One of the most difficult products to find in the green world is the mascara: a product that stays on the lashes and does not make me look like a panda. I have tried tons and only Ilia and Kjaer Weis have passed the test so far. I was curious to try this mascara by Benecos as it is cheap and won an award as best product in 2016.

PERFORMANCE

When I first started using the Benecos Natural Mascara Vegan Volume it felt like it was working: no clumping, no smudging and – even though the volume it imparts is not too noticeable – it coated the lashes very well. 

After a few days I strated to notice flakes on my cheeks up to when, with soaring temperatures in Milan of +35, it made me look like I was an American football player. I stopped using it as it flakes and smudges too much. Such a shame as the price point is very good.  

It is easy to take off in the evening, probably because most of it has already transferred on the cheeks and under the eyes. Not a good look!

INGREDIENTS

Salvia Sclarea (Clary) Flower/Leaf/Stem Water*, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin*, Acacia Senegal Gum, Brassica Campestris/Aleurites Fordii Oil Copolymer, Glyceryl Rosinate, Glyceryl Stearate, Silica, Potassium Palmitoyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Oleic/Linoleic/Linolenic Polyglycerides, Tocopherol, Glyceryl Caprylate, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Aqua (Water), Sorbitan Olivate, Cetearyl Olivate, Cetyl Palmitate, Sorbitan Palmitate, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil*, Xanthan Gum, Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77820 (Silver)

SCENT

It has a slight herbal scent. It is not perceptible when hte mascara is applied on the lashes.

HOW TO USE IT

I prefer to curl my eyelashes before applying mascara as this “operatation” opens up the eyes. 

I appy this mascara in layers: the wand is quite plumpy so it coats the lashes very well. As it does not give a lot of volume I pass the wand several times on the lashes before getting a noticeable effect. It does not clump.

I don’t overload the lashes as this makes the mascara look too fake and I don’t like the effect. 

SWATCH

The wand is very plumpy as it is supposed to give volume (it does not though)

The wand is made of flaxible fibers and not of plastic or silicone. 

CONTENT AND PACKAGING

10ml. It consists of a black “bullet”. For being a high street product the packaging is not too bad. It lasts for 6 months after opening it. It is available in two colours, black and brown (I tested the black one).

WHERE TO BUY

Alyaka

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Disclaimer

I purchased the product with my money. It was NOT sent by PR and I did not receive any money to post this review.