Mascara Favorites- Maybelline The Falsies and Benefit They’re Real

Your eyes can make or break your look. Mascara adds that oomph factor to your face. I usually never spend a lot of money on mascaras. I feel the drugstore ones are equally good, if not better. I have been using the Maybelline The Falsies since a few years now and absolutely love it. But then I decided to give the Benefit They’re Real a go to see what the hype was really about.

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Maybelline The Falsies

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The wand of this mascara is curvy, more like the natural shape of your lashes. It is flexible which bends to give a precise application. Once you coat your lashes with mascara, it opens up your eyes and provides amazing length to the lashes. It thickens the lashes beautifully. I do sometimes get the product on my under-eyes, while applying to my lower lashes. Maybelline the Falsies, I noticed, curls the lashes in an upward position, giving the effect of an eyelash curler and the curl stays for really really long. However, I am not a big fan of the upward curled lashes. It does clump a bit. But this mascara does make my small eyes appear quite big. I always go for this one when going out at night. It is available in waterproof and the regular options.

Benefit They’re Real

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The wand of the Benefit They’re Real has really hard spikey bristles that comb and separate individually each and very lash. It does add a lot of length and also volume to the lashes. It does curl the lashes but not like the Maybelline Falsies, more like a natural, but better curl. It has a cylindrical ball like end, which is excellent for applying the product on the inner corners and lower lashes. It doesn’t clump. I find that Benefit They’re real is a more buildable mascara. You can go for a subtle day look with a single coat or apply 2-3 coats for a dramatic night look. I prefer to go for this one when going out during the day.

Both are amazing mascaras and my absolute favorite ones. Maybelline The Falsies is considered to be a dupe for Benefit They’re Real but in my honest opinion they are not. Both are unique in their own way and provide different effects to the lashes. I am running out of the Benefit They’re Real but I will definitely repurchase it again.

Price: Maybelline They’re Real – Rs. 475

Benefit They’re Real – Rs. 1800



  1. Shraddha Chavan
    October 20, 2015 / 10:18 am

    Loveddd the review ♥♥ Bt i really like the maybelline mascara.. it works good and also its pocket friendly 🙂

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