With an extensive make-up kit it is (embarrassingly) easy to forget about products however more often than not I am pleasantly surprised/pleased when I rediscover them.
I rediscovered the Benecos Kajal Pencils (£3.95) on a recent job during which I was prompted to opened up my eye pencil roll. Eyeliner pencil is one of those products that I don’t use as much as I should, generally favouring gel or liquid liners or even eyeshadows to define the lash line as pencil liners can be too hard on the eye – literally and visually.
The Benecos pencils are incredibly rich and creamy and the lead is super comfortable to apply; neither hard nor scratchy. As with most eyeliner pencils, they do benefit from being worked into the skin a little to elongate wear time however when applied they do last pretty well (although water lines make need regular reapplication).
There are nine pencils in the collection; black; green; brown; night blue; bright blue; grey; olive; violet and white – I currently have five of them. This spectrum of shades means there is an option for everyone be it looking to add a touch of definition to the lash line or a wild accent of colour. A great base for a quick and easy smoke eye, they can also be blended using a brush or sponge tipped applicator to create a smudged, grungy finish.
The pencils are certified natural by BDIH and are free from all the usual nasties however the one negative for me is that some of the pencils (brown, light blue, grey and violet) contain carmine and so are therefore unsuitable for some.
The great thing about these pencils is the price. They are definitely worth the pocket money price! Have you tried them yet?
(* Denotes organic ingredient)
Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil, Caprylic/capric Triglyceride, Mica, Limnanthes Alba Seed Oil, Hydrogenated Cottonseed Oil, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Oil, Candelilla Cera, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil*, Glyceryl Caprylate, Copernicia Cerifera Cera, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate
Black (vegan): Ci 77499
Brown: Ci 77499, Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77510, Ci 75470
Light Blue: Ci 77007, Ci 77891, Ci 77510, Ci 75470
Night Blue (vegan): Ci 77499, Mica, Ci 77891, Ci 77510, Ci 77491
Olive (vegan): Ci 77891, Ci 77499, Ci 77288, Ci 77491, Ci 77510
Green (vegan): Ci 77288, Ci 77499, Ci 77510
Grey: Ci 77891, Ci 77499, Ci 77492, Ci 77491, Ci 75470
Violet: Ci 77891, Ci 77499, Ci 75470, Ci 77491, Ci 77007, Ci 77510
White (vegan): Ci 77891, Ci 77499, Ci 77492, Ci 77491