Two Ways to Win a Tube of Benefit They’re Real Mascara (Before It Arrives in Stores)

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  • WINNER: The giveaway is closed now, and the winner is Veronika! Congratulations, Veronika! If you entered but didn’t win this time around, keep trying, and click here to enter any ongoing giveaways before you jet. :)

Not the type of gal who likes to wait (neither am I)? Well, here’s your chance to win the newest member of the Benefit team before it launches next month.

Jet black They’re Real mascara promises beyond-belief (ala, “Yes, they’re real. Thank you for asking.”) length, separation, curl hold, volume and lift — basically, the whole shebang if you like big, bold lashes.

I like it, particularly the dark, rich color and multi-function brush. The staggered bristles do seem to help it in the volume department, and the spiky tip is pretty good for detailed work. I think the finished lash look actually resembles the one I get from MAC Studio Fix BoldBlack Mascara — jet black and lightweight, yet it looks thick, with a moderate increase in length, coupled, however, with a slight tendency to relax the curl from my lash curler.

If you’d like to preview a tube before it officially hits stores, read on, Benefit babe!

A Makeup and Beauty Blog Giveaway!

Ready for Benefit brows?

One lucky lady (or gent) will win:

  • One (1) tube of Benefit They’re Real Mascara (a $22 value) before it launches in-stores this July

Two coats leave my lashes looking thick and dark, and it stays put all day long without flaking or smudging. On top of that, it remains easy to remove.

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Before (top) and after two coats (bottom)


Before (left) and after two coats (right)

  • There are two ways to enter, and you can do both of them for two chances to win. First, you can enter by leaving a comment at the bottom of this post, a comment about anything at all, like, what was the very first mascara you ever tried? What do you look for in a mascara? Have you ever accidentally sent an email to the wrong person? How many plants do you have in your house? Who’s going to win the Stanley Cup? — you get the idea.
  • Second, you can enter by following me on twitter Twitter @karenmbb and retweeting (RT) the following message:
    • Follow @karenmbb and RT to Win a Tube of Benefit They’re Real Mascara http://bit.ly/k6TUua

  • The deadline to enter is Friday, June 10, 2011 at 11:59PM (PT).
  • Entrants must enter using a valid email address and/or Twitter account to win.
  • A maximum of two (2) entries per person — one within the comments at the bottom of this post, and a second entry via Twitter addressed to me @karenmbb.
  • Contest is open to individuals of any country who have reached the age of majority according to their local laws (18 in the United States with these exceptions: Alabama and Nebraska, 19; Mississippi, 21).
  • Tabs and I (heretofore referred to as “T-Money and K-Dawg”) will select one (1) winner at random from the entries either left in the comments at the bottom of this blog post or addressed to @karenmbb on Twitter.
  • The winner will be announced here within 48 hours of the deadline.
  • Void where prohibited by law.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

  • WINNER: The giveaway is closed now, and the winner is Veronika! Congratulations, Veronika! If you entered but didn’t win this time around, keep trying, and click here to enter any ongoing giveaways before you jet. :)

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  1. Meha says:

    i’m starting rumba today woohoo wish me luck

  2. debbie s says:

    happy happy b day!!

  3. Nathalie says:

    A make up addict never can have too much mascara’s! ;)

  4. Fayeth says:

    I’d love to try this! I fell victim to the Diorshow hype but it’s not what I hoped for.

  5. colleen b says:

    i usually use volumizing and curling mascaras, because my lashes are already very long but they’re extremely stray and not as many of them/as thick as i’d like them.

  6. Katie says:

    I <3 benefit and can't wait to try this! fantastic!

  7. Jade says:

    I inherited my mom’s asian eye lashes. They’re short and stick straight out, so I always have to use a lash curler!

  8. Julia says:

    I just bought Benefit’s Girl Meets Pearl a couple of days ago. I love the smell. It smells just like bubble gum.

  9. Valeria says:

    my very first mascara was maybelline’s great lash in clear. it was terrible, but it did work nicely on my brows.
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  10. linna says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY KAREN!
    I just want to look fabulous for your birthday. Guess benefit mascara would help ;)

  11. Kristina says:

    First mascara was probably one of my Mom’s Lancome or Este Lauder’s :)

  12. Radhika says:

    I loved the look of that brush….and the eye pics…so it would be fun to try this one :)

  13. Jane says:

    I look for mascaras that have good staying power since I have Asian eyelashes… My lashes tend to uncurl after applying mascara =\

  14. Beth says:

    Enter me, please!

  15. Olivia C says:

    The very first mascara I tried was a NYC one I bought in middle school. Nearly poked my eye out as I tried to put it on. (:

  16. Lucia says:

    I think my very first tube of mascara was from Clinique…I think it’s the lash separating one? It’s pretty old

  17. wendy says:

    Happy birthday Karen!
    love the look of the brush!

  18. My first mascara was Maybelline’s Great Lash.
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  19. i think i first tried maybelline great lash
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  20. Rachel says:

    I have one plant in my house, it’s a venus fly trap named Lord of the Flies

  21. Amber says:

    Yo Tabs — there’s extra gravy in it for you if you ‘randomly’ pick me!

  22. Alison says:

    I’m pretty sure the first mascara I ever tried was Maybelline Great Lash (the one in the pink and green tube).

  23. alyssa says:

    its very embarassing to send someone an email or text you didn’t mean for them to get.haaa it happens to me alot. My first mascara was covergirl.

  24. Carol says:

    I think the first mascara I ever tried was Maybelline Great Lash in junior high. It gave me the worst raccoon eyes XD

  25. AAJ83 says:

    I want volume :)

  26. aclearcutsign says:

    Maybelline Great Lash was my first mascara (I think?)…and I still like it!

  27. tiffany says:

    Hope this is good, asian eyelashes are hard to make thick and curly

  28. gina says:

    the first mascara i’ve ever tried?! i don’t even remember. i did a lot of performing arts things growing up, but was too young to have my own makeup, so i probably played around with my mom’s… i’m guessing it was lancome or estee lauder or something like that…….. back in the ’90s haha

    i can’t even remember the first tube i ever bought for MYSELF! geez long ago! maybe a diorshow? i like covergirl’s lash blast though, so i wonder if benefit’s they’re real could replace that!

  29. Farah says:

    Happy Birthday! :D I have 2 plants!

  30. Nikki Nikita says:

    I tend to look for mascaras that are inexpensive because they never last very long

  31. Mari says:

    Would love to try this! thanks for the opportunity!

  32. Vijaya says:

    I don’t actually know what the Stanley Cup is.
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  33. Shannon says:

    Yay mascara! Yay birthdays! :)

  34. Ashley says:

    I am REALLY excited to try out this mascara! (I am a bit of an addict…)

  35. Laura Walker says:

    I love a mascara that is volumizing!

  36. I currently have one plant, a sprout of a sunflower that my daughter & I planted like 4 days ago!

  37. Sandra says:

    I’m graduating tomorrow!

  38. Rochelle says:

    The first mascara I ever tried was Revlon Beyond Natural. :)
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  39. jess says:

    My current favorite mascara is Benefit’s BADgal Lash Mascara. Love it! I bet I’d love this one too. Have you used BADgal? How does this compare to that?

  40. Stephanie says:

    My HG mascara these days is by blinc…wonder if I should venture out and try some of the new ones recently released…
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  41. Sunny says:

    I love Buxom mascara:)

  42. Jessi says:

    Right now I’m using Tarte’s Lights, Camera, Lashes mascara and loving it. I’ve been wearing it 9 hours today so far and I have taken a nap and sweat a lot, and it still looks perfect. No smudging or flaking, yay!
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  43. Tanya^^ says:

    Oh, this mascara reminds me the one from No.7 extravagant something)))) would love to try it)))
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  44. elisia says:

    love the falsies and voluminous!!!!!

  45. Bethany says:

    My personal favorite is LashBlast Fusion. I tried the regular LashBlast in waterproof and didn’t like it as much- that stuff was nearly impossible to remove! I swear I was finding black eye goop for three or four days after “removing” it!

  46. Laura says:

    YAY! YAY! YAY! A mascara givaway!! :S I spent more time deciding what kind of mascara I’d go for than anything else! I looove Diorshow Extase but the formula has change so badly in no more than two months, sad! Kisses!!

  47. Andrea says:

    Jet black is wat I like so much. Great lash was my very first one

  48. Lindsey says:

    Oooh, I hope I win! I want to try that mascara!

  49. Cristina says:

    I’d love to have something from Benefit!! :P

  50. Kristen says:

    Vancouvers going to win the cup!!!! :)))

  51. Sara says:

    My mascara needs to be waterproof, above all else! :)

  52. Beth says:

    I love trying new mascaras – I tend to have 4 different tubes open at the same time. Would love to try this one!

    • Nadia A. says:

      I do the same thing. I always use more than one mascara during a three month period. I am currently using Cover Girl Lash Blast (Orange tube), L’Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black and Revlon Grow Luscious Mascaras. I throw out my mascaras every three month. So next week, I will open four new tubes of mascara. :D

  53. Jennifer says:

    Happy Birthday! Wishing you well and many more to spend with Tabs ;) My first Mascara was Maybelliene

  54. Patricia says:

    i’d really like to win!

  55. Mary Cris says:

    Wooooohhoooo birhtday contest ;)

  56. Lucia says:

    Happy birthday Karen!!!!
    My first ever mascara was one from Stila, probably major lash???? don’t remember. I like mascaras that don’t smudge.
    A hug!

  57. Lillie says:

    Got my BB TSV today!

  58. Yining says:

    Finished my last tube of mascara a year ago and want another one. Yayyyy

  59. Emily says:

    Right now I’m using MAC Opulash, but would LOVE to try this one!!

  60. voodoogirl says:

    i need a good reliable mascara. hope i win :p

  61. Lisa S. says:

    Ohhhh my first mascara? I can’t remember what it was called (remember I’m olllllldddd!) It was either covergirl or maybelline and I think it was a slim white tube with a gold collar between the top and the body.

    Oooo I just did a image search and it was Maybelline ultra Lash! It had a white body with a gold top.
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  62. Katie says:

    I’m still looking for my mascara soulmate, something creamy and dreamy that doesn’t flake, clump, or wear out!

  63. Lindsey says:

    I use my regular mascara and follow it up with waterproof mascara…no more flaking at the end of the day and comes off easily!

  64. Thao To says:

    Happy birthday Karen!

  65. Kylee says:

    im soooooooooooooo excited about this mascara and i want it!!!!!!! ill admit, im a major mascara junkie!

  66. Sara says:

    The first mascara I have ever tried was Clinique. Not so much of a fan anymore, though, so I am on the market for something new! Thanks Karen!

  67. I’ve been hearing so much about this mascara – It’s on my wish list for sure (sadly it’s bout 200 products long sooooo) I’d LOVE to try this out! Lovin the blog!

  68. Linnea says:

    I hope you have a wonderful time in Van! Don’t let the hockey craziness scare you, but enjoy it. I kind of want Boston to win, and kinda want Vancouver to win.
    Boston — underdogs!
    Van — Canada.

  69. Ish says:

    The first mascara I ever tried was Sephora. I got as a bday gift from Sephora. I look for something that makes my lashes look thick but is good at separating them.

  70. Chris25 says:

    I once sent a text message to the wrong photographer. I was telling another photographer I couldn’t work with her, because I already committed to another person. The text accidently went to Gio and he flipped out on me! After I explained what happened he calmed down.

  71. helena says:

    Tomorrow is the last day of school! Yay! :)

  72. lauretta says:

    I haven’t found the right mascara for me yet!

  73. KC says:

    There’s a thunderstorm going on outside right now D: ! Curse you, New England weather!

  74. Sasha says:

    Benefit has become my gateway drug to the makeup world!

  75. Leona says:

    I have one plant. A Peace Lily. It is the most emo plant ever – I water it, and it seems to wilt more.
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  76. Nicky Bromow says:

    Im a Benefit addict! Me want!
    Happy B-Day Karen!

  77. Christina C says:

    Happy birthday!!! I worked out, upped my weights and now I am all sore.

  78. Judy says:

    a cool breezy day after sooo many humid hazy days! *goes outside to frolic*

  79. Jessica says:

    I tend to love mascaras that have big fat brushes or super tin with a bunch of little bristles. my favorites right now are josie maran get one give one (fat brush) or cargo lash activator (thin brush).
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  80. Nancy C says:

    God Blessed me with great green eyes and sucky short lashes…looking down..lol…i need a good mascara…lol

  81. Jula says:

    The first mascara I tried was I think great lash my Maybelline…not my favorite lol

  82. inycat says:

    Happy Birthday Karen! Have a wonderful time in Vancouver.

  83. Emily says:

    I’m such a sucker for anything that gives me bigger lashes!

  84. Manola says:

    Do you curl your lashes before applying mascara or are they naturally curvy lashes?

  85. Nadia A. says:

    Happy Birthday again, Karen! Hope you are enjoying your special day. What I look for in a mascara is one that gives volume and length to my eyelashes, as well as doesn’t smudge or flake. I absolutely love Cover Girl Lash Blast (Orange tube) and L’Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black. I bought the Diorshow Mascara and am going to start using it next week.

  86. Chelsey says:

    Oh my gosh.. a mascara launch that I am actually excited about? Yay! That brush looks so lush.
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  87. Tina says:

    Years ago I had dinner with my DH and when dinner was finished I stood up to leave and looked down at my shirt and realized my button up shirt was unbuttoned to reveal my bra! I was wondering why the waiter was so attentive to our table.

  88. Step says:

    Full n Soft was my first mascara in high school I believe

  89. Lily says:

    Love those lashes!

  90. Nikki says:

    Can’t wait to try this!

  91. Kathy says:

    Maybelline’s Lash Discovery was my very first mascara, in waterproof.

    P.S. Happy Birthday!

  92. Shelley Carr says:

    My daughter always wins everything, and I haven’t won anything!

  93. Stephanie says:

    The first mascara I ever used was Maybelline Full ‘N Soft. I remember really liking it. Kinda curious to pick up a tube and try it again after all these years.

  94. Lucky Lou Lou says:

    Love your site Karen! xoxo

  95. Jarucha says:

    I am currently using the Fiberwig mascara and I’m loving it except now I’m looking for more dramatic lashes. P.S. Happy birthday Karen! Best wishes! Enjoy your trip!

  96. Tahnee says:

    We have zero plants! lol

  97. Nikolas says:

    Happy Birthday Karen!!!

  98. Isabel says:

    My first mascara was this avon one i don’t exactly remember what it was called but now im using l’oreal voluminous carbon black and i love it!

  99. Krista says:

    I once sent a text message to the wrong person and accidentally told her what I was getting her for Christmas. Oops. After I fixed the mix up, I picked out a new present and accidentally sent a text to her AGAIN telling her what the new present was going to be. Double oops.

  100. Heidi says:

    I always look for a mascara that adds volume so this might do the trick!

  101. Nanna says:

    I would looove to try this mascara, but it seems to promise a lot – but usually Benefit makes nice products that easily fall into my taste so why wouldn’t this ;)

  102. Kathy says:

    I feel like I’m always looking for the perfect mascara! For now I’ve settled on Diorshow but I’m excited to try this. Gotta love the sassy packaging of Benefit products haha.

  103. Jessica Leigh says:

    My first mascara was Maybelline’s great lash!

  104. Alisha says:

    My first mascara was Rimmel sexy curves – still love it for length! :)

  105. Sarah says:

    I wonder how much this mascara would plump my lashes…
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  106. Erin says:

    My first foray into makeup was Bonne Bell. I collected Lip Smackers!

  107. Tracy Hathaway says:

    I’m still on the hunt for a mascara that works for me! Hopefully Benefit can help my sad, straight lashes.

  108. Liz! says:

    Ooooh. Wants! I <3 Benefit :D

  109. Marika says:

    I had a plant in my room but I forgot about it and it died haha

  110. Kim Snyder says:

    I have two plants in my house, that I am really surprised are still living.~! My poor tree is still growing after years of me forgetting to water it.. lol I just got a little violet that I am hoping with bloom soon.. I love roses only if they really smell like a real rose.. why grow them if they do not?
    I have never tried Benefit mascara so it would be really fun to win one to try.. :)
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  111. Jennifer says:

    Hmmm…I don’t know if I’ll ever come to terms with my real lashes! I love my falsies way too much!

  112. Madelynn says:

    This mascara looks so enticing. :]

  113. Natalie Wilkinson says:

    i got my eyelashes permed today! it was quick and my lashes look great, so long curled and perfect! and it was not too expensive. Im not sure how long it will last but i hope for quite a while!

  114. Jenny says:

    I have several plants in the house, but all but a fiesty bamboo plant are in various stages of death

  115. Nina says:

    this would be perfect for the soon to be lifted mascara ban going on in this face!

  116. Magali Saint-Geniez says:

    This one looks almost too good to be true. I can’t wait to give it a try.

  117. Jeana says:

    My first mascara was Great Lash. Would love to win!

  118. Bernice says:

    it looks great on you!

  119. Christine says:

    I think the first mascara I ever tried was great lash, it was horrid for my lashes !

  120. Ceci says:

    Happy Birthday, Karen :) I enjoyed reading your birthday post.

  121. Jessica says:

    How sweet of you to do a giveaway on your birthday!

    As a die-hard Oilers fan I still havent really decided who I’m cheering for but I’m leaning towards Boston on this one!

  122. Christy O says:

    I really want to go to Korea or Malaysia and buy a thousand bb creams.

    • Liza says:

      Thanks so much for the giveaway and happy birthday! In terms of mascara, I normally get the drugstore version because I have tried both expensive and inexpensive mascaras and find that the d.s. version usually works just as well in terms of length, volume, thickness, and curl. My current fav is Maybelline One by One, but I would love to give this one a try.
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  123. Jenny Bernett says:

    Happy Birthday :)! I have been searching for a great mascara for what seems like forever; haven’t been able to commit yet…

  124. Ale says:

    My major pet peeve with mascara is it taking too long to dry, and smudging my lids. Blessed with naturally curled, longish lashes, so don’t ask for much. :)

  125. Delaney says:

    hope i win! this mascara looks amazing!! thank you sooosooo much for these!

  126. Lyza Rae says:

    People ask me all the time if my lashes are real, I’d love to tell them it’s They’re Real, ha.

  127. Nora says:

    woo! tmrw is friday!

  128. heidi says:

    Our AC was broken at work today. I live in arizona so the high was 100! Our store was at least 85

  129. Elaine says:

    Today is the first real day of summer! It’s finally warm!

  130. Molly says:

    I think the first mascara I ever bought was Maybelline Great Lash? I still love the green and pink tube but prefer cruelty free make up nowadays.
    I used to use L’Oreal mascara, a curling formula that they discontinued. Revlon Lash Fantasy was my preferred brand but I don’t like the new brush on it so I’m looking for a new brand.
    I like mascara that is black enough without looking too matte or flat. I also prefer a mascara that curls but if it lengthens or adds volume, even better!

    I want the Canucks to win the Stanley Cup!

  131. Amista says:

    When i look for a new mascara i typically like a hybrid that lengthens and volumizes so i dont waste money buying two products – and waste time applying two different mascaras! Thanks for the chance to win!! :) I RT you @amistabaker on twitter.
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  132. evo says:

    Happy birthday! Hope u are having a great time in vancity. Hope u and hubby get to do all the things u have planned

  133. Jill says:

    Still on the hunt for a perfect mascara. I quit using waterproofs because I hated trying to wash them off. Maybe thus one will be different. :) Thanks!

  134. Katy says:

    Max Factor 2000 calorie! Ugh

  135. Elizabeth s says:

    Happy birthday!!!! My first was the ever classic greatlash!

  136. Rose627 says:

    I still haven’t found a GREAT mascara! So frustrating when your mascara leaves gunk left over!

  137. AshBash says:

    maybelline great last was my first mascara!
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  138. Ana says:

    Badgal and I never go along, so hoping this one would be better!

  139. Shane says:

    I <3 colored mascaras but am always looking for a good black one too!

  140. Meng says:

    The first mascara I tried was a maybeline one:) happy birthday, Karen!!!!

  141. nekosan says:

    I’m joking that we need to cover all our windows with black paper so we don’t see the poor homeless cats who wander across our lawn. (We’ve brought three inside so far.)

  142. lrielle says:

    the first mascara I tried was Maybeline Great Lash…Took me a while to realize there were much better options out there haha!

  143. Yao says:

    Like a lot of people, I’m still looking for an ever elusive mascara that volumizes, lengthens, and curls!

  144. Kasey says:

    After reading your post about layering mascaras, I’ve been trying it and I love the results! I’ve been using one from Sephora and Dior Show and my lashes look fantastic.

  145. yiota says:

    I look for a mascara that adds volume and doesn’t clump!

  146. Joy says:

    I have no idea of what my first mascarra was. I had to wear makeup for stage productions starting so young, I don’t have any memory ofnfirst makeup anything. It just always was. :-)

  147. Kari says:

    Love me some new mascara!

  148. Naomi says:

    If I win I am going to give it to my friend Ivette. She’s always looking for a new mascara.

  149. This mascara looks great and I love trying new ones!
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  150. I can’t remember the first mascara I ever tried, but when choosing a mascara I look for one that gives me a combo of definition and volume
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  151. K says:

    is this real!?

    har har. sorry.

  152. Nadine says:

    There is no question, the Canucks are going to win. Period.

  153. Audrey says:

    I love mascara, I’ve been on the hunt for a good one for awhile, but I just haven’t found my favorite one… yet.

  154. Melissa says:

    No, but I texted the wrong person once :-/

  155. laura says:

    i look for mascara that can really lengthen and keep a curl, but doesn’t flake or smudge. my current favorite mascaras are revlon grow luscious, and l’oreal’s voluminous and voluminous million lashes.

  156. Alice says:

    the first mascara I got was a biotherm one, and they only had brown, and my lashes are black lol

  157. Jacki says:

    Mascara is my fav product!

  158. peach_ says:

    My very first mascara was Maybelline Volum’ Express! It was my favorite for a very long time, until I decided I needed to expand my horizons to decide what’s really the best mascara for me! Hope you’re having a good birthday, Karen!

  159. Ellie says:

    The first mascara I ever tried was Maybelline’s Define-A-Lash. I loved it at the time, but I’ve moved on to One-by-One. It’s a new favorite!

  160. mollym says:

    My new perfect mascara is Anna Sui Super -Black Volume Up Mascara as recommended by BunBun; it’s the perfect no smudge and I have tried them ALL!!

  161. Analy says:

    What I look for in a mascara is lengthening and 0 clumps. I have tried different high end & drugstore brands but I haven’t found one that I really love.

  162. Emi says:

    I fell for the Maybelline Great Lash hype when I was 14… How times and makeup technologies have changed! lol

  163. michaela says:

    the mascara i use right now is by prestige and its basically done…and i want to switch!

  164. Melissa says:

    i tried clinque’s high intensity mascara first!

  165. Nina says:

    Happy Birthday!

    And the first mascara I tried was probably by CoverGirl.

  166. Anna says:

    awesome :) i needed a new masacra to try! thankyou

  167. jen. says:

    Oooh, I want to try this. I’ve been a pretty loyal Buxom user (for the last three tubes anyway, when I usually get bored and change brands after every tube), but I just tried Bad Gal and now I’m intrigued by this one.

  168. Natalie says:

    I think my first mascara was Maybelline Great Lash.

  169. Aida says:

    When choosing a mascara I look for one that does not clump easily. My go-to mascara now is CoverGirl’s Lash Blast Fusion.. Its goes on great and has a sturdy brush.
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  170. Kevin says:

    I…am a guy -epic- -claps all round-
    I seldom having experience with make up until I met my girlfriend, who is very obsessed with makeup, and frequently links me to eminent blogs such as yours :)
    My only personal experience with a mascara is when my girlfriend forced me to sit down and let her put mascara on me. It was waterproof…so it lasted for 3 days -SIGHFACE- (hopefully people in law school didn’t notice too much :P)
    I’m commenting because what you give away reminds me of a special piece of my memory. :)
    <3 to my girlfriend Liz (if she ever happens to read this) and all hail makeup!

  171. Claire says:

    Happy Birthday!

  172. kam says:

    I have been liking Nyx Doll Eyes.

  173. amy rouse says:

    Great eyelashes are the new black!!!!

  174. Emily says:

    I’ve beenn using Maybelline’s One by One.

  175. Stephanie says:

    Happy Birthday Karen! My current go-to mascara is my tried-and-true Maybelline Volum’ Express Colossal. I don’t love most mascaras by Maybelline, but this one has always worked for me. :)
    Stephanie recently posted … May Favorites!

  176. anna says:

    The very first mascara I used was a Maybelline one but I forget the name of it. It had a tiny little applicator though.

  177. Nikki says:

    My first mascara was the pink and green Maybelline, like so many others. I sure hope I win!

  178. Vixen says:

    Actually I hated the Benefit Badgal Mascara. LOL but count me in, newer is always better right? :)
    Vixen recently posted … Looks- Turquoise and Gold

  179. Taylor says:

    I just got back from yoga I feel lucky : )

  180. bethany says:

    haha. I love the name!!

  181. Anna says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY KAREN!
    Much love from the Adelaide University lunch room MBB readers.
    Anna (and Katie & Ella).

  182. Erica K says:

    im super excited to try this mascara!
    <3

  183. Pang says:

    First mascara I tried was Maybelline and it was in blue!!!

  184. Kristen says:

    First Mascara was Covergirl. I thought I was SO cool.

  185. Karen says:

    I can’t wait for this! It looks like everything I look for in a mascara! And I love Benefit products, so this is a special treat :)

  186. Debby says:

    I’ve been rocking a L’oreal mascara these days – can’t remember what it’s called but one side is black and the other is copper shimmer. I don’t usually use the copper side, but the regular side is fantastic!
    Debby recently posted … Nobel Blueberry Sours Gummy

  187. Tuhina Dayal says:

    Ooh, your lashes look incredible!

  188. Ursula P. says:

    just can’t get over having more and more mascaras! :o
    love it

  189. AYL says:

    me gusta!!! <3 Still trying to find the perfect mascara…this looks promising! maybe its the one! :)

  190. Lily says:

    I graduated from high school yesterday!!!

  191. sienna says:

    i’ve been using great lash…. this would be a step up!

  192. Nazih says:

    I really want to win this mascara!!

  193. Tia says:

    Love mascara! always keen to try new ones! I even wear them to the gym =p

  194. Sara says:

    Hello. I hope you had a wonderful day :)

  195. Grace Vick says:

    Would love to find a mascara that actually delivers!

  196. Jessica says:

    It’s my roommate’s birthday too! happy birthday :)

    i’m from boston so i feel like i have to root for the boston bruins…it’s going to be close! both teams are great.

    on another note, i just bought my very first mac brush yesterday! it’s the big powder brush, 150 i think. just my makeup tidbit for the day :) i’m looking for a mascara that will really hold a curl (i’m thinking of trying shiseido next) but this one looks interesting too.

  197. Rankin says:

    First mascara was… Maybelline Great Lash! I was 13 and thought it was the most amazing thing ever.

  198. Kaianne says:

    I hope the Canucks win the Stanley Cup! I’m not a hockey fan, at all, but I’m Canadian, so I have to root for the Canadian team, even if it means going against my city’s rivalry against Vancouver.

  199. ashleigh g says:

    Happy birthday to my fav blogger

  200. nabel says:

    happy birthday!!!! :)

  201. Christine says:

    After much searching, my HG mascara is Lancome Definicils, but as much as I love it for every day I’m always on the search for a higher drama mascara for nights out/performances/etc… Could this one be it? I hope so, because I do love Benefit!

  202. Maple says:

    I want a mascara that does it all!

  203. Denise says:

    I’ve had emails accidentally sent to me :) And we have like, a dozen house plants. Don’t ask me how many are alive though, hahaha
    Denise recently posted … Blossom with Maybellines Lip Smooth Color Bloom

  204. Nikki says:

    Constantly looking for a new mascara that will beat Dior Extase for me. (Cringe at the price tag every time)

  205. Dovey says:

    My first mascara was maybbelline… The kind in the pink and green tube! Forget the name….

  206. Tina H says:

    Happy Birthday!!!

    Thats all I got…. I am getting married in a few months and my brain is fried!!!

  207. Sarah says:

    My very first was a dior mascara and it was so good! Really didn’t flake or smear and that’s saying something on my crazy, oily, hooded lids!

  208. monica says:

    I’m a mascara junkie! Benefit makes good mascara, I actually don’t have a favorite.

  209. Aryal S. says:

    Hmm the first mascara I ever tried was bare minerals big tease! It’s a great natural looking mascara, and to this day I’ll still fish it out from the back of my drawer to use every now and then!

  210. CarolineK says:

    Totally interested in trying this stuff!!

  211. Caroline says:

    Happy Birthday!! Hope you had a fabulous day!

  212. Margherita says:

    This looks really nice! I love BADgal lash :)

  213. Kai says:

    I love your blog! I have always used two different mascaras on my lashes – the mascaras alternate, but, for some reason, it gives it that extra pop when you use one mascara throughout your upper and lower lashes and then using a different one right at the ends of your top lashes. I like: L’oreal Voluminous and Telescopic and Maybelline Falsies. I would love to try Benefit’s next – your pictures have me sold. Cute packaging, too!

  214. tiffanyterese says:

    my fave mascaras are volumizing ones! i love loreal voluminous and dior blackout!

  215. christiane says:

    happy belated birthday! :)

  216. Karen says:

    i still haven’t found the one yet, mascara wise (:

  217. Emily says:

    Today is my H.S. Bestie’s birthday, and Johnny Depp’s of course..growing up the only person listed as sharing my birthday was ” Opera Singer Beverly Sills “, deeply disappointing to say the least.

  218. Lori says:

    Yayyy it’s finally Friday!

  219. Myr says:

    I’d like to try this., although I wasn’t very fond of BADgal Lash.

  220. Elizabeth says:

    I want this mascara sooo bad!!

  221. Debbie says:

    Ohhhh! I love Benefit’s Big Gal Mascara! It was the first high end mascara I bought and somehow I keep going back to it! Can’t wait to try this new one and compare!

  222. Jay says:

    The first mascara I ever tried was Maybelline Great Lash when I was first getting into makeup.

  223. MicheleR says:

    Oh, mascara – how I adore you! I’ve been looking for the perfect mascara since I was a teenager… Good luck all – Cheers!

  224. Josie says:

    Karen, its your birthday yet you are showering us with gifts!!! Hope you had a great one! This mascara looks great!

    p.s. I want the Canucks to win the Stanley Cup. I’m a big Toronto Maple Leafs fan (born & raised here) and we haven’t even made the playoffs in years so everyone is still excited that another Canadian team is in! Plus, i think Vancouver holds a special place in the heart of Canadians since the Olympics! Hope you get caught up in the spirit when you are there!!! Enjoy your trip!

  225. D.S. says:

    First mascara I’ve ever tried was something from IsaDora… I remember it took me 40 minutes to put on two coats! I couldn’t understand than how women have time to use it every morning :D

  226. Gala says:

    ooh! excited! thanks for opening it worldwide

  227. Dini says:

    The first tube of mascara I ever used was Lancome Definicils. i was 11 years old and my best friend Ery gave me this mini, mini tube for my birthday. I still think its one of the best mascaras I’ve ever used…

  228. Sally Jane says:

    I honestly just look for cute packaging when it comes to mascara :D Lancome and Clinique have never really appealed to me due that reason.

  229. Nika says:

    The first mascara I ever used up was Maybelline’s Volum’ Express Magnum Waterproof Mascara.

    I’ve learned that what goes best with my lashes is if the formula is more on the dry side, since I’ve got pretty thin lashes. I’ve already got the length, I usually just look for volume. :D
    Nika recently posted … May Haul

  230. Biba says:

    I spent last two days in very interesting class.
    Biba recently posted … Physicians Formula- Shimmer Strips in Sunset Strip – Bronzer

  231. J says:

    Great Lash was the first… and it was the last time!

  232. glaiza pineda says:

    I will trade my lash extensions for this!!!!

  233. Grace says:

    I never believe mascara claims, so it’s nice to be able to try new ones to see if they stand up to the test!

  234. Lovi says:

    happy birthday karen! hope you have a great time in canada :)

  235. Liz says:

    I’m still searching for a mascara that won’t give me raccoon eyes. Unfortch, DiorShow isn’t doing it for me. :(

  236. chloe says:

    my favorite mascara atm is a little gwp lancome one my mum gave me and it is my fave for everyday looks or just casual hang outs it is so super lovely it defines my lashes really well and doesnt budge even with my oily lids~ it’s a dream
    my first though was an anna sui waterproof one my aunt gave as a present and I didn’t like it os much haha it was clumpy on purpose and was much too difficult to clean @-@

  237. Elin says:

    Incoming birthday!

  238. Terri says:

    I am off tomorrow and would love to try this mascara.

  239. Wanda says:

    Is Benefit really worth the money? I want to try out their blushes and creasless cream shadow/liners, however the price is stopping me from doing it.
    Any thoughts?

    Wanda

  240. Megan says:

    yes please! something related to sending emails to the wrong person – my pet peeve is when people unscrupulously hit “reply all”! Grr! Thanks for doing this giveaway :)

  241. SaBaH says:

    This mascara looks nice. Definitely want to try it on. -_-

  242. Sylvia says:

    woot woot go vancouver canucks!!!!

  243. Chelsey says:

    I can’t remember my first. Probably a CG one!

  244. Kerrie H says:

    The first mascara I tried was my mum’s Estee Lauder one when I was a kid =]

  245. Anna says:

    My all-time favourite mascara is MF 2000 calorie. Creates a dramatic look and stays put all day.

  246. Anna says:

    the first mascara i ever tried was maybelline great lash mascara :)

  247. Kim says:

    The first mascara I tried as Maybelline’s Great Lash in blackest black. Even though now I use MAC mascara, Maybelline’s great lash is still one of my favorites.

  248. Jen says:

    what was the very first mascara you ever tried? It was Maybelline Great Lash….really still an oldie but goodie
    What do you look for in a mascara? Thick, bold, and dark.
    Have you ever accidentally sent an email to the wrong person? Yes. Thankfully nothing too bad.
    How many plants do you have in your house? 3. I think they’re dying….
    Who’s going to win the Stanley Cup? I dunno I follow baseball and I don’t have much to say about my team right now :/ (The Cubs)

  249. maria says:

    Great competition! I really wonder how this baby stacks up to bad gal waterproof mascara. My first mascara was mebelline great lash. Its pretty good stuff. :p The i moved on teh CG Lash Blast :)

    <3

  250. Jill says:

    I’d love to try this!

  251. Dea says:

    I want a hot, hot summer! :-)

  252. Lorraine says:

    I’m watching super 8 today!

  253. Hope says:

    Maybelline great lash was my first. I have never been in love or in like with a mascara.

  254. raquel says:

    I want to try this!

  255. Jules says:

    I look for volume, separation and a touch of lengthening when choosing mascara. It must also be contact lens friendly.

  256. irini says:

    Happy belated birthday! What gifts did you get?? Do tell ;)

    Ohhhh the first mascara I ever used…. Well, remember that Loreal one with the two sides, the white one and the red one? Yeah that one. Which was basically my mother’s, and she had no idea I was using it… Shhh! Now, I swear by MAC’s Studio Fix… It makes my lashes really va-va-voom… And I think I may as well be the only person who loves it :O
    irini recently posted … brown leather

  257. DalaLuz says:

    It looks good! I am actually learning that I am more looking for extension & separation than for volume in a mascara. I only grab my more volumizing mascara’s on the rare occasion when I really go all out, which doesn’t happen that much anymore, otherwise I definitely do prefer a more natural look.

  258. Niya says:

    My first mascara was by Maybelline, but my favourite by far is Chanel Inimitable, it seperates and lengthens my eyelashes, I love it!

  259. Molly says:

    Soo pumped to try this mascara!

  260. Anna Escondo says:

    I’m still on the lookout for a mascara that’s so black, provides length and volume, and most importantly can hold the curl.

  261. Helena says:

    looking for a mascara to get me off my Armani Eyes to Kill addiction…

  262. rory says:

    happy birthday :)!!

  263. Kiran says:

    My biggest pet peeve with mascaras is that very few can deliver without clumping lashes. My current fav after trying a few high end ones is Maybelline Full n Soft. I quite like this one.

  264. Lindsay B says:

    My first mascara was Maybelline Volume Express. I accidentally picked up a dark brown shade instead. I didn’t even know they made brown shades at that point and I was about 13.
    Lindsay B recently posted … Summer heat

  265. Carlyn says:

    HI Karen! First of all, Have a wonderful birthday!

    I’d love to win this mascara as I’m still looking for something that I could use that fits my needs. I”m not really sure if other people have this problem as well, if it’s a rare or common thing..but my right set of eyelashes aren’t as long and full as my left ones. Not sure why! Err. Almost like half the fullness and length =/ I’m not a mascara person but I think it’s highly caused by not finding the right type of mascara for me yet.

  266. Christy says:

    L’Oreal Voluminous is my favorite!

  267. Stephanie says:

    I love trying new mascara. I am always in the search of “the one!”

  268. Jessica says:

    I’m currently rotating between 3 different mascaras, one from Clinique, one from Tart, and one from Cargo. All are ok but I’m always looking to try a new one!

  269. Lydia says:

    Happy b day!

  270. Courtney Washington says:

    I am currently using the mascara duo of Fairydrops and Grow Luscious Waterproof, and I like it but I’m always looking for a new one.

  271. Milena Wiek says:

    Hey!

    First of all, i looooooove your blog!

    And I’d like to get this gorgeous mascara! Good luck to me! :o)

    Kisses from Brazil

    @meninaquejoga

  272. KPrice says:

    Yay – I love Benefit!

  273. Evelyn says:

    I’ve been a Canucks fan for years, but these last two games were horrifying. Still hoping they can pull it out!

  274. Vvn says:

    I remember the very first time I tried mascara.. and I got a huge blob of black ink in my eye! I was about 10 and clueless how to do it properly and terrified by the ridiculous thought I was going to be blind!

  275. sarah says:

    so i recently converted to BAD GAL a few months ago when a Sephora employee converted me and I haven’t looked back since. just like the perfect foundation, a perfect mascara seems to be always on my list…there’s always room for improvement. here’s hoping i win one of these finally and get to find out! :)

  276. Atifa H says:

    I can be without lip gloss, blush, bronzer, eyeshadow… but I cannot be without mascara. True story! ;)
    Atifa H recently posted … HG Facial Lotion- Olay Moisturizing Lotion for Sensitive w-o SPF

  277. Nicole says:

    Still looking for my HG mascara; could this be the one?

  278. Monica says:

    Being jet lagged 5 days after vacation is not cool..

  279. NeenaJ says:

    I mourn the US loss of Max Factor! I loved their mascaras. Hopefully, this one may fill the very empty big shoes.
    NeenaJ recently posted … Golden Purple EOTD

  280. ann marie says:

    Nose is soooo tuffed! Can’t breathe….need new mascara to make me feel better! :)

  281. Saddy says:

    AWESOME!! Thanks.

  282. Autumn garcia says:

    I love mascara!! The finishing touch on all my make up looks is a couple layers of mascara.

  283. Annessa says:

    My first mascara was Maybelline Great Lash! I thought the tubes colors were the coolest thing ever.

    Since my Flyers are out, I’m gonna have to say Go Canucks Go! My boyfriend is a huge fan ( hes been a reeeeaaally happy camper the past 2 games), so Ive been sucked in a bit. Plus, how catchy is the song “Black Red, Yellow”? It’s stuck in my head right now!

  284. Abi says:

    I used to hate mascara – it felt like pantyhose for my eyes, but I’ve finally come around. Time to break out the suntan hose.

  285. meibaola says:

    TGIF!!! Have a nice sunny weekend you all close to the loves of your life <3

  286. Christina says:

    I love this mascara! :D

  287. Maya Pause says:

    Well I can’t remember the first mascara I have ever tried, but I can tell you that at the moment I love the Dior Mascaras. However, since I’m a poor college student, I can’t afford to keep purchasing their wonderful mascaras, and now that it is completely dry, I need something new. But I’m afraid of purchasing something and not liking it!! So, I would love to win this and try it because it looks gorgeous on you!

    Also, I’m visiting my brother in the city. Last night, the cat that lives in his apartment made me miss my kitty at home. So I’m shouting out to my kitty Topaz because I miss her and I can’t wait to see her again!!!!!

  288. Kim says:

    I remember waiting for the bus in Jr. High and one of the neighborhood gals my age saying “how do you do that? You’re eyelashes looks like spider’s legs”. She meant it as a compliment because hers were clumpy. It’s all in the wand wiggle, of course. :)

    I thought Vancouver was going to run away with the Cup this year, but Boston is playing with much more heart (and fire in their bellies). I’m going to have to go with the Bs winning this year. Total shocker for me!

  289. Erin says:

    My first mascara was when I was really young and it was Maybelline Great Lash. YUCK! My mom still uses it…I’m like, no really, there are other BETTER options. Almost all options are better in fact. Thanks for the giveaway!

  290. Anna says:

    My drink at starbucks is a grande soy chai latte. DELICIOUS!

  291. stacy says:

    Pretty! I am looking for a new mascara. BadGal does not disappoint, but I do love to try new things. :-)

  292. Adj says:

    The Canucks, all. the. way. :)
    Adj recently posted … Recovering from Our Time in Dixie

  293. Candy says:

    i always spend my time wondering if my nwp mascara will melt when im caught in the rain… so if i win, new mascara to test! (is this wp?)

  294. anabel says:

    I wanna try this mascara !!!! my fav part of mi make up MASCARA!

  295. Kris says:

    this packaging is adorable!

  296. Gabrielle says:

    Happy Friday everyone!!

  297. Zach says:

    Love the packaging, love Benefit even more…

  298. Kate says:

    Go Canucks!!!!! Haha being that you’re in Vancouver are you rooting for the Canucks!?

  299. Danielle says:

    I look for volume, separation and lengthening when choosing mascara.
    Danielle recently posted … NOTD- Milani 3D Holographic in HI-RES

  300. Erica says:

    Isn’t charlie the unicorn just the coolest unicorn ever? Yes he is :D

  301. Kelly says:

    Mascara is the best, when I don’t feel like doing makeup, I just pencil by brows & put on some mascara~

  302. Sujin says:

    i wish i had long lashes….sad face. mine are puny.

  303. Nicole15 says:

    I’m a mascara junkie. A new mascara on the market is a must-have in my book. LOL!

  304. Iram says:

    I love mascara’s! :D
    Iram recently posted … Muffin Tops Anybody

  305. Sara says:

    Cheese is delicious.

  306. bunnada says:

    Of all the mascaras i have ,i like loreal one that has two side with the primer and mascara.

  307. ann says:

    I want to go surfing!

  308. Bomi says:

    This looks awesome!

  309. Melissa says:

    My all-time favorite mascara was Loreal Le Grand Curl. Who knows what happened to it but man, I…loved….that….stuff! It really did lift and curl my lashes. I tried that Telescopic mascara and the Voluminous but they don’t come close. Sad :-( Right now I’m loving Tarte’s Lights Camera Lashes. Can this top it?

  310. Gauri says:

    I will definitely want this! How long does it last? Is it like a regular tube of mascara?
    Gauri recently posted … 5 Department Store-Quality Mascaras Under Rs450

  311. Angela says:

    I love trying out new mascaras!

  312. Amy N. says:

    Hope benefit they’re real will be my favorite. ;)

  313. LauraJ says:

    I have a lime tree in the side yard that needs to be planted this weekend

  314. Jackie says:

    In mascaras i look for volume, volume, and intensity!! I like it to be real black and give my eyes that bold look!! I love how the right kind of mascara makes your eyes look. Right now I’m still on the lookout for that perfect mascara, i still haven’;t found one i absolutely love :( I hope i win this one and i love it!! Thanks!

  315. Lyndsey says:

    I really hope this summer goes well

  316. Cass says:

    I do not have any plants in my house. I just can not keep them alive! I can’t even keep the easy ones alive. Two different people have bought me African Violets because they are supposed to be easy to keep alive. They still die on me. :-(

  317. Marie says:

    The first mascara I tried was a Lancome. It was my mom’s, and needless to say I didn’t use it well. ^^

  318. Justine says:

    I’m starting to investigate clear mascaras because I haven’t tried them before.

  319. Clara C. says:

    I have yet to find a perfect mascara. :(
    I”m still hopeful tho. :)

  320. Claudenka says:

    i absolutely love all the Benefit mascaras :) I’m so excited to try this one also!!

  321. sara p says:

    I would love to give this mascara a try!

  322. Sarah says:

    Last night my husband and I went to see Cirque Du Soleil and I realized I can’t even role over as gracefully as they do on stage!xt
    Sarah recently posted … Sloth!

  323. Tuhina says:

    I’m always looking to find the next best mascara!

  324. Lors says:

    My first mascara was Maybelline Great Lash. I stopped using it after that first tube!

  325. Kayla says:

    I’ve been wanting to try this out sooooo bad! Although, admittedly, the brush kind of freaks me out :P It’s neat though! Everyone is describing it as lightweight, yet with tons of length & volume, so I’m really hoping that holds true once I get my hands on it.
    Kayla recently posted … Photo

  326. Betty says:

    pretty lashes are awesome =)

  327. Melissa says:

    We’ve come a long way since “dial a lash”. lol!

  328. styleezta says:

    I look for length and volume!

  329. Maria Luisa says:

    Oh how I heart mascara!

  330. onegreatsmile says:

    Mascara is my oxygen! Good luck :)

  331. LauraA says:

    I LOVE Benefit mascaras. Hope Vancouver’s treating you well!

  332. GladysD says:

    I saw this at Sephora and considered buying it…but wasn’t sure how it worked. I love that you have it on your site with before and after photos…I have the same kind of lashes as you…now I can’t wait to try it!

  333. Liene says:

    I like natural looking mascaras for everyday wear and they have to separate my lashes well.

  334. Amanda says:

    The first mascara i ever tried was Loreal featherlash and i loved it too bad they don’t make it anymore!!
    Amanda recently posted … Rue21 Bronzer Blush

  335. Kritika says:

    I never step out of my house without mascara on!
    Kritika recently posted … DIY- Denim Waistcoat

  336. Nadia says:

    I am in serious need of the perfect mascara…hoping this one will be it!

  337. Jenny says:

    I don´t know why but I´m sucker for mascaras, so I would love to try this one before it hits the stores cause I don´t like to wait!

  338. Andrea says:

    I am dying to try this! Still haven’t found the perfect mascara, always searching…this sounds like it could be the one!

  339. annette says:

    YES Karen TGIF!! Now to win that mascara.:)

  340. Veronika says:

    My fave is Lashblast but I am always up to try new mascaras!

  341. Elizabeth Natividad says:

    Alwa on the lOokout for a great lengthening and volumizing mascara. Thx again!

  342. Basak says:

    L’oreal Voluminous was my first mascara. I still use it now and then.

  343. Natalie Stone says:

    I use BadGal now so I’m likely to try this one out when it comes out, too.

  344. Jenn says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! I think one of my first mascaras that I actually purchased was Lash Architect (L’Oreal or Maybelline? I don’t remember :P)

  345. DLAOKC says:

    Liking Peter Thomas Roth mascara right now…

  346. Maria says:

    Looove your blog <3

  347. Jessica says:

    This mascara looks awesome and I would love to try it. Oh and I love your blog!

  348. meredith M says:

    i loove mascara!

  349. Abby says:

    My first mascara was Maybelline Great Lash. It took me a while to discover that mascara could do anything but make my lashes darker (which I do need– they’re pale blonde). I’d love to try this one!

  350. Janire says:

    My first mascara was rimmel london’s Glam’ Eyes (but the regular one, no the waterproof one). Have many other mascaras that I love but don’t know why I can’t life without it…. xoxo

  351. stephanie says:

    I llove your blog, & the way you have so many good reviews, products & giveaways! Keep it up Karen!
    stephanie recently posted … GottaHaveThisGlue!!

  352. Simone Gomes says:

    I really hope this winter goes well!

  353. Rebeca says:

    Happy birthday! Hope you are having a wonderful trip!

  354. Lívia Alves says:

    Wow, I’m crazy about mascaras, I would love to have this one !*-*

  355. Samantha says:

    Still on the hunt for the prefect mascara. I’ve tried benefit bad gal before and liked it though it smudged at bit too much on me. I can’t wait for this to be released in the UK! I’ve emailed benefit and asked at counters but so far no-one can tell me if we’ll get it soon!

  356. bagaela says:

    My first mascara…great lash mascara from maybeline. I liked it that time…altough today it would drive me crazy with all the falcking and so, but back than, it was the start of my teenager years!
    bagaela recently posted … The ultimate lip-plumping must-have

  357. Jessica W says:

    Gotta say, Maybelline’s mascara was my first….ahh, how I used to look upon my ol’ mascara and smile :D Now, I’ve tried more than 30 mascaras and have new loves, but I’d never forget my first mascara…

  358. Tess says:

    I’ve loved makeup all my life!

  359. LESLIE says:

    My first bottle of mascara was the classic Maybelline (green and pink bottle)

  360. Candice says:

    Unfortunately, the only mascaras that have worked well for me are from other countries. Hope to try this one!
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  361. Tierra says:

    Another fab giveaway – thanks! My first mascara was Maybelline Great Lash, I think. Now I have about 8 in rotation…always looking for the next best (better?) one, lol.

  362. Rebecca says:

    I would love to find a mascara to challenge my favorite YSL faux cils. Maybe this is it?

  363. Lauren says:

    Today, my hubby left for work and a palmetto bug (a big roach down here in SC) landed on him! SO GROSS!!

  364. Mandy says:

    I have never found anything to top YSL faux cils mascara so I hope this one delivers.

  365. Jenn says:

    I would love to try this! Right now I’m using maybelline colossal, but my all time favorite is Tarte lights camera splashes. I wish it wasn’t so expensive!

  366. Stacey F. says:

    I love mangos!!!

  367. Liz says:

    Happy Belated Birthday Karen! My first mascara was Maybelline Great Lash, and as far as now the Bare minerals flawless definition is one I’m liking.

  368. Maria Aguyé says:

    Hi Karen! Thanks for this wonderful post (and for the rest of them also)!
    I have never tried something before is ot launched in stores, that´s so exciting!

  369. kayla b says:

    I love benefit <3 I really wanted to like badgal but it runnnnns.

  370. Catherine says:

    I think the first mascara I tried was Great Lash, which I didn’t like (despite all the hype!) since it flaked everywhere.
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  371. Kelly says:

    Thinking back to my first mascara makes me feel really old! It was probably Cover Girl since that was all I wore before I became a makeup snob.

  372. Adia says:

    My first mascara is Maybelline, I think .

    I tweeted too
    http://twitter.com/#!/adia/status/79292912042647553

    Thank you for the giveaway.
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  373. Liz says:

    I want a mascara that gives me length and volume without smudging or flaking, then comes off easily at the end of the day. I’m still looking.

    I am the classic crazy cat and plant lady with 5 of the former and 23 pots of the latter (so far).
    Liz recently posted … Insanely huge giveaway at Beauty Crazed

  374. Tiffany Lee says:

    I don’t have any house plants…..my dogs would eat them!!!! HA

  375. Sherry B. says:

    My first mascara was actually the the cake mascara that Maybelline sold in the little red plastic box. Yeah, yeah…..I’m old! lol!

  376. Katie S. says:

    My first mascara was most likely Cover Girl or Maybelline

  377. Addie says:

    first mascara i tried was maybelline great lash, back in junior high school :)

  378. Sarah says:

    I love mascara! It is one of the easiest types of makeup to apply so I never feel like I’m doing it wrong!

  379. Christine says:

    My current favorite mascara is Fairy Drops mascara. Would really love to try this!

  380. Noelle says:

    I love trying out new mascaras! The very first mascara I ever tried was GREAT LASH by Maybelline.

  381. Debbie says:

    I’d love to try this ,ascara!

  382. Trude says:

    I’d love to try that mascara! Bad Gal Lash has been my go-to for years but I’ve noticed lately the formula seems to dry out quickly (or maybe Sephora had it on its shelves for too long?). I think my first mascara ever was one of Estee Lauder’s because my mom loves their skin and body products so she always had freebies from their gift sets. :)

  383. Jennifer says:

    OMG! This mascara looks like it works wonders. I using Mac mascara and I love it, but I’m always up for trying something new and improved.

  384. Elaine R says:

    I’m dating myself- my first mascara was Maybelline cake mascara,the kind that you wet the brush then rubbed the brush on the cake of mascara. So glad we have progressed on to easy,great mascaras.

  385. Siena says:

    So I just recently started a new mascara regimen that’s been working wonders for my otherwise stunted and sad asian eyelashes. Thanks to sephora I received a free sample of the diormax eyelash primer and a sample of bad gal lash, the latter of which I really wasn’t very enthusiastic about. Turns out they are great together!! I’ve actually gotten compliments several times because people actually notice I have eyelashes! But my days with eyelashes are numbered since my diormax is quickly vanishing haha…

  386. Elaine R says:

    email subscriber.

  387. shelley says:

    i’m procrastinating right now! :\
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  388. Lindsey Huber says:

    Going to try to start a website too…wish me luck!

  389. jennifer daniell says:

    I would love to get my hands on this! Still searching for my HG mascara. Also, happy belated birthday!

  390. Stefanie Wessler says:

    I totally want this mascara!

  391. Vikki says:

    Mascara is the one makeup I always have to on and I’m ready for a new brand.

  392. Maggie says:

    I think mascara is the one makeup/beauty item that I try across brands the most, but am never fully satisfied. I haven’t found my HG yet and am always on the hunt for it.

  393. helen says:

    I’m dying to try this mascara!!!!!!!! Your eyes look AMAZING with this on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  394. oooh yes.. iwantthis!!!!!
    ps, awesomeness, your blog is featured on the homepage of benefit cosmetics website! how cool are youuuu!

  395. Erica says:

    0 plants in my house. I don’t trust myself with real ones after killing off so many!

  396. Ariana says:

    I have a little bamboo shoot in my room that my brother gave me because my aunt said it would bring good fortune and money so I take care of that thing like its my baby!

  397. Erika B says:

    I’m looking for an HG lengthening mascara. This looks very promising!

    I usually kill any houseplants I have! LOL Cactus do ok though, and I have a very lovely Aloe Vera plant that’s nickname is “Al”.

  398. ilaybalilay says:

    i can’t remember the brand of the first mascara i used but i do remember how badly it smudged. from that day on, i stuck to clear mascara. but i’m still looking for a good mascara for dramatic eyes.

  399. nini says:

    I hope this works!! Im a bit of a mascara junkie!

  400. Tiffany says:

    No plants in my house because I forget to water them. Haha :)

  401. Anna says:

    its hard to find a mascara thats right for me… thanks for the giveaway!

  402. Winnie says:

    The Canucks are going to win the Stanley Cup!

  403. Lisa says:

    I really want to try this!

  404. Bobbie Cole says:

    I cant wait to try this mascara!

  405. Mary Begum says:

    Thank god I still have time to enter this contest haha. It’s my birthday today :) I’d love to try this out!

  406. Sarah B. says:

    I hit up the Bath and Body Works sale and got some good deals!

  407. Maritza D. says:

    I am also not the type of girl that likes to wait especially when it comes to new makeup or shoes!

  408. Bridget says:

    I have one cactus in my kitchen….looks like vancouvers gonna win the cup. Sigh, wish the blackhawks woulda done better this season.

  409. Zakia says:

    I’m so new to makeup but I love your advice and I’m looking to become more experienced :)

  410. Essy says:

    I have zero plants in my house. I’m great with green makeup, but do not have a green thumb!
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  411. rita says:

    First mascara I ever tried was Maybelline. I loved it, still do only thing is it’s literally the only mascara that I always manage to get on my eyes. So I always have specks of it over my make-up and have to “touch up” afterward.

  412. thaithao says:

    hehehe my these beautiful, long and thick lashes are real babe. it just looks like fake whoohhhooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

  413. Christina says:

    Thanks for all the giveaways!!! Really appreciate it :)

  414. linda says:

    my favorite mascaras are from maybeline and dior.

  415. OCButterfly says:

    Thanks for all the giveaways Karen! Love Benefit!

  416. Victoria says:

    I love benefit makeup. It’s all super flattering, and I hope I get a chance to try this product out soon!

  417. Bijou says:

    Happy bday! I have only really used Dior mascaras but I’m about out, so I do need a new one!

  418. leslie says:

    I hope this one is a good one! :)

  419. Melodyy says:

    The very first mascara I’ve ever tried was Revlon’s Double Twist and I hated the formula. It was clumpy and just terrible. So terrible.

  420. Kim says:

    I’d love to find a mascara that lengthens and adds volume, while separating my lashes. I don’t enjoy mascara that clumps my lashes.

  421. lisa says:

    i can’t even remember the first mascara i ever tried, it was that long ago!! it was probably the maybelline green & pink mascara.
    btw, happy birthday!!!

  422. Sarah says:

    I’m using Maybelline falsies which I really like. But I’m always on the hunt for a better mascara.

  423. Tiffany says:

    The very first mascara I tried was Maybelline Full n Soft. My local drug stores don’t carry it anymore! :(

  424. Jessica says:

    i look for a mascara that can curl my lashes!

  425. Mindee Larsen says:

    This mascara looks AMAZING on you!!!!

  426. ShannoninBC says:

    I am a mascara ho! Bring it on! :D good luck everyone

  427. Anh says:

    My first mascara was the Maybelline Great Lash b/c all my teen magazines loved it. It was so awful and didn’t agree with my lashes at all.
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  428. thian says:

    I want it ~~~

  429. Ela says:

    this mascara looks awesome :)

  430. Amy says:

    I think I’m a little late…darnit!

  431. Joanne says:

    I have the typical Asian lashes, super short and straight. I’m always looking for the HG mascara! I’d love to give this a try.

  432. Phina says:

    I ordered that wacky mascara eye tool you guys blogged about! So far so good.

  433. sillylilacs says:

    First mascara I’ve ever tried was of course…Maybelline Great Lash -.- that was a failure LOL
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  434. Kim says:

    I love mascara!

  435. tina says:

    ooooh yes please:)

  436. Liz says:

    The very first mascara I ever tried was Maybelline Great Big Lash, haha. I didn’t know anything about makeup, but that was the mascara I’d noticed in stores most often.

  437. Giselle says:

    I’m excited for the Hobbit movies

  438. Eva says:

    What a great prize, I honestly cannot remember the first mascara I tried, but I think it may of possibly been one from max factor, I loved it so much I tried to convince myself it didn’t have a life span so it went super clumpy and dry every time I used it!

  439. Judy says:

    i really wish i had seen this post before! :(((

  440. izzy says:

    could i have finally found my HG mascara?

  441. Deb says:

    I tried your suggestion of layering two different mascaras, and it’s great!

  442. Lisa Carbone says:

    BeneFit always has the catchiest names…too cute!

    Thanks, Lisa

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