20 Organic & Natural Eyeliners of 2021, Rated By Beauty Experts
PUBLISHED: 06/29/2019 | LAST UPDATED: 07/02/2021
Eyeliners have been used for centuries to create dramatic shapes and designs around the eye. From Queen Cleopatra to modern icons like Sophia Loren and Brigitte Bardot, their signature smokey and cat-eyes could never be complete, or dare we say possible, without a high-quality eyeliner.
Organic and all-natural eyeliners are a must add to your makeup routine. Why? Because true natural eyeliners are made with real fruits, herbs, and nourishing plant oils. They get their smooth creamy textures and vibrant colors from natural sources like beeswax and carnauba wax (hypoallergenic and antibacterial), jojoba oil (nourishing and safe for sensitive skin), as well as earth minerals and pigments of berries and teas for pigment. The best natural eyeliners use preservatives like vitamin E, citric acid, zinc, and fermented radish root. All of these yummy ingredients work together to both nourish your delicate eye skin and deliver a stunning look.
Natural eyeliners can be found in liquid, gel, and pencil form and they work pretty similarly to their conventional counterparts. Although, finding an organic eyeliner that we could faithfully call “waterproof” was a challenge, there were definitely a few products that were “water resistant” and held up well during outdoor activities and sweaty exercise.
Unfortunately, finding an effective natural eyeliner made from delicious natural ingredients above can be a challenge. Lots of beauty companies are jumping on the “organic” bandwagon and greenwashing their products with unregulated and deceiving terms like “chemical-free,” “all natural,” and “organic” while simultaneously using ingredients that are none of the above.
To help you find the best natural eyeliners, our team of beauty experts researched and tested over 30 different to bring you this top list of the best of the best. These eyeliners are 1) actually made with natural + organic ingredients 2) do not contain ingredients such as coal tars, formaldehyde, parabens, artificial dyes and lake dyes, talc, phthalates and artificial fragrances, petrochemicals, or any other ingredients on our prohibited list and 3) were crafted by expert cosmetic formulators 4) loved by our research team!
In short–these are the natural eyeliners you’ve been searching for. Enjoy!
Price : $29.99
Honestly, this natural eyeliner is pure genius! On one end, you have a normal felt-tipped point to create an impeccably straight line (even if you are a novice). On the other end, is a stamp to create the perfect winged eyeliner look every. single. time. The applicator comes in a variety of sizes depending on how big or small you like your winged look. Additionally, the actual formula glides on easily, stays put, and creates a brilliantly dark black line. If you can't tell, we're obsessed.
Shop THE QUICK FLICK – ALL NATURAL QUICK WINGED EYELINER & STAMP
Price : $30
It can be surprisingly difficult to find a solid performing eyeliner that isn't filled with toxins and undesirable ingredients; however, these fruit pigmented eyeliners are close to perfect. They are made with certified organic ingredients like black tea and aloe and all-natural ingredients like oregano leaf, thyme, rosemary, and honeysuckle flower. Perfect for sensitive skin and eyes. Goes on like liquid silk, doesn't smudge, and smells like fruit!
Shop *100% PURE – LONG LASTING LIQUID ORGANIC EYELINERS
Price : $15.60
One of the best clean eyeliners we've tested! This eyeliner is crafted to last all day, but may be a little more slippery for those with oilier lids. The color is super dark and bold, the applicator makes it easy to glide on a straight line, and it stays put once dry. It's made with a host of natural ingredients including aloe, jojoba, bentonite clay, eyebright, and natural minerals. Best of all--this eyeliner comes in 8 stunning shades (some with heavy shimmer) including blues, pinks, oranges, and greens!
Shop *ZUZU LUXE – LIQUID EYELINER
Price : $17.95
An environmentally friendly eyeliner that won’t irritate your eyes or skin. This natural eyeliner comes in four shades and are made from vegetable waxes. Rich in palm and palm kernel glycerides to help draw a smooth, flawless line to define eyes softly without pulling or tugging. It is a soft pencil, but doesn’t crumble or fail to sharpen. Creates a beautiful smudged line, but can make a sharp defined line when freshly sharpened or even a little cool after sticking it in the freezer for a few minutes.
Shop *ECCO BELLA VEGAN ORGANIC BEAUTY – NATURAL SOFT PENCIL EYELINERS
Price : $26
Formulated with vitamin E and aloe to glide across the lashes smoothly, this organic eyeliner is easy-to-use and stays on from day to night. The flexible brush-like pen applicator makes creating the thinnest or thickest lines a breeze. This eyeliner is gentle, easy to remove and 100% waterproof. Shake it well before using and apply to achieve desired effect. Using in the water line of the eye is not recommended. Blended with rosemary leaf and chamomile extract to protect the skin.
Shop *HUSH + DOTTI – ORGANIC LIQUID EYELINER
Price : $24
An intense black liquid eyeliner made with certified organic ingredients like cranberry seed oil (highly moisturizing), jojoba oil (high in essential fatty acids) and aloe juice (anti-inflammatory). Rich in black color from plant-derived pigments of daisy, cranberry, turmeric, basil and henna. The applicator isn’t too thick, allowing you the flexibility to design your favorite line, thick or thin. Long wear without the coal, tar and synthetic dyes. May contain iron oxides (natural mineral sources).
Shop *JUICE BEAUTY – PHYTO-PIGMENTS ALL NATURAL LIQUID EYELINER
Price : $21
An ideal natural eyeliner for those with really sensitive skin. This Australian owned company keeps it simple and carefully selects their ingredients to create gentle, highly effective natural makeup. There are eight shades available ranging from clay to a shimmery stone color. Formulated with soothing oils including jojoba and coconut to help protect eyelids and stimulate lash growth. The light-weight texture makes it easy to apply. Contains mica for natural pigmentation and may contain iron oxides.
Shop *ERE PEREZ – ALL NATURAL JOJOBA EYELINERS
Price : $22
An ideal organic eyeliner pencil for those with very sensitive skin. There are eight colors available ranging from subtle ocean blue to an essential matte black. Formulated with a ton of organic ingredients including castor seed oil (keeps moisture and pigment), jojoba seed oil (anti-inflammatory) and candelilla wax (vegan alternative to beeswax). These eyeliners are highly pigmented and great for all skin types, even those with oily skin. May contain mica, iron oxides and titanium dioxide.
Shop *AU NATURALE – ESSENTIAL ORGANIC EYELINER PENCIL
Price : #30
A certified organic eye pencil by the European Organic Certifiers Council. Comes in four shades and is highly pigmented by naturally occurring mineral pigments. The purple is a gorgeous shade for those who like a bright and bold look. In keeping with the Kjaer Weis mission to combine luxury, performance, and safe ingredients, the pencils are formulated with the best natural and organic raw materials, for a soft, buttery-smooth feel, and are refillable just like the rest of the collection.
Shop *KJAER WEIS – CERTIFIED ORGANIC EYE PENCIL
Price : $26
A natural eyeliner pencil perfect for those with sensitive eyes. This creamy long-lasting formula glides on your eyelids like silk to define your eyes while nourishing your skin. All four shades are blended with natural ingredients like sunflower seed oil (combats acne and inflammation), vitamin E (restores and protects from free radical damage) and marula oil (high in antioxidants and treats dry skin). No cheap fillers, doesn’t smear and lasts all day. This one requires an eye pencil sharpener.
Shop *100% PURE – LONG LAST NATURAL EYELINER PENCILS
Price : $16
An affordable yet luxurious natural eyeliner without the toxic ingredients. This London based company creates 100% all natural makeup with sensitives in mind and this eyeliner stays true to that. Enriched with organic moisturizing ingredients like organic jojoba oil (moisturize the skin), shea butter (protect the skin) and vitamin E (anti-aging) for smooth application to the eyelids. Free from harsh chemicals, dyes and fillers and contains antibacterial properties to help improve the skin.
Shop *LILY LOLO – NATURAL EYELINER
Price : $20
A high definition vegan eyeliner that has a luxurious feel. The velvety formulation feels gentle on delicate skin, making it an ideal eyeliner for sensitive eyes. Blended with coconut oil and vegetable oils giving it a creamy texture that’s easy to apply. The pencil comes with a smudge tip to soften the line or create a more dramatic smokey eye look. Available in black and brown, it’s the perfect natural eyeliner staple for your makeup bag. PETA approved and free from all the nasty ingredients.
Shop *HYNT BEAUTY – HIGH DEFINITION NATURAL EYELINER
Price : $17
An all natural eyeliner that enhances the eyes with a subtle, soft or dramatic line as it hydrates and protects the delicate skin of your eyelid. Formulated with moisturizing shea butter and vitamin E to protect the skin from creasing. The pencil is soft and glides on easily without tugging, just be gentle when sharpening. Contains natural mineral pigments to deliver long-lasting color. Seven shades available including a white pencil to add to the corner of the eye to make the eyes appear wider.
Shop *JANE IREDALE – NATURAL EYE PENCIL
Price : $18
This mess-free natural eyeliner made in the Czech Republic comes in three different shades - black, brown and a shimmery taupe. Formulated with plant-based oils like jojoba oil (anti-inflammatory) and meadowfoam seed oil (locks in moisture) to ensure a smooth and soft application. These pencils are highly pigmented with natural mineral sources and have a strong staying power, especially when topped with a translucent powder. Contains chamomile flower extract to soothe and protect the eyes.
Shop *ALIMA PURE – NATURAL DEFINITION EYE PENCIL
Price : $26
Eye pencils don’t tickle your fancy? You don’t have to be a pro with this gel liner. You just have to have a brush. This organic gel based eyeliner formula glides across lashes for a natural, smooth line. It’s 100% waterproof and great for those with sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers. Crafted with castor oil (reduces acne), coconut oil (anti-aging) and grape oil (vitamin E) to nourish and protect the skin. A little of this gel liner goes a long way and it’s perfect for everyday use.
Shop *HUSH + DOTTI – ORGANIC GEL LINER
Price : $17
Infused with an anti-aging blend of mango and meadowfoam seed oils, the vegan formula glides on like a dream (no tugging or skipping) while keeping the delicate skin around the eyes soft and hydrated. This organic eyeliner pencil is available in five colors and can be used to achieve diverse looks, from subtle to dramatic for any occasion. The primary ingredient in this eyeliner is jojoba oil (anti-inflammatory and reduces redness) and the natural mineral sources used provide a hint of shimmer.
Shop VERT BEAUTY – ORGANIC EYELINER PENCIL