In case you missed it, last week Mecca Maxima opened their largest store ever – Mecca Maxima Wintergarden! Split across three levels in the illustrious Brisbane shopping destination, the newly renovated store stocks over 60 of the biggest blockbuster beauty brands including NARS, Too Faced, Urban Decay, Smashbox, and Mecca’s very own home-grown signature line, MECCA MAX. As well as all your skincare favourites such as Mario Badescu, Kate Somerville and Drunk Elephant, the line-up will also include famed body and hair brands such as Frank Body and Bumble & Body, as well as the latest Korean-beauty brands Mizon, Chosungah 22 and 16Brand.
More than just an enviable selection of beauty and skincare brands, the updated Mecca Maxima Wintergarden will also be the ultimate destination to access resident make-up artists and experts, as well as some crazy new elements which are firsts for the company. Curious? Let us explain… Mecca Maxima Wintergarden will now also offer digital lookbooks of the latest beauty styles and trends for customers to recreate in makeup applications, as well as dedicated Beauty Bars servicing up to 12 customers at a time with interactive features. If skin care is your love, they will also be offering their first ever private skin consultation room available for consultations and treatments! Safe to say we are a tiny bit obsessed.
Style Magazines editor Christie Sutherland had a chat with Mecca’s National Training Manager, Jacob Stanley, about all the must-have products we need to nail this years spring/summer beauty trends.
To achieve the blown-out halo/spotlight eye look that is oh-so-pretty and perfect for summer parties, prep your eyes first with the MECCA MAX Transformer Eye Primer ($18). This will stop all your hard work from creasing or smudging! Then go in with the Too Faced Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Palette ($70) and Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette ($83), blending your favourite shades for a peachy and shimmery look that is allllll summer.
If you want to keep your look a little more natural, opt for summery-fresh skin and a bronzed, sun-kissed glow. Make sure your base is supple and hydrated by nourishing it with the Josie Maran Pure Argan Oil ($70). This golden product will keep your skin hydrated and healthy all summer long. Add some dimension and contour and colour with the Nars Laguna Bronzer and Orgasm Blush Duo ($61), and a slick layer of the By Terry Mascara Terrybly ($65).
Summer is festival season and that means one thing: glitter! If you want to go for something low-key or even something a little bolder, it's important to make sure you're using the best products. Keyword: safe products. For a fresh take on glitter, experiment with the MECCA MAX Glitter Gang Set ($40), the Too Faced Glitter Bomb Eyeshadow Palette ($66) and the Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow Palette ($80).