Beauty Awards

The results are in! We reveal New Zealand’s Best in Beauty for 2019


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One thing about working in the beauty industry is the trial and error when it comes to all things beauty related. This year, our beauty editors worked around the clock testing hundreds of products. creams, serums, hair masks, eye shadows, mascaras and body lotions – if you can name it, we tried it.

Narrowing down the nominees across five categories including face, body, makeup, hair and wellness, is no small feat. But, in order to keep the Beauty Awards full of the best of the best, the entries were made up of only the products we deemed worthy of a Best in Beauty Award. Once these were chosen, the baton was handed over to the public to have their say.

And now, the results are in!

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Some of the FQ team’s favourite winning products and treatments:

Cult beauty product: Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
Best beauty treatment: Caci – Microneedling
Best skincare luxe buy: La Mer The Body Crème
Best foundation: Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Makeup
Best make up luxe buy: Guerlain L’Or Radiance Concentrate with pure gold primer

Whether you’re on the hunt for the best foundation, eye cream, purple shampoo or even best beauty supplement, there is no better place to go for the solutions to all your pesky beauty questions. Check out the above video for a snippet of this year’s winners, find out which product scored the most votes overall and click the link below to see the full list of 2019’s best beauty products.

To view the full list of winners, head over to

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