Recently I was insanely lucky to win a $500 voucher from Beauty Book NZ! I could not believe my luck, MECCA is literally my happy place...it's makeup heaven!
Usually when I shop at MECCA it's to replenish my kit. If you have ever had your makeup done by me or attended one of my lessons you will know that NARS Sheer Glow is my holy grail foundation, and yes they sell NARS at MECCA. They also sell the Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer, Ambient Lighting Powder and the Chantecaille Lipstick in Camelia. All kit essentials!
This time however, I wanted to be selfish and just buy things that I wanted for myself for once. I tell you, it's harder than you think for a Makeup Artist to shop for beauty products without their clients and kit in mind. It took me a few weeks to finalize what I truly wanted and here it is...
I know this has always been a cult product among beauty bloggers so it was about time to give it a try. It smells great and isn't greasy, it's one of those masks you apply to your face and it just soaks in to your skin overnight. When I woke up my skin looked super plump and hydrated, job well done.
This one was actually for my partner, I personally won't use foaming cleansers on my skin because I feel like they are too harsh. He however loves it and once boys are using a product they like, they don't change. If you work in retail on a beauty counter, males are the most loyal clients!
Eve Lom Cleanser 100ml $145
So this is what I'm talking about when it comes to a cleanser! On first glance it looks like a thick paste but once massed into the skin it changes to more of an oil texture. Its amazing for dissolving makeup an doesn't leave your skin feeling greasy. The was another cult product I had heard great things about and it didn't disappoint. It comes with a muslin cloth which you use to remove the cleanser by steaming your face and then wiping off. Doing this had a really nice exfoliating effect without scratching my skin, super happy with this purchase.
BYREDO La Tulipe EDP 50ml $192
I have loved this perfume for the longest time and I am so happy to now have it in my possession. As the name suggests it is based on the beautiful Tulip flower. This super soft, floral fragrance has top notes of Rhubarb, Cyclamen and Freesia, a heart of Tulip and a woody base. Perfection!
NARS Lip Gloss in Ophelia $47
I just wanted an everyday, perfect to keep in the handbag, gloss. I chose Ophelia which is a sheer strawberry/ mauve colour as it's one that will go with everything. It's nothing to really anything to rave about but it's exactly what I was looking for and it's super pretty!
NARS Sheer Glow Foundation in Barcelona $82
As I said before I love this foundation and have yet to try one that rivals it. Barcelona is too dark for me on it's own but I mix it with Santa Fe to get my perfect colour. I actually always blend foundation colours for my clients too as I feel like you can get a better match by mixing.
Do yourself a favour and buy this. It is sooo nourishing for your lips and is the perfect night time treat (imagine the Origins Overnight Mask + this lip treatment. Amazing!). This is definitely not one of those lip balms that dry your lips out (I'm looking at you Lucas Papaw) and even though it says night treatment it's totally legit for day time usage. This would be amazing for anyone on Roacatane too.