Luxury Beauty Awards: Best in Eyes

Meet Your New Go-To Mascara.

By: Alicia Cesaro

The desert island beauty question is near impossible because, you know, all we need is CC cream, under-eye concealer, bronzer, oh, and a lip crayon... But there is one product even the most au natural no-makeup makeup wearing girls use on the daily. Mascara. And then sometimes a swipe of liquid liner, because signature looks. Like even Daria Werbowy, queen of the fresh-faced, is she even wearing makeup? look coats her lashes on the reg. And since eyes—and eyebrows—are the windows to our soul (or something like that), it's kind of important they look their best. So we asked around and then rounded up the best luxury shadows, liners and mascaras. Add them to your makeup bag, desert island or not.

ICYMI: we've been rounding up all the best in luxe beauty here. 

Eyeshadow


 

“When I have a party, I like to wear black eyeshadow from NARS.” - Amalia Spinardi

 

Tom Ford Cream and Powder Color in Golden Peach. I love the cream formula that sets and still look creamy, but not greasy, and the powder metallic really adds more drama. I even used it wet to make it more metallic" - Nick Barose

 

“I only ever wear makeup if I’m meeting people, which is usually Urban Decay Naked Palette for eyes and Benefit mascara.” - Jayne Min

 

“For eyes, I love Charlotte Tilbury’s line of makeup and Burberry has a great new collection.” - Tali Lennox

 

NARS eyeshadow palettes when I want to do a full face of makeup.” - Sally Lyndley

 

Liner


 

“One of my favorite beauty products is Tom Ford’s Metallic Mink eye pencil - Deena Abdulaziz

 

“A good black eyeliner, like my em Waterliner, because you can use it for anything and everything, even lip liner.” - Michelle Phan

 

“Most days I just swipe on Tarte's Lights, Camera, Lashes mascara … and their Precision Longwear Liquid Liner for an easy cat eye” - Rachael Wang

 

“Black eyeliner is still my desert island product. The NARS eyeliner stylo is essentially liquid eyeliner for dummies. It goes on perfectly every time.” - Leah Wyar

 

Mascara


 

“My mascara almost immediately transfers under my eyes, so I use Blinc mascara. It doesn't go anywhere!” - Gillian Jacobs

 

 

“My favorite beauty products include Lancôme Ôscillation Mascara.” - Jane Larkworthy

 

 

“I actually love Lancôme mascara. It doesn’t dry out as quickly as all the other ones.”- Chrissy Teigen

 

 

“I like Lancôme Définicils for mascara and Tom Ford Silvered Topaz 05 for eyeshadow.” - Julie Von Boehm

 

Dolce & Gabbana mascara.” - Bettina Prentice

 

“I am a big fan of Dior mascara.” - Amber Valletta

 

Lancomê mascara, e.l.f. brow powder and an angled brush." - Amy Rose Spiegel

 

“My favorite beauty products are Giorgio Armani mascara.” - Masha Mitroshina

 

“I always wear CHANEL waterproof mascara.” - Casey Fremont Crowe

 

Edward Bess mascara is one of my favorite beauty products.” - Gigi Burris

 

“I wear mascara every day, I like Benefit.” - J.J. Martin

 

“After sunscreen I put on Lancôme foundation, some Benefit ‘They’re Real’ mascara, a red lip, and a little bit of bronzer and I’m out the door.” - Kahlana Barfield

 

“I could survive easily with just my Dr. Hauschka’s Rose Cream, YSL foundation and Kevyn Aucoin mascara.” - Romy Frydman

 

“I am not faithful to any one brand but I always return to the same products. I do love Eyeko for mascara.” - Martha Ward

 

“I curl my lashes with a Shu Uemura eyelash curler and use a black CHANEL mascara.” - Phoebe Tonkin

 

“Every woman should have … a good mascara (my favorites are Lancôme and YSL)” - Toni Ko

 

“I don’t wear makeup usually but when I do it’s MAC mascara. - Calla Haynes

 

“Must have Estée Lauder’s Sumptuous mascara. - Carolyn Murphy

 

“I’m currently in love with mascara by Japanese brand DHC, but I'm a tart when it comes to the black stuff… I love them and leave them.” - Lisa Eldridge

 

“[For my lashes, I only use the] one and only Lancôme Définicils.” - Alessandra Lanvin

 

“I’m a mascara obsessive. I spent years searching for the one and used to cocktail up to 5 mascaras to create the effect I desired: curl, length, volume, separation and drama. Full Fat Lashes ticks all boxes and has a five-grooved brush to deposit mascara right at the root of the lashes." - Charlotte Tilbury

 

"MAC mascara in Extreme Dimension Lash is my must-have mascara. I love it because it gives you the appearance of a full false lash, almost to the point where you don’t have to apply one.” - Francesca Tolot

 

Brows


 

“My all-time favorite beauty products… Bobbi Brown brow gel.” - Carmen Hamilton

 

“Inside my makeup bag: Dior brow pencil and spooly.” - Elaine Welteroth

 

“I use Anastasia Beverly Hills eyebrow kit.” - Erica Polesini

 

Eyeko does a good brow gel.” - Tali Lennox

 

“Right now I’m obsessed with the Brow Wiz from Anastasia Beverly Hills.” - Negin Mirsalehi

 

“I like to define my brows with the Anastasia Brow Pencil in Taupe.” - Michelle Phan

 

“Beauty wise, I like MAC eyebrow gloss in brown - Pandora Sykes

 

“I also love Color Chameleon eye pencils by Charlotte Tilbury and Hourglass eyebrow pencil in blonde.” - Laura Bailey

 

“I love the Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel. You just brush through brows one time and they stay in place without getting hard or changing color.” - Mario Dedivanovic

 

“I use Bobbi Brown eyeshadow in blonde in my brows to enhance and shape them. I then go over with Kevyn Aucoin brow definer in brunette to sharpen and fill in small gaps in my brows.” - Georgie Eisdell

 

Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade gives me the most natural results, and is sweat proof and waterproof.” - Milly Almodovar

 

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