Friday, 19 April 2013

Drugstore dupe: Benefit's 'they're real ' Mascara!

Hey my lovelies  I've heard so many good things about Benefit's 'they're real' Mascara. So I dropped by the Benefit's counter last weekend to get it!

This product definitely did not disappoint me but I reckon I could find something cheaper at the drug-store that works as good as the Benefit's Mascara. After looking through almost every single mascara at the drug-store  I finally found the one! But before I talk about that product, I'll do a mini review on the Benefit's 'they're real' Mascara!

This is how the packaging looks like. The product is covered by a metallic silver packaging which is absolutely stunning! The words on the packaging did not come off easily (unlike some other products sold in the drug-store).

On to the review, this mascara has to be the best mascara I've ever used! It makes my lashes look super long and natural at the same time. The brush applicator is made of plastic and there is tiny comb bristles on the top of the mascara which is so good for reaching into my inner corner lashes or bottom lashes! It is also smudge-proof which is always a plus! The only downside to this product would have to be that it does not give me the volume I was expecting but none the less, I love it.

This is how my eyelashes look like with the Benefit's 'they're real' Mascara on.

And now for me to reveal the Dupe for Benefit's 'they're real' Mascara...


It is the Essence 'get big lashes' Mascara!

This is how it looks like. I have to admit it does not look cute at all and to be honest, I wasn't drawn to it but I remembered hearing some good reviews on this product as well, so I decided to give it a go!

I can go on for days (literally) talking about how much I love this product and how much it was worth the $7.95 I paid for it. It gave my lashes both length and volume at the same time! It is also waterproof which is ah-mazing! Not to forget it doesn't smudge on my bottom lash-line at all and it is easy to remove! The only thing I didn't like about it is that it made my lashes clumpy and spider looking LOL

This is how my lashes looks like after giving it 2 coats of Essence's 'get big lashes' Mascara :)
Oh by the way, I forgot to mention that I applied 2 coats of mascara for both the Benefit & Essence Mascara.

And this is how both mascaras look on my eyes, comparing them side by side!
It is pretty obvious that the Essence mascara gave much more volume compared to the Benefit mascara. In terms of length, they both did pretty well.

And this is how both mascara looks on my lashes with my eyes open. It's not very obvious because my lashes are hardly visible and that's why I wear fake lashes quite often! But you get the idea of what's going on here so yeah.. haha

So that's it for this entry. I hope you guys enjoyed reading this as much as I enjoyed typing it!

Lots of love,


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  2. I love benefit they're real never tried the essence one. the good thing is that we get essence in my country so I will give it a try. =)

    1. You would love it, trust me :) x

  3. I think I will buy the essence one, I find the Benefit one really expensive!

  4. I have NEVER worn mascara because I wear glasses and figured what's the point but maybe I should? Maybe you could do a video on how to wear makeup when you wear glasses??