Mecca Haul

As I mentioned in my last Thoughts Of The Week post, I recently purchased a face mask after seeing it on ChelseaWears‘ snapchat. Totally normal single white female behaviour. Of course it’s physically impossible to buy just ONE thing from Mecca, so here’s the full list of what I picked up –

I’ve already used (and love) the mask, but I’m on the fence about the serum. I think I need to use it a few more times to see how my skin feels about it. The muslin cloths are a repurchase, so I already know I like those and the lip chic was something of a miracle because it ended up being exactly the shade I was after (despite me ordering it based on a dodgy swatch I saw online). I haven’t tried any of the samples yet, but I’m excited to see what they’re like. I did the math and the Dr Dennis Gross sample is worth around $8, which makes it possibly the most expensive free sample I’ve ever received with an online beauty order.

Product Review: By Terry Rose De Rose Liquid Blush in Fresh Rose

If you’ve not already been introduced to By Terry’s range of cosmetics run, don’t walk to your nearest By Terry stockist. (FYI for those in Australia, that would be Mecca Cosmetica) The ‘Rose De Rose’ blush was the first liquid blush that I was ever exposed to, and it is absolutely beautiful. You only need a really small amount of product to give amazing colour payoff, and the blush applies smoothly and evenly without drying too quickly (which can make it hard to blend properly). I tend to apply a drop of the blush to the back of my hand, blend it out with a foundation brush and then apply it to my face. I find it a lot easier to work with like this.

Despite the heavy pigmentation, the blush blends out to be a beautiful gentle pink shade. It contains tiny shimmer particles that aren’t really obvious unless you’re standing in the sun. The staying powder is great, and the blush lasts all day on me, though I do top it up with a bit of powder blush over the top when I want it to really have some impact. One of my favourite things about this product is that it smells like roses. It’s absolutely divine. The By Terry Rose De Rose Liquid Blush retails for $110 AUD and can be purchased online (or in stores) from Mecca Cosmetica.

Get The Look: Lea Michele

Glee star Lea Michele loves herself some NARS makeup. She seems to always be wearing NARS products on the red carpet, and she continued this trend at the Billboard 5th Annual Women In Music Awards. Celebrity makeup artist Fabiola used NARS products to create this look on Lea. To get the look, Fabiola used the following products: Skin Smoothing Face Prep, Bellissima Duo Eyeshadow, Coconut Grove Eyeshadow, Armour Blush, Laguna Bronzer, Little Darling Lipstick (limited edition holiday shade) & Chihuahua Lip Gloss (my personal favourite NARS lipgloss shade). NARS is available for purchase exclusively at Mecca Cosmetica within Australia. Now, when is Hollywoodland coming out?!

NOTD: Mecca Cosmetica “Couture”

Mecca Cosmetica “Couture” has officially become my favourite shade of pink for summer. I was quite surprised when applying this becuase the colour in the bottle looks a lot more fuschia than it comes out on the nails. Couture is part of Mecca’s Spring Nail Collection for 2010. Mecca polishes retail for $22 AUD and can be purchased in store or online. (note: I was sent this product for consideration for review)