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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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.
You 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.
With 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.
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.
Investing 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
To 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!
Between office Christmas parties and holiday entertaining with family and friends, there will be plenty opportunities to get glammed up this season! Our Beauty Advisor Sara takes us step-by-step through a classic yet festive makeup tutorial that’s perfect for the upcoming holiday party circuit. Plus, she’s sharing her tips for making sure your makeup stays put through every last social outing and soirée.
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Canadian personal style/beauty blogger and FLARE Magazine’s April cover girl Ania B. gives us an insider peek at what goes into her everyday skincare and beauty routine! Follow along with her in this GRWM (Get Ready With Me) tutorial to find out how she keeps her skin looking its best, and get her tips on how to achieve her signature smouldering eye look.
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Winter can be tough on the skin, creating dry patches and dullness. Beauty Vlogger Gerry of PBunnieP shows us her winter skincare routine for healthy glowing skin, plus she shares her tips for mastering the strobing trend, which will give your complexion an added boost of luminance.
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Our Beauty Advisors have eagerly been awaiting the start of fall to share with you the trendiest looks of the season, which graced the Fall/Winter 2015 runways earlier this year. Here are their go-to products and tips for re-creating these hot new make-up looks:
Your peepers are going to be the hit of every party with this trend from the runway of Carolina Herrera! Apply a touch of Annabelle Glitterama Liquid Eyeliner in Milky Way to the tips of your eyelashes for a sparkly accent that will give you a glamorous “frosted lashes” look. ($8.99 at LondonDrugs.com)
Don’t let that beautiful glow grow dull in the fall & winter months! Strobing is used similar to contouring, but only using a highlighter. Start with an overall glow by adding L’Oreal’s Magic Lumi Light Infusing Primer ($17.99 at LondonDrugs.com) to your foundation, and then use the NYX Illuminator in Ritualistic ($10.99 at LondonDrugs.com) as your highlighter. Apply to the bottom centre of your forehead, down the nose, across the top of your cheekbones, under your brow bones, above your cupid’s bow, and your chin.
Deep, dramatic shades of lip gloss and lipstick are must-haves for this fall – and we’re not just talking about a slightly deeper nude, we’re talking about dark, vampy shades that will draw all eyes to your pout. Not sure which shade to try? Our Beauty Advisors recommend the NYX Matte Lip Cream in Copenhagen ($9.99 at LondonDrugs.com) or any of the NYX Simply Vamp Lip Creams! ($8.99 at LondonDrugs.com)
At first it was the ever-classic cat-eye, but now a new kind of graphic liner is popping up on runways, and it’s far more daring than the last! Think top and bottom cat-eyes, broken lines, and angular strokes. Our Beauty Advisors suggest the easy-to-use NYX Super Skinny Eye Marker ($11.99 at LondonDrugs.com) to create multiple fine lines or graphic patterns, and the Prestige Make-Up Eraser Pen ($12.99 at LondonDrugs.com) for touch-ups and precise lines.
The summer heat can take a toll, causing your make-up to melt away and your hair to frizz in the humidity. These beauty products, hand-picked by London Drugs Beauty Advisors, will help keep your summer look fresh, even as the temperature climbs:
This natural mineral water facial spray is the easiest way to moisturize and refresh your skin on-the-go. Throw it in your purse and give your face a quick spritz to keep your skin looking fresh: even in the hottest heat wave. ($14.00 at LondonDrugs.com)
The heat can melt your mascara, leaving dark shadows underneath your eyes. Instead of foregoing your favourite regular mascara for a waterproof mascara, apply two swipes of the NYX Waterproof Mascara Top Coat. The top coat will make any mascara waterproof. ($10.99 at LondonDrugs.com)
Once you’re finished applying makeup, use this lightweight setting spray from NYX to make your makeup stay put. While it comes in both dewy finish and matte finish formulations, the matte finish setting spray is your best bet for fighting off shine during a heat wave. ($9.99 at LondonDrugs.com)
Heat and humidity can really do a number on your hair in the summertime, causing it to look frizzy. The Conair Ultimate Brush is powered with an anti-frizz ionic generator that releases ions directly into the hair to remove static and smooth the cuticle. The result is frizz free hair that’s beautifully shiny! The brush is wireless, which makes it perfect for tossing in your bag for frizz control on-the-go. ($39.99 at LondonDrugs.com)
In the summer heat, eyeshadows crease more easily and eyeliners tend to smudge. Start off with the right eye make-up base by applying e.l.f. Studio Eye Primer to the eyelids; this will set your eyeshadow so it won’t bleed or crease. You can even turn your favourite eyeshadow into a waterproof, smudge-proof liquid liner with the built-in felt tip precision eyeliner brush! ($3.99 at LondonDrugs.com)
To prevent the cakiness that can occur with powdered make-up, switch out your powder blush for a cream blush during summer. This cream-textured blush from Youngblood combines a shimmering glow with sheer, long-wearing colour that is perfect for outlasting the summer heat. The oil free formula even contains Vitamins C and E, Allantoin and Jojoba Esters that blend together to moisturize and protect the skin. ($32.00 at LondonDrugs.com)
Opt for a lip tint in summer to give your lips a nice flushed colour that is more comfortable than sticky glosses or heavy lipsticks. As an added bonus, the L’Oréal Colour Rich Balm also has SPF 15 to help protect your lips while you’re out in the sun. ($9.99 at LondonDrugs.com)
When temperatures rise, it’s time to put aside the heavy foundations and try a lightweight BB cream instead. You’ll find it far more comfortable throughout the day, and this La Roche-Posay BB Cream will also help moisturize, soothe and protect your skin. Your complexion will look unified, even and fresh! ($29.00 at LondonDrugs.com)