They’re Real Dupe

Morning All

I’m sure most of us have tried or at least heard of the legendary They’re Real. L and I are both fans of the mascara and Benefit in general. I’m so skint at the moment but so always after an alternative to my high end items work as well. As I was applying my Bourjois Fan-tastic Volume mascara the other day I realised it gave similar results. On the photos below TR is the eye with They’re Real on and FV is the eye with Fan-tastic Volume on.

Here is one coat of each.


After one coat Fan-Tastic Volume hasn’t added much volume but has really lengthened my lashes. They’re Real has added more volume and darker the lash line more.


After two coats Fan-Tastic volume starts to add volume and really thicken the lashes. They’re really has added more volume at the lash line.


This shows how messy the eyes get. I find I always get mascara along my lash line.


After three coat Fan-Tastic volume really looks great. It completely separates the lashes and adds volume without clumping. With They’re Real I think three coats is too much for my taste persoanlly and looks clumpy.


This picture really shows the difference in the length they add to the lashes. It’s not the best quality as it’s from my front facing camera. Sorry


I will say I think my They’re Real has only been open a few weeks so is still a little wet but I can say I now definitely prefer the Bourjois version. It adds so much length and volume to my lashes and doesn’t clump. I do prefer it when it’s been open a few weeks but for me this is the way with all mascaras. At £9.99 it’s cheaper and it’s a lot easier to remove!

Here is the original review of Fan-Tastic Volume. L has reviewed They’re Real here. You can see They’re Real on my lashes here and here.

Are you a They’re Real fan? Would you consider this dupe?

Love M


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  1. Sophie Rose Hearts
    June 3, 2014 / 9:57 am

    The bourjois version looks AMAZING. Great find, thanks for sharing!Sophie x

  2. Leanne Cornelius
    June 3, 2014 / 8:23 pm

    Great comparison, the Bourjois mascara does look good and it so much cheaper! xLeanne – A Slice of My Life

  3. Beauty Bird
    June 4, 2014 / 6:03 am

    Can't believe how much longer your lashes look with the Bourjois one, amazing! xx

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