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 31st, 2017

Earth Month Beauty: Eco-Friendly Makeup Tutorial

We’re celebrating Earth Month with an entirely eco-friendly makeup tutorial! Our Beauty Advisor Sara will show you how to create a beautiful everyday makeup look, using products from some of her favourite eco-friendly makeup brands, including Emani, Youngblood, Burt’s Bees and more. Watch the video to learn why makeup refills are a sustainable beauty choice, and which brands have 100% natural ingredients and other environmental benefits.

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March 3rd, 2017

L’Oreal Infallible Paints Makeup Tutorial

L’Oreal has just launched an exciting and bright new collection, Infallible Paints! The collection includes everything from bold hues of liquid lipstick to eye-catching eyeliners, eyeshadows and even a highly pigmented blush palette: everything you need for fun spring and summer beauty looks. In this tutorial, our Beauty Advisor Sara will walk you through a colourful makeup look using some of her favourite L’Oreal Infallible Paints products.

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January 27th, 2017

Lunar Luxe: Usher in Lunar New Year with these Beauty Picks

Our Beauty Advisors wish you good fortune and happiness in the Year of the Rooster. To help you ring in the bright and beautiful new year in style, they have curated a selection of radiant beauty products worthy of celebration. Summon prosperity with joyful reds and lucky golds in the form of luxe skincare, makeup and fragrance. Indulge yourself in a celebratory splurge, or gift to family and friends!

 

Shiseido Eudermine Revitalizing Essence

The colour red promises to bring good fortune and joy in the new year, and this bottle of revitalizing essence from Shiseido will certainly make your skin look joyful. The treatment lotion conditions the skin, revitalizing it, and leaving your complexion feeling as soft as a flower petal with a radiating glow.

 
Shiseido Perfect Rouge Lipstick

Nothing is more fitting to wear in celebration than the perfect red lipstick. Shiseido’s line of Perfect Rouge Lipsticks are richly pigmented and come in a range of red shades so you can find the perfect match for your unique skintone.

 

Lancôme Miracle Eau de Parfum Spray

Start off the new year with a fresh new scent! Lancôme’s Miracle Eau de Parfum is a vibrant, sparkling fragrance that opens like the dawning of a new day with notes of Lychee and Freesia. At its heart, notes of Magnolia, Jasmine, Ginger and Pepper spice things up, while warm base notes of Amber and Musk envelop the senses.

 

Lancôme Absolue

This line of opulent gold skincare products make a luxe gift or a special treat for yourself. Choose the Absolue Premium BX Replenishing Rejuvenating Day Cream, and it will help to deeply replenish moisture and improve the skin’s firmness and luminosity around the delicate eye area.

 

Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Replenishing Cleansing Oil

Achieve a bright, radiant complexion thanks to this replenishing cleansing oil. Its nourishing formula with omega 3, 6, 9 and vitamin E will remove all impurities and makeup, leaving your skin feeling clean, soft and smooth.

 

 

Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Serum

Science will be on your side with these golden capsules from Elizabeth Arden. They hold the restorative power of Ceramides and essential lipids to help strengthen the skin’s barrier against the visible signs of time: fine lines and wrinkles.

 

Bioderma

Put your best face forward by making skincare a priority this year. Try Bioderma’s Hydrabio line: it will pamper your face with a generous dose of hydration, while also creating a glowing, smooth base for makeup application.

 

As a special Lunar New Year celebration, receive a gift with purchase, with a minimum $30 purchase of Bioderma products. This offer is in-store only.

 

From January 27th to 29th, you’ll also save $18 with a minimum $88 purchase of any London Drugs cosmetics. Click here to shop this exclusive Lunar New Year offer.

 



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!

Products Featured:

 

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December 26th, 2016

Glitter & Glam New Year’s Eve Makeup Tutorial + Enter For Your Chance to WIN!

Go glam and make a statement this New Year’s Eve! Beauty Advisor Suman is here to help you get into the party spirit with a glittery makeup look. It’s perfect for ringing in the New Year in style. Featuring Lise Watier’s gorgeous Simply Nudes Eyeshadow Palette and glimmering Smokey Gold liner, your eyes will be sparkling all night!

Products Featured:

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Contest:

Love Suman’s look for NYE? You can enter for your chance to WIN all of the products featured in this video and recreate the look for your New Year’s Eve!

Here’s how to enter:

  1. Follow @LDBeauty_ on Instagram
  2. Tag your friends who you’re excited to spend the last night of 2016 with.

Contest closes at 11:59pm PST on December 28th, 2016. One winner will be chosen at random out of all entries. See full rules and regulations here.

Good luck, beauties!



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

highlighter

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!



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