This post contains gifted items from Love Lula which have been marked with *. The company have provided them for review but have not had any control of this post. All opinions are 100% my own.
Benecos is a brand that I’ve mentioned before on this blog. They’re a natural, cruelty free brand that are really affordable. Perfect for if you don’t have a big budget but still want to try natural make up.
If you follow me on Instagram (you can find me here – I did a little reel on how this refillable palette works too!) then you would of seen that I want to try some more colourful eyeshadow looks this year. I didn’t want to invest in any that were too expensive though (redundancy has made me cut back on the luxury items), especially as I’m not sure what colours will suit me and which won’t yet. So in comes Benecos!
I was instantly drawn to their IT-Pieces Refillable Make Up Palette * as you can customise it. You buy the IT-Pieces Refillable Make Up Palette * and then you buy the eyeshadows, highlighters, blush or bronzers that you want to put it in. Such an ingenious idea, as that way you don’t get any shades that you won’t use – as good as ready made palettes are there are always a couple of shades that I leave. I chose the below products for my palette:
benecos IT-Pieces Refillable Make Up Palette *
Eyeshadow – Rusty Copper *
Eyeshadow – Lilac Light *
Eyeshadow – Greenish Mermaid *
Eyeshadow – Muddy Olive *
Eyeshadow – Ocean Eyes *
Eyeshadow – Blue Galaxy *
As you can see I stuck to eyeshadows for my palette but I could probably add in a highlighter or blush later if I wanted to as I have some spare room. For now though my aim is try more bright eyeshadows so that’s what I picked.
The eyshadows themselves are really nice, if a little powdery. As you can see in the swatch they’re very faint to begin with, but I managed to build them up a lot on my eye. It’s probably quite good that they’re like that for beginners though as it means they’re easier to blend out if you make a mistake.
I loved the colours. They’re bright enough to make a statement but subtle enough that you needn’t be afraid to use them. I’ve created some lovely looks with these and it’s definitely built my confidence up to wear more colour on my eyes. I’ve mainly paired the lighter colour all over the lid with the darker colour in the crease but it’s also been fun to mix them up. I paired Rusty Copper with Blue Galaxy the other day and the result was surprisingly nice!
I’ve worn these for a full day each and I must admit that they did crease on me, even with using a primer. I think it’s because of the glitter/iridescence that they collected in the crease. I got around 3/4 hours out of them before they started to crease so if you’re looking to wear them all day they’re probably not for you. However, if you’re looking for just trying them out at the weekends then they’re a great option.
I really enjoyed using these colours and I was really impressed with them for the price. With each eyeshadow being £3.95 then it’s the perfect way to try some new colours and see if they suit you before investing in more expensive options.
Do you wear bright eyeshadow or are you more of a neutral lover?