Welcome back to day 6 of our 12 Days of Christmas posts! If you have been following me over on my Instagram then you would have already seen a sneak peek into today’s post. For the first 12 days of December I have been opening up the Mecca Max Beauty-full Days Advent Calendar. For today’s post I am going to be sharing exactly what products I received in this advent calendar and sharing a few thoughts on them.
Day 1 –
For day 1 we received a Mecca Max highlight. I love me a good highlight! This one looks very similar to the one I received in last year’s advent calendar. These highlighters are super pigmented, Santa would be able to spot you all the way from the North Pole!
Day 2 –
For day 2 we received a Mecca Max cream blush. I have honestly never tried cream blushes before as I know they take some work to get right, but I love the shade of this one and I want to teach myself some new techniques. The shade is one that I tend to reach for anyway, so if I can make it work it will be a great addition to my collection!
Day 3 –
For day 3 we received a Mecca Max lip pencil. This looks extremely similar to the lip crayon I received in last year’s advent calendar. I am not usually one to use lip pencils as I just don’t find the need for them. But I will be sure to test this beautiful pinky/nude shade out and update you over on the gram!
Day 4 –
For day 4 we received a Mecca Max cream shadow. Now this product looks interesting. It is similar to the one I received in last year’s advent calendar but I’m not sure if this is a different shade or not. Either way, I am interested in trying this product out and figuring out how to make it work with eyeshadow!
Day 5 –
For day 5 we received a Mecca Max liquid lipstick. This looks like such a beautiful shade that would match almost perfectly to the lip pencil from day 3. I love myself a good liquid lipstick so I can not sit to test this one out. I would have loved it if this was a red shade instead (because, you know, Christmas) but a pinky/nude is always appreciated.
Day 6 –
For day 6 we received a Mecca Max plumping lip oil. I have to admit I will probably get rid of this product. Plumping lip products are just not for me! I will test it out and see how much ‘stinging action’ I get from the plumping formula and update you over on instagram.
Day 7 –
For day 7 we received a Mecca Max illuminating primer. I am so excited for this one! I have been really into trying different primers recently as I am on the hint for some that just work with my skin and daily makeup routines. Illuminating primers are great to use on the high points of the face for an extra glow. Again, I can’t wait to test this one out soon.
Day 8 –
For day 8 we received a Mecca Max black eyeliner pencil. I am pretty sure I got this in last year’s advent calendar too. That doesn’t bother me too much as I remember that I loved it! The pigmentation is great, it is a true black shade. I don’t use black eyeliners much anymore but I am sure I will find a reason to pick this up once every now and then.
Day 9 –
For day 9 we received a Mecca Max clear brow gel. This is another product that I got in last year’s advent calendar but I am so happy to get my hands on it again. This is such a great brow taming product! It keeps the hairs in place all day but doesn’t leave them feeling stiff and hard like other brow gels do.
Day 10 –
For day 10 we received a Mecca Max bronzing gel. I never use gel/liquid products for a number of reasons. Firstly, I don’t really know the right way to use them and secondly, they scare me just a little bit. This shade doesn’t seem like one that I can pull off with my skin tone. However, I am willing to test it out once or twice before I write it off completely. Keep checking my Instagram for updates!
Day 11 –
For day 11 we received a Mecca Max powder bronzer. This is another product that I am sure I got in last year’s advent calendar. The shade seems a little on the dark side for my skin tone, but I will be interested to see how it works when I am fake tanned. I remember this product to be VERY pigmented so a light hand is needed with this one.
Day 12 –
Finally, for day 12 we received a Mecca Max eyeshadow. We did receive one in last year’s advent calendar but luckily this is a different shade, yay! This beautiful shade is one of my favourites to wear so I am sure I will be getting some use out of this one. Once again, I will post these products on my Instagram when I test them out.
For the most part, I am impressed with the products I received in this year’s advent calendar. There were a few repeats which is a bit disappointing and there are also a few products that I probably won’t get much use out of. Overall, that was $65 well spent in my opinion.
Have you picked up a beauty advent calendar this year? What were some of your faves from this one? Make sure you leave me a comment and let me know 🙂
Merry Christmas Beauties!