2014
(Los Angeles, CA)
on They're Real! Mascara
15 answers
Answers
answer 1
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 2 years, 5 months ago
zoidel
(the cupboard under the stairs)
answer 2
Personally, I prefer "They're Real" over BadGal. I've been converted.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
baybeebee
(Ontario, Canada)
answer 3
I've tried both.... If you want LENGTH then use They are real, if you want volume then use BADgal...!!!! =D
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
nancypr
(San Juan, Puerto Rico)
answer 4
DEFINITELY They're Real!!!!!!!!!! Bad gal is better for lengthening but everything else about this is way better!
answered 3 years ago
teenswimmer
answer 5
BADgal, hands down
answered 3 years ago
freverdec23
(California)
answer 6
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 3 years ago
playingbyheart
(Salt Lake City, UT)
answer 7
I've tried both and I like the brush on the Benefit mascara MUCH MUCH better. Really does lengthen...
answered 3 years ago
greenbutterfly
(Oakland, CA)
answer 8
This is by far the bast of the two.
answered 3 years ago
alarmcall
(Maryland)
answer 9
the first one all the way!
answered 3 years ago
hannahjmcc
(benton,ar)
answer 10
BOTH ARE AMAZING BUT THE REAL IS JUST FANTASTIC!
answered 3 years ago
salbright
(Boston, MA)
answer 11
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 3 years ago
lady2
(Austin, TX)
answer 12
Love the lush feel of BadGal but prefer the clean definition of They're Real.
answered 3 years ago
julwc
(Salt Lake City, UT)
answer 13
I have tried both!!! I like they're real better than the badgal lash... Badgal lash tended to flake throughout the day..
answered 3 years ago
prncsjewlia
(Manteca, CA)
answer 14
They're Real! BADgal was my fave until They're Real.
answered 3 years ago
ratherberiding
(Hereford, AZ)
answer 15
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 3 years ago
bostongirl31
(Boston, MA)
Question
Does long wearing means this mascara is waterproof, or not?
asked 3 years ago
mjtrewhela
(Santiago, Chile)
on They're Real! Mascara
14 answers
Answers
answer 1
I have found the best way to get this mascara off is with the Sephora brand cleanser
answered 8 months ago
delaneya
(MN)
answer 2
Its not waterproof however, it is smudge resistant!
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
melissabt
answer 3
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 2 years, 11 months ago
themakeupdoll
(Winnipeg)
answer 4
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 3 years ago
rlwreb
(Arkansas)
answer 5
It's not waterproof. It's definitely water resistant. It's difficult to remove at the end of the day.
answered 3 years ago
oohbaby
(Vancouver, BC)
answer 6
it is not waterproof - i wish it were - however I love it!
answered 3 years ago
frogsbulldogs
(Hubertus, WI)
answer 7
it will last 8 hrs or so but will smudge and def. NOT waterproof, smudgeproof etc
answered 3 years ago
caligrl
(san diego, ca)
answer 8
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 3 years ago
emily128
(New York, NY)
answer 9
Not waterproof but definitely need a good make up remover to take it off.
answered 3 years ago
islandbabesteph
(Vancouver Island, BC)
answer 10
no, long wearing means the mascara won't gradually rub off, not that it is water resistant.
answered 3 years ago
l0v3ly
answer 11
water proof is marked as such. Long wearing is such, that it does not run with sweating!
answered 3 years ago
merk
(Beaver, PA 15009)
answer 12
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 3 years ago
phillips943
(Mesa, AZ)
answer 13
This may not be waterproof, but it stays put all day long!
answered 3 years ago
toni1020
(Wilmington, DE)
answer 14
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 3 years ago
shannon65
(Glenwood Springs, CO)
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 3 years, 1 month ago
daughterjudy
(San Francisco, CA)
on They're Real! 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 8 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 1 year, 3 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 3 years, 1 month ago
soused
(kingston,tn)
answer 4
I would not recommend this mascara to anyone. Try something else.
answered 3 years, 1 month 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 3 years, 1 month ago
jaia5
(Woodridge, IL)
answer 6
I use both fairy drops and this mascara to achieve a great curl and long lasting effect
answered 3 years, 1 month 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 3 years, 1 month 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 3 years, 1 month 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 3 years, 1 month 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 3 years, 1 month ago
heathyrw
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 11
Hands down no comparison, it does what fairy drops promised but failed at. GET IT!
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
supercat
(Pacific Northwest high in the mountain's)
answer 12
Worst mascara ever don't buy it!!!!!!!!!!!!
answered 3 years, 1 month 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 3 years, 1 month ago
saraheure
(Virginia Beach, VA)
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 1 year, 8 months ago
bao7671
(Toledo, OH)
on They're Real! Mascara
13 answers
Answers
answer 1
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 1 year ago
sguidroz
(Port Neches, TX)
answer 2
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 1 year, 3 months ago
Doriedory
(San Antonio, TX)
answer 3
I use Ponds make-up remover wipes and although it takes a few minutes, they get the mascara off fine!
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
MrsWiggum
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 4
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 1 year, 6 months ago
ochild88
(MA)
answer 5
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 1 year, 7 months ago
mmueller
(Fresno Ca)
answer 6
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 1 year, 7 months ago
Lexx2552
(Pueblo, CO)
answer 7
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 1 year, 7 months ago
ohlinski
(Orlando, FL)
answer 8
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 1 year, 8 months ago
jennaalyson
answer 9
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 1 year, 8 months ago
lab219
(Mt. Laurel, NJ)
answer 10
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 1 year, 8 months ago
drdsm
(Des Moines, IA)
answer 11
I use philosophy purity face wash and it comes right off
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
sstrozyk
(Clarence, NY)
answer 12
ponds cold cream works well for me
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
smellsosgood
answer 13
try using Cereva facial wash - works like a charm.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
jackieribeiro
(Houston, TX)
Question
Is it waterproof?
I'm just wondering if it's waterproof. I'm assuming not, because I can't find that written anywhere, but I was hoping it might be.
asked 3 years, 2 months ago
darkrosemoon
(Burnaby, BC)
on They're Real! Mascara
12 answers
Answers
answer 1
It is not waterproof however, it is very long wearing!
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
melissabt
answer 2
No it's not waterproof but it really does have good staying power. It would require a make up remover at the end of the day.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
noodlelashes
(Phoenix, AZ)
answer 3
I don't believe it is waterproof... However I have been using this product for a few days now with great results. I always used waterproof mascara before this, but have not had any problems. No smudging or dark marks under my eyes.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
abbierose
(Bridgewater, NJ)
answer 4
No i don't believe that it is. Benefit also has a great mascara called Bad-Gal Lash. I have used that one before and i absolutely love it! Bad-Gal also comes in a waterproof version, which i have also used before. It's great.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
krystalyam
(Oakland Gardens, NY)
answer 5
It it waterproof for swimming and sweat and getting rain soaked. GET it!
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
supercat
(Pacific Northwest high in the mountain's)
answer 6
Not that I know of...
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
debmiller509
(Phoenix, AZ)
answer 7
It's definitely not. It's impossible to remove, but water makes it flake, and quickly.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
kimtee
(Sarnia, ON)
answer 8
No, it is definitely not. It has great staying power, but will not last in water.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
kj223
(Orlando, FL)
answer 9
No it is not waterproof. Usually brands will come out with their "regular" formula and see how popular it is before coming out with a waterproof formula.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
leccleston
(Manalapan, NJ)
answer 10
It never comes off. Near literally never. I tried to get it off with hot water and eye makeup remover to no avail. I still had it on a day and a half after the initial one coat application and attempted removal! I think that counts as water proof?
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
nikolelily
(seattle, WA)
answer 11
Not only is it waterproof, it only comes off with eye makeup remover and work!
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
pjwiliams
(Fort Smith, AR)
answer 12
Not waterproof. Just washed my face after wearing and it ran.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
lestrange
(Portland,OR)
Question
How does it compare to Bare Escentuals Buxom?
asked 3 years, 1 month ago
cj27
(Miami, FL)
on They're Real! Mascara
12 answers
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answer 1
I've been using one light coat of Buxom directly after curling, letting that dry, and then applying two coats of They're Real and I am very happy with the combo.
answered 1 year ago
mrsdesh
(Johnson City, TN)
answer 2
It is more lengthening
answered 3 years ago
amy6
(Worcester, MA)
answer 3
It is very similar to Buxom. I think They're Real has more curling power and the color is more intense. Buxom has a softer overall look. Try both!
answered 3 years ago
fromnewpaltz
(New Paltz, NY)
answer 4
"Buxom" has a softer feel and washes away much more easily. More definition and staying power with "They're Real."
answered 3 years ago
julwc
(Salt Lake City, UT)
answer 5
I've tried both and found that although this one is way more volumizing than Buxom, i wouldn't consider it better. The stay power of this one is also way better, but once again, i still prefer Buxom. I did however try this one again yesterday and closed my eye while applying. Didn't totally drop my curl, but it did drop it more than my Buxom usually does. Its really all about what you're looking for. It never hurts to try it.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
moresparkles
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 6
Buxom seperates lashes very well, but the formula isn't very volumizing (my opinion :)) However, this mascara adds alot of volume and seperates the lashes just as well. The brush has a spiked tip that allows you to seperate EVERY lash. Much better product for not much more cash, about $3.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
veritabelle
(Edmond, OK)
answer 7
For me, They're Real! is far superior to Buxom. Buxom went on super thin and almost watery for me making it difficult to apply while this mascara builds length and volume with ease of application as well. Also, this mascara curls lashes far more than Buxom ever did for me.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
megalasso
(Indianapolis, IN)
answer 8
My previous favorite - but YES, Benefit surpasses Buxom!
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
smileysan
(Victoria, BC, Canada)
answer 9
Buxom produces more natural looking lashes, where They're Real! tends to make my lashes look spidery.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
lizzybobizzy
(san diego, CA)
answer 10
way better that buxom mascara. Great volumizing and lengthening with 2 coats. No clumping on the brush or on your lashes
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
lizbet63
(winston salem, NC)
answer 11
I'm a Buxom lover as well, but in my honest opinion I prefer this mascara over Buxom. The brush is similar but slightly less pliable, which makes it easier to apply. The formula is dries better, Buxom to me never really 'dries' and can be tacky sometimes. This holds up much better. Hope this helps!
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
soylatte
(New York, NY)
answer 12
I like the Buxom mascara and I LOVE the new Benefit They're Real mascara even more!
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
jmh27
(Chicago, IL)
Question
Better than Lancome?
I have been using Lancome Hypnose religiously. Anyone make the switch?
asked 3 years, 1 month ago
ktc2118
(New York, NY)
on They're Real! Mascara
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answer 1
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 1 year, 7 months ago
mmueller
(Fresno Ca)
answer 2
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 3 years ago
mstar1
(chicago il)
answer 3
love this so much more then lancomes u use
answered 3 years ago
fabulousnancy
(livingston nj)
answer 4
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 3 years ago
prgal715
(Boston, MA)
answer 5
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 3 years ago
llpoolej
(Dallas, TX)
answer 6
Try They're Real! I used to swear my Lancome but this is much longer lasting and not only lengthens but thickens.
answered 3 years ago
alyshapetra
(Edmonton, AB)
answer 7
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 3 years ago
angelamtaylor
(Jacksonville, Florida)
answer 8
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 3 years, 1 month ago
momof3boyz
(jonestown, PA)
answer 9
yes,loncome ran on me and then i had an allergic reaction
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
soused
(kingston,tn)
answer 10
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 3 years, 1 month ago
jlz00
(Enola, PA)
answer 11
I would not recommend this mascara to anyone. Try something else.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
pcastillo
(Fountain Valley, CA)
answer 12
better than Lancome
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
kensldy
(Phoenix, Arizona)
Question
How is this compared to the Dior Iconic mascara?
asked 3 years ago
slimskii
(Manhattan Beach, CA)
on They're Real! Mascara
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answer 1
I've always used Dior Iconic before I tried this one. They're Real is so much better!
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
waywardbeth
(Farmington, NY)
answer 2
The "They're Real! Mascara" is not thick and clumpy. It does everything it claims it will do.
answered 3 years ago
platinumbride2be
(Tempe, AZ)
answer 3
I also like dior show, however this mascara you don't need much of and you notice a hudge difference.
answered 3 years ago
loreg05
(Victorville, Ca)
answer 4
I'm a mascara junkie... always trying to find the best so I've tried them all. This is better than all of the Dior mascaras.
answered 3 years ago
jlucky
(NY)
answer 5
This mascara is easier to apply & doesn't clump like Dior Iconic. Also if you have sensitive eyes, Dior is irritating & Benefits They're Real is not.
answered 3 years ago
robyne
(Martinez, CA)
answer 6
The applicator makes it really different - this is perfect for applying to lower lashes. Other than that, it is MUCH easier to remove than Iconic! No tugging or pulling!!!
answered 3 years ago
southerncathy
(Sunny Florida)
answer 7
It's very similar to Iconic, except that this formula is lighter. Iconic's is more thick and hence it has a more dramatic look. However, Benefit seems to do a better job at curling. I am an Iconic user, and I was looking for an everyday mascara that it's not too dramatic, yet that it curls and adds length. Benefit's it's an amazing mascara, comes off easier than Iconic, and does have similar results as Iconic. Iconic uses more product too, so the tube doesn't last as long and it's more pricey that Benefit's. What I'm doing is keeping my Iconic for nights out and special occasions and purchasing Benefit's for everyday use. Hope this helps!
answered 3 years ago
Bella80
(Fairfax, VA)
answer 8
very similiar actually i would probably still buy both!!!!! def simliar brushes, I think Iconic seperates better for longer lashes...
answered 3 years ago
fabulousnancy
(livingston nj)
answer 9
They're real is so much better
answered 3 years ago
amy6
(Worcester, MA)
answer 10
Much better than Dior
answered 3 years ago
mahwish
(New York, NY)
answer 11
dior mascara looks great, but eventually smudges, my main problem with all mascaras because of my super oily skin.
answered 3 years ago
nrseratchet
(Columbia, SC)
answer 12
does not compare, stick with Dior
answered 3 years ago
freverdec23
(California)
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