Makeup Must Haves Makeup Must Haves
Photograph by Earl Carter.

Inspired by a wave of new-season arrivals, MECCA Founder Jo Horgan opens up her bathroom cabinet and makeup bag to reveal her Spring favourites.

"Spring is a great excuse to usher in new health and beauty habits to see you through to the end of the year. I’m celebrating the end of another Melbourne Winter with a renewed commitment to early–morning yoga and meditation—and doing a much–needed seasonal edit of both my bathroom cabinet and my makeup bag. While there are definitely a few faithfuls I just won’t give up (Kevyn Aucoin’s The Volume Mascara and Ellis Faas Concealer), I’m definitely using the new season as motivation to try out some of our exciting new and exclusive arrivals." – Jo Horgan


Mecca Cosmetica Lit From Within Face Mask

"These were rather selfishly created for myself and our frequent flyers at MECCA to get our skin through long-haul flights. I’m not embarrassed to pop one of these hydrating masks on and leave it on through a movie. The radiance boost is worth it."

NARS Narsissist Dual Intensity Cheek Palette

NARS Narsissist Dual-Intensity Cheek Palette

"Blush is such an instant wake-up call for the face and I love the face-lifting effect of these four shades in the one limited-edition palette. It’s all about options."

Terry Rouge-Expert Click Stick

By Terry Rouge-Expert Click Stick, Rosy Flush

"This new launch of luxe, wonderfully hydrating lipsticks has been the talk of the office and though they’re not landing in Australia until next month, I’ve been trying them and felt compelled to spread the good word."

Argentum Apothecary

Argentum Apothecary L’Étoile Infinie Face Oil

"I just love face oils; not only for the skin-smoothing effect but for the ritual of massaging them into the skin. It’s almost meditative. This is a beautiful, 100% natural blend of healing Argan, Abyssinian, and Kuku Nut oils."

Rodin Body Oil

Rodin Olio Lusso Luxury
Body Oil

"Rodin oils are particularly luxurious and I like this scent of Neroli on my skin."

Surratt Beauty Surreal Skin

Surratt Surreal Skin Foundation Wand

"I love a foundation that I can apply on the go that promises minimum fuss and a flawless effect. This is makeup artist Troy Surratt’s first foundation and it’s been a big hit in the US with beauty bloggers and makeup artists giving it high praise. I love that it self sets and the built-in brush makes application so easy."

Rodin Body Oil

Bumble and bumble Hairdresser's UV Protective Dry Oil Finishing Spray

"My hair seems to like this lightweight finishing spray; it tames frizz and flyaways while depositing a superfine mist of oils to put moisture back into the hair. It’s also great to help revive a blow dry the day after".


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