Monday, February 20, 2017

True Natural Benecos Cosmetics Review

Benecos is Germany's best-selling natural makeup line and they've teamed up with True Natural to be their official North American representative. I've received Benecos products from natural beauty boxes in the past and I've always been a fan of their makeup, and I'm excited to share more of it with you today!

*Disclaimer: These products were sent to See, Shop, Love! in exchange for an honest review.

Benecos is a pure and plant-based cosmetics line that's PETA-certified as cruelty-free and offers many vegan products. They've won awards from OekoTest, Natural Solutions Beauty with a Conscience, and Yoga Journal for their mineral-based products.

I find that sometimes people are hesitant to switch to natural makeup because they don't feel the products will be effective. I can confidently say that you won't have that problem with Benecos, at least with the products I've tried, because all of them were highly pigmented and had great staying power! I received the Natural Eyeshadow, Natural Lipstick, and Natural Light Fluid Foundation to try.

The Natural Lipstick in First Love is a pretty light mauve/pink creme. It's made with vitamin E, organic castor seed, and organic avocado oil for deep moisture and organic babassu oil to help protect the delicate skin on your lips. Vitamin C also provides antioxidant protection.

I found the formula to be nice and creamy and it easily glided onto my lips. Unfortunately the shade was a bit too light for my complexion (see swatches below), but I would definitely purchase another tube of this lipstick in a different shade!

The Natural Eyeshadow in So What? is the perfect shade for me; I love browns and golds! This is a a nice gold/brown (copper?) shimmer that worked great as a base shade for me. It has just enough shimmer in it to add a nice highlight, but it isn't overly-glittery or distracting. It's made with organic macadamia nut oil and organic castor oil to create a soft, velvety texture and the pigments are made from natural minerals.

I used this with my regular eyeshadow primer and it lasted a full eight-hour work day. I like that the shade is appropriate for the office but can be easily transitioned to night by adding a few complimentary shades for a more daring look! It applied nicely with my eyeshadow brushes but did require two coats to achieve the level of pigmentation I wanted.

Natural Lipstick in First Love, Natural Eyeshadow in So What?, and Natural Light Fluid Foundation in Nude

I also received the Natural Light Fluid Foundation in Nude, but it's not listed on the website. The shades available on the site are Dune, Mocca, and Sahara. Nude, as you can see, was too light for my skin but I still wore it for a day to try it out. Once I applied my setting powder over it my face didn't look too washed out.

The foundation is vegan and has certified organic jojoba, shea butter, and plant extracts to add nourishing moisture without clogging pores. The pigments are made from natural minerals. It's appropriate for all skin types. I have oily skin and this stayed on (with primer) for a full 8 hour work day. It's a very lightweight formula and I only needed one coat, applied with a sponge, for full coverage.
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Bottom Line: I really enjoyed all three Benecos products, even though the lipstick and foundation weren't quite the right shades for me. I was impressed by all of their formulas and I think they're an affordable and high quality natural brand that everyone should add to their routine!

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