Thursday, 9 August 2012

A little beauty splurge

I'm definitely no beauty and make-up expert, but seeing all the hype surrounding Benefit's 'They're Real!' mascara with lots of positive reviews in the Blog-o-sphere and with Benefit's ambitious claims including "One sold every 20 seconds" and "94% of customers asked said they saw dramatic length and volume" I couldn't help but want to know more about this holy grail of mascaras. Luckily there was no Benefit rep at the stand whilst I was looking at the products when I was in Boots yesterday (not too keen on their 'friendly' help and feeling like you have to buy something).




Anyway, despite the pretty hefty price tag (£18.50) I decided to give Benefit a go as I've never used any of their other mascaras whilst thinking of the beauty blogger mantra- you ultimately get the quality that you pay for! I was really excited to get home and test it out and I'm really pleased to say I wasn't disappointed!

The brush is quite thin and has tiny bristles- Benefit say to get the best result to "Postition the wand horizontally and wiggle from side to side from the base to tip...layer generously as desired" this technique worked really well and I didn't need to apply another coat! With not a dreaded clump in sight....phew!

Now for the serious question-

Is it worth £18.50? 

In my opinion I think this is definitely worth that little bit more money than you would pay for the usual drug-store make-up brands such as Rimmel or Maybelline which normally won't set you back anything more than £10. This has clearly had the research put into it to make a mascara that isn't prone to smudge and does what women really want from a mascara- length and definition.

Whilst I was in Boots I also had a browse over the 'UNE' make-up stand which is one I haven't ever given much notice to at all, I bought the 'Blush Grand Air' in the 'Breezy Cheeks' shade. This is a creamy blusher with the appearance of being a powder yet goes creamy to the touch and applies excellently. I also bought their 'Blush Brush' which they recommended to apply the blush with, it's a tiny little thing but does just the job!


Have any of you got the Benefit 'They're Real!' mascara and are now a convert like me?

What UNE products do you have?



14 comments:

  1. I haven't tried either but might consider the mascara now! :) xxx

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    1. If you get the chance definitely give it a go! xx

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  2. I haven't tried this mascara, however use Benefit cheek + lip tint, which is great!! :)

    Georgia x

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    1. I've used their cheek and lip tints in the past and liked them :) xx

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  3. I'm glad you did this post as my mascara was running out and I was thinking of buying this one, now I definitely will! I agree that you get what you pay for when it comes to makeup x

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    1. So glad to hear! Definitely made this post worth it if it manages to tempt someone! Hope you like it just as much as I do :) xx

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  4. I've not tried this mascara, but do like benefit's Bad Gal Lash mascara!
    Would love you to check out my latest outfit post :)
    Happy weekend Hun xoxo
    http://www.intotheblonde.com/

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    1. I was tempted by that one at the stand too but went for this one as it's got such huge hype around it! xx

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  5. I was lucky enough to receive this mascara for Christmas and am usually skeptical with the pricey makeup, but thought this was definitely worth the slightly more hefty price tag <3

    //teandtwosugars.blogspot.com xx

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    1. Great xmas present then! Glad to hear someone else is normally hesitant about the pricey make-up brands too :) xx

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  6. I really want to try this mascara! It sounds great, but I love clumpy mascara! haha xx

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    1. Oh crikey I hate clumpy mascara with a passion! It's definitely worth giving this a go though :) xx

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  7. i have been resisting this mascara ... you've made me want it more! x

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    1. YAY!! They are now doing a promotional pack for the same price and you get a mini travel size one too- even more tempting :) xx

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