Australian beauty junkies – rejoice! MECCA Maxima have released their own in-house brand ‘MECCA MAX’, offering over 200 products covering eyes, face, lips, and tools, with prices ranging from $5-$45. It’s their very own version of Sephora Collection, and if Sephora Collection has taught me anything, it’s that some products can be misses, while others can be total hits. I was lucky enough to receive 6 products from the range, and I’ve been putting them to the test for the last couple of weeks. Time to share my thoughts and tell you what products you should definitely grab, and what you can easily skip.
I’m coming to realise that a lot of people hate blush… yes, apparently that’s a thing. Blasphemous, but it’s a thing. To me, blush is a part of my makeup routine I never miss – I love picking one to wear everyday. Then it dawned on me, that blush can be daunting – from choosing the right shade through to knowing how to apply it. So, let’s start with finding the right shade – if you’re on the olive side of things, or you simply want some ace blush recommendations, then you’re in for a treat!
If you could package up a summer glow and make it into a palette, the end result would look a lot like the new BECCA x Chrissy Teigen Glow Face Palette*. BECCA Cosmetic’s latest collaboration with celebrity Chrissy Teigen has sent the internet into a frenzy, and it’s so easy to see why. Rose gold, warm goodness: come to mumma! Want to know if you need it in your life or not? Then read on!
If there is one thing I appreciate, it’s a product that can offer you multiple uses. That superstar in your handbag that you can rely on in different scenarios and beauty needs. Naturally, when a new makeup product has ‘multi-tasking’ in its name, I am all ears – show me what you’ve got! Add the word ‘perfecting’ and now you’ve got me really excited. This was the case when the new BECCA Cosmetics Multi-Tasking Perfecting Powders* arrived at my doorstep. BECCA says you can use them as a foundation, to highlight and contour, set your face or to touch it up on the go. Are they really a ‘do-it-all’?
True: The beauty world goes into a frenzy when Kat Von D Beauty releases hot new products. In the past year, however, there have only been two products that really caught my eye. New liquid lipstick shade? I’m so over the matte liquid lipstick trend. Super colourful eyeshadow palette? Not my cup of tea. New concealer and setting powder? Yes, come to mama! Those are two items I am always willing to try. Enter the Kat Von D Lock-It Concealer Crème & Setting Powder. One I’m in love with, the other didn’t exceed my expectations.
Although blushes are my favourite makeup item to collect, I’d have to say concealers come a close second. It doesn’t matter how many I have – as soon as a new concealer comes out I “need” to try it! So yes, they’re a little weakness of mine and I’m in constant need to try different formulas… Anyone else? Naturally, I was over the moon when I received the BECCA Aqua Luminous Perfecting Concealers* and I had to immediately put them to the test. It’s been a couple of weeks and I am ready to share my thoughts. Do you really need them? Read on to find out!
I was never a fan of stick foundations. I remember trying one in my early teenage years (when I started to get interested in makeup), and it wasn’t a good experience. The result was dry, cakey, just a big fat nope. So from then on, I instantly assumed all stick foundations would be the same and never bothered with them again. Not too different from when someone offers you food and you tell them “no thank you, I don’t like it”, but in reality you haven’t tried it before (sound familiar?). Lately I’m all for trying things I would have previously refused. Blame it on the triangular shape, its gorgeous hand-bag friendly packaging, or the fact that it’s from Hourglass… but I had to have the Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick!
I love blushes. I love highlighters. Put both together in a single, travel-friendly compact and you’re ought to have a winner! I was extremely excited when I saw the new BECCA Champagne Splits Shimmering Skin Perfector Mineral Blush Duos*, which serve up a hefty dose of pigmentation and luminosity. I really enjoyed the BECCA Champagne Collection Face Palette, so I had high expectations for the newest kids on the block. How did they measure up? My answer may not be what you expect.
I’m a bit of an Urban Decay novice – I feel like I haven’t fully explored what the brand has to offer yet… But if these products are anything to go by, I will be making sure to keep adding more bits and pieces of their range to my makeup repertoire in the months to come. Their 2016 Summer collection caught my eye as soon as it released and I knew I had to get my hands on a few things – I decided on the Naked Skin One & Done Hybrid Complexion Perfector, the Beached Bronzer and the Naked Skin Colour Correcting Fluid. Want to know what you should pick up? Then read on!
Is this real life? That’s what I asked myself as I opened a package containing Becca and Jaclyn’s latest and greatest – the entire Champagne Pop Collection! Following Champagne Pop’s huge success, Becca Cosmetics and YouTube sensation Jaclyn Hill have collaborated to create two beautiful limited edition palettes, and have extended the permanent line with the poured and liquid sisters of Champagne Pop. I’ve been playing around with these beauties for a few days now, and I couldn’t wait to share with you what I think of the line so far, along with lots of swatches!