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The 18 beauty products guaranteed to get you compliments.

Here’s how you can quickly tell if a beauty purchase is a winner: it all comes down to compliments. If the compliments come rolling in as soon as you start using the beauty product, you’ll know that you’ve struck beauty gold.

But don’t worry, you won’t need to try on everything in Sephora to figure this out. We’ve done all the hard work for you. Here’s a list of the products we’ve found are most likely to get you a declaration of “wow, you look/smell INCREDIBLE!”…

Mia Freedman, Founder and Content Director.

Mia Freedman loves colour and this deep purpley-pink MAC Lipstick in “Rebel”, $36, doesn’t disappoint. “No other lipstick that I wear gets as many ‘what are you wearing’ questions as this one,” she commented on Instagram. MAC Rebel is a gorgeous pop of colour that’s sure to get people talking.

Mia Freedman, sharing her beauty secrets on Instagram.

Edwina Carr Barraclough, Editor.

On several occasions I've complimented Edwina on her eyelashes. Apparently all the credit belongs to Clinique Chubby Lash Fattening Mascara, $35.

"I've been asked if I have eyelash extensions since I started using this. I'm never parting with it," Edwina explains. The small-bristled wand catches every single lash and coats it evenly. Good bye, clumps (hello compliments!).

Eddie and her most-complimented mascara. (Source: Supplied.)

Kahla Preston, Writer.

Just between you and me, Kahla looks babin' all the time. Here's her tip: as soon as she applies L'Oreal Paris Skin Perfection BB Cream, $20.95, people trip all over themselves to tell her that her skin looks amazing. She says that this product evens her skin tone and makes her look glowy.

Kahla Preston with her perfectly applied lipstick and BB cream. (Source: Supplied.)
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Lizzie Marton, Site Producer.

Lizzie often switches it up with different makeup looks, but there's one product that always attracts her a lot of attention: MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Medium, $47, which she uses as a bronzer. She's told that when she wears it, her skin "looks healthy and sun kissed".

Lizzie wields her favourite bronzer. (Source: Supplied.)

"It is really natural looking and has a great tint - it isn't too orange or anything like that," Lizzie explains. She also noticed that when she uses Apivita shampoo and conditioners, $24.95, her hair becomes a compliments magnet.

Brittany Stewart, The Glow Guide Producer.

Somehow, Brittany always knows which products are the best to buy, whether she's in a super-deluxe makeup emporium or Coles. For lipsticks, Brittany can't go past Klara Cosmetics Kissproof Lipstick in shade #5, $29.

Brittany Stewart wearing her most-complimented lipstick and curl-enhancing spray. (Source: Supplied.)
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I know that I've definitely complimented her while she's sporting that lippie. She uses John Frieda Frizz Ease Dream Curls Perfecting Spray, $13.39, for praise-worthy curls.

Carla GS, Beauty Editor.

Almost every single time I wear Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick by Kate Moss in Kiss of Life, $11.95, someone will tell me that a) they love it, and b) they want to buy it. And guess what? This lipstick shade looks good on everyone.

Not only that, it's also matte yet moisturising (a rare beauty occurrence), and won't smear. And at $11.95, what do you have to lose? Just putting this out there - if this lipstick ever gets discontinued, I will die.

Carla GS, wearing her most-complimented lipstick. (Source: Supplied.)

Recently I've been surprised by the appeal of a fragrance I've been wearing called See by Chloe Si Belle, $140. It's a special edition of the See by Chloe fragrance and it's floral yet sexy. When I wear this fragrance, I swear I must smell the best I have ever smelt in my life because I get so many compliments!

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