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Elizabeth Taylor: A Beauty Tribute

"Those brows are epic! I miss the days of the signature brow. All the great movie stars had their own signature shape—Audrey Hepburn, Lauren Bacall, Marilyn Monroe, etc.—but Elizabeth's were the best! She made no apologies about her glamour and was never afraid to rock a bold lip or a bright shadow. Life is too short to not wear pink lipstick and blue eyeshadow." —Makeup artist Jake Bailey, who has worked with Katy Perry, Julia Stiles, and Taylor Swift

"My most memorable and favorite look from Liz Taylor is from the film 'The Taming of the Shrew.' Her brows and strong liner yet soft lips shaped the way I do makeup today. I love a beautifully defined brow and strong kohl-rimmed eye with a nude mouth. I have always viewed her as a beauty icon and admired her for her glamour and taste for luxury." —Dior Celebrity Makeup Artist Ricky Wilson, who has worked with Sharon Stone, Emmy Rossum, Leighton Meester and Kate Walsh

"Elizabeth Taylor. An iconic beauty indeed, but here's why she was one of my personal favorites. There are two reasons why I think she was beautiful. One is the obvious—the flawless, defined eyebrows, the exquisite skin, the perfect pursed lips, both innocent and sultry, the way she took chances with her makeup looks (smoky eyes with tan skin at one point!) and, of course, her violet eyes. The shot I chose is a favorite as it personifies what I call an 'innocent sexiness.' The lightly defined eyes, almost doe-like, pull you right in. The other reason, perhaps even more important, was her undying commitment to the fight against AIDS and HIV. This passion and dedication took an already beautiful woman straight to the next level of what beauty is!" —M·A·C Cosmetics Director of Makeup Artistry Gregory Arlt, who has worked with Dita Von Teese, Christina Hendricks and Liza Minnelli  

"Elizabeth Taylor was the ultimate brunette... she made turbans and heavily lined eyes chic. With all she's done for AIDS research, it is her heart that was by far the biggest diamond she wore." —Makeup artist Kristofer Buckle, who has worked with Blake Lively, Salma Hayek, Madonna, and Demi Moore

"She had a signature beauty that never changed. It was an iconic classic beauty, from 'National Velvet' onward. My favorite look of hers was 'The V.I.P.s.' Angry movie stars playing angry movie stars. The eyebrow shape never changed, the eybrow shades never changed, the idea that you could see it from space. She never morphed, never adapted. The sculpt in the cheek, the small mouth, it was a precise pretty." —Shiseido Artistic Director Dick Page, who has worked with Isabella Rossellini and Julianne Moore

"Elizabeth Taylor's beauty was classic and edgy all at the same time, from her timeless glamour in 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof' to Andy Warhol's iconic paintings of her. She is a reference for every type of look. How many smoky, smudgy eyes were inspired by her Cleopatra?  Too many to count. Her radiance will continue to ignite our creative senses." —Celebrity Makeup Artist Molly Stern, who has worked with Reese Witherspoon, Amy Adams and Penélope Cruz