When I needed a new mascara recently, I went out with my best friend Becky to find one and she convinced me that being an adult, it was worth spending more than £10 on a mascara. We mooched around the counters in Boots and I was drawn in by the hype of Benefit "They're Real" mascara. The girls were really good and applied some on my eyelashes so I could see the effect, and I was sold!
The mascara comes in a large tube, with a plastic bristle wand (which I like). The wand has small spikes on the end in a ball shape to catch the little lashes.
So on to the important part, what is the effect? Here's my before and after
This is the effect after 2 coats and as you can see it gives a really dramatic impact but doesn't have that lumpy look a lot of lengthening mascaras have. The Benefit lady tells me this is because it doesn't have the traditional fibres to build longer lashes, but does it some mysterious other way. Here's how it shapes up compared to my old favourite, L'Oreal False Lash Effect
It costs £17.55 from Boots