After being obsessed with colorful eyeliners, I have decided to venture out into the colorful mascara department. Benefit added a few colors to their traditional They’re Real! mascara line and this review will be on the shade ‘Beyond Blue’.
About the Product:
A lengthening mascara that curls, volumizes, lifts, and separates lashes for an “out-to-here” look—now available in three vibrant shades.
What it does:
This breakthrough bestseller reveals lashes you never knew you had! The specially designed brush features staggered bristles that grab close to the root, boosting length and volume beyond belief. The custom-domed tip uses precision bristles to lift, define, and curl even your tiniest lashes. With a glossy, jet-black, long-wearing formula, you’ll flaunt luxurious, silky lashes that won’t smudge, clump, or dry out.
What else you need to know:
Go horizontal: the staggered bristles grab close to the root, boosting length and volume.
Then go vertical: the custom-domed tip with precision bristles lift, define, and curl even your tiniest lashes.
In a consumer panel survey, the following results were reported:
– 94% saw dramatic length and volume
– 90% saw base-to-tip curl
– 94% saw visible lift
-100% saw long-wearing results
My Experience with Benefit Beyond Blue They’re Real! Lengthening Mascara:
Packaging & Wand:
The mascara comes in a pretty, blue tube. The wand is a rubber with spiky bristles poking out. I am not usually a fan of such a bristle format as I find they don’t do a whole lot for my lashes which I find true even in the case of this mascara.
The formula of this mascara is neither too wet nor too dry. It coats the lashes nicely and gives them definition. I do find the need of about 2 coats for the color to show up with good intensity on my lashes.
Application & Look on The Eyes:
This wand makes application very easy. It separates the lashes and coats them evenly. I do notice it giving very good length to my lashes without making them look clumpy or spidery. The effect is very natural. But, it does give some volume; I don’t see a whole lot of it. I have used other mascaras in the past namely, my favorite Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara which gives me much better volume than this. Though it is easy to build, I do not prefer doing that as I find applying more than 2 coats tends to make my lashes stick together. It also holds the curl of the lashes.
The color of this mascara is a beautiful blue and when applied on the lashes, the color is quite visible. I love to use this mascara paired with a neutral eye look to give a very subtle pop of color. The pigmentation is pretty good and it doesn’t make your eyes look unnatural as it is a deeper shade of blue, and not something like a turquoise.
I really like the staying power of this mascara. It never smears or flakes. I find this to be pretty water resistant and it doesn’t run down your face if you happen to be caught in the rain. It is a bit difficult to remove at the end of the day and you would need a good waterproof eye makeup remover. I don’t like the fact that every time I wear this mascara and in the process of removal, I happen to lose 1-2 eyelashes, hence I use it sparingly.
Overall, I have used the original They’re Real! Mascara too and this particular formula and brush wand are not my favorite just because I have used other mascaras that I have loved much more. But, this doesn’t make this mascara a bad product at all. It is just a matter of personal preference regarding your brush wand, but if you happened to love the original version, you might just love this one too. Regarding the color aspect of this, I have absolutely no complains, it was the reason I bought this product in the first place as colorful mascaras that offer good pigmentation and don’t look too unnatural on the eyes are very difficult to find. If you are in the mood of experimenting with your eye makeup, I highly recommend you give this a go.
Pros of Benefit Beyond Blue They’re Real! Lengthening Mascara:
• Cute packaging
• Beautiful color, doesn’t look too unnatural on the eyes
• Gives a subtle pop of color
• Hold the curls of lashes
• Gives good definition
• Provides length to lashes
• Coats each lash and gives separation
• Long wearing
• Does not flake
Cons of Benefit Beyond Blue They’re Real! Lengthening Mascara:
• Difficult to remove and in the process, I usually lose a couple of lashes
• If built too much, it makes my lashes stick together, but it doesn’t happen if I just apply 1-2 coats
• Doesn’t give me a whole lot of volume
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