Clean beauty products to make your eyes pop

Our top picks for clean, eye-healthy cosmetics so you can have dramatic lashes without the scary ingredients.


Beautycounter products meet strict safety standards, contain no heavy metals and follow the company’s Blueprint for Clean, 12 safety standards for all formulas. Their latest lash product, Think Big Mascara is creamy and buildable offering full and lifted lashes. It’s also  nourishing with tripeptide and uses no carbon black, $35.

For effortless colour on your lids, Beautycounter’s Lid Glow Cream Shadows are made with responsibly sourced mica and contain no mineral oil or preservatives that can be eye irritants. Cucumber and chamomile extract help soothe and hydrate delicate eyelids, and 10 lovely shades are easy to apply with the doe foot brush, $30.

If you’ve become a devotee  of eye masks (and who hasn’t?) this innovative approach from Canadian-brand Consonant eliminates the waste element involved. Pair these medical-grade silicone eye masks with your favourite eye serum to create your own custom eye mask. They come with a jelly bag for storage, just wash with a gentle cleanser and store until their next use. Consonant Reusable Silicone Eye Mask, $20.

We suggest pairing your eye masks with Consonant Hydraextreme, a clinically-proven serum containing Cassia Angustifolia, an ingredient that holds 1000-times its weight in water to provide profound hydration for 24 hours. $149/30mL.

Kjaer Weis is leading the movement in luxury organic makeup, created by Danish-born, New York-based makeup artist Kirsten Kjaer Weis. Every item is free of parabens, silicones, petrochemical emulsifiers and synthetic  fragrances. You can find  a full list of ingredients used in each product on their website. Their best-selling Lengthening Mascara is nourishing, will not clump and certified  organic. In Canada,  Kjaer Weis is available at The Detox Market, $40.

Also from Kjaer Weis, the Eye Shadow Quadrant  in “Wanderer” is a perfect  neutral palette and is certified natural, $48.  Shown in Red Edition  Compact refillable case, $6;  thedetoxmarket.ca

Westman Atelier is the brand of professional makeup artist Gucci Westman, known for her editorial work for magazines and runway shows for major fashion houses. This line of luxury clean beauty is as beautifully presented as it is formulated. Eye Love You mascara is a 96 per cent natural origins formula packaged in a stunning gold tube, made without parabens, formaldehyde, carbon black or silicones. It has a notably  shorter ingredients list than most luxury mascaras—cutting out known allergens and focusing on a proven, refined  and highly edited list of ‘plants first’ performance ingredients  and natural emulsifiers. $76, available at Holt Renfrew.

Westman Atelier Eye Pods feature a velvety cream-powder formulation designed for comfort, blendability, and rich colour payoff. Innovative  magnetic pods snap together or apart for easy portability, each edited set of three pods include a light, dark and medium shade for your own custom blending. $118, available at Holt Renfrew.

Difficult to find  in the clean beauty landscape is a liquid liner that is free of carbon black. Canadian clean beauty brand Ilia launches their first  ever classic black liquid liner with a flexible, finely  pointed tip. Available at Ilia, $28.

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