Fashion and Beauty Blog by Tiffany Cheng

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Benefit They're Real! Mascara and Naked Foundation


Sephora provided me with samples and I ended up purchasing the full-sized products. You may have probably seen these around or use the products yourselves but they are the Benefit They're Real Mascara and the Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation.


Before I used this, I had been using the Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara in Very Black. By the way, if you're looking for a drugstore mascara, I highly recommend this one because it's affordable and it works great. In fact, I'm able to switch back and forth between the two mascaras without noticing a major difference. 

But I found myself reaching for the Benefit mascara more often and I think it may be the effortless application. It separates my lashes, gives no clumps, and provides great volume especially when using with a lash curler. I feel like you get a lot more in the bottle versus drugstore mascaras that dry out more quickly when used on a daily basis. And if you're like me and tend to fall asleep with makeup on (yes I know it's awful) the Benefit mascara still looks great and the best part is that my lashes don't have that icky stiff feeling. Overall, I highly recommend this mascara - it looks great and feels natural and light. I don't even notice any weight on my lashes which is what I really like when wearing daily to work or to the gym. 

The Macy's Benefit counter had a They're Real Mascara Set that included a mini eyeliner and mini makeup remover for the same price as the mascara alone, so I got mine there.


I was previously using the Estee Lauder Doublewear foundation in Tawny which is amazing and I love the shade and the coverage! I was using it for almost two years and the only downside is that the foundation was a little thick which settled into the lines in my forehead and around my eyes. If I used it with a primer, it wasn't a big deal but I just felt the foundation was a little heavy at times.

The Urben Decay foundation offers a similar medium golden shade (Color 5) and was so lightweight, I didn't really feel I was wearing anything. The Naked foundation also gave more of a glow to my skin versus the Estee Lauder being more matte. As you can see in my picture below:


I'm super happy with the medium coverage - it's a nice change for my skin. I recommend stopping by Sephora and getting a color match. I also think it has the best packaging - perfect for traveling or popping in your purse without worrying about spillage. The Estee Lauder foundation had an open top with no pump which was a little problematic because I always poured a little bit too much product out versus a pump which is pretty much foolproof.

Let me know if you've used these products and what you think, or if you found better products that you love and think I will too! Us beauty fanatics got to stick together! ;)

Gray scarf in picture from: Target Infinity Scarf
Purple & Gray smoky eyeshadow from: Smashbox On the Rocks Palette
Eyeliner: Stila eyeliner in Jet Black
Eyebrows: Anastasia Brow Powder Duo
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  4. i've always sworn by maybelline's mascara but i recently swtiched to benefits and i am so in love! great post btw :)

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