TOP 10 BEAUTY

From the new release Aero Self Tanner by Bondi Sands, to global classic foundations and face serums. The BB team has tried, tested and fallen in love with some fabulous beauty products. Below are the teams top ten (for now).

1. Bondi Sands Aero Self Tanning Foam 225 mL RRP $24.99.

The fastest drying self-tanner which smells amazing.

Sand, sea and sun, the enviable Australian image. Experience the next generation in tanning, with Bondi Sands Aero Self Tanning Foam. With dual tanning actives and our signature coconut scent, this ultra-lightweight aerosol foam will leave your skin glowing like a day on Bondi beach.

“This has to be the easiest, quickest and best smelling self-tan I have ever used. It dries so quick, I can easily get into bed afterward, without the risk of any colour running on the sheets. Winning! I have a few go to self-tanning products by different brands I simply love, I’m delighted I can add this one to the list, as Bondi Sands is such a beautiful product to use.”

Review by BB writer Rebecca Wilkinson.


Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation

2. Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Makeup SPF 10 Foundation RRP $58

The highest selling foundation in the world.

This foundation is made in your shade for a flawless natural matte finish. A 24-hour-wear makeup with buildable medium-to-full coverage for a natural matte finish in over 40 flawless shades and multiple undertones, and is a favourite for the BB team, especially the founder Renae Leith-Manos.

I have never had a more suitable foundation for my skin. It gives me a flawless finish, with no oily residue, which is great as I have very oily skin. The foundation stays on, which I love and the price is reasonable, for such a high quality foundation.”

Review by BB writer Maddison Langshaw.


3. Antipodes Worship Superfruit Antioxidant Serum 30 mL RRP $53.99

A Natural anti-aging Serum from NZ the Brits are in love with.

Fortify skin cells against early ageing and free radical damage with this water-based serum accenting the antioxidant potency of New Zealand-grown superfruit. Boysenberry, blackcurrant, kiwifruit and revolutionary antioxidant Vinanza Grape® from grapeseeds are extracted with a technique using only pure water for high natural bioactivity and no chemical residue.

“I’ve been using this serum for at least a few months now. Love it. My skin smells great and is well hydrated as the serum is rich with vitamins which nourish. It also combines well with any moisturiser and foundation I wear – which is always a plus, especially as I have oily skin. So no run.”

Review by BB writer Rebecca Wilkinson.


4. Hair Recipe Honey & Apricot Moisture Mask 180 g RRP $19.99

The hair mask that smells like heaven.

Hair Recipe Honey & Apricot Moisture Hair Mask nurtures hair with a luxurious shine for an extra dose of moisture whenever your hair needs it. It smells great and works with any hair type, whether treated, curly, straight, coloured or natural.

“We have been using this hair mask for the last year, since the release of this fabulous range and the team all agree, hair is well nourished, moisturised and super shiny. This mask is perfect once a week at least to help combat weather stress to the hair.”

Review by the BB team.


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5. Clinique Clarifying Lotion 2 (Dry Combination Skin) RRP $30

A revolutionary oil balancer for the skin which removes dirt.

It shrinks pores, removes dirt, grime, makeup and excess dead skin cells. Is there anything this lotion can’t do? Using this lotion as a regular cleanser morning and night, helps skin look its best by removing excess debris and shrinking pores, which helps lock in moisture and reduce blemishes.

“I use the whole 3-step skincare routine by Clinique and the Clarifying Lotion is my favourite part. I find that even after using a makeup wipe to get rid of my makeup, and then I use the clarifying lotion, I still have makeup on my skin! It’s highlighted to me how important cleansing and removing makeup is, and it leaves me feeling refreshed and clean. It’s also helped with breakouts and my pores are now less clogged by unwanted dirt and makeup.”

Review by BB writer Zoe Bradbury.


6. The Quick Flick To The Point Eye Liner 7g RRP $39.95

A revolutionary liquid eye liner that’s easy to apply.

Get to the point with The Quick Flick’s modern take on a classic wing. Inspired by our original Quick Flick shape, To The Point is our sassiest and sharpest sister to join the fam! Channel your inner badass with our cult fave intense black pigment and up your wing game! This wing measures 10mm in length.

“Gone are the days of spending 2 hours trying to master the perfect flick on your eyes. Although you do need a steady hand and it may take a few tries to get it right (with the location of the wing that is), this fabulous new Quick Flick has significantly reduced the time spent on polishing off the teams eye look. We simply can’t get enough.”

Review by the BB team.


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7. Inika Organic Long Lash Vegan Mascara RRP $45

Watch your lashes grow naturally with this mascara.

This revolutionary mascara formula by Inika is vgena and cruelty-free and 100 percent certified organic. The mascara gives the look of dramatic, lush lashes all while feeding them nourishing ingredients to keep lashes strong and healthy. And, it helps them grow. Wear it in the morning and by the afternoon, check out the length, you will notice how much they have grown in the day wearing this mascara.

“I don’t like how many mascaras make lashes look clumpy and thick. This mascara does an amazing job at fanning out the lashes, making them them look long and full without any clumping. I always love supporting Inika as their products are Australian owned, cruelty free and certified organic. So, my lashes and my soul can feel good about this product.”

Review by BB writer Sarah Carroll.


Simple Facial Cleansing Wipes

8. Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes RRP $7.49

Cleans and renews skin gently.

These are a top seller in the UK and in recent years have also become a top seller here in Australia too. The wipes are gentle enough not to cause strong irritations, but are strong enough to remove dead skin cells, dirt, grime and makeup, all while cleansing, protecting and nourishing the skin too.

“I swear by these wipes. Especially after wearing makeup all day. They remove makeup easily enough and provide an extra cleanse to the skin, before I start my skincare routine. Other makeup wipes often require a lot of tugging and pulling at the skin in order to remove makeup. With these wipes, you only need to hold to your skin for a few second to soak up all the dirt, grime and makeup and then swipe off to remove, and BAM, fresh, clean skin in seconds. I always buy 2 of these packs at the same time as they are that good and I hate running out.”

Review by BB writer Anisha Premawardhana.


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9. IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream SPF 50 Foundation RRP $61

Full coverage foundation which lasts the miles.

This foundation is a CC+ cream with SPF 50 which delivers 7 products, all in one. Itl’s full-coverage, brightening colour corrector and hydrating, with an added anti-aging serum to help keep skin soft, supple and well protected in the day. This foundation provides a poreless finish with its added primer and dark spot concealer and essentially works as a moisturiser throughout the day.

“This fabulous foundation provides full, matte coverage and treats skin at the same time. It has SPF 50 protection and has an anti-aging hydrating serum. It is an excellent foundation and easy to travel with because of the packaging and because it contains a moisturiser and the anti-aging serum, it doesn’t dry out my skin. I use a brush to apply it and find the coverage lasts a good 8 -10 hours. There is also an oil free version available too.”

Review by BB founder Renae Leith-Manos.


10. Revolution Re-Loaded Eyeshadow Palette Iconic Division 16.5g RRP $8

A natural eye shadow palette that’s a steal.

Time to get RELOADED with the NEW Revolution Beauty 15 shade eyeshadow palettes, bound to pack a punch. This palette has the perfect collection of tones for Autumn. Warm burnt shades for lovers of neutrals, cool tones and pops of green, in a variety of matte and shimmer shades, this palette is highly pigmented, long wearing, smooth and blendable.

“Who else is loving the Autumn weather has finally arrived into Sydney? And who else loves rocking exciting seasonal colours in their makeup range this time of the year? We do. This palette has the team so excited when it launched, as the selection of colours in the palette suits everyone at BB. Fair hair, dark hair, light skin and dark or olive skin. They blend well and you can easily add some sparkles with a few of the shades when transitioning from day to night – YES!”

Review by the BB team.