The Battle of The Mascaras – Round 2



In Round 2 of The Battle Of The Mascaras, I will be putting “Benefit they’re Real! Mascara” against “MAX FACTOR CLUMP DEFY” Mascara.  As always, to make sure it’s a fair battle, all mascaras will be put through the same tests.  I will only be wearing the mascara and no other eye make up, I’ll always put on 2 coats of each mascara and I won’t curl my eyelashes before applying the mascara, so that it’s very clear to see how the mascara looked on my lashes.  And I’ll always use the same make up remover to take the mascaras off – Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water.   The mascara that wins a particular post will go forward to the next mascara battle and be pitted against the next mascara challenger.The winner of Round 1 was Benefit they’re Real! mascara.





Benefit they’re Real! mascara is on my left eye as you look at the photograph and MAX FACTOR CLUMP DEFY  mascara is on the right eye.


After 1 Coat of Mascara



After 2 Coats of Mascara

20160815_092356MAX FACTOR CLUMP DEFY EXTENSIONS FALSE LASH EFFECT (£11.99 at time of writing post) – On opening the mascara you will find a slightly curved, very short bristle brush with the same size bristles all around the brush.  The mascara has a faint smell to it that’s not offensive.  It went on easily and did not smudge on to the skin around my eyes.  I used the curved inside of the brush for the first application and the outside of the curved brush for the second and final application.

After a few hours – This mascara had come off quite a lot.

Removal – This mascara was removed easily using a cotton pad soaked in Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water,

20160814_150756Benefit they’re Real! (£19.50 at time of writing post) – On opening this mascara you will find a straight brush with fairly short bristles – this mascara doesn’t have an odour.  It went on very easily and with the brush being straight, I found angling the brush to get to my shorter outer lashes easier.  It went on very easily and did not smudge around my eyes.

After a few hours – Stayed on beautifully and hadn’t smudged.

Removal – Came off very quickly and easily using a cotton pad soaked in Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water.



After 8 hours wear.


And the winner is……. Benefit they’re Real!  I took a close look in the “mirror of truth” and after 8 hours wear the Max Factor Clump Defy mascara was OK but no where near as good as the Benefit they’re real! mascara, which was still giving my eyelashes a much fuller look.  At the beginning of the day there didn’t seem too much difference between both mascaras but after 8 hours wear there was a real difference. Whereas in Round 1 there was very little in it between Maybelline Lash Sensational and Benefit they’re Real!, this wasn’t the case in this round and the Benefit mascara was a clear winner.


So the Benefit they’re Real Mascara goes on to the next round!


(This review is based solely on my own personal experience and opinions and I have not had any contact, directly or in-directly, with any companies or any other individual).

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