30 Outstanding Cruelty-Free Liquid Eyeliner Brands to Try

If you’re looking for an easy shopping list of the best cruelty-free liquid eyeliner options, I’ve got you covered!

As a lifelong animal lover, I refuse to buy any brand of makeup that tests on animals, so I’ve spent decades perfecting my go-to list.

Let’s start with a quick list of my top 5 favorites, then keep reading for the entire list.

Don’t forget to also check our review on the best cruelty free pressed powder!

Cruelty-Free Liquid Eyeliner Top Picks at a Glance

  1. 100% Pure Liquid Eye Liner
  2. Clove + Hallow Line + Define Liquid Eyeliner
  3. e.l.f. H2O Proof Eyeliner Pen
  4. Julep When Pencil Met Gel Long-Lasting Waterproof Eyeliner
  5. CleanFacedCosmetics Zero-Waste Liquid Eyeliner

Check the table below for a side-by-side comparison of our favorites!

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Editor's Choice
pure liquid eye liner
Julep When Pencil Met Gel Long-Lasting Waterproof Gel Eyeliner, Ocean Blue
Organic Vegan Zero Waste Eyeliner Liquid Eyeliner Zero Waste image 0
clove liquid eyeliner
e.l.f. H2O Proof Eyeliner Pen, Felt Tip, Waterproof Liquid Formula, Jet Black, 0.02 Fl Oz (0.7mL)
Top Benefit
Long lasting, smudge proof for all day wear
Glides on smoothly without tugging
Organic and comes with an eco-friendly bamboo applicator
No smudging, flaking, or bleeding.
Quick dry formula
Editor's Choice
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pure liquid eye liner
Top Benefit
Long lasting, smudge proof for all day wear
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Julep When Pencil Met Gel Long-Lasting Waterproof Gel Eyeliner, Ocean Blue
Top Benefit
Glides on smoothly without tugging
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Organic Vegan Zero Waste Eyeliner Liquid Eyeliner Zero Waste image 0
Top Benefit
Organic and comes with an eco-friendly bamboo applicator
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clove liquid eyeliner
Top Benefit
No smudging, flaking, or bleeding.
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20 Cruelty-Free Liquid Eyeliners

half face o a lady with cruelty free liquid eyeliner on her eyes

Here are my top picks. I’ve included cruelty-free certifications when applicable. Not all brands pay for certification, though. Smaller handmade brands on Etsy (I noted these), for example, rarely have the budget.

Some brands are not certified, but included in PETA’s CF shopping guide. These are noted with “PETA Guide.”

  1. ZUZU LUXE Liquid Eyeliner – Leaping Bunny (LB) & PETA
  2. Fitglow Beauty Lash Boost Eyeliner – LB
  3. 100% Pure Liquid Eye Liner– PETA MY FAVORITE!
  4. ILIA Beauty Clean Line Liquid Liner – LB
  5. Hush + Dotti Organic Liquid Eyeliner -LB & PETA
  6. Inika Organic Certified Organic Liquid Eyeliner – PETA
  7. Clove + Hallow Line + Define Liquid Eyeliner – PETA
  8. BUTTER LONDON Power Up Liquid Eyeliner Pen -NOT Vegan
  9. e.l.f. H2O Proof Eyeliner Pen – PETA
  10. MILANI Stay Put Matte Liquid Eyeliner – LB & PETA
  11. Honest Beauty Liquid Eyeliner – PETA
  12. Elate Cosmetics Elate Liquid Eye Liner – LB & PETA
  13. Barry M Cosmetics On Point Precision Eyeliner – NOT vegan
  14. Battington Lashes Sirine Silky Glue Eyeliner 
  15. Juice Beauty PHYTO-PIGMENTS Liquid Line & Define
  16. Kokie Retractable Liquid Eyeliner – LB & PETA
  17. blinc Semi-Permanent Liquid Eyeliner – PETA Guide
  18. Eyeko Mini Liner Trial Kit (Worth $36.00) – PETA Guide
  19. CleanFacedCosmetics Zero-Waste Liquid Eyeliner – Etsy
  20. DabHerbMakeup Organic Herb Liquid Eyeliner – Etsy

Also check: Top 20 Cruelty Free Retinol

10 Cruelty-Free Cream and Gel Eyeliners

If you’re not really a fan of totally liquid eyeliners (I sometimes have a hard time applying them, as I don’t have a steady hand), cream and gel is the next best thing. Again, most of these are vegan. If they’re not, I’ll let you know.

  1. ILIA Beauty Clean Line Gel Liner – LB
  2. Hush + Dotti Cream Gel Eye Liner – LB & PETA
  3. L.A. GIRL Gel Eyeliner – NOT Vegan
  4. e.l.f. Cream Eyeliner – PETA
  5. BLINC Gel Eyeliner – PETA Guide
  6. Mom’s Secret Natural Gel Eyeliner Black
  7. Julep When Pencil Met Gel Long-Lasting Waterproof Eyeliner – PETA guide
  8. Anastasia Beverly Hills Waterproof Crème Color – PETA Guide
  9. Wander Beauty Skyliner Retractable Gel Eyeliner – LB
  10. PureElementalBeauty Vegan Mineral Eyeshadow and Eyeliner in 2 in 1 – Etsy

With so many diverse brands, you should have no trouble finding the perfect cruelty-free liquid eyeliner (or gel, if you’re unsteady like me) for your makeup routine!

Recommendation

My personal favorite is 100% Pure. I love that their products are mostly made with fruit pigments! Plus, they’re PETA certified!

If you’re willing to take a chance on a handmade brand, though, I really like CleanFacedCosmetic’s Zero-Waste eyeliner. It’s not just animal-friendly, but earth-friendly, too!

CleanFacedCosmetic's Zero-Waste eyeliner
lady putting a cruelty free liquid eyeliner to her eyes

What are your favorite cruelty-free liquid eyeliner brands? Share with us below!

About Lily Scott

Lily is the Editor-in-Chief and one of the writers here on Those Graces. Growing up with sensitive and fair skin, she’s always been passionate about finding the gentlest yet most effective products. When she can’t find what she needs on the market, she makes her own! Lily is also passionate about animals, so everything she uses must be cruelty-free. Contact her at [email protected]

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