“They’re Real lengthens, curls, volumizes, lifts and seperates lashes.”
Clearly, it’s doing something right as the NPD Group named it as the UK’s number 1 best selling mascara.
Anyway, I digress with the story of my life. Now, let’s talk about Benefit’s They’re Real.
I will admit, the shape of the brush and the material that it’s made from is amazing and unlike any other. It is durable with a spiky, bulbous end which helps separate those tricky outer lashes. In fact, it does all of the things it promises to. However, after a working day of wearing it for 16 hours+ it starts to feel heavy on my eyelashes. But, it doesn’t budge nor smudge. In fact, it does all the things it promises to. Even so, at Boots’ price of £19.95 I’m not taken and here’s why. Enter…
Collection 2000 Extreme Coloured Length Mascara, £2.99. Can you hear the golden sound of a fanfare? Or, was it an alarm because I called it Collection 2000, instead of Collection? Blame Boots. Anyway, For a snip of the price, this Collection mascara certainly delivers. It’s easy to apply and makes my lashes look just as long as when wearing Benefit’s They’re Real. However, it lacks in wearability. After a long day, I’m talking 12 hours plus, small traces can transfer to underneath my eye. But, it’s less heavy to wear than They’re Real and I don’t get the hooded, heavy eye feel.
The price tag is the real deal breaker here. Both are effective mascaras, one lasts longer but is uncomfortable to wear on longer days. The other, lasting less time but is incredibly cheap. In my opinion, Collection Extreme Coloured Length Mascara is the real winner for me and the one I will be buying again.