Pens at the ready.

Words by

Tara Smith

This one is worth pausing your day for.

Our friends over at Mecca have shared a list to defy all others: its 15 bestsellers. Or, as we like to call them, the Rolls Royces of the beauty world.

As anyone who has ever read the review section of Mecca’s website will know, the best way to find good products is to pay attention to other consumers.

Perhaps you’re after a little inspo on your next skincare purchase, or maybe you want to reaffirm what you already know.

These are your final 15, think of them as your Shannon Nolls, your Guy Sebs and your Paulinis à la Australian Idol circa 2003.

Pens at the ready.


Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum
Price: $116
What it is: An antioxidant serum packed with vitamin C to reduce and prevent signs of ageing.
Average rating: 4.7 stars

Mecca Cosmetica To Save Face Superscreen SPF 50+
Price: $40
What it is: A lightweight, ultra-hydrating sunscreen you can wear under makeup.
Average rating: 4.6 stars

Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream
Price: $44
What it is: Fast-absorbing eye cream which brightens, de-puffs and downplays appearance of dark circles.
Average rating: 4 stars

Eve Lom Cleanser
Price: $72
What it is: Cleanses, brightens and tones skin all at once, with ingredients to reduce redness and encourage clear skin.
Average rating: 4.7 stars

Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil
Price: $154
What it is: Designed to smooth the appearance of fine lines and correct sun damage to skin with ingredients like cold-pressed avocado.
Average rating: 4.5 stars


Nars Bronzing Powder in Laguna
Price: $58
What it is: Arguably the most iconic bronzing powder around. It builds a natural, sun-kissed glow suitable to many shades of skin.
Average rating: 4.8 stars

RMS Living Luminizer
Price: $55
What it is: A silky luminiser with a satin-pearl finish, designed to add a translucent glow to your skin.
Average rating: 4.5 stars

Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer SPF 15
Price: $79
What it is: Oil-free mineral primer with a satin finish. Creates a porcelain-smooth complexion.
Average rating: 4.5 stars

Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer
Price: $44
What it is: Crease-proof concealer providing long-lasting coverage with a luminous, lightweight finish.
Average rating: 4.4 stars

Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara
Price: $33
What it is: Collagen-fuelled mascara featuring a curved brush shape to achieve thicker, longer lashes.
Average rating: 4.1 stars

Ellis Faas Skin Veil Foundation
Price: $100
What it is: Buildable foundation that allows you to apply a second layer without it feeling like a mask. Light to full coverage.
Average rating: 4.6 stars

Urban Decay Naked3 Eyeshadow Palette
Price: $83
What it is: 12 rose-hued eye shadows in a range of finishes and textures. Comes with a dual-ended eye shadow brush.
Average rating: 4.6 stars


Diptyque Baies Candle
Price: $74
What it is: One of Diptyque’s most iconic candles. Delicate scents of roses and blackcurrant leaves
Average rating: 4.7 stars

Byredo Gypsy Water
Price: $230
What it is: A perfume with a woody scent laced with citrus, incense and pine.
Average rating: 4.6 stars

Le Labo Santal 33
Price: $389
What it is: A unisex scent with notes of iris, spice and violet.
Average rating: 4.3 stars


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