Benefit They’re Real! Mascara: Beauty Review

I am a major fan of Benefit cosmetics. I seriously mean huge, it broke my heart when they discontinued Moon Beam, I am literally saving the last bit I have for a special occasion. You know, like when Ryan Gosling finally realises he needs to make babies with me, that sort of thing…

I have seen many a beauty review on this mascara, and surprisingly to me, they have been somewhat mixed, so I thought I would throw my two cents in.

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At £19.50 I didn’t really want to use it as an everyday mascara – this girl’s on a budget – but I just see it sitting there every morning, and can’t help myself.

I have dark eyes, and naturally black lashes, so I really look for volume and thickness to frame my eyes. I have been wearing black eyeliner around my eyes since the tender age of 14 – a necessity I feel – because when I don’t wear eyeliner I look somewhat anemic. This is to the point where my colleagues ask if I feel okay, to which my response is “I’m fine, just no eyeliner today!”

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When I wear this mascara however, with NO eyeliner whatsoever, no one comments on my ill looking eyes – not a peep. It glides on so thick, but not gloopy, and frames my eyes just perfectly so it’s not too over the top for my office job.

The wand is curved with spikes at the end making it easier to really get in to the corners. And the best bit? It doesn’t smudge or flake. Not even a tiny bit.

I must admit sometimes, on the rare occasion I do go to bed and forget to wipe off my makeup (I know what a rebel!) I must tell you that this stuff doesn’t even budge, and I have white pillowcases!

If you haven’t got this mascara yet, I strongly recommend you stop what you’re doing and rectify the situation immediately.

I hope this helps! What are your thoughts on “the UK’s best selling mascara”?

– love Carla x