Benefit They’re Real! Push-Up Liner

Benefit They're Real! Push-Up Liner review and swatch
Benefit They're Real! Push-Up Liner review and swatch
Benefit They're Real! Push-Up Liner review and swatch
Benefit They're Real! Push-Up Liner review and swatch

Benefit They’re Real! Push-Up Liner: Sample size (Full size is £18.50)


I did get a sample of this in the Elle December issue and am so glad I have a sample otherwise I would have wasted my money. This is definitely one of the most hyped up product of the year. In a way, I can see why. The general idea is brilliant but using this was a different story.

As this was a sample, I had to squeeze to get the product out but in the full size product, you would have to twist a dial instead. There was a lot of waste product if I had squeezed too much. Using this on the eye was actually a lot harder than it looks. It dragged the skin and I was paranoid incase I may have any premature wrinkles (crazy I know). There isn’t really much flexibility I feel as compared to the brush on the MAC Liquidlast or a standard eyeliner brush. Maybe I’m not use to it or the rubber tip is a tad stiff for my liking. Using it to draw a straight, clean line flick was probably the easiest thing to do whereas the rest of the eye was a mess.

The gel is a matte, blackest black from one swipe which I like. It has a good drying time. This is long lasting which is very surprising to me, day to night. My eyelid oils does start to eat this up at some point of the day but the eyeliner doesn’t smudge until I rub my eye or just touch it. The removal process was easy, using my usual remover. I have noticed it flakes too. Never a good thing.

I personally wouldn’t purchase the full-size product. A very time consuming product and a gimmick. I’m sticking the HG, MAC Liquidlast.

Have you tried this eyeliner before?


  1. 22nd December 2014 / 11:30 pm

    I've had both the sample and the full size product, and whilst it's pretty tricky, the full size version is impressive. It gets so close to the lash line, is so dark black and lasts all day and night! It's definitely a love or hate product!
    Love Lucinda xx

  2. Hayley Warren
    22nd December 2014 / 11:42 pm

    I've had the sample size of this too and I really wasn't impressed. I've heard the full sized is so much better though.

  3. Rachel Simpson
    23rd December 2014 / 12:37 am

    I've tried this and I'm not keen, I much prefer a felt liner or the Bobbi Brown gel liner! xo

  4. Angeline Lee
    23rd December 2014 / 2:30 am

    I bought this many months ago when it first came out and it smudged, so I didn't like it very much and I think I'll stick to Stila!

  5. Vivian Yuen
    23rd December 2014 / 9:02 am

    I'm not sure I like this either, it sounds good, but the way it dispenses the product is so wasteful and blobby??? (if that makes sense…)

    LIVE . IN . LOVE ✞


  6. Ying
    23rd December 2014 / 9:28 am

    I use the Maybelline version which is a bit more inexpensive. I tend to dispense a bit of product on the back of my hand first and then use the applicator to 'press' onto my eyelid to create the line~

    It is a bit of a hassle, but I find that the maybelline one lasts so long and totally budge proof when you allow it to dry. Don't think I will try the benefit one any time soon as it is a bit expensive. Lovely review, I hope you have a nice day~ ♥

    Ying | *Yingcbeauty*

    X x X x X

  7. Marie Sanderson
    23rd December 2014 / 10:44 am

    Hi , I also got this free with my mag and i'll be honest it just didn't work for me.I was so disappointed I only bought the mag for this sample. Thank god I didn't pay full price lol. xox

  8. Esha
    23rd December 2014 / 1:07 pm

    Shame that it flakes!

  9. Kelly McKenny
    23rd December 2014 / 1:40 pm

    I've heard such mixed reviews of this! A few people have said they didn't like it to begin with but it grew on them – but that's still a big risk for an expensive product!

  10. Laura - Alagoz
    23rd December 2014 / 2:03 pm

    Some people really like it and some don't and its the reason why I haven't bought it. I don't want expensive liner, which can flake on me :/ Thanks for sharing! x

    Pink Frenzy

  11. Sophie Pocock
    23rd December 2014 / 4:18 pm

    This size is cute! I have full size, was a little disappointed mine wasn't as easy to use as I thought it would be.


  12. beautyqueenuk
    23rd December 2014 / 4:34 pm

    I bought it because I wanted to try it, but I found it to be a bit of a faff x

  13. Lovelyladyjb
    23rd December 2014 / 5:09 pm

    Hmm, I have never tried it but this post makes me curious to do so!

  14. Julie Bardoe
    24th December 2014 / 12:10 pm

    I reviewed this just after it came out and it wasn't a good review, in fact I went and got a refund as the product is awful! It crumbled on my eyes and as I'm someone who has never struggled with applying eyeliner, this was not easy! Thank you for your honest review x

  15. Nicole Cheng
    26th December 2014 / 10:31 am

    I was lucky to be given a sample of this, because I ended up disliking it too. It flaked and it was easy to remove even though people were always like 'it's really difficult to remove this eyeliner!!'

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