So today's post is going to be comparing the Benefit They're Real Mascara and the L'Oreal Paris Volume Million Lashes So Couture as I do think I may have found a dupe, but better, of Benefit!
I apologise if my eyes are a little red or my cheeks a little patchy in the photos, I had wiped my existing eye make up off before applying the mascaras!
I hope you enjoy!
L'Oreal Paris Volume Million Lashes - £ 10.99 at Boots UK
Benefit They're Real - £19.50 at Boots UK.
As you will know, there was a lot of hype with this mascara and I ended up buying mine after I tried my friends and loved it. There is no denying that this is a good mascara, it leaves my lashes looking ultra black and it definitely gives them some volume. However, I feel you need a lot longer play time with this to get it looking its best. I really dislike the formula, I find it too much on the watery side and I just find I am sat layering and layering before my lashes look even slightly voluminous. This mascara certainly gives length, but for me I think the formula can leave them looking spidery and clumpy. I also find this mascara sets pretty fast and if you then try to put any more product on the lashes well - welcome to clump city. Having said that, the L'Oreal mascara also isn't too great on the dry application side either.
All in all, I think at a saving of almost £9.00 and just for ease of application and terrific results, you really cannot go wrong with L'Oreal :-) For the following pictures looking face on- the Benefit is on the right, L'Oreal on the left.
I hope you have enjoyed this. If you have any drugstore recommendations please let me know!