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. 

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This is what winning looks like at Mecca.

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! 

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NARS Sheer Glow Foundation.


Best Complexion: NARS Sheer Glow Foundation

Best Mascara: ILIA Limitless Lash Mascara

Best Concealer: Kosas Revealer Concealer

Best Lips: Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution

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Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick.

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

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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

Best SPF: MECCA COSMETICA To Save Body SPF50+ Hydrating Sunscreen

Fragrance, Hair & Body

Best Body: Sol de Janeiro Beija Flor Elasti-Cream

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Sol de Janeiro Beija Flor Elasti-Cream.

Best Hair: Briogeo Scalp Revival Stimulating Therapy Massager

Best Personal Fragrance: Le Labo AnOther 13 EDP

Best Home Fragrance: Maison Margiela Lazy Sunday Morning Candle 

New Categories

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

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