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LEIGH CAMPBELL: I've been in beauty for 15 years. Here's exactly what's in my beauty bag.

Stop any woman on their way out of a Mecca store and there’s a good chance they’ll say ‘Leigh Campbell made me do it’.

As a beauty editor with more than 15 years experience, Leigh has built a loyal following by helping us wade through the mountains of beauty products out there, sorting the meh from the you must buy this now.

As Mamamia’s Executive Editor and the host of Australia’s largest beauty podcast You Beauty, Leigh’s been asking influential and interesting Aussie women to open up their beauty bags and share the products they reach for everyday. All the while, she refused to do the same.

Side note – a makeup artist showed us how to contour with our fingers in just a few minutes. Check it out in the video below, post continues after video.

Video by MMC

Now, Leigh’s on maternity leave looking after her newborn (you can hear all about Leigh’s birth story on the This Glorious Mess podcast here), but before she left, we forced her into our podcast studio and demanded she give us her ultimate beauty list.

Look, she wasn’t happy about it. In fact, she compared selecting her favourite beauty products to asking one to pick a favourite child.

But we made her do it anyway.

So, after years of swiping and swatching thousands of products, here are the 26 skincare, makeup, hair and body care products Leigh always comes back to.

P.S. You can listen to Leigh’s full In Her Bag interview on the You Beauty podcast below. Post continues after audio.

1. Bioderma Micellar Water, $42.99.

Bioderma Micellar Water
Image: Chemist Warehouse.
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2. Tarte Knockout Tingling Treatment, $58.

Tarte Knockout Tingling Treatment
Image: Sephora.

3. Beaute Pacifique Defy Damage Skin Repair Serum, $80.

Beaute Pacifique Defy Damage Skin Repair Serum
Image: Beaute Pacifique.
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4. Ultraceuticals Ultra A Skin Perfecting Serum, $118.

Ultraceuticals Ultra A Skin Perfecting Serum
Image: Ultraceuticals.

5. Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Cream Hydrating Moisturiser, $81.

Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Cream Hydrating Moisturiser
Image: Sephora.

6. The Jojoba Company Australian Jojoba, $29.95.

The Jojoba Company Australian Jojoba
Image: The Jojoba Company.
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7. Ultra Violette Queen Screen SPF 50+, $47.

Ultra Violette Queen Screen SPF 50+
Image: Ultra Violette.

8. Ultra Violette Clean Screen SPF 30 Mattifying Mineral Skinscreen, $42.

Ultra Violette Clean Screen SPF 30 Mattifying Mineral Skinscreen
Image: Ultra Violette.
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9. Beaute Pacifique Clinical Super 3 Booster, $104.

Beaute Pacifique Clinical Super 3 Booster
Image: Beaute Pacifique.

10. SkinCeuticals A.G.E. Eye Complex, $138.37.

SkinCeuticals A.G.E. Eye Complex
Image: SkinCeuticals.

11. Clarins Beauty Flash Balm, $65.

Clarins Beauty Flash Balm
Image: Clarins.
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12. IT Cosmetics CC Cream, $61.

IT Cosmetics CC Cream
Image: Sephora.

13. Revlon PhotoReady Candid Antioxidant Concealer, $19.95.

Revlon PhotoReady Candid Antioxidant Concealer
Image: Revlon.
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14. Clinique Pretty Easy Liquid Eyelining Pen, $41.

Clinique Pretty Easy Liquid Eyelining Pen
Image: Clinique.

15. MCoBeauty Xtend Lash Tubular Mascara, $22.

MCo Beauty Xtend Lash Tubular Mascara
Image: MCo.

16. Lanolips 101 Fruities, $14.95.

Lanolips 101 Fruities
Image: Mecca.
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17. Mecca Cosmetica Original Lip De-Luscious with SPF 25, $28.

Mecca Cosmetica Original Lip De-Luscious with SPF 25
Image: Mecca.

18. MECCA MAX Sunlit Skin Bronzing Powder, $22.

MECCA MAX Sunlit Skin Bronzing Powder
Image: Mecca.
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19. Moo Goo Skin Milk Udder Cream, $11.90.

Moo Goo Skin Milk Udder Cream,
Image: MooGoo.

20. Weleda Skinfood, $24.95.

Weleda Skinfood
Image: Weleda.

21. Sunescape Week in Fiji.

Sunescape Week in Fiji
Image: Sunescape.
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22. Amouage Honour Woman Eau De Parfum 100ml, $399.

Amouage Honour Woman Eau De Parfum 100ml
Image: Adore Beauty.

23. Aromantik Tropique Narcotique Natural Perfume Oil, $85.

Aromantik Tropique Narcotique Natural Perfume Oil
Image: Aromantik.
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24. Eleven Miracle Hair Treatment, $24.95.

Eleven Miracle Hair Treatment

25. Cleu De Peau Concealer, $100ish.

Cleu De Peau Concealer
Image: Cleu De Peau.

26. Madame Madeline Lashes, Ardell Demi Wispies, pack of $5 for $10.95.

Ardell Demi Wispies
Image: Madame Madeline Lashes.
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That is all. You're welcome.

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