This is a really hyped up eyeliner and I was expecting a lot from it. It looks like a really good design. Comes in a pen and is designed with this flexi tip which is supposed to make applying your eyeliner really easy. It's not a liquid liner, but actually a gel liner. I love gel liners. I have tried the MAC, Illamasqua and Bobbi Brown ones and think they are great.
To use you have to twist the bottom to get the liner to come out. This eyeliner pen may look great but that is where it ends. I've tried getting used to it by using it time and time again, but I just find the thing not easy to use. It's really hard to get the right amount out and if you are not careful you can get too much out at once.
It has a really dry formula too it and flakes like hell. It also dries really quick and I mean extremely quick. Once dry the color stays put so if you make a mistake or need to build it up, correcting is virtually impossible. If you try building it up the color will flake. The dry formula it has makes it very difficult to work with.
The design of the tip is really flexible, Benefit call it the AccuFlex. It may be alright to start with but after a few uses the tip just gets a bit too flexible and is just useless. And yes I did clean the tip and wipe off the excess just like Benefit suggested, it made no difference.
After using this I had read a few reviews, thinking it was just me who couldn't use this. A google search of many reviews of this will tell you that this is not a good liner. All the bad reviews I read seem to say exactly the same thing - too dry, extremely flaky and difficult to use. In work today I was telling someone about it and she told me her daughter hated it. She then got given it instead and found it awful too.
This is one of those products I just regret buying and this one will be going in the bin. I went and bought another eyeliner called Supercat by Soap And Glory. It's a felt tip liner and is far superior to this one. It was only £6 and a lot cheaper than this They're Real one. Supercat is very pigmented, easy to use and long lasting. It's not dry or flaky either.
Benefit used to do a really good liquid eyeliner called Magic Ink. It's now discontinued. This They're Real one is absolute rubbish and not worth the money at all.