Product Review: 3-pc Benefit Cosmetics "Easy was a Crime" Deluxe Sampler Set

Saturday, January 23, 2016

I recently picked up this Benefit Cosmetics Deluxe Set from Sephora last week. I'm a member of their rewards program, and I got an email that they changed up their rewards. This product was listed under their 250 points rewards, so I went to Sephora to redeem it. When I got there, the product wasn't displayed at the cashier desk in the case under their rewards, but when I asked the cashier about it, they went in the back and got one. Usually the Sephora rewards get picked up super fast, so I would definitely recommend asking someone that works there if they still have a specific reward that you want, because it may just be hidden behind the desk. 

This is the Benefit Cosmetics "Easy was a Crime she was guilty" deluxe sampler set. It retails for $15 at Benefit Cosmetics. You can get this product as a free gift with any $40 Benefit Cosmetics purchase at Ulta, but you can't get it at Sephora anymore under the rewards boutique. You can also buy this set for $24 at Benefit Cosmetics, but the mascara is full sized and the eyeliner and the remover are both fun size minis. 

This set includes sample sizes of products in the They're Real! collection. It has the They're Real! mascara, They're Real! Remover, and They're Real! Push-Up Liner. 

They are all mini sizes, so it is a perfect set to get if you want to try out the products in this collection. The mascara is 3.0 g, the remover is 7.5 mL, and the eyeliner is .10 g. There is definitely more product in the mascara and remover, than there is in the eyeliner, but you can still get a few uses out of it to see if you like it.

They're Real! Mascara

I really like this mascara! The mascara wand has plastic bristles for lengthening your eyelashes and picks up a lot of product with one pump. I had to wipe off the excess mascara around the tip of the wand, because a lot of product piles up there. It didn't add a lot of volume to my lashes, which is what I really like, but with one coat of mascara, it added A LOT of length! Usually when I put on mascara, I have to add a lot of coats to really lengthen my lashes, but this mascara works wonders! The domed tip of the mascara wand is supposed to fan out your corner lashes, and if you hold it vertically and stroke upward, it is supposed to curl and separate your lashes. I found that this mascara did separate my lashes, but didn't add volume. The mascara is very black and intense and has a more wet formula. Since it has a more wet formula, it takes a few minutes longer to dry and can get a little messy if you aren't careful enough. I would definitely recommend this product to anyone with short lashes that wants extra length without having to apply layers of coats. The full version of this product retails for about $24 at Benefit Cosmetics, and I think it's worth every penny! Pictures of me with this mascara are down below.

They're Real Push-Up Liner


I'm a huge fan of this gel eyeliner, because it's hard to use, and I don't really like the applicator. This is a matte gel black eyeliner, and it's also waterproof. The formula is very dark and matte, but I don't like the applicator, because it makes it difficult to apply the eyeliner. You take off the orange plastic part and squeeze the base of the tip, to push the gel liner to the tip. In the full size version of this liner, you twist the base to get the product to come out. When I used this product, little black chunks of eyeliner kept falling out and landing on my face, because it wouldn't apply smoothly to my eye. The plastic applicator moved around a lot and I couldn't get a straight line that was close to my eyelash line. The full version of this product retails for $24 at Benefit Cosmetics, and I won't be spending that much money on the full size of this product. I much rather prefer to use a pencil eyeliner or a gel eyeliner with an eyeliner brush to get a more accurate and defined line.

Pictures with Mascara & Eyeliner



They're Real! Remover

This remover works pretty well, and got off all my eye makeup. It looks like a cream or lotion, but once you rub it over your eyes, it will get everything off. It didn't hurt my eyes or irritate them at all. This product worked really well, however I don't think it would be worth paying $18 for at Benefit Cosmetics for the full size version. I use coconut oil to take off my makeup, and I think it works just as well or even better than this remover.

Thanks for reading! I hope it helped you!

Disclaimer: All thoughts, opinions and photos are mine :)

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