The Best Vegan Eyeliner Options in the UK 2022

Eyeliner is a must-have for anyone looking to create a dramatic eye look.

But what if you’re vegan? Or if you just want to make sure that your makeup is cruelty-free?

The good news is, you don’t have to go without!

Whether you prefer a liquid, pencil, or gel eyeliner, there are options and we’ve found the best vegan eyeliners for this year!

Introducing our FIVE TOP PICKS for your different eyeliner needs in 2022:  

The Best Vegan, Cruelty-free Liquid Eyeliner: e.l.f. Expert Liquid Liner

We’re all for easy, affordable beauty.

You know what we mean – the kind that makes you feel like a million bucks without breaking the bank.

That’s why we love the e.l.f Expert Liquid Liner. It’s budget-friendly, smudge-proof, and lasts all day.

It has a fine tip that makes it a breeze to get your winged eye look on fleek with no tugging or pulling on your eyelids.

We’re also here to tell you that you don’t have to sacrifice your health for the sake of looking good, this liner is 100% free from scary chemicals often found in beauty products that have been linked with cancer and the disruption of hormones such as; Phthalates, Parabens, Nonylphenol, Ethoxylates, Triclosan, Triclocarban, and Hydroquinone.

It has tons of great reviews online, so we say: why pay more when you can get so much more for less?

The Best Vegan, Cruelty-free Pencil Eyeliner: Julep When Pencil Met Gel Long-Lasting Waterproof Gel Eyeliner

If you haven’t heard of Juleps, you’re in for a treat.

Great pencil eyeliners with smudge-proof staying power are hard to come by, let alone one that is also vegan and cruelty free and with a good reputation. So we were thrilled when we stumbled across ‘Juleps when pencil met gel eyeliner.’

The unique formula combines the ease of a regular eyeliner pencil with the smoothness of a gel eyeliner.

The tug-free formula sets quickly while delivering vibrant colour. And once it’s on, it won’t budge for 10+ hours.

It comes in a mix of matte and shimmery shades that are safe for use around your waterline too!

Want a smoky finish? Smudge gently with your fingertips or a brush before the colour sets.

The Best Vegan, Cruelty-free Eyeliner Pen: Too Faced Better Than Sex Easy Glide Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner

Attention: You don’t have to be a professional makeup artist to get your cat eyes just right!

This liquid eyeliner pen is so easy to use, that you can get the perfect look in just one stroke. It creates sharp, fluid, smudge-proof lines every time!

And what’s more? It’s waterproof and lasts for 24 hours straight. So you’ll always be on point, no matter what happens during the day.

The Best Vegan, Cruelty-free Semi Permanent Eyeliner: Sleek MakeUp 48HR Liquid Eyeliner

The days of smudged eyeliner are over. With Sleeks 48HR semi-permanent liquid liner, you can make a statement without making a mess.

The first brush tip liquid ink eyeliner from Sleek MakeUp features a water-resistant formula that dries down to a precise, matte black line and lasts up to 48 hours.

You can finally wear your fave eye look for work, then flaunt it again for drinks with friends, all without worrying about the dreaded raccoon effect.

So go ahead and #WorkItYourOwnWay, make a statement with your makeup without worrying about it fading away. 

The Best Vegan, Cruelty-free Eyeliner for the Planet: Sprout Waterproof Eyeliner


That’s right! And we just couldn’t resist including this innovative earth-friendly liner in our list of the best vegan eyeliners.

The Sprout waterproof eyeliner is the world’s first plantable pencil. When it becomes too short to use, you can simply turn it upside down and plant the stub and watch it grow into fragrant bee-friendly wildflowers.

It’s water-resistant and long-lasting, but even more important than that: for every tree cut down to make the pencils a new one is planted.

There’s really no reason not to treat yourself to this product and practice getting your eyeliner game on point. Your purchase would actually be doing the planet a favour!

Now that you’ve seen our favorites, we want to know what your favorite vegan eyeliner is! 

Leave a comment below and let us know!

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