Today we celebrate one the most prized items in our make-up bag: lipstick! This colourful little tube comes in every colour imaginable, and makes for a true playground for any beauty buff. In honour of National Lipstick Day, our Beauty Advisors have picked their favourite lipstick shades of all time, from the perfect pink to the perfect nude.
NYX’s Soft Matte Lip Cream goes on silky smooth and sets to a matte finish. It’s surprisingly durable, and unlike some matte lipstick formulas, is also moisturizing. The shade Monte Carlo is a ravishing red that in this matte finish, creates a beautiful retro look. ($9.99 at LondonDrugs.com)
The Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain comes in a range of soft, pretty pinks that will give you the perfect flush of lip colour. This pampering balm is fused with a lightweight lipstain in an adorable chubby crayon that gives softer, smoother lips. ($10.99 at LondonDrugs.com)
Fran Wilson’s Moodmatcher Lip Colour is a truly “personalized” lipstick that actually changes colour according to your body chemistry! This super-long-lasting 12-hour formula won’t wear off, even when eating, drinking or kissing. Plus, it has the rich, natural moisturizing powers of Aloe Vera and Vitamin E. ($3.99 at LondonDrugs.com)
The amazing CARGO Matte Top Coat gives any lip colour a chic matte effect! Take your favourite glossy finish lipstick and mattify it to add a touch of sophistication to any makeup look. This top coat will expand your lipstick collection using only one product! ($24.00 at LondonDrugs.com)
Clarins’ Rouge Eclat Lipstick in Nude Rose is the perfect mauve/nude shade that will enhance your natural lip colour. The nutritious, creamy lipstick has anti-aging properties and luminous colour to restore smoothness and radiance to lips. ($28.00 at LondonDrugs.com)
This vegan-friendly Hydrating Lip Colour by Emani is cruelty-free, talc-free, paraben-free, gluten-friendly and organic-only! It hydrates lips and infuses them with cell-stimulating nutrition, so your lips will stay hydrated, plump and kissable. ($19.00 at LondonDrugs.com)
The Lise Watier Plumpissimo Le Gloss will give you the ultra-shiny pout of your dreams! The cutting-edge, paraben-free forumula instantly makes your lips look fuller, sexier, and ‘poutier’. Dehydrated Hyaluronic Filling Spheres penetrate small vertical lines and instantly expand upon contact with the natural water in your skin. The results? Fuller, plumper, shinier lips! ($23.00 at LondonDrugs.com)
The perfect long-wear lipstick is the holy grail of lipsticks! L’Oreal’s Infallible Two Step Lipstick provides saturated, vibrant colour: up to 24 hours of colour intensity. And don’t compromise long-wear for comfort; the conditioning balm keeps lips moisturized and replenished all day. ($13.99 at LondonDrugs.com)
Lancôme Rouge in Love’s Jolis Matins lipstick collection has the perfect selection of fresh, subtle, rosy hues. The high potency colour and 6 hour wear is so feather light that you’ll love how it feels on your lips! ($32.00 at LondonDrugs.com)
When it comes to picking the perfect vampy wine-coloured pout, Revlon’s Super Lustrous Lipsticks are the right place to start. Our Beauty Advisors’ favourite shade? Revlon’s Wine With Everything Frost. ($7.98 at LondonDrugs.com)
The newest trend in beauty right now is all about giving a boost to the products you already have. Product enhancers aim to add additional features to your favourite products – like making your favourite mascara waterproof, mattifying your choice lip stain and even instantly turning your most beloved body cream into a self-tanning cream.
London Drugs Beauty Advisors have picked the best product enhancers that will take your favourite products to the next level, just in time for summer.
This amazing clear lipstick top coat gives any lip colour a chic matte effect! Take your favourite glossy finish lipstick and mattify it to add a touch of sophistication to any makeup look. This top coat will expand your lipstick collection using only one product! ($24.00 at LondonDrugs.com)
Just add a few drops to your favourite moisturizer for a made-to-measure self -tan! Don’t sacrifice the moisturizing, anti-wrinkle and firming benefits of your daily skin care products; the Golden Glow Booster will give you the self-tanning effect in addition to the benefits of your favourite day and night creams. ($30.00 at LondonDrugs.com)
Turn any eyeshadow into a super long-lasting eyeliner with this liquid transformer. It’s a great way to avoid creasing eyeshadows, and will instantaneously multiply the range of eyeliners at your fingertips! Just dip your eyeliner brush into a drop of Metamorfix, and let slip on the eyeshadow. ($15.00 at LondonDrugs.com)
Waterproof mascara is a must if you’re going pool-side, but it can be tough to find a waterproof mascara that also has all the favourite qualities of your usual mascara. Marcelle’s Waterproofing Mascara works as a clear water-resistant top coat, while maintaining the look and feel of your regular mascara. ($9.99 at LondonDrugs.com)
Transform your neutral lippies with a swipe of NYX’s wicked V’Amped Up Lip Top Coat. Infused with shea butter and Vitamin E, this glossy pencil moisturizes while turning your light lip colours to deep, vampy shades. ($8.89 at LondonDrugs.com)
If you’ve ever wondered if there is a way to extend the life of your lipstick, the answer is yes there is! Beauty Youtuber Gerry of The Bunnie Hole shows us that with a little prep work, you can make your pout stay put for much longer than applying lipstick alone.
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It’s summer and we’re not feeling quite beach-ready … yet. Thankfully, London Drugs stocks plenty of products for that:
It’s party season. Are you ready to sparkle? With these exciting products available in our cosmetic department, you’re sure to turn a few heads—in admiration of course…
Begin your party look with the perfect canvas. Every makeup artist begins with the perfect base on which to apply her magic. Lise Watier Base Miracle Pore Minimizing Primer (25ml) will give your skin a matte and silky finish, priming it for foundation application. You also won’t have to worry about oily breakthrough as you dance the night away. Follow with Clarins Everlasting Foundation – SPF 15 (30 ml) for lightweight texture and perfect, long-lasting results every time. Clarins exclusive High Fidelity Light-Optimizing Complex instantly captures, diffuses and magnifies light. Fine lines and small imperfections are visibly minimized and the complexion appears even and luminous.
When fall arrives, along with frequent rain and wind, we expect our skin to feel and look more moist, but this is rarely the case. Heated indoor air—in offices and at home—is dry air and quickly robs moisture from the skin, while fall winds and colder outdoor air have the same effect. To ensure your skin looks its very best, it is wise to prevent or treat dryness as soon as possible in the season.
Let’s take a look at how you can keep your outer self-glowing beautifully despite the changing weather.
Move over summer! Fall is coming; its rich, jewel tones matching the carpet of leaves and mirroring nature’s deeper palette.
This fall, it’s all about bold: From eye shadows to lip colour, the statement is dramatic, for day as well as night. After a summer of pastels, now’s the time to indulge your sensual, sultry side, and we have the textures and colours to help you do just that!
Choose from a dazzling palette of rich purples, feminine violets and emeralds for the eyes, glistening plums and indulgent fuchsias for the lips, with played-down graphites and matte sparkles for nails.
It’s a look that any fashionista is sure to love…
For fall 2013, the sparkling cat’s eye is the favoured look on runways. Upswept, youthful and timeless in appeal, you’ll find this look is easy to achieve with the products shown below.
For unforgettable eyes that speak volumes, you’ll love the dramatic look and luxurious feel of Lise Watier’s new Ombré Soufflé Suprême eye shadows. Ultra-rich pigments and the antioxidant power of Lise Watier’s exclusive concentrated Labrador Tea Extract spell good-for-you bling that will set you apart from the crowd. Available in multiple pearlescent shades, this creamy, mousse-textured shadow will last from morning to night. Plus, it blends perfectly and is crease proof!
Twinkle twinkle little star! With Nyx Glam Eyeshadows, you’re sure to sparkle the night away—and the whole day too. Available in luminous hues, it’s never been easier to be a glow-getter. Plus, these shadows are perfect for layering: One coat for subtlety, and more for the attention-grabbing high-powered sparkle!
Play up your feline appeal with eye liner that’s pure purrfection for creating the cat’s eye look. The ergonomic shape makes applying liquid liner mistake-proof and an innovative “grip zone” provides just the right hold to make application precise and effortless.
COVERGIRL Flame Out Shadow Pen
This easy-to-use alternative to powder shadows and liquid liners, is a convenient 2-in-1 gel shadow/liner combination that’s ideal for creating the cat’s eye look. Available in vivid shades that are so striking, you’re sure to want more than one. The creamy formula applies smoothly with a cool, gliding sensation. Apply directly to eyelid for full coverage shadow or to lash line to use as an eyeliner.
CLARINS 3-Dot Liner
A fall must-have, this new-generation eye liner features a 3-prong applicator to fill in the spaces at the base of the lashes. The result? Accentuated eyes and lashes that appear way thicker! Luxuriously rich pigments deliver intense colour results and lasting wear. The revolutionary pen combines the precision of a liquid eye-liner with the ease of a pencil for a new and easy way to create truly captivating eyes!
This fall, sultry, full and shiny lips are a must-have fashion accessory. So pucker up and head for our Beauty Department, fast!
Outshine the competition! Revlon Colourburst Lipgloss makes lips pop with killer colour. With 5x more shine than patent leather, this weightless, micro-crystal gloss is already a favourite of fall fashionistas Canada-wide. The plush applicator is shaped to the curves of your lips for smooth, even application of colour. ColorBurst’s Elasticolor™ technology ensures your colour will last, while moisturizers and antioxidants condition and improve lip texture.
Left with undesirable hyperpigmentation and less-than-stellar skin texture after all that summer sun? Our beauty advisors have a solution…
LANCÔME Teint Visionnaire
A foundation that can transform the appearance of your skin in just 4 weeks— Teint Visionnaire employs two simple steps to correct dark spots, enlarged pores, and fine lines.
Step 1: Skin Correcting Foundation naturally and flawlessly evens out the complexion flawlessly to visibly improve pores and fine lines day after day.
Step 2: Precision Spot Corrector visibly corrects spots, dark circles and all types of skin imperfections.
Could anything be better?
Nothing says “well-groomed” like perfect fingernails! This fall, we have the colours and looks that will have your friends believing you’ve spent an hour or two in the spa or salon…
Our on-trend shades for fall 2013 deliver smooth, chip-resistant colour that’s hard to resist. Revlon Nail Enamel gives up to 10 days of lasting colour and shine. The exclusive silk-protein shield works to instantly help even out the nail surface while rising above colour to automatically smooth away bubbles, streaks and brush marks. The newest shades: Elusive, Rich and Seductive are perfect for day-wear, taking you into evening in style! (Hint) mix and match them, for fashion-forward nail-looks. The elegant, jewel-toned colours and metallics will perfectly complement your fall fashions, finishing your look with style and panache…
Need help choosing the right look to complement your new fall wardrobe (or update an old one)? Our beauty advisors are always available to answer your questions and help you look your best. Happy fall!