T&C Luxury Beauty Awards: The Most Incredible Eye Makeup Products You Should Try in Your Lifetime
Eye makeup just keeps on getting better with formulations that don’t fall out in the case of eyeshadows and applicators and tools that make even the good tints and eyebrow pens even better. Here, our list of the best eyeshadow palettes, eyebrow pens, and more.
Best Liquid Eyeliner: Benefit Roller Liner
The Roller Liner is a class act in its category, and its promotion on its packaging has a loyal following. Its felt tip and easy-grip create fine, precise lines and its waterproof formula dries seconds after application. The sharp felt point is also ideal for drawing dramatic winged tips. Trust that it won’t budge or smudge for the next few hours. It leaves a matte finish and also comes in an array of blacks and browns so women can choose their color.
Rustan's The Beauty Source; Central Square Mall
Best Eyeliner: Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Eye Pencil
The incredibly smooth glide of this bestselling eyeliner can fool you into thinking it’s not waterproof, but experience will prove it otherwise. The best part is that it also works as an ideal tight-liner, allowing you to quickly and easily draw on your waterline like a pro.
Best Eyeshadow Palette, Caramel to Copper: Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam Eye Shadow Palette
This palette holds 14 gorgeous warm shades in various textures that can create endless day-to-night looks. From peachy nudes to smoky caramels, this can help you achieve sophisticated and subdued looks for everyday.
Available soon at Beauty Bar.
Best Eyeshadow Palette, Smoky Nude: Tom Ford Eye Color Quad in Nude Dip
At first glance, you can already tell the Tom Ford Eye Color Quad is worthy as a handbag or travel companion for its convenient size and magnetic packaging. (Fewer chances of the palette automatically opening up in your makeup kit.) The real hero is the set of four metallic and glittery shades, which, once applied, offers a sheer payoff. The Nude Dip palette showcases colors that are perfect to sport at the deluge of holiday get-togethers and parties to come in the fall. The similar hues complement each other and blend well.
P4,500; Rustan’s The Beauty Source; Adora
Best Eyeshadow Palette, Burnt Orange to Red Clay: Smashbox Ablaze Cover Shot Eye Palette
We haven’t met a high-performance eyeshadow compact as portable as this. Featuring muted sunset colors, this eight-color palette nearly the size of a credit card allows you to create the fiery warm look of your dreams. Its shimmery and matte shades are ultra-pigmented and blendable, and could last till the wee hours.
P1,500; Beauty Bar
Best Glitter Eyeshadow: M.A.C Dazzle Shadow Liquid in Blinking Brilliant
This liquid glitter eyeshadow marvelously addresses pigment and particle fallout, which is usually the main concern with glitter makeup, while ensuring maximum sparkle and an eight-hour hold. One swipe over the lids holds enough glitter that can be layered, blended, or worn alone.
Rustan’s The Beauty Source; Power Plant Mall; SM Aura
Best Cream Eyeshadow: Chanel Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow
Dip your finger into this little cushiony pot for a quick and easy eyelid application or use a soft brush to apply in layers. Its sparkly and satiny finish gives depth to the lids, even if you use just one color pot. It glides onto the skin and holds all day.
Rustan’s The Beauty Source
Best Eyeshadow Tint/ Liquid Eyeshadow: Smashbox Crystalized Liquid Eyeshadow
There are three best things about using liquid eyeshadows: They’re blendable and buildable even with your fingertips; there’s absolutely no fallout; and they’re ultra long-wearing. Expect this beautiful, glittery liquid to tick all three boxes.
P1,250, Beauty Bar
Best Eyeshadow Stick: Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Color
This crease-resistant creamy eyeshadow stick is a fabulous dual-purpose product: Use it as an eyeshadow or simply as an eyeliner. Pro tip: Line your eyes then slightly smudge the product for an easy, classic smoky eye look. Rest assured your look will last up to 12 hours so you can enjoy your holiday fetes without going to the powder room.
P1,450; Rustan’s The Beauty Source
Best Everyday Mascara: Nars Climax Mascara
First there was Orgasm, now there is Climax. When Nars baptizes its babies with NSFW names, they usually become legendary. We’d like to think this Nars Climax Mascara is set to make that status. Every swipe of its buildable, creamy formula gives volume and length without clumping, filling in gaps and giving us dramatic lashes all day. We also love how the wand’s tapered tip allows us to reach tiny corner lashes easily.
P1,450, Rustan’s The Beauty Source
Best Volume Mascara: DIOR Diorshow Pump N' Volume
The overwhelming reviews this product receives is well-deserved. This conditioning mascara is the blackest, boldest product that will ever sweep through your lashes. Easy to apply because of its clump-free wand, Dior's bestselling mascara lasts long until the wee hours of the morning, too.
P2,250, SM Makati; The Podium
Best Liquid Eyebrow Pencil: M.A.C Shape and Shade Brow Tint
The superfine brush of this liquid eyebrow pencil will allow you to easily draw believable hair on sparse areas of your eyebrows which can look as if they were microbladed to perfection. The lines do not smudge or smear once applied, which also means they’ll last as long as you let them. As for the powder tip of the pen, it helps fill in gaps and tint the strands.
Rustan’s The Beauty Source; Power Plant Mall; SM Aura
Best Eyebrow Cream/ Pomade: Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade
A little goes a long way for this popular eyebrow pomade, and we’re not exaggerating when we say one pot can last you an entire year at least. It easily glides, fills in sparse spots, and lets you precisely shape your brows to perfection.
P1,250, soon at Beauty Bar
Best Eyebrow Pencil: Tom Ford The Brow Sculptor
This straightforward brow pencil is equipped with an angled tip that allows it to live up to its name as a “sculptor.” On one side, you have a pencil that allows its user to shift from wide to fine strokes, and on the other is a small brush to keep every hair in place. Even a brow-grooming novice will find this product a breeze to use. With a light hand, outline your brows and shade them in. If you brush out your brows after, you can count on natural-looking brows every time. It comes with a refill.
P3,580; Rustan's The Beauty Source; Adora
Best Eyebrow Groomer: Benefit Gimme Brow+
This eyebrow groomer made us believe in eyebrow groomers. Oh, the difference it makes when we swipe the mini spoolie over our brows! It mimics the look of fuller brows, thanks to microfibers; grooms our brow hair in place; and survives the gym with its water-resistant formula.
P1,660; Rustan's The Beauty Source; Central Square Mall
Best Eyebrow Mascara: Full Brow 3-in-1 Brow Fibre
We’ve long been searching for a brow mascara that would keep our eyebrow hairs stay brushed up till late, and we’re glad to report that we’ve found it in Full Brow’s brow fiber, which also tints and lengthens our existing brow strands. We love how the wand prevents clumping and neatly combs each strand into place, even after using a pencil or a liquid.
P795, Beauty Bar
With additional reviews by Hannah Lazatin and Nicole Cruz.