5 Clean, Organic Eyeliners That You Can Wear This Fourth Of July
Every summer around the Fourth of July, many start looking for ways to don holiday-specific outfits and makeup. Perhaps the most common is a bold red lip. It used to be the easy answer to level up an outfit, as all it took was a swipe or two of lipstick: It's a fairly low-lift and low-stakes beauty choice. (Who among us doesn't already have their go-to shade of crimson?)
Well, this year a red lip is actually the not-so-easy choice, especially if you are participating in any safe, social-distancing festivities. Why? You guessed it: masks. Slathering on a red lip only to have it covered up is not only pointless but potentially very messy and muggy. Instead, might we suggest a sleek, chic blue eyeliner. Not only is a navy or sapphire hue very appealing (they make any eye color simply pop), but there are plenty of good options on the market. Yes, even clean and natural options.
Here, a few of our favorites just in time for the long weekend.
DabHerbMakeup Organic Herb Eye Shadow in Indigo
Powder eye shadow is a great multitasking option, as you can create several types of eye looks with it. Wet a thin liner brush and use it to stencil in a gorgeous cat eye; smudge it across the lash line for a purposefully messy look; or go full-on glam and do a navy smoky eye. Regardless, you'll feel good about wearing this certified organic option.
Organic Herb Eye Shadow in Indigo, DabHerbMakeup ($13.50)
Kosas 10-Second Liquid Eye Shadow
Again, technically a shadow, but this cobalt bright liquid can turn into a statement-making liner. Just trace the brush along your lash line, and then gently press the liquid into the skin. The result is a bold, thick, and so-cool eye look.
10-Second Liquid Eye Shadow, Kosas ($28)
Burt's Bees Defining Retractable Liner
A classic gel stick liner, this smooths on effortlessly with no pulling or drag. Gel pencils make for great day-to-day options, just in case you fall for a blue hue. The shade is a nice mix of royal and navy.
Defining Retractable Liner, Burt's Bees ($9.99)
Kjaer Weis Eye Pencil
A classic pencil is a beautiful thing—there's a reason they've stuck around for as long as they have. This one is a rich, deep, stunning navy blue, so it will be your closest shade to black on this list (if you're not looking to stray too far from your go-to hue).
Eye Pencil, Kjaer Weis ($30)
Milk Makeup Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner
A royal blue gel liner that the subtlest hint of shimmer, so it looks—dare we say?—star-spangled. Plus the formula itself is extremely soft so applies to the skin with ease. You'll have plenty of fun with this playful choice.
Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner, Milk Makeup ($22)
Alexandra Engler is the beauty director at mindbodygreen and host of the beauty podcast Clean Beauty School. Previously, she's held beauty roles at Harper's Bazaar, Marie Claire, SELF, and Cosmopolitan; her byline has appeared in Esquire, Sports Illustrated, and Allure.com. In her current role, she covers all the latest trends in the clean and natural beauty space, as well as lifestyle topics, such as travel. She received her journalism degree from Marquette University, graduating first in the department. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.