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Mecca Australia reveal the eight best selling foundations

With so many foundations on the market and a new ‘must-have’ touted by beauty aficionados every week, picking the perfect formula can be a challenge. 

So to help make the process a little easier, FEMAIL has rounded up the top eight best selling foundations at beauty hub Mecca Australia. 

And the cheapest option starts at just $41. 

With so many foundations on the market picking the perfect formula can be a challenge – here FEMAIL has rounded up the top eight foundations at Mecca Australia 

TOO FACED BORN THIS WAY FOUNDATION, $57 

For those even slightly interested in the beauty world, there’s little doubt they have heard of this $57 cult favourite. 

Described as a ‘complexion perfecting foundation’ this makeup took the industry by storm when it launched and has been selling out constantly ever since. 

The brand claims the foundation boasts an ‘undetectable’ finish and the formula is enriched with coconut water to replenish moisture levels, alpine rose to brighten the skin’s appearance and boost elasticity and hyaluronic acid to smooth skin.

‘I have had trouble finding a foundation that doesn’t make me look oily or crusty, and this foundation has solved all my problems! It gives you a flawless complexion and coverage is just perfect.’ A reviewer wrote. 

The downside: ‘It takes way too much product to cover my imperfections and doesn’t work well in heat. I was walking around outside and it started to come off leaving an uneven tone of my skin,’ a reviewer wrote. 

For those even slightly interested in the beauty world, there's little doubt they have heard of this $57 cult favourite

For those even slightly interested in the beauty world, there’s little doubt they have heard of this $57 cult favourite

Australian beauty vlogger Shani Grimmond is pictured wearing the foundation

New Zealand YouTuber, Shannon Harris, is pictured wearing the foundation

Australian beauty vlogger Shani Grimmond and New Zealand YouTuber, Shannon Harris, are both pictured wearing the foundation 

NARS SHEER GLOW FOUNDATION, $68 

This foundation has been a favourite of those with dry skin since its launch, with many praising its excellent coverage and lightweight feel. 

Also an artistry favorite backstage at Fashion Week, the liquid foundation claims to  deliver immediate hydration, even skin tone and leave the skin brighter and more radiant. 

It is also said to improve the skin’s tone with each use.   

‘Best foundation I have ever had! it gives me great coverage while still having a natural lightweight look but can be built up for a night time look,’ a customer wrote. 

The downside: ‘I wasn’t after the full coverage look, but I wanted to at least have the ‘skin but not my skin’ look. I was displeased because there was zero coverage. There are plenty of BB creams better than this foundation,’ a less satisfied reviewer wrote. 

This foundation has been a favourite of those with dry skin since its launch, with many praising its excellent coverage and lightweight feel

Pictured is Kasey Rayton wearing it

This foundation has been a favourite of those with dry skin since its launch, with many praising its excellent coverage and lightweight feel (pictured right is Kasey Rayton wearing it) 

NARS NATURAL RADIANT LONGWEAR FOUNDATION, $71

A lesser known NARS foundation, this $71 product promises 16 hours of ‘weightless, long-lasting coverage like never before’.

This foundation is the brand’s first 16-hour foundation and boasts a ‘lightweight, breathable, fade-resistant formula’ with ‘medium-to-full, buildable coverage’.

It also has a unique combination of a translucent base with micronized amino acid-coated pigments and mineral tone-balancing powders which mimic the skin’s tone, improving the colour match. 

‘I absolutely loved this foundation. It is super full coverage and blends out really easily with a brush. It felt really lightweight on my skin, considering how full coverage it is and it lasts all day even if I don’t set it,’ a reviewer wrote. 

The downside: ‘This foundation just did not work for my skin type. I have quite dry dehydrated skin but I can get slightly oily in my Tzone but this made me SUPER oily. It also separated badly on my Tzone and cheeks,’ a customer wrote.  

A lesser known NARS foundation, this $71 product promises 16 hours of 'weightless, long-lasting coverage like never before'

Pictured is Karima McKimmie wearing it

A lesser known NARS foundation, this $71 product promises 16 hours of ‘weightless, long-lasting coverage like never before’ (pictured right is Karima McKimmie wearing it)

MAC COSMETICS STUDIO FIX FLUID SPF 15, $54

This foundation has had a cult following for years thanks to its medium-buildable coverage, SPF and natural matte finish. 

Boasting up to 24 hours wear time, the product is a favourite for special occasions and the oil-free formula is perfect for controlling oil production, shine and visible pores.  

‘I have very dry and acne-prone skin. This is the only foundation I have found that does not cause breakouts and leaves a natural, skin-like finish,’ a reviewer wrote. 

The downside: ‘I was so excited to try this due to the hype! But it dried my skin out and oxidised so orange on me. I really wasn’t happy with the finish. This broke me out every time I tried it,’ a customer wrote. 

This foundation has had a cult following for years thanks to its medium-buildable coverage, SPF and natural matte finish

This foundation has had a cult following for years thanks to its medium-buildable coverage, SPF and natural matte finish

Beauty YouTuber Samantha Jane is pictured before applying the MAC foundation

Beauty YouTuber Samantha Jane is pictured after applying the MAC foundation

Beauty YouTuber Samantha Jane is pictured before and after applying the MAC foundation

BAREMINERALS ORIGINAL SPF 15 FOUNDATION, $41

The cheapest best seller, this mineral foundation promises to deliver ‘flawless coverage’ that won’t clump or cake on the skin. 

The product is also a go-to for women looking to master the ‘no makeup make up look’ and the mineral formula promotes clearer, healthier skin. 

The formula stays put for up to eight hours and it is said to ‘blur the appearance of pores and imperfections whilst diminishing the look of fine lines and wrinkles’.  

‘I have been using this foundation for years. After consistently trying to see whether there was anything better out there, I always go back to this classic because nothing beats it,’ a reviewer wrote. 

The downside: ‘I suffer quite a bit with some dry patches around my nose and found this foundation really emphasised that. I don’t know if it was a bad colour match or oxidisation issues but this product made me look so orange,’ a customer wrote. 

The cheapest best seller, this mineral foundation promises to deliver 'flawless coverage' that won't clump or cake on the skin

Pictured is vlogger Shelbey Wilson wearing it

The cheapest best seller, this mineral foundation promises to deliver ‘flawless coverage’ that won’t clump or cake on the skin (pictured right is vlogger Shelbey Wilson wearing it)

HOURGLASS VANISH SEAMLESS FINISH FOUNDATION STICK, $67 

This foundation’s long-wearing formula has been compared to the full coverage of a concealer – but with the fluidity of a foundation and the weighlessness of a powder. 

It has been praised for melting ‘seamlessly’ into the skin and can also be used for sculpting, highlighting and concealing.

I have been using this for couple months and it is quite suitable for all seasons. What I like the most is the great coverage but still it can provide a natural look on my skin,’ a reviewer wrote. 

The downside: ‘I tried multiple application techniques, primers, setting powders and sprays. But it didn’t matter what I used, the results were the same – it would look absolutely beautiful when first applied but would very quickly start to settle into my pores and lines, look cakey, and transfer,’ a customer wrote. 

This foundation's long-wearing formula has been compared to the full coverage of a concealer - but with the fluidity of a foundation and the weighlessness of a powder

Pictured on Erin Scott

This foundation’s long-wearing formula has been compared to the full coverage of a concealer – but with the fluidity of a foundation and the weighlessness of a powder (pictured right on Erin Scott)

NARS ALL DAY LUMINOUS WEIGHTLESS FOUNDATION, $71

This foundation promises 16 hours of humidity-resistant, full-coverage wear and is designed to ‘enhance the natural look of skin without masking it’.

The combination of treated pigments and flexible polymers work to create a breathable, weightless feel with complete coverage and the highly blendable formula ensures that skin looks naturally flawless, luminous and polished.

‘I have been wearing this for the last fortnight and I am so pleased with how it looks. It blends beautifully, feels weightless on the skin and gives amazing coverage without feeling like I’m covered in plaster,’ a customer wrote.  

The downside: ‘I was so excited to try this foundation, heard so many good things about it and the packaging was beautiful however it sunk into all my fine lines, showed all the texture on my skin, oxidized and separated on my skin as the day went by,’ a reviewer wrote. 

This foundation promises 16 hours of humidity-resistant, full-coverage wear and is designed to 'enhance the natural look of skin without masking it'

Jayde Pierce is pictured wearing it

This foundation promises 16 hours of humidity-resistant, full-coverage wear and is designed to ‘enhance the natural look of skin without masking it’ (right is Jayde Pierce wearing it)

BAREMINERALS COMPLEXION RESCUE TINTED HYDRATING GEL CREAM, $42

This barely there makeup is a go-to for thousands looking to perfect their dewy ‘no makeup, makeup look’. 

Blending a range of skin loving ingredients together, the weightless ‘skin quenching’ gel cream promises to glide onto skin with ease. 

Marine botanicals inject hydration and rejuvenate the skin while mineral electrolytes help to energise.

Broad spectrum SPF 30 is also included for sun protection and to fight against free radicals.

‘I’m not a fan of wearing foundation, so tinted moisturiser is the way to go for me! I’ve tried quite a few brands, but this is my new favourite. The coverage is great and the SPF 30 is a bonus,’ a reviewer wrote. 

The downside: ‘I really wanted this product to work for me on those days where I don’t want a full face of makeup. It was just a strange product that offered no coverage but emphasised every dry patch and hair on my face. If you have very clear, smooth skin this could work for you,’ a customer wrote.   

This barely there makeup is a go-to for thousands looking to perfect their dewy 'no makeup, makeup look'

Pictured is Australian YouTuber using it for her 'no makeup look'

This barely there makeup is a go-to for thousands looking to perfect their dewy ‘no makeup, makeup look’ (pictured right is Australian YouTuber using it for her ‘no makeup look’)



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