Mecca Max Sunlit Skin Bronzer | Review

Mecca Max Bronzer

Last year Mecca launched it’s own range of makeup (for those of you not from Australia, Mecca is like Sephora, they stock more high end brands such as Nars, Hourglass, Urban Decay and so on).

I’ve been excited to try things from the range as the price point is a lot nicer on my wallet than a lot of the other brands that Mecca holds. This bronzer for instance cost AUD $22, which is reasonable compared to say an Hourglass bronzer which are over AUD $70.

I’ll be honest when I say I’m in two minds about this product. On one side I feel that on my tanned skin it looks quite nice (I got shade Medium) and the packaging is really cute. However I do find that it goes on a bit patchy so if you use a bad brush or just go in too intensely, it’s hard to work with. I wouldn’t say it gives a bronze look however, the pigmentation of the actual bronzer on my skin type seems to be more gray than anything and rather gives a bit of a shadow, so in general I prefer to use it as a contour shade when I have less of a tan. And after all that, the light shade that I tried on in the shop seemed to have no pigmentation at all.

Mecca Sunlit Bronzer Medium Mecca Max Sunlit Bronzer Medium

I also find it to be quite powdery which is why I think it goes slightly patchy. I guess what I’m saying is that you can make it work if you use a good brush, go in light and blend it in well. However, personally I usually don’t have time to do my makeup so carefully that I have to spend a lot of time on one product. That’s the main reason that I wouldn’t buy this again. However it did just work weirdly with my skin tone, so with yours it might be different.

Have you tried this before? Or what bronzer have you been enjoying lately?





  1. March 4, 2018 / 8:19 pm

    love it sofia dot it too good

  2. March 1, 2018 / 8:02 pm

    Oh it’s a good price so it’s a shame that this wasn’t a good fit for you and it’s so hard to wear!

    Hope you are having a great week so far! First day of autumn here in Brisbane, although the weather is still very summer-like, ha!

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • SofiaaDot
      March 6, 2018 / 7:23 pm

      Haha summer weather is always wonderful!

      xx Sofia

  3. February 25, 2018 / 11:00 pm

    I never tried this bronzer before (or anything from Mecca!). I don’t really experiment much when it comes to bronzer; I tend to stick to the classics, my favorite being Laguna from NARS 🙂

    • SofiaaDot
      March 6, 2018 / 8:32 pm

      Yess I love the Laguna one from Nars!! And fair enough, it can be such a miss sometimes xx

  4. February 24, 2018 / 7:12 pm

    Thank you for such an honest and detailed review, Sofia! Sadly we don’t have any Mecca Max here in Dubai, but I agree about patchy powders – ain’t nobody got time for that! 😀

    Naya //

    • SofiaaDot
      March 6, 2018 / 8:32 pm

      Haha no worries! Xx

  5. Katie
    February 21, 2018 / 10:10 am

    It does sound good for contouring! I wish I could try this brand. I never knew that Mecca was a separate store from Sephora I always thought it was like Australian slang for Sephora lol, kind of like “Macca” for “McDonald’s” haha!

    • SofiaaDot
      March 6, 2018 / 8:31 pm

      Haha I can see how you would think that!! But yeah it’s pretty much, it’s like our Sephora, not Sephora itself 😛 xx

    • SofiaaDot
      March 6, 2018 / 8:30 pm

      It is stunning isn’t it! Xx

  6. February 19, 2018 / 3:51 am

    I find bronzers much harder to get right too, I actually don’t have one at the moment as I don’t like the previous ones I brought, although I’m hoping to try the Guerlian one x

    Velvet Blush

    • SofiaaDot
      February 19, 2018 / 1:17 pm

      The Guelian one does look stunning!!! But so true, bronzers are so specific to tones of skin aren’t they! xx

  7. February 17, 2018 / 8:57 pm

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    • SofiaaDot
      February 19, 2018 / 1:16 pm

      Yeah the pan is beautiful!! Agree it is a shame! xx

    • SofiaaDot
      February 17, 2018 / 6:39 am

      Yeah that’s what they usually are for me too! So it was strange that this one worked so differently with my skin haha xx

    • SofiaaDot
      February 17, 2018 / 6:38 am

      Yeah it’s a bit unfortunate haha xx

  8. February 16, 2018 / 10:48 pm

    Our pale winter faces need some color 🙂 Thank you for the swatch Sofia!

    Lots of love ♥ Janury Girl

    • SofiaaDot
      February 17, 2018 / 6:38 am

      No worries 🙂 xx

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