The 12 best beauty products of 2017
Did your favourite make the list?
By Kate Niven
Beauty Crew Beauty Writer / December 18 2017
As the year draws to an end, we decided to reflect upon the weird and wonderful beauty launches that took 2017 by storm. From the release of Rihanna’s much-hyped makeup line, Fenty Beauty to the launch of Tom Ford’s most scandalous perfume to date, it’s fair to say the beauty world has been busy.
Curious to know what the most loved beauty products of the year were, we reached out to Mecca, Sephora, Chemist Warehouse and Priceline who shared their top three best-selling products of 2017.
Whether you’re looking to update your beauty kit or are simply eager to know which brands took out the top spots, you’re going to want to check out the winners below (and shop them all!).
#2 best seller at Mecca
The Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs & Rosewater is a refreshing and hydrating facial mist that instantly revitalises the skin. It can be used anywhere at any time and will only set you back $9. No wonder it made the top 3!
#3 best seller at Mecca
If you’ve been on the hunt for the perfect medium coverage foundation that will last throughout the day and leave you looking radiant and glowing, then you’re in luck. The NARS Sheer Glow Foundation was the third most popular product at Mecca this year, so you know it has to be good.
#1 best seller at Priceline
If you grew up in Australia then there’s a very good chance you’ve owned a tube of Lucas’ Papaw Ointment at one point or another. And even after all these years it continues to be a popular go-to for a long list of beauty fixes. It’s hydrating, soothing and will aid a myriad of skin issues from chafing to nappy rash.
#3 best seller at Priceline
Multipurpose products will always be a crowd favourite, which is why we weren’t too surprised to see the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge place third in Priceline’s list of most popular products for 2017. Whether you need to blend foundation, concealer, cream contour, bronzer or blush, this sponge has got you covered.
#1 best seller at Sephora
Urban Decay’s Naked Palette’s reign might be coming to an end as the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Eye Shadow Palette was the number one selling product at Sephora this year. The comprehensive palette features a collection of 14 powder shadows in neutral to berry hues.
#2 best seller at Sephora
It seems eyeshadow palettes were hotly coveted at Sephora in 2017, as the Tarte Tartelette In Bloom Clay Palette was the second most popular product purchase for the year. With a mixture of matte and lustre finishes, this 12-shade eyeshadow palette is perfect for any makeup lover, be they a beginner or a pro.
#3 best seller at Sephora
Oh look, another palette! This time it’s the Huda Beauty Textured Palette in Rose Gold. If you’re smitten by this 18-shade eyeshadow palette then you might want to get in quick as there are rumors the palette is set to be discontinued.
#1 best seller at Chemist Warehouse
If smooth and silky hair is on your wish list this Christmas then you’re not alone; OGX Renewing Moroccan Argan Oil Extra Strength Penetrating Oil took out the top spot for best-seller at Chemist Warehouse this year. And in even better news, the hydrating and smoothing oil will only set you back $24.99.
#2 best seller at Chemist Warehouse
It’s hailed as one of the best dry shampoos for a reason. Not only is the Klorane Oat Milk Dry Shampoo easy to use, it rids your hair of any excess oil without leaving it feeling heavy and dry.
#3 best seller at Chemist Warehouse
Thermal waters have received a whole lot of love in the beauty industry throughout the year due to their ability to cleanse, soothe and calm the skin. Avène’s Thermal Spring Water Spray was the most loved of the bunch at Chemist Warehouse – our guess is because its formula is specifically designed to treat and nourish those with sensitive skin.
Now you’ve got your beauty shopping list sorted, check out the top hair, skin and makeup trends you’ll be experimenting with in 2018.
What’s your favourite product that you’ve discovered in 2017? Let us know in the comments below.
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Kate has worked for BEAUTYcrew since early 2016, first as a contributor, before being named Beauty Writer in 2017. She loves picking the brains of the industry's top experts to get to the bottom of beauty's toughest questions. Bronze eyeshadow palettes are her weakness and she's forever on the hunt for the perfect nude nail polish to suit her fair skin. Her words can also be found in Men's Health magazine.