Tuesday, July 26, 2011

They're Real! Benefit Mascara Review & Photos

You can say Hello to Big, Beautiful, Batting Lashes after using this mascara!

About 3 weeks ago I received a sample of the new Benefit mascara from Sephora when I was purchasing my Mom's birthday present. I was hesitant to choose the free mascara sample for two reasons:

1- I'm very, very picky about my mascaras.
2- I kinda wanted the Hourglass primer sample instead because I know that I like it already and it's super expensive! 

Nonetheless, I decided on the mascara since it was free and I had nothing to loose that way. I also figured it would make for a great blog post :-P
I ended up really liking it and got my Mother hooked on it too! 



* 94% saw dramatic length and volume
* 90% saw base to tip curl
* 94% saw visible lift
* 100% saw long-wearing results
*Jet Black long-wearing formula won't smudge or dry out
*The specially designed brush reveals lashes you never knew you had! 


* You get 8.5 g/ 0.3 oz. of product in the full size mascara
* Cost is approx. $22


* I agree that it does grab every little lash with the help of the spiky ball end of the wand.
* I feel like it gives my lashes more length than volume. I would rather have the opposite in a mascara however that will differ from person to person depending on your lashes. If you want length more than anything, you will capital L-O-V-E this mascara! 
* It does stay on all day without flaking, however I have found that it leaves little black smudge marks above and below where my eyelashes end, which is very annoying. I don't think this will be a problem for everyone. Only those whose lashes are on the longer side. 
* I do love the Jet Black color to this mascara and the very wet formula. 
* I have yet to see if the claim is true about the formula not drying out since I've only had my full size tube for a week and a half....very skeptical about this! Why would they create a formula that won't dry out?? So that we the consumers never have to purchase another mascara again? Never going to happen.




  1. Wow, love the effect it had on your lashes, so pretty!

  2. I just recently opened my tube of YSL mascara, so I'm going to wait a bit before getting this one, but it is definitely the next one I'm buying!
    It looks fantastic on you! Thanks for the review! =)

    Andrée xx

  3. wow your lashes are to die for! they've been marketing this mascara a lot lately! makes me wanna try.

  4. this is one of my most favorite...but drying is true:o/

  5. I find it strange how blogs like this which have not been updated for years can stay around on the web.
    Makes me wonder what has happened to the blogger since.
    I hope you are alright Ashley and your life has gone the way you wanted