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The best beauty products of 2018 have been announced

From the best concealer and perfume to body lotion and mascara, these are 2018's Best in Beauty Award winners.

Bauer Media’s seventh annual Best in Beauty Awards were held at the Cordis Hotel last night, and celebrated some of the best innovations and efficient products in the beauty industry.

The event was once again hosted by Dominic Bowden, who announced the winning beauty products in the categories of Hair, Make-up, Body and Face.

The beauty editors at your favourite magazines – including Fashion Quarterly, Woman’s Day, New Zealand Woman’s Weekly, Australian Women’s Weekly, Good Health Choices and NEXT – started the search for New Zealand’s most loved products by shortlisting their favourites.

From there, the public voted for the products they thought were so amazing and effective that they deserved the title of being this year’s ‘best’.

Check out our gallery of winners for inspiration for your next beauty shop, or check out last year’s winners to see how the results compare.


Best Sunscreen

Invisible Zinc Face + Body Sunscreen SPF 50

Best Moisturiser

NIVEA Body Lotion Rich Nourishing

Best Body Wash

ecostore Body Wash Rose & Geranium

Best Scrub

Pure Fiji Coconut Sugar Rub

Best Hand Cream

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Intensive Moisturizing Hand Treatment

Best Hair Removal

Gillette Venus Embrace Pink Razor

Best Male Fragrance

Armani Code Profumo by Giorgio Armani

Best Luxe Buy

Shiseido Future Solution LX Total Regenerating Body Cream

Best Female Fragrance

Gucci Bloom by Gucci

Best Treatment – Salon

Pure Fiji Exotic Paradise Spa Pedicure

Best Deodorant

Mitchum Clinical-Gel 48Hr Protection

Best Self Tan

Bondi Sands Ultra Dark Self Tanning Foam

Best Bargain Buy


Best Beauty Destination


Best Natural Beauty Product

evolu Invigorating Body Scrub


Best Face Oil

Goodness Certified Organic Chia Seed Oil

Best Natural Face Product

Tailor Every Other Day Scrub + Mask Polish

Best Lip Balm

Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm

Best Serum

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair

Best Exfoliator

Dermalogica Daily Superfoliant

Best Make-up Remover

Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water

Best Treatment – Salon

Caci Skin Treatment Plan/Skin Health Plan

Best Luxe Buy

Elizabeth Arden Prevage Anti-Aging + Intensive Repair Daily Serum

Best Bargain Buy

Garnier BB Cream

Best Anti-Aging

L’Oreal Paris Revitalift Classic

Best Night Cream

Sukin Moisture Restoring Night Cream

Best Eye Cream

Dermalogica Stress Positive

Best Mask

Kiehl’s Calendula & Aloe Soothing Hydration Masque

Best Cleanser

Trilogy Make-up Be Gone Cleansing Balm

Best Day Cream

Clinique Moisture Surge Hydrating Supercharged Concentrate


Best Oil

Moroccanoil Treatment

Best Home Hair Colour

Schwarzkopf Colour Specialist

Best Conditioner

Joico K-Pak Color Therapy Conditioner

Best Shampoo

Kerastase Reflection Bain Chromatique Riche

Best Styling Product

TRESemme Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray

Best Tool

ghd platinum styler

Best Hair Salon

Vivo Hair & Beauty

Best Hair Mask

Kerastase Reflection Masque Chromatique

Best Hair Treatment – Salon

Olaplex Bond Perfector No.2

Best Luxe Buy

Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray

Best Bargain Buy

Batiste Dry Shampoo

Best Natural Hair Product

Hask Argan Oil Repairing Shampoo


Best Bargain Buy

NYX Dewy Finish Make-up Setting Spray

Best Bronzer

M.A.C Bronzing Powder

Best Foundation

Bobbi Brown Skin Longwear Weightless Foundation

Best Highlighter

M.A.C Mineralize Skinfinish

Best Eyeshadow

Revlon ColorStay Creme Eye Shadow

Best Mascara

Maybelline Volum’ Express The Colossal Big Shot Mascara

Best Lip Product

Estee Lauder Pure Color Love Lipstick

Best Primer

Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Radiance

Best Concealer

Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer

Best Brow Product

Benefit Goof Proof Eyebrow Pencil

Best Nail Polish

OPI Nail Polish

Best Blush

Nars Orgasm Blush

Best Eyeliner

Revlon ColorStay 2 in 1 Angled Kajal

Best Luxe Buy

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Lipstick

Best Natural Make-up

Weleda Tinted Lip Balms

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