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Mecca Beauty Election: The five high-end beauty buys that are worth investing in right now

A celebrity-beloved moisturising cream, a ‘space age’ facial gadget and an eye-popping red lip palette have all been deemed worthy of their hefty price tags. 

Shortlisted by the cosmetic experts at Mecca Australia ahead of the 2020 Beauty Election, five ‘game-changing’ beauty products have been recommended to even the savviest of shoppers thanks to their glowing reviews and cult followings. 

They include the NuFACE Trinity Device ($507), the La Mer Crème de la Mer ($470), Westman Atelier’s Lip Suede ($136), the Amorepacific Vintage Single Extract Essence ($280) and Maison Francis Kurkdjian’s Baccarat Rouge fragrance ($524). 

The unusual non-invasive NuFACE device uses gentle microcurrents that stimulate deep skin tissue to 'define facial contours, reduce wrinkles and tighten sagging skin'

The unusual non-invasive NuFACE device uses gentle microcurrents that stimulate deep skin tissue to 'define facial contours, reduce wrinkles and tighten sagging skin'

The unusual non-invasive NuFACE device uses gentle microcurrents that stimulate deep skin tissue to ‘define facial contours, reduce wrinkles and tighten sagging skin’

This $507 'space age' gadget has hundreds of five-star reviews from customers

This $507 'space age' gadget has hundreds of five-star reviews from customers

This $507 ‘space age’ gadget has hundreds of five-star reviews from customers 

NUFACE TRINITY DEVICE

While it may seem like a gimmick, this $507 ‘space age’ facial contouring and anti-ageing gadget has hundreds of five-star reviews from customers raving about their incredible results. 

The unusual non-invasive device uses gentle microcurrents that stimulate deep skin tissue to ‘define facial contours, reduce wrinkles and tighten sagging skin’.

The brand claims that gliding the NuFace in upward strokes over areas of concern for five minutes per day is enough to leave the skin ‘more youthful and radiant’.  

Wellness and beauty blogger Viviana Volpicelli (pictured) uses her NuFACE device consistently and has been loving the results

Wellness and beauty blogger Viviana Volpicelli (pictured) uses her NuFACE device consistently and has been loving the results

Wellness and beauty blogger Viviana Volpicelli (pictured) uses her NuFACE device consistently and has been loving the results

‘This device uses microcurrent technology to sculpt and lift the face before your eyes. Not only does this device provide an instant face lift, but it’s the perfect long term investment into your skincare regime,’ Mecca skincare specialist Madeleine said. 

‘I bought this two week ago with skepticism I must say I’m astounded at the results. I was so amazed I went and bought the light attachment,’ a customer added.

Another thrilled customer wrote: ‘After just six treatments I have shaved about five years off of my face. Good grief. I’ve had Ultherapy, Thermage, tried fillers once but hated them, micro-needling… you name it, I’ve tried everything short of threading and a surgical facelift. This little gadget is AMAZING.’

A favourite of A-listers including Beyonce and Blake Lively, this cream's eyewatering $470 price tag has been deemed worth it by thousands since its launch

A favourite of A-listers including Beyonce and Blake Lively, this cream's eyewatering $470 price tag has been deemed worth it by thousands since its launch

A favourite of A-listers including Beyonce and Blake Lively, this cream’s eyewatering $470 price tag has been deemed worth it by thousands since its launch

LA MER CREME DE LA MER  MOISTURIZING CREAM

A favourite of A-listers including Beyonce and Blake Lively, this cream’s eyewatering $470 price tag has been deemed worth it by thousands since its launch.

The cream is made with fermentation process that transforms sea kelp and other pure ingredients into a ‘Miracle Broth’ – the ‘cell-renewing elixir at the heart of Crème de la Mer’.

The ultra-rich formula promises ‘all day’ hydration whilst ‘repairing signs of ageing’ by firming the skin and tightening pores.  

Beauty and fragrance blogger Tiff Benson is a huge fan of the La Mer cream

Beauty and fragrance blogger Tiff Benson is a huge fan of the La Mer cream

She says she 'cannot live without' the brand

She says she 'cannot live without' the brand

Beauty and fragrance blogger Tiff Benson (pictured) is a huge fan of the La Mer cream, saying she ‘cannot live without’ the brand 

'The first time I tried this product I instantly fell in love. I love the smell, and I also love how moisturising this product really is. It leaves my skin with a dewy finish, and for days where I don't wear makeup, I only apply this on my skin,' Tiff (pictured) said of the cream

'The first time I tried this product I instantly fell in love. I love the smell, and I also love how moisturising this product really is. It leaves my skin with a dewy finish, and for days where I don't wear makeup, I only apply this on my skin,' Tiff (pictured) said of the cream

‘The first time I tried this product I instantly fell in love. I love the smell, and I also love how moisturising this product really is. It leaves my skin with a dewy finish, and for days where I don’t wear makeup, I only apply this on my skin,’ Tiff (pictured) said of the cream

One reviewer described the cream as having ‘healing powers’.

‘My skin is sensitive and tends to react quite easily when exfoliating or using Vitamin C serums. This cream settles my skin almost immediately and is super hydrating,’ she wrote. 

Another added: ‘This is magic in a jar. I’ve been using this for nearly two years and it’s changed my skin! When I first started using Creme I had incredibly dry skin, a little bit of eczema, and some small bumps on my jowls. This has all changed, my skin is consistent and stays hydrated all day.’

WESTMAN ATELIER LIP SUEDE 

At $136 this vegan lip palette is more expensive than your typical shades but is favoured by fans for its long-lasting pigments and botanical ingredients that ‘nourish, plump and boost collagen production’. 

Each shade of the luxurious palette – fuschia, brick, tomato red and warm dusty rose – has been designed to be customised and is made from cold-pressed cherry oil and marula oil which protect and nourish the lips.   

‘Apply the bright tomato and fuchsia shades with a brush for more shape and definition. You can also press the color on with your fingers – I love a deep brick or tawny red stain with soft edges,’ a Westman Atelier beauty expert advises. 

Lauren Dell'Arciprete has opted for a different blend

Lauren Dell'Arciprete has opted for a different blend

Beauty blogger Rachel Anise wears the Lip Suede in red and fuchsia shades mixed

Beauty blogger Rachel Anise wears the Lip Suede in red and fuchsia shades mixed

Beauty blogger Rachel Anise (right) wears the Lip Suede in red and fuchsia shades mixed while makeup artist Lauren Dell’Arciprete (left) has opted for a different blend 

Reviews of the lip palette have been flooding in since the launch, with many praising the eye-popping pigment and lasting formula. 

‘I apply a lip balm first, then either individual colour or mix of the colours – so beautiful on my lips – can be bright or subtle,’ one woman wrote. 

‘I treated myself to this after eyeing it since it came out and holy wow! I’m in love. The colours, the textures, the blendability, it’s all perfection. The formula is so luxurious and almost goes on like a balm,’ another added.

The $280 price tag of this cult Korean Beauty buy has done little to sway the thousands of fans who swear by this 'powerhouse' serum for a radiant complexion

The $280 price tag of this cult Korean Beauty buy has done little to sway the thousands of fans who swear by this 'powerhouse' serum for a radiant complexion

The $280 price tag of this cult Korean Beauty buy has done little to sway the thousands of fans who swear by this ‘powerhouse’ serum for a radiant complexion

AMOREPACIFIC VINTAGE SINGLE EXTRACT ESSENCE 

The $280 price tag of this cult Korean Beauty buy has done little to sway the thousands of fans who swear by this ‘powerhouse’ serum for a radiant complexion. 

Made with fermented green tea hand picked from the brand’s own plantation on Jeju Island, the formula contains ‘strong antioxidants and prebiotics to encourage good skin bacteria’. 

It promises to ‘rejuvenate the skin’s clarity, texture and tone’ and is described as a ‘silent improver’ by the brand. 

Made with fermented green tea hand picked from the brand's own plantation on Jeju Island, the formula contains 'strong antioxidants and prebiotics to encourage good skin bacteria'

Made with fermented green tea hand picked from the brand's own plantation on Jeju Island, the formula contains 'strong antioxidants and prebiotics to encourage good skin bacteria'

Model Julia Joseph Romero is a fan of the AMOREPACIFIC products

Model Julia Joseph Romero is a fan of the AMOREPACIFIC products

Made with fermented green tea hand picked from the brand’s own plantation on Jeju Island, the formula contains ‘strong antioxidants and prebiotics to encourage good skin bacteria’

‘I received this item as a sample. I indulged the use of it without realising the price – however, my skin was left soft, hydrated &, in a word, beautiful,’ one woman wrote after using the serum. 

Another described it as a ‘magic treatment’. 

‘Within a few hours, my skin was plumped, hydrated and even looked younger- and I didn’t even put any other moisturiser or serum after it. The good thing is this product does not smell and my skin accepted it completely…  normally my skin is quite picky.’

MAISON FRANCIS KURKDJIAN BACCARAT ROUGE 540 EDP 

At $524, this fragrance is not designed for those looking for a budget-friendly daily spritz. 

Instead, it’s an ‘opulent’ perfume formulated to ‘ooze power and radiance’ and assist the wearer in boosting their ‘newfound strength. 

This ‘Extrait de parfum’ dons a dazzling red garment echoing the iconic Baccarat red and has lovely subtle notes of grandiflorum jasmine, saffron, bitter almond and cedar wood.

At $524, this fragrance is not designed for those looking for a budget-friendly daily spritz

At $524, this fragrance is not designed for those looking for a budget-friendly daily spritz

At $524, this fragrance is not designed for those looking for a budget-friendly daily spritz

Despite the price, the reviews of the luxurious scent speak for themselves. 

‘I feel like a million dollars when I’m wearing it,’ one woman wrote. 

‘I started collecting perfumes when I was 14 years old, this scent is definitely one of the best I’ve owned. There’s something really special about this one – it has a tender sweetness for the front notes, and it melts into a warm woody scents after a whole day wear. Very rich and sophisticated. 

Another added: ‘This is without doubt one of the most beautiful fragrances ever created! I am so in love with this perfume to the point of obsession. Love love love.’

Source: Daily Mail Australia | News Colony

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