Review: Benefit They’re Real Mascara

Hello ShopaHAULics, Tiffany here, and I have been on the fence about this product for a long time. I first got this product in a sample size for my birthday. I will be basing this review off of my sample size.

Packaging: It’s nice and sleek for a sample size. It is a straight cylindrical tube rather than the angled tube that you see above. I am going to mention the brush in this section and let you all know that I understand what they were going for but it doesn’t seem to work 100% of the time. The end of the brush is meant for the inner and outer lashes since they can be hard to get to with a normal mascara brush, but when I pull my wand out every time there is a literal clump of mascara that comes with it and I have to dab the want onto a tissue so I don’t look like I have a bug on my lashes.

Durability: It lasts long and keeps my lashes up.

Pigmentation: Black as can be.

Budget: Based on Sephora prices, the small version (not sample) is $10.00 and the full size is $23.00. I would recommend going for the Maybelline Lots of Lashes more only because it does the job and is significantly cheaper. Here is my post of the Maybelline Lots of Lashes.

Overall, I wouldn’t say I would go out and purchase this again but if there is a sample size for free my way I am not going to object to it.


Review: Maybelline Lots of Lashes Mascara

Hello ShopaHAULics, Tiffany here, I have officially found my favorite mascara. I have used this mascara for about a year now and it is my golden child in my makeup. I don’t need to layer on two different mascaras or anything, honest to goodness, I recommend this!!!

Packaging: Love it! I love the combination of green and pink that Maybelline has on most of their bottles. I also love the heart at the bottom with “LOTS OF LASHES” staring right at you. Who doesn’t love hearts?

Durability: This product lasts me all day and doesn’t make my lashes fall. I haven’t seen a waterproof formula if your lashes tend to run or fall but I will keep a look out and update you all!

Pigmentation: Yup, they are black. I have black lashes already but this mascara just defines my lashes better.

Budget: This mascara runs around $5-6 depending on where you go so I think that it is a pretty good deal and you get your moneys worth because it lasts and doesn’t clump unless there is excess mascara on the wand which you can easily rid yourself of with a tissue.

Review: CoverGirl LashBlastVolume Mascara

Hello Shopaholics, Tiffany here, and I say that this mascara lives up to it’s qualities to add volume is really great. I have not found many mascaras that will actually live up to its name (minus commercials since they are dramatized versions of the actual product).  I like to wear smokey eyes a lot and this mascara can still be seen even against a dark base like eye shadows. I love the effect of the mascara and feel that it is great if you are going for a flirty look. I will say that it is hard to get to the outeill ashes since the wand towards the tip is still rather large. To save you from getting clumps, I suggest that you wipe the bristles on the inner rim of the mascara tube and it should help you from getting them.

Positive: really amazing product and does it’s job.

Negative: none.

Review: Loreal Paris Bare Naturale Mascara in 800 Black

Hello Shopaholics, Tiffany here, and this is the best mascara for a “no makeup” look or for an interview. I went to an “interview” a few months ago and the video will be up soon my youtube channel. I personally think that for a young girl in her teens who is starting to get into makeup to try this out. I know that this will not be the cheapest mascara because it is expensive, I bought mine at Dollar Tree. Anyway, for those of you who need a mascara that will do its job without overdoing it and making you look like you have clumps of mascara, this is it. I know that most people want voluminizing but having a nice coat of mascara that just adds some definition without overdoing it is great. This mascara is like the true naturale mascara also by Loreal but even lighter and weightless. I highly recommend this for those of you who want a lightweight mascara and/or teenage girls who are starting into makeup and don’t want to wear crazy makeup everyday.

Positive: Amazing mascara

Negative: Nothing.

Loreal True Match Naturale Mascara in 800 Black

Hello Shopaholics, Tiffany here, and I don’t know how exactly I can tell you how much I love this mascara!!! This mascara is absolutely amazing in the fact that you can lengthen your lashes to a longer length than you thought you could! Of course when I first saw this for $2.00 you know that it is a steal for any kind of Loreal product. I am not too crazy about the packaging of it but I get it. Anyway, the volume is pretty normal among other things. The want is an odd shaped wand but it is great and it doesn’t clump. I repeat, DOESN’T CLUMP, at least not the times I have been using it. This is my go-to natural everyday makeup. I like this even better than the CoverGirl LashExact and that was my holy grail until this came. I highly recommend buying this and it totally works to bring out the best in your lashes.

Positive: works extremely well.

Negative: not the cheapest on the market.

Review: Maybelline Great Lash Lots of Lashes in Very Black 191

Hello Shopaholics, Tiffany here, and mascara is an absolutely amazing friend to have! I think that if you are looking for a bit of cheaper mascara than the Loreal Paris Telescopic Mascara is the Lots of Lashes which came out in fall of 2011. I saw the commercial and instantly fell in love with it. I love any mascara that can cause my lashes to look full. This mascara is different from Loreal’s because it also adds a little volume to the lashes which I find that the Telescopic only adds definition and length. The brush of the mascara is arrow shaped all around and works to get all the lashes and fit to the shape of your eye.

Positive: Works great and is affordable.

Negative: Nothing.

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Reviews to come!

CoverGirl Lash Perfection in Very Black. Bought at Rite-Aid and reminds me of Lash Exact by CoverGirl.

CoverGirl Natureluxe Mascara in Very Black. Bought at Rite-Aid and works well.

CoverGirl VolumeExact in Very Black bought at Rite-Aid

$3.27 at Ulta which is pretty high but I couldn’t buy them at Wal-Mart.

L.A. Colors Color Craze in Current bought at Dollar Tree

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From Wal-Mart for $3.99? I am not sure because I had a coupon but I really have wanted a nude lipstick. The colors that they had were only 4 and I had similar ones to the other three but this one. Color: Nude Glow

From Old Time Pottery for $1.99 because I needed a concealer brush ;]

Vera Bradley Website $4.90? It was 60% off!

Vera Bradley Website for only $18.90 I am pretty sure.

From Bed Bath and Beyond $12.99 DOLPHIN!!!

Don’t remember the price but I knew when I saw this commercials that I had to have it and I don’t normally buy mascaras off the bat!

From Old Time Pottery for $2.99 in Soft Plum

Review: Loreal Paris Telescopic Clean Definition Mascara

Hello Shopaholics, Tiffany here, and this is the best $2.39 I have ever used! I didn’t know how I felt about this mascara but what drew me to this was juicystar07, or Blair, using it on her lashes. I also heard a few other gurus talk about this and wanted to try it out for myself. I got this when I saw it in clearance and when I applied it I was not pleased. Reader: WHY?! Me: “Well, I stabbed myself in the eye.” I got too close to the lash line and stabbed my eye! Not cool. Anyway, I tried it again a few days later and absolutely loved it! I will say that the brush gets all the lashes, even small ones in the inner corner without making them look fake or clumpy. The stopper at the top of the mascara tube is a feature I am absolutely in love with. The stopper is tight and almost guarantees no excess amounts of mascara on the lashes. I love that even without applying more than one coat you get a really nice, finished look. This is a mascara I will recommend and it is comparable to the CoverGirl LashExact which I love as well. You can view that review here:

Positive: Absolutely worth full price.

Negative: The brush is not the softest.

WTB: Walgreens.

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I bought this with my sister so it has both of ours in it and we had a coupon from a Mary Kay party my sister’s friend won. The products inside are mineral powder foundation and a mineral brush, one for each me and my sister.

CoverGirl professional mascara in 300 very black. $4.24 but with coupon $3.24 :] at Wal-Mart

Freeman Facial Detoxyifying Mask in Chocolate and Strawberry for $1.37 at Wal-Mart

Freeman Facial Exfoliating Scrub in Pink Grapefruit $1.37 at Wal-Mart

Freeman Facial Hydration Mask in Goji Berry for $1.37 at Wal-Mart

$3-5 at Michael’s (different styles and colors)

L to R: Sinful Colors Last Chance, Sinful Colors Boogie Nights, Wet n Wild The Wonder Yellows, Sinful Colors Nirvana, Sinful Colors I Miss You.