Benefit beats off Sharknado attack in They're Real! cameo

The latest installment in the popular tv movie is due to air this month

Taking to television sets across the US this month, Benefit Cosmetics is to star in a cameo in the latest installation of the Sharknado franchise, Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!.

The custom vignette/cameo will feature actress and actor Tara Reid and Kyle Richards fighting off a Sharknado attack while shopping in a Benefit Cosmetics boutique. In the scene, Reid and Richards grab the brand’s best-selling mascara They’re Real! to kill sharks.

Nicole Frusci, VP Brand Marketing, Benefit Cosmetics, said: “We are thrilled to be Sharknado’s first-ever beauty brand partner, it was a no-brainer for Benefit to join as we strive to be fun and disruptive wherever possible. What better way can you show large audiences that ‘laughter is the best cosmetic’ than by having bold & girly women kill sharks using mascara?”

Benefit's They're Real! mascara

Benefit is not the only one to have a vignette in the film; other cameos include Michele Bachmann as herself, Penn and Teller as NASA Lieutenant Colonel Stylo and Major Caissier, and Kendra Wilkinson as a waitress.

“The Sharknado franchise has proven to be unmatched marketing platform for advertisers, combining the enormous power of television with unparalleled social amplification,” said Alison Tarrant, Executive Vice President, Client Solutions at NBCUniversal. “It’s no surprise that we are seeing new partners in new categories, and we are excited for Benefit Cosmetics to join us as we take a giant bite out of the viewer pie.”

Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! will air on Syfy, Bravo and E! on 22 July.