Friday, July 14, 2017

Makeup Haul Part 2: Mecca Maxima!




Well hello again! Today I'm featuring Part 2 of my Makeup Haul, all the goodies I bought from Mecca Maxima during my recent Melbourne trip! If you missed Part 1, you can check that out here: Makeup Haul Part 1: Sephora!

Even though Sephora is huge, I must say I prefer shopping in Mecca Maxima, because I find the staff super-friendly and helpful. Case in point: when a certain creamy nude lipstick was unavailable, one of the Sales Assistants spent ten minutes looking for alternatives, even getting a few other staff members onto the task as well. In the end, she had about 20 creamy nude lipstick swatches all over her arm, haha! Also, Mecca Maxima stock two of my favourite brands, Too Faced and Soap & Glory! I had such fun hauling this lot of goodies over two visits. Hope you enjoy!


Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush (Sparkling Bellini)
Too Faced Love Light Prismatic Highlighter (You Light Up My Life)
NARS Blush (Orgasm)
Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow (Rose Gold Retro)
Urban Decay VICE Lipstick (Manic)
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion
Soap & Glory The Breakfast Scrub
Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker XL (Clear)
Soap & Glory Smooch Operator Lip Butter Balm
Origins Mega-Bright Dark Circle Minimizer {free sample}
GlamGlow SuperMud Clearing Treatment {free sample}
GlamGlow GravityMud Firming Treatment {free sample}
GlamGlow ThirstyMud Hydrating Treatment {free sample}
Perricone MD Pre:Empt Brightening Eye Cream {free sample)
Perricone MD Firming Eye Cream {free sample}
Perricone MD Cold Plasma Eye {free sample}
Perricone MD Advanced Eye Area Therapy {free sample}





I have to say I completely stuffed up with the Too Faced Love Light Highlighter! I wanted the rose gold shade Ray Of Light, but it had been put back in the gold You Light Up My Life tester position and I totally second-guessed myself and got the wrong one! Then I had time to exchange it as I was still in Melbourne but forgot to take it with me the day we went back into the city. So now I have the gold one (which I don't like the look of), when I was actually after the rose gold one. At least I got my Perfect Flush Blush shade right!





I finally caved and bought the cult classic Orgasm blush from NARS, and the stunning Stila Magnificent Metals liquid shadow in Rose Gold retro was a no-brainer. It's just so pretty! I hope it looks just as good on the eyes!



I eventually settled on an Urban Decay VICE lippie after a long swatch-fest of most of the lipsticks in-store, and picked up the Primer Potion as an afterthought when checking out the cute minis near the checkout. I'm currently using a Too Faced Shadow Insurance mini but it's nearly gone and this will be a good way to compare them.



I had to pick up a tub of my Holy Grail body scrub, Soap & Glory's The Breakfast Scrub, which smells like freakin' pancakes and is a must try in my opinion! And then came some disappointment, when the raved-about $6 Sugar Crush Body Spray was out of stock and my beloved Sexy Mother Pucker lip plumper had changed packaging and was only available in Clear, not my preferred Half-Baked. I got it anyway, but I really wanted the tube with the doe-foot appplicator instead of the squeezy-tube bullshit I bought. I discovered the Soap & Glory Lip Butter Balm near the counter and hot damn, guys, it smells like coconut ice! Sweeeeeet!



I gotta say Mecca are so generous with the samples! I was discussing a GlamGlow mask set I saw online, but unfortunately it was no longer available, so the Sales Assistant took it upon herself to make me up some samples instead (I didn't even ask). And on my other visit, another lovely staff member took my list of samples I was interested in trying and said she'd prepare as many of them as were available while I continued to shop. (They probably knew I was hardcore haulin' from the fact that I had half the store in my basket. LOL).

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You may be interested in Makeup Haul Part 1: Sephora!

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46 comments:

  1. I've heard so much about Mecca Maxima and they make me wish I was in Australia! Those are some wonderfully sized samples too! The orgasm blush from nars is always a wonderful purchase and so universal! xx
    Lots of love,
    Marina Rosie xx
    https://marinawriteslife.blogspot.fr/

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    1. You would love Mecca Maxima Marina! Yes the NARS Orgasm blush is so lovely! xx

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  2. I love Mecca! I would probably shop there exclusively if only they had Becca and Tarte! You got some great products there, Nars Orgasm has long been an absolute favourite of mine for many years. I hope you enjoy all your new products!

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    1. Thanks Jade! I'm so glad I finally picked up the Nars Orgasm, I'd been wanting to try it for so long! Thanks for reading! :)

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  3. You did so well! I need to get another Orgasm blush! I also really want that Soap and Glory lip balm, it sounds lovely

    Laura || www.thelifeoflaura.com.au x

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    1. If you're a fan of coconut ice, you'd love it Laura! xx

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  4. This is a fantastic haul, I think I need to hop on the bandwagon and try the NARS Blush (orgasm) too. It looks like a beautiful shade!

    Amy | http://www.herquarters.com/

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    1. It's so flattering Amy! Thanks for reading :)

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  5. Such a fantastic haul, some amazing products. I love Nars blushes and the Too faced highlighter looks so good.

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    1. Thanks Preet! I haven't tried the highlighter yet, I hope it's good :)

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  6. Amazing haul, and I spot some faves! Soap & Glory Breakfast Scrub is life!

    Kate | themintedblog.com

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  7. So many amazing products! You need to try the Soap and Glory Flake Away, its amazing! And I love the Urban Decay Primer Potion!

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    1. Ooh I will put Flake Away on my list for next time! Thanks!

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  8. you're going to love the UD primer, it is my fav ever! I need to try the too face blushes, they look so good!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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    1. Oh great, I still haven't tried it yet, but looking forward to it! x

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  9. You got soooo many amazing goodies that I love! But that Stila eyeshadow looks sooo pretty! I've got to get my hands on it!

    Rochelle || www.simplesocialsister.com

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    1. OMG it's so stunning and I'm really happy with the shade too!

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  10. Amazing haul! I definitely agree with the comments about Mecca's great service. I always have a good experience!

    Emma | Rosy Disposition

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  11. OMG what a beautiful haul :)))))

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  12. Ahhh you got so many samples of many products I really want to try!

    Felicia // www.thebeautyandthegeekau.com

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    1. Haha, yeah I really love getting samples. I've found some amazing products that way!

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  13. Woah, nice haul! It all sounds so wonderful. Love the colour of that blush!

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    1. Yeah the blush is so pretty! Thanks for reading Linda!

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  14. Massive haul! How exciting. I prefer mecca too, sephora need to up their game.
    Alinta x
    polishandpaws.com.au

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    1. My thoughts exactly! Thanks for reading Alinta! xx

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  15. I love the orgasm blush as well!

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  16. The customer service sounds fab there! I can't go past thinking about the coconut ice lip balm lol

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  17. I've heard of Sephora and Mecca but afraid I'm still back in the dark ages where there were only a few big companies - and as I don't wear makeup any more I've paid little attention to the newer stores. Indeed, I've not been to a makeup counter in at least a decade or more! (And yes, that is kinda sad!) #teamlovinlife

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    1. Not sad at all! We are all different and that's what makes the world the interesting place it is! Thanks for reading Deborah!

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  18. I have so much to learn about the world of makeup! My makeup haul is very, very small. I buy this and that from the local pharmacy. I use foundation (bought through a friend who distributes Arbonne - the brand I use), blush, mascara, lipstick, cover stick, eyebrow pencil, eyeliner. That's it. Don't even bother with eye shadow anymore. I probably should be more adventurous! :-) #TeamLovinLife

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    1. Sounds like you use quite a variety of makeup Min! I only started using highlighter things like eyeshadow primer quite recently myself!

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  19. Mecca Maxima is a serious vice. I was thrilled beyond thrilled when I found we had one here on the Sunshine Coast. Urban Decay is one of my faves - and Nars Orgasm blush. #TeamLovinLife

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    1. I love Urban Decay too! You're so lucky to have Mecca Maxima up there!

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  20. I look at all your beauty hauls and think "she must have big drawers!" (and I mean the storage variety not your undies). I've heard a lot about Mecca Maxima. Apparently one just opened in Canberra. I'm scared to venture in until the fuss dies down ... the crowds will be MAXIMA ... am also scared I will need bigger drawers.
    #teamlovinlife

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    1. I actually don't have enough storage for all my stuff and that's a problem! I really need to buy some nice drawers!

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  21. Well it sure sounds like they looked after you Di - what a fabulous haul! I really need to arrange a day trip to Sydney and visit both Mecca and Sephora xxx

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    1. It's dangerous territory Kat. I just can't help buying beauty stuff when I'm there! xxx

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