The Best Cruelty-Free & Vegan Eyeliners

7 of the best cruelty-free and vegan eyeliners

Let’s be real, we’re all still probably buying the same eyeliner brand we’ve bought as a teenager because once we find one that works.. we hold onto it for LIFE!

But sadly, brands like L’Oreal, Stila, Rimmel, Benefit, MAC, Bobbi Brown, and Maybelline continue to test on animals, and some cruelty-free brands that don’t test on animals will use animal-derived ingredients like Stearic Acid, Beeswax, and even Carmine to make their eyeliners!

The struggle is real when it comes to letting go of our beloved eyeliner that we’ve been using for years and wanting to find a cruelty-free and vegan eyeliner replacement! To ease the pain, I’ve compiled a list of the best cruelty-free and vegan eyeliners!

Vegan Eyeliners

Kat Von D's vegan tattoo liner

Kat Von D’s Tattoo Liner ($20)

Kat Von D’s Tattoo Liner is the most popular choice for both vegans and non-vegans alike! Many beauty gurus swear by this brush-tip liquid liner to perfecting their crisp, smooth wings! The brush-tip is very easy to use and you can create just about any look with Kat Von D’s Tattoo Liner! (Waterproof)

Where to buy: Online, Amazon, Sephora

100% Pure's Black tea vegan liquid eyeliner

100% Pure’s Black Tea Long Last Liquid Eye Liner ($29)

100% Pure’s Black Tea Liquid Eye Liner is a favorite amongst natural and green beauty bloggers and for good reasons because this natural liquid eye liner is pigmented from crushed, micronized black tea leaves instead of harsh synthetic dyes! Careful though, this liner is quite “wet” and takes a little longer to dry but once this stuff is set.. it doesn’t smudge and will last all day long! (Water-resistant)

Where to buy: Online, Amazon

Jordana vegan fabu liner

Jordana’s FabuLiner Liquid Eyeliner ($2.99)

Who says cruelty-free and vegan makeup always has to be expensive? Jordana’s FabuLiner Liquid Eyeliner is a great drugstore option! This felt-tip liquid eyeliner can do it all, create thin or thick lines perfect for any occasion!

Where to buy: Online, Amazon, Walgreens

elf vegan cream eyeliner

E.L.F’s Cream Eyeliner ($3)

Another amazing cruelty-free and vegan drugstore option, ELF’s Cream Eyeliner glides on smoothly to create some of the smoothest and defined lines! It also comes with a slanted eyeliner brush but I personally prefer using a pointed eyeliner brush with this cream eyeliner instead. (Water-resistant)

Where to buy: Online, Amazon, iHerb, Ulta, Well.ca

zuzu luxe vegan liquid eyeliner

Zuzu Luxe Liquid Eyeliner ($15.60)

Zuzu Luxe Liquid Eyeliner features a fine calligraphy tip and is the top recommended non-toxic, natural eyeliner, especially recommended for those who have sensitive eyes! (Water-resistant)

Where to buy: Online, Amazon, Whole Foods Market, Target, Well.ca,

milani vegan liquid-eye eyeliner pencil

Milani’s Liquid-Like Eyeliner Pencil ($7.99)

Milani’s Liquid-Like Eyeliner Pencil is great for tightlining or for people who want a hassle-free eyeliner! This eyeliner pencil is called “Liquid-Like” because of its gel-based formula that is extremely creamy and easy to work with! Available in a mechanical and sharpenable version.

Where to buy: Online, Amazon, Target

illamasqua vegan precision gel eyeliner

Illamasqua’s Precision Gel Eyeliner ($28)

Want a smooth, rich black liner to help create some of your most dramatic looks? Try Illamasqua’s Precision Gel Eyeliner, this long-lasting formula won’t smudge and it’s super easy to apply! (Water-resistant)

Where to buy: Online, Amazon, ASOS

Have you tried any of these cruelty-free and vegan eyeliners before? What’s your favourite vegan eyeliner?

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Vicky Ly

I'm Vicky! I've been a vegan for 4 years and want to do my small part in making the world a kinder place. When I'm not on my laptop creating or designing, I enjoy running, vegan chocolate chip cookies + ice cream, and the occasional Simpsons marathon.

1 Comment
  • Potato
    October 20, 2016

    Would be great if you could make a list of best vegan eyeliners that are also pencil and come in different colours because I’m not looking for a black liquid eyeliner. Thank you!

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