Our Most Loved Cosmetics From 2019



These are the makeup and cosmetics products the Bondi Beauty team can’t live without

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.

Bronzed, shimmering and sparkling

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.

Bronzer: Hourglass Ambient® Lighting Bronzer, RRP $80 

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer
“This is a holy grail bronzer”

“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

Body Shimmer: Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse / Multi-Purpose Dry Golden Oil, RRP $42.99

Nuxe Huile

“Bronzed goddess body shimmer”

“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

Highlighter: MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Highlighter, RRP $55

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish
A highly pigmented, long lasting highlighter

“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

Setting Spray: ICONIC LONDON Prep Set Glow, RRP $50

ICONIC London Prep Set Glow
Shimmering and hydrating, the ICONIC LONDON Prep Set Glow is a great multi-use spray

“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

Tanning: Bondi Sands 1 Hour Express Tan, RRP $24.95

Bondi Sands 1 hour express
Gone are the days of having to leave tan develop overnight

“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

Putting the face in place with a strong base

Shimmering aside, every great makeup look is built from the base up – starting with quality primers, foundations and concealers.

Primer: Beauty Blender Opal Essence Primer, RRP$32

Beauty Blender Opal Essence Primer
A primer that doubles as a highlighting base

“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

Concealer: Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer, RRP$46

NARS Radiant creamy concealer
The NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer is available in a number of inclusive shades for any skin tone

“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

Beauty Sponge: Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge, RRP $16.99

Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge

An affordable beauty sponge that makes applying makeup easier than ever before

“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

Foundation: COVERFX Pressed Mineral Foundation, RRP $59

Coverfx Pressed Mineral Foundation
A matte finish makes this pressed powder long lasting

“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

Eyebrow Pencil: Benefit Cosmetics Goof Proof Eyebrow Pencil, RRP $43

Benefit Goof Proof Pencil

A dual ended eyebrow product makes the perfect brows

” 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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Zoe Bradbury


Zoe is a self-confessed health and fitness fanatic. She loves working out and being active, almost as much as she loves going out for brunch and eating avo toast.
If she’s not in the gym, you’ll usually find her online shopping, buying something she definitely does not need, or updating her Pinterest board with travel and adventure ideas for the future.
Her other loves include dark chocolate, coffee and cats, all enjoyed while watching bad (or really good?) reality TV

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