10 Cult Beauty Buys

This Friday, Mecca will launch their 100th store right here in Adelaide! Situated in Rundle Mall, the concept store is a completely new look for the retailer and combines everything beauty junkies love from both Mecca Maxima and Mecca Cosmetica. Complete with a dedicated perfumery, beauty lab and trove full of global products! To celebrate the launch, we’ve compiled a list of our must-have 20 under $20 makeup, hair and skincare products from the retailer. Take a look below!

Too Faced
Lip Injection Extreme
$43

Ever wanted a juicy pout without having to get injections? Well look no further! The Too Faced Lip Injection Extreme is a clear lip-plumping gloss that actually enhances the size of your lips with its innovative ingredients. When applied, your lips will tingle and slowly become fuller. A true miracle product that works great alone or over your favourite lipstick!

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Anastasia Beverly Hills
Brow Wiz
$38

Anastasia Beverly Hills are known for their incredible range of brow products, particularly their brow wiz eyebrow pencil that subtly adds colour and precise definition to your brows with its pigmented colour range and slim product design. Complete with a brush, this product is as handy as it is amazing. They also make beautiful eyeshadow and highlighting palettes too!

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Too Faced
Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette
$75

It’s all in the name and believe us when we say, you’ll be smelling this palette for hours! Containing the perfect balance of warm matte colours for everyday wear to shimmering gold and dark burgundy tones for evening looks, the Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette not only suits every skin tone and eye colour, but each pigmented shadow smells like delicious chocolate! A staple in your makeup kit.

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Bobbi Brown 
Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner
$39

Ever find that your eyeliner isn’t as dark or long-wearing as you’d hoped? Then this is the product for you. Perfect for creating smokey-eyed looks, exaggerated wings and waterproof water lines, the Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner by Bobbi Brown comes potted and will last you for a while. Once you start using this product, there will be no going back.

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Laura Mercier 
Foundation Primer
$58

Perhaps the most famous product from this brand (excluding their setting powder), the Laura Mercier Foundation Primer has been recommended by beauty lovers the world over! With a hydrating formula that leaves the skin smooth and dewy, it’s not only good for the skin but the best product for keeping your foundation in place throughout the day. Laura Mercier was recently re-released in Australia, so now is the perfect time to get your hands on this primer!

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NARS
Blush
$46

You’ll be hard-pressed to find a makeup artist or beauty addict that doesn’t have at least one NARS blush in their makeup bag or kit. Just a small tap of your blush brush into one of their many colours is more than enough during application, which makes NARS one of the most popular beauty brands in the business. Known for their risky product names, a must-try is their orgasm blush in a peachy-pink tone.

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Hourglass
Ambient Lighting Palette
$98

Sometimes it can be hard to find the perfect balance of natural highlight and over-the-top glow. The Ambient Lighting Palette by Hourglass contains three of their cult-favourite highlighting powders in incandescent light, dim light and radiant light to give a soft, natural glow that’s buildable.

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Too Faced
Born this Way Foundation
$60

One of the newer products on the market, this foundation was only released in 2015 but has quickly become one of the most popular foundations in market. With a medium-full coverage that lasts up to 12 hours and featuring 35 shades, there’s a colour-match to suit every skin tone.

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MAC Cosmetics
Lipstick
$36

If you don’t currently own a lipstick from MAC, then stop what you’re doing – right now, and head to your nearest counter. With an abundance of shades and eight variations in finishes, it will be hard to stop at just one. If you love a matte lip or you’re more of a satin finish kind of operator, there is something to suit all.

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Urban Decay
Eyeshadow Primer Potion
$35

If you love a Youtube beauty tutorial, chances are you’ve come across the Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion. Not only does this primer hold your eyeshadow in place for hours on end, its brilliant if you experience a lot of fallout from your eyeshadow and it creates a blank canvas on your lid that really brings out the colour in you shadow. Better yet, you only need the tiniest amount of product when applying so this one is worth the spend!

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All products are available from Mecca. If you want to check out the brand new store opening at 43 Rundle Mall, then get down to the city this Friday!

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