I'm so sorry if you love Benefit They're Real but I just don't get why people love this mascara when I just don't at all. I tend to prefer fibre wands but sometimes I do like plastic wands so it's not like I'm prejudiced against them. I like L'Oréal Telescopic for example but I just feel like They're Real was so over-hyped and I was let down. I find that the problem with this mascara is that it clumped all my lashes together and it ended up looking like I had about five fat lashes which isn't the look I go for surprisingly. Luckily I didn't actually ever buy the mascara, I just had a sample size.
I need to point out that this isn't awful, it defintely isn't the worst mascara I've ever tried. The issue with this really is just how much hype there has been surrounding it. I also don't doubt that this mascara works for other people but I just believe there are much better mascaras out there. As I said in the opening paragraph, I just found this to clump my lashes together a bit and what I look for in a mascara is something that gives length but also thickens my lashes individually rather than making them all stick together.
Now because this wasn't a mascara I really got along with, I am going to recommend one that I do love. The full size of Benefit They're Real is $23 or £19.50 and one I think is much better is the Clinique High Impact Extreme Volume Mascara which comes in at $19.50 or £17, which is not only cheaper but in my opinion about ten times better. It also has a plastic brush but it doesn't clump my lashes together and it also makes my lashes look a lot more voluminous.