From brow experts, to stores covering all kinds of make-up and cosmetic needs, to blow wave professionals, we have rounded up our favourite beauty stores in the heart of the city and we are here to make sure your next beauty experience is a memorable one.

Best place for a makeover | MECCA, 203 Queen St

Treat yourself with the ultimate beauty experience at MECCA. Book an expert make up application, including a one-on-one sit down for a personalised makeover as well as a redeemable voucher of the same value, on products. Whether it’s for a glamorous event or a pick me up en-route to work, MECCA have the experts that will help you rise to the occasion.

Pocket friendly makeup brands | Farmers, 210 Queen Street

Featuring brands including NYX, Revlon and L’Oréal, Farmers is the ideal intersection for high quality, affordable and cult-favourite brands. With the benefit of using your Farmer’s Club Card, feast your eyes on the vast range of products that makes one of New Zealand’s first department stores, among the best beauty retailers in the central city.

Best place for brows | Benefit, Smith & Caughey’s, 253 -261 Queen Street

Fully equipped with brow products to wow and services to perfect your pair of arches, Benefit is known to put your best brow forward. For the month of May, Benefit is putting 100% brow wax proceeds towards local charities for women and girls - so that you feel even better about your new brows.

Long lasting lipsticks | Bobbi Brown, Britomart

When it comes to lip colour, Bobbi Brown are leaders in creamy and rich formulas that last throughout the day. Whether it is their long-lasting range or their nourishing lip colours, Bobbi Brown lipsticks are every woman’s must have and hand bag companion.

Best hair styling | Dry & Tea, City Works Depot & Britomart locations

Complete with a full cut/colour menu, Dry & Tea makes for the top salon to experience an unwinding opulence. While the stylists work their magic, enjoy a cup of tea provided by the in-store teahouse.

Most variety of high end makeup | Smith & Caughey’s, 253 -261 Queen Street

Smith & Caughey’s is home to cult favourite brands such as Clinique, Estée Lauder and Shiseido. Providing the A-Z of top beauty brands, this is your one stop shop to indulge in a luxurious abundance of products.

Best glam makeup | M.A.C, Britomart

M.A.C is renowned for its trendsetting powers, vibrant palettes and its talent collaboration. Being backstage at fashion weeks around the world, M.A.C is synonymous with high glam and bold makeup looks.

Best hair products | Toni&Guy Salon, B/102 Chancery St

From shampoo to hair polish, Toni&Guy offers a wide range of products to meet the needs of a range of hair types. They are the go-tos at the forefront of the hairdressing industry and can be relied on to maintain a rich chocolate brown, prolong the healthy ends of a fresh cut and to cool down a beautiful blonde.

Last updated: 01 July 2019