Cult Classics?! Benefit They’re Real Mascara Review


cult_classics_logo2Welcome to my next edition of ” Cult Classics!?”  “Cult Classic” products, in my eyes, are products that are reached this higher level of hype either online or in real life.  Everyone knows those products that everyone and their sister seems to rave about.  I bet you can think of a few of those products right now,  that have been around for a while and girls have repeatedly purchased or have labeled them as “holy grail” products.

In this series, I’m testing out these products that everyone seems to rave about and see if they really live up to the hype! I want to find out for myself, and for you guys, if they really deserve the “Cult Classic” title.  Up next …the Benefit They’re Real Mascara!

IMG_7513This mascara has basically turned into something bigger than a “cult classic!”  I don’t think I’ve ever heard something negative about this mascara.  I had to know how this stacks up, and luckily enough this was the Sephora Birthday gift this year!

So how does this mascara measure up? Lets check it out …

IMG_7514At the time this mascara came out, this brush was something innovative.  The little torture ball at the end is designed to grab every lash and make your lashes perfectly fanned out. Now, many mascaras have a similar wand, which I think is due to the popularity of this mascara.

The formula on this is the perfect mix of wet and dry.  It isn’t overly wet or overly dry, which made it basically perfect right out of the tube! Sometimes mascaras have a week long learning curve, where the mascara needs to dry out slightly but this was perfect right away.

IMG_7715nakey lashes

IMG_74922 coats

What I like: this mascara basically does everything a mascara is supposed to do! It separates and defines every lash! It gives a little bit of volume and a little bit of length.  If you’re going to buy just one mascara, this is definitely one that hits all the bases (even if it doesn’t do anything to any extreme).

What I don’t like: this mascara is a little bit flaky.  While this mascara is a great mascara, it doesn’t do anything to the extreme.  It gives ok volume and ok length.

Overall, I think this is an absolutely amazing mascara! I love the look it gives and how much it separates.  But I personally like a bigger lash look.  So this became a great mascara for layering!

Final Verdict:  Yes, total Cult Classic! It deserves all the hype that people have given it!  I think that every girl needs to try this mascara out at some point because it really does perform amazingly!

What do you guys think? Have you tried this mascara?

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14 thoughts on “Cult Classics?! Benefit They’re Real Mascara Review

  1. I really like this mascara though it doesn’t hit holy grail status for me. I have pretty good lashes in general (not trying to brag or anything) so I feel like I would notice a massive difference if my lashes were sparser or not as curly. I do like that it does the lengthening and volumizing in one step, but like you, I like a more dramatic look so I tend to layer it.

      • If I want more volume, I’ll pair it with the Maybelline Colossal Volume mascara which is my FAVORITE volumizing mascara. For more length, I’ve been using it with the L’Oreal Double Extend mascara. If I want to be really dramatic I’ll use all three together for some serious drama. 🙂

  2. Great review 🙂 I generally use 2 mascaras because I feel like just 1 can’t do it all. But this one looks great!

      • I actually really liked the Covergirl lash blast volume. At the moment I’m using the falsies which is also good 🙂

  3. I do like it, I think it’s one of the best out there to be honest for fanning lashes and making them appear longer and fuller. I think the only thing that lets it down is that it dries in the tube quicker than most mascaras I’ve tried. I’ve re-purchased a few times and it happens time and time again. I get about 6 weeks out of it. I don’t know if you’ve noticed this?

    • it did dry up really fast! i didn’t know if that was because i had a mini or what, but that sucks that it dries out so fast. its so expensive too it shouldn’t dry out that fast! thanks for commenting!

  4. I have used this mascara before and it wasn’t as clumpy in 2 layers then it is on your lashes actually. The only thing i diddn’t like is that it dries out after a while

  5. I just recently tried this one! I don’t have beautiful naked lashes like yours, but it did separate and define my lashes really well! I was amazed at how many people commented on my IG when I posted the photo of the box!!! I tend to switch back and forth between this one and a combo of Mally Beauty’s Mascara Primer & Volumizing Mascara!

  6. Wow it really gave your lashes volume! Thinking about trying this mascara.
    I’m using Maybelline Falsies at the moment, love the curl and volume it gives. Was using Clinique High Impact Volume Mascara before that, it’s definitely worth a try.

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