Mecca Maxima Opens in Melbourne!
Jo Horgan, who founded Mecca Cosmetica and Kit Cosmetics, has now combined the two (and a couple more of our favourite brands, like Clinique, Clarins and YSL) to bring us the ultimate makeup store: Mecca Maxima.
Jo describes this new concept store as a ‘beauty playground,’ which is exactly what it is. Mecca Maxima combines over 100 brands and 3,000 products in the one place, with a wonderful mix of products in all categories, from makeup to body care, fragrances and accessories, and a great range of prices to suit every budget, too.
“Mecca Maxima allows shoppers to receive expert advice from staff, or go solo and serve themselves – the choice is theirs. It’s beauty their way,” says Jo. If you’re not sure where to start, their staff are very knowledgeable on all brands, and can help you pick the perfect makeup and products for your wedding. One of Mecca Maxima’s hosts (which is what they call their staff who know everything about everything in the store!) told us a favourite foundation amongst bride’s is Hourglass Veil Fluid Makeup SPF 15, which gives you full coverage without the caked-on feeling. Another favourite is Stila Eye Shadow in Golightly, which is a shimmering metallic bronze shade –perfect for a glamorous but natural eye look.
Currently Mecca Maxima have just the one store in Melbourne Central Shopping Centre, but we’re sure more aren’t far away once this one takes off!
Shop 54/55 Ground Floor
Latrobe Street Building
Melbourne Central Shopping centre
(03) 9639 5897
If you head in, let us know how you go (and what you bought for your wedding day look?!). Post a comment below or email us at email@example.com
For those of you unable to make the trip to Melbourne anytime soon, you will be excited to hear that Mecca Cosmetica (who has 25 stores around Australia and New Zealand) offer Mecca Cosmetica Master Classes, which are great for finding your wedding makeup look or for your hens night! These events allow you to take four of your friends into a Mecca Cosmetica store after hours to indulge in a cutomised and intimate evening filled with beauty, wine and friends. Feel free to bring along your own nibblies! During this time the store space will be all yours to learn all the tips and tricks associated with getting your makeup perfect for your wedding. This unique experience costs $100 per person, but is fully redeemable on product. To book, contact your local Mecca Cosmetica store on 1800 007 844.