Budget option: Benecos - Review natural eyeliner

When talking to people about turning green, there’s always one issue that comes back. Money. Yes, it is more expensive to buy green and clean products whether it is food, cleaning or cosmetic products. That is when you’re used to buy cheap brands, as was I myself. When you compare to expensive beauty brands or food in regular supermarkets rather than discount stores, the difference isn’t as big. 

For all of you that are reluctant to trying natural beauty because it costs more, I’ve got some good news. There really are cheap options in green beauty land too. Some of the cosmetics I bought this past time when turning green, have actually been cheaper than before. One of the first very good priced brands I purchased different items from, is the German brand Benecos. 

Although I don’t like all of their ingredients, they do have items that meet my personal -very strict- standards. This brand may not be perfect all the time for me, but there are many greenies out there that aren’t this strict. If you don’t want to spend more money, this is the way to go because Benecos beats regular cosmetic brands easily! The price tag is unbelievably attractive and that makes this a great budget option when going green. 

I currently have their blush, facial powder and kajal pencil. This last one is my favourite and I have been using it ever since I bought it. 

The review: Benecos Kajal Pencil

Price: 2.59 € at Ecco Verde

Ingredients (INCI): Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Glycerides, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil*, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax / Cera Carnauba, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Mica, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax / Candelilla Cera, Beeswax / Cera Alba, (+/- May Contain: (Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), (Ci 77492), Carmine (Ci 75470), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)),Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate
* from organic farming.

No animal testing. Suitable for contact lens wearers. 

The experience

As I find black eye pencils a bit too harsh for my eyes, I bought this kajal pencil in the colour grey. They also come in black, brown, blue, green and white, but I haven’t tried those myself. 

The pigmentation I think is very good. I don’t notice any difference with my old eye pencils. You can choose whether to make the colour go on subtle or more thick. Also, it doesn’t irritate my eyes. 

The conclusion

This eyeliner does the job for me, and it’s soooo inexpensive: win-win! I’ll continue to use this for sure!


  1. Ooh, grey's a good idea! I've been using a flesh toned one to brighten my sleepy eyes at the moment, but tempted to try out a softer colour than black. I have an eyeshadow that I could use as a liner, but pencils are much easier in a hurry! :) x

    1. Yes they are, it's very pigmented too :) X

  2. Ik hou ook enorm van hun producten! Ik gebruik het witte oogpotlood elke dag op mijn waterlijn :)

    1. Ik heb het witte nog niet geprobeerd!


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