{Benefit} They’re Real Remover vs. 7 Eye Liners

Hi Lovelies,

With the launch of Benefit’s They’re Real Remover AND Liner, I wanted to see if the remover could really remove the new gel liner… along with 6 other very popular eye liners. Hard to remove eye liners to be exact. 😉

Let the challenge begin!

they're Real Remover

 Benefit |  They’re Real Remover | Available here for $18 
This creamy gel formula effectively erases waterproof eye makeup without tugging the delicate eye area. Gentle yet powerful, it’s specially formulated to remove long-wearing mascara and eyeliner, and it leaves skin feeling soft, clean, and smooth. 

To really put the removers to the test, I’ve lined up some eye liners that are a doozy to remove. Let’s see what this remover (and liners!) are really made of. 😉

Eye Liner Line Up- Pretty Gossip

From left to right:  Benefit: they’re Real! Push Up Liner | Too Faced: 3 Way | Stila: Stay All Day | Eyeko: Skinny Mini | Urban Decay: 24/7 Glide On | MAC: Fluid Line | Bobbi Brown: Gel Liner

Below are swatches of Benefit’s NEW They’re Real! Push Up Liner plus 6 other popular liquid, pencil, and gel liners.

Eye Liner Line Up Swatches- PrettyGossip

Below, I’ve put a dollop of remover next to each liner.

Eye Liner Line Up vs Remover- PrettyGossip

In the photo below, I’ve rubbed the remover over each swatch before wiping with a cotton pad.

Surprisingly, Benefit’s They’re Real! Push Up Liner did not remove completely! I thought this remover was specifically made to remove this liner?!? Too Faced’s 3 Way and Eyeko’s liquid liners really stuck on.

Eye Liner Line Up vs Remover 3- PrettyGossip

Overall Thoughts:

While I think Benefit’s remover worked ok… it wasn’t a home run. Maybe I had too high expectations from Benefit because I generally LOVE their products (seen here and here). Don’t get me wrong, it worked comparable to other removers I’ve tried… but it wasn’t a game changer. At least it didn’t sting or irritate my eyes. 🙂

In the next few days, I’ll post a review of my current favorite remover so please come back for that post. I’ll show how it performed in removing the same 7 liners shown above and I’ll also show a side by side comparison to Benefit’s Remover.

I hope this post has been helpful.
Please let me know if you have a makeup remover! 

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  1. Ariel
    June 22, 2016 / 6:27 pm

    I have the benefits push up liner and I know how hard it is to remove. The best product I have found was actually a hair serum. It is Called Cibu ancient serum. Cibu is only sold at hair cutery from what I’ve been told. My sister in laws mom works at one and get free supplies a lot. Apparently you can use it in your hair, in your hair treatments, as a lotion and to remove makeup. The only flaw is that after your face is greasy so I wash it. I use a cotton ball or qtip and the liner comes off pretty easily.

    • June 22, 2016 / 10:35 pm

      Thanks for visiting and for sharing your comment! Love hearing tips and tricks like this. I sometimes use coconut oil or other oils to remove makeup sometimes and my face gets greasy too. I typically ‘double cleanse’ with a foaming cleanser to get rid of the grease. 🙂 Hope you’ll visit again!! xoxo

  2. July 24, 2014 / 6:17 am

    Very interesting and helpful review! You really have all the popular eyeliners. 😉
    If I am to use a separate eye makeup remover, I want it to work on everything since I’m going through an extra step in cleansing. Otherwise I will just rely on cleansing oil.

  3. July 24, 2014 / 12:44 am

    If anything, the remover definitely removes the Benefit ‘they’re real’ liner better than anything else! I remember not even my Bioderma wouldn’t do the job so I resorted to Benefit’s remover and really did the trick. It must be a small oil ratio to it…