Benefit Cosmetics They're Real! Gel Eyeliner Pen
This Matte Black Gel Formula Is Waterproof And Won’t Smudge, Budge Or Dry Out For 24 Hours*. The Innovative Soft Accuflex™ Tip Hugs Your Lashline From Corner To Corner...The Closer The Line, The Bigger The Eye!
91% Said It Was Longwearing
88% Said It Hugged The Lashline
84% Said Eyes Looked Visibly Larger
Results Observed In A Consumer Panel Survey On 32 Women After 2 Weeks
Isododecane, Dextrin Palmitate, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Aluminum Hydroxide, Silica. [+/: Ci 19140 (Yellow 5, Yellow 5 Lake), Ci 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), Ci 77007 (Ultramarines), Ci 77163 (Bismuth Oxychloride), Ci 77288 (Chromium Oxide Greens), Ci 77289 (Chromium Hydroxide Green), Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77510 (Ferric Ferrocyanide, Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide), Ci 77742 (Manganese Violet), Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide)]. N‚å∞ 08395/Asee more...
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- "I'm the type of girl that wings out her liner nearly everyday. This product makes it super easy and quick for me to do. The flexible tip takes some getting used to, but once you do, it's amazing. The pen-like design makes it easy to control. The formula itself doesn't budge throughout the day. The only down side to this is the liner takes awhile to get to the tip, so sometimes I go overboard with the twists and too much product comes out. Oops. Overall, it's definitely worth the buy." in 607 reviews
- "Love this liner. As someone who is absolutely horrible at using liners. this is super easy to use, makes even, perfect wings/cat eyes a cinch, and glides on with pretty much no effort, as well as being super black. It is long lasting, and looks good on its own or with additional black liquid liner on top. I usually only use other liners to touch it up." in 403 reviews
- "The They're Real! Gel Eyeliner is personally my holy grail product. I cannot go a day without this product. It made my eyeliner routine so easy and quick in the morning. Love it!" in 340 reviews
First of all, the color is very pretty! I Was excited to see how I could incorporate this dark blue into some looks! Now, there’s a spinning click-er at the bottom of the liner that you rotate to push product up. Once you screw off the cap, there’s an angled rubber piece that the product comes out of (it bends the more you push down too, which can make for an inconsistent product placement). You can see the product kind of comes out straight rather than adhering to the angled shape... with that in mind... when you try to make a line (as if you were trying to line your eyes), the product comes out and runs so inconsistently it’s annoying. It’s like you push down (light or hard; I’ve tried both ways and it’s still inconsistent), and it’s clumped in the beginning with product and as you slide, it’s just streaky! No one wants that when trying to do eyeliner. It’s like you’re wasting product trying to cover what should’ve been a nice easy line to make. I’ve managed to make a pigmented eyeliner look, but it took some maneuvering when using the product and concealer to clean up what WASNT a sharp line I was going for! There’s just much much better liners out there than this.... But if you can get this product to look nice, it doesn’t budge! So that’s a plus!
I just don’t really recommend personally!
* Reference pictures. I have to click a minimum of 3 times at least to get a small dab of product out. Second picture is a couple clicks, just to show how the product comes out of the pen odd. First picture is a couple test lines to show the consistency. Even if I did a small amount of product, the lines were thin and streaky, so you’d have to go over them again to lay down more pigment. Some of the lines I used more product on but the lines still started in one clump and then slide into inconsistency.
This is a very pigmented gel liner that glides on pretty easily and doesn’t budge all day long. So that was really nice, knowing that my eyeliner wasn’t going anywhere all day. That also means it’s a little difficult to take off at the end of the day (unless you use Benefit Cosmetics They're Real! Remover). But that wasn’t a dealbreaker for me. You click the bottom of the tube and it dispenses just a small amount out of the angled tip. I liked how easy it was to apply, although I didn’t find it super convenient for a winged eyeliner look because I’m so used to using a brush tip for a crisp line.
Here’s where my opinion of the product wavers,... It can dry out if you don’t use it regularly. It doesn’t always glide so easily depending on how the tube is dispensing that day. It works great for a bold matte eyeliner (both in brown and black), but it has a couple of small flaws that make me hesitate before buying. So try it out for yourself,... See which group of people you belong to. The ones who hate it, or the ones who love it. Once you know which side you’re on, you’ll either never touch this Benefit product again or you’ll buy it all the time. Just see for yourself.
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