A professional makeup artist has revealed which Mecca beauty products are “over hyped” and what she recommends shoppers buy instead.
Bec, from the central coast of New South Wales, has worked and made up at the beauty retailer for four and a half years and has gone viral with her expert takes a TikTok clip.
She said cult favorites like the sold-out Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Foundation Flawless aren’t worth the hype, called out MAC’s setting spray for a minor detail, and revealed which products are the “best” she ” ever tried.”
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Australian make-up artist, Bec (pictured) from the Central Coast, NSW, has revealed which Makkah beauty products she thinks are overhyped and what to buy instead
Controversially, Bec doesn’t rate the hugely popular Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Foundation and said to opt for the Too Faced Born This Way Matte Foundation instead.
“I’m going to show you something from the same product that I think is worth it,” Bec said in the clip.
“I’m going to offend some people, there are favorites here – it’s just my opinion on what went wrong for me.”
Bec starts off with Stila Felt Eyeliner which she says isn’t ideal for those who wear eyeliner every day like she does.
“Once you make a mistake and move past it, it fades. I was a huge fan, I just found better things,” she added.
She said to opt for Clinique’s liquid eyeliner (right) which is “blacker” and “slicker” than Stila’s felt eyeliner (left)
The beauty lover thought Mecca Max’s blush sticks were over hyped, but said to get the Stila Convertible Blush Cream which is “dewier” instead
Instead, Bec said to opt for Clinique’s amazing liquid liner, which she thinks is the best mecca sold, adding, “It has a brush tip so you have a lot more control, it is blacker, it’s more elegant, it’s just that.”
Controversially, Bec doesn’t rate the hugely popular Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Foundation.
“I’m really sorry, I don’t like him. She’s beautiful, she’s fine but the shade range is really yellow,” Bec said.
“It’s pretty thick in consistency, it’s always okay, I’m really picky here. It’s just not my favorite.
The makeup pro instead recommended Too Faced Born This Way Matte Foundation which she says is “flawless.”
Charlotte Tilbury’s Magic Cream (left) is just “OK” according to Bec, but she doesn’t think it’s worth the $90 price tag, but prefers Bobbi Brown’s Facial Primer (right) which is just $31.
“I can wear it to work, I can go out afterwards and not have to touch myself at all. Simply amazing, bulletproof. Just makes your skin silky soft,” she said.
Bec has again apologized to beauty lovers for saying Mecca Max’s blush sticks were overhyped because they were too “powdery” and more mousse-like when she preferred something more “more creamy”.
She said to buy the Stila Convertible Blush Cream which is “dewyer”, not much more expensive, and comes in a “really awesome” range of shades and colors.
For setting sprays, Bec said MAC’s popular Fix Plus Spray (left) is a “great product,” but his problem is with the sprayer. She said Charlotte Tilbury’s spray (right) is the best she’s ever tried
The Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream moisturizer is just “OK” according to Bec, but she doesn’t think it’s worth the $90 price tag and prefers Bobbi Brown’s face primer which is just $31.
For setting sprays, Bec said MAC’s popular Fix Plus spray is a “great product,” but his problem is with the sprayer.
“Come on, MAC, it’s been years, we all hate spray, give us something sweeter,” she said.
“It leaves little spots on your face and once you’re done putting on makeup, you really don’t want water droplets all over your face.”
Bec’s go-to setting spray is from Charlotte Tilbury, which she says is the best she’s ever used.
Bec, who has been working in Makkah for four and a half years, made a follow-up video with even more over-hyped and alternative Makkah beauty purchases worth their popularity.
‘It’s incredible. It has a great spray and it has good longevity and it keeps you glowing, probably the best setting spray I’ve ever tried,” she said.
In a “part two” video, Bec gave fans some more hyped and alternative Mecca beauty buys that are worth their popularity and prize money after the first clip went hugely viral with nearly 400,000 views.
Instead of Two Faced Better Than Sex mascara, which “clumps” long lashes, she said to opt for MAC’s MACStack mascara, which is “beautiful.”
Bec said Stila Stay All Day liquid lipsticks can be dry unless users have time to prep their lips properly, but prefer NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment.
“They’re a little watery, so they feel a little strange when you put them on, but after they dry they’re a great stain,” she said, adding that they’re perfect for brides who want a “glamorous look” but don’t. want to touch up throughout the night.
Instead of Two Faced Better Than Sex mascara (left) which ‘clumps’ long lashes, she said to opt for MAC’s MACStack mascara (right) which is ‘beautiful’.
The 11 Best Products From Makkah Professional Makeup Artists Aren’t Worth The Hype – And What To Buy Instead
- Stila Stay All Day Double Ended Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner – $45
- Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Foundation – $65
- Mecca Max Off Duty Blush Stick – $18
- Charlotte Tilbury Charlotte’s Magic Cream – $90
- MAC Cosmetics Prep + Prime + Fix + – $44
- Better Than Sex Two-Face Mascara – $42
- Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick – $33
- Hourglass Vanish Airbrush Concealer – $54
- Charlotte Tilbury’s Luxe Palette – $80
- Too Faced Hangover Primer – $27
- Mecca Max Brow Guru Sheer Control Gel – $16
Worth the hype
- Clinique High Impact Easy Liquid Eyeliner – $42
- Too Faced Born This Way Matte 24 Hour Undetectable Super Longwear Foundation – $68
- Stila Convertible Color – $38
- Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Primer – $31
- Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Setting Spray – $49
- MAC Cosmetics MACStack Mascara – $52
- NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment – $42
- Too Faced Born This Way Multi-Purpose Sculpting Concealer – $51
- Hourglass Scattered Light Shimmer Eyeshadow – $45
- M A C Cosmetics Studio Radiance Hydrating & Illuminating Silky Primer – $56
- M A C Cosmetics Brow Set – $42
“I worked nine hours, ate burritos and talked all day and these don’t come off and they don’t feel dry either,” she said.
Bec thought Vanish Hourglass Concealer is “beautiful around the face” but can be “thick and dry under the eyes for most people.”
Alternatively, Bec uses Too Faced’s Born This Way Multi-Use Sculpting Concealer because it uses “hydrating” coconut water and is long-lasting.
On Charlotte Tilbury’s Luxe Palette, Bec said, “For $80 for four shades, they must be amazing and they’re beautiful but they’re not amazing in my opinion.”
‘As the hourglass diffused the light, you know I love it, they are so beautiful they last forever, they make your eyes so beautiful and shiny. I just think they are worth it,” she said.
Although Bec “doesn’t care” about the Too Face Hangover base, she said she “couldn’t love a product more” than MAC’s radiance studio base.
Finally, she said the Mecca Brow Gel is nice for a “light groom” but doesn’t hold while MAC’s Brow Set holds “for days.”