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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December 8th, 2016

Makeup Essentials to Dazzle on the Holiday Party Circuit

The holidays are fast approaching, and with it comes party season! There will be plenty of opportunities to glam up your makeup look, between holiday entertaining with family and friends and office Christmas parties. ‘Tis the season to rock festive manicures, dramatic lipsticks and dazzling eye looks.

To help prep for the ever-growing list of social outings and soirées, Beauty Advisors from London Drugs have curated a list of the biggest beauty trends and colours that work best for the holidays.

 

Festive Nails
kiss-nailsessieYou can’t go wrong with the classics when it comes to holiday manicures, but try upgrading to a formula that will survive the Christmas party hop. Essie’s new 2-step Gel Couture luxurious wear formula lasts longer than the 12 Days of Christmas (up to 14 days, in fact). Essie’s Gel Couture in Hang up the Heels and Gala-Vanting are both beautiful classic shades that will match any holiday outfit.

Got a last minute party invite? Throw on a set of Kiss Gel Fantasy Ready-To-Wear Gel Nails in Faux Real for gorgeous nails in a pinch.

 

Sparkling Eyes

glitter-linerpaletteWith so many events and varying dress codes, London Drugs’ Beauty Advisors recommend an eyeshadow palette with a wide range of shades to adjust your look accordingly. A favourite is L’Oreal’s Colour Riche La Palette in Nude 1. With a selection of 10 neutral matte and shimmery shades, you can play your look up or down depending on the event. Creating a cat-eye with L’Oreal’s easy to use Superstar Eyeliner is the perfect way to amp up the look.

If a party calls for a little more sparkle, add a touch of glitter to the cat-eye. A long-time favourite is Lise Watier’s Eye Glitter Liner.

 

Holiday Face

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The easiest way to light up the room at any party is with a flawless glow. Our beauty experts suggest Makeup Revolution’s Vivid Baked Highlighter; it gives a beautiful shimmery golden glow to the cheekbones in just one sweep.

 

 

Holiday Lips

lip-paletteInvesting in a lip palette with a variety of shades will make switching up your look between parties that much easier. The L’Oreal Colour Riche La Palette Lip in Ruby Red has the perfect gradient of bright to deep reds that will compliment all of your holiday eye looks. For an extra trendy pout, London Drugs’ Beauty Advisors recommend applying a coat of Maybelline’s Lip Studio Shine Shot Lip Top Coat in Clear Vinyl over top.

 

Products to Last the Party Circuit

cargosetting-sprayTo make sure your makeup lasts from secret Santa exchange to cocktail hour, it’s worth adding these beauty products to your holiday makeup routine. Applying an eyeshadow primer prior to your eye makeup will ensure that the shadow (and your super glam glitter liner) don’t budge all night. Try the Cargo HD Picture Perfect Eye Shadow Primer: eyeshadow will appear more vivid and will be locked in place. Once makeup application is complete, don’t forget to mist your face with L’Oreal’s Infallible Pro Mist & Fix Makeup Extender Setting Spray. This spray will keep your makeup looking flawless all night long.

 

For more holiday beauty inspiration from London Drugs’ beauty experts, watch this L’Oreal Holiday Makeup Tutorial!



July 18th, 2016

Win An Essie 2016 Prize Pack!

Enter to win this Essie 2016 prize pack, and your nails could be rocking the hottest shades of the summer! Give your nails vacation vibes with shades from their Summer 2016 collection, get them prepped for wedding season with Mrs Always-Right from Essie’s Bridal 2016 collection, and celebrate Essie’s 1000th shade with Aim to Misbehave.

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Here’s how to enter to win the Essie 2016 Prize Pack:

  1. Follow @LDCosmetics on Instagram
  2. Leave a comment on the Essie 2016 Giveaway Instagram post and tag 2 friends

The Essie 2016 Prize Pack includes these Essie polishes:

 

Contest closes at 11:59AM PST Wednesday, July 20th, 2016. The winner will be chosen at random. One winner will be chosen from all Instagram entries. See rules and regulations here.



February 25th, 2016

How to Look Red Carpet Ready for Your Oscar Party

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The 88th Academy Awards are set for this Sunday, and whether you’re more excited to see the red carpet fashion or if Leo will finally win an Oscar, why not rock a red carpet look for your Oscar viewing party? Our Beauty Advisors have picked 3 easy makeup, hair, and manicure how-to’s to help you ace a glam, Oscar-worthy look.

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June 10th, 2015

Negative Space Manicure Tutorial

This is the most versatile manicure of the season! The negative space manicure leaves spaces of the nail bare – a colour cut-out, if you will – and is turning heads in all kinds of shapes and patterns! Beauty Advisor Hollis walks us through how to create a bright, geometric negative space manicure in Essie’s hottest shade for summer: Sunday Funday. Try it yourself, and play around with any pattern or cut-out you like!

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March 4th, 2015

How to Wear Pantone Colour of the Year: Marsala

Everyone knows Pantone’s Colour of the year is Marsala, but how do you wear it? We’ve teamed up with Beauty Youtuber Alisha of Makeup at Midnight to show you what drugstore makeup products you can find in Marsala! Alisha will show you the perfect wearable shades for eyes, lips and nails.

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December 16th, 2013

Dreaming of a Glam Christmas

The holidays are full of glitz and glam, making cosmetics a great choice for gifts and stocking stuffers. From perfumes to lotions to make-up kits, London Drugs has an extensive selection of luxury and drug store products, with beauty advisors to help you find the perfect gift.

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