Thursday, 26 January 2017

Benefit They're Real Push Up Liner

If you are familiar with Benefit you will know all about the They're Real range of products. They started out with the They're Real mascara a few years back and have developed the range into push up liners, lipsticks and even a makeup remover. I've tried the mascara and while there is nothing wrong with it and is a not bad mascara, I just think it is really overrated and actually prefer Benefit's other two mascaras - Bad Gal and Rollerlash. As I've been to the Benefit counters many times I've seen the staff rave over the They're Real Push Up Liner. As I needed a new eyeliner I decided to get it. This one was £18.50.


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.

The Tip

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.

46 comments:

  1. It can be so annoying when you get a product that just lets you down entirely...

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  2. This one sounds like a complete disappointment all around. It's really unfortunate when that happens, especially when it is an expensive product x

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    1. Yeah, I have no idea how this one passed quality testing x

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  3. I wasn't too impressed with this liner either to be honest x

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    1. It's not very good. If you ask me Benefit discontinued the wrong one, it was They're Real that should have been scrapped not Magic Ink x

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  4. I feel exactly the same, I always ended up with too much on it and it wasn't nice to apply so I never bought another one. My favourite is the Kat Von D tattoo liner, but the soap and glory is a decent budget brand one x

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  5. I couldn't agree more with you about this liner. I had a deluxe sample size and it was as dry as sticks, absolutely rubbish xxx

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  6. Two make up items I can not live without is my eye liner and mascara, I am so glad to have read this as am in need of buying a new eyeliner soon. I do love a felt tipped one as have used one before, will go and buy this to give it a try

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    1. Don't waste your money on this one. There are much better liners about. Go for Soap And Glory Supercat x

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  7. How disappointing my sister was going to buy this but was £2 short (she is 14) I will tell her what you have said xx

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    1. She was lucky she didn't have the money for this one as it's a big disssapointment x

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  8. Not seen a tip like that before, I'm usually rubbish with liners so this one may be a bit different and help me out a little!

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    1. The tip really isn't that easier for people. In fact after a few uses the tip goes rubbish x

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  9. Good honest review I hate liners full stop I can never get it right so will certainly no waste my money trying this one

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  10. I've personally not tried this before, sorry to hear your were disappointed.

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    1. It's just an awful product. I don't think much of the They're Real mascara, but at least it does it's job as a mascara and is usable x

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  11. I've not tried a gel liner before its a shame u are disappointed withnit

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    1. Gel liners are usually good, this one is rubbish x

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  12. totally agree, so glad I got the sample sz of this piece of junk!

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  13. oh I love the sound of this as the pencils I use are forever snapping and I am always having to sharpen them so going to give this a try for myself

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    1. Trust me it may sound good, but thats where it ends. It's complete rubbish x

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  14. Totally agree, I got this before and it was so dry and very hard to use unfortunately

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  15. I agree I love Benefit but the mascara version is far better. I remember getting this liner and it was shite x

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    1. You're absolutely right on that one. I wasn't fussed on the mascara either but at least it's usable and it does it's job as a mascara x

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  16. I never use eyeliner but I love benefit mascara x

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  17. Shame that this one didn't live up to the hype!! I personally always find that liners like these dry out too quickly and flake when applied I hate them!!

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    1. It's flakes like mad. You can't even build it up because it dries really quick. Try building it up it flakes like crazy x

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  18. Such a shame... I wanted to try it but after your review I might pass on it entirely.

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    1. I would save your money and buy something else x

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  19. I couldn't get on with this either. I had a magazine freebie of it and love it. But the way the product was dispensed was different to the full size and I gave up and binned mine as well. I've been told somewhere like AVON do a good dupe but i think i'm over this kind of liner steph x

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    1. The full size one is awful. I haven't tried the Avon one x

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  20. Such a shame, I really thought it was a good liner, thanks for your honest review

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    1. It's absolutely awful. When they put all those statistics on the the packaging, it does make me wonder if the people put it on themselves x

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  21. I tried a tester of this and didn't get along with it and I had such high hopes! xo

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  22. I actually get on really well with this one. I do agree that it is flaky though which is a shame x

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    1. I've tried all different ways of using it and i just hate it x

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  23. I've heard a few bad things about this liner! Such a same especially considering the price, I guess it doesn't always seem you get what you pay for :( x
    Cutepandaa

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    1. This is the worst eyeliner i have tried x

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