Thursday, May 5, 2016

My First Mecca Beauty Loop Box

Despite being a diehard beauty addict, in the last few years my budget has leaned towards home wares and house projects over a regular big splurge at the beauty counters. I think that is why I've only just managed to reach the first real tier of Mecca's Beauty Loop program despite having been a member for quite some time. I am now a Level 1 Beauty Discoverer, which means I've spent between $300-599 annually in store. As well as the quarterly sample boxes I receive complimentary makeup application on my birthday, and as you move up the rungs to 'Level Two - Beauty Devotee' and 'Level Three - Beauty Aficionado' you get birthday gifts, makeup applications and lessons as well as special events etc. Here's a link to all of the details if you want to take advantage. The sample box is very cute and I didn't need to make a purchase in order to receive it, they simply scanned my card and were really friendly overall (as they always are at Mecca!) It comes with a card of product details which I think is a nice touch, and very reminiscent of beauty subscription boxes.

Too Faced Shadow Insurance Anti-Crease Eye Shadow Primer
I've used this before and really liked how it felt on my lids and how it gripped onto my powder eyeshadows to help them last. Experience has told me that I can stretch a sachet like this out for 2, possibly 3 uses if I don't let it dry out.
Josie Maran Cosmetics 100% Pure Argan Oil 4.5ml
This was easily the most exciting product in the L1 box, how dinky is the miniature bottle? I've always wanted to try out something from Josie Maran and I haven't used an oil product in the longest time, so this is a wonderful addition for me!
Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Cleanser 2ml
Another brand I've yet to try, I have heard great things though so I'm looking forward to trying out this foaming exfoliating cleanser for the first time!
Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer 1ml
I love a good primer, and this is meant to be the bees knees! I know the lovely Vita from Making Up 4 My Age liked this one so fingers crossed it works for my skin.

Have you tried any of these products?
What store cards do you find the most beneficial, and which aren't worth it?


  1. Thanks for the reminder about these boxes, Emma! I shop at Mecca regularly and hadn't thought to join the program. Great range of products in this box too.

    SSG xxx

    1. Oh you definitely should! I am such a fan of loyalty cards, haha

  2. I think it's an awesome idea to do a quaterly sample box for loyal customers, but I have to say I was a bit surprised only one of the samples was a deluxe size! I guess we get used to being given those foil samples for free at every opportunity here in the US.

    1. I guess we're used to it in Australia - it's tricky to receive samples of any kind and even then you have to chat to the consultant and they have to be in a good mood to want to humour you (this Mecca store is great for samples I must say, that is what made me purchase my Too Faced foundation!)

  3. Oh yay! Welcome to the club! I am OBSESSED with Mecca (I've just moved up to level 3 after two years at level 2, hehe). PS the sample boxes get better as you move up.

    I have that primer and I absolutely love it. I use it every day and I've repurchased 3 times! I was looking for a primer with sunscreen in it, and the girl at Mecca recommended it. You only need a small amount as it glides on easily.

    I don't use the Exfolikate Cleanser myself, but my partner does and is a big fan. :)

    Hope you enjoy the complimentary make up application for your birthday! Such fun!

    1. Unsurprised you are at Level 3, you haul the best stuff from there! Love the look of that Too Faced palette you received for your birthday - love PB!!! I find it so amusing that the Hourglass primer flashes blue as you blend it into the skin - so cool! I think I may end up buying the Exfolikate cleanser, I liked it a whole lot (nice choice Sandra!)


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