Hi everyone! Once again, the quarterly Mecca beauty loop box is available for collection. Every quarter, Mecca gives out a free beauty loop box as part of its loyalty program. The contents depends on your level which is based on your yearly spend at Mecca (reviewed annually).
Level 1 – $300 – $599.99 spend per year
Level 2 – $600 – $1199.99 spend per year
Level 3 – $1200+ spend per year
I picked this up at the Mecca in Myer Pitt St Sydney. This is the location where I normally pick up my beauty loop boxes – usually during my lunch breaks.
Here’s what I received in my Mecca beauty loop box. There are many different combinations of each box but if you’re a level 3 member and you pick up your box where I picked it up, you’ll get the exact same thing. Let’s see what I got:
I actually thought I picked up a good box this time – finally. La Mer is a really expensive brand – it’s something I personally would not use because it is so expensive so it wouldn’t be something I would find myself purchasing myself. I ended up gifting the La Mer Treatment Lotion to my mum. It’s said to be really hydrating and refreshing and works well with sensitive skin.
Next up is the Drunk Elephant Sweet Biome Fermented Sake Spray. It seems to work well with sensitive skin (ezcema) and is really hydrating. However, the product also has mixed reviews with many people saying it broke them into rashes. I’m curious to see how this goes but honestly I am not the biggest fan of Drunk Elephant products. They have a history of rude attitudes with customers and influencers and it’s not a brand I support. As someone who has worked in a customer-facing industry, treating your customers with respect is so important and it baffles me that some companies still can’t provide good customer service. It’s worth checking Hyram’s video on why he no longer supported the brand [Youtube].
Related: In 2018, Drunk Elephant created a fake Instagram account to post negative comments on Glossier’s Instagram page [reddit]
I always can do with a perfume sample. Tocca Florence EDP has a floral scent which is said to be inspired by the style and sophistication of Paris. I do enjoy floral scents but after hearing that a lot of the possible Level 3 boxes had Tom Ford perfumes – I’m kind of bummed.
Lastly, there was the Laura Mercier Rouge Essentiel Silky Creme Lipstick in Rouge Ultime. I’ve never tried anything from Laura Mercier apart from their setting powders. I gifted this to my mum because I don’t wear reds. Something I’ve realised is that Mecca tends to gift red over nude shades which for me is really annoying because I don’t wear red.
In a previous beauty loop box, I also received a red shade of lipstick. [read here]
Finally, here is my price breakdown of the Mecca Level 3 beauty box:
Tocca Florence EDP 1.5ml $116/50ml 3.48
La Mer Treatment Lotion 5ml $205/150ml 6.83
Drunk Elephant Sweet Biome Fermented Sake Spray 15ml $64/100ml 9.6
Laura Mercier Rouge Essentiel Silky Creme Lipstick in Rouge Ultime 1.4g $49/3.5 g 19.6
Total Value 39.51
For comparison, I’ve done a price breakdown for the last two Level 3 beauty loop boxes I received:
It’s clear that there is variability in each beauty loop box between stores and each beauty loop box per quarter. I’m disappointed but not surprised that the value of this box was even worse than the previous two. However, I will say I didn’t mind this box. Getting La Mer was definitely a treat.
The possible products for Level 3 can be seen here. I felt I got a decent box this time but some people would have received Too Faced which is a huge downgrade to Tom Ford. I’ve noticed that when ordering online, everyone gets the same contents so I would definitely check out Facebook Groups and Reddit before purchasing online. In general, the online box is not the greatest. I like sussing out online where people have picked up their boxes.
The variability gets so much worse for New Zealand which can be seen here. Mecca needs to step up because it’s incredibly unfair how NZ girls get 4 possible products whilst Australians get 27. I’ve mentioned previously that Mecca gets a lot of brand loyalty purely because they have made it incredibly hard for other Australian and New Zealand stockists as Mecca are able to get exclusive agreements. The least that Mecca can do is provide more value and consistency into their beauty loop boxes.
What does everyone think of the Mecca beauty loop boxes?