REVIEW: Benefit They’re Real! Push-up Liner

Hello! Hope you guys had a wonderful Christmas and New Year! 🙂

So I’ll just cut right to the chase. I received various presents for Christmas and among them included makeup products which I will be doing separate reviews on. From my aunt, I received my first Benefit product ever and it is their They’re Real! Push-up liner.

 

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I was pretty excited considering I have heard so many great things about Benefit, particularly the POREfessional primer and Hoola Bronzer. Because of this, I had pretty high expectations and boy, was I disappointed.

I believe the price for this product is AUD $39.

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Key claims:

  • Waterproof
  • Long wearing
  • Smudge proof
  • Hugs the lash line

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I got this eyeliner in the colour beyond brown which I’m happy with since I did not own a brown eyeliner prior.

The packaging of the liner itself comes with an angled shape in which allows one, particularly beginners, to apply winged eyeliner with ease.

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The eyeliner has a lid that you twist which I think is great considering it can prevent creating a mess inside your makeup bag.

In order to use the eyeliner, you must twist the base until a tiny amount of gel appears on the tip.

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The gel comes out to be quite opaque which is nice if you are more into the matte look. However, I’m not really a huge fan. I think this is one of the few positive things I can say about this product.

Despite the angled tip, this eyeliner is RIDICULOUSLY difficult to apply. This is saying a lot considering I used to find regular felt tip eyeliners quite a challenge to use. The gel on this eyeliner is also very dry which just ends up clumping on your eyelid and flakes off throughout the day. My cousin even approached me and assumed my patchy eyeliner was due to removing fake eyelashes.

The idea behind the flexible tip was great and quite innovative but it just falls short from its claims and I am beyond disappointed. For $39, the product is quite laughable and presents itself to be more of a gimmick.

Pros:

  • Angled tip
  • Secure lid

Cons:

  • Very dry gel
  • Clumpy
  • Flakes off throughout the day
  • Expensive

 

Overall rating: 1/5

 

 

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