Hii beauty loves! January is almost finito and it’s been a real 100 years since we last gabbed our top beauty faves. So with that said, here are a few little essentials that totally deserve to make an appearance on the wish-list for your next beauty splurge and as always, where to go to grab them in Brisbane.
Heya! How’s your week going? Have you recovered from the short week last week? We have, and we’re back into things full swing, but the patriotism hasn’t waived one bit. So, for Beauty Tuesday today, we’re rounding up and talking about our favourite Australian beauty brands. Did your favourite homegrown brand make the list?
Kora Organics by Miranda Kerr – when it comes to Australians flying the flag internationally, no one comes to mind faster than Miranda Kerr. Not only is she gorgeous, she’s built a brand from the ground up. Kora is a certified organic skincare brand that is made cruelty-free in Australia to replenish, protect, nourish and detoxify.
Grown Alchemist – I’ve only recently come across Grown Alchemist, and I’m dang glad I did. Grown Alchemist is a new generation of skincare formulations based on new and natural technologies. Plus, black and white packaging is always a big tick of approval.
Frank Body – Frank Body has a cult following of 675,000 Instagram followers, so if that’s anything to go by, you need to get on board too. In case you’ve been living under a rock, Frank Body is the coffee-based body scrub that works to target stretch marks, acne, eczema and psoriasis.
Kester Black – Australian made, cruelty-free and vegan nail polish in a range of pastel and bright colours. Yep, we’ll have some of that thanks. Kester Black is proudly Australian made and founded on the importance of moral purchasing decisions.
Aesop – Everyone who is anyone knows and loves Aesop, whether they’ve used it or lust over it, everyone seems to be a fan of this homegrown talent. They look dreamy on your bathroom counter, ultra-chic spilling out of your handbag and totally nourishing on your skin.
JBronze by Jennifer Hawkins – If a former Miss Universe is using it, then heck, so should you! JBronze is just one part of Jen’s entrepreneurial empire, and in our opinion, it’s her best yet! I’ve been using JBronze for years, in fact it was the first tanning product I ever used, and I still reach for it today despite trying lots of other brands. If that’s not an Australian endorsement, I don’t know what is.
Jurlique – Born and bred in Australia, Jurlique is a powerhouse in the beauty industry worldwide, and we’re stoked to see Jurlique flying the Aussie flag and representing our great nation. Jurlique is skincare and cosmetics that connects people with nature through the organic and biodynamic ingredients the brand is best known for.
Skinstitut – Our love of Skinstitut is pretty clear (you can read more here) and we kind of dig the fact that they’re the skin experts. Skinstitut products are made from effective formulations and scientifically proven ingredients, and the price point is accessible to everyone who is keen to invest in their skin.
Lulu & Lipstick – If you think Elle Woods is your soul sister, then you’re going to LOVE Lulu & Lipstick products. The Lulu & Lipstick store sells a wide range of products from some great brands, but it’s their own products that really shine. The hot pink brush sets are unbelievably gorgeous,
Napoleon Perdis – The cosmetics giant of tweens and teens in Australia, Napoleon Perdis is a household name for anyone growing up with daughters or sisters. The price point is good, you can’t fault the products, and they’re so readily available in your closest shopping centre, so get on board.
LUMA Cosmetics by Jess Hart – Aussie girl Jess Hart has become an icon for her beaming smile that made gapped teeth somewhat cool ever since she started gracing the catwalks and magazine pages. We love LUMA because it is a nourishing range of naturally derived cosmetics that are designed to enhance natural beauty.
The Base by Lara Bingle – The Base burst onto the scene a couple of years ago now and is another Australian beauty brand founded by an international model from the land downunder. The Base is a collection of bronzing and tanning products dreamed up by Lara Bingle in 2013 to help women achieve a healthy, natural glow. If you’re not using it, then where the bloody hell are ya?
De Lorenzo – One Aussie brand you might not know was born here is De Lorenzo, the great Australian haircare brand known for their expertise in hairdressing around the world. De Lorenzo is the only Australian haircare brand to develop and produce their entire range here, from fruition to completion, so they deserve a massive kudos for being one of our great Australian beauty brands.
Uni Organics – Certified Organic, accredited with Safe Cosmetics Australia (SCA) and listed with Choose Cruelty Free (CCF), Uni Organics is as good for the world as it is for your skin. Uni Organics guarantees quality, integrity and purity when it comes to organic skincare, so you know you are in good hands with them.
Go-To Skincare – I couldn’t finish this round-up of great Australian beauty brands without including one of my personal favourites, Go-To Skincare by Zoe Foster Blake. There’s no denying I have a big girl crush on the brands leading lady (read more here), but her products are just amazing. Truly amazing. And the peachy packaging… yep, I’m a huge fan!
Dis we miss one of your favourite Australian beauty brands? Give them a shout out in the comments below and we’ll include them in our round-up!