Three is better than one! Benecos Natural Shiny lip colours review


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.

Ingredients (INCI): Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Cera, Isoamyl Laurate, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Cera, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Lanolin, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Mica, Parfum (Essential Oils), Tocopherol, Limonene, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Silica, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract*, Tin Oxide, Citral, Linalool, Ci 77891, [+/- (May Contain) Maltodextrin, Talc, Ci 75470, Ci 77491, Ci 77742, Ci77492] * organic

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,



Green hunter, wellness junkie and pun maker on the website, I'm on a journey towards a kinder and healthier life. @lizthegreenspirit on Instagram.

  1. Great review Liz and great swatches and pics of you wearing the lip crayons! I've never used a lip crayon so I'm quite intrigued and these sound like the perfect product for me as I actually prefer my lip products to be sheer (good to know that Ilia's are more matte as I did have my eye on those!). And now comes the question you knew I would ask my lip guru – which colour for Nic!? 😉 xx

    1. Thank you my dear Nic! Hahaha, if you are looking for something totally sheer then Rusty Rose, – it will basically just add some shine. If you're looking a soft tint, Silky Tulip is lovely. Pretty Daisy reminded me of Hold me now color-wise, so I'd leave this one out of the equation for you 😉 xx

    2. So we were looking at the same ones then! And yes, Pretty Daisy is definitely out if it reminds you of Hold Me Now! Forgot to say I love all the pics of you wearing the different shades, the lovely and genuine Liz spirit shines through! xx

  2. Thanks for this awesome review! They all look beautiful on your lips! Rusty rose seems to be the perfect nude! I live this kind of tinted lip balm so I think I will buy one of them, too, sooner or later 😉 Maybe the coral-nude colour because I have a balm by dr hauschka already that looks like the last one 😉
    Julia 🙂

    1. Thank you for your comment, you're most welcome and I'm so glad you like it! Yes Rusty rose is a really pretty nude color, and they are all really moisturizing which is awesome. Let me know if you like it 🙂 xx

    1. Thanks Rach! Yes, if you're looking for more pigmentation, then you won't enjoy them as much indeed. I did not expect them to be that sheer, but for that price it's alright, and I really like them as lipliners too 🙂 xx

    1. Thank you lovely! I thought of you when I got these; I haven't found Burt's bees' yet so in the meantime these will do the trick 😉 xx

  3. All three look super pretty! I'm all about sheer lip colors for everyday, so will have to give these a look 🙂 Thanks for the review + swatches!

  4. Love how you broke this down with regards to ingredients, I tried these in a store and I do prefer ilia (texture, coverage and ingredients), but this is a decent much more affordable option xx

    1. Thank you! Yes, you can't compare them with Ilia, but if you're looking for something sheer and really subtle they are worth giving a go. I still want to get an Ilia crayon though 😉 xx

    1. Thank you Ru 🙂 I prefer more opaque formulas as well, but I've been enjoying this a lot this summer, super simple to use. xx

    2. Can we swap then! Cos I have such naturally dark lips that it's a right pain when I want to go all soft and pink. It only works with the guiding hand of Liz to get it right- honestly what would I do without you! xx

    1. I know Lanolin is avoided by some I think it's the first product I get that contains it, hence why I felt the need to specify. Hopefully more green lip crayons will come out soon 🙂 xx

    1. Thank you Jana, you're so sweet! <3 Yes a bit more opacity would have been great, because I really have to be generous in layers if I want the tint to show on my lips 🙂 xx

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