Tried-and-True Eye Makeup Finds That Work Wonders

All the eyeshadow palettes, mascaras, and eyebrow products that are the absolute best in what they do.


Estée Lauder Brow Now All In One Brow Kit lets us achieve the smoky eyebrow trend in just three minutes. The best part is that the powder pigments of this duo hold for an entire day. P2,300, Power Plant Mall, 898.1606.

Use the Balm Brow Pow Eyebrow Powder to add depth and fill in eyebrows without looking unnatural or drawn on. P675, Beauty Bar, Greenbelt 5, 757.5028.

With modern, retractable, and self-propelling options, forget about pencils that require sharpening. Make Up For Ever Pro Sculpting Brow has a triangular-shaped tip just like a brow brush, requiring no sharpening with a retractable pencil-powder feature, and fills in and draws evenly and smoothly. It also comes with a spooley brush for brow grooming, and a highlighting powder for the brow bone. P1,700, SM Mega Fashion Hall.

When nearly every woman we’ve featured in our beauty diary section uses K-Palette Two-Way Eyebrow Liner, our belief that it’s the best liquid eyebrow pencil is validated. It lets us define the arches, fill in sparse areas, draw fine hair strands, diff use color on the corners, and add tint and depth to each strand. P895, Beauty Bar, Greenbelt 5, 757.5028.

Shu Uemura Eyebrow Manicure in tawny Gold’s round spooley brush coats your eyebrows with just the right amount of tint to match your colored hair while taming unruly strands. P2,400, Power Plant Mall, 945.7322.


Born from the need of makeup pros for a universal and straightforward eyeshadow set for every skin tone and every eye shape, Smashbox Full Exposure eyeshadow palette is indeed one of the best color palettes with neutral mattes and shimmers that work on anyone. It comes with an application guide for creating various looks and a dual-ended brush. P3,200, Beauty Bar, Greenbelt 5, 757.5028.

Create soft smoky looks with the 12 new shimmery and matte shades of the Balm Nude Dude Eyeshadow Palette Volume 2. Wet the tip of the brush for a more intensified wash or use the angled tip for drawing like a liner. P2,250, Beauty Bar, Greenbelt 5, 757.5028.


Imagine the hip The Balm palette growing up and becoming superchic in a gorgeous textured gold and chocolate brown case. Laura Mercier Eye Art Artist’s Palette features darks, neutrals, and metallics organized from light to dark, warm to cool shades that let us create sophisticated looks from day to night. Rustan's Makati, 813.3739.

Perricone MD No Eyeshadow Eyeshadow provides a sheer neutral veil that looks flattering on all skin types. P1,750, Rustan's Makati,813.3739.

Sisley Phyto-Eye Twist glides easily and evenly with a buildable formula that doesn’t transfer. P2,000, Rustan's Makati, 813.3739.

Nars Dual Intensity Eyeshadow features just the right amount of shimmer to go from day to night. Its cream-like powder formula makes application easy breezy. we sometimes use our ring fingers to blend. P1,650, Rustan's Makati, 813.3739.

We haven’t met a M.A.C Pro Longwear Paint Pot we didn’t love. These fade-free, long-lasting neutral creams are everything: on their own, applied with the fingertips and mirror-less for mad dash work days; blended with powder eyeshadows for special occasions; or mixed with various cream pots for days we feel like experimenting. P1,500, Rustan's Makati, 813.3739.


Sisley So Intense Strengthening and Volumizing Mascara’s skinny comb-style wand does big wonders, perfectly coating each lash while separating strands and adding length and volume with every swipe. P2,250, Rustan's Makati, 813.3739.

Happy Skin Eye Am The One Holy Grail Mascara is really the one if you’re after length. It features small fibers that attach to the ends of our lashes, making it seem like we’re wearing falsies. The botanical extract-infused formulation enhances the eyelash growth for a fuller look over time. P850, Rustan's Makati, 813.3739.

Featuring two ends, LashEM Double Trouble Mascara volumizes and lengthens while coating each lash with a dramatic glossy finish. Lasts throughout the day without smudging and clumping. P750, SM Beauty Store, Makati.


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Nicole’s career in publishing began in 2006. Before becoming Town & Country online’s managing editor, she moved from features editor to beauty editor of the title’s print edition. “The lessons in publishing are countless,” she says. “The most crucial ones for me? That to write best about life, you need to live your life. And another I still struggle to live by: ‘Brevity is a virtue; verbosity is a vice.’”
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