Cheap Thrill: Benecos Eyeliner for Bright Eyes


I recently purchased a couple of Benecos eyeliners (in white and bright blue). They cost $8.99 each–a steal in comparison to many cleaner/natural eye liner pencils out there. Before I go further–a shout out to The Green Product Junkie. A couple of weeks ago, she tweeted about these and a natural deodorant and have since gotten both and she is two for two with effect, cheap recos. I’ll be doing a deodorant round up soon.

Getting back to the Benecos liners. I really wanted the bright blue for spring/summer. I like doing a colorful cat eye here and there and blue is great with brown eyes. I decided to give the white liner a go too and I am so glad I did. Between contact lenses, allergies, and working at a computer a lot, my eyes (including rims) are always red. I love perking them up by lining the water line. My go-to has been the Youngblood dual ended highlighter pencil. (See full review here.) The YB pencil costs $22 has a shimmery side for the inner corner and under the brow bone and a matte side that I use on the waterline and under my lower lashes to brighten. It is a creamy, pinkish color and it’s a solid product. However, with one of the worst allergy seasons every taking place, I wanted to try something even brighter to counteract the redness, so the Benecos white shade (which is not stark white–thankfully) seemed like a good pick. And it was!

The pencil glides on smoothly and doesn’t interfere with my contacts at all. None of these are going to stay on through the workday, however of the 3 you see pictured above, Benecos has the best staying power and is the most brightening. I don’t pick up the Tarte pencil ($20) anymore because of the ingredients and because it gets on my contacts. The Benecos pencil is not too soft, yet it’s creamy and it applies smoothly on the water line. While I am not going in depth on the blue liner today, I will say it doesn’t drag, allows you to smudge it (if that is your thing–I am a smudger), doesn’t move around, and has good lasting power.

What’s in it: Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil, Mica, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Meadowfoam Seed Oil, Hydrogenated Cottonseed Oil, Mango Seed Oil, Candelilla Wax, Jojoba Seed Oil*, Glyceryl Caprylate, Carnauba Cera, Macadamia Seed Oil, Vitamin E, Vitamin C, May Contain: Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Chromium Oxide Green, Ultramarine

I am so glad I bought these. It’s nice to have affordable options for liners that are cleaner too. I hope they make some chubby liners in the future.