This article answers common questions on organic eyeliner. Find out the best organic brands for sensitive skin and eyes including gel, liquid, and Kohl.
Why organic eyeliners – pros
My eyes have to be the most sensitive on the planet. A little product they do not like and in minutes I look like it is 4/20. I will not even start on the itching, but at times they just choose to water or something worse.
I have had bouts of absolutely itchy reactions more times than I should have because of one weakness. Eye makeup, specifically liner. You see, I am hooked on an intense, highlighted accentuated eye. I love to see my waterline popping after running an eyeliner through.
If I had not found a solution, I would probably still be walking around with fiercely lined, but extremely irritated eyes because of vanity and sensitive eyes! Organic eyeliner saved me from this fate.
If you have experienced the same then you may need to ditch that product you are using and look for natural brands.
What should a good organic brand have – ingredients
A good organic/ natural liner will be made with natural nonirritant ingredients like natural oils and will be easy on things like fragrance. The words you can look out for other than natural or organic are hypoallergenic and nonirritant and nontoxic. Some products may declare that they contain no animal products probably to appeal to vegan among us. Others may say they do not contain parabens and other ingredients which are getting a lot of flak for irritating the skin and eyes when used in cosmetic products.
However, that is not all you should be looking for. For an organic liner to be good, it still needs to be able to last long, be easy to apply and give a dark enough line without too many layers. You shouldn’t have to compromise on that just because you have extra sensitive eyes or skin or are really big on organic ingredients in your make up. Let us see some products that will not let you down next.
Organic liquid eyeliner and best brands
Liquid liner enthusiasts know there is nothing like a liquid liner cat or winged eye. So even if your eyes are super sensitive and your allergies have it out for you, you are going to need a liquid eyeliner. The good news is there are several liquid brands that will treat your eyes well. You can try pure organic lines like Lavera and 100% Pure Black Tea. There is also Dr. Hauschka. What makes these liquid liners all natural is the ingredients mainly plant extracts and oils.
If for some reason you cannot get your hands these all natural liner or you can but are not a natural ingredients purist as such, you can try some of the below products which will not irritate your eyes without being 100% organic.
Yves St Laurent Faux Cils Bold Tip Eyeliner Pen
Byrdieuk vouches for this Yves St Laurent Faux Cils Pen as a good option for sensitive eyes. A felt tip eyeliner also makes it much easier to use so that is another plus.
Almay and Clinique
If you are looking for a bargain along with organic ingredients in your liquid eyeliner, try the drugstore where brands like Almay and Clinique will tick the boxes. Almay has a pretty good rating on makeupalley.com and a really good rating on Amazon and Ulta. It is also made to be 100% hypoallergenic.
Clinique Pretty Easy Eye lining pen is also a great product. Description of the eyeliner on Sephora says “This product is ophthalmologist- and allergy-tested, and 100 percent free of fragrance.” It is also a great product going by this description “This mistake-proof liquid liner creates a clean line in one steady sweep. Its tapered, precision brush design makes it easy to paint on pure, deep color for thin to thick lines that won’t budge.”
Physicians Formula 2 in 1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner and Serum
Another liquid brand good for sensitive eyes is Physicians Formula 2 in 1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner and Serum. You can get it on Amazon for less than 10$ too, which we consider a steal!
Organic Gel and good brands
If gel or cream eyeliner is your thing, there are a few brands you can use, and a couple not so organic but very kind to sensitive eyes.
The best gel ever hands down, Bobbi Brown Long Wear gets to make it for packing in natural and hypoallergenic ingredients in that pot. If you are looking for a waterproof brand, then this will serve you just fine too. You can also try Clinique’s gel cream liner.
Some versions of Kajal eyeliner or kohl if you like was originally made from natural waxes or clarified butter and the ash of certain plants. Though there are a lot of mass produced not so organic versions in the market, it is still pretty easy to get a good brand.
One worth trying according to naturallylush.com is Soul Tree Organic and Natural Kajal. “Batyrum (clarified butter), Sorbitan olivate, Ricinus Communis Oil, Coco-caprylate/Caprate, Copernicia cerifera, Candellila cera, Isoamyl laurate, Prunus Dulcis (sweet Almond oil), garcinia indica butter, Natural Vit. E, Mel (honey), Cinnamomum camphora, Rosa damscana oil, citronellol, Geraniol” are the ingredients all organically and ethically sourced.
Laura Mercier Kohl is also great according to several online reviews. You can also use Lavera soft pencil which is an organic kohl pencil.
Best Organic eyeliner brands in the market to buy
Some of the best organic liners at least according to good housekeeping are Jane Iredale Mystikal, Johnny Concert Organic, and Josie Maran Eyeliner. “Johnny Concert’s paraben-free eyeliner pencils are made in the USA with no synthetic fillers or dyes.”
Inika Certified Organic Eyeliner in pencil is also one of the goods truly genuine brand. “The formula is gentle enough for all skin types—even for those with sensitive eyes. Just trace along your lash line starting from the inside corner of your eye for feel-good flair.” says the beauty experts over at birchbox.com
And also “We’re smitten with the brand’s certified organic eyeliners, which come in rich, long-lasting colors and deliver guilt-free drama. Bonus: The lid doubles as a sharpener.”
Other organic eye pencil brands you can try are Lavera line natural eyeliner and Emphaseyes.
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