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Natural mascara is hard to find… very hard to find. After my experience (and let down) with a Physician’s Formula mascara I had very little hope that something natural would ever work for me. I was contacted by the online shop, Eco Natural Products asking if I would like to review something and jumped at the opportunity to test out another natural mascara (after all they can be almost impossible to find in-store.)
Benecos Natural Mascara Vegan Volume (£9.90 / $17.61 CAD)
Although on the pricey side for mascara, it’s on par with the cost of purchasing Benefit’s “They’re real” or Too Faced’s “Better than Sex” mascara – and it’s vegan – so in order to justify cost it’s important to keep in mind that there are much more expensive options.
On the Eco Naturals website, the Benecos Natural Mascara Vegan Volume is described to enhance your lashes with the large bristle brush which defines them for a more dramatic look. “Vitamin E moisturizes and cares for your natural lashes.”
Compared to the typical drugstore brand mascara that has a laundry list of ingredients, the Benecos Natural Mascara Vegan Volume has twenty-four. To me, that’s a pretty good start – unlike most websites, the Eco Naturals Website lists the ingredients within the product so that you aren’t left to guess what’s inside it or dig around google trying to find it!
What do I think?
Compared to drugstore mascaras, this definitely does not provide the same amount of volume. There are certain ingredients that just can’t be avoided if you want a mascara to really amp up your lashes. However, for a natural mascara I find that it does provide a nice option – especially if you have naturally long lashes!
One coat successfully covers up my blonde lashes, but doesn’t seem to add much volume. Two coats added a little bit of volume, but was still minimal compared to the likes of the Maybelline Lash Sensational mascara.
I find the brush way too big – when applying this mascara I always end up with some above my lash line which can be a real pain if you plan on putting on eye shadow first. If the brush was smaller I think I would like it a lot more.
In terms of lasting this was extremely impressive. Unless I rubbed my eyes it did not end up flaking at all unlike the Maybelline Mascara which seemed to be a much more flakey formula.
For a natural vegan mascara I am very impressed with the way this wears and of course how much easier it is to remove at the end of the day while still being able to last in the hot humid weather. I can definitely see myself purchasing a mascara from Benecos if they have one with a smaller brush – like the Benecos Natural Super Long Lashes Mascara which is also available from Eco Naturals!
I’m so grateful for the opportunity to give this mascara a try – it’s renewed my faith that finding a good natural mascara isn’t as difficult as I had previously assumed!
What’s your favourite mascara?