June 26, 2014

Benefit They’re Real Push-Up Liner - Review

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you will know that the sultry look is my signature look and hardly ever wear eyeliner. I just prefer the softer Smokey eye to a sophisticated winged liner, but I know that lot of you are a lover of a Cat Eye. In all fairness it is not an easy look to achieve, you need a steady hand to draw a straight line and also it proves quite a challenge to get the wings equally on both sides, Don’t you just hate it it when one flick is perfect and you just can’t get the other eye to match!  But when I heard that Benefit came up with a new product, the They’re Real Push-Up Liner, the first ever lash-hugging gel liner pen, I was excited.  And it is a really genius idea that they came up with, or you could say revolutionary, as there is nothing similar on the market. It’s basically a pen that you twist at the bottom to dispense product through a flat tip applicator. It also has included a makeup lesson how to apply the liner.

Here are my first impressions of "They're Real" Push-Up Eyeliner by BeneFit, the good and the bad.


Pigment - it’s a very pigmented matte black.

 Applicator - The tip is very soft and flexible and non- irritating. The pointed tip also helps to create makes it easy to do a cat eye.

Longevity - This is the longest lasting eye-liner I've ever used; I applied it in the morning, went to work, went to a boxing class, and at 9 p.m the eyeliner is exactly how it was when I applied it this morning. Magic wand indeed.

Freshness – As the gel liner is in the pen and it’s not exposed to air, it won’t dry out quickly as some gel eyeliner in the pot do. I am looking at you, Bobbi Brown! Ah, is there anything better than a fresh, smooth gel eyeliner that just glides on your lid like butter? Nope, I didn’t think so.

Convenience – You don’t need a brush to apply the product that means handy for hand bags and travels and saves you to wash the brush… obviously.


Wastage – The tip dispenses either too much or too little product, but it's really hard to get just the right amount. Or maybe is it just user error?

Application - It applies unevenly on my lids, parts of my line looked dried out and some other parts lighter. Also when I applied a second coat, the formula got cakey and started to crumble.

 Removal – the downside of using a long-lasting product is taking it all off in the evening. Benefit developed The Remover, which is meant to remove both, the They’re Real mascara and Push-Up Liner and is priced at €19.50.  But really you can also use any oil-based eyemakup remover or just a plain ol' olive oil.

I will be honest and say that there is a bit of a learning curve in learning to use this eyeliner. You really have to be super quick as it really dries so quickly, there really is not much room for mistakes. Also keep in mind that you also have to wipe off the tip before you put it away so that it doesn't clog up. If you are makeup artist, this one might not be for you, and that’s just not for the sanitary reasons, I would say an eye definer brush and pot gel eyeliner do a better and a neater job. I might buy again just for its freshness and convenience though.

They’re Real Push-Up Liner and Eye Makeup Remover will be available from 28th June 2014 in Irelands Department stores.

Have you tried the They’re Real Push-Up Liner yet? Tell me whatcha ya think!

xxx Marina

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  1. this is such an interesting liner! I need to go check it out at the counter, you look gorgeous x

    LilynotLouise | Beauty and Food

    1. Its defo worth the try :) Ask the sales assistant if you can apply it yourself, that way you will know if you are comfortable with it. x Marina


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