Posted in Skin on February 23, 2017 by

You’ll want to get a pen and paper for this.

This post is dedicated to anyone that’s walked into Priceline or the beauty floor at Myer or David Jones, or jumped on a site like MECCA, AdoreBeauty or, and left feeling shook by the sheer amount of choice.

It’s overwhelming, we realise. Even with all the filters and sales assistants waxing lyrical with advice, beauty is so personal that what works for one might not work for another. Still, it’s helpful to get an idea of what others have in their baskets so you at least have a starting point next time you’re in store or online.

With that in mind, we asked all your favourite beauty retailers to name their top 5 best-sellers in 2016, i.e the most popular beauty products in the country, basically. Read it, share it & go shopping.

1. Alpha-H Liquid Gold, shop now.

2. Skinstitut Glycolic Scrub 14%, shop now.

3. asap daily facial cleanser, shop now.

4. Skinstitut Retinol, shop now.

5. Jane Iredale PurePressed Pressed Minerals Refill, shop now.

1. Avene Eau Thermal Spring Water, shop now.

2. Trilogy Rosehip Oil, shop now.

3. Maybelline Eyeshadow The Nudes Palette, shop now.

4. OGX Renewing Moroccan Argan Oil Extra Strength Penetrating Oil, shop now.

5. Klorane Oat Milk Dry Shampoo, shop now.

1. Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder Translucent, shop now.

2. Aesop Parsley Seed Antioxidant Serum, shop now.

3. Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturising Lotion +, shop now.

3. theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer Highlighter, show now.

4. Glasshouse Fragrances Triple Scented Candle in Tahaa, show now.

1. Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara, shop now.

2. Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette, shop now.

3. NARS Bronzing Powder in Laguna, shop now.

4. Stila Stay All Day Eyeliner in Intense Black, shop now.

5. Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray, shop now.

1. CHANEL Coco Mademoiselle EDP 100mL, shop now.

2. Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+, shop now.

3. M.A.C Mineralize Skinfinish, shop now.

4. Natio Rose & Chamomile Skin Toner, shop now.

5. Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real Mascara, shop now.

1. Artis Brush Elite Smoke 5 Brush Set, shop now.

2. Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil, shop now.

3. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit, shop now.

4. Charlotte Tilbury Charlotte’s Magic Cream, shop now.

5. SLIP Embroidered silk queen pillow case, shop now.

1. Lucas Paw Paw Ointment, shop now.

2. Bondi Sands Self Tanning Foam in Dark, shop now.

3. Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water, shop now.

4. Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge, shop now.

5. Nude By Nature Mineral Cover in Medium, shop now.

1. A Girl Pro Concealer High Definition Concealer 8g, shop now.

2. Cloud 9 The Original Iron, shop now.

3. GHD Air Hair Dryer, shop now.

4. Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel, shop now.

5. Alpha-H Liquid Gold 100ml, shop now.

1. BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfecting Pressed Champagne Pop, shop now.

2. Tarte Tartelette In Bloom Palette, shop now.

3. ZOEVA Rose Golden Luxury Set Volume 1 Makeup Brushes, shop now.

4. Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper, shop now.

5. Beauty Blender Original Pink, shop now.

1. Lily Lolo Mascara Black, shop now.

2.La Mav BB Cream, shop now.

3. The Beauty Chef Glow Inner Beauty Powder, shop now.

4. Eco Tan Invisible Tan, shop now.

5. Rahua Amazon Beauty Shampoo, shop now.


Tell us, did you buy any of these products last year?

Where do you shop most for beauty?