Mecca Maxima–Brisbane’s new beauty wonderland!

by Brie from Madame B Fatale on May 6, 2012

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Recently I was invited to attend the opening of Mecca Maxima, located in Brisbane’s new Wintergarden Centre. Walking through the doors I immediately felt right at ‘home’ with the luxe and almost rock inspired interior. Featuring more than 75 national and international brands, from budget friendly to luxe and everything in-between I would pretty much guarantee there is a product, or 10, for everyone.

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So what makes Mecca Maxima Stand out from regular department counters, the choice oftoo faced at mecca maxima course! Lets face it I’m a brand whore. I like trying products from all brands and the thought of only using one brand forever is not something I’m interested in. at. all. Having staff that are able to help you with information across numerous brands is a major plus because they aren’t there to push one brand. Just tell them what you are looking for and they can help you compare and select. One brand may do awesome primers, cough Smashbox cough, while another may have the perfect eye primer, insert Too Faced Shadow Insurance here. Looking for a certain shade of lipstick? Just browse through the brands and swatch as you go to compare. That’s another bonus, if you like to browse by yourself there are testers everywhere.

maxima loves glow staff picksAll brands are displayed separately and on the end of the isle’s are fabulous Maxima Loves displays that feature a couple of similar products with descriptions and prices to help you see what’s right for you.

During the ‘event’ we were able to browse the isles by ourselves and there was more than enough staff on hand to answer any questions or just have a bit of a chat about all things beauty. Like I said at the start there is pretty much something for everyone, hair care, fragrance, nails, makeup, skincare and tools, its all there

Items I picked up on the night (pictured below) include Smashbox’s new Be Legendary Lipsticks in Vivid Violet and Infrared (new favourites!), Stilla’s Smudge Pot in Black Cat which is a gorgeous shimmery black, Kit Nail Strips in an adorable heart shaped pattern that I am actually wearing right now, Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara that has a super fat wand and has been working great, 2 Kit Nail Polishes in Dive In and Power Up, Curl Up heart shaped sponge rollers – holly hell these were just too cute not to purchase and some nifty no crease clips which if you have hair as damaged as mine you know how easily hair can crease when you pin it back even just for a few moments.

mecca maxima haul

The other items pictured where in the gift bag (which I believe was a promotional item for spending over $50) with some pretty fab samples including Soap and Glory Hand Food, Origins Plantscription Anti-aging eye treatment, Smashbox Photo Finish Luminizing Primer, Lancôme Hypnose Drama Mascara, Stilla Illuminating Tinted Moisturiser, a Kit Cosmetics Lip Gloss in Maybe Just Once that is minty fresh and a pack of fun nail strips!

I honestly don’t think I have anything negative to say about the store, well except maybe that your wallet could easily get quite a beating as it is literally a beauty lovers dream store.

Madame B Fatale

xoxo

I given a generous gift card to spend at the opening but I also spent some of my own cash. Thanks again to Mecca for including me and a fabulous time!

10 Responses to “Mecca Maxima–Brisbane’s new beauty wonderland!”

  • Rose says:

    It’s really great to see that Mecca Maxima has opened their doors at Wintergarden!

    Love your haul! I think those heart shaped sponge hair rollers look pretty cute!
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  • Laura says:

    Nice!
    i follow you on bloglovin, follow me back? xx
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  • June H says:

    I love your haul so much! Are you going to make a review on each of them as well? I wish I could receive a haul for review too.

    Thanks for sharing!

    -June
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  • Olgie says:

    Wow! I’m drooling looking at this.
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  • Claire says:

    It was an awesome post. Thanks that you’ve shared. Are you going to make a review on each of them as well?
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  • Shane says:

    I wanna check their store anytime soon. Are their products budget friendly? Thanks for sharing.
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    • Yep there’s kind of a bit of everything. They have some kit products in there that are great for the price and the Smashbox lipsticks are $28 which isn’t really much more than what you would pay for say a revel on lippie. Just depends what you are looking for but everything’s clearly pitched which is great ( not one of those places where you pick a bunch of stuff and then are shocked once it’s rung up lol!)

  • Pershy says:

    They have some kit products in there that are great for the price and the Smashbox lipsticks are $28 which isn’t really much more than what you would pay for say a revel on lippie. Thanks for the awesome post.
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  • Irish Daniela says:

    I love Mecca Maxima and I really am very happy that they have a new huge beauty wonderland. How big is this branch? Thanks for sharing this info by the way.

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