November 14th, 2014

3 Ways to Curl Your Stubborn Eyelashes (Tutorial)

Beauty Advisor Sara shows us 3 different ways to get the dramatic curled lashes every girl dreams of! If your lashes already have a bit of a curl to them, a simple eyelash curler will do the trick, but if your eyelashes are super stubborn, Sara recommends either heating up a metal lash curler with a hairdryer (carefully, of course!), or using the amazing Chella heated eyelash curler.

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October 31st, 2014

How to Get the Perfect Cat Eye

How to Get the Perfect Cat Eye (Winged) Liner Every Time

Graphic liners are a huge trend this year, with the cat-eye liner being the most popular of them all. London Drugs Beauty Blogger Britta shows us how to perfect the trend with no trouble at all…with the help of NYX Cosmetics’ handy The Curve ergonomic liquid eyeliner, and some scotch tape!

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NYX The Curve Liquid Eyeliner
Scotch Tape

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October 28th, 2014

Winter beauty galas 2014

Winter Gala 2014Attend a winter beauty gala near you!

Join us for an afternoon or evening of makeovers, skincare analysis and gifts with purchase.*

Speak with a beauty advisor at your local London Drugs cosmetics department for more details or click here for gala dates and times.

*event activities vary by store.

October 24th, 2014

London Drugs’ Halloween Beauty Look Contest 2014


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Contest closes at 11:59AM PST Wednesday, November 5, 2014. Winners will be chosen by guest judge Britta of Vancouver Vogue. One winner will be chosen from all Instagram and Twitter entries. See rules and regulations here

October 21st, 2014

Hottest Nail Trends for Fall & Winter: Shades of Blue, Gel-like Nail Polish & Matte Top Coats

For fall & winter, gel-like nail polish is a must-have! Our Beauty Advisor Amanda shows us why the new lines of gel-like polishes from Revlon, Sally Hansen, and L’Oreal are such a hit with beauty buffs: they’re super glossy, long lasting, and don’t require a UV lamp! If you’re picking out a colour for these new polishes, try out a bright or dark shade of blue; this colour is really hot right now, and is more versatile than you may think.


October 10th, 2014

Vancouver Fashion Week: Hair Trends

Now that we’re officially into fall, it’s time to get some beauty inspiration, straight from the runways of Vancouver Fashion Week!

Day 6 of Vancouver Fashion Week featured a talented set of designers, from Grandi’s Atelier to Lubov Tumanova, all featuring a host of new beauty trends we can’t wait to try out!

After checking out some of the talent on the runway, we met up with Lisa and former Real Housewife Mary Zilba to chat about their new fashion line Lotus Activa, and find out how VFW hairstylists helped take their yogawear line from casual to chic on the runway.

We also caught up with fashion week front rower and hair blogger Kassandra Poleshuk of Kassinka to find out how she chose her inspiring hair and make-up looks to match her fashion-forward ensemble.


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October 10th, 2014

Get the Looks


modern_modModern Mod
The hottest look this season is the ‘retro rock’ smoky eye, a throwback to the early days of the British invasion.

  1. Apply ScandalEyes Shadow Stick in Guilty Grey to colour your lid from the lash line to the crease.
  2. Use GlamEyes HD Shadow Palette in Purple Crown for vibrant, intense colour. Apply the lighter and medium purple shades onto the lid then blend the light brown into the crease and slightly under the eye. Intensify the upper lash line and inside bottom lash line with the black shadow.
  3. Use ScandalEyes Waterproof Kohl Liner in black to pencil along the upper lash line and inside the lower lash line for bold impact.
  4. ScandalEyes Rockin Curves Mascara in Extreme Black finishes the look by pumping up lashes and adding volume.

crimson_kissCrimson Kiss
Union Jack-red takes centre stage in this season’s bold, bombshell lip. Ruby-red lips are a classic but keep the look ultra modern with minimal makeup to draw attention to your perfect pout.

  1. Prep lips by lining with Moisture Renew Transparent Lipliner to prevent bleeding and keep colour in place all day.
  2. Apply Moisture Renew Lipstick in Diva Red to deliver vivid colour and keep lips hydrated and smooth. For a seamless application, smile tightly then blot and reapply to lock in colour.
  3. Once lips are perfect, apply BB Cream Matte in Medium to create a clean, flawless complexion to complement your bold lip.
  4. Complement the look with a beautiful cat eye. Apply ScandalEyes Thick & Thin Liner in Black along the lash line. Start at the inner corner and move outward and upward in your desired thickness.

autumn_glowAutumn Glow
Accentuate your natural features using a bronze palette, completing the look with a punchy pink nail.

  1. Apply Stay Matte Primer to to your entire face to prep your skin. The lightweight formula minimizes the appearance of pores, evens out skin tone, and creates a perfect matte complexion that lasts all day.
  2. Get a natural sun-kissed look with Natural Bronzer in Sun Glow. Dust your cheeks using a medium-size brush as well as eyelids for a more dramatic and uniform look.
  3. Create a stand-out pout using Lasting Finish Colour Rush Lip Balm to moisturize lips while delivering vibrant colour. Try an orangey-pink shade like Lady Marmalade for kissable lips all night long.
  4. Heat up your bronze look with a playful fuchsia nail like Rita Ora 60 Seconds Nail Polish in Don’t Be Shy.

natural_beautyNatural Beauty
Natural Beauty is timeless and always in style. Use a hint of blush to give this soft and healthy look a pop of colour.

  1. Apply Stay Matte Foundation in Soft Beige for a natural, long-lasting matte finish. Start at the centre of the face and use fingertips to blend outwards for a uniform complexion.
  2. Use Stay Matte Pressed Powder in Sandstorm to minimize the appearance of pores.
  3. Put a dab of Stay Blushed Liquid Cheek Tint in Peach Flush on your finger and apply to the apples of your cheeks using circular motions.
  4. Finish the look with Stay Glossy Lip Gloss in Non-Stop Glamour for wow-worthy colour.

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