5 Reasons You'll Love Mecca Maxima

Published on 06 September 2016 by Grand Central

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If you consider yourself a beauty addict, you’re about to meet your perfect match at Mecca Maxima. Not just bursting at the seams with every beauty product you could ever need or want, Mecca Maxima is also home to some coveted international brands that you can’t get your hands on anywhere else in Australia. Here’s five beauty brands you need to know; we guarantee you’ll love them all.


There are few makeup artists as famous as François Nars. He’s worked with the who’s who of the fashion industry, including Vogue Paris, Yves Saint Laurent and Vanity Fair, and his makeup brand, which he launched in 1995 after he felt the cosmetics on the market didn’t meet his creative needs, has a cult following the world over. Never shy to take colour to its boldest hue, the Nars brand started with lipsticks and now covers every step of your makeup routine, including makeup brushes and even a few skin care essentials. The technology, colour wave and high-pigment intensity of Nars makeup will win you over from your very first product.

josie maran

Josie Maran has plenty of experience having to look her best on a daily basis thanks to her career as a supermodel and actress. She’s since put her know-how into her own eco-beauty self-titled brand. Her entire skin care and makeup collection revolves around the potent power of one ingredient – argan oil. Argan oil is packed with skin-loving benefits, hydrating not just skin but hair and nails, too. The packaging used throughout the collection also supports the eco-friendly ingredients inside, reflecting Josie’s commitment to social and environmental responsibility. They’re powerful and pretty products, with a conscience.

urban decay

Another makeup brand that takes colour to the extreme, Urban Decay celebrates individuality through your beauty looks. It’s for makeup addicts, made by makeup addicts. While smokier-than-smoky eyes and blaringly bright lips are front-and-centre in these collections, they also do nude palettes like nobody else.


With the help of the sheet mask craze that’s taking the beauty industry (and social media) by storm, Karuna has become a go-to brand for just that, sheet masks. Combining traditional eastern wisdom with modern western knowledge, these masks mould to the shape of your face to ensure the potent serum they’re laced with sinks into every inch of your face. There’s also neck masks and under-eye masks in the range, plus formulas for every skin concern.


kate somerville

Kate Somerville is the skin expert Hollywood’s A-list go to when their complexions needs a pick-me-up. Her skin care range is an extension of her skin knowledge and professional treatments, bringing great skin into the hands (and onto the faces) of the masses. It’s luxurious, it delivers amazing results while still being gentle on skin, and it restores your complexion back to beautiful.