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Ohhh eyeliner. You can be tricky but you can also totally transform the eye. To be honest, I don’t wear eyeliner on the daily but after testing out five eyeliners for a week, maybe I should?!

I realized how little natural eyeliner it takes to make my eyes pop and how quickly it throws together a look. Is it just me or is eyeliner one of the trickier makeup skills to master? It took me years! So today I’m sharing my application and removal tips as well as the best natural eyeliners.

the best natural eyeliners
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How to Apply Eyeliner (+ Fix Mistakes)

First things first, if you’re using a eye pencil eyeliner, make sure it’s sharp! You don’t want to apply with a dull/flattened pencil. Second, go slow! There’s no rush when it comes to applying your eyeliner. Go slowly and apply in small strokes for the most even application. This applies to liquid eyeliner or gel liners too.

Besides those two tips, there are different ways to apply eyeliner. I typically just create a line above my eye lid for a bolder look but if you’re new to eyeliner or don’t love the bold look, you can also line closer to the waterline – almost in between your eyelashes.

For a more natural look you can smudge the eyeliner with a smudge brush, angled brush or even a Q-tip. How easily your eyeliner glides depends on the spicific formula of your eyeliner. I’ve included ingredients and formula details in my recommendations below.

If you happen to make a mistake, don’t stress! A Q-Tip will be your BFF. I recommend starting with a dry Q-Tip but if that’s not working, you can use a little make-up remover, face oil or face lotion on the Q-Tip to really remove product.

How to Remove Eyeliner

If you feel like every time you wear eye makeup, it looks like you have it on for days, you’re not alone! My preferred way to remove eyeliner is with a cleansing balm. Here are my favorites!


Want to see me put these natural eyeliners to the test? I tried five non-toxic eyeliners out and gave my full review and honest opinion of each.

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The Best Natural Eyeliner

01. W3ll Hypnotist Eye Pencil

I tested four different natural eyeliner pencils and the W3ll Hypnotist Eye Pencil was a definite winner. It's super high performing, long lasting and comes in a wide variety of colors.

02. Jillian Dempsey Eyeliner

A close runner up is the Jillian Dempsey Eyeliner which performed allllmost as well. I love that this pencil has the eyeliner on one end and a smudge brush on the other end. Super practical and easy to apply!

03. Juice Beauty Phyto-Pigments Liquid Line & Define

A stand out liquid eyeliner! It lasts all day long without budging and is easy to apply thanks to the application brush.

04. 100% Pure Long Last Liquid Eyeliner

Another long lasting liquid eyeliner option. Easy application thanks to the application brush.

Meet the Maven

Hi! I'm Davida and welcome to my corner of the internet. I'm a wellness blogger, yoga teacher, certified herbalist, and green beauty lover.

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  1. Hello, I appreciate this review as I’ve been trying to find a natural eye liner that stays in place better than my 100% Pure pencil does. Their liquid eye liner burns my skin, and I don’t like the shimmer that is in the brown liquid one. How does the Juice Beauty one compare?