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Benefit Cosmetics They're Real! Gel Eyeliner Pen
6 varieties available

Benefit Cosmetics They're Real! Gel Eyeliner Pen

BY BENEFIT COSMETICS

3.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars32%
  • 4 Stars25%
  • 3 Stars20%
  • 2 Stars13%
  • 1 Star10%
3.55 / 5 based on 6,739 Reviews

Product Description

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

Ingredients:

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/A

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Benefit Cosmetics They're Real! Gel Eyeliner Pen
Benefit Cosmetics They're Real! Gel Eyeliner Pen
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PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS
  • "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
April L.
Tarpon Spgs, FL
83 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Blue more...
I got this from a friend who works with Benefit, and she started with “Not many people can use this, but you’re amazing at your eyeliner so I’m sure you’ll get it”... I should’ve taken that as a warning instead of laughing lol

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.
Kat J.
San Antonio, TX
555 reviews
Review for: Black, Other more...
So, this eyeliner has a lot of controversy. You either hate it, or you love it. I guess I’m somewhere in the middle because I do like it quite a bit, but it’s not my favorite. I’ve received deluxe samples over the years and use them every time.

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.
Sarah K.
30 reviews
Review for: Black more...
Ok for the price, this is not my favorite. I only bought this once, and would not again. Every time I open it, a bunch of product has bunched up to the top that I have to wipe of and waste or it will come off on my eye in a big clump. Once I’ve cleaned it off, it’s very difficult to figure out what the correct amount to push up is. Too much, and it comes off in a big clump and you can’t even finish it. To little and you get spotty eyeliner or none at all. I bought this, and honestly have been wearing no eyeliner instead of wrestle with this. On special occasions I always think: “hmm, maybe I’ll try again.” And it’s always a mistake. Run from this product. There are plenty of great products benefit offers. This is not one of them.
Gladys R.
48 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Black more...
I was so excited when I bought this eyeliner but was disappointed when it dried out after a month or so. I didn't use it all the time but made sure to always put the lid back on. The application process was amazing at first but when it started drying became crumbly and annoying to use. I don't think the life of this product is worth what I paid so I do not recommend it. [product:benefit-cosmetics-they're-real!-gel-eyeliner-pen]
Haley R.
78 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: Black more...
Great idea, poor execution. The pen is easily jammed up and incredibly difficult to apply. The pen has a rubber tip with a small slit for the makeup to come out of. To make the product “easier” to apply, the rubber tip is flexible so it can easily glide with the motion of the shape you’re going for. But because that tip is a soft, flexible rubber, you can’t push too harshly or you’ll just get eyeliner everywhere. If you like the clean look of liquid eyeliner, but struggle to apply it, I highly recommend a felt tip eyeliner pen, not this.
Nava S.
222 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: Black (matte) more...
Okay, so the color is just great! I love very dark eyeliner and appreciated how black this was- almost like a jet black. This is definitely waterproof- it’s actually hard to wash off w/o a certain type of makeup remover, so make sure to keep that in mind before purchasing. I don’t use this eyeliner that often because I just don’t like the application of it. I like to stick to my liquid eyeliners with skinny tipped brushes.
Kristina F.
Mount Holly, NC
126 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Black, Purple more...
For the first week or two it works good.  It dries up in the tube so quickly, and falls out like pieces of clay.  As applying, you lose a good bit of the eyeliner because it just falls apart.  Once applied, it dries out in a few hours and looks crumbly.  I think it is pretty and looks good on the eyes for an hour- but it is not a great all day liner and it is difficult to remove.
Nika C.
Minneapolis, MN
13 reviews
Review for: Black more...
I really like this eyeliner. If you're looking for a bold look, this will definitely give it to you. You have to practice a little bit to get the wing right but for the most part, it's easy to apply and reasonably priced. The only thing I didn't like about it is that it would sometimes smudge at the ends which is odd because when I try to take my makeup off, it's kind of hard to remove. 
Crystal M.
Orland , CA
148 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Black (matte) more...
I hate these! Every single one I have bought or been given has been completely dried out. And they’re impossible to use. When I squeeze them to get product out nothing happens. There is not twist here bottom like the big sized one. These are a complete waste of money purely because of the packaging. The formula of the product is great but this travel size one really needs to be repackaged.
Nina B.
Kentucky
37 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Black (matte) more...
Old favorite. I used to love this product when it came out, repurchased about three times until I realized it wasn’t worth the price tag. It’s just a patchy gel eyeliner with a pretty cool applicator tip but the applicator either doesn’t give product or it comes out all at once. This picture is a usual occurrence of just opening the cap and a lot of product has came out of the tube
Yanira S.
Chicago, IL
52 reviews
Is this a good product for people that can't do the winged liner?
galina G.
3 reviews
I found this eyeliner difficult to apply, is there a special way to apply it I'm not aware of?
Jen G.
9 reviews
Is this kind of like liquid liner? I like the pencils, but prefer the liquid liner, this looks like it's the best of both worlds?
K I.
16 reviews
Is it really worth it ?
Laura M.
Doral, FL
100 reviews
Is this liner long lasting?

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