Where once Australia was synonymous with Neighbours and Home & Away, thanks to Instagram us Brits have come to think of Down Under as a place that’s home to amazing coffee, achingly cool chic-yet-laidback street style stars and some of the best beauty products the world has to offer. Which is why—with the excuse of it being Australia Day—we have scoured Instagram and found the coolest Oz-based beauty brands that ship their beloved products all the way to Blighty. Keep scrolling for our pick of the best Australian beauty buys on Instagram.
Natural and vegan, Hello Hair hair masks are made with beach babes in mind, which means they should work well on hair that isn't ravaged by hot sun and sand (sob) like ours. The Botanic Edition Mask (pictured) is made from coconut, olive and argan oil and scented with white grapefruit, sweet orange, patchouli, ylang ylang and geranium.
Shipping: Free shipping on all orders over $45.
Sea 2 Skin
Based in Bondi Beach, Sea 2 Skin is inspired by the sea. At the minute, they offer one product—the Active Hydration Mask ($34 for 10 uses). It contains marine collagen, hyaluronic acid and rosehip oil to hydrate skin for a healthy glow.
Shipping: For international orders, a small postage fee will be added at the online checkout.
Bali Body has created a line of body oils that help you tan and smell amazing. While we don't recommend you tan without sun protection, these will add a lovely scent and sheen to the skin after you've been in the sun. Or any day really.
Shipping: Bali Body ships worldwide with free tracked shipping to Europe.
Born out of Melbourne, Musq cosmetics offers everything from makeup to skincare and even candles. The chic monochrome packaging and the affordable price tags will have you mentally spending way more than you can afford. We have our eye on the Frangipani & Green Tea Candle (£27).
Shipping: International shipping costs $20.
Nude by Nature
Started in Sydney in 2008, Nude by Nature is 100% cruelty-free and prides itself on using natural ingredients. The lineup of products is seriously impressive from mineral foundations (liquid and powder) and illuminators to lipsticks and brushes.
Shipping: Shop via the UK Nude by Nature website here to avoid shipping costs.
Founded by Australian beauty editor Zoë Foster Blake, Go-To Skincare is natural and cruelty-free. The idea is simple skincare without the confusion; there's no faux science just straight talking, easily understood descriptions. We LOVE the packaging and want everything—starting with Exceptionoil (pictured).
Shipping: Go-To ships internationally, but costs vary depending on where the products are headed. Find out more about Go-To's shipping policy here.
The Base by Lara Bingle
Created by model (and Sam Worthington's other half) Lara Bingle, The Base is a range of bronzing and sunless tanning products. We know it's a tanning brand, but we're crushing on these Lip to Cheek Tints ($22).
Shipping: $30 per order or free on all orders over $200.
Another company founded by a model, this time Jess Hart. Luma is a natural beauty brand that has been crafted to enhance your natural beauty. Think creamy highlighters, tinted moisturisers and sheer lipsticks.
Shipping: $20 for international shipping and can be liable for customs charges.
A roundup of Australian Insta-famous beauty brands wouldn't be complete without including Frank Body, the brand that kick-started the trend. The coffee-based body scrub brand became famous on Instagram and is now a global phenomenon. But don't just reach straight for the hero scrubs, Frank Body has some great cleansers, body creams and lip balms too.
Shipping: Frank Body has a UK website so you can avoid the shipping fees.
Which Australian beauty brands do you love? Share with us in the comment box below.
Note: All prices shown in $ are AUD. Where products are in £ the products are sold online in GBP.