July 05, 2021

How To Shop The MECCA Sale Like A Beauty Editor

It’s the most wonderful time of the year.

The end of June each year comes with a rollercoaster of emotions. We’ve got the life admin of tax time combined with the single digit temperatures outside; the push to the end of the financial year combined with the heightened emotions of #CancerSzn. But if there’s one silver lining that the middle of the calendar year brings, it’s the end-of-season sales. 

Whether you’ve just run out of your favourite moisturiser or you’re in need of a new eyeshadow palette to keep you occupied in lockdown, there is no better time than the Mecca sale to stock up. With up to fifty percent off, the beauty giant has everything you need to feel like yourself again. Don’t know where to start? Here’s a Gritty Pretty beauty editor’s method to shop the madness.

Stock Up On The Every-So-Often Products

If you’re a loyal skincare junkie, it’s likely that you have a pretty detailed strategy to ensure you’re never without your favourite daily skincare products. But we’re sure we aren’t the only ones who regularly go to pop on a face mask to accompany our Sunday evening bath (and vino) only to realise that we forgot to restock. Mecca’s sale is the perfect time to top up your weekly product drawer. Whether it’s a new set of the GlamGlow Cool Sheet No Drip Hydration Masks or a Anya Smells candle to replace the one you now use as a makeup brush holder, sale time is the sweet spot for every-so-often restocking.

Trawl For Your Holy Grail Products

It’s a good day when you finally find that makeup product that makes you feel like you. Be it the perfect your-lips-but-better shade of lipstick or a blush that is the perfect mix of coral and pink, finding that makeup product that becomes a staple in your routine is up there with opening a birthday card and $50 falling out. So, whether it’s the bareMinerals BlemishRescue Skin-Clearing Spot Concealer or the Laura Mercier Candleglow Sheer Perfecting Powder that makes your heart sing, trawling the sale pages to find your makeup S/O is totally worth it.

Play Around With Colour

We get it: spending your hard earned cash on a bright eyeshadow palette always seems a little too risky when they’re upwards of $100 each. But when they’re suddenly on par with two days worth of Cali Press salad bowls, it seems a little more doable. We love to use the Mecca sale to step out of our comfort zones and try an eyeshadow look we haven’t dared to before. Whether it’s a bright blue shimmer or a super sultry smokey eye, a brand new palette like the NARS Extreme Effects Eyeshadow Palette or the Smashbox Cover Shot Eye Palette will inspire your creative expression.

Upgrade Your Toolkit

Another aspect of the beauty cupboard that often gets neglected are the tools. Be it your beauty sponges, makeup brushes or reusable skincare pads, we’re all guilty of sticking to the same eyeshadow brush that we’ve had since year 11 formal (yikes!). Use the Mecca sale to bring your toolkit up to scratch by adding the Mecca Max Wild Side Eye Brush Quad or the NARS Luminous Powder Sponge to your cart.

Don't Forget Fragrance

If you’re less signature scent and more fragrance wardrobe, then the Mecca sale is the perfect time to try a new fragrance. We recommend stepping out of your comfort zone by trying a scent that may be more daring than usual. The OdeJo EDT, for example, is the perfect combination of freshness and warmth (and will look ultra-chic on your vanity).

 

Editor’s Note: We know that products can fly off the shelves quicker than you can open your laptop when it comes to the Mecca sale. So, if you’ve missed out on any of the products mentioned above, do not fear, we have some alternatives below:

  1. innisfree Hydra Solution Mask
  2. Makeup For Ever Ultra HD Concealer
  3. Pixi Eye Reflection Eyeshadow Palette
  4. Real Techniques Artist Essentials
  5. L’Occitane Cherry Blossom EDT

Stock Up On The Every-So-Often Products

If you’re a loyal skincare junkie, it’s likely that you have a pretty detailed strategy to ensure you’re never without your favourite daily skincare products. But we’re sure we aren’t the only ones who regularly go to pop on a face mask to accompany our Sunday evening bath (and vino) only to realise that we forgot to restock. Mecca’s sale is the perfect time to top up your weekly product drawer. Whether it’s a new set of the GlamGlow Cool Sheet No Drip Hydration Masks or a Anya Smells candle to replace the one you now use as a makeup brush holder, sale time is the sweet spot for every-so-often restocking.

Trawl For Your Holy Grail Products

It’s a good day when you finally find that makeup product that makes you feel like you. Be it the perfect your-lips-but-better shade of lipstick or a blush that is the perfect mix of coral and pink, finding that makeup product that becomes a staple in your routine is up there with opening a birthday card and $50 falling out. So, whether it’s the bareMinerals BlemishRescue Skin-Clearing Spot Concealer or the Laura Mercier Candleglow Sheer Perfecting Powder that makes your heart sing, trawling the sale pages to find your makeup S/O is totally worth it.

Play Around With Colour

We get it: spending your hard earned cash on a bright eyeshadow palette always seems a little too risky when they’re upwards of $100 each. But when they’re suddenly on par with two days worth of Cali Press salad bowls, it seems a little more doable. We love to use the Mecca sale to step out of our comfort zones and try an eyeshadow look we haven’t dared to before. Whether it’s a bright blue shimmer or a super sultry smokey eye, a brand new palette like the NARS Extreme Effects Eyeshadow Palette or the Smashbox Cover Shot Eye Palette will inspire your creative expression.

Upgrade Your Toolkit

Another aspect of the beauty cupboard that often gets neglected are the tools. Be it your beauty sponges, makeup brushes or reusable skincare pads, we’re all guilty of sticking to the same eyeshadow brush that we’ve had since year 11 formal (yikes!). Use the Mecca sale to bring your toolkit up to scratch by adding the Mecca Max Wild Side Eye Brush Quad or the NARS Luminous Powder Sponge to your cart.

Don't Forget Fragrance

If you’re less signature scent and more fragrance wardrobe, then the Mecca sale is the perfect time to try a new fragrance. We recommend stepping out of your comfort zone by trying a scent that may be more daring than usual. The OdeJo EDT, for example, is the perfect combination of freshness and warmth (and will look ultra-chic on your vanity).

 

Editor’s Note: We know that products can fly off the shelves quicker than you can open your laptop when it comes to the Mecca sale. So, if you’ve missed out on any of the products mentioned above, do not fear, we have some alternatives below:

  1. innisfree Hydra Solution Mask
  2. Makeup For Ever Ultra HD Concealer
  3. Pixi Eye Reflection Eyeshadow Palette
  4. Real Techniques Artist Essentials
  5. L’Occitane Cherry Blossom EDT

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