For the past 10 years or so I have been totally loyal to YSL Faux Cils Mascara in orderer to make my stubbly little lashes vaguely visible. I have had a few brief flings here and there such as Diorshow Mascara and even individual false lashes ( which I developed an allergy to!) but I have always come back to my faithful YSL…… until now!!
In the summer I received a sample of benefit's 'They're Real' mascara in an issue of Elle magazine. I find that mascara samples usually don't do the full size products justice, usually due to the miniature brushes, this one however was surprisingly good. So, once I had used up my stash of YSL Faux Cils ( I used to buy it in bulk at Duty Free) I invested in this Benefit beauty.
It has a rubberised brush with spiky bits at the end which are perfect for covering those hard to reach lashes in the corner. Best of all it seems to lengthen lashes and give volume at the same time, when most mascara's seem to do either/ or. My main reason for swaying from my faithful YSL mascara in the past was because I found it dried out really really quickly, we're talking about 3-4 weeks here!! So far this one is going strong after about 2 months.
I love the art deco themed packaging, although I'm not a fan of the huge logo. I appreciate that this is benefit's signature style but I think it makes the product look a bit cheap ,which at £19.50 it most definitely is not!
That said if my only complaint is the font then I'd say I'm on to a winner…… this one's a keeper!!