Buying cosmetics – you either love it or hate it.

There are so many products/brands to choose from – it can be overwhelming if you don’t know what you are looking for.

So,  we want to start doing more product reviews on the blog. Hopefully by sharing products we’ve tried or use and love might make a trip to the cosmetic aisle a little easier.


If you’re short on time in the morning and only have time to do one thing – pick mascara. It will make your eyes pop and make your lashes look fuller. Plus if you’re not a makeup person – this is a safe choice because it is easy to apply and understated.

I have been using They’re Real! Lengthening Mascara by Benefit for over a year.  It has now replaced the other mascaras in my makeup drawer for everyday use. It’s a little pricey but totally worth it.

I use the color Beyond Black but it also comes in Beyond Brown and Beyond Blue.


Why do I like it?

It doesn’t rub off during the day, it makes my lashes look thicker and it doesn’t irritate my eyes, which my last mascara did.  I also love the brush – it doesn’t clump the mascara, the bristles separate my lashes nicely and you can use the tip of to get at the tiniest little lashes that are difficult to get at. It’s quick and easy to use. No fuss and no muss.

How do you apply it?

First I use my lash curler to set the shape. Then I apply the mascara starting at the base of the lash – holding the brush lengthwise – wriggling the brush up and away. When I want to play up my eyes even more, I fan out the corner of my lashes with the tip of the brush.

Where can you get it?

Sephora at Bayshore Shopping Centre.