Mecca’s Beauty Election 2018 results are in

Mecca’s Beauty Election 2018 winners.
Mecca’s Beauty Election 2018 winners.

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)