Review & Swatches: Benecos Natual Mascara Maximum Volume in Deep Black & Natural Concealer in Beige

Friday 31 May 2013

As I'm getting ready to go to Germany in about 16 hours (holiday here I come!), I thought it would be rather appropriate for my last post to be a review of some Benecos make-up I was kindly sent earlier in the month.  Benecos are a German natural beauty brand who have recently launched their extensive range in the UK, and I think they will appeal to both natural beauty lovers and budget beauty fans alike.  

 Benecos Natural Mascara Maximum Volume in Deep Black* (8ml, £6.95, link)

If you saw my recent post on mascaras that I'm currently using (here), you'll know that I haven't had the best of luck with finding a decent natural mascara.  Well, this one from Benecos is the forefront winner so far!  As you can see below, the pigmentation is fantastic, offering a deep glossy black which is something a lot of natural mascaras seem to struggle with.  It lengthens like a dream and adds a bit of volume too.   

It's not waterproof (but doesn't claim to be either), but it holds pretty well throughout the day and I haven't had any issues with flaking or smudging.  The only slight downside with this is that the formula is quite wet so it takes a little longer than usual to fully dry.  It's also a touch on the clumpy side which you can see above, but nothing that a lash comb can't handle.  All in all though, I'm impressed!  For a natural mascara, this is the best I've tried so far and it's very affordable too.

Benecos Natural Concealer in Beige* (5ml, £6.95, link)

With the success of the mascara, I was excited to try out the concealer.  My first impressions were great; this looks and feels like an exact dupe for my beloved Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer.  It has a fluffier doe-foot applicator which helps to spread the product much more evenly, and coverage wise, it's the same as Collection - a decent medium level which conceals blemishes a treat.  Unfortunately though, there's where the comparisons must end.  This concealer has two big problems for me.  Firstly, it dries insanely fast.  You know how Benefit's Benetint / Cha Cha Tint dries crazy fast?  This concealer is the same, which makes it almost impossible to blend properly.  Secondly, the Beige shade above oxidises after a few hours and becomes more orange than beige.  Not a good look sadly, so this was such a let down after my initial good impressions of it.

Summary: Thumbs up for the mascara, but sadly thumbs down for the concealer.  I'm intrigued to try out more of the range though, so I'll have a good play with the products when I'm in Germany and let you know how it goes.

Benecos products are certified natural by the international organic and natural cosmetics standard BDIH (with the exception of the nail polishes), which means ingredients are from a plant or mineral source, are free from petroleum and GM or synthetic ingredients, and the packaging is eco-friendly (recyclable and minimalistic).  Products are free from synthetic dyes, synthetic fragrances, ethoxylated raw materials, silicon, paraffin and mineral oil derivatives.
Benecos do not test on animals.
Available to buy from and independent health and beauty stores nationwide.

  Have you tried anything from Benecos?  
Any recommendations/misses?

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  1. The mascara looks great - much better than some of the other natural ones I've been trying out! I'm just reviewing a few Benecos products for my blog today. I've got the eyeliner, lipstick and blush. So far the lipstick has really stood out for me!

    Hope you have a great time in Germany :)

    Ria x

    1. Cool! Will check out your review and see what else is good :) Thanks Ria! x


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