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?