TOP 10 BEAUTY

From vegan and cruelty-free, to organic, natural or an old favourite, these are our top ten beauty products right now. This range has something for everyone, including skincare, makeup and even self-tanning lotion. You’re welcome.

1. Bondi Sands Aero Self Tanning Foam 225 mL RRP $24.99 $14.99

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.


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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.


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


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.


6. Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick RRP $28

Flatters all skin tones and is long-lasting.

These Lipsticks are an ultra slim lipstick with a long wearing, petal-soft matte finish. Available in a wide-range of beautiful colours to match any outfit for any day and for any occasion, these universal shaded lipsticks have been designed to compliment all moods, all skin tones, all day

“I’ve been using these lipsticks since their release and absolutely love them, rating them as one of the best lipsticks I have ever used to be honest. my favourite is the shade m’adam, which is a deep red shade. These lipsticks last, are easy to apply and look fantastic on my lips. Read my story on red lipsticks here for more details.”

Review by BB founder Renae.


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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.


8. Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge RRP $16.99

SALE: Buy two now and save 20%

Flawless, even coverage, every time, without fail.

This is one of the cheaper beauty blenders in the market, and yet the quality of this sponge and application is first-class and doesn’t skimp on quality. With rounded sides to blend large areas of the face and a flat edge for contouring around the eyes and nose, this is the only beauty blending sponge you’ll need – Ever.

“Since I am someone who doesn’t like to spend a lot of time doing my makeup in the morning, this sponge is perfect as it halves the amount of time I’d usually take if I were to use a foundation brush. The actual sponge is shaped like an egg but with a flat-surfaced bottom and a pointed tip, great for concealing under the eyes. I found the flat surface is also great for patting in blush and highlighter as well. This product is definitely a must-have in my makeup bag.”

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. Benefit Hoola Lite Bronzer RRP $52

Designed for those of you with lighter skin colour.

Best suited for women who have lighter skin, this bronzer adds just the right amount of natural glow to the face, leaving you looking sunkissed without ever having to step foot in the sun. It’s a matte bronzer, which means you can rock this look both day and night and add highlighter for night if you want to glam up your look.It;s also scented with sandalwood and citrus notes, leaving a beautiful smell wherever you go.

“I’ve been using this bronzer religiously lately. It’s fantastic for literally every occasion. I use to add a bit of colour to my cheeks, for a natural makeup, no makeup look and also use it as a light nude-based eyeshadow shade, when I’m on the run and looking to add just a hint of colour to the lids before dashing out the door.”

Review by BB Writer Maddison.