Mecca Cosmetica Hourglass Haul ♥


I have never heard of the brand Hourglass until recently, it seems like everyone around me is raving about the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush! I wanted to know what all the fuss is about, especially these are hard to get in New Zealand and/or always sold out too quick! 

I gave up on trying to order from Sephora because my orders always gets cancelled and it's just too much hassling, so I looked up "Hourglass NZ" on Google and came across Mecca Cosmetica.

Mecca Cosmetica sells high-end cosmetics brands like NARS, Stila, Hourglass and a lot of other brands. I think this is an Australian company, they have over 40 stores located across both Australia and New Zealand. People can either shop online on their websites (AU / NZ) or in-stores. Hourglass is already expensive in America, so it's no surprise stores are selling them twice the price in New Zealand. 

My first online shopping experience from Mecca Cosmetica was amazing ~ Their customer service is brilliant! At first I ordered a Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in shade Dim Light (NZD$82.00) and Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in shade Dim Infusion (NZD$68.00), I then received an email one hour later from Mecca Cosmetica Ponsonby saying there was an error on the website and that both of the items I have ordered are out of stock (*me sad face*), I can either wait a week or two to see if both of these shades will be restock or I can have a full refund straight away. I have emailed back requesting to swap the powder and blush shades instead of waiting or get the refund, I have changed the powder to Diffused Light and blush to Luminous Flush. The next day I was advised both shade have been swapped and the products are on the way to me! Amazing!!

So they sent out my parcel on Thursday 17/04/14, Friday - Monday was Easter weekend (public holidays, no work yay) and I received my parcel on Tuesday 22/04/14. Super fast delivery and excellent customer service!


Very impressed with my package! All my products came packed in a nice Mecca Cosmetica box, kind of reminds me of those monthly beauty boxes; I wasn't expecting this at all, I thought the products would be thrown in a courier bag like how other beauty stores package their online orders. It's nothing bad about the courier bag thing thou, it's just not as nice as receiving a box. ^^

The products are wrapped in some metallic grey papers, inside includes three samples which was chosen from myself at check-out.

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder - Diffused Light

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder - Diffused Light

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush - Luminous Flush

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush - Luminous Flush

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush - Luminous Flush (left)
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder - Diffused Light (right)

Very pigmented, it's no wonder everyone is talking about Hourglass! Now I have my eyes set on the Hourglass lipsticks and liquid lipsticks.

Mecca Cosmetica overal rating:
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Delivery - imageimageimageimageimage (free delivery)
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Have you tried Hourglass and which of their products is your favourite? Do share ~

11 comments

  1. Oh my gosh I didn't know you could order from Mecca online! O_o That blush looks amaaaazing, but the prices are making me cry!

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  2. Oh very cute blush lovely shade~
    xx

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  3. I freakin' love Mecca Cosmetica -- they're so lovely and really generous with the samples in store as well. I sold my Hourglass Dim Light powder because I really needed the money, but it was fairly good. I'll probably get the palette at some stage now that it's permanent. Really want to try the Immaculate foundation too. I had a generous sample of the Mineral Veil Primer which was amazing -- best primer I've ever used.

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    1. Last time I checked online the palette is not available, I heard about Hourglass making the palette permanent.. I wonder if it's in-store?! I have been eyeying that up ever since I saw it on Hyacinth Girl!

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    2. It took a couple of months for the blushes to make it here, so I wouldn't be surprised if it takes a while -- it only came out like a couple of weeks ago on Hourglass's website, and Sephora a few days later. Perils of living on the other side of the world :D

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  4. The blushes are so beautiful and I can understand why us ladies MUST have some beautiful products like these, however I think the powder out of the two products is what I'd really consider buying because it has shown to really make a difference on people's skin whereas I'm sure I can find a blush that looks similar! Really hope you love using them both!

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    1. Thank you ^^ hmmm I have heard so much about the powder too but so far it hasn't shown me any difference; maybe cause I've been using it as a highlighter. I really want to try Dim Light, It seems like the most popular one cause it's always sold out.

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  5. I've heard of Hourglass, but I'd always stare at the packaging because it's so beautiful :)

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    1. I think the packaging is alright, the product is beautiful ^^

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  6. Aw I love the shade of the blush! I wear very light colors myself. This reminds me of a princess pink. ^_^ I have never heard of Hourglass before. I'll have to check them out!

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    1. You should def check it out Amby ^^ I haven't used them for a long period so I can't say much on the product itself; but they are so pretty! Im a sucker for cute packaging &/or products and I always buy stuff base on the looks lol such bad habit **

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