I had no idea that Mecca had such a good rewards program, but here I am, a year after discovering Mecca, at Level 3 (yes I’ve spent over $1200 in a year at Mecca, I’m sorry bank account). For those of you who are unaware, and are clearly missing out, Mecca gives their customers 4 Beauty Boxes a year with samples of selected products. The Beauty Boxes are categorised into levels, 3 being the highest. My latest Beauty Box coincided with my birthday, which, conveniently for me, meant a Beauty Box and a gift; the Mecca Transforming Hand Cream! So here’s my thoughts on the products from this box:
Ren Satin Perfection BB Cream
I’m not a total fan of BB cream, because I love foundation too much, but this is perfect for those days where you can’t be bothered. Unfortunately, the colour is far too dark for me and ends up orange on my skin. Fortunately for all of you, it’s guaranteed that 90% of you will have a darker skin colour than me. My only tip with this would be to try it out before you buy it and only use a small amount for the whole face (the whole idea of BB cream is to look more natural!)
PAIR WITH: a flick of mascara. I said a flick!
Chantecaille Brilliant Gloss – Love
This is a beautiful gloss; it applies easily and adds a subtle hint of colour to the lips. It’s super moisturising, which is something I always look for in a gloss. I’m also pleasantly surprised at how shiny this gloss is without being sticky.
PAIR WITH: dewy foundation and a natural makeup look.
By Terry Liftessence Trio (Global Serum, Daily Cream, Eye Contour)
By Terry is by far my favourite brand from Mecca (it’s the only brand from Mecca that makes a foundation in my skin colour!) This is an anti-aging range, so not really suited for my age, but I still wanted to try them! These products all have a beautiful rose fragrance and leave the skin feeling fresh and smooth. My favourite was the daily cream which is dense (great for my dry skin) and leaves the skin feeling soft and moisturised. Definitely going to check out some other By Terry creams!
Nars Blush – Orgasm
Nars! I was way too excited when I saw this packaging. I don’t have a blush so this was the best surprise. Nars Blush in Orgasm is the best pop of colour for your cheekbones which compliments my Nars bronzer perfectly.
PAIR WITH: Nars Bronzing Powder in Laguna.