Jun 182019
 

Benecos Glamour Mascara gives a rich finish look, with volume and length on the lashes, while Benecos Translucent Powder gives a silky, quick and no-fuss finish look, and does not set in fine lines – both for a very low price point. 

Benecos Translucent Powder and Glamour Mascara Review

I’ve been using the German green beauty brand Benecos for many years now – they offer good to great quality, especially, makeup products at a very reasonable, affordable price point: Benecos won’t burn a deep hole in your wallet, yet you’ll still get green makeup products that – work.

The two products I’ll review for you today are Benecos Glamour Mascara and Benecos Translucent Powder. As I’ve tried several of the Benecos mascaras in the past, I pretty much knew what to expect: low cost but high results. A few months ago I was looking for a translucent powder – I needed something light and something that won’t set into fine lines. Mission accomplished, and all of this, at, again, low price point.

Benecos Natural Mascara Glamour Look

Benecos Translucent Powder and Glamour Mascara Review

When you open a mascara and you hear that “ploop” sound, you know a mascara is going to be a great one: thick and wet, with a generous amount of product in a tube and – not dried out. This Benecos Mascara got that sound. The wand has plentiful bristles, reaching and covering the lashes perfectly; the application is easy and fast. As mentioned, the texture of Benecos Glamour Mascara is thick, meaning the finish look will be rich: it gives volume and lengthens the lashes. One layer will do for a glamorous look, but with two – and this mascara allows easy layering, as it does not dry out immediately and does not stick the lashes together – you’ll get an even richer, more voluminous finish look – but still – a natural look. The staying power of the Benecos Natural Mascara Glamour Look gives a run for its money many more expensive mascaras, as it stays on from morning till evening. The mascara does not clump and I’ve experienced no irritation; likewise, it comes off easily as well. For a better wear, especially if your skin is oily, I suggest using a powder before applying the mascara (of course, Benecos Translucent Powder works perfectly) and a good eyelash curler.

While the mascara is not waterproof, it does not smudge easily, if at all.

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How about ingredients?

Ingredients: Salvia Sclarea (Clary) Flower/leaf/stem Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Acacia Senegal Gum, Brassica Campestris/aleurites Fordi Oil Copolymer, Glyceryl Rosinate, Glyceryl Stearate SE, 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 Oxide)Ci 77820 (Silver)

Potentially problematic ingredients? None.

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My final word?

Benecos Translucent Powder and Glamour Mascara Review

The Benecos Natural Mascara Glamour Look is rich in texture and as such translates on the lashes, giving a volume and length, with lashes nicely separated – and stays on all day. It’s easily layered if you wish for an even more glamourous look, and does not irritate the eyes.

Price? It ranges between €5,19 – €8,94 for 8g, depending where you buy it and makes for am affordable, reasonable price point mascara. Given the amount of the product in a tube is generous, you won’t regret purchasing this mascara. I’ve tried quite a few Benecos mascaras, and will try even more in the future.

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Benecos Natural Translucent Powder

Benecos Translucent Powder and Glamour Mascara Review

I was looking for a no-fuss translucent powder, something that applies quickly, does not leave a white cast, does not set into the fine lines (that’s what a translucent powder should be, after all). I was pondering between a fine loose mineral and pressed translucent powder, but I really wanted a translucent powder for as easy and fast application as possible, especially to have it in my purse and for a quick application during the day. And since I know Benecos makes affordable makeup products with good to high quality, I gave this one a go – a great choice!

The Benecos Natural Translucent Powder is a pressed – very pressed – powder. At the first look, it’s white and looks like this is how it might stay on the skin – not so. Very little goes a long way with this one: one or two swipes and it perfectly invisibly covers the whole face, should you need to, even if it may seem, at first, like you might need more. I mostly use it, just a little bit of it, under my eyes when wearing a liquid foundation, and as a quick, no fuss, touch up during the day, where my skin might start looking a bit oily. I also swipe it, gently, on my face when wearing little to no makeup, but want to achieve that non-oily and matte look. The Benecos Natural Translucent Powder also works perfectly when applied over a concealer: when I use a very minimal makeup look, and during Summer I am, I apply a tiny dot, here and there where needed, of RMS Beauty “Un” Cover-Up Concealer and the dab and tap the Benecos Translucent Powder over it, as it mattifies and sets the concealer. It also works great as a primer on eyelids, whether before applying an eye shadow or just as a stand-alone to mattify the eye lids. Likewise, I use it as a primer for mascara – as in drying the eyelashes. I usually apply it with a Real Techniques Multi Brush, or for a more precise, especially under the eyes application, I use Everyday Minerals Eye Kabuki Brush. From time to time – I just dab a bit of powder on my finger.

The Benecos Natural Translucent Powder contains a calming Chamomile oil and Argan oil, which has has anti-inflammatory properties; it softens the skin and is an excellent anti-aging agent.

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How about the ingredients?

Ingredients: MICA, ZEA MAYS (CORN) STARCH*, KAOLIN, ZINC STEARATE, SILICA, GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE, ARGANIA SPINOSA KERNEL OIL*, PARFUM (FRAGRANCE), TOCOPHEROL, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL*, CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT* * certified organic ** natural essential oils

Potentially problematic ingredients? None.

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My final word?

Benecos Translucent Powder and Glamour Mascara Review

The Benecos Natural Translucent Powder is a gentle, silky-like translucent powder, finely milled and sturdily pressed. Its application is easy and fast. It does not set into fine lines and works perfectly with various other makeup (and skincare) products – whether it’s a liquid foundation, concealer, or as a primer for eyelashes and eyelids. It works perfectly when going for a very minimal makeup look, when you only apply a skin serum, maybe a bit of a highlighter/blush and want to mattify the face. Large swaps or precision application – this translucent powder delivers.

Price? Another very affordable, reasonably priced Benecos product – €7,81 for 6,5g – and it seems with this translucent powder that it will take a long while before I hit the pan. If you’re looking for a cheap, yet highly performing translucent pressed powder – this one is the one!

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Are you familiar with Benecos products? Which ones do you keep in your makeup bag? Do you think more affordable green beauty products work just as well as those which have a higher price point? Let me know!

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For more information on Benecos, visit their dedicated brand page.

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Benecos Mascara and Translucent Powder provided to Nature of Europe by Love Lula for the purpose of an honest review.

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