6 new beauty products that will change your life

Published on 26 July 2016

our top picks for game-changing beauty products this season.

No girl can resist a new lip colour to boost her mood with the change of seasons, but what really gets us racing to the make-up counter is innovative products that are as clever as they are life changing.

From multi-purpose products to ones that solve problems we didn’t even know we had, Mecca Maxima is always ahead of the curve when it comes to cutting edge formulas. This month, they’ve got a whole lot of goodies you need to add to your wish list.

From a lash primer that will make your peepers pop to a needle-free filler, check out our list of must-have new beauty buys at Mecca Maxima.

kit cosmetics i woke up like this palette

They had us at ‘I woke up like this’. Besides being so darn pretty, this palette will be your best friend in winter. See you later dull, lacklustre skin! There’s a shade for everything in this palette: want a little sunkissed goodness? Use the bronzer. Fancy a rosy flush? Blend the blush into the apples of your cheeks. Want to highlight your features? It can do that too. You’ll be reaching for this palette constantly.

bumble & bumble curl custom conditioner

Have you heard of co-washing? It’s a current beauty craze that is ideal for the time-poor. Short for “conditioner washing,” co-washing allows you to cleanse your hair with conditioner instead of shampoo. Part of Bumble & bumble’s new curl line, this 3 in 1 conditioner (use it as a traditional conditioner, a co-washer or leave-in treatment) allows you to do just that. Less products cluttering your shower, less time spent washing your hair and seriously cute packaging. It’s win, win, win!

smashbox photo finish lash primer

This brand emerged from the famous Smashbox Studios in LA where every big-name model and actor has been photographed. Perfected on photo shoots, there’s not much this lash primer can’t do. It volumises, lengthens, lifts, defines, separates and conditions your lashes. Yes it’s an additional step in your morning routine, but sweeping this primer over your lashes before mascara improves the wear of your mascara ten-fold (it literally has 10 benefits in one). That’s an added benefit for every second it takes to apply.

too faced melted chocolate liquified lipstick

If you’re constantly on the search for the perfect nude lip, we’ve found your perfect match. As an extra bonus, it also features an addictive mood boosting chocolate scent! Infused with real antioxidant-rich cocoa powder, this long-wearing lipstick delivers a saturated pigment and high shine. It’s like liquid chocolate for your lips. And it’s vegan, gluten-free and calorie free!

stila double-ended blending sponge

As any good make-up artist will tell you, foundation is best applied with a sponge for that true second-skin, streak-free finish. This sponge has an innovative shape that has revolutionised make-up application around the world. The rounded tip is for applying your make-up and the pointed tip is for blending it. Expect nothing but a flawless face from now on.

dr brandt needles no more 3d filler mask

This skin care mask is like Botox without the needles. It’s a miracle worker that reshapes, revolumises and fills facial contours without a trip to the doctor. Formulated with skin-plumping hyaluronic acid and peptides, and inspired by the latest injectable fillers, this mask is the perfect go-to for a fresher, more youthful visage.