ARE you obsessed with makeup?
Whether you’re a veteran beauty junkie like me or a newbie in the kingdom of cosmetics, you’ll want to check out the must-have products below.
The people have spoken in Mecca’s Beauty Election 2018, highlighting their must-haves of the year in 12 categories.
From mascara to fragrance, these little beauties offer a good place to start for newcomers wanting sure-fire hits or avid collectors hunting their next holy grail.
Mecca cosmetic-beauty retailer – offering niche and high-end global offerings from cult brands like Nars, Stila and Urban Decay in Australia and New Zealand – opens the vote online every June, with winners revealed in July.
After perusing the winners’ list I rushed to buy the Better than Sex mascara – how could I resist a name like that? – and it thickened, lengthened and curled my lashes as promised.
I also picked up the Lit From Within highlighting powder which delivers on shimmer. Tip: use a light hand as a little goes a long way.
I can also vouch for the Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer; it is a staple in my kit.
Check out the champions but be warned, beauty comes at a cost with most items priced above $40 and one as high as $275.
1. Best Foundation
BAREMINERALS Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream ($44)
2. Best Concealer
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer ($44)
3. Best Cleanser
TATCHA One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil ($70)
4. Best Moisturiser
DRUNK ELEPHANT Lala Retro Whipped Cream ($88)
5. Best Eyeshadow
URBAN DECAY Naked Heat Eyeshadow Palette ($83)
6. Best Mascara
TOO FACED Better Than Sex Mascara ($33)
7. Best Brow Product
HOURGLASS Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil ($49)
8. Best Lip Product
FRANK BODY Lip & Cheek Tint ($11.95)
9. Best Highlighter
MECCA COSMETICA Enlightened Lit From Within Powder ($48)
10. Best Mask
GLAMGLOW Supermud Clearing Treatment ($86)
11. Best Fragrance
BYREDO Velvet Haze EDP ($275)
12. Best Hair Product
LIVING PROOF Perfect Hair Day Shampoo ($38)