|From top to bottom: Rusty Rose, Silky Tulip and Pretty Daisy|
Ilia, Burt’s bees and now Benecos.
The green options for lip crayons keep growing, and I couldn’t resist getting all shades currently available, as they were cheap as chips (4,99 Euros each). Rusty Rose is an apricot shade, Silky Daisy a soft red and Pretty Daisy a pastel pink. They also work fantastic as lipliners: due to their sheerness, they will most likely be lighter than your actual lipstick. No risk of channeling the 90’s bold lip liner look 😉 I wore my Ilia lip conditioner in “Shell Shock” and applied “Rusty Rose” to contour the lips, and the combination turned out great: it made the lips look fuller and more defined.
The crayons are not vegan as they contain beeswax and lanoline. The latter can also be an irritant so make sure you have no problem with it. Isoamyl Laurate is a scary-looking word, but it works as an emollient and has a score of 1 on ewg, so no reason to be alarmed. Then there’s citral – since it’s BDIH certified, Benecos is normally void of any synthetic ingredients – so in this case, it’s a naturally occurring scent ingredient from essential oils. Be aware that Citral’s associated with allergies and contact dermatitis, when it’s synthetically manufactured and has a score of 7 on EWG which is really high, so synthetic Citral’s got to be avoided.
Affordable and subtle, Benecos shiny lip colors enhance the natural lip color and compliment it, by adding a natural-looking glossy and shiny effect. I really enjoying wearing these lately, and it definitely makes me want to try more lip crayons. If you’re fond of matte and opaque colors, it might not be your cup of tea, and Ilia’s lip crayons would probably be the right fit. Benecos shiny lip colors are currently available on Ecco Verde (here). There’s another newly released Benecos product that will soon appear on the blog, can you guess which one? Take care,