MECCA 2019 Holiday Releases PART 1 - MAKEUP

11 October 2019

Before we delve into the offerings from MECCA this year - I have to talk about the Limited Edition Design. Each Year MECCA has a different design for the holidays that features on their displays, shopping bags, mailing boxes, gift cards & more - it's one of my favourite parts about holiday shopping at MECCA


This year the artwork featured is by artist Tammy Kanat and it is beautiful! MECCA partners with the National Gallery of Victoria on their quest to empower women in the arts. 

Let's get into my picks from the selection of makeup available for this years MECCA Holiday Collection!


Firstly, we have the Hourglass Ghost Palettes - these have caused quite a stir in the beauty world! The packaging seemed to be either loved or hated. I am on the side of loving the packaging - it's different, it's new! It is cool but still chic!

A limited edition Ambient Lighting Edit featuring three new exclusive and three bestselling powders for a flawlessly lit complexion. This all-in-one palette of lighting essentials is everything you need to create a finished and flawless complexion. Available in limited edition ghostly translucent Holiday packaging.

The Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit - Ghost ($122) will be available on the 15th of October.

This limited-edition palette features an exclusive combination of four universally flattering hybrid blushes that masterfullymarries the soft-focus effect of the cult-classic Ambient Lighting Powders with rich colour to grant a seamless, multi-dimensional pop of colour. Available in limited edition ghostly translucent Holiday packaging.

The Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Quad - Ghost ($89) will be available on the 30th of October.



MECCA MAX is always so on point with their palettes and kits, the packaging is bright and loud and the price point is SO affordable! MECCA MAX products are so fun that they could be ideal for anyone who loves makeup, I could imagine a beginner to also a seasoned makeup collector loving these products! 

Offering the ultimate edit of warm neutrals and on-trend colour pops in matte, shimmer and glitter finishes, this mega 25-shade eye shadow palette offers endless possibilities and is sure to be your go-to for this season and beyond.

The MECCA MAX Over The Moon Eyeshadow Palette ($40) will be available on the 15th of October. 


This glow-getting edit teams three luminous powders with three cream highlighters to grant you total control in crafting the perfect customised glow. Whether used individually, blended or layered, the complimentary shades can easily create anything from a soft and natural radiance to a show-stopping strobe effect.

The MECCA MAX Be Kind Highlighting Palette ($30) will be available on the 15th of October.


Get dewy, luminous skin in a flash with this mini trio of cult favourite Liquid Light in three universally-flattering shades of Rose Quartz, Gold and Quartz. 

SET INCLUDES:
Liquid Light in Rose Quartz
Liquid Light in Gold
Liquid Light in Quartz

The MECCA MAX Spark Seeker Liquid Light Trio ($40) will be available on the 30th of October. 


The ultimate vegan beauty brush collection, this set bundles together four eye brushes, four complexion brushes and an exclusive travel case that unclips to transform into a handy brush holder. 

SET INCLUDES:
1 x Eye Shadow Brush
1 x Eye Blending Brush
1 x Precision Eye Brush
1 x Angled Liner Brush
1 x Powder Brush
1 x Blush Brush
1 x Foundation Brush
1 x Highlighter Brush

The MECCA MAX Happy Days Eyes And Complexion Brush Set ($85) will be available on the 30th October.


This year NARS has taken a seriously colourful approach to their packaging, it is glittery and bright! The packaging has little glittery stars in it, it is amazing! NARS never fails with their cheek products and I can't wait to see these in person.

A 12-pan eyeshadow palette with a mix of mattes, shimmers and metallic shades. Featuring a range of brights and neutrals including pinks, purples and bronzes. The formulas are richly-pigmented, blend with ease and wear all day. 

The NARS Hyped Eyeshadow Palette ($90) will be available on the 30th of October.


This six-pan cheek palette features five blush shades including the fan-favourite colours Amour and Crave, and a new, limited edition highlighting shade. Featuring a range of multi-dimensional finishes, these pressed powder blushes deliver a natural-looking flush or can be built up for an intense pop of colour. 

The NARS Free Lover Cheek Palette ($90) will be available on the 15th of October. 


Work your angles with this three-pan cheek palette that offers buildable, natural looking dimension and a pop of colour. The palette features two shimmering blushes, one candy pink shade and one raspberry shade, and a champagne highlighter that will provide radiant sculpting and definition to finish your look. 

The NARS Star Scene Cheek Palette ($64) will be available on the 15th of October. 







This year for the holidays Smashbox has chosen a galaxy/space theme! It was a surprise - a good surprise! I absolutely love anything and everything space themed! 

Ready to stipple, buff, blend and line, this five-brush set has all the essential go-to’s necessary to get your complexion, eyes and pout looking flawless and camera-ready. 

SET INCLUDES:
1 x Blurring Foundation Brush
1 x Precise Highlighting Brush
1 x Lip Brush
1 x Shadow Blending Brush
1 x Smoky Shadow Brush



The Smashbox Cosmic Celebration Artist Brush Set ($60) will be available on the 7th of November.




Jam-packed with pigment, this palette trio bundles together a limited-edition Star Bright Cheek Palette with two Cover Shot Eye Palettes in cult-classic Minimalist, and new-and-exclusive Nova to create an endless array of out-of-this-world looks.

SET INCLUDES:
1 x Cover Shot Eye Palette in Minimalist
1 x Cover Shot Eye Palette in Nova
1 x Star Bright Cheek Palette

The Smashbox Cosmic Celebration 3-Palette ($60) will be available on the 7th of November.

Too Faced come out with a range of palettes and kits all themed around the holidays! I usually steer clear of limited edition products just as a personal preference but this year there is one thing that I do have my eye on!



Turn up the heat with this gingerbread-scented eyeshadow palette that mixes warm mattes and shimmers, so you can achieve a spicy daytime look or a smoldering evening eye. The colours are richly pigmented, offering true colour payoff and effortless blending, for looks that last all day.



The Too Faced Gingerbread Extra Spicy Eyeshadow Palette ($75) will be available on the 15th of October.



Urban Decay has some amazing sets this year! The packaging is all themed around the Naked Honey Palette packaging, I haven't tried the Naked Honey Palette but I am still super interested in these kits!

Just in time for the holidays, this sweetly scented set features three of Urban Decay’s most iconic products including the Original Eyeshadow Primer Potion, 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Amber, All Nighter Long Lasting Makeup Setting Mist and a limited edition golden-toned eyeshadow palette. This kit has everything you need to define, enhance and set your eye makeup, offering formulas that wear all day and well into the evening. 



SET INCLUDES:


1 x Eyeshadow Primer Potion
1 x 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Amber
1 x All Nighter Long Lasting Makeup Setting Spray
1 x Eyeshadow Palette



The Urban Decay Honey Pot Holiday Set ($104) will be available on the 30th of October.






Now available as a pair in tearaway packaging, the iconic vegan setting spray is the perfect option for a gift for you and your loved ones. The weightless mist sets and holds makeup in place for up to 16 hours ensuring it doesn’t smudge, melt or fade. It can also be used to refresh over-powdered complexions and to intensify eyeshadow or highlighter, just spritz the brush before applying.




SET INCLUDES: 2 x All Nighter Setting Spray.



The Urban Decay Heavy Dose All Nighter Setting Spray Duo ($74) will be available on the 30th of October. 


So there we have it, these are my makeup picks for the 2019 holidays! I reaaaally tried to keep it simple but these are the picks I couldn't resist sharing! See my next post for my Skincare Set picks!




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