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Alongside countless Zoom calls, sourdough starters (is anyone’s still alive?), sheet masks and
binge-watched series, these makeup products got us through the year that was. While going out was at an all-time low, we had more time than ever
before to experiment with beauty, and, most of all, connect with our tried-and-true favourites.
Read on as we count down to reveal MECCA’s 11 bestselling makeup products of 2020.
If 2020 was a makeup product, it would be these blush
sticks—they’re practically made for rolling out of bed and into the home office (and
faking the flush of a workout on the commute). Buttery and blendable, they bring life to
your complexion, even if you’re not feeling it.
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Inspired by the fleshy tones of their cult foundation, this neutrals palette
gave us 16 warm and cool-toned shades that suit everyone, and can deliver on a quick shimmer
wash, or a full-blown smoky eye. It quickly became our bestselling palette of the year.
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really nailed the brief on this gloss. None of the sticky, gooey business, and all of the
customisation when it comes to opacity and shine. And this perfectly pinky-peachy neutral
shade? *Chef’s kiss*
This is the problem-solving therapist of your makeup routine. With green, lavender, and peach
hues, it neutralises redness (more on that here), corrects uneven tone, and brightens dullness.
It’s great under makeup, and can be worn solo, too.
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A somewhat ~spicy~ alternative to your regular lip gloss, this TikTok sensation
really had a moment this year. Formulated with capsicum to create a tingly lip-plumping
effect, it’s a safe and easy alternative to filler without the commitment, or downtime. Our
advice? Kiss with caution.
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This is the mascara
that got us
through hay fever. As well as being volumising and lengthening, its tubing formula
makes it flake-proof, clump-free a for those who have oily lids or watery eyes.
Decay icon sets makeup in place for up to 16 hours (even in the peak of the Southern
Hemisphere summer) thanks to a patented technology that regulates the temperature of your
makeup. Plus, it works incredibly to intensify metallic eyeshadows.
While our brow techs were closed, we all turned to this Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Zoë
Foster Blake - favoured pencil to fake perfectly groomed brows at home. It delivers
on the fullness of a powder, definition of a pencil and hold of a wax, all in one.
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A favourite for bakers and no-makeup-makeup wears alike, this ultra-fine
powder mattifies and sets while remaining undetectable on the skin—it saved us from
makeup-to-mask transfer, and had a bit of a moment on the beauty side of TikTok, too.
A MECCA Beauty Election legend, this mascara has
continued to serve unparalleled fullness, fluffiness, and drama in 2020—just in case we
needed any more drama. It really does live up to its name, making us look and feel better
instantly through the Zoom-aggedon of 2020.
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mascara’ in this year’s Beauty Election – here’s why
Are we surprised this
cult foundation was our top selling makeup product of the year? No, not at all. It
won this year’s best base category in the MECCA Beauty Election with over 33,000 votes, and blends into the
skin flawlessly—with the warmth of your hands—for buildable, your-skin-but-better coverage.
It really is the Greatest of All Time.
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Blush and Sheer Glow Foundation are our MVPs
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