Best In Beauty: All The Mecca 2023 Beauty Election Winners Revealed - En Route

Best In Beauty: All The Mecca 2023 Beauty Election Winners Revealed

And our tried-and-tested favourites

It’s like the Oscars of beauty… and the award goes to: MECCA!

With over 180 globally loved brands available at the Australian beauty superstore, we’re truly spoiled for choice when it comes to all our skincare, hair and makeup needs. It’s almost like we need this edit of most-loved, highly coveted best performers (as voted by over 42,000 beauty devotees) to narrow down our next big obsession to add to cart.

The tiaras have now been officially distributed for the MECCA 2023 Beauty Election—take a look at the winners below, which include some of our personal faves.



Best Complexion

  • Charlotte Tilbury Charlotte’s Beautiful Skin Foundation
  • ILIA Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 40
  • Ellis Faas Skin Veil Foundation
  • NARS Sheer Glow Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Natural Skin Perfector
  • Westman Atelier Vital Skin Foundation & Concealer Stick

Best Mascara

  • NARS Climax Mascara
  • Morphe Make It Big Volumizing Mascara
  • Kevyn Aucoin The Volume Mascara
  • ILIA Limitless Lash Mascara
  • Chantecaille Mascara Faux Cils

Best Concealer

  • Rose Inc Softlight Luminous Hydrating Concealer
  • Charlotte Tilbury Beautiful Skin Radiant Concealer
  • Ellis Faas Concealer
  • Too Faced Born This Way Super Coverage Concealer
  • Kosas Revealer Concealer
  • Smashbox x Becca Under Eye Brightening Concealer

Why We Love It: She’s creamy, she’s thin and she gets the job done. This luminising concealer is just that: luminous, without being glowy under the eye, with just the right amount of reflection. Left alone in all its glory, or set down with a powder, it’s versatile and easy to apply, with ‘not-too-heavy, not-too-light’ coverage.

Best Lips

  • Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution
  • Kylie Beauty Matte Lip Kit
  • Too Faced Lip Injection Maximum Lip Plump
  • MECCA MAX Gloss Boss Lip Gloss
  • NARS Afterglow Lip Balm
  • Kosas Wet Lip Oil Plumping Treatment Gloss

Best Blush

  • Chantecaille Cheek Geele Blush
  • NARS Blush
  • Rose Inc Cream Blush Refillable Cheek & Lip Colour
  • Stila Convertible Colour
  • Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Blush
  • MECCA MAX Off Duty Blush Stick

Best Eyes

  • Stila Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow
  • Morphe 18W Natural Wonder Artistry Palette
  • MECCA MAX Zoom Shadow Stick
  • Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette
  • Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil
  • Shiseido MicroLiner Ink

Best Brows

  • Charlotte Tilbury Brow Cheat
  • Kevyn Aucoin The Precision Brow Pencil
  • Kosas Air Brow Fluff & Hold Treatment Gel
  • Westman Atelier Bonne Brow Defining Pencil
  • Too Faced Pomade in a Pencil
  • MECCA MAX Brow Guru Clear Control Gel

🏆 WINNER: MECCA Max Brow Guru Clear Control Gel



Best Serum

  • VERSO Super Facial Serum
  • Allies of Skin 35% Vitamin C+ Perfecting Serum
  • Emma Lewisham Skin Reset Serum
  • Sunday Riley Good Genes Lactic Acid Treatment
  • Drunk Elephant B-Hydra™ Intensive Hydration Serum
  • Mecca Cosmetica Skin Brightening Vitamin C Serum
  • Glow Recipe Watermelon Niacinamide Dew Drops™

Best Eye Care

  • TULA Rose Glow & Get It Cooling & Brightening Eye Balm
  • Shiseido Benefiance Wrinkle Smoothing Eye Cream
  • Cosmetics 27 Eyes 27 Bio-Restructuring Cell Repair Eye Cream
  • Patchology Moodpatch Chill Mode Eye Gels
  • Susanne Kaufmann Nourishing Eye Cream new
  • Goldfaden MD Bright Eyes
  • Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream to Brighten and Depuff

Best Moisturiser

  • Dr. Barbara Sturm Face Cream
  • Summer Fridays Cloud Dew Oil-Free Gel Cream
  • Augustinus Bader The Rich Cream
  • Charlotte Tilbury Charlotte’s Magic Cream
  • Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream
  • Drunk Elephant Lala™ Retro Whipped Cream
  • Cosmetics 27 Baume 27 Bio-Energising Cell Repair Balm

Best Cleanser

  • Tatcha The Rice Wash
  • REN Clean Skincare Evercalm Gentle Cleansing Milk
  • Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta AHA/BHA Daily Cleansing Gel
  • Korres Greek Yoghurt Foaming Cream Cleanser | Pre + Probiotics 150ml
  • Kate Somerville Gentle Daily Wash
  • Eve Lom Cleanser
  • Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel

Why We Love It: The epitome of  ‘an oldie but a goodie’, this face wash has been a mainstay in my skincare routine since it was first introduced. There’s something comforting about the way it cocoons your face as it cleanses with it’s unique  fermented antioxidant-rich essence packed with Japanese superfoods. It’s even got the industry tick of approval (check out this Dermal Clinician’s deep-dive into the ingredients here).

Best SPF

  • Mecca Cosmetica To Save Body SPF50+ Hydrating Sunscreen
  • Naked Sundays SPF50+ Collagen Glow 100% Mineral Perfecting Priming Lotion
  • Mecca Cosmetica To Save Face SPF50+ Brightening Sun Serum
  • Naked Sundays SPF50+ Hydrating Glow Mist
  • Frank Body Hydrating Body Sunscreen
  • MECCA MAX Screen Saver SPF30 Broad Spectrum Facial Sunscreen

🏆 WINNER: MECCA COSMETICA To Save Body SPF50+ Hydrating Sunscreen



Best Bath & Body

  • Soap & Glory Smoothie Star Breakfast Body Scrub
  • Mecca Cosmetica Mecca Athletica Skin Perfecting Body Wash
  • Le Labo Santal 33 Showergel
  • Necessaire The Body Serum
  • Flamingo Estate Garden Essentials Body Wash
  • Sol De Janeiro Flor Elasti-Cream

Best Hair

  • Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Primer
  • Olaplex No.7 Bonding Oil
  • Living Proof Full Dry Volume + Texture Spray
  • Hair by Sam McKnight Deeper Love Intense Treatment Mask
  • Gisou Honey Infused Scalp Treatment
  • Briogeo Scalp Revival™ Stimulating Therapy Massager

Best Personal Fragrance

  • Le Labo AnOther 13 EDP
  • Floral Street Wonderland Peony EDP
  • BYREDO Bal D’Afrique EDP
  • Maison Francis Kurkdjian Gentle Fluidity Gold Eau de Parfum
  • Maison Margiela Jazz Club EDT
  • Diptyque Orpheon EDP

Best Home Fragrance

  • Le Labo Figue 15 Candle
  • BYREDO Cotton Poplin Candle
  • Dipyque Reed Diffuser with Baies Refill
  • D.S & DURGA Big Sur After Rain
  • Malin+Goetz Dark Rum Candle
  • Maison Margiela Lazy Sunday Morning Candle

🏆 WINNER: Maison Margiela Lazy Sunday Morning Candle

Why We Love It: If we are living in a Maison Margiela world, then call me a Lazy Sunday Morning kinda girl. Like a soft, dreamy duvet and a warm embrace in bed, this candle delivers all the hallmarks of the much-loved scent, allowing notes of lily of the valley, fresh pear and orange flower to brighten your weekend like no other candle can.



Best Under-The-Radar

  • GOOP Goopglow Microderm Instant Glow Exfoliator
  • RMS Beauty Master Radiance Base
  • By Terry Brightening CC Serum
  • Kit: Melatonin Night Balm
  • Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Universal Daily Peel
  • Escentric Molecules Molecule 01

Best Self-Care

  • Flamingo Estate Rome Heirloom Tomato Candle
  • Costa Brazil Oleo Para Corpo | Kaya Jungle Firming Body Oil
  • Officine Universelle Buly Hule Antique Mexican Tuberose Dry Body Oil
  • Syrene Aqua Hydrating Masque
  • Omorovicza Queen of Hungary Mist
  • Kiehl’s Crème de Corps Moisturiser

Best Newcomer

  • NARS Light Reflecting Foundation
  • Maison Francis Kurkdjian 724 Eau de Parfum
  • Necessaire The Body Wash
  • Westman Atelier Vital Skincare Complexion Drops
  • Kit: (F)A.C.E Serum
  • FaceGym Active Blast Concentrated Collagen 7 Day Daily Treatment
  • Drunk Elephant Protini™ Polypeptide Cream
  • Allies of Skin Multi Acids & Retinoid Brightening Sleeping Facial

🏆 WINNER: NARS Light Reflecting Foundation

Why We Love It: Through tough competition, there could be no other winner in this category for me. Never one to understand the Sheer Glow hype, this new formula from NARS took a firm grasp over my complexion routine and has become my everyday ‘glow-and-go’ foundation. Lightweight, barely-there touchability, with skin-smoothing and light-reflecting properties available in 36 complimentary shades? C’mon. Give her the trophy, now.


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