October saw Mecca Cosmetica bring the long awaited Surratt Beauty to Australia. I have been drooling over this range since I saw them in this video by Wayne Goss over a year ago, and they have been eluding me ever since.
I visited the US last year, and much to my dismay Surratt was still out of my reach – only availably at Barney’s at that point, which has flagships in New York, Beverly Hills and Chicago, but alas, not Portland where I was headed! Then as soon as the US/AU exchange rate sky rocketed I discovered Barney’s ships to Australia, but it was too much risk to buy colour makeup at an exorbitant conversion rate without being able to play with it first.
Then, I happened to be in Sydney for my job-in-the-real-world which took me into Myer in the Pitt St Mall. Hello Surratt in Mecca Cosmetica! It had been there less than a week and I was one of the first to play with the testers. (Is there anything lovelier at a cosmetics counter than a brand new untouched tester?) I only had enough time to whet my appetite though before having to head to the airport for my flight home. Thwarted again!
But I returned home with the information that I lived 5 minutes from no less than 2 Mecca Trove stores that stocked Surratt and the determination to visit one of them and make reckless, impulsive and highly satisfying buying decisions the very next day.
Somehow… SOMEHOW I managed to hold off unwrapping my precious beauties until I could set up this crazy rig with the help of Mr CC (I supervised) and film an unboxing video.
Watching Wayne Goss on YouTube a year ago, I never would have thought I would be posting my own Youtube video. So please watch. And be kind.
More in-depth detail, swatches, photos, pricing and availability will be available shortly in the next post. And if you’re curious what was in the Beauty Loop Level 3 gift with purchase, its in an outtake I posted on Instagram.