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Get to know more of your Beauty Election finalists, and what customers have to say about them

If anyone knows beauty, it’s you: our MECCA customers. You make up the avid legion of fans that love all things makeup, skincare, fragrance and more. You have your finger on the pulse when it comes to trends, techniques and beauty know-how—from the products you’re buying on repeat to the ones you rave about to your friends and family. Throughout the course of MECCA Beauty Election 2020, we’re taking the time to give each nominee some love, and what better way to do this than by seeing what you have to say about them? We rounded up the glowing reviews that led to these products earning their place on the election podium. Did your favourites make the list?

Morphe Continuous Setting Mist

By far the quickest and easiest way to set your makeup, this super fine mist is a must for anyone who wants to seriously lock down their makeup. It delivers an even, controlled application and can be applied before or after makeup. And when they say continuous, they mean continuous.

“This is actually the first setting spray I ever bought and my life have changed completely! After reading so many great reviews I popped by the store to pick one out and wow! I’m absolutely blown away how good the product is. Usually after a long day of work, I literally only have the slightest make up left. I did my same everyday make up routine at 7am today.. it’s now 9:45pm and MY MAKE UP STILL LOOKS GREAT! No touch up at all. Extremely impress and will be buying again once this finishes.” – LETTIE, New Zealand

“Save your dollars and don't buy anything else. I have used almost every setting spray known to man and this is by far the best product on the market in its category. The mist is so perfect that it melts make up perfectly into the skin making it look flawless. Even when I have been heavy handed with setting powders Morphe continuous setting mist corrects the problem and saves the day. I literally go through a can every 2 weeks, thank goodness it's half the price of every other MECCA stocked setting spray.” – SARAH B MAKEUP FANATIC, Wollongong

Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Joia Strengthening and Smoothing Shampoo

You’ve got their famous Brazilian Bum Bum Cream and now you want your hair to smell as good as your body—we don’t blame you. This sulphate-free shampoo has the brand’s signature Cheriosa ’62 scent and helps to restore damaged hair. It uses Brazil nut, coconut oil and Cupuaçu oil to deeply nourish, promote scalp health and fight frizz.

“My hair was extremely dry and brittle after damage from constantly maintaining blonde hair. This shampoo has transformed my hair, I no longer have frizz, the natural oils are back and my hair has never felt healthy and softer. Three weeks into using this product and I won't be turning back.”- ANONYMOUS, Gippsland

“I have only used this a couple of times so far, but it's exactly what I was after. It lathers well, smells amazing, gets rid of build-up, but doesn't strip my hair. I usually have to use a clarifying shampoo rinse then a strengthening one as my hair gets really greasy and heavy, but this is a one stop shop. I use a tiny amount and can leave it 2-3 days between washes (unheard of, for me). My hair is soft and feels stronger after. Starting with heavy bleached, super fine hair that breaks easily.” – SHERRYN G, New Zealand

Nars Climax Mascara Black

This jet-black mascara is created using creamy waxes which coat each lash with instant volume from root to tip. Plus, its clump, flake and smudge-resistant with longwearing results.

“I literally cannot do without this product. It transforms my eyes and lasts all day. I usually apply 2 or 3 layers to achieve the look I prefer. It feathers, thickens and lengthens my lashes.”FEMME 133, Bondi Junction

“I’ve been on the hunt for a new mascara for months now and this is hands down the holy grail! It lengthens the lashes beautifully and without any clumping. I’ve had so many compliments on how pretty my eyes look since I started using it and people keep asking if I’ve got eye lash extensions when it’s on. Also, very easy to remove without any harsh rubbing of the eyes. Would definitely recommend giving it a try.” – DANIELLE C, Sydney

REN Perfect Canvas Cleanser

SPF, makeup and excess oil don’t stand a chance against this unique jelly-meets-oil cleanser. It dissolves stubborn makeup (including waterproof formulas) and leaves skin comfortable and restored.

“I love this product. As someone with very reactive skin I found this to be very gentle but also removes my make up so quick and easy. I also use magnetic liner so it can be a nightmare to remove but with the oil in the product it removes the liner with ease.” – MEGGGGY, Hobart

“Have been using this for a couple of weeks now as my first step in my evening skincare routine. I love the fact that this is in a jelly consistency - it's a great in between from a true oil and a balm. The squeeze tube also allows you to dispense just the right amount each time without having to dip your fingers into a tub. On the skin, it immediately begins to feel like a regular oil cleanser on your face and once you add water, it emulsifies beautifully! Does not leave a film at all!” – JENJENSTARR, Queensland

Billion Dollar Brows Brows On Point

Fuller-looking brows that are waterproof as well? This is your answer. It’s got a super fine tip which allows you to create fine, hair-like strokes through any sparse areas of the brow with complete precision.

“I bought this after a makeup tutorial in store, and really love how the fine point allows me to control exactly how much pencil I want on my brow. It's quite responsive to pressure. Good hue to give my brows a natural, fuller look.” – LUCY6018, Perth

“Bought this just over a week ago. I'm a sweaty person with oily skin (sorry TMI) living in Queensland and I do a lot of performance on stage under lights on weekends and I have to say that I expected to come off stage with makeup running particularly brows. My brows were still where and how I had drawn them. I like the definition of the point but also the softness of the pencil tip. You don't feel like your scratching your brows on. – LEXANA, Queensland

Omovicza Queen Of Hungary Mist

Hit refresh with one of the most popular mists at MECCA. It not only rejuvenates a tired or dehydrated complexion, but you can also spritz it over a finished makeup look to give it some extra glow or apply it over a sheet mask for an extra serve of hydration. It’s scented with rose and neroli; plus, it contains orange blossom and sage to purify and tone.

“This mist is like a little spa in a bottle. I never thought I'd take the time to write a review for a mist, but I seriously love this. It smells good (the smell is gentle, not overpowering), the dispenser sprays it as a fine mist & it feels so refreshing! Comes in a small size too so that you have a handy travel size to carry with you.”- ASHINA, Melbourne

“I have one in my bag at all times, another one on my vanity and a backup in my cupboard. I bought it on a whim in store after asking one of the girls if it was good and her response was, "it turns your skin from a raison to a grape", AND it does exactly that. I have gone through a few bottles (I prefer the travel size so I can take it with me anywhere). It's great for a refresh and to moisturise your skin during the day. I also like to spray it on my face right after cleansing and before my cream.” – GEORGIE0000, Sydney

By Terry Hyaluronic Hydra Powder

When skincare meets a setting powder—this is what happens. One of By Terry’s bestsellers, this powder features micro-fine hyaluronic acid that helps boost and retain skin hydration; while added silica microspheres blur and fill in pores. It offers an incredibly lightweight matte veil over your finished makeup look without feeling dry or cakey. You can even wear it over skincare.

“I love this! It is so silky smooth and just feels so gentle on my skin.” – AREE, Toowoomba

“I bought this powder on a recent trip as my old one had run out, and I'm so glad I came across this! It's such a beautiful and fine powder that a little goes a long way and it keeps my face hydrated (due to the hyaluronic acid) but my face stays smooth and matte all day! Perfect.” – KARYNA91, Alice Springs

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