Gluten Free Vegan Liquid Eyeliner Review and Comparison

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I have been slowing replacing my makeup for natural products for almost a year. This had to happen thanks to the many irritations I was experiencing with my eyes. It all started with finding a new natural mascara, this search was pretty easy. I bought a total of 4 different brands of mascaras and found 2 that I really like (view my Dr. Hauschka and Lush stand off here). The two I really liked where Dr. Hauschka and Well, Dr. Hauschka is more volumous and the Well mascara is more defining. I’ve also gone through a few eye pencils to use for tight lining my liquid liner and so far all of them have caused irritation (alima pure, well and maybelline which is surprisingly low on the toxicity index according to Think Dirty).

I’ve been using the Think Dirty app to help me with purchasing decisions. This app is great, it allows you to enter or scan a product and learn all about it’s ingredients and how well it ‘scores’. You can see a couple screen shots below of some products I’ve saved as well as how my overall ‘bathroom shelf’ scores. (Not everything scores at ‘3’, just so happens everything I’m displaying is a ‘3’).

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Now let’s get to the matter at hand, which natural liquid eyeliner is the best and why. I’ve tried quite a few including, Zuzu, 100% Pure, Inate, Laverna and Dr. Hauschka.

Gluten Free Vegan Liquid Eyeliner Review and Comparison

I’ve used Zuzu, Dr Hauschka and 100% Pure on a daily basis, the other two I have swatched on my wrist. I know for sure I’m not a fan of the Laverna eyeliner because the applicator was too thick and once it was dry on my skin I gently wiped my finger over top and it cracked off a little bit. The Dr. Haushka liner was alright but was more of a charcoal colour, however I would consider trying this one out because I like their mascara and I liked the brush.

Gluten Free Vegan Liquid Eyeliner Review and Comparison

For the purposes of this blog post I will be comparing the ones I used more regularly. These are all vegan, cruelty free and gluten free.

Gluten Free Vegan Liquid Eyeliner Review and Comparison

Elate Liquid Eyeline – Origin

Size: 5ml – Purchase for $22 CDN at clemtinefields.ca

Pros:

  • Good brush applicator
  • Vegan & Gluten Free
  • No irritation
  • Removes nicely when washing face

Cons:

  • NOT BLACK – more of a dark grey, with some shimmer
  • A lot of packaging, it’s a big container for a little amount of product and the brush handle is very short.
  • Hard to find

100 % Pure Tea Liquid Eye Liner – Black

Size: 7ml – Purchase for $35 CDN at detoxmarket.ca

Pros:

  • Very long lasting
  • Dark black pigment
  • Great brush applicator
  • Vegan & Gluten Free
  • Lots of product
  • No irritation

Cons:

  • Annoying to remove due to it’s ‘long lasting’ nature
  • Too shiny (not a matte black)
  • Hard to find

Zuzu Luxe Liquid Eyeliner – Raven

Size: 3ml – Purchase for $15 USD at pharmaca.com

Pros:

  • Great black matte color
  • Vegan & Gluten Free
  • Inexpensive
  • Easy to find

Cons:

  • Annoying to wash off, smudges everywhere and doesn’t remove easily.
  • Slightly irritating
  • Didn’t last throughout the day
  • Applicator is stiff and harder to apply

So, which one is best? Good question. There is something left to be desired with each of these. I can’t re-purchase the Zuzu liner because it’s irritating. I could repurchase the elate liner but I’m really not a fan of how charcoal and shimmery it is in colour (especially when the website clearly says matte black). I think for now, I’ll have to stick with 100% Pure because it creates the strongest line in an intense black colour, doesn’t budge all day and doesn’t irritate. I’m just really not loving how shiny/wet looking the black is and how it is difficult to wash off. I may try the Dr. Hauschka one next, once I’ve used up what I have.

If you have a favourite please comment below and let me know what works for you!

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