January 5th, 2017

Pantone Colour of the Year 2017: Greenery Makeup Picks & Tutorial

Pantone has announced the Colour of the Year for 2017, and it’s Greenery! The zesty yellow-green shade symbolizes nature, and will be the perfect colour to compliment your 2017 beauty looks, especially for spring and summer. Our Beauty Blogger Britta has searched the London Drugs Beauty department for the perfect beauty matches in the shade Greenery. Watch the video to see them all, including her bold green eye look!

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April 22nd, 2016

Earth Day Giveaway: Win an Emani Cosmetics Prize Pack

We’re celebrating Earth Day with Emani Cosmetics, and you could win a prize pack of their most popular eco-friendly products!

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Emani Cosmetics is a line of eco-conscious beauty products that are vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free, and natural. The formulas are also 100% talc-free, paraben-free and free of petrochemicals and other irritants. Plus, their packaging is even made of recycled and biodegradable paper. They’re the perfect way to eco-fy your makeup routine for Earth Day!

Here’s how to enter our Emani Cosmetics giveaway:

  1. Follow @LDCosmetics on Instagram
  2. Leave a comment on one of the Emani Earth Day Giveaway Instagram posts

The Emani Earth Day Prize Pack includes: 1 Emani Primer Serum, 1 Emani Organic Soy Mascara, 2 Emani Lip Shine Lip Glosses, and 1 Emani Sculpting Pressed Blush.

 

Contest closes at 11:59AM PST Sunday, April 24, 2016. The winner will be chosen at random. One winner will be chosen from all Instagram entries. See rules and regulations here.



April 18th, 2016

4 Eco-Friendly Beauty Brands to Try this Earth Month

April is Earth Month, and while many will celebrate by making the effort to recycle a little more, start to compost, or help clean a park, how about making some sustainable choices when it comes to your makeup routine too? Our Beauty Advisors have chosen the best eco-friendly beauty products and tools from London Drugs that will make you feel good about what you’re putting on your face.

 

Emani Cosmetics

Emani Cosmetics

This eco-conscious line of beauty products is vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free, and natural. A healthy choice for you and your skin, the formulas are 100% talc-free, paraben-free, and free of petrochemicals and other irritants. A must-try is Emani’s ‘Perfect 10’ Primer Serum, which is packed with 10 different organic extracts to nourish, moisturize and soften the skin. An added bonus: the packaging is made of recycled and biodegradable paper!

 Eco Tools

Eco Tools

You can eco-fy your makeup brushes too! Eco Tools’ line of makeup brushes are earth-friendly from top to bottom. The handles are made from bamboo, a low impact material that is highly sustainable, and the metal ferrule is created from recycled aluminum. Eco Tools’ synthetic brush bristles are also 100% cruelty free. Even their brush cases are sustainable, made from natural cotton and hemp, or reusable and biodegradable EVA plastic.

 

Burt's Bees

Burt’s Bees

Burt’s Bees has been a long-time favourite of lip balm lovers, but did you know their products are made from 97% natural ingredients? Plus the majority of their packaging is made from recycled content! They’ve also trimmed excess packaging by as much as 50% on some of their packaging. Burt’s Bees has even committed themselves to a policy of sending zero waste to landfills at their plant – a big move to help lighten our carbon footprint. If you haven’t given their brand new 100% natural lipsticks a try yet, Earth Month is the perfect time!

 

Physician's Formula

Physicians Formula Organic Wear

Physicians Formula has created an Organic Wear line, which promises 100% of the total ingredients are from natural origin. All of the products are also free of harsh chemicals, synthetic preservatives, parabens, GMO’s and synthetic colours and fragrances. Each product boasts its own eco-friendly features, from 100% recyclable mascara brushes, to certified organic ingredients (like this bronzer). The Organic Wear line is also 100% cruelty-free!

 

Make the switch to these ‘green’ beauty options, and your skin (and our planet) will thank you!

 

 



December 14th, 2015

Hot New Makeup Launches at London Drugs: Mineral & Vegan Makeup

This fall, we caught up with our beauty vendors at the London Drugs Cosmetics Conference in Whistler, to find out what exciting new beauty products and collections are coming soon to your local London Drugs.

In this video, we get an insider look at the amazing mineral and vegan makeup lines Mineral Fusion, Emani Cosmetics, and Youngblood Cosmetics. Watch to get a sneak peek of some of their brand new product launches, learn a bit more about the benefits of mineral and vegan makeup, and even pick up some pro application tips.

Featured Brands:

Mineral Fusion

Emani Cosmetics

Youngblood Cosmetics

 

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November 26th, 2015

Emani Vegan Makeup Tutorial

Not sure what vegan makeup is all about? Or looking to find an affordable vegan and eco-conscious makeup brand? Emani Cosmetics is a fantastic line of vegan makeup products now found at London Drugs. All products in the line are 100% vegan and gluten friendly, 100% cruelty free, 100% talc and paraben free, are made with no harsh chemicals or petrochemicals, and the packaging is even recycled and biodegradable! Beauty Blogger Britta walks us through a fall makeup tutorial using a wide range of Emani products, to show you the benefits, colour pay-off and coverage.

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September 4th, 2015

Breakup with Breakouts: 4 Tips to Better Looking Skin with Emani Cosmetics

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Skin breaks out when it’s out of balance. Everything you eat, stress, hormones, medications, smog, the makeup and skincare you use, even the household products you clean with can throw skin off its game.

Considering that your body absorbs 60% of what you put on it, it’s important to know what you’re applying to your skin and how it triggers breakouts.

These tips can get you back on track:

  1. Know your ingredients.Products that are non-comedogenic are key to preventing pore clogging and breakouts. If you’re prone to breakouts, look for a brand like Emani Cosmetics that are labelled as non-comedogenic. In fact, Emani products are composed of soothing non-comedogenic ingredients that balance the skin rather than irritate it, which make them ideal for oily, acneic skin.
  2. Acne or not?All skin with acne (a medical condition) experiences breakouts, but not all breakouts are acne-related. You can have breakouts from stress, hormones, diet, medications, skin care products, hair care products, makeup, perfume, laundry detergent—none of which are an indication of acne. Non-acne breakouts are triggered by or managed through lifestyle choices. If you treat breakouts as if they are acne, you can actually make damage your skin and cause premature aging. Only a doctor or esthetician can tell you for sure whether you have acne or are simply experiencing product- or lifestyle-related breakouts.
  3. Oil is your friend.Skin naturally produces oil, which is essential to healthy skin. Take it away, and skin can produce even more oil, which can lead to breakouts. We know how backwards that sounds: oily skin needs more oil, not stripping away of the oil it keeps trying to make. Dry skin needs even more oil so it can look fresh and hydrated; there are good oils to look for like jojoba, marula, argan, coconut, olive and avocado oil, among others.
  4. Wear a makeup primer!They not only help makeup last longer, but they can provide a protective barrier to the skin. Dimethicone is a popular ingredient in most makeup primers because it offers a smoothing effect, but it can also aggravate acne and sensitive skin. If you want a makeup primer that won’t trigger breakouts, try Emani’s Perfect 10 Primer Serum.

 

Bonus tip!

  1. Wash your brushesAccording to Women’s Health magazine, the build-up of cosmetics, bacteria and yeast in makeup brushes can contribute to breakouts. It’s recommended to wash them once a week to ensure they stay clean and fresh. Here’s how pro makeup artists do it:
  • Rinse the brushes in warm water and add a drop of very mild hand-soap.
  • Massage into a lather, then rinse until water is clear.
  • Repeat as needed for brushes that are extra dirty or used for darker pigments (such as eye shadow, brows and blush).
  • Gently squeeze out excess water, then lay flat to dry on a towel, preferably overnight.

Use products with clean formulas and you’ll most likely see an improvement in your skin. There may be a transition period as your skin detoxes as its natural balance is restored, but it’s temporary…and worth it!



July 29th, 2015

Happy National Lipstick Day July 29th!

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 matte creamPerfect Matte Red Lipstick

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)

 

revlonPerfect Pink Lipstick

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)

 

FranMood Matching Lipstick

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)

 

cargoPerfect Top Coat

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)

 

clarinsPerfect Nude Lipstick

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)

 

emaniPerfectly Vegan Lipstick

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)

 

lise watierPerfect Gloss

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)

 

l'orealPerfect Wear Lipstick

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)

 

lancome rosemanticPerfect Rose Lipstick

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)

 

revlon in winePerfect Wine Lipstick

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)

 



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