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6 Best Natural Eyeliner Picks for Paraben-Free Peepers

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again; eyeliner is amazing. Whether you’re making it up all fancy-like or just using it to define your lash lines, nobody should be without it. It can completely change your aesthetic and make your eyes pop, so there’s really no reason not to use it. And if you stick to more natural brands and lines, you’re really not taking any risks in the process (except, of course, that one where you rock it so hard that you accidentally blind everyone in the vicinity- take care with that one).

So, to take out some of the effort, we’ve collected six all natural eyeliner brands and typed about them for a little bit. If you’re looking for your next purchase or you just really like reading reviews of stuff you’ll never buy, then read on for a little journey into the world of natural and organic eyeliner.

100% Pure Creamy Long Last Liner

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This is one of the best all natural eyeliners, at least in our book. It’s ridiculously smooth to put on, and the color comes out right away without you having to lather it on. You can get it off just as easily with soap and water, though we’d recommend that you use a (natural!) makeup remover just in case.

The only downside is that it doesn’t have the greatest staying power so if you are going for the long haul, you might want to take it along with you for re-applications. That being said, you can re-apply all you want in the assurance that it’s brilliant for sensitive eyes, completely free from irritants and surprisingly gentle on skin.

Price: $22.00 per liner

Ingredients Mica (CI 77019). May contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Ultramarines (CI 77007). Nothing more.

Ecco Bella Botanicals Eyeliner Pencil

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Ecco Bella brings their cruelty free, flower-power attitude to their organic eyeliner range. It comes in six different colors, including cocoa, bronze and royal blue if you feel like shaking it up. Cocoa has a bit more of a reddish hue than is shown, so watch out for that one. The pigment is surprisingly good, even with the more adventurous colors. It also stays on for a good while, despite being made mostly out of naturally occurring waxes. Note that because it doesn’t have much to toughen it up, the pencil is quite soft, so make sure to apply gently if you don’t want to be stuck in the endless cycle of sharpening.

This line is gluten-free, though it’s falsely promoted as being vegan since it contains beeswax. That’s not to say that it isn’t questionable whether beeswax is safe for vegans, so it really comes down to your personal preference.

Price: $15.00 per color

Ingredients: Hydrogenated palm glycerides, hydrogenated palm kernel glycerides, hydrogenated coco glycerides, bees wax, carnauba wax, japan wax, apricot kernel oil, ethyl cellulose, iron oxides, ultramarines, mica and titanium dioxide

W3ll People Hypnotist Eyeliner

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W3LL People’s Hypnotist Eyeliner is a beautifully deep black color that might be a little too dark for pale skin – unless you want to go full vampire, of course. It’s easy to apply and has a sort of creamy consistency to it that helps it to glide smoothly across the eyelids.

It’s fairly easy to take off, however it does have a tendency to smudge over the course of the day which complicates things a bit. The smudging also limits the staying power somewhat. It’s always a good idea to use a primer or setting powder no matter what you’re using, but it’s pretty much essential with this eyeliner to prevent smudging. The plus side to this is that you can easily, intentionally smudge it for a smokey eye effect. We’ve found that this eyeliner goes especially well with green or blue eyes- the contrast is perfect to bring out the color.

W3LL People’s Hypnotist Eyeliner is safe for vegans and celiacs alike (yay for gluten free eyeliner!). It’s not quite as natural as you’d expect for a natural eyeliner, but there isn’t any serious toxins in there so it should be fine in the long run.

Price: $23.00 per color

Ingredients: Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Rhus Verniciflica Peel Wax, Hydrogenated Vegetable Glycerides, Hydrogenated Coco Glycerides, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Cetyl Palmitate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Soy Lecithin, [+/-: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Ultramarines CI 77-7, CI 77013, Chromium Hydroxide Green CI 77289, Chromium Hydroxide Green CI 77289, Mica (CI 77019), Iron Oxides CI 77489, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499]

Mineral Fusion Eye Pencil

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This one comes in four different colors, each with a slightly different price. The pigment is okay, but they’re generally much lighter than you expect them to be so it requires a couple of coatings before the color really starts to show.

It’s better used around the bottom lid than the top since it adds a good bit of extra definition around the lashes, so it makes for quite a bold look around that area. It’s mostly safe for people with sensitive eyes, but there have been some horror stories going around so make sure to take care if that’s you. One of the biggest drawbacks of this eyeliner is the staying power; it starts off great but dwindles pretty quickly. Primers can help this, but even then it doesn’t stay on quite as long as you’d hope.

Mineral Fusion don’t have any of their products tested on animals, so this line is 100% cruelty free. It’s also good for vegans, and is mainly made up of natural waxes and oils. Vitamin C and E gives the pores around your eyes a little treat, as well as a much-needed break from toxins.

Price: $15.00 per color

Ingredients: Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) butter, caprylic/capric triglyceride, limnanthes alba (meadowfoam) seed oil, hydrogenated cottonseed oil, mangifera indica (mango) seed oil, euphorbia cerifera (candelilla) wax, glyceryl caprylate, copernicia cerifera (carnauba) wax, macadamia ternifolia seed oil, tocopherol (vitamin E), chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower extract, ascorbyl palmitate (vitamin C), iron oxides (77491, 77492, 77499), titanium dioxide (77891), mica (77019).

Zuzu Luxe Liquid Eyeliner

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There’s six colors in total available in this line, and they’re all pretty bold. You have your classic black there, but you’re also dared to try out the blues and purple. Amethyst is a beautiful deep purple color, and Azure is an airy, bright light blue if you’re willing to go there. No matter what shade you get, though, the pigment is simply amazing and sets your eyes alight with color.

This natural eyeliner is also incredibly durable, so it can definitely withstand a good cry or two. It can smudge a little whilst you’re out and about, so always carry wipes, makeup remover and the eyeliner itself in your purse for easy re-application. The good news is that it slides on like a dream, so that really shouldn’t be a problem. Definitely leave some time for it to dry, especially if you’re using it on your top lid- we wouldn’t want any makeshift eyelash lines, now would we?

This is the also the perfect natural liquid eyeliner for those who like very matte lines – ’cause well, it even goes on matte. So for the shiny-lid-averse – this one’s for you.

This eyeliner is packed full of vitamins and other natural goodies to moisturize and replenish the worn out skin around your eyes. It’s completely safe for vegans and has a lightweight formula that leaves out anything that could irritate the eyes.

Price: $16.00 per tube

Ingredients: Water, Sorbitol, Cetyl Alcohol, Iron Oxides, Mica, Jojoba Oil, Bentonite, Bisabolol, Tocopherol, Xanthan Gum, Lecithin, Eyebright Extract, Titanium Dioxide, Cellulose Gum, Hectorite, Grapeseed Extract.

Jillian Dempsey Natural Khol Eyeliner

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Jillian Dempsey’s Natural Khol Eyeliner only has two colors to speak of, so you’re not exactly getting rave-ready eyes from this range, but it’s great for people who don’t really like to venture outside black anyways.

The texture of these pencils is just delectable. Smooth and gliding, it feels more like a paintbrush than a pencil- which is ridiculously satisfying in ways you can’t even begin to imagine. Its staying power really depends on how oily your eyelids are, but that’s pretty much the same with any eyeliner. It has a handy-dandy smudging tip as part of the product itself to help you on your way to looking like a post-apocalyptic queen out to crush her enemies. (3-inch high heels tend to do that as well, though.) This one’s completely water-proof as well, so don’t be afraid to dive into the deep end.

This natural eyeliner is neither matte nor glittery – expect a very subtle sheen. For once, we can say that most, if not all of the ingredients on the list are 100% natural. In fact, the largest chunk of it is made out of natural, moisturizing oils that repair and protect the area around your eye instead of irritating it.

Price: $20.00 per stick

Ingredients: Iron Oxides, Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Canola Oil, Mica, Sclerocarya Birrea Seed Oil, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Glyceryl Caprylate, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Pearl Powder, Tocopherol, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Phytosterols, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Sorbitan Oleate, Tocopheryl Acetate

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