By Zoe Bradbury
With under a month left of 2019, the Bondi Beauty team are looking back on their favourite cosmetics products used this year, that they simply can’t live without. From setting sprays, to highlighters and mineral foundation, these are our top rated makeup products.
With our roots in beachy Bondi, the team loves nothing more than a bronzed goddess look, thanks to a number of amazing bronzers, highlighters and shimmery sprays that give a radiant glow.
“When I first swatched this product in store I was worried that it was too warm toned and shimmery for my complexion. But I tried it and it is now my holy grail bronzer for a summer glow.
The shimmer particles are so finely milled it makes you look radiant rather than sparkly. I particularly love this bronzer when I have fake tan on as the undertones complement each other perfectly and make me feel like a bronzed goddess.” – Tara
“Did somebody say bronzed goddess? I love applying this product on top of fake tan for a night out. Because it is an oil it makes you look extra glossy whilst also feeling moisturising. The golden particles catch the light creating a lit from within effect.” -Tara
“The MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in the shade Gold Deposit is my holy-grail highlighter. This gorgeous highlighting powder is highly pigmented so a little bit lasts me a lifetime.
It is perfect for when I want a natural shimmer to highlight my cheekbones, nose and sometimes even my collarbones. When applying this highlighter, I love to use my fan brush to lightly sweep the product across my face for a subtle sheen finish.” -Anisha
“I’m all about products that are multi-use – they’re ideal for saving money and time. The Iconic London Prep Set Glow Spray is my current fave hydrating mist, setting spray. After I’ve finished my makeup, I spray this onto my face to not only keep my makeup in place, but to provide an additional glow and highlight.
Containing pearl infused micro-droplets, this spray gives off a dewy glow that isn’t over-shining. It’s also super light and refreshing, and leaves my skin feeling soothed and refreshed.
With a subtle, floral fragrance, this is my favourite way to end my beauty routine and get prepped to head out for the day.” – Zoe
“My biggest pet peeve, especially coming into summer, is sleeping in fake tan. That’s why I love this product so much. It’s quick and easy and dries nicely so that you don’t have to worry about transferring onto your beige couches while it develops.
I like to leave mine on for a minimum of 2 hours for an extra deep tan, but you only need one hour for a sun kissed effect.” – Tara
Shimmering aside, every great makeup look is built from the base up – starting with quality primers, foundations and concealers.
“This sparkling primer by Beauty Blender is my current go to. With a smooth and silky texture, it massages easily into the skin and leaves it feeling hydrated and refreshed – the perfect base for foundation, so that it doesn’t slide or stick to uneven or dry skin patches.
My favourite part about this primer, though, has to be the beautiful opulent shine that delivers the perfect amount of a dewy glow. It provides a subtle highlight where the skin catches the light, which is great for when I’m in a rush and don’t have time to apply a full highlighter. ” -Zoe
“The NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer is the best crease-proof concealer I have stumbled across thus far. With a medium-high coverage, I find this concealer is best used underneath a light layer of foundation for a more natural and smooth finish.
The undertones of the concealer cancel out any semblance of dark circles which is great for when I am running on a ridiculously small amount of sleep. The creamy consistency of the product makes it super easy to blend out with a beauty blender, concealer brush or even my finger.” – Anisha
“For a seamless foundation coverage I use my Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge. With this sponge I always get a dewy, satin finish to my foundation look. I use the wider flat end of the applicator to blend out the foundation on my cheeks, forehead and chin.
I then like to use the other pointed end for harder to reach places like my undereye area and my nose. For liquid foundations I have found that using this beauty blender has given me the best results.” – Anisha
“When I’m applying my regular liquid foundation, I love to finish with a pressed powered such as the COVERFX Pressed Mineral Foundation. Taking a fluffy powder brush, I liberally apply this all over my face for that little of extra coverage.
With a longwear, matte finish, this is great for whatever type of look I’m desiring – easily buildable from sheer to full coverage, and it blends seamlessly into the skin. When used in combination with a liquid foundation, this provides an amazing, bronzed look – my skin looks flawless and blemish free.” -Zoe
” The Benefit Goof Proof Pencil is the perfect product for all eyebrow shapes and thicknesses. With a brow pencil on one end and a spoolie on the other, there isn’t much else you need to create a flawless brow look.
I tend to use the pencil to lightly fill in any gaps along my brow arches and then brush them out with the spoolie. This results in a natural brow finish that compliments any makeup look.” – Anisha
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