THE IN-TRAY

Our 8 iconic beauty products everyone needs in their beauty bags (and bathrooms)

THIS MONTH, WE’RE CELEBRATING THE MAKERS, THE MUST-HAVES AND THE NEXT BIG THINGS IN BEAUTY​. FIRST UP, WE’RE SHARING THE MOST ICONIC BEAUTY (AND BATHROOM STAPLES) YOU NEED IN YOUR LIFE. FROM THE PRODUCTS THAT FLY OFF OUR SHELVES TO THOSE THAT GARNER FIVE-STAR REVIEWS, AND THE MVPS THAT KEEP US COMING BACK FOR MORE THE MOMENT THEY’RE EMPTY—HERE’S WHAT TO KEEP YOUR EYE ON.

NARS Tinted Moisturiser

It’s been on the scene for years now and continues to be one of our bestselling complexion products—and, chances are you’ve got a friend or family member who wears it or has recommended it to you. NARS' Tinted Moisturiser formula is like no other: oil-free, lightweight and it provides a translucent veil of radiance and colour. It’s infused with natural botanicals and hydrating extracts—gifting your skin with a bright, natural-looking glow all day long.

Westman Atelier Baby Cheeks Blush in ‘Bichette’

Even if you’re not that big on wearing blush, one swipe of Westman Atelier’s Baby Cheeks Blush will have you converted with its ability to provide the perfect hint of soft flush. Suitable for use on the cheeks, lips and eyelids, these versatile blush sticks deliver natural-looking, buildable colour to the complexion whilst working behind the scenes to soothe and protect delicate skin thanks to organic jojoba oil and antioxidants. You’ve never tried a blush like this before.

Byredo EDP Gypsy Water

When you think: iconic fragrance, you think Byredo. And one of their most popular scents is Gypsy Water—spotted in many an Instagram flat lay or on the shelf of that friend who’s always got their finger on the pulse (points) when it comes to chic fragrance brands. Gypsy Water’s allure comes from the blend of sandalwood and amber with fresh lemon and juniper berry.

Living Proof Restore Repair Mask

Let’s be honest, hair deserves a masking moment just as much as your face—so the next time you’re running a bath and slathering on your favourite face mask, take a moment for your precious strands. We suggest Living Proof’s rich, restorative and nourishing treatment which wraps every strand in amino acids, tucuma butter and meadowfoam seed oil—all of which help keep it shiny, revitalised and less likely to experience hair breakage in the future.

Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Makeup

An icon for many years before landing at MECCA, Estée Lauder’s Double Wear Foundation provides non-creasing, true colour that won’t budge and is both lightweight and comfortable. It holds up in warm weather too: it’s sweat, humidity and heat resistant. Loved by so many for its ability to provide full yet natural coverage and stay put at events that run into the wee hours of the morning, Double Wear is a makeup bag staple and a truly one-of-a-kind foundation.

Mecca Cosmetica To Save Face SPF50+ Superscreen Oxybenzone Free Formula

We’ve said it once and we’ll say it again (and again) sunscreen is the ultimate anti-ageing skincare product. And if you’re looking for an iconic SPF, then Mecca Cosmetica’s luxe facial suns creen with broad spectrum 50+ UVA and UVB protection is the one. Recently reformulated to be oxybenzone free (read: reef-safe), its formula has a matte, non-greasy finish that doesn't leave the skin with a white cast—plus, it sits beautifully, and weightlessly, under makeup.

Tom Ford Lip Color Matte

Tom Ford is iconic and therefore every product the powerhouse and director creates is iconic by association. Take his creamy, longwearing (but still comfortable) and richly pigmented matte lipstick: it saturates lips in bold colour with just one swipe but is still lightweight and comfy. If this isn’t a makeup bag staple for those night’s where you want to turn heads on the dancefloor, then we don’t know what is.

Frank Body Original Coffee Scrub

Once a humble brown bag of coffee scrub made in one of the founder’s cafés after hours, Frank Body has come a long way (and taken over our shower caddies and bathroom shelves in the process). Their Original Coffee Scrub is really what started the Frank phenomenon: it’s packed with Robusta coffee grinds to stimulate blood flow and promote collagen production while cold pressed sweet almond oil leaves skin silky soft. Once you scrub with Frank, you never go back.

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