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This month at MECCA we want to know: how do you beauty? How you express yourself, choose your colour
palette or apply the products in your makeup bag might not always be front of mind; in fact, sometimes
the process of interacting with makeup can feel a little same-same, especially if post-lockdown (or
even current lockdown) has you feeling a little out of whack. We think it’s time to reconnect with the
beauty that makes you look and feel your best.
It’s about how you beauty, and we’re here to help guide you on that journey. And if you don’t
know the answer, you can find your
beauty ID here at MECCA.
Throughout the entire month we’ll be reconnecting with not only the beauty products that make you feel
great, but also the fragrance, skincare, body and hair care picks as well – so keep an eye out!
Up first though, we’re talking all things colour, complexion and makeup in general; helping you
rekindle your own Beauty ID in just five easy questions. Remember, there’s no right or wrong!
Question 1: You’ve got an event to plan for; it could be attending a wedding, a birthday
party or just a night out with friends—the look you’re thinking of creating for the occasion
A. Definitely inspired by Euphoria; you’re not afraid to go bold or take risks when it comes to
bright, eye-catching shades and big graphic shapes. “Neutral” is not a word in your vocabulary.
B. Something that looks like it’s just walked off the runway whether it’s Bottega Veneta’s resort
collection show or Christopher John Rogers – you love to be ahead of the curve. You’re all about the
latest trends and how you can make them work in your favour (and for your face shape) for a modern
look every time.
C. You want to save time in the bathroom before you head out and tend to gravitate towards
multi-purpose products. Makeup is a way to make you look more like you.
D. Probably a red lip and a flick of black eyeliner on the eyes—you choose products that have stood
the test of time (and always find their way back into your makeup bag). Classic glamour is your
Question 2: How would you describe your overall style?
A. Big, bold and show-stopping. If you’re going to go to the effort of leaving the house, you want to
feel confident and comfortable in your own skin. You opt for bright everything and pieces that you
know will turn heads—the same goes for your makeup.
B. Cutting-edge: you are interested in what’s happening with trends.
You want to know the latest global launches on the runway and which brands are releasing new beauty
before anyone else. You frequent @trendmood1 to find out about new beauty launches or @idea.ltd to get inspired.
C. Pretty pared back. You opt for simple pieces, neutral colour palettes in your wardrobe and a makeup
collection to match. You approach your style with longevity and sustainability in mind.
D. You have a classic style and a few staples on high rotation. You believe in the power of a little
black dress, the perfect pair of jeans and a white t-shirt. Similarly, your makeup bag is filled with
chic staples that never let you down.
Question 3: The brands that always find their way into your MECCA wish list include:
A. Anything that fuels your bright, bold colour addiction! We’re talking Morphe, M.A.C and a generous serve of
B. The trendsetters. You want a piece of any brand who’s thinking a step ahead of the game, with
innovative textures, hardworking formulas and vibrant shades that push boundaries. Think: Kosas, Urban Decay or Smashbox.
C. The ones who are creating easy-to-use formulations, time-saving products and the ultimate no-makeup
makeup essentials—from ILIA
to Mecca Cosmetica and Juice Beauty.
D. The brands who not only provide you with a flawless finish every time, but also offer a range of
investment products and shades.
Questions 4. How would you describe your go-to makeup look day to day?
A. Depending on your mood, it could be anything from a graphic glitter wing to a deep plum lip or
layering a few pairs of falsies. Every day is an opportunity to reinvent itself.
B. You’re into an editorial-inspired gloss eye, vinyl lips and ‘barely there’ skin. You prefer to
focus on one feature and really let the latest makeup trends guide your style.
C. You tend to gravitate more towards cream formulas, preferring the ‘no-makeup makeup’ look most days. A touch of
blush pressed into your cheeks and a wash of colour on the lids suits you just fine. You also live for
a sheer base: a tinted moisturiser is your best friend.
D. You enjoy a flawless, fuller coverage finish with a filter-like finish from your chosen products. A
soft, neutral smoky eye paired with a nude lip and some subtle contouring is your makeup uniform most
Question 5. The top three products in your makeup bag could include the following:
A. A richly pigmented, bold lipstick from M.A.C, a pair (or three) of false lashes or every palette Morphe has ever
B. Anything that Kosas
is creating you’re a fan of. You’re also can’t go past a primer from Smashbox or the latest
launch from MECCA MAX.
C. Any product that’s natural in appearance and in its ingredient list catches your eye. You love ILIA, RMS and the
fuss-free finish of a Mecca
Cosmetica tinted moisturiser.
D. A classic red lipstick, a black liquid eyeliner and a good brow pencil are all you need in life.
Mostly As: The experimentalist
You’re passionate, creative and not afraid to take risks when it comes to your beauty style - makeup
is a way for you to transform. Your focus on creativity and artistry is laser sharp and you prefer to
make a statement with every look you create, no matter the occasion. You also constantly challenge
yourself to learn new ways of applying products and are happiest watching beauty tutorials and giving
something a go. You’re big on colour and love to let loose with a bold eye or statement lip. Glitter
is pretty much a non-negotiable on a night out and your eyeshadow collection necessitates its own
cupboard in your home.
Our product picks for the experimentalist:Morphe x James
Charles Palette M.A.C
Lipstick in ‘Ruby Woo’ Mecca Cosmetica Hypnotise False LashesBy Terry Mascara Terrybly
Mostly Bs: The beauty aficionado
Your friends and family come to you for the latest beauty news; you’re across what’s happening around
the world whether it be runways or the latest indie brand to try. You’ve got your finger on the pulse
and it shows in your on-trend makeup looks. From high-shine lips to laminated brows or creating dolphin skin—you put
you r hand (and makeup brush) to all of it and are willing to spend your savings on the latest beauty
launch to achieve it.
Our product picks for the beauty aficionado:Kosas Revealer Super Creamy + Brightening ConcealerUrban Decay Lash Freak Mascara
BlackMECCA MAX Single
Finish Vitamin Glow Primer
Mostly Cs: The effortlessly natural
Most days you’re happy to pop on a touch of blush and a quick slick of brow gel; you might even think
about a tinted moisturiser and a few layers of mascara if you’re heading out for a special occasion.
For you, it’s about letting your skin really shine—you opt for lightweight formulas that feel like
wearing nothing at all but still provide you with a hint of colour where you need it the most. You
tend to choose more creamy formulas and you can’t go past a quick-to-apply eyeshadow or blush stick.
You want to save time, but still look refreshed, awake and ready to take on the day.
Our product picks for the effortlessly natural:Mecca Cosmetica Weekend Skin
Hydra Skin TintMECCA
MAX Off Duty Blush Stick Juice Beauty Phyto-Pigments Brow Envy GelILIA Limitless Lash Mascara
Mostly Ds: The timeless beauty
You were the first in your friendship group to perfect the winged liner look and you don’t veer far
from the classic red lipstick you’ve worn to most events for as long as you can remember. Your makeup
bag is full of high quality products that always provide a flawless, camera-ready finish. You’re not
afraid to get a little spendy when it comes to finding the perfect product for your routine. A strong
foundation is important to you and you don’t mind building up the coverage you need, or turning up the
wattage on your highlighter to create a look that’s memorable and timeless.
Our product picks for the timeless beauty:Hourglass Ambient® Lighting BlushNARS Lipstick in ‘Inappropriate
Hyaluronic Hydra Foundation SPF30Mecca Cosmetica Enlightened Lit From Within Powder
Searching for your beauty ID? Book a makeup service with a MECCA
makeup specialist to find yours. Find out more.
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