My Top Picks from Mecca’s Holiday 2017 Releases

Holiday 2017 Makeup Releases - My Top Picks from Mecca Maxima's Holiday 2017 Releases

In a couple of days, it’ll be the magical morning where Mecca drops all of their holiday goodness. Keep an eye on their website this Thursday. Value packs, gift sets, travel trios and all of the new releases. And if you couldn’t already guess, I am EXCITED. I’m still working away on my full holiday gift guides for this year but, after taking a peek at the holiday catalogue, I couldn’t resist sharing my top picks from the holiday releases just a couple of days before they launch online and in-store. You can see a full list of what’s launching on Thursday on Mecca’s event, here! And the great thing is, this isn’t even close to all of the releases. This hardly even scratches the surface. In fact, if there’s something mentioned here that hasn’t launched yet then keep an eye out for the second round of releases on the 28th of November!

Anyway, here are my top recommendations – I hope you all have as much fun as I have had, trawling through their website and adding everything to my cart.

Holiday 2017 Makeup Releases - My Top Picks from Mecca Maxima's Holiday 2017 Releases - Soap & Glory Fizz-A-Ball Bath Bombs, Soap and Glory The Lime Of Your Life, This Works Dream Team, Mecca Cosmetica The Greats Duo

Soap and Glory Fizz-A-Ball Bath Bombs

$7AUD, $7NZD

Soap and Glory bath bombs? I am sold. It’s awesome to see a much-loved bath and body brand branching out a little and these are awesome for stocking stuffers or just for yourself. How many of these can I buy? A million? Awesome.

Soap and Glory The Lime Of Your Life Set

$18AUD, $20NZD

I LOVE the Sugar Crush from Soap and Glory. Like, it’s an all-time favourite. So you can totally bet on me adding this set to my order. It contains minis of a bunch of different formulas – hand creams, body scrubs, everything. And that’s perfect for me because I will never get enough of this scent.

This Works Dream Team

$18AUD, $20NZD

I’ve been intrigued by the This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray for a while now and this set of minis looks like the perfect way to try it out. It’s accompanied by their Stress Check Breathe In oil which also sounds awesome.

Mecca Cosmetica The Greats Duo

$28AUD, $31NZD

The Mecca Cosmetica line-up is seriously luxe. And filled with absolute gems. And this set showcases two of their best sellers. I’ve been a long time fan of Lip de Luscious and their hand cream is incredible too so this is an awesome little stocking stuffer!

Holiday 2017 Makeup Releases - My Top Picks from Mecca Maxima's Holiday 2017 Releases - Mecca Max Dewy Till Dawn Illuminating Makeup Duo, NARS Love Triangle Set

Mecca Max Dewy Til Dawn Prep and Set Makeup Duo

$32AUD, $36NZD

Mecca Max really brought it with their holiday sets this year so there will be a couple of mentions. Firstly, this illuminating primer & setting spray duo looks awesome. I’ve been really loving the primer since I first got it so can totally recommend this set, particularly if you’re on the drier end of the skin spectrum.

Mecca Max The Glow Show Illuminating Makeup Duo

$35AUD, $39NZD

This glowy set with a mini highlighting powder and a gorgeous metallic foil eyeshadow also looks incredible. A great way to get an introduction to the Mecca Max range. The set comes in three shades – Pearl, Gold and Bronze, matching up to the highlighter shades and paired with a complementary eye colour.

NARS Love Triangle Set

$35AUD, $38NZD

It’s great to see brands that are often a little pricier bring out cheap and cheerful options for the holidays. These mini sets, with a lipstick and a blush, are perfect for anyone getting into higher end makeup or just lovers of all things NARS. There’s a bunch of different shade options available so take your pick.

Holiday 2017 Makeup Releases - My Top Picks from Mecca Maxima's Holiday 2017 Releases - Origins Mini Mask Marvels, Bare Minerals Send Nudes Lip Trio, NARS Gold Anita Audacious Lipstick, Mecca Max Eyes To The Max Mega Eye Palette

Origins Mini Mask Marvels

$36AUD, $39NZD

Who doesn’t love an awesome face mask mini? They’re perfect for travel or to try out the awesome line-up of masks that Origins have on offer. I’m a huge fan of the Clear Improvement and Drink Up Intensive masks, and I’ve had my eye on the other two for ages. So I’m considering picking this set up so I have a travel-appropriate tube of all of my favourites.

Bare Minerals Send Nudes Lip Trio

$41AUD, $44NZD

I’m a huge fan of the Gen Nude Matte Liquid Lip Colours – they’re comfortable, easy to apply and easily one of my favourite liquid lip formulas. So this intro set with three gorgeous shades would be an awesome way to try it out. The shades included are Hemp, XYZ and Swank.

NARS Gold Anita Audacious Lipstick

$49AUD, $54NZD

I’ve already picked this one up – that’s how keen I am. The second I spotted the golden NARS Audacious packaging I knew it was going to be mine. Anita is also a stunning shade, a beautiful pinky-brown nude. This is one of those special, limited-edition purchases that should definitely be on your radar.

Mecca Max Eyes To The Max Mega Eye Palette

$50AUD, $55NZD

Another huge Mecca Max holiday release – this stunning 35-shade palette looks a little reminiscent of Morphe’s best-sellers and the shade range looks to die for. I spotted this in store a little while ago and had a few quick swatches and it looks gorgeous!

Holiday 2017 Makeup Releases - My Top Picks from Mecca Maxima's Holiday 2017 Releases - Smashbox Sculpting Cheek Palette, Stila Eye For Elegance Liquid Eye Shadow Set, NARS The Veil Cheek Palette, Hourglass Confession Refillable Lipstick Set

Smashbox Sculpting Cheek Palette

$51AUD, $62NZD

People never seem to talk about Smashbox enough but this year, their holiday releases look incredible. Of course, my pick of the bunch is the blush palette – it looks absolutely beautiful, with shades for contour, bronzer, highlighter and blush. Can’t wait to swatch this one in store.

Stila Eye For Elegance – Liquid Eye Shadow Set

$66AUD, $71NZD

The Glitter & Glow shadows from Stila were sold out everywhere when they first launched and I feel sure this mini set will be a similar story. Especially as this set gives us a sneak peek of the upcoming Shimmer & Glow liquid eyeshadow formula launching soon. The set has a gorgeous range of champagnes, golds and warm maroons. You can view swatches here.

NARS The Veil Cheek Palette

$71AUD, $78NZD

I will always go weak at the knees for a good cheek palette. And NARS delivered this year. The packaging is gorgeous, the pan design is gorgeous and those shades are perfect. Laguna is obviously a mainstay in people’s collection but this time, it’s accompanied by the gorgeous Lovesick blush and Surreal highlighter.  You can view swatches here.

Hourglass Confession Refillable Lipstick Set

$79AUD, $86NZD

I’ve had my eye on the new Confession lipstick launch from Hourglass since they arrived and although I’m not sure I can justify the price for a single, this set of three looks totally up my alley. Is it just me or are all the good gift sets coming in threes this year? It comes with My One Desire from the regular line-up and then two new exclusive shades, True Love Means and You Are My. You can view swatches here.

Holiday 2017 Makeup Releases - My Top Picks from Mecca Maxima's Holiday 2017 Releases - Tatcha Best Sellers, Hourglass Ambient Metallic Strobe Light Palette, By Terry Preciosity Ombre Blackstar Gift Set

Tatcha Best Sellers Set

$87AUD, $94NZD

Everyone has been losing their minds over Tatcha this year so it’s no surprise that they’ve got an enviable bunch of best sellers. This set has a sample of their cleansing oil, classic enzyme powder, silk cream and the luminous dewy skin mist that everyone can’t stop talking about. This one looks like an awesome deal and I can tell you that I am very tempted…

Hourglass Ambient Metallic Strobe Light Palette

$90AUD, $98NZD

Whenever the holidays roll around, you can be sure that Hourglass will be bringing out something special. This time, there’s two gorgeous palettes on offer. My pick is this one, with three of their highlighting powders. I’ve heard awesome things about the formula so I think I’ll need to swatch this one ASAP. You can view swatches here.

By Terry Preciosity Ombre Blackstar Gift Set Collection

$140AUD, $154NZD

It doesn’t get much more luxe than a trio of By Terry Ombre Blackstars. These cream eyeshadow sticks are seriously awesome stuff – easy to blend out and the shade range is just full of gorgeous shades. This set has a full-size Blond Opal, Bronze Moon and Misty Rock – three neutral shades that would suit absolutely anyone. This is an awesome way to try out the range without forking out $56 for a single shade.

What will you be buying this holiday season?

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  • The Life of Laura

    Can I have one of everything please? 😂

  • Oh I highly recommend you buy the Stila set. I have it and I love both formulas that comes in the set! You should look into the MAC holiday collection, the products are awesome too! xx

    Carolina’s Makeup Life

    • I am SO excited to try the new shimmer formula! And I’ve already bought a lipstick from the MAC Holiday collection, they absolutely killed it this year! xx

  • Shilpa Shetty

    Awesome gift sets,..

  • Yeah, it’s a great way to try them out without committing to using up a whole tube of the stuff! And awesome for travel, too!

  • Yeah, they are GORGEOUS! Can’t wait to swatch in store…

  • The Sugar Crush scent gets me every time. I’m going to have to grab this set!

    Billie |

  • I’ve been on the lookout for a body scrub and you just reminded me Soap & Glory does them! May need to pick up a tub. The Stila set looks very tempting … and good value for money. I do see that one selling out quickly. The Anita lipstick looks so luxurious and the special gold packaging just screams “buy me” :p I also like the look of the Origins mask set – didn’t see that on the Mecca website after trawling through their Xmas gifts section last night!

    • Yeah, the Soap and Glory body scrubs are meant to be quite good! And yes, I think that the Stila set will be a popular one, when I was in store the other day it looked like they were all sold out! And the Origins set is beautiful! It’s part of the November 28 release so I’ll have to wait a while before grabbing it…