Beauty lovers Australia-wide look forward to the annual Mecca Beauty Election, waiting to see which products they need to add to cart in the coming year. From celebrated cult favourites to newcomers that have made a splash, these products are voted for by the public. That’s right, these products are chosen by YOU—votes roll in from all over, whether you’re a seasoned Mecca beauty junkie or a curious makeup and skincare newbie.
It’s an esteemed annual tradition that I always look forward to eagerly, because it shows me what products are trend-setters and go-getters and what you want to read more about throughout the year.
Beauty lovers were invited to share their opinions on a selection of 114 product favourites across 19 different categories to see which ones reigned supreme.
And honestly, Mecca have such an amazing roster of more than 200 global beauty brands, it’s difficult to even whittle down the finalists.
So without further ado, here are the winners of the 2023 Mecca Beauty Election by category, voted for by more than 42,000 Mecca aficionados. Let me know if you agree with the people’s choices!
Best Complexion: NARS Sheer Glow Foundation
Best Mascara: ILIA Limitless Lash Mascara
Best Concealer: Kosas Revealer Concealer
Best Lips: Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution
Best Blush: NARS Blush
Best Eyes: Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette
Best Brows: MECCA Max Brow Guru Clear Control Gel
Best Oil/Serum: Glow Recipe Watermelon Dew Drops
Best Eye Care: Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream
Best Moisturiser: Drunk Elephant Lala Retro Whipped Cream
Best Cleanser: Tatcha The Rice Wash
Fragrance, Hair & Body
Best Body: Sol de Janeiro Beija Flor Elasti-Cream
Best Personal Fragrance: Le Labo AnOther 13 EDP
Best Home Fragrance: Maison Margiela Lazy Sunday Morning Candle
Best Kept Secret: Dr Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Universal Peel Daily
Best Newcomer: NARS Light Reflecting Foundation
Best Self-Care: Kiehl’s Crème de Corps Moisturiser