As the market for organic makeup grows, many brands of organic eyeliner are emerging. They are perfect for people with sensitive skin and allergies as well those who want to avoid as many synthetic products as possible. Organic eyeliners are chemical free and often contain ingredients which nourish and protect the skin. Synthetic liners, on the other hand, can contain harmful ingredients that cause skin damage.
If you want to choose an eyeliner that’s good for your skin, you’ll want to avoid those containing heavy metals, titanium dioxide, retinyl acetate, parabens, aluminum, carbon black and ethanolamine compounds. Many of these are believed to be toxic or carcinogenic. Also look out for prime yellow carnauba wax. This is often used to make eyeliners waterproof and it helps to make pencils stiffer but it may also irritate oil glands around the eyes.
Instead, seek out an eyeliner that contains organic ingredients like jojoba oil, olive oil, beeswax, shea butter and Vitamin E. These moisturize the skin, make the liner easy to apply and can even help heal the skin. They may even reduce inflammation and infection while helping your perfect that smize.
Here are some of the products vying for the title of best organic eyeliner.
Top Organic Eyeliners
Benecos Organic Plant Based Natural Eyeliner Pencil
This eyeliner pencil is soft and easy to apply and ideal for those with sensitive skin or eyes. It contains vitamins E an C and as well as protective antioxidants. Jojoba oil helps to make it waterproof.
Ecco Bella Botanicals Eyeliner Pencil
This product contains mainly natural waxes including beeswax. This means it’s quite soft and you’ll need to be careful when applying it. The pigments are rich, and the formula has pretty good staying power.
W3LL People’s Hypnotist Eyeliner is gluten-free. It’s creamy and glides smoothly across the eyelids or along the lower lash line. Make sure you add a primer or setting powder since it has a tendency to smudge as the hours go by. On the plus side, it’s easy to remove at the end of the day.
Naturalmente Organic Liquid Eyeliner
This is a liquid formula that stays put. It is great for looks that require precise definition or sharp edges. It contains several organic flower extracts as well as wheat germ oil which makes it semi waterproof.
Jillian Dempsey Natural Khol Eyeliner
This is a waterproof formula with decent staying power. Like many organic formulas, it is quite creamy and easy to apply so you won’t have to pull and tug the sensitive eye area. Moisturizing oils help to protect your skin.
Ilia Pure Organic Eyeliner Pencil
This formula is a luxurious blend of vitamin E, sesame oil, castor seed oil, beeswax, avocado oil, jasmine and lavender and clove flower/leaf extract, and even grapefruit extract. It’s a small easy to use stick that will sooth the skin around your eye while also defining them and making them pop.
Now you have some options to choose from as you seek out an organic eyeliner. Try one of those mentioned above or give them all a go until you find the one you love most!