At Prevention, we believe in looking and feeling like the most radiant version of yourself – and that means you need the right tools. But we also know that, as technology advances, there’s a seemingly endless procession of new and improved beauty products on the shelves, so it can be tricky to tell which ones work best. That’s where our highly experienced judges came in. The beauty addicts have sampled literally hundreds of products (so you – and your wallet – don’t have to!) in order to determine the most noteworthy buys for your face, hair, and body. So, clear that shelf and begin adding these to your arsenal today.


Smart formulations, flattering shades and the chicest, most covetable buys.

The winner:

The Quick Flick Intense Black Eyeliner

Perfect for special occasions when you want a touch of glamour or a bolder look, this innovative double-ended eyeliner helps you achieve the difficult winged-eye look in two foolproof steps. Simply use the stamp to create the wing, then line with the pen. It doesn’t smudge or crease and it lasts all day. $35,

The finalists: 

Inika Certified Organic Lipstick Crayon

The satiny texture of this lipstick crayon – containing coconut oil and vitamin E – makes it a pleasure to wear for long-lasting, moisturising colour. $35,

Revlon Ultra HD Super Lustrous Matte Lipstick

Matt without being drying, this lippie has a barely-there velvety texture and lasts for ages. $24.95, Chemist Warehouse

Mavala Soft Kohl Eye Contour Pencil

The soft, creamy formulation moves across eyelids like a dream and is suitable for sensitive eyes. $14.95,

Jane Iredale PurePressed Eyeshadow Kit

The silky-smooth texture of these five mineral eyeshadows glides over the eye effortlessly for crease-free colour. The gold palette adds a nice touch of luxe. $92,

Karen Murrell Lip Palette

It wasn’t just the natural, nourishing formulation in this nude lipstick palette that we loved, but also the fact that these subtle shades work just as beautifully on the cheeks as the lips. $50,


These products work behind the scenes to keep your skin feeling fresh and looking its best.

The winner:

Synergie Skin Vitamin B SERUM

This potent niacinamide serum not only feels hydrating, it also strengthens skin and reduces pigmentation, excess oil and fine lines while revealing a smoother, more radiant complexion. It’s suitable for all skin types, too. $115,

The finalists:

Dr Lewinn’s Line Smoothing Complex S8

These tiny vials contain mighty anti-ageing ingredients, including antioxidants and Snap 8, a super-potent peptide that helps to visibly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. $74.95,

Sukin Deeply Hydrating Biodegradable Sheet Mask 

Skin need a moisture boost? This hyaluronic acid-fuelled sheet mask will leave it looking plump and refreshed in just 30 minutes. The recyclable packaging and biodegradable mask give this extra thumbs up. $8.95,

Avène A-Oxitive Smoothing Water Cream

Delivering intense hydration with a water-light texture, this cream melts into the skin, gradually releasing vitamin C for daily antioxidant protection. $58.95, Chemist Warehouse

Andalou Turmeric + C Enlighten Serum

This refreshingly citrusy serum contains a combo of superfood ingredients, including turmeric, vitamin C and fruit stem cells, to help even out your skin tone, reduce pigmentation and provide a natural glow. $34.99,

Clémence Organics Lime Caviar Eye Crème

We loved this eye cream for its luxurious texture, which leaves the delicate skin around the eye area feeling smooth and nourished. It’s also organic and 100 per cent natural. $69.95,

Ole Henriksen Goodnight Glow Retin-ALT Sleeping Crème

Retinol can be too harsh for some skin types, so this plant-based alternative containing bakuchiol is an excellent substitute for smooth skin by morning, without the irritation. Did we mention it smells divine? $90, Sephora


Conceal, camouflage, protect and refine with these flawless foundations.

The winner:

Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder Foundation

This light liquid foundation was lauded for its barely-there texture, which gives skin a smooth, glowing complexion and feels hydrating on the skin for hours. $65,

The finalists:

Skeyndor Age Preventing Foundation

With ingredients that read more like a skincare product, including vitamin C, seaweed extract and a moisturising complex, this medium-to-high coverage foundation hydrates and balances skin tone. $83,

Asap Pure Mineral Powder

Fans of powder foundations will love this luminous-finish mineral powder, which blends flawlessly without feeling drying on the skin. The no-spill packaging is a bonus! $49 (brush sold separately),

Clarins Everlasting Youth Fluid

This medium-coverage foundation helps conceal pigmentation, camouflage imperfections and visibly smooth the appearance of your skin. $65,

Inika Full Coverage Concealer

Beautifully blendable, this concealer has a little bit of luminosity, which is perfect for around the eye area and for hiding pigmentation. $45,


The winner:

Neal’s Yard Goodnight Pillow Mist

Sleep can be a real challenge once perimenopause and menopause kick in, but this mist creates a tranquil sleep-time environment with organic lavender, vetiver and mandarin essential oils. $32.95,

The finalists:

Raww Beauty Sleep Bestie pure Essential Oil blend
This soothing combo of lavender, cedarwood, marjoram, orange, valerian and chamomile oils is perfect in a diffuser to set a sleepy mood. $21.99,

L’Occitane Lavender Foaming Bath

This is your ticket to bubbly bliss. Containing lavender essential oil, it’s deeply soothing for both body and mind. $45,

Young Living Tranquil Essential Oil Roll-On
We loved the ease with which you can roll this relaxing blend of lavender, cedarwood and chamomile pure essential oils onto your skin. Inhale for a moment of instant tranquility. $64.90,


The winner:

Hermetica paris Jade888

This ground-breaking molecular fragrance is 100 per cent alcohol free. The eau de parfum’s moisturising, light oil sits on the skin, providing a clean, green aroma that lasts all day. $299,

The finalists:

L’Occitane Terre de LUMIÈRE

This eau de toilette has a beautiful, floral daytime scent with top notes of bergamot and spicy pink pepper and a base of white musk and tonka bean. $125,

Elizabeth Arden White Tea Mandarin Blossom

The vibrant floral fragrance in this eau de toilette with a radiant burst of citrus and a musky, cedarwood base feels  sparkly and bright – perfect for parties. $75, David Jones

Versace Eros Pour Femme

Lemon, pomegranate and bergamot top notes mingle with florals and woods to create a sophisticated and sensual mix in this eau de parfum. From $135, Myer

Calvin Klein Everyone

A throwback to CK One from the ’90s, this eau de toilette is Calvin Klein’s first clean fragrance. It’s fresh, light and summery with top notes of organic orange essential oil and ginger. From $59, Myer


A bright combination of citrus, florals and woods, the harmonious fragrance in this eau de parfum is both feminine and fun. From $115, Myer 


Smooth, scrub and moisturise for a bod that’ll feel years younger.

The winner:

Biologi Bf Hydration Body Serum

Containing nothing more than antioxidant-rich finger lime extract, this body serum is a game-changer. Not only does it provide deep, lasting hydration, it also smoothes, brightens and helps reduce pigmentation. It’s suitable for all skin types. $72,

The finalists:

QV Intensive with Ceramides light moisturising cream

Ceramides are lipids that help the skin retain moisture, so this offering from QV is especially hydrating. It’s suitable for dry skin and various skin conditions, including eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis. $26.99, Chemist Warehouse

Sensori + Detoxifying & Rejuvenating shower oil Toowoomba Carnival

This all-natural shower oil transforms into a light foam, smells divine and leaves skin feeling soft. $49,

Dermalogica Thermafoliant Body Scrub

This clever scrub has physical exfoliants and lactic acids to dissolve dead skin cells, leaving your skin feeling fresh, toned and brighter. $67,

Trilogy Exfoliating Body Balm

Enriched with nourishing rosehip oil, sweet almond oil and beeswax, this buttery balm leaves skin feeling impossibly supple. $35.95,

Nair Leg Mask

Ten minutes is all you need to apply this innovative clay and seaweed leg mask and let it work its magic before you shower. It hydrates, exfoliates, depilates and minimises regrowth. $14.99, Chemist Warehouse


For softness, shine and body, here’s what really delivers.

The winner:

A’kin Miracle Shine Conditioning Hair Mask Tub 

This all-Australian product contains avocado and jojoba oil, along with hydrating squalene, to strengthen, repair, condition, protect, moisturise and boost the health of your hair and scalp. $21.95,

The finalists:

Klorane Scalp Detox Shampoo with Aquatic Mint

This minty-fresh shampoo deeply cleanses and removes product build-up for hair that feels pure and soft. $13.95, Chemist Warehouse

Schwarzkopf Professional Hyaluronic Moisture Kick BB Hydra Pearl

Dry hair will drink up this treatment, fortified with moisturising hyaluronic acid to restore shine, moisture, elasticity and bounce. It smells good, too. $27.95, from selected hair salons

Olaplex No.6 Bond Smoother

Apply this before you blow-dry to reduce frizz and enjoy hair that’s smooth and effortless to style. Bonus: it also protects, strengthens and hydrates. $49.95,


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