I got a sample of this mascara a few months ago to try out before it was actually released. I was curious to see how well it would work because the only other mascara I've tried from Benefit is the They’re Real mascara. I like the They’re Real mascara but it’s not one of my favorites (click HERE to read my review). It does have some great qualities but I’m not completely crazy about it so I really wanted to see how this mascara compared. I didn't really have high hopes but after using this new mascara just once, I instantly fell in love and knew I would be repurchasing this for years to come.
This wand is a lot thinner than the They’re Real mascara and it has a slight curve to it. It’s not as spikey as They’re Real so it’s not as intimating to me. I’m not as worried about poking my eye out when I use this mascara. What I first noticed about this mascara after applying it is that it really coats every single lash. It does help to separate lashes but it doesn't look “spidery” like some mascara’s do.
Not only does it coat every lash but it also adds lift and curl to my lashes. My lashes aren't completely straight but once in a while I do use a lash curler to help add some more curl so my eyes look more open. When I use this mascara I get the same results without using an eyelash curler. It definitely helps to curl lashes for a more “wide-eyed” look and they stay curled all day long.
Another difference that I notice between this mascara and They’re Real is that this one isn't as pigmented. The They’re Real mascara is very black and can look very intense sometimes but this has a more subtle look to it. It does have good pigmentation but it’s not as overwhelming as They’re Real. This could be the reason why it’s easier to remove as well. With They’re Real it takes quite a while to remove it all and it creates a mess all over my eyes but this mascara is so much easier to remove and it’s not as messy.
Overall, I’m really impressed and love this mascara. I wasn't sure this would suit my needs and give me the results I want but I’m so glad I tried it because I now reach for this all the time. I personally prefer this and would recommend it over They’re Real. Obviously though, everyone has their own preferences so I would just make sure that where ever you purchase this from, make sure you know the return policy so you can get your money back if it’s not what you’re looking for. If you want a mascara that really coats and helps curl every lash then this would be a great choice to try.