By Juliette Olah, originally published on westfield.com.au
The beauty game has changed. Old notions of solving beauty woes with a bit o’ blush here and a flick of eyeliner there, feel passé at the best of times. Meanwhile, the new beauty power players have been busy concocting expansive, futuristic, all-out thrilling cosmetic wonderlands that will delight cosmetics fans. Think innovative gadgets, sci-fi ingredients, fix-anything tools and the purest of nature’s produce, all being brought into alignment to create a beauty force to be reckoned with.
Explore the latest makeup, hair and skincare destinations at Westfield and unlock a world-class, one-stop beauty shop moments from your doorstep. Read on for a tour of our current favourites.
It’s called MECCA Maxima for an excellent reason. We flock to this haven because MECCA Maxima is a true makeup and skin care godsend. With over 60 incredible cult beauty brands, MECCA Maxima brings you a discover-then-adore treasure hunt-type experience. Top this off with exceptionally professional beauty experts who consistently greet you with perfectly painted grins and it’s easy to understand why leaving this ultra-glamorous, interactive environment can be a challenge.
Brands to try: Smashbox, Too Faced, Nars, Hourglass, BareMinerals, Origins, Soap & Glory, Kate Somerville, Urban Decay, Stila, Glam Glow, Josie Maran and Frank Body.
L’OCCITANE en Provence
Ahhhh L’OCCITANE. The soothing, botanical scents that waft out of this store are enough to lure even the busiest shopper for some well-deserved indulgence. Bringing you the magic of Provence captured in a bottle, the unique skincare and fragrance products are made from the finest, high potency ingredients. L’OCCITANEstands by firm principles of phytotherapy and aromatherapy, with each product rich in active natural ingredients and essential oils.
With textures and fragrances inspired by the Mediterranean lifestyle, using L’OCCITANE always inspires a moment of escape, and ultimate sensory delight.
Bestsellers: Immortalle Divine Cream, Shea Butter Hand Cream, Shea Ultra Rich Comforting Cream, Almond Shower Oil.
If you’re craving a serve of international goodness, Myer makes it their business to scour the globe for tantalising products to make you feel your most beautiful inside and out.
Give your skin the love it deserves with Myer’sextensive skincare range, including cleansers, toners and moisturisers to suit every budget and regimen. As far as makeup is concerned, Myerstocks new-season makeup direct from the world’s leaders in beauty.
Explore Myer’s menu of beauty services, from makeovers to luxurious facials using products from your favourite brands. Simply visit aMyer beauty counter to book your appointment.
Brands to try: MAC, Chanel, Dior, Napoleon, Benefit, Estee Lauder, Lancôme, YSL, Shiseido, Clinique and Elizabeth Arden.
Keep it natural, keep it high performance; this is how the skin experts at Jurlique approach caring for your delicate outer layer, which is why they’ve dedicated over 25 years to growing biodynamic ingredients on their Australian farm in the Adelaide Hills.
Jurlique’s vision is to create a natural skin care range combining the ancient arts of alchemy, herbal medicine and homoeopathy to reconnect people to Mother Earth.
Guided by a philosophy of ‘seed to skin’, Jurlique guarantees the potency and purity of its luxurious offering by controlling every step of the process – from growing and extracting their own ingredients, to formulating the final products.
The Westfield Chatswood store also features a luxurious Jurlique Spa – with surrounds that transport you to a world enveloped by nature. The skilled therapists tailor treatments to your skin needs, crafting an experience to deeply revitalise your skin and your spirits.
Dedicated to being first in line with the latest, just-landed beauty trends,Priceline Pharmacy works with leading makeup artists and big international brands to give you tailored makeup, cosmetic and wellness advice at your fingertips. Trained cosmeticians will assist you with the top buys of the week and the friendly, personal recommendations are always forthcoming and plentiful. With a mission to help women look good, live well and feel great, you’ll always leave with more ideas than just the new season lip colour.
Brands to try: Revlon, L’Oreal Paris, Maybelline, Rimmel, Covergirl, Nyx, Australis, Nude by Nature, Models Prefer and Real Techniques.
Victoria’s Secret Beauty & Accessories
If you’re a closeted Angel already, you’ll jump at access to an assortment of best-selling Victoria’s Secret beauty products, with Victoria’s Secret Beauty & Accessories offering up an edit of sultry, prestige fragrances, runway-ready makeup, and hair and body care. The unique collection also includes luxury Victoria’s Secret branded cosmetic cases, bags and scarves.
Bestselling fragrances: Bombshell, Tease and Scandalous.
The Face Shop
Direct from Korea, home to the world’s new gen breed of beauty fanatics, The Face Shop blends science and nature for results that deliver firmly on efficacy. Offering an array of affordable, high-quality products, The Face Shop stocks products that cater to every step of your beauty ritual, including masks, skin care, makeup and body care.
Made from the finest active plant ingredients, this skincare gem makes enhancing and protecting your unique beauty second nature.
Proving that modern beauty doesn’t have to be complex, Aesop brings a refined, minimalist sensibility to the counter time and time again. Originating in Melbourne, the Australian-owned brand roams widely to source top-notch plant-based and laboratory-made ingredients, using only those with a proven record of safety, efficacy and pleasure.
Packed in their signature amber-drenched jars and canisters, Aesop is the modern alchemist of luxury.
Informed consultants who know their products better than the back of their hands will take you on a tour of the best solutions for your skin’s changing needs.
Cult products to try: the Parsley seed skincare range and the Resurrection Aromatique Hand Wash.
As the master of dreamy bath, body and lifestyle products, MOR stays true to its promise of delivering a sensory experience that transforms everyday rituals into luxurious moments in time to be relished. From the finely blended formulations, to the opulent, decorative bottles, bar soaps, lip glosses and more, you feel a million bucks slathering on these very attractive beauty helpers.
Westfield Chatswood is home to the very first concept store in NSW and only the second in Australia, where customers can be treated to an immersive MOR encounter.
Each MOR collection is inspired by the stories of ancient civilisations, evoking a sense of bygone eras, travel and art to create products that are the epitome of glamour.
Bestsellers to try: MOR’s Marshmallow range.