If you try one new beauty trend this summer, this is the one to try! Our Beauty Advisor Samantha shows us how to rock the monochromatic highlighting trend coined as “chroming”. It’ll give your eyes, cheeks and lips a luminous glow, all using Youngblood’s gorgeous Luminous Crème Blush in Champagne Life!
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Our Beauty Advisors are warming up to summer beauty, with the announcement of Lise Watier’s newest limited edition collection: Luxotika. Channeling elegance and exoticism, the collection draws its inspiration from the cosmopolitan cities and the wilderness of Africa, America and Asia. Explore all 6 new products in the Luxotika collection, from silky baked bronzer to tinted balm rich in oils.
Lise Watier Palette Luxotika 5-Colour Eyeshadow (Limited Edition)
A new generation of eyeshadows with an ultra-soft, cream-to-powder texture. The harmony of colours and the impeccable hold of this formula allow for a luminous and sublime look.
A multi-purpose highlighting stick that blends perfectly to illuminate the complexion with an incomparable soft glow. The creamy texture infused with vitamin E glides on effortlessly, leaving the skin beaming with radiance. The shade Pearl is ideal for fair to medium skin ones, and Gold is ideal for medium to dark skin tones.
The Dramatique Gel Liner offers extreme precision, absolute hold, and an intense colour as soon as it is applied. Its innovative gel formula withstands heat, humidity, as well as water. It can be used as a liner or can be smudged right after applying to instantly create a smokey look. Lise Watier has also added a special limited edition colour, Luxotika: Pantone’s Colour of the Year, Greenery!
Lise Watier Luxoil Lipstick (Limited Edition)
An innovative lipstick encased in an elegant magnetic case. This hydrating formula rich in oils softens lips while also providing them with luminous colour.
Lise Watier Luxotika Bronzing Powder (Limited Edition)
A baked bronzing powder marbelized in rich shades and an ultra-silky texture. Its mineral formula, enriched with shea butter and vitamin E, protects the skin and adds a divine touch of light to the face, shoulders and décolleté.
Lise Watier Luxotika Nail Lacquer (Limited Edition)
This lustrous nail lacquer can be swiftly applied to complete your Luxotika look. Its large brush allows for an easy and even application.
Beyond the Luxotika collection, Lise Watier is also launching other new products and shades at London Drugs:
Showcase the perfect lashes thanks to this high tech mascara that curls your lashes for a star look. The curve of the brush and the precise placement of the bristles guarantee an amplified effect and curve the lashes for an intensely dramatic gaze.
The must-have product for perfectly sculpted brows. Infused with anti-aging and antioxidant properties of the exclusive Labrador Tea extract, Sourcils Velours Suprême is a seamless union of makeup and skincare. Its long lasting matte cream to powder texture defines eyebrows with precision. Available in 3 shades: Blond, Châtain, and Brun Universel.
A long lasting liquid eyeliner with a flexible and precise applicator that allows for a high definition look. Try the newest shade, Blackest Black. Its formula contains the latest generation of pigments to obtain the blackest shade of black.
Spring can be a frustrating time for seasonal allergy sufferers: watery eyes make your mascara run, your nose is constantly red from blowing your nose, and your skin feels irritated and puffy. While allergy medications can help to ease symptoms, there are also some easy ways to adjust your beauty routine during allergy season that will help to combat those tell-tale signs. Our Beauty Advisors recommend compiling your very own allergy survival kit with these beauty essentials, so you’re prepared when symptoms arise.
Skincare for Sensitive Skin
Before applying anything else to your face, start with skincare that will help to calm your irritated skin. Bioderma has a whole line of products for sensitive and redness-prone skin called Sensibio. Apply their Sensibio AR Anti-Redness Care cream to a clean face before makeup application to soothe the skin and prevent and reduce the intensity of blotchy redness. When taking off makeup at the end of the night, make sure to use their Sensibio H20 Micelle Solution, which is also formulated for sensitive skin.
De-Puffing Eye Cream
The all-natural instantly cooling formula of Youngblood’s Eye Impact Quick Recovery Eye Cream will be your new best friend, if puffy eyes are a side-effect of your seasonal allergies. Apply first thing in the morning, last thing at night or at any time during the day for an extra bit of soothing and de-puffing.
An ill-timed sneeze or watery eyes can cause mascara to smudge and run. If you don’t usually use a waterproof mascara, it’s time to switch! A waterproof formula like Almay’s One Coat Multi-Benefit Mascara in Waterproof Black will stay put all day, even if your allergy symptoms persist. Almay’s products are also gently formulated with pure, hypo allergenic ingredients and are ophthalmologist tested, so your eyes will be irritation-free.
Kohl Waterproof Eyeliner
It can be hard to avoid rubbing your eyes when they’re itchy and watery, and it can end up making your eyeliner look more like ‘raccoon eyes’. To stop the smudging, a waterproof eyeliner is a must. An even better option is a kohl eyeliner, like Annabelle’s Stay Sharp Waterproof Kohl Eyeliner. The kohl formula is ophthalmologist tested and safe for use in the waterline, plus is smudgeproof for up to 12 hours.
Sneezing and using tissues constantly can leave your nose raw and red. Before applying any concealer or foundation, use the green shade from NYX Cosmetics’ Colour Correcting Palette to target areas of redness on the face: it will effectively neutralize the red colour. If the redness has spread further than just your nose, consider switching from a clear primer to this Green Colour Correcting Liquid Primer from NYX, and apply all over the face.
A stuffed up nose can cause you to breathe more through your mouth, which in turn can make your lips very dry and chapped. Keep a tube of RoC’s Enydrial Repairing Lip Care Balm on-hand to help protect and moisturize throughout the day. The balm is also formulated to minimise the risk of allergies, so your already sensitive lips won’t become further irritated.
Instead of slathering on moisturizer throughout the day, use a refreshing mist like Youngblood’s Minerals in the Mist in Relax to soothe allergy flare-ups. The calming blend of lavender and vanilla infused with mineral nutrients and vitamins will refresh, protect and hydrate the skin for a healthy, radiant complexion.
Wedding season is almost here! Today, our Beauty Expert Simer will walk you through a gorgeous wedding makeup tutorial, using affordable, high performance products from Kiss Pro. Whether you’re a bride, bridesmaid or wedding guest, this pretty and neutral-toned look will pair perfectly with virtually any wedding outfit, and will stay put from the vows until the very last dance.
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Fashion Magazine has just unveiled their 15th annual Reader’s Choice Beauty Awards for 2017! Readers voted on their favourite beauty products in several categories: hair, makeup, skincare, fragrance, body and nails. This year, our Beauty Advisors were thrilled to see many of their London Drugs Beauty favourites made the list! Below, they have compiled all of the 2017 Beauty Awards winners that are available at London Drugs, so the next time you’re shopping in the beauty department, you’ll know exactly which products are the best of the best.
Eyeshadow (Under $20)
Concealer (under $15)
Eyeliner (Under $15)
Highlighter (Under $15)
Lip Gloss (Under $15)
Lipstick (Under $15)
Mascara (Under $15)
Tinted Moisturizer (Under $20)
Garnier Skin Renew BB Cream Miracle Skin Perfector
Body Lotion (Under $12)
Body Scrub (Under $10)
Body Wash (Under $7)
Body Wash (Over $7)
Hair Removal Product
Hand Cream (Under $20)
Self-Tanner (Under $20)
Self-Tanner (Over $20)
Cleanser (Under $15)
Exfoliator (Under $10)
Eye Cream (Under $40)
Makeup Remover (Under $15)
Makeup Remover (Over $15)
Moisturizer (Under $25)
Face Oil (Over $50)
Dry Shampoo (Under $10)
Home Hair Colour
Shampoo and Conditioner (Under $15)
Styling Product (Under $10)
Nail Polish (Under $11)