Sunday, 7 October 2012

Benefit They're Real! Mascara vs. Rimmel London Scandaleyes Show Off Mascara


Please bare with me, I'm currently writing this blog on an app on my iPad, so if anything looks different it's because I'm still getting to grips with the software.

Side note over, lets get back to talking beauty! I was watching TV as you do a few weeks ago, when I spotted an advert for the newest Rimmel London mascara. Now what caught my attention was the mascara wand, it looked vaguely familiar to that of Benefits 'They're Real!' I love They're Real, but I don't always have the extra cash to splurge, so I decided to road test both mascara's and see how similar they were.


Benefit 'They're Real' Mascara; £18.50
It's no secret that this mascara is amazing, it's the best selling mascara in the UK market right now. I've been using it for almost a year now and I'm always pleased with the results it gives. It instantly lengthens and adds volume to create that false lash effect, minus the glue. The brush is synthetic and has a small 'hedgehog' like head which helps you get into all the nooks and crannies of your eyes. The mascara only comes in one colour and its a really dark black, just how I like it to be. I find it quite difficult to seperate my lashes with the wand, which is a pain and can sometimes lead to a clumpier effect.


Rimmel London Scandaleyes Show Off Mascara; £6.99
A fairly new mascara to the market, Scandaleyes Show Off is another great mascara for creating a false lash effect. The brush is noticeably larger and the 'hedgehog' is a lot more prominent. Again the brush is synthetic but I find it a lot more spikey and uncomfortable against the eye but for the effect it gives, this can be overlooked. Just like Benefit, this mascara only comes in black (keeping up the theme of false lashes) but I found that a few coats have to be applied to get the desired result. I really like using the 'hedgehog' along my bottom lashes as I find it grabs them without clumping.

Both mascaras together - Left: Rimmel Right: Benefit
Both mascaras have their pluses and minuses. If your looking for a high end mascara that does it all for you with the swipe of a wand (non magical of course), then Benefit's 'They're Real!' is the product for you. If you're looking for a high street alternative to suit your budget, I highly recommend the Rimmel Scandaleyes Show Off mascara, although you will have to apply a few coats to get the desired effect. I love both mascaras but when it comes down to it, Rimmel wins this time round as I find it better separates my lashes and it doesn't break the bank either!

Have you tried either of these mascaras?


12 comments:

  1. when my benefit one runs out, i'll be picking this one up - so much cheaper! x

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  2. I don't think I've ever tried a Rimmel mascara maybe just a basic waterproof one. Hmm, will look out for Scandaleyes. Look forward to hearing your thoughts on the REN Cleanser. I'm happy with my No 7 hot cloth one but the REN one has tempted me recently . . ! xx

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    1. I'll be doing the REN review in a couple of weeks, just want to make sure I've given it a thorough go before I report back! x

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  3. Looks very good.^^
    Maybe follow each other???
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  4. Wow I like it!!! would you like to follow each other?
    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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  5. I don't actually like benefits They're Real mascara - I find it really difficult to get off :-S What do you use? xx

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    1. At the moment I'm using Bioderma to take off my make up and to get stubborn mascara/eye make up off I just soak a cotton pad with it and hold it on my eye for 30 seconds! I then do a further cleanse with a creamy cleanser like Liz Earle to make sure everything is off x

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  6. I used the Rimmel in the past and hated it - it left horrible dark circles under my eyes after wearing it for a few hours! :( I'm a sucker for a bargain - Collection's Skyscraper mascara is perfect for me x

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    1. I find most, if not all, mascaras leave me with panda eyes as my eyelashes are so ruddy oily! I have a few Collection items on my wishlist, might add this to it! x

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