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New Zealand's Most Reviewed Top Rated Beauty Products

15 April, 2018 - 06:23pm by - Head Pixie | 22 Comments

Compiled by BR Kellie

Over 8000 beauty products are currently sitting in the Beauty Review product bank.

Over 100,000 reviews have been placed against these products by our fabulous members. 

The question is... which have the most ratings? And out of those, which are top rated? Which tickle your fancy, float your boat and see you buying more?

Check out our top ten, top reviewed and top rated products - as rated by YOU! 


10. LUSH Lip Scrub

Reviews:  502

Rating:  4.5/5

They say:  LUSH lip scrubs are here to keep your kisses sweet. Simply rub it over your lips when they feel the need for some sugar. 

You say: I found this one to be a good price for the amount that you get. It left my lips feeling smooth and soft and you only have to use a small amount. Would definitely buy again. Beauty Reviewer - Maddy B


9. Health Basics Nail Polish Remover

Reviews:  540.

Rating:  4.6/5

They say:  Care for your nails with this nourishing formula for natural nails. Enriched with calming aloe vera and skin conditioners that help strengthen, nourish and repair, whilst cleaning your nails.

You say:  My nails are never left feeling dry and I feel like this is way better than other removers I have tried. A bottle lasts for ages. Definitely a staple in my bathroom cabinet.  Beauty Reviewer - Lisa-Lou




8.  Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water

Reviews:  546

Rating:  4.3/5

They say:  Like a magnet, the cleansing agents capture and lift away dirt from the skin. No need to rub to remove impurities and make-up. The Result: Perfectly cleansed and refreshed skin without rubbing or rinsing.

You say:  Definitely a must do in my daily cleansing routine! I love that, even though you think you've washed all your make up off, it gets the last traces off! And it makes my skin feel fresh. I would say it has even improved my complexion too. Beauty Reviewer - avapearston



7. e.l.f Brow Kit

Reviews:  651

Rated:  4.5/5

They say:  e.l.f Brow Kits create brows that are fuller, thicker, and more defined! The pigmented wax defines and shapes brows and the color complementing setting powder keeps them looking arched and perfected.

You say:  The combination of the highly pigmented gel and a complementing finishing powder allows me to create fuller, more defined brows while maintaining that natural look & feel that I love.  Beauty Reviewer - chikana




6.  MAC Lipstick

Reviews:  721

Rated:  4.8/5

They say:  Colour plus texture for the lips. Stands out on the runway. Simmers on the street! What made M·A·C famous. Available in 11 finishes (Matte, Retro Matte, Satin, Dazzle, Glaze, Lustre, Cremesheen, Cremesheen Pearl, Amplified, Amplified Creme, Frost)

You Say:  I can't rave enough about these lipsticks. they go on silky smooth, the colour is amazing (whether a major pop of colour or a pretty soft pink). They last for ages on your lips and the colour is solid so you don't have to apply too much. I just love it! Beauty reviewer - Kiwi_Ange


5. Batiste Dry Shampoo

Reviews:  862

Rated:  4.4/5

They say:  BATISTE is quick and easy to use. Just follow our three easy steps to refresh your hair in an instant, leaving it full of body and texture

You say:  Batiste is the best dry shampoo I have tried and also the most affordable!! Definitely a staple product and it is great that it comes in so many handy sizes. Beauty reviewer - _justine_


4. Maybelline Baby Lips

Reviews:  872 

Rated:  4/5

They say:  No more basic lip balm. Our exclusive formula moisturizes lips for a full 8 hours. Lips renewed in 1 week.

You say:  Probably the best lip balm I've ever used. Very hydrating and moisturising. At first, I didn't realise that this lip balm had a tint of colour to it. Love this aspect of the balm. Beauty Review member - natashabasha




3. Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream Oil-free SPF 15 - Light

Reviews:  882 

Rated:  4/5

They say:  GARNIER'S Oil-free BB Cream provides instant results while also improving the skin’s quality over time. After four weeks the results are clearly visible; skin is less oily, pores reduced in size, imperfections are visibly reduced and skin radiance is improved.

You say:  This is my go to product when I'm in a hurry to get ready for work or of I'm wanting a light coverage during the weekend. It is quick to apply and offers a nice medium coverage, hiding my pores and evening out my skin tone.  Beauty Review Expert - sarahwaughnz


2. Lucas Papaw Ointment

Reviews:  1,282  

Rated:  4.7/5

They say: LUCAS Papaw Ointment has antibacterial and antimicrobial properties, and can be used as a local topical application on the following:  Minor Burns & Scalds. Sunburn. Gravel Rash, Cuts & Minor Open Wounds. Nappy Rash & Chafing. Insect Bites. Splinters & Thorns.

You say:  I swear you can use this stuff for anything! I mostly use it as a lip balm as it doesn’t make you dependent on it. But I also put it on burns and dry patches of skin because it is so soothing and helps healing these quickly.  Beauty review member - alanageach


And the number one most-reviewed while remaining Top Rated in the whole of Beauty Review? You can't keep a good deo down!...

1. NIVEA Stress Protect Deodorant Aerosol

2,819 reviews.  

Rated:  4.1/5

They say: NIVEA Stress Protect Aerosol is scientifically proven to protect against emotional sweating. It's unique anti-bacterial formula combines Stress Protect actives and a Zinc complex to give you reliable anti-perspirant protection against sweat and body odour. Stress Protect provides you with extra protection when you need it - so you can embrace those stressful situations in your everyday life. 

You say: Nivea Stress Protect Spray is one of a few that i must have on my shelf. I love that it keeps me smelling fresh for the whole day with just one spray in the morning. No need to re-apply. Beauty Review Expert - olly89


So there you have it - the Top 10, most reviewed, top rated products o Beauty Review!*

So, are any of your faves in this list? Do you have some new products suddenly needing to be added to your 'To Be Reviewed' pile? Will you be heading out and scooping any of these goodies up? Chat away!


*Correct as of 21/3/2018.


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I've tried all except the bb cream and deodorant

I've tried some of them. I really want to try the Lush lip scrub!

Me to Maree, sounds delish!

21st April, 2018 at 11:36 am

I've tried two out of ten. Still yet to try the Lush lip scrub. Maybe that could be in the vault!

I definitely use a few of them. I do need a good lip scrub for winter and the lush sounds appealing.

the lush lip scrubs are so delicious! sure its just sugar and some oils but the santa baby one I have tastes like cola lollies and well. lets just say I use a little bit extra hahaha :P

That does sound delicious :)

15th April, 2018 at 8:54 pm

My 13 year old daughter gets eczema on her face and Lucas’ Paw Paw balm has been amazing in helping to reduce the redness.

I like the Garnier micellar water but with the oil, it helps to remove waterproof mascara. Have used the Lucas papaw ointment. This can be handy to have with kids scraping themselves or for dry patches. I would however love to see some Ecostore products reviewed. The lip balm is my favourite and the fact that it is natural is definitely a bonus.

I've only tried 7 & 10 on this list. I want to try the nail polish remover

I found the nail polish remover much kinder on my nails

16th April, 2018 at 7:19 am

Yep I've reviewed at least half of these products. Wonder what drew us all to them?

Price? Easily accessible? For me anyway probably the two biggest reasons I buy anything

16th April, 2018 at 8:31 am

Very true. They are all easily accessible and most are well priced.

16th April, 2018 at 4:42 pm

I have tries some of them although the Batiste Dry Shampoo does not work for me- Good to relook at some of the popular products though.

The stress protect deodorant is totally a top fav of mine! The Garnier micellar water, MAC lippies and the Batiste are some of my top rated products too <3

I love that these products are affordable. It shows that you don't necessarily need to spend a fortune to have fun with beauty. (even though, let's be honest, it would be great to have a fortune to spend on beauty)

It is great to see good budget products.

21st April, 2018 at 11:44 am

I wrote reviews on 7 out of 10 of these. Let's start at the top of the page. Lush Lip Scrub - not my fave anymore, that crown goes to the Frank Body Lip Scrub. Please add it to the data base so I can rave about it. Health Basic Nail Polish Remover - I prefer the Sally Hansen one. Garnier Micellar Water- the to-go for me and my family it's stayed our fave for years. Elf- never tried. Mac, there are other brands of lipstick that I prefer a bit more but for variety and shade ranges Mac has everything and Mac Twig is one of my all time fave lipsticks. Batiste - better than some other dry shampoo brands I've tried in the past but I haven't tried many. Maybelline Baby Lips - I've come across better lip balms since. Garnier BB cream - Texture is nice shade is too limited. I like the Oasis Beauty one better and it has my shade. Lucas Pawpaw - never tried and didn't see what the fuss was as it seemed to be similar to vaseline. Nivea Deoderant - I preferred Dove Clinical protection for years, I currently use a NZ natural one by Dept of Soul and it's actually cheaper than the Dove one for the amount you get. Please add that one too so I can rave about it. I previously used Black Chicken but I prefer deoderant sticks to deoderant pots.

lots of these are my favs and the nivea stress deodorant was my first trial product over 4 years ago BR and i still use it xx

I have tried four of these products and have found the dry shampoo is my favourite especially at the price. Keen to check out the e.l.f eyebrow kit.


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