One step into Mecca Cosmetica and it’s easy to get lost in their paradise of more products than there are hours in the day to experiment with them all. There are so many new and exciting brands to discover, and products you never knew existed but can’t wait to put to the test. If you’re a beauty enthusiast who likes to be the first to know about the latest products and introduce all your friends to new cult must-haves, then shop this list. These are the newest (and soon to be released) products hitting Mecca Cosmetica’s shelves and we guarantee you’ll wonder how your beauty routine ever existed without them.

Kate Somerville EradiKate Daily Cleanser

Kate Somerville is the skin aesthetician behind some of Hollywood’s most coveted complexions, and is known for her must-have product, ExfoliKate, which is like an at-home treatment that reveals smoother and healthier-looking skin similar to a professional facial. Her latest cleansing product is perfect for any acne sufferers and oily skin types who need something more targeted. Containing 3% sulfur to fight bacteria and unclog congested pores, and natural oat extract to calm and soothe inflamed skin, this is a winner for helping keep skin clear, hydrated and radiant year-round.


Perricone MD Cocoa Moisture Mask

Are you as big of a convert to face masks as the rest of the world? This latest mask to hit shelves doesn’t just work a treat, it smells a treat, too. The cocoa-enriched formula smells like chocolate heaven and is packed with anti-ageing antioxidants to give you brighter, glowing and younger-looking skin. You also only need to have it on for five minutes, rather than your usual 10+ minutes that many masks require, so it’s great for the time-poor.


This mask doesn’t hit shelves until February 28, but mark the date in your diary to be one of the first Canberrans to get your hands on it!

Mecca Cosmetica To Save Face SPF 30 Mineral Gel Cream

We may be coming to the end of the official summer season, but the sun is just as harsh in autumn so a great sunscreen is a must. What’s so great about this new Mecca Cosmetica one is it’s super lightweight with a gel-cream texture so you won’t have any greasy residue and it will smooth on seamlessly under your makeup. The formula is also lovely and hydrating, plus the addition of colloidal oatmeal –and the exclusive of fragrance, parabens and sulphate –means it’s a great choice for sensitive and redness-prone skin. And it has a light peach tint so you’ll never get that whitening effect that so many other suncreens give you!


Kevyn Aucoin The Etherealist Skin Illuminating Foundation

Ever coveted the flawless complexions seen backstage at fashion week? Well this foundation was used backstage at New York Fashion Week last year and delivered some stunning luminous, airbrushed looks. The Etherealist is a medium coverage foundation, and leaves skin looking shine-free but radiant. It minimises the appearance of pores, evens out imperfections, and blurs the appearance of fine lines, and has the added bonus of being enriched with hyaluronic acid so your skin gets a dose of hydration throughout the day. This formula is great for any skin type, plus it comes in 16 different shades so finding your perfect skin tone match is basically guaranteed.


This foundation is also not available until February 28 – but you’ll have to be quick once it does launch because this must-have will likely sell out fast.

RMS Magic Luminizer

If you’re already a fan of the cult favourite, RMS Living Luminizer then you won’t need any convincing to rush out and buy its champagne-coloured sister, the new Magic Luminizer. If RMS isn’t a brand you’re familiar with, this newbie product will have you hooked. Think of this as a pot of illuminising gold. The warm tone is great for skin tones that have an equally warm undertone, like those with olive and dark skin tones or anyone who tans easily. The formula is also silky smooth and enriched with organic coconut oil. With the highlighting trend set to stay for at least another season or few, you will use this shimmer product almost daily, both as a highlighter and as an eyeshadow.



Note this one in your diary – launching February 28, too.