Debenhams Beauty | Benefit They're Real Collection

I’m talking all things Benefit today. I love using their cheek products and the Roller Lash has always been a staple of mine, so I was very excited to be trying out the ‘They’re Real‘ range.

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The packaging is always an eye catcher for me, let’s face it, who doesn’t like aesthetically pleasing makeup?

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I’ve created a quick and easy makeup look using all the products from the Benefit They’re Real range, but first I want to talk you through the products and tell you how they performed on me.

They’re Real Duo Eyeshadow Blender ‘Naughty Neutral’

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This is an eyeshadow duo that sweeps across the lids in one go to unveil colour all over. I have never used anything like this before, but it peaked my interest because I am all for time saving when doing my makeup. I am the definition of a lazy girl in the weekdays, and so this duo seems perfect for me. It comes with a rounded sponge applicator which picks up both colours in one sweep.

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You can see below the sponge picks up the colour quite nicely separating both the colours. This is also evident when applied to the lid, but very easy to blend out.

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I was a little sceptical about how it might perform colour pay off wise and you can see right here how it appears as a swatch on my arm using both the sponge and my finger:

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When I applied this to my lid, there was no fall out and the colour from the brush to my lid transferred well and blended in nicely.  There was no separation in colour either and both shades blended in really well. Overall the rounded brush performed well, apart from a few minor incidents with my butter fingers where the sponge kept slipping out of my hand. This is probably due to the fact that I have long nails. There was no visible creasing either which is always great and the eyeshadow lasted on me all day long. I’m quite impressed with this little duo and the shades are so natural they give a lovely barely there look.

They’re Real Push-Up Liner

Described as the ‘lash hugging’ gel liner, I was interested to see how this performed. I am a huge fan of gel liners because they last so much longer, and the one thing we all struggle with is getting winged liner as close to the lash line as possible. The Push-up liner uses special Accuflex technology which helps to ‘hug’ the product as close to lash line as possible.

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The pointed tip allows for precise applicaton and give you wings as sharp and thick as you want!

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The top tip help you to draw an easy straight line whilst the bottom half of the applicator gives a smooth finish.

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Twist the base once to reveal the gel liner as below. You can see the formula is quite thick and creamy in consistency but this works well to give a dark black finish and sets matte.

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I wanted to test the liner in diffrent thicknesses and finishes to see how the overlook turned out. You can see below from the 5 swatches I managed a precision line quite thick, quite fine, razor sharp and also quite wide. It’s all about how you manouvre your hand really and if you aren’t a pro, I really wouldn’t worry, because the tip will guide you well.

I had the liner on all day and there was no noticeable creasing and it did stay on without fading. If you are short on time, this is very quick and easy to use. Make sure you only twist the bottom once though otherwise you will have too much product on!

I really liked the way this liner applied to my lids and it gave me a pretty sharp wing. In the look I created below I did quite a thick wing and I really liked how the sharp tip cleaned up my liner to reveal a clear sharp line. If you do twist this more than  once, it can be quite messy, so I would advise to twist the liner once as I did and you will be prety impressed!

I think this is a clever liner and the formula dried quite quickly leaving no marks behind.

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They’re Real Tinted Primer

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I’ve never used a mascara primer before, and this one actually tints the lashes and creates the base definition for them before applying the mascara. It is a mink coloured brown primer which essentially separates the lashes nicely allowing for ease of application with the They’re Real mascara. I found this primer gave my lashes a booster prior to mascara application and I really liked how it feathered out my lashes. I could probably have gotten away with wearing this without any mascara too – it did a great job!

 

They’re Real Big Lash Blowout

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This mascara is designed to be used in conjunction with the primer and this set comes with a full size mascara as well as a travel size which is just perfect for a weekend away or your portable makeup bag. This mascara really worked well on my lashes ensuring maximum curl. It lifted and separated my lashes quite distinctively too and I was pleased with the volumising effect it left me with. The colour I have is Jet Black and it compliments my lashes perfectly since they are dark, plus I like to have the illusion of darker lashes as it makes my makeup stand out more. There was no flaking or crumbling as such throughout the day and my lashes remained curled the entire day. I like the formula of this, lashings of mascara that curl and length equals a very happy me! I did use the mascara on top of the primer, but in all honesty, becasue my lashes are already quite long, the primer was more than sufficient.

They’re Real Double The Lip

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Ok, so a 2 in 1 product is always a life saver right? Why did I not know about this sooner! One product that has an in built lip liner and lipstick? I will not say no to this. In just one stroke you can have full lips and loads of colour. I really like the applicator, it is easy to use and the colour does not settle into the lines at all. I have ‘Lusty Rose‘ which is mix between Pink and Red and although my terrible swatch does not show it, there are in fact two colours. I tried so hard to get a decent picture and although it really showed up in real life, the camera just wouldn’t pick it up. A little annoying, but these are the joys of photography. The teardrop tip is perfect for contouring the shape of the lip and it really defined my lip. The formula dries down to a semi matte, but it still left my lips moisturised all day long.

I loved the fuller, plumper illusion this lipstick gave me and it left my lips feeling moisturised all day. As soon as I applied the colour, I noticed how full my lips looked straight away and it was pretty amazing. The fact that the lip liner is in built into the lipstick, it contoured my pout to perfection!

Here’s the final look I created using all the products:

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Of course no look is complete without lashes, so although I did use the lash primer and mascara, I couldn’t resist my falsies!

You can buy the Benefit They’re Real collection right here from Debenhams.

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I hope you enjoyed my post. Which product catches your eye?

Annie-Signature

*This post was in collaboration with Debenhams. 

 

 

 

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37 Comments

  1. Louise Sanders
    September 11, 2017 / 7:14 am

    I love your blog Annie it’s so well written and easy to read. After reading this I’m really interested in trying the eyeshadow duo and the mascara primer (as I have small lashes).

    It’s such a great blog, l love it!

    xxxx

  2. Sahila
    September 11, 2017 / 7:22 am

    Love it ❤ I’ve been interested in trying this range but been a bit unsure. After reading your post, I am putting these on my wish list ❤❤ thanks so much beautiful xxxxx Always love your blog posts!!!

  3. Ruby
    September 11, 2017 / 9:14 am

    So you have literally just made me a fan of the duo eyeshadow, mascara and that gel liner 😍 I need them items in my life! i love reading your blog Annie, and showing us the results is appreciated! Keep up with the amazing blog and give us more ☺️

    Love Ruby

  4. September 11, 2017 / 9:21 am

    Wow Annie the products look sk fsb on yoy! Definitely been loving the 2 in 1 products myself as they just save on so much time!!

    Amina xx

  5. Lauren
    September 11, 2017 / 10:40 am

    I love the they’re real range. I especially love the mascara but I find the liner difficult to work with x

  6. September 11, 2017 / 10:47 am

    So many goodies Annie and wow you look so stunning. You are amazing at applying make-up and I just love your hair xx

  7. September 11, 2017 / 1:33 pm

    Gorgeous pictures!

    I have five of those lipsticks and I absolutely love them. All of the colours are very wearable and they are much easier to apply than you might expect!

    Thanks for sharing!

  8. September 11, 2017 / 3:49 pm

    So much benefit and so much joy!!!!!!!

  9. September 11, 2017 / 8:01 pm

    Lusty Rose is my favourite shade from the lips and I’ve used all mine and I also love the Tinted Primer x

  10. September 11, 2017 / 9:19 pm

    Very lovely post! I feel like Benefit Cosmetics are so underrated! I’m so happy you posted about them!

  11. Erin
    September 12, 2017 / 12:15 am

    The lipstick is stunning, I love how it looks on you so so pretty!

  12. September 12, 2017 / 2:03 pm

    Some great products Annie, I love the look of the lipstick and you look incredible!! Your makeup is stunning as are you xxx

    Zoe ♥ MammafulZo

  13. September 12, 2017 / 2:50 pm

    I really like the they’re real mascara and lipsticks

  14. September 12, 2017 / 3:39 pm

    Such a great collection and you look fab! x

  15. September 12, 2017 / 9:07 pm

    Annie your photography is gorgeous, please believe I’ve yet to try from The They’re Real collection xx

  16. Rachel Williams
    September 12, 2017 / 10:24 pm

    An amazing blog. Very informative but has the personal touch too. I will definitely be trying some of these products. In particular Thank you again Annie 🙂 x

  17. September 14, 2017 / 11:48 am

    What a gorgeous look you have created – I love this mascara x

  18. September 15, 2017 / 6:09 pm

    I absolutely love the mascara but I couldn’t for the life of me get on with the liner. Really want to try the duo eyeshadow. It’s such a unique idea.

  19. September 16, 2017 / 9:57 am

    I’ve not tried anything from this range. I think the lipstick appeals to me the most!

    Rachel | Hey Rachieface

  20. September 30, 2017 / 6:19 am

    Annie your picture taking is gorgeous, delight conceive I’ve yet to taste from The They’re Real assembling xx

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