Review | Benefit They're Real Push Up Liner

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This is actually a really hard review for me to write; I'm a massive fan of Benefit but I'm feeling very torn when it comes to this eyeliner.

I'm sure you've all heard about this but if not the Benefit They're Real Push Up Liner is the first gel eye liner pen - it has a custom Accuflex tip that 'hugs your lashline' to get that perfect smooth application. I'm a huge eyeliner fan and I've worn it for years - so when i saw the hype around this eyeliner i just knew i had to get my mitts on it. Now, in theory the concept of this eyeliner is great but to me this product isn't as amazing as every review seems to be making it out to be.

I'm generally pretty good with eyeliner but when it comes to gel eyeliner it's a massive struggle and it always ends up messy so in pen form i thought it'd be much easier for me to use. In fairness, it was definitely a lot easier to use than the gel liner pots but i personally didn't find it all that smooth to apply. Especially when wearing eyeshadow underneath, i found it drags a little and you have to give over it a few times to cover any gaps.

I also found that when it does drag it sometimes crumbles and the product builds up a little (i hope that makes sense) Also, by dragging i don't mean that it tugs at the eye, it's actually very gentle but its just not as smooth nor does it glide the way i expected.

Once it's applied it does actually look really good - as it's a matte black it's so much bolder and it just looks much better too. I've also found that i seem to be able to do a wing my liner a lot easier with this product - i don't really know why. The lasting power on this is pretty incredible; it does not budge at all, so it's great for days/nights when you need your make up to last.

The packaging for this is awesome - Benefit always hit the nail on the head when it comes to packaging and this is no exception as this is really nice and sleek whilst it still keeps Benefits usual quirky vibe. I really like that it's a twist up product and it's a screw on lid - it's so annoying when the lid falls off your liner and it dries it out but there is no need to worry about that with this because the lid is nice and secure and i think that's something more liners should consider doing.

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In terms of removing it - it is very stubborn to get off. The lovely girl who served me also gave me a sample of the new Benefit They're Real Remover as she said i wouldn't get it off otherwise. That's technically not true - I've managed to get it off just as easy with cleansing oils and it does come off with other removers too it just takes a little bit more effort. Saying that though, the remover is really nice to use and it feels really gentle to use on the face.

I'm still really torn over this product because it does look amazing on the eyes but the application just isn't up to scratch nor is it as smooth or as good as I'd expected and I'm just not sure if i think it's worth £18.50.

Have you tried the Benefit They're Real Push Up Liner?
Natalie xx

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  1. I've not tried this and have read quite a few reviews which say it's not as good as it claimed - I don't think I'll be bothering which is a shame as it sounded so good in theory! Thanks for the honest review :)

    Jess xo

    1. Im a little disappointed because whilst i like it and i will use it up, i do think its a little over hyped
      Natalie xx

  2. I've not tried it & Im not sure I want too. I have heard very mixed reviews & like you say is it really worth the price tag? I have my UD gel liner that I love & I have no desire to try any others as that works so well for me

    1. Its a nice product but its definitely not worth the price tag.
      Natalie xx


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