Every year, MECCA get their die-hard fans to vote for the best beauty products on shelf. Given MECCA stock like, a shitload of extremely cult, very highly-rated product, the results are the touchstone for loads of beauty aficionados as to what they should be stocking up on.

It’s also an excellent place to work out what to spend your hard-earned on with a pretty much guaranteed return on investment – these products are the most loved by MECCA fans, people who know their shit when it comes to beauty and have tried almost everything under the sun.

BEST FOUNDATION

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BareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream, $44

This sheer to medium coverage foundation is well-loved because of the skin-loving ingredients in it – marine botanicals for hydration, mineral electrolytes for energising skin, and SPF 30 for sun protection.

BEST CONCEALER

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Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer, $44

This was a no-brainer win – Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer is the go-to for loads of beauty editors and vloggers globally, because it delivers perfect, natural coverage while maintaining a “looks like skin” finish.

BEST EYE SHADOW

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Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette, $83

Will there ever be a Naked palette from Urban Decay that DOESN’T turn into a must-have? I’ve personally bought every single one since the dawn of time, so it’s completely unsurprising to learn that the latest, Heat, scored best eyeshadow this year.

BEST MASCARA

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Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara, $33

Raunchy name aside, this mascara blows lashes up to max volume and length – think sexy, slightly clumpy bedroom eyes, k?

BEST BROW PRODUCT

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Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil, $49

The angled tip makes nailing the perfect brow shape a breeze, and the waxy/pigmented formula keeps hairs in place all day while adding colour to sparse bits.

BEST LIP PRODUCT

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Frank Body Lip & Cheek Tint, $11.95

Cheap as chips and available in a just-bitten red (Cherry Bomb) or silky neutral nude (Send Nudes), this balm also contains coffee seed and coconut oil for plumping and hydrating.

BEST HIGHLIGHTER

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Mecca Cosmetica Enlightened Lit From Within Powder, $48

It’s likely it’s the golden-neutral, universally flattering shade of this highlighter that scored it the top gong – but the light-diffusing formula is also worth noting.

BEST CLEANSER

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Tatcha Pure One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil, $70

This oil-to-milk formula dissolves makeup in one go, and contains nourishing rice bran oil and camellia oil to moisturise skin in the process.

BEST MOISTURISER

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Drunk Elephant Lala Retro Whipped Cream, $88

Drunk Elephant is a celebrated skincare brand in general, but it’s this rich, nourishing and gentle moisturiser that’s gotten top marks for 2018.

BEST FACE MASK

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GlamGlow SuperMud Clearing Treatment Mask, $35

GlamGlow’s YouthMud mask was long the hero of their skincare collection, but SuperMud with it’s congested skin clearing properties, has come up trumps for 2018.

BEST FRAGRANCE

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Byredo Velvet Haze EDP, 50ml, $184

This extremely ‘Free Love 1969’ vibe scent is all patchouli and musk and sexy, sensual times.

BEST HAIR PRODUCT

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Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Shampoo, $38

A magic shampoo that works to give you the freshest hair imaginable after washing, but also improves hair quality over time.

Check out all the nominees as well, just ‘cos they missed out doesn’t mean they’re not worthy of throwing cash at.

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