PUBLISHED: 06/29/2019 | LAST UPDATED: 01/17/2020
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!