Benecos Natural Kajal Eyeliner in Black Review

I was never intrigued much by European natural cosmetic brands, because during my most recent trips to Italy I was very disappointed by the products I tried. I decided to give this eyeliner pencil a shot while shopping on iherb.com for some personal care items, and thankfully, it was a pretty good buy.Consistency: This pencil is very creamy. It does not melt as it writes, but it glides on super-smoothly, and it can be smudged easily for a smokey effect. It makes it very easy to draw on the lid.

Color: Intense black, very pigmented.

Ingredients: Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Glycerides, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides, Castor Seed Oil*, Carnauba Wax, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Mica, Candelilla Wax, Beeswax, Vitamin E Acetate, Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide, Iron Oxides

*Indicates Certified Organic Ingredients

Price: $ 8.99 on Vitacost.com

Summary

Pros: Color is perfect black, good base for darker, smokey eye look, easy to remove with any soap or make-up remover, inexpensive, BDIH certified*.

Cons: Not waterproof, not long-lasting, smudges a bit.

Final Thoughts: I like to wear this eyeliner for my everyday simple routine, because it does the job. It works best if topped with a little bit of black matte shadow, to increase the staying power. On myself, it begins to fade after only a few hours, (my skin tends to be oily though). I think that this pencil could work for people who do not mind re-applying throughout the day, and for smoky-eye lovers. Compared to the eyeliner pencil I use, The Gabriel Eye Liner, this one is more black, softer, and creamier, but the Gabriel one lasts longer, and smudges less. Have you tried any good eyeliner from a natural/organic brand? If yes, please share! I would like to try the Vapour Beauty Eyeliner Pencil next. Did you try that one yet?

I hope it was helpful!

 

*BDIH is a Natural Cosmetic Certification that requires to meet certain guidelines. Manufacturers whose products have been certified can be found here.


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  • This post came just in time. I just recently did a review on a Benecos lipstick that I love but I’ve been looking for a good black eyeliner that I can tight line with. This one looks super pigmented but I’m not the type to keep reapplying makeup throughout the day so maybe the Gabriel cosmetics one would be better for me. Thanks for the suggestion! Xo, Audreiana from
    True Beauty By Nature

  • Vicky

    I should’ve read this before, it is pretty dark but it smudges all over…probably I shouldn’t use an eye cream to avoid it to smudge. The mascara for volume does smudge too :(

  • greenbeautylooter

    oooh finding a good, richly pigmented, natural liner is tough to find! Thanks for posting, I’ll have to give this a try!