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


  1. really beautiful products!

  2. Nice products. The foundation looks great on you!

  3. Awesome picks, babe! Everything's just so pretty! xoxo

  4. i've always sworn by maybelline's mascara but i recently swtiched to benefits and i am so in love! great post btw :)

  5. Great Post! XOXO

    Sunita |

  6. I´m using the Benefit mascara too and love it ♥

  7. have a nice weekend!

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