I am so reluctantly writing this post - because it's about an eyeliner I have so, so many problems with. Some of you might know I've been trying as many eyeliners as humanly possible in order for me to judge which one works best for me and competes best against my watery eyes and I was hoping I'd find a hidden gem. Instead, I found that an eyeliner I have so many issues with came out on top and so, reluctantly, I'm telling you about my favourite waterproof eyeliner out of all of the ones that I tried; so, here's my review of the They're Real Push-Up Liner (the black one - I'm not a heathen).
This is hella expensive at £18.50 and to be honest, it's an eyeliner I've tried before and just not had much love for. We've all read the reviews of how dry this is, how crumbly, how hard it is to apply and how hard it can be to remove and to be honest, I agree with a lot of those things - it is dry sometimes, it does crumble off, it's a pain to apply and it is near impossible to remove some nights; but that doesn't take away from the fact that it's definitely one of the best eyeliners out of the ones that I tested (I know guys, I know - I'm sorry, okay?)
Now this is near impossible to put on, the flex tip is meant to make it easier to get closer to your lash line but to me it just seems like a entire unnecessary drama and it doesn't get as close to my lashes as I might like, and I've found that you have to run the excess product across your hand in order to stop yourself putting too much on and so you can waste a lot of product getting it to the right amount of product. On top of that you need to really scrub to get it off and quite often I wake up with it still at my lash line (or as close as I could get in any case). You might be reading this and thinking, but Sam, you just told me that this is your favourite eyeliner and all you've done is slag it off. I'm getting there, okay?
It is a pain - it's a pain to get right and it's a pain to wing out and generally, it's just an absolute knob of a product; but, once it's there - it's pretty damn amazing. I feel so reluctant to admit that I love this - but I do; I love that I don't mind about rubbing at my eyes, I love that it doesn't matter how windy it is or how much my eyes water this will stay put. I will gladly suffer extra time in the morning putting this on because I know that, when it comes to the end of the day, I won't have had to reapply at all no matter what's gone on. It's a pain in the arse, but there's no denying that Benefit They're Real has become my favourite eyeliner for a day long wing.
So reluctantly, it's a thumbs up from me to Benefit's They're Real Push-Up Liner. Not the best eyeliner to ever happen to the world, but definitely the longest lasting and it's not one to be sniffed at.
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