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Remember when Christmas crackers seemed a little shabby? They were filled with plastic toys, tissue crowns and cheesy jokes, and left behind a vaguely toxic scent when they popped. The new generation of covetable crackers delivers far more bang for your buck. Our favourites are filled with beauty products, and our signature collection has some brilliant options. Who wouldn’t want to receive a cracker with a lip balm, lip gloss, or hand cream? Scatter them around your festive table, gift them to friends, or use them as ornaments.
The crackers are one highlight of this year’s Mecca Cosmetica holiday collection. As part of our “The Bright Fantastic” campaign, we collaborated with Perth-based artist Rebecca Baumann, who “painted with light” to inform the packaging of the entire range. Baumann’s vibrant designs are splashed across over 25 beauty, hair, body and skin care wonders all dressed up and ready to gift.
One of the standouts is the enormous Beauty Resolutions kit, studded with 12 game-changing products and tools, including primers, highlighters and a lash curler. Organisational fans would surely appreciate the acrylic box with a space for every item. With a Superscreen 50+ and a plush Turkish towel, all wrapped up in a handy mesh bag for easy access, the Summer’s Landed set is ideal for the beach babe in your life. The Beach to Bar set, meanwhile, with a trio of glow essentials and a chic hair scarf, will have you ready for pre-dinner cocktails in no time. Still on Aperol hour, the Summer Sunset Trio includes a bronzer, blush and highlighter for fashionable cheeks.
There are also nifty brush sets, eye glitters, lip sets and more. In other words it's all your favourites from Mecca with a few surprise limited-edition shades (I’m looking at your Summer Sunset Trio). It’s the perfect place to start chipping away at that ever-growing list of people you need to pamper this season, from your nana to your neighbour. Jump to it people. That list won’t tick itself off.
Words by Emily DeaconNovember 2018
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