Mascara is fast becoming a common theme on my blog, as I’ve never had so many all at once! A general rule of mine is to completely use a tube of mascara before starting another as bacteria can cling to the brush and then create a home for itself inside the tube (nice little image there). Unlike make up brushes, which we can clean daily, cleaning a mascara wand is not so simple as it will take all the product away.
As with a lot of bloggers I purchased the latest Elle magazine that contained a sample of the new Benefit mascara. I swear by Benefit’s They’re Real – it’s my most loved and most purchased mascara and it made me question if they would be able to match the quality with this new one. The brush is curved as you would expect from the name and it suggests you perform a ‘rolling’ action with the wand, it’s small and precise allowing you to get to every lash top and bottom.
On first application I love it, it lengthens the lashes and provides the thickness I require. When I apply the next coat something seems to go wrong, you have to be very careful at this stage as the lashes can end up clumping together and creating an all round mess! Sometimes applying this mascara goes perfectly well and my lashes look amazing in length and thickness. However because there are times when it can clump and make my lashes look like the disastrous spider legs we all hate, I have to say I do not think I will be purchasing the full size (no matter how cute the packaging is) and instead I will stick to my ever trusty They’re Real.
Have you tried this mascara? If so what were your thoughts on it?