Today was a monumental day (9/11/17). It was the day where Mecca released a massive holiday collection from loads (and loads) of brands. I had this day marked in my calendar so of course I had to rush over there during my lunch break.
If you live outside of Australia and New Zealand, Mecca is a beauty powerhouse, like Sephora. They sell loads of beauty products (makeup and skincare). Brands such as Nars, Hourglass, Too Faced, Smashbox, La Mer, Drunk Elephant + many more. They also have their own house brands as well, much like Sephora.
I bought two products, one which I have been lusting over for months (we get stuff so much later than the US and UK) and the other which I’ve just discovered and knew I hadtohaveit!
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit – Volume 3
I have been lusting over this palette for months now. Ever since it was first released in the US, I just knew I had to have it. Until this purchase I only owned one Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light which I love. I realise that this same powder is also in this palette but I don’t mind since I am already a fan of it. This palette contains 3 existing best selling powders, two new blush shades as well as a new strobing shade. It cost $117 AUD.
Ambient® Lighting Powders
– Diffused Light
– Dim Light
Ambient® Strobe Lighting Powder
– Hypnotic Strobe Light (NEW)
Ambient® Lighting Bronzer
– Luminous Bronze Light
Ambient® Lighting Blush
– Surreal Halo (NEW)
– Pure Effect (NEW)
The sales assistant applied a couple of powders to my face, Dim Light all over and Surreal Halo to my cheeks and in my crease. I loved this blush so much!
Can’t wait to try the rest of it! It looks like a great one for travelling too. Detailed review to follow shortly.
Nars Man Ray Les Amoureux Audacious Lipstick Coffret #8459 (nude)
This holiday makeup collection was inspired by photographer Man Ray which makes the packaging very unique and “old worldly”.
There were two sets to choose from, this nude one in Les Amoureux and Noire Et Blanche which contains shades that are more on the red side of the spectrum.
I love nudes and I love the colors contained in this collection (Ady, Ardon, Jane, Barbara). I haven’t owned any Audacious lipsticks yet but I have swatched them in the past in store and they feel really nice. At $49 AUD a pop, its pretty steep. Being able to own four great colors for $80 AUD is good value in my eyes. Mind you they aren’t full sized but they aren’t tiny either like the Boys and Girls Lipsticks from Tom Ford 😦
I have not gone through an entire tube of lipstick either so this works well for me.
The nicest surprise about this product was the round globe it came in. Its made of heavy duty plastic with the four lipsticks perfectly housed in a matching black round base.
The lipsticks are laid out with Nars spelt out which was pretty cool. Very sleek.
Swatches and detailed review to follow shortly!
If you haven’t had a chance to check out these Mecca’s new releases, I would highly recommend that you do! Its not everyday that so many brands drop so many new products.
Let me know what you have picked up or are planning on picking up from the holiday collection!