Whenever you put on eyeliner, do your eyes ever tear up, feel irritated or sensitive? Well, that occasionally happens to me depending on what kind of eyeliner I’m using. Others can have serious allergic reactions like Alyssa and my sister, Brittney.
Imagine, putting in all that work to get the perfect “cat-eye,” and not even a minute later your eyes start to tear up.
You look in the mirror to check the damage, hoping your “cat-eye” isn’t smudged, but it is! Many things can cause sensitive eyes but cutting out toxic makeup can be an excellent start to narrowing down the problem.
When I first discovered that major makeup companies were taking shortcuts in their product’s formulas, I dug deep, only to be shocked that it’s a common thing. We’ve since changed eyeliners, but we used inexpensive drugstore products for years when we were first learning how to put on makeup. We didn’t question if whether or not there was an ingredient that was irritating Brittney’s eye. Honestly, you don’t think that makeup companies would include toxic ingredients in their products, BUT THEY DO! Do your research, even if that means looking up every ingredient listed. Luckily, people are more conscientious about the products we use in our homes, our bodies and faces. Nowadays, it’s not as hard to find makeup companies that care. We’ve added a detailed review of 3 eyeliners for you that are organic, natural and non-toxic.
Product Reviews: Organic Eyeliners
If you’re looking for a “fine-line” natural look, Dr. Hauschka Liquid Eyeliner may be the one for you. Unfortunately, this eyeliner’s wand is not our favorite. It’s longer and thinner than your average eyeliner wand so it makes it harder to control but you might like this feature. What’s great about this eyeliner is it’s organic and safe for contact lens wearers.
Beauty Counter may sound familiar to you because we’ve mentioned this organic brand before in our “What’s in Our Skincare Routine?” video. I can’t remember the last time I used a pencil eyeliner for my eyelid but nowadays, pencil eyeliners are commonly used for your lower lash waterline. A new trend I’ve seen recently is using a powder eyeliner or pencil for a less defined eye look. The opposite end of Beauty Counter’s Eyeliner includes a smudge tip so it’s perfect for trying out this look. Also, the formula is creamy and glides easily onto your waterline.
WINNER!!! W3LL People’s Expressionist Liquid Eyeliner is our favorite. It’s flake free, smudge proof, water resistant and EWG verified for non-toxic health and safety. It has a shorter wand with a felt tip which makes it easier to put on. If you’re looking for an eyeliner that really makes your eyes pop, this eyeliner is the one. The formula is highly pigmented so it looks shiny and bold.
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