April 19th, 2017

Essentials Every Beauty Lover Needs for Festival Season

Festival season is officially in full swing! If you’re a beauty lover planning a getaway to your favourite music retreat, there are a few essentials you’ll want to pack in your bag. Our Beauty Advisors have hand-picked the best products to help you feel fresh and fabulous, even while you’re ‘roughing it’ to see your favourite bands.

 

John Frieda Luxurious Volume – Volume Refresh Dry Shampoo

Luxuriously long showers won’t necessarily be an option, but you can still keep your hair looking fresh in between washes. This dry shampoo from John Frieda will help to absorb oil and turn lackluster locks into salon-caliber, natural looking volume! Our Beauty Advisors recommend lifting hair in sections, then spraying at the roots in short, quick bursts. Use fingers to blend the fine powder into the hair.

 

 

Klorane Biodegradable Make-up Remover Wipes

Swap out your cotton pads and liquid makeup remover for something easier: make-up remover wipes. These wipes from Klorane require no rinsing, making them the ideal choice for festivals where running water isn’t close by. Plus, they’re biodegradable: perfect for your outdoor adventures!

 

Marcelle City Tinted Cream SPF 25

It’s best to avoid thick, cakey foundations on festival trips. Instead, opt for something with natural-looking coverage that will feel more comfortable on skin throughout the day. Marcelle’s new City Tinted Cream is lightweight with just a hint of correcting colour. Plus, it has the benefit of SPF to protect skin against UVB rays throughout the day.

 

 

Biotherm Deo Pure Invisible 48 Hour Antiperspirant Spray

Feeling fresh and clean isn’t something usually associated with festival season, thanks to dusty grounds and infrequent showers. Keep a bottle of this antiperspirant spray on hand for a quick burst of floral freshness that lasts 48 hours! Don’t worry about white marks or yellow stains, the formula is invisible.

 

 

Colorista Semi-Permanent Colour

Before you take off on your festival trip, why not up your hair game? Colorista’s new Semi-Permanent Colour washes out in 4-10 shampoos, making it a fun, temporary choice for your getaway. There are 7 shades for bleached or light blonde hair, and 4 shades for brunettes who don’t want to bleach. Go all out or flirt with colour by customizing your look!

 

MaskerAide All Eyes on Me Hydrating Eye Gels

Long nights at concerts mean mornings will be a bit tough. Take just a few minutes to give your tired eyes some TLC by applying MaskerAide’s Eye Gels under your eyes. The gels are packed with super hydrating, brightening and firming ingredients to help soothe, de-puff and diminish the look of dark circles.

 

Mineral Fusion 3-in-1 Colour Stick

Keep your makeup stash to a minimum by choosing products that do double (or in this case, triple) duty! Our Beauty Advisors recommend taking along Mineral Fusion’s 3-in-1 Colour Stick, to add some colour to cheeks, eyes and lips. The lightweight formula will add a subtle shimmer and pretty glow to any complexion, no brush necessary.

 

 

L’Oreal Infallible Paints Eyeshadow

For a fun splash of colour that will last all day, make sure L’Oreal’s brand new Infallible Paints Eyeshadow is in your bag. No makeup brushes are needed for application: our Beauty Advisors suggest using the included applicator or your fingers to apply the cream shadow. Feeling adventurous? Get creative and combine multiple colours, or keep it simple with just a swipe of colour. Once it’s dry, the shadow won’t smudge all day.

 

 

Maybelline Volum’ Express The Colossal Big Shot Waterproof Mascara

Waterproof mascara is a must. Whether sun or rain is in the forecast, it’s best to have a mascara you can trust won’t melt or run. This new fully loaded volume mascara from Maybelline comes in a waterproof formula that will boost your lashes, while defying the elements.

 

 

Mineral Fusion Hydration Mist

Long days outside in the sun may leave your skin feeling dry and dehydrated. Keep a bottle of this hydration mist close by for a quick spritz throughout the day to refresh the skin. Chamomile, white tea, burdock root and sea kelp will soothe and nourish while defending the skin against free radical damage.

 



April 12th, 2017

Fashion Magazine Reader’s Choice Beauty Awards 2017

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.

MAKEUP

Eyeshadow (Under $20)

CoverGirl truNAKED Eyeshadow Palette

 

Concealer (under $15)

CoverGirl Ready Set Gorgeous Concealer

 

Eyeliner (Under $15)

Maybelline EyeStudio Master Precise Ink Pen Eyeliner

 

Highlighter (Under $15)

Maybelline Face Studio Strobing Stick

 

Lip Gloss (Under $15)

CoverGirl Colorlicious Oh Sugar Lip Balm

 

Lipstick (Under $15)

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick

 

Mascara (Under $15)

Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara

 

Tinted Moisturizer (Under $20)

Garnier Skin Renew BB Cream Miracle Skin Perfector

for Combination to Oily Skin – Light to Medium, Medium to Dark

BODY

 

Body Lotion (Under $12)

Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion

 

Body Scrub (Under $10)

Dove Gentle Exfoliating Body Wash

 

Body Wash (Under $7)

Dove Deep Moisture Bodywash

 

Body Wash (Over $7)

Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Body Wash

 

Deodorant

Secret Scent Expressions Crystal Clear Gel Anti-Perspirant in Ooh-la-la Lavender

 

Hair Removal Product

Gillette Venus Razor Swirl

 

Hand Cream (Under $20)

Aveeno Intense Relief Hand Cream

 

Self-Tanner (Under $20)

Jergens Natural Glow +Firming Daily Moisturizer – Medium, Medium to Tan

 

Self-Tanner (Over $20)

St. Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Mousse

 

FACE

Acne Product

Neutrogena Oil Free Wipes in Pink Grapefruit

 

Cleanser (Under $15)

Neutrogena All-in-One Makeup Removing Cleansing Wipes

 

Exfoliator (Under $10)

St. Ives Medicated Apricot Scrub

 

Eye Cream (Under $40)

Olay Eyes Ultimate Eye Cream

 

Lip Balm

Burt’s Bees Beeswax Lip Balm

 

Makeup Remover (Under $15)

Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water

 

Makeup Remover (Over $15)

Lancome Bi-Facil Double-Action Eye Makeup Remover

 

Moisturizer (Under $25)

Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream

 

Face Oil (Over $50)

Clarins Blue Orchid Face Treatment Oil

 

FRAGRANCE

Men’s Fragrance

Giorgio Armani Acqua Di Gio Homme Eau De Toilette Spray

 

HAIR

Dry Shampoo (Under $10)

Batiste Dry Shampoo Original

 

Hair Tool

Conair Infiniti Pro Curl Secret

 

Home Hair Colour

L’Oreal Root Cover Up Temporary Grey Concealer Spray

 

Shampoo and Conditioner (Under $15)

Pantene Pro-V Daily Moisture Renew Shampoo & Conditioner

 

Styling Product (Under $10)

Garnier Fructis Style Hold & Flex Ultimate Control Spray

 

NAILS

Nail Polish (Under $11)

Essie Gel Setter Top Coat



March 4th, 2017

Spring into Beauty with Garnier and LD Beauty

Join us March 4th and March 18th, between 11–5pm, as we shine a spotlight on some of our go-to Garnier products!

Enjoy samples of Whole Blends & Garnier skincare products as well as coupons for Whole Blends, Nutrisse, Garnier skincare and Ombrelle suncare.

Here are our participating London Drugs locations:

 



January 31st, 2017

Enter for your chance to win one of these COLAB Dry Shampoos!

These COLAB Dry Shampoos are definitely some of our good hair day go-tos!

Want to win one? Enter for your chance to win by:

      1. Heading to this post on our Twitter feed
      2. Giving it a Retweet
      3. Following @LDBeauty_

3 winners will be chosen at random to receive 1 COLAB Dry Shampoo bottle, announced on February 4, 2017, on Twitter and will receive a DM from us. Contest closes Feb 3. See rules and regulations here. 



November 15th, 2016

#ShareYourHair For A Chance To Win!

Share a pic of your hair with a Goody hair product on Instagram or Twitter, using the hashtag #ShareYourHairLD for a chance to win a Goody gift basket!

Here’s how to enter for a chance to win:

1. Follow @LDBeauty on Instagram or Twitter or follow @LondonDrugs on Instagram or Twitter
2. Share a photo of your hair using your favourite Goody hair product, with the hashtag #ShareYourHairLD

Contest closes at 4:59PM PST Wednesday, November 30, 2016. The winner will be chosen at random. One winner will be chosen from all Twitter entries. See rules and regulations here.



October 14th, 2016

Suicide Squad’s Harley Quinn: Halloween Makeup Tutorial

Harley Quinn from the Suicide Squad is going to be one of the hottest Halloween costumes this year, and for a beauty lover, it’s a really fun look to recreate! In this video, our Beauty Blogger Britta will give you tips on how to get Harley’s signature pink and blue hair, and walk you through a full Harley Quinn makeover, from her matching pink and blue eyes to her facial tattoos.

Products Featured:

HAIR

FACE

EYES

LIPS

 

Subscribe to London Drugs on YouTube and stay tuned for more beauty videos!

 



April 21st, 2016

Festival Season Beauty Essentials

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The season of music festivals is upon us! If you’ve managed to snag tickets and are now in the process of planning your outfits, hair and makeup, our Beauty Advisors have some tips for what to bring – aside from floral crowns, combat boots and crochet crop tops.

 

conair brush

 

The Conair Infiniti Pro Ultimate Brush

Access to electricity may not be widely available during the festival, so having wireless hair tools is key. The wireless battery-operated Conair Infiniti Pro Ultimate Brush tames static and frizzy hair using ion technology, so you can keep fly-aways at bay.

 

 

fekkai

 

The Fekkai Blowout Hair Refresher Dry Shampoo

Let’s be honest, access to showers at festivals is a luxury. Use Fekkai’s Blowout Hair Refresher Dry Shampoo to skip a wash and give your hair an instant refresh. The dry shampoo will absorb dirt and oil so your hair will look and smell freshly done!

 

 

 

marcelle mascara

 

The Marcelle Waterproofing Mascara Topcoat

With back-to-back concerts and parties, your makeup will be put to the test. To avoid the dreaded melting mascara, swipe Marcelle’s Waterproofing Mascara Topcoat over your favourite regular mascara once dry.

 

 

 

laroche

The La Roche-Posay Effaclar BB Blur – SPF 24

A lightweight coverage BB cream is the best way to give your face natural looking coverage that won’t get cakey and melt in the sun. La Roche-Posay’s Effaclar BB Blur not only gives light coverage, but it also minimizes excess shine and offers SPF 24 to protect your face from the sun throughout the day.

 

 

 

vichy

 

The Vichy Idéal Soleil XL Sunscreen Cream – SPF 60

Spending all day under the hot sun with little to no shade means you’ll need to re-apply sunscreen every couple hours to stay protected. Vichy’s Idéal Soleil XL Sunscreen Cream has a fast-drying non-sticky texture that can be applied on face and body, offering both UVA and UVB protection.

 

 

e.l.f.

 

The e.l.f. Studio Lip Balm SPF 15

Don’t forget to protect your lips with SPF too.  A tinted lip balm with SPF, like e.l.f.’s Studio Lip Balm will give your lips a flush of natural-looking colour, while also soothing and protecting them from harmful sun rays.

 

 

 

cargo

The Cargo Swimmables Water Resistant Bronzer

You’ll look like a bronzed festival goddess all day long with Cargo’s Swimmables Water Resistant Bronzer. The longwearing formula withstands perspiration, so you can rock a healthy summer glow without having to fuss with re-application throughout the day.

 

 

YB refresh

 

The Youngblood Minerals in the Mist – Refresh

Long days with little sleep and lots of sun mean your skin will likely be begging for a pick-me-up. Give your face a quick spritz of Youngblood’s Minerals in the Mist Refresh to soothe tired skin and give a refreshing boost of moisture to your face.

 

 

 

bioderma wipesThe Bioderma Sensibio H2O Wipes

These makeup wipes from Bioderma are non-rinse: perfect for quickly wiping off makeup & cleansing skin after a long festival day, especially when you don’t have easy access to running water.

 



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