THE MECCA HIT LIST
Last week, the most incredible box of goodies from Mecca landed in my mail box, and boy was I excited. You may have seen already my unboxing video of the products, my live stream of my makeup application with the products, or my desk shot of the products I received. As you can already tell, and probably already know, Mecca is my ultimate destination for beauty products. I'd love to say I've been a #MeccaBeautyJunkie for the past 20 years, although as much as I probably loved makeup when I was four years old, I don't think I was purchasing my own. So instead I'm paying homage to the past 20 years of Mecca, I thought I'd take you through the latest and greatest Mecca products I've been using for quite some time and others I've been testing out for the past two weeks.
THE STAY ALL DAY
I swear by this setting spray, it not only ensures your makeup stays all day but gives you a long lasting glow and the illusion of dewy skin without looking sweaty or wet. Just spritz over the top of your makeup and you're ready for the next 16 hours.
Urban Decay All Nighter Long Lasting Makeup Setting Spray
FOR THE BEGINNERS AND THE PRO'S
The Naked Skin Shapeshifter is a palette for everyone! Powders and creams, for contouring, highlighting and colour correcting, it is the most foolproof palette to use for the beginners, and as a pro, you can get really creative with your cream contours and top them off with the powders, for staying power. For the beginner, add a touch of the Enlightened Illuminating Balm with your fingers to the tops of your cheekbones and cupids bow for an extra healthy glow, for a pro tip add it to the inside corner of your eyes to make them sparkle. Last but not least, swipe on the NARS Lip Pencil for lip colour without, needing all the lip liner and a steady hand. These lip pencils are my go-to and since receiving these, I've gone to purchase them in more colours. For the more daring, the purple Flower Balm can really build up, so play around with it and create an ombre lip.
Urban Decay Naked Skin Shapeshifter in Medium/Dark
Mecca Cosmetica Enlightened Lit From Within Illuminating Balm
NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dragon Girl and Never Say Never
Winky Lux Flower Balm in Purple
THE SKIN SAVIOUR
There is nothing better than knowing your skin is protected for the rest of your life with an SPF, that's going to keep you wrinkle and spot free. But there is nothing worse than a sticky, slimy sun cream. Enter To Save Face! Hello, the skin care hero which will just continue giving. Non greasy or slimy, the the SPF cream, actually works well under makeup. My top tip, apply a moisturiser, then the SPF cream, spritz on a hydrating spray to keep your skin glowing, then apply your makeup as you normally would.
Mecca Cosmetica To Save Face SPF 30 Mineral Gel Cream
BEAUTIFUL BEAUTY FOR HOME
We all love heading to a beauticians for a facial, but we also all don't have the money to be receiving facials as much as our skin actually needs them, so Kate developed her own at home facial and boy is it good. The Intensive Exfoliating Treatment is used to clarify and polish skin, whilst using salicylic acid to leave you with hydrated skin, with that fresh skin glow. This is one product I am now addicted to and find it so hard not to use daily.
Kate Somerville Exfolikate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment
LUXE BEAUTY BUYS
For those who need a little extra, or can afford to splash out (which we should all be doing on good skincare), these two beauties should be at the top of your list. The Intensive Night Cream is a real saviour for tired skin, and for those of us who don't get much sleep. Apply a good amount on clean skin at night and let the soothing nature of the cream to hydrate and restore. I love this night cream, because it does everything I want and more, it is an all rounder, with added retinol to really repair my skin and give my skin a glowy, youthful boost. This is one night cream that I do notice the difference it makes and I will be purchasing once I'm through with it, which won't be too far away.
Now you've done all that amazing work on your skin overnight, lets continue it through the day. I 'invest' so much in my serums and moisturisers, but we never think about primers, do we? It's always just through a touch of primer when we want our makeup to stay all day, there is never really much thought in it. I have been addicted to the Mecca Illuminating Primer and have been using it religiously for it's glow factor, it is like liquid gold on your face, we all know I love that. It took a bit of convincing, but I am now addicted to The Sensual Skin Primer, which is very similar glow wise, but has the added extras of a light formula full of moisture, which blurs and minimises spots and pigmentation, whilst ensuring your makeup stays all day.
Eve Lom Time Retreat Intensive Night Cream
Kevyn Aucoin The Sensual Skin Primer