Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Benefit They're Real Push-Up Liner | The Review

Recently I posted on my Instagram that I was trying out Benefit's They're Real Push-Up Liner. It's been out for a while and because I didn't take to the mascara too well it didn't prompt me to buy the eyeliner.

Along with a fantastic issue of ELLE came a mini sample of the eyeliner. How could I refuse the chance to try it alongside the purchase of a beloved magazine. 

Firstly, this sample is so darn cute! It does seem to provie enough product for about 1-2 applications which I think is good enough to test out the product. 

Secondly, I am super impressed with the application the nib is very flexible and easy to use, it also manages to draw very fine lines which is great for cat-eye lovers. I did find that is was also quite pigmented and not patchy in the slightest. 

I am quite impressed with how this turned out and the application was so smooth and didn't drag on my eyelid which is always a bonus. However, this is where my praise for the product ends. 

I found that once it had set and I'd gone about my business for a while I'd forgotten it was there, like you do when you get so used to wearing make up. I accidentally rubbed my eye, now this is something I usually do and often with no make up consequences but as soon as I touched this liner, with little or no pressure I should add, it crumbled straight off my eyelid leaving them looking a little patchy. 
This is the exact same issue that made me not like the mascara, when I apply make up I don't want it to be fragile, I want it to go the distance and keep pace with my daily activities. 

I was initially convinced that I was going to buy the full size of this. Unfortunately I am a little disappointed but I do have an alternative! If you are on a budget or have even had the same problems as me then I totally recommend giving the Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Liner Pen a go, its half the price and in my opinion does a much better job. 

Have you tried Benefit They're Real Push-Up Liner? What do you think, also do you have any solutions to the crumbling issue? 

Speak soon
Roo xx


  1. I love a good ol' honest review! I'm so glad you wrote about this products longevity because as much as somethings easy to apply & looks good, if it doesn't last then it's neither use nor ornament :-) Such a good read!

    1. Thanks :) I was shocked that the lasting power was almost non existent, especially when they brought out the make up remover becaus it was supposedly difficult to remove :/ xx

  2. The review was going so well until the eye rub. That's unfortunate that it just disintegrated like that. :] // ☼ ☯

  3. I also got the mini sample and I like the way I could control it more and as yet, it's staying on well but I really didn't like the "push up" effect. I wasted more product than I used.
    I'll certainly give the Maybelline one a bash :)


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