If you buy any eye makeup this year, make sure it’s one of these 10 wonder workers – tried and tested by our readers and expert judges in our 2017 Best in Beauty Awards.
Whether you’re into the whole ‘no makeup’ look, or trying to master the perfect smokey eye or graphic liner, this year’s Best in Beauty award winners have everything you need for eye-catching eye makeup.
Best Shadow Palette
The Urban Decay Naked Smoky Eyeshadow Palette, RRSP R850 was a reader favourite and is Kate Middleton’s go-to for her signature smokey eye. “Lovely selection of 12 colours that stay on all day… till you take them off,” says one of the readers who voted.
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Best Single Eyeshadow
Clarins Ombre Matte Cream-To-Powder Matte Eyeshadow in Sparkle Grey, R320. This new generation product got the thumbs up from professional make-up artist Storm Catherine Pass. “Lovely texture and a blendable powder that clings to the lids,” she says.
Best Eye Primer
Melt-proof your eye make-up with Benefit Air Patrol BB Cream Eyelid Primer, R385. Our Beauty Ed, Tracey Kroukamp swears by it: “It knocks out tiredness and gives a smooth surface for eyeshadow so it won’t crease or fade.”
Best Liquid Liner
L’Oréal Paris Super Liner Ultra Precision Liquid Eye Liner Punky, R159,95. “No more smudges through the day, thanks to this!” says Grace Mantjiu, expert beauty writer.
Make like Kim Kardashian and use turquoise for a pop of colour.
You don’t have to spend a fortune to get luscious lashes. Pharmacy favourite Yardley XXX Volume Mascara, R129,95 gave our judges’ eye lashes runway volume without the price tag. Judge and TV presenter Thabile Ngweto commented: “It gave me longer-looking lashes in one sweep”.
Best Lengthening Mascara
Beauty blogger favourite BlackUp Volumizing and Lengthening Mascara, R290 made our list for it’s incredible lengthening effect. Beauty writer Grace Mantjiu said: “The full wand catches every lash”.
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Best Everyday Mascara
If you’re after fluttery lashes like Reese Witherspoon, give Avon SuperShock Mascara, R139,90 a try. Our Beauty Editor Tracey Kroukamp had this to say about this affordable cosmetic bag must-have: “It’s clump-free, smudge-free, and adds volume to each little lash.”
Best Brow Pencil
Enhance your whole look by simply doing your eyebrows. Make-up artist Storm Catherine Pass tested Smashbox Brow Tech Matte Pencil, R315 and had this to say about it: “A thin tip allows you to create individual hairs for a natural finish”.
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Best Brow Kit
If you want to go all out on brows, you can’t get much better than the Tom Ford Brow Sculpting Kit, RRSP R595. Judge Liz Ferrett, a high-end retail cosmetics executive, “By far the best brow product I’ve used. Luxe packaging, a nifty angled brush, and wax to set it all in place”.
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