Some people dont know about the Mecca's Beauty Loop box, so Im going to start by telling you about it. Every quarter Mecca put together a beauty box for their loyal members and depending on which tier you are in within the membership you will be given a beauty box with some samples that you can use to create a look.
Mecca's program puts you into tiers depending on how much you spend through out the year and to receive any benefit you would have to spend a minimum of $299 in the year, one being the beauty box. I don't know about anyone else but for each trip I make to Mecca I always end up spending about $100 anyway and the store has some amazing brands so you're always tempted and can rack up a good spend. This year so far I reached Level 1 and I recieved this box in July.
The different levels will each get a different box. My Box this quarter came with samples of:
- Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil
- REN Perfect Canvas Serum
- Too Faced 3 in 1 Replenishing Primer setting spray
- Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Lets go Crazy
The theme of the box was based around the awards season at Mecca , so the products were election inspired consisting of winners, staff picks and products from the hall of fame.
The Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil is a multitask product which I used at night time for the first time to let it work its magic. The sample was only 1ml so had 3 uses. The oil is suitable for all skin types including oily skin and is hydrating, nourishing and protects the skin. The texture of the oil is light and silky on the skin without leaving a shine. I also used it during the day and found that it didn't make my skin oily and my makeup stayed well on the top of it. I use other face oils with similar properties and I thought this worked the same , but loved that I could use both day and night without getting shiny. The oil can also be used on the nails, hair and skin.
The REN Perfect Canvas Skin Enhancing Priming Serum, was my favourite of the 4 items. This serum it to be used after moisturising, before makeup as a priming base. The primer is to lift, tighten, plum and smooth out the skin to create the perfect base for makeup.The product is also made up of naturally derived bio actives to benefit the skin. I loved that the serum is silky and left an amazing smooth finish, complimenting the look of my skin. My makeup applied better and I had less patchy areas and had a lovely glow. My skin looked healthier and firmer with only a few drops of the serum, which was enough for the whole face. I will definitely be buying this to add to my routine.
Setting Spray smells very coconuty so if you don't like ithat you will not like this product. It felt really refreshing on the skin and hydrating as a base/primer, but when it came to applying on top of my makeup , I felt it wasn't as light in texture as other setting spray so it left a heavier layer of product on my skin and took much longer to dry off. I didn't like the feel and look of an additional product on top of my makeup as it no longer looked flawless. The Too Faced Hangover 3 in 1 Replenishing Primer and
The Nars Velvet Matte Pencil in Lets go Crazy is a hot vibrant pink shade. The formula is sheer and light on the lips however really pigmented. It has a velvet matte finish and its too heavy on the lips. I found that the formula didn't last all day long and I did have to top up a few times during the day, as I was left with just a line around the lip line. As it was quite sheer it wore off with drinks and food and left more of a stain on the lips. I think this lip pencil is more suited to a casual/ low key pop of colour look as opposed to a full on luscious lip look.
I have a few more dollars to reach level 2, which I'm sure I will achieve with the REN Canvas skin, so I'm hoping my next Beauty Loop Box is a level 2 one!