We'll be first to admit that 2020 wasn't the year for full glam. That's why for our Preview Best of Beauty list this year, we curated a list of products that'll get you to a level of polished in the least possible time.
Below, you'll find our top picks in the brow, eye, and lip department, and all the reasons we love them:
Best Eye and Lip Makeup 2020
1. Browhaus Eyebrow Powertool
This multi-tasking brow tool has a pencil, powder, and brush in one so you can draw perfect arches in a flash.
Tester Review: "This brow tool is everything you need to achieve the brows of your dreams. Its pencil glides smoothly to give you a good amount of color and it's perfectly complemented by the powder to help you fill in the gaps. The spoolie that comes with it is such a space saver, too! At its price, you've basically got three products in one. Who are we to say no to that?"—Steph Sison
Eyebrow Powertool, P1250, BROWHAUS, cultfavorites.com.ph
2. Benefit 24-Hour Brow Setter
This makeup artist-favorite from Benefit that tames and sets the brows for up to 24 hours without flaking.
Tester Review: "I'm very picky about my brow gels, and this is one of the less than five I've tried that actually keeps my brows brushed up all day. It has supreme hold without being clumpy—like hairspray for your brows. Something to note though is it tends to make your brows hard if you overapply, but even when that happens, no one will be able to tell unless they actually touch the hairs."—Nicole Arcano
24-Hour Brow Setter, P930 (mini), BENEFIT, Lazada
3. EB Advance Shadow Stick in Sapphire
This smudgeproof and waterproof cream eyeshadow comes in four metallic shades and in a convenient retractable pencil packaging.
Tester Review: "My favorite thing about this product is the striking metallic blue color. It's such an easy statement-making product that glides on smoothly on the lids while still giving you time to blend. The staying power is impressive, too—once it sets, it sets, and doesn't move. If you want to take it off, you'd definitely need something meant for melting off heavy duty products."—Nicole Arcano
Shadow Stick in Sapphire, P195, EB ADVANCE, Shopee
4. NARS Powerchrome Loose Eye Pigment
Instead of gluing glitter to your lids, the loose, densely packed pigment on this eyeshadow pot allows you to add a pop of shine on the lids at a touch of a finger.
Tester Review: "One of the best eye shadow pots for newbies as the formulation is best applied with your fingers. The pigments are really glittery and the hold is amazing."—Nicole Morales
Powerchrome Loose Eye Pigment, P1750, NARS, rustans.com
5. L'oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara Waterproof
This mascara has a soft wavy brush that coats each lash evenly with a volumizing and lengthening formula that doesn't flake nor smudge.
Tester Review: "I'd use this to achieve natural looking lashes—the 'my lashes but better' type. The wand separates the lashes effectively and lengthens every strand, too. It also kept my lashes curled the whole day!"—Nicole Morales
Lash Paradise Mascara Waterproof, P550, L'OREAL, Lazada
6. L'oréal Rouge Signature in I Lead
The "bare-lip sensation" of this liquid lipstick delivers a comfortable feel while coating your pout in chic hues.
Tester Review: "This is a true hydrating lip tint that feels like a regular lipstick. It stays on all day but isn't difficult to take off, not to mention it's so blendable and gives just the right flush of color. Anyone who can't stand the dry feel of matte liquid lipsticks and some watery tints like me would love this product's in-between-ness."—Nicole Arcano
Rouge Signature in I Lead, P399, L'OREAL, Shopee
7. K-Palette 1 Day Tattoo Lasting Lip Tint Stick
Hydrating and long-lasting isn't usually in the same sentence for lipsticks, but this product does both by delivering nourishing ingredients and leaving a soft stain.
Tester Review: "I love this lipstick because one, it stays true to its word: It does stay on for long hours. But aside from this, it also feels so nourishing on the lips. You don't need any balm underneath. As a gal often on the go, I appreciate this feature! I don't have to worry about my lipstick drying out my lips at the end of the day. If you're to keep a bullet lipstick in your person at all times, make it this one."—Steph Sison
1 Day Tattoo Lasting Lip Tint Stick, P795, K-PALETTE, Beauty BarRegister and save the date on December 5, 2020, for the Preview @ 25 House Party. See you!