If eyes are the window to the soul, the last thing you want to do is cover them in chemical-laden makeup. It especially pays to be particular about eyeliner—aside from mascara, no other product gets as close to the eye itself (not to mention the fact that the skin around the eyes is more delicate). Ideally, you want something plant-based and non-irritating. Yet most conventional eyeliners are made with chemicals and artificial ingredients that don’t do your skin any favors. The good news is that there are gentler, more natural eyeliner options out there—formulas made with vitamin E, aloe, and other nourishing ingredients. Read on for our favorite brands and product picks.
Top Natural Eyeliner Brands
These three brands make it easy to go natural, even with eyeliner.
When it comes to on-trend makeup, this brand is one to follow—and No Miss is always chemical-free and environmentally-friendly.
Pick up your multitasking essentials from Mineral Fusion, and you’ll be opting for nourishing ingredients rather than parabens, artificial colors, or other harsh chemicals.
Botanical-based formulas are the name of the game for this modern line focused on simple, high-performance products.
Best Non-Toxic Eyeliners
With so many eyeliners to choose from, it can be hard to pick a favorite! Luckily, you don’t have to. These three are the best non-toxic eyeliners around.
This mineral-based pencil is formulated with chamomile, meadowfoam, and vitamin E. The rich coal color makes it easy to achieve the ultimate smokey eye.
Rich in herbal extracts and enriched with aloe and vitamin E for an extra dose of moisture, this eyeliner also boasts a fragrance-free formula that’s safe for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers.
Don’t fear liquid eyeliner—here’s a plant-based version perfect for creating defined looks that are water-resistant and smudge-proof. The felt-tip applicator makes achieving the perfect cat eye practically effortless.
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