If there is one place that I return to year after year to get Christmas presents, it’s Mecca Cosmetica. I often apologise to my friends for my unoriginality; but with the most gorgeous, curated limited edition Christmas goodness, I can’t help myself! Now with Mecca Maxima on our shores, we are even more spoilt for choice with them bringing a whole new list of cult-beauty brands for us to get our hands on. I have put together my top picks from this years range – and made myself my own wishlist as well (that again, year after year, poor Marco is sent to shop from). Shopping the range from home at meccabeauty.co.nz is easy, so sit back, relax and get ready to do some Christmas shopping – and see why it is clearly my favourite time of year!
A downfall to living in New Zealand is our harsh summer sun and it can wreck havoc on our skin. I’m the biggest advocate for sunscreen and you should never leave the house without it! I know it is difficult to get it to work underneath makeup and some can be thick and unpleasant smelling. Not this magical duo! This is tried and tested and my favourite sunscreen to wear under makeup. Be sun smart and pick up this set for yourself, The Daily Defenders SPF & Lip Duo, RRP $31.00. Shop here.
A skincare brand that I recently discovered and fell in love with is REN. Perfect for any babe that wants to take care of their skin, this little trio includes my all time favourite mask, the Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask. I pop this on one a week and leave it for an hour, my skin glows insanely the next day! REN Face Favourites Gift Set, RRP $60.00. Shop here.
This next one speaks for itself, is this not the most beautiful brush you have ever seen?! Limited Edition rose gold The Brush, RRP $39.00. Shop here.
This is for your most glamourous friend on your shopping list. The beautiful Hourglass refillable set with it’s three best selling shades. I love their subtle impersonation of an old fashioned cigarette holder and box. The Hourglass Confessions Refillable Lipstick Set, RRP $86.00. Shop here.
Something I love about all the Limited Edition goodies, is it’s often a more affordable way to try some of the more expensive products that Mecca stocks. This one is the perfect example! A smaller version of the famous By Terry Baume de Rose, which has to be my all time holy grail lip balm. The smell is divine and it leaves your lips perfectly hydrated, all in the most gorgeous Christmas decoration packaging, which will mean it is the most exciting decoration on the tree! By Terry Preciosity Baume de Rose Tree Decoration, RRP $43.00. Shop here.
For the sophisticated woman in your life, the Chantecaille eye set is the perfect gift. Containing their Le Stylo Eyeliner, Faux Cils Mascara and a mini of the Stress Repair Concentrate eye cream packaged in a beautiful white pouch, I’d be one happy girl if I was opening this Christmas morning. Chantecaille, The Perfect Eye Set, RRP $153.00. Shop here.
Nars has absolutely nailed it with this duo! Possibly the most perfect pink blush I have ever used, with a beautiful universal nude lipstick that everybody will love. Nars Love Triangle, RRP $38.00. Shop here.
Lastly, this BYREDO Incense candle is absolutely to die for. The stylish, sleek packaging is one you will want to show off and this beautiful Incense fragrance is Christmassy, but not too over the top that you can’t enjoy it all year round. The BYREDO Saints Incense Candle, RRP $99.00. Shop here.