Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Benefit They're Real Push-Up Liner Review

I'm not a massive wearer of eyeliner but I went to Boots the other day as I had decided I wanted a liner.  I'd chosen a Maybelline one and as I was walking to the till I stopped to browse the Benefit counter.  If you know me, you'll know I'm more of a bargain make-up girl than high end stuff but I always enjoy looking at the more expensive stuff.

As I was looking at the Benefit counter a lovely make up / sales lady named Tasha came up and asked if I needed any help.  Now, I'm normally the type of person who would say 'no, no, I'm just browsing, thanks,' but this time I didn't, I found myself replying 'well I'm just looking at getting an eyeliner.' That was all she needed, 'hop up on the chair,' she said and I was instantly at her mercy.  I'd heard about the They're Real Push-Up Liner through blogs and other beauty websites so when she started explaining about it I was instantly impressed.

At £18.50 it's certainly not cheap.  So, is it worth the hype? And the cost? I bought it and been testing it out the last few days and I'm pleased to say, in my opinion, absolutely yes.

If you're not familiar with the product it has been billed as a game-changer that's been 5 years in development.  The first ever lash hugging gel liner in a pen.  It has an Accuflex tip which they claim is soft which an angled tip to draw an easy line, pushes lashes aside so it can get right in close to the lashline and has a wide base for a stable application.

I picked up some little tips from Tasha on the Benefit counter that I think might help you to get great results:

1. Rest your arm or elbow on a table for support to give you more control.
2. Glide the Benefit They're Real Push-Up Liner on the back of your hand before you start to get the gel coming out.
3. You will probably need two clicks.
4. Be quick. As it's a gel it dries really quickly so this could lead to flaking (which is not a good eyeliner look) if you have to go over an area more than once.
5. Go right to the base of your lashes.

Like I said, I'm no eyeliner expert and I did have to practise quite a lot with this before getting it right but I love the look of it.  Some tips that I discovered whilst using it are:

1. Don't go over already applied eyeliner. Oh my goodness how I wish I had taken a photo of the first time I tried to apply this myself! It was flaky. It was lumpy. It was just everything wrong with eyeliner.
2. Remember that this is a gel liner. It's drier than a liquid liner.
3. Have some bloody good make up remover! Once this stuff is on it ain't coming off without a fight. I am yet to find a makeup remover that is good at removing this so if you know one please share it in the comments.
4. A little tip that I picked up from a friend is to keep the little orange plug that comes in the end so you can replace after each use.  It can dry out really quickly so make sure the pen lid is tightly put back on each time.
5. Practise, practise, practise.

Have you tried the liner? I'd love to hear your opinions on it.

Lou Lou Girls

1 comment :

  1. Great review! Pinned. We love having you be a part of our party. I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm. http://loulougirls.blogspot.com/
    Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls


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