Available this month is the new Benefit They’re Real! Dual Purpose Tinted Lash Primer ($24 US/$31 CAD). This multipurpose product can be worn as a mascara primer to boost length and lash separation, or it can be worn alone for naturally soft and defined mink brown lashes.
I’m not really sure if I noticed a big difference using this with my Benefit They’re Real! Mascara, as I love that mascara and consider it pretty much perfect as is for everyday natural volume and definition with amazing separation. It does contain Provitamin B5 to condition the lashes which may make it a worthy addition to your mascara routine. Where I find the Tinted Lash Primer really excels is solo as an amazing “no makeup makeup” mascara. The mink brown shade offers natural definition to the eye that is very flattering. It is the perfect product for light blondes who find black mascaras too harsh. It can be really tricky finding a great true brown mascara that isn’t brown-black.
The Custom ExtraFlex brush is designed to move with your lashes for optimal separation. I don’t know about you but I think lash separation is one of my top priorities when it comes to any mascara product.
The really handy thing is you can wear the Benefit They’re Real Lash Primer during the day for a natural look and then layer black mascara over it in the evening for more drama. It is so soft and light on the lashes that layering over the dry product won’t cause any clumping or flaking, which is often the result when attempting to layer on more mascara later in the day.
Below are before and after swatches of one coat of They’re Real Tinted Primer followed by the primer with one coat of They’re Real Mascara on top.
Do you use a lash primer? Do you find yourself searching for the perfect natural brown mascara?
Product provided for my consideration. All reviews are always my own honest and unbiased opinions.