Given it’s Australia/Survival/Invasion Day in our nation I thought it timely to feature some of the best Australian beauty products on “I’m Just Saying.”
There are a multitude of Australian beauty brands on the market to try however I’m solely featuring the brands and products I’ve tried, tested and which rank highly in terms of performance rated by myself as well as other beauty bloggers.
Other Aussie brands which you may want to try include Aesop, A’kin, Dr Lewinns, Jurlique, Natio, MooGoo, Kora, Go-To and Lanolips just to name a few. For the skin products I recommend you consult with the Beautypedia for an objective expert review of product efficacy before purchasing as some of these brands are very pricey.
The Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector comes in two formulas – a pressed powder and liquid. You can add the liquid to your foundation to give your face an all over glow or use as a highlighter on the top of the cheek bones, down the bridge of the nose and cupids bow. The product comes in several shades – Topaz (golden bronze pearl -more swatches here), Opal (golden opal pearl – a favourite), Moonstone (pale gold), Pearl (white pearl) and Rose Gold (rose gold pearl).
You can purchase Becca in Australia from Sephora and Becca online store. Admittedly, I am quite angry that we as Australians have to pay almost the double the price for a local brand – which disproves the import tax theory we incessantly hear.
You can purchase Becca in the United States from Sephora.
AUD Powder $60 / Liquid $66
USA Powder $38 / Liquid $41
Australis Fresh and Flawless is my current favourite all over setting powder. If you like M.A.C Studio Fix Powder this is an affordable comparable alternative. It’s a must for humid Queensland weather to prevent your makeup from melting straight off your face. The only negative is the limited range of colours and I wear the darkest shade in Dark Brown.
Lucas PawPaw Ointment was invented by Dr Lucas in the early 1900’s who was a Scotsman looking to live in a warmer climate (Australia) – the formula is now over 100 years old.
Pawpaw has healing properties and helps with burns, sunburn, gravel rash, cuts and minor open wounds, nappy rash, chafing, insect bites and thorns. I like to put it on my lips for hydration.
You can purchase Lucas PawPaw Ointment in Australia from Big W, Woolworths, Coles and Priceline.
AUD $4.99 for 15g lip tube / $11.99 for 75g tub
Australia has a super hot climate especially in the state I live in Queensland – which means sunburn is inevitable without appropriate sun protection such as zinc. The Invisible Zinc Tinted Daywear SPF30+ is a tinted moisturiser supercharged with zinc (without the hideous white cast) for protection against both UVA and UVB rays. It comes in a couple of different shades and is good if you want some coverage as well as full sun protection. It can feel a little tacky for those who are particularly sensitive to those finishes. They have a full line of zinc products for all over the body too.
You can purchase Invisible Zinc Tinted Daywear SPF30+ from Priceline, Woolworths, Coles, Chemist Warehouse and Terry White Chemist.
I am very keen to try Zoe Foster Blake’s (freaking awesome beauty editor and wife of the hilarious comedian Hamish Blake) Aussie brand Go-To Skincare. I am particularly interested in using Exceptionoil which is a multi-use oil based product made predominantly of Monoi Oil (Tahitian Gardenias) which is my all time favourite oil due to the to-die-for scent and hydrating properties. I use Carol’s Daughter Monoi Hair Treatment each week and it’s improved the condition of my curly, bleached hair exponentially. You can find out more about Exceptionoil here.
Which Australian beauty products are your favourite? Let me know in the comments below!