So I raved about the new Benefit Push-Up liner before I even knew that it was Benefit, then I raved some more and now I'm about to rave again as I give the full lowdown on Benefit's full They're Real threesome as we reach just a week until the blogger hype of the moment hits the shelves.
So I know I've spoken about this till the cows came home and then a bit more but this week the They're Real Push-Up liner stood the real test...Winged liner application whilst standing on a rickety train, can it be done? A few months ago I'd have shouted "HELL NO" but I can now officially confirm that it can with this eyeliner. The Accuflex tip on the product makes application a piece of cake and allows the liner to glide seamlessly, it's a perfect matte black and although I'll admit, things can get a little flakey around the edges at the end of long sweaty day, its staying power on the whole is very very impressive. Also, the fact its in pen form makes on commute application far less of an ordeal.
On to the highly acclaimed original, the miss They're Real Mascara, otherwise known as the UKs No.1 Best Selling Mascara. I go through phases with this one, its definitely not the most volumising mascara in the world which doesn't always get on too well with my fine lashes but it does give crazy amounts of length. Its name is certainly apt, it separates every single lash to give that doll like flutter giving the illusion of false lashes. It's definitely in my good books at the moment, the two work together like an lash-enhancing dream.
So my major gripe with the mascara had always been how bleeding difficult it was to get off and then after my little trial period with the unbranded liner- I felt very much the same. Tugging at my eyelids is not a practice I particularly enjoy. But the Benefit gods listened and with their new liner they've brought a much-needed remover to the party. This is a cream formula that does the job a lot better than most removers, taking off the liner and eyeliner in a few quick swipes of a makeup pad however the formula is not the kindest to the skin, its pretty drying and a tad stingy. I think something with an oilier consistency with have been much friendlier, hopefully they'll look into bringing out something for the more sensitive skinned among us....
The They're Real Push-Up liner hits stores on 28 June and is available for pre-order now at Boots here. The remover can be bought exclusively at John Lewis here.