'The ultimate $8 dupe.' 14 beauty products the Mamamia team shopped this month.

Thanks to our brand partner, Manicare

Autumn has arrived, and with it brought a fresh breeze of beauty essentials. 

From the latest makeup warriors to post-summer skincare saviours, we've handpicked the must-haves you need this season.

Whether it's a self-care treat or staying on top of the latest trends, here's what the Mamamia team suggests is worth splurging on this month.

(But fair warning: Resisting the urge to click 'add to cart' may prove futile.)

philosophy hope in a jar smooth-glow multi-tasking moisturiser, $72

Image: philosophy. 


"My skin has been feeling dehydrated and dull this month. I've not used hyaluronic acid regularly before because it's too many steps and I'm confused. But Leigh Campbell tells me it's hydrating (the ingredient), so I have been giving this a go morning and night and have honestly noticed a difference." — Nicolle Stuart, Chief of Staff

Lady Jayne Salon Pro Rechargeable 2-in-1 Hair Styler, $99.99

Currently 40 per cent off at Chemist Warehouse!! Image: Lady Jayne.

"PSA: This baby is 40 per cent off at the moment (until March 27 apparently), so I recommend you run to Chemist Warehouse and get your hands on one before it sells out! If you're all about convenience (yes and yes), this one's for you: a cordless hair styler for those quick touch-ups (which you can charge via USB, aka anywhere). 

"Oh, and it's super compact — it'll fit into almost any handbag, and best of all, it's affordable. Originally designed for both straightening and curling (perfect for those who can’t make up their minds), thanks to its floating ceramic plates and curved barrel. So consider bad hair days truly a thing of your past." — Isabelle Dolphin, Social Producer

OXX Fragrance Beach Bliss Summer Solstice Body Butter, $8

Image: Kmart. 

"Kmart's Summer Solstice in Beach Bliss is so delish, it makes my skin feel super soft and stays hydrated for the whole day. The ultimate dupe of the Sol De Janeiro Bum Bum Cream." — Emily Vernem, Content Producer 

Manicare Salon Firming Face & Body Sculptor, $140

Also 40 per cent off right now from Chemist Warehouse!! Image: Manicare.

"If you're like me and would LOVE to indulge in a spa day everyday but 'cossie livs' proves to get in the way of you living your dreams, I've become obsessed with a product and am not about to gatekeep. The new Manicare Salon Firming Face & Body Sculptor is an affordable little gadget — currently 40 per cent at Chemist Warehouse until March 27. It basically brings the salon experience home to you.

"This product works in two ways, targeting the face and body. It uses LED red light therapy tech to target the appearance of fine lines and signs of ageing, and importantly, it's easy to use. But if you're a true skeptic, you can listen to the facts. A recent Manicare study has found a 22 per cent reduction in visible forehead wrinkles, with 80 per cent of users feeling their skin appeared smoother, firmer and more toned. You can thank me later." — Olivia James, Social Producer

Aesop Rejuvenate Intensive Body Balm, $47

Image: Aesop.

"I'm a serial hand cream user and have multiple options in each bag (why not?), and this is the new addition I'm reaching for the most. The scent is DELICIOUS and natural, a mix of tangerine, sandalwood and vanilla. It's super hydrating but non-greasy. Such a good quality product!" — Shell Webb, Branded Content Manager


L’Occitane Almond Shower Oil, $42


Image: L'Occitane. 


"After being recommended this product, I haven't stopped buying it. Not only for myself, but also for friends and family as presents. It smells amazing, lasts a long time and leaves me feeling absolutely lush after a shower." — Olivia Skuce, Brand Partnerships Executive

Ariana Grande Cloud Pink Eau De Parfum, $80

Image: Supplied. 


"I have been an Ariana Grande Cloud girl for ages, so when Cloud Pink was finally in stock, I jumped at the chance to grab it! This scent is a fruity vanilla dream, and you practically can't walk by my desk without smelling it nowadays. Highly recommend for the fragrance lover in your life!" — Jaslyn Berg, Brand Partnerships Executive

Cinch Pump + Glow moisturiser, $40

Image: Supplied. 

"Such a lovely, glowy everyday moisturiser, plus you really only need a small pump to cover your whole face! This was a Lucy Neville recommendation and I've been LOVING the pearly finish it gives my always-thirsty skin, perfect as a primer before makeup. It's also filled with kakadu plum (a form of vitamin C), glycerin, aloe vera and panthenol, so it's super nourishing too." — Shell Webb, Branded Content Manager

Glasshouse Fragrances parfum in Desert Divine, $30

Image: Glasshouse Fragrances. 

"This is the best smelling thing I've put on my body since... ever?! It's a new release from Glasshouse Fragrances and has top notes of green tea, aloe water and apple. It's fresh, makes me feel young again (I'm only 25 years old, but I stand by this). It's only supposed to be an on-the-go fragrance that you keep with you when you need a top-up. Except, I've been using this every day since I got it. The tiny bottle has just run out. I am in despair." — Shannen Findlay, Content Producer

Revlon ColorStay Limitless Matte Lipstick, $26

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"The Revlon ColorStay Limitless Matte Lipsticks are always in my handbag. They’re super pigmented yet they don’t budge, and I don’t have to scrub the skin of my lips when I remove my makeup either." — Emily Vernem, Content Producer


Glow Recipe Plum Plump Gloss Balm, $38


Image: Mecca. 

"This Glow Recipe Gloss Balm is a staple in my handbag! I use it so many times in the day; it’s hydrating and tastes great too." — Kate Breytenbach, Brand Partnerships Executive

Ori Lab Curl Cleanse Shampoo and Conditioner, $43

Image: Supplied.

"Vegan, cruelty-free and Australian made. I love this curl cleanse shampoo and conditioner to support my hair, give it some bounce and help the curl pattern look more defined. So hydrating and makes my hair feel soft and lightweight." — Shannen Findlay, Content Producer


Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Setting Spray, $54

Image: Mecca.


"Love, love, love this product! Honestly worth the investment. With the weather lately, this face setting spray has been a game-changer and keeps my makeup looking fresh for hours." — Isabella Ross, Senior News Writer 

Burts Bees Naturally Tinted Lip Balm in Red Dahlia, $13

Image: Priceline. 

"I was recently influenced to buy this lip balm as a dupe for the Clinique Black Honey Lipstick, and while I've never tried the original, the Burt's Bees version is everything I want and more. It adds the prettiest sheer colour, and at $13, it's an absolute bargain." — Phoebe Anderson, Brand Content Executive

Shop Manicare's Salon Firming Face & Body Sculptor and Lady Jayne's Salon Pro Rechargeable 2 in 1 Hair Styler, available from Chemist Warehouse and Priceline Pharmacy. 

Feature Image: Chemist Warehouse/philosophy/L'Occitane/Manicare/Supplied. 

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