#bumble | #tinder | #pof Staff from Australia’s leading beauty outlet Mecca reveal their beauty buys of the year 

The shelves of pharmacies and beauty stores are more stuffed than ever with products that promise to prime, preen, polish and perfect.

But knowing where to start among such endless amounts is a tricky prospect for many customers.

Now, the staff from Australia’s leading beauty outlet Mecca have revealed their beauty buys of 2019 – and the items they’ve been relying on all year long.

From a brightening $35 eye mask to the palette one staffer can’t live without, FEMAIL reveals what you need to be adding to your Christmas wish list as soon as possible.

The staff from Australia’s leading beauty outlet Mecca have revealed their beauty buys of 2019 – and the items they’ve been relying on all year long (pictured: Bumble and Bumble spray)

Nars’ Voyageur Palette in Nectar, $49

Graduate employee Janey said this palette by iconic beauty brand Nars is ‘honestly unlike any other I’ve ever owned’

Graduate employee Janey told Mecca that this palette by iconic beauty brand Nars is ‘honestly unlike any other I’ve ever owned’.

Whereas she said with many palettes you will often have a few shades you use and then a whole pile you never touch, this palette boasts a flattering selection of nudes and browns that you’re guaranteed to finish. 

The eyeshadow palette costs $49 and boasts a 4.9 star rating on the Mecca website.  

‘Brought this recently and it’s the best eyeshadow I’ve used to date, colours are bright and vibrant, transfer onto the brush easily,’ one reviewer wrote.

Others including Janey said they love how ‘compact’ it is so it’s easy to use on the go. 

Content manager George said the Amore Pacific Treatment Enzyme Peel Cleanser (pictured), $49, is as ‘integral’ to her morning routine as a ‘double expresso’

Amore Pacific’s Treatment Enzyme Peel Cleanser, $79

Content manager George said the Amore Pacific Treatment Enzyme Peel Cleanser, $49, is as ‘integral’ to her morning routine as a ‘double expresso’.

‘I’ve tried countless scrubs, alpha hydroxy acids and even microdermabrasion in pursuit of peak smoothness, but nothing has exfoliated my oily skin as impressively,’ she said. 

Made with botanical enzymes and green tea-derived probiotics, the product is perfect for anyone struggling with dull or lacklustre skin. 

Digital Media Specialist Laura said she first bought the Perricone $58 cleanser (left) for her boyfriend, but ended up loving it so much, she stole it back, while another reviewer called the Mecca eye masks (right) her ‘holy grail’ product

Perricone MD’s Vitamin C Ester Citrus Brightening Cleanser, $58

Digital Media Specialist Laura said she first bought this $58 cleanser for her boyfriend, but ended up loving it so much, she stole it back from him. 

‘I feel like it’s such a generic thing to say about a cleanser, but I can confirm it DOES NOT STRIP, but adds softness instead – your skin will feel like a baby’s bottom, plus smell like ripe, juicy mandarins after each use,’ she wrote.

This glowing review is backed up by countless other effusions on the Mecca website, where it has a 4.7 star rating.

‘After just a week of using my skin has improved tenfold. I’ve tried so many different cleansers and this by far is perfect for balancing out skin tone,’ one happy customer wrote.  

The Nars eyeshadow palette (pictured in use) costs $49 and boasts a 4.9 star rating on the Mecca website

Mecca’s Bright Eyed Eye Mask, $35 

Eye masks are a staple of many women’s beauty regimes, and Brand Marketing Coordinator for Mecca, Samantha, is no different.

Revealing her ‘holy grail’ product, the expert said the under-eye mask from Mecca’s own brand is a ‘game changer’ for brightening, lifting and hydrating your skin.

The eye masks cost $35 for a packet of five, showing that they are not only effective, but don’t have to cost the earth.

For Merchandise Strategy Manager, Wensi, 2019 was all about Jouer’s highlighter in Citrine, $37 (left). Content coordinator Kerri is one such mega-fan, and she said her hero item is the Artistry Palette by Jeffree Star (right)

Jouer’s Highlighter in Citrine, $37

For Merchandise Strategy Manager, Wensi, 2019 was all about Jouer’s highlighter in Citrine, $37.  

Calling it the ‘perfect light gold illuminator’, Wensi said the formula is perfect for a glowy, soft look – without any ‘chunky glitter’ or unflattering texture.

If you’re after a ‘healthy and hydrated’ look, Wensi recommends this item become a go-to product.  

Jeffree Star’s Artistry Palette, $50 

Jeffree Star has had a busy year with his YouTube series, and the makeup mogul boasts many fans all over the world.

Content coordinator Kerri is one such mega-fan, and she said her hero item is the Artistry Palette, $50, which was previously available at Morphe.

A long-time hairdressers’ secret, Bumble and Bumble’s Invisible Oil is Brand Marketing Manager Sara’s go-to for treating her ‘dry, coarse and coloured’ hair (pictured)

Whether you fancy a flattering nude or something a little brighter, there’s something in this palette for every makeup lover. 

Bumble and Bumble’s Hairdressers’ Invisible Oil, $61 

A long-time hairdressers’ secret, Bumble and Bumble’s Invisible Oil is Brand Marketing Manager Sara’s go-to for treating her ‘dry, coarse and coloured’ hair.

Sara said she uses it daily and in different ways, writing: ‘I’ll add a pump to my conditioner to boost its hydration prowess, cocktail it with a styling lotion for smooth, frizz-free waves and then go back in again on day three when my ends are looking worse for wear’. 

Digital Design Director Jae said he loves the fact that Le Labo’s Rose 31 (left and right) is both feminine and masculine, while also coming in a stylish bottle)

Le Labo’s Rose 31, $421

While not cheap, Le Labo’s Rose 31 is a unisex fragrance with a difference.

Digital Design Director Jae said he loves the fact that it is both feminine and masculine, while also coming in a stylish bottle. 

Head of Content, Zara, said Kiehl’s Rare Earth Mask (pictured), $46, is her go-to product, and she has been buying it for years

Kiehl’s Rare Earth Mask, $46

Kiehl’s is a skincare brand with a cult following, and rightly so, as many people say the brand has helped to clear up their acne.

Head of Content, Zara, said the brand’s Rare Earth Mask, $46, is her go-to product, and she has been buying it for years.

‘It sucks everything out of your face (you can actually see where the mask sits on your pores) when you’re feeling a bit congested, but doesn’t tighten or aggravate my slightly dry skin,’ she said. 


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