Kiss And Makeup

First off, a bit of housekeeping. You may have noted it’s May 1st, which usually means a new Find of the Month. Rest assured, that post is coming – I’m holding it off by a day simply because of some very exciting news and reveals from this month’s featured brand won’t be available till then. So to tide you over in the meantime, I have an equally great event and collection of gift ideas to profile.


With that in mind – how many of you know someone that’s been touched by cancer? I know several people – including young women like myself – and it isn’t pretty. Literally. Look Good Feel Better is an incredible not-for-profit organization that works with women, men, teens and children to help them overcome the physical, appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment. On Saturday, May 3, Shoppers Drug Mart stores across the nation will be hosting The Makeover Event. Tickets are $10, with $5 going to Look Good Feel Better and $5 for you to spend on product while perusing Shoppers Drug Mart’s amazing beauty lines. During these exclusive gala events, you’ll enjoy complimentary makeovers and skincare consultations while munching on delicious refreshments, taking home free samples, and maybe even walking away with a prize. All you have to do to snap up a ticket is speak with one of the beauty consultants in the Shoppers Drug Mart Beauty Boutique.


Shoppers Drug Mart Beauty Boutique

May I make a suggestion for how to spend that $5? How about a Mother’s Day gift for mom? Or a new treat to update your spring beauty routine? Or a prettifying palette for your sister or best friend’s birthday? No matter what, the Shoppers Drug Mart Beauty Boutique has you covered. Still need convincing? Here’s just a few of ideas of what’s in store:

philosophy spring 2014philosophy Hooray for Sorbet and Cake Me to Paradise Gift Sets – $31 each
Spring is in the air and you can always count on philosophy to deliver some fresh new scents to match the sunny mood we’re all feeling right now. Both of these gift sets are just hitting store shelves right now, and each features three of philosophy’s signature 3-in-1 bath products (shower gel, shampoo and bubble bath, oh my!) Whether you’re buying for a diehard philosophy fan or a newbie to the brand, they’ll flip for these two summery sets. Hooray for Sorbet channels a fruity, creamy cup of this delicious sweet treat – perfect for scrubbing up to greet the morning. Meanwhile Cake Me to Paradise combines the delicious fragrance of fresh-baked cupcakes with tropical scents like pina colada, strawberry daiquiri and mint mojito. At this price point, it’s an ideal gift for a good friend (or a lovely indulgence for yourself).

Katy Perry Killer Queen Oh So Sheer
Katy Perry Killer Queen Oh So Sheer 30 mL – $39
If you loved the original scrumptious, candy-laced incarnation of this fragrance by Katy Perry, then you’ll definitely want to snap up this limited time spinoff. Available exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart locations, this new twist is rich with summer berries like purple plum, mulberry, blackberry and elderberries, for a fresh, fruity scent. Of course, it wouldn’t be Katy Perry without a little sugar involved: caramel and liquid praline are also prominent, along with some soft floral undertones. The result is a scent that literally seems good enough to eat (only don’t, for real). The fab price makes it a cute gift for your niece or the Katy Perry fan in your life.

Quo Beauty Contest BoxQuo Beauty Contest Box – $30
One of the fun things about perusing Shoppers Drug Mart is the opportunity to check out their exclusive lines like Quo, which is always coming up with fun, limited-edition collections. For Mother’s Day they’ve launched a set of five new products, including the oh-so-pretty Beauty Contest Box pictured above. Perfect for traveling, this compact collection includes 13 cool-hued shadows, four cream liners to make your eyes pop, and two blushes. It’s an amazing bang for your buck and would surely make any mom glow just a little brighter upon opening (and using).

DuWop Bronze Rush
DuWop Cosmetics BronzeRush – $35
If you really pressed me, I’d probably tell you that DuWop is my favourite brand to buy from when browsing the shelves at Shoppers Drug Mart. It’s not available at other major beauty retailers, yet it carries really innovative, special products (their BrowWow palette alone is worth a look). I took a peek at some of their latest launches and this product caught my eye as a great go-to for ladies toting small purses or travel bags. Offering two gel-based cheek stains that can be mixed and matched to create your ideal shade, as well as an anti-orange bronzer, this is a great way to get that summer fresh glow in an instant.

Sally Hansen Salon Manicure PolishSally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure ‘Pastels on Point’ Collection – $8.95 each
The nail polish section of Shoppers Drug Mart makes it incredibly difficult to walk out without a new bottle or two in your shopping basket. And with prolific innovators like Sally Hansen constantly launching new collections, good luck not splurging on a bottle or two to craft the perfect at-home mani/pedi. The new Complete Salon Manicure line from Sally Hansen promises to deliver salon-level quality, with seven salon benefits in one easy-to-apply formulation. The softly hued, limited-edition Pastels on Point collection channels ballet slippers, lush bouquets of flowers, and the bright shades of a tropical landscape – making them an ideal pick to go with all those cute new spring clothes you’ve stocked up on.

shoppersdrugmartAll of these gift ideas are just a preview of what Shoppers Drug Mart carries in their Beauty Boutiques. If you haven’t paid one a visit in awhile, there is seriously no time like the present. The Makeover Event will be taking place this Saturday, May 3 so trot on down to your local Shoppers Drug Mart location to get the details of the event and your tickets! As a quick heads up, Look Good Feel Better is the charity you will be supporting if you visit stores in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and the Atlantic provinces. Stores in B.C. and Ontario will be in support of another equally awesome charity – so be sure to pop by, get your beauty on, and support a great cause.

As an extra bonus to you pretty people, I’m also giving away a $100 Shoppers Drug Mart gift card so you can stock up on all the beauty products you could ever need (for a month at least, right?) Here’s how to enter:

1) Tell me in the comments below by May 24, 2014 – What’s your favourite beauty brand at Shoppers Drug Mart? If you’re unfamiliar, check them out here.

2) Entries are limited to one per person / per email address / per household (or more if you score bonus entries). A random draw will be conducted on or around May 25, 2014 to select the winners, who will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen in their place.

3) Entries are limited to Canadians that have reached the age of majority in their province. Quebec is not eligible for this promotion.

4) Bonus Entry: Congrats early birds – if you catch this post before May 3rd and Tweet about The Makeover Event tagging @ShopprsDrugMart and @LGFBCanada, you can earn up to three bonus entries for each Tweet you share until May 4th. Just be sure to link back to your Tweets in individual comments below.

Keep your eyes peeled readers – there may be other ways to earn bonus entries into this fun giveaway as the month rolls on.


238 Responses to “Kiss And Makeup”
  1. Leah says:

    My fave beauty brand is Marc Jacobs

  2. Debbie Bashford says:

    Urban Decay is my favourite

  3. Taps says:

    My fav barbrand is Smashbox

  4. Grace says:

    My favourite brand at SDM is Benefit!

  5. Annie D says:

    My favourite brand is Clinique

  6. Annie D says:

  7. Lindsay S says:

    My favourite brand is Smashbox.

  8. kittypride says:

    Clinique is my favourite from Shopper’s Drug Mart

  9. Quo is my favourite beauty brand from Shoppers Drug Mart

  10. Holly says:

    I like Clinique.

  11. Sparkle says:

    Love perfume, my favourite brand is Balenciaga.

  12. cookie3 says:

    My favorite brand is Clinique!!

  13. ming says:

    My fav is Dior

  14. Sara Lima says:

    I think my fave brand is probably Essie! Love Essie ❤

  15. Deanna Barkley says:

    My favorite brand is Clinique!!

  16. Katie says:

    My favourite brand is Marc Jacobs

  17. Gail Wright says:

    Sally hansen is my favorite brand.

  18. May says:

    My favourite beauty brand at Shoppers Drug Mart is Benefit!

  19. Jeannie says:

    My favorite beauty brand is Benefit!

  20. Theresa Jones says:


  21. Linda D says:

    I like Smashbox.

  22. My Fav beauty brand is clinque

  23. Benefit is my fav brand!

  24. I tweeted the event

  25. Dianne Arsenault says:

    I like the Balea brand

  26. Susan says:

    I don’t’ really have a favourite brand as there are so many to choose from. I do like Essie nail polishes, and some of Lancome’s fragrances.

  27. Andrea Williams says:

    I like the Pur Minerals brand.

  28. nicoleroannef says:

    I quite like smashbox.

  29. nicoleroannef says:

    I tweeted

  30. linda paley says:

    L’Oreal – for overall diversity of products / quality + affordable

  31. Michelle Nesbitt says:

    Escada is my favourite.

  32. Joan G says:

    I use Clinique for most of my needs.

  33. Alison K says:

    My favourite beauty brand at Shoppers Drug Mart is L’OCCITANE

  34. Alison K says:

    Bonus Entry #1: Tweeted about The Makeover Event tagging @ShopprsDrugMart and @LGFBCanada

  35. nikki robak says:

    my favorite is clinque

  36. GARRY S says:


  37. Susan T. says:

    There are so many brands that I love but I’ll have to pick Pürminerals since I use their powder every day!

  38. I LOVE Revlon!
    rebthecatsitter at gmail dot com

  39. I discovered Vichy Aqualia Thermale line a few years ago, and have been using it since they’re very friendly to sensitive skin and I appreciate the quality from France. I also use Avene for their spa spray, also made in France with a focus on sensitive skin. I love Lise Watier’s Lift & Firm line, blushes, concealer & lip balm/exfoliator from Germany. The beauty associate at Shoppers Drug Mart introduced me to Cover FX for my primers/foundation/concealer when I was looking for something that didn’t have parabens. These brands have worked for my skin care and makeup as quality comes first before style or price.

  40. Kevin B says:

    My fav is Biotherm

  41. Evan says:

    Fave brand @ Shoppers is Biotherm. Thank you & have a good day.

  42. Retweeted by Catharine Morgan
    Shoppers Drug Mart ‏@ShopprsDrugMart 15h
    Help us celebrate the #sdmbeautygala May 3rd with our Beauty Basket Giveaway! R&R:

  43. Louise Gilbert says:

    my favorite is Elizabeth Arden

  44. Darlene Boyle says:


  45. Clarins is my favorite product, it really does wonders for my skin

  46. D. Parker says:

    Burberry Brit is my fav. 🙂

  47. Crystal Kordalchuk says:

    KATY PERRY but only b/c of her new perfume! In LOVE with it!

  48. Nicole Segal says:

    I absolutely love Benefit products. Fun packaging, and incredible quality.

  49. Patricia says:

    I really like Biotherm products

  50. Paula says:

    I love Neostrata.

  51. Linda says:

    I like Clinique.

  52. Chelsey says:

    Smashbox is my fav.

  53. Laura says:

    Love Marc Jacobs

  54. Julie F says:

    I love Guerlain but it is so expensive!

  55. Lynda Tomkinson says:

    I love smashbox. and for hair they are the only one around here to carry Splat 🙂

  56. Marsha says:

    I love SmashBox.!

  57. Jessica says:

    Clinique is my favourite beauty brand at Shoppers Drug Mart

  58. aclily19 says:

    DONNA KARAN is my favourite

  59. Heather Ritz says:


  60. Annie D says:

  61. Francine says:

    Lise Watier is my favourite

  62. Linda A says:


  63. Melissa says:

    My favourite beauty brand is Nivea.

  64. Sherry K says:

    I like No. 7

  65. Lisa S says:

    I love the Quo line.. Great quality products

  66. Susanne B. says:


  67. Janet says:

    Balea brand is great quality and always a winner for me!

  68. Maria Goulart says:

    Burts Bees is my fave!

  69. Donna L. says:

    My fave is Stila

  70. Monika Hollingworth says:

    I enjoy Stila cosmetics very much!

  71. tammy ta says:

    my favourite is cover girl

  72. burberry is my fav beauty brand at sdm

  73. Alison K says:

    Bonus Entry #2: Tweeted about The Makeover Event tagging @ShopprsDrugMart and @LGFBCanada

  74. Carole Dube says:

  75. Carole Dube says:

    I love Guerlain

  76. Darlene Tuling says:

    My favourite brand, at SDM, is Stila.

  77. Debbie Bashford says:

    Tweet #3

  78. I love Pur Minerals

  79. Lana says:

    my favourite is Clinque.

  80. Jessica P says:

    I love Pur Minerals!!

  81. Jenn says:


  82. Julie G. says:

    I like Cover Girl products.

  83. Dianne leib says:

    Lise Watier

  84. Kim M says:

    I like Cover Girl products

  85. MK Alexander says:

    Urban Decay! They have a ton of fun eyeshadow colours and fantastic primers. And Clarins is really nice for skin care.

  86. Mary Jaglowitz says:

    I enjoy pur mineral products

  87. diane p says:

    Clarins is my favourite.

  88. Janet M says:

    I really like Quo products. They always feel so good.

  89. diane p says:

  90. Missy Avey says:

    Oh I love Quo!

  91. Sandra H says:

    My faves are Clinique & Calvin Klein

  92. ellen chevarie says:

    my favorite is Elizabeth Arden

  93. Chelsea V. says:

    My favourite brand would have to be Sally Hansen. I love their nail polishes. They go on thickly (no second required), they dry quickly & they don’t chip easily! 🙂

  94. intensev5 says:

    Pur Minerals

  95. mcmc says:

    Benefit is my go to brand at SDM

  96. Elaine R says:

    Loreal- for their makeup and hair color products.

  97. 409cope says:

    I like Soap & Glory the most.

  98. Heather Swanson says:


  99. Beth St says:

    I like Stila at Shopper’s.

  100. Pamalot says:

    MY fave is the purminerals.

  101. Pamalot says:

  102. Gizele says:

    My favourite brand is Marcelle.

  103. Karen says:

    Dolce and Gabbana is my fav fragrance. The light sensual notes make me feel like I’m on a romantic holiday in Italy.

  104. CLC says:

    I’m a Clinique fan.

  105. Mary G. says:

    My favorite beauty brand at Shoppers is Elizabeth Arden 🙂

  106. linnett says:

    My favorite is Quo, thanks

  107. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    My favourite brand at Shoppers is Gucci. Thanks for the great giveaway 🙂

  108. Sandi Tymchuk says:

    I like the PurMinerals line.

  109. zahra premji says:

    PÜRMINERALS is my fav beauty brand as it works well on my sensitive skin

  110. 4seasonsmom says:

    I love a variety of brands, I am a big fan of Shoppers Drug mart and it’s always my first go to store.

  111. I’m becoming fond of Benefit. They have fab and fun make up and colours.

  112. Florence C says:

    M beauty brand at Shoppers is Clarins

  113. lorna says:

    My favourite is Quo.

  114. Patrick Miller says:

    Have always liked Clinique

  115. Valerie Gibson says:

    Dior is my favourite

  116. lucy kabatoff says:

    I love QUO

  117. truckerofbc says:

    My wife really loves Pur Minerals

  118. Jenny says:

    I love Benefit cosmetics! Their packaging is always so adorable too!

  119. Steph Bkn says:

    Love Pur Minerals products!!!

  120. Linda svarovsky says:

    Sally hansen pastels

  121. pat h says:

    marc jacob products are nice

  122. Crystal Englot says:

    I love a large variety or brands but I would have to say that my favorite is Marc Jacobs!

  123. I like their Quo brand

  124. racheal william says:

    my favourite brand at SDM is GOSH!!

  125. Debbie H says:

    I adore Dior!

  126. Chris says:

    Gotta go with Clinique products!

  127. sschool2010 says:

    My favourite brand is TAYLOR SWIFT as I have her perfume and love it! (Suzi)

  128. Rekha says:

    I love Sally Hansen for nail products, but am pleased as punch to purchase CoverFX from Shoppers. I feel I look flawless when I wear it!

  129. Audrey Skinner says:

    My favorite brand at SDM is Estee Lauder.

  130. micrapol says:

    I love so many of the brands that Shoppers carries (which is why it’s one of my favourite places to shop), especially L’Occitane and Lancome!

  131. I love Shoppers, so many fab brands to choose from. My favorite is Benefit! Their products are so much fun and I love their packaging.

  132. Rebecca Nguyen says:


  133. lisa bolduc says:

    i like clinque

  134. Dawn walsh says:

    my favorite brand is Stila

  135. beewbedard says:

    love the benefit products

  136. nicolthepickle says:

    I’m a fan of Revlon eye makeup.

  137. Marin Bird says:

    I always buy Cover girl.

  138. Glogirl says:

    My favourite brand is Lise Watier.

  139. sjct says:

    Cover girl is totally my favorite.

  140. crescenza2 says:

    My favourite brand is Biotherm.

  141. Jacquie Hess says:

    I am a fan of Philosophy. It smells great.

  142. edmontonjb says:

    I think Benefit is my favorite


  143. BlessedTA says:


  144. Victoria Ess says:

    I love ArtDeco!

  145. Edith Rennes says:

    Definitely Clinique

  146. my current fave brand is burts bees

  147. Betty S says:

    My favourite brand is Clinque.

  148. katydidit21 says:

    I love purminerals for my base makeup and certainly love benefit for their innovative products.

  149. kathy wilson says:


  150. Kayla Gilbert says:

    I love their Quo brand! They are cheaper, but yet still good quality.

  151. Dal Legault says:

    Marc jacobs

  152. Brenda Penton says:

    My favourite beauty brand at Shopper’s Drug Mart is Essence

  153. Jo B says:

    My favourite lipstick brand is Revlon. So many beauty products to chose from.

  154. Biotherm and Clinique are nice. I prefer Cover Girl and Maybeline products myself, with some Oil of Olay items as well.

  155. Nicole Judge says:


  156. Rizah Hodzic says:


  157. Dreena says:

    My favourite beauty brand at Shopper’s is Elizabeth Arden.

  158. mousecat says:

    My favourite beauty brand at Shopper’s is Biotherm!

  159. Sally says:

    I like Maybelline, its reasonably priced

  160. Marlene says:


  161. Angela Mitchell says:

    My favourite brand that Shoppers Drug Mart carries is Pur Minerals.

  162. Vu Nguyen says:

    I’d say Clinique

  163. Sara says:


  164. Sian-Hoe says:


  165. Vichy products for me!

  166. Janice Lewis says:

    Love the Quo makeup actually!

  167. Anne says:

    Clinique would have my vote

  168. Van says:



    My favorite beauty brand is L’Oreal Paris 🙂 they make soooo many affordable and good products! My absolute favorite product they make is L’Oreal Paris Infallible- full coverage, light wear cover-up 🙂

  170. janicour says:

    BIOTHERM, my brand.

  171. George M says:

    I always prefer benefit.

  172. Sunshine G says:

    I’m a Clinque or Estee Lauder girl, but also love Olay.

  173. Erika R. says:

    My favorite brand is Benefit 🙂

  174. Matty says:


  175. Sarah N. says:

    I’ve always liked Quo.

  176. joyce s. says:

    I like quo.

  177. Vicki says:

    Sally Hansen nail polish, can’t beat it

  178. Francis L says:


  179. M Saunders says:

    Quo for me

  180. Erwin K says:


  181. Su Yin Lim says:

    Clinique is my favourite

  182. aly3360 says:

    My favourite brand is SMASHBOX

    ayoung3360 (at) hotmail (dot) com

  183. Laura says:

    I’ve always liked clinique

  184. Nicole B says:

    My fave is biotherm

  185. Jason M says:

    I like Shiseido.

  186. Que says:

    My fave brand at Shoppers Drug Mart is Stila Cosmetics!

  187. Jessica C says:

    I prefer Lancome but love other rands as well.

  188. Lori says:

    Benefit is my fav!

  189. Kian Le Wong says:

    Quo is my go-to line.

  190. Rebecca N says:

    My preference is Clinique

  191. Joan Brown says:

    My favourite brand is Clinique, I also like stila.

  192. Khai Lam says:


  193. Lisa Neutel says:

    My fave Make up brand at Shoppers Drug mart is L’Oreal Paris

  194. Jerald C says:


  195. My favourite beauty brand at Shoppers Drug Mart is L’OCCITANE!

  196. julia g says:

    My favourite makeup brand at Shoppers Drug Mart is Stila.

  197. Jennifer I. says:

    I am a fan of Quo

  198. stacey h says:

    i get my Lancome foundation from SDM, i always check out the Benefit, but haven’t purchased yet

  199. P Nguyen says:


  200. Laura C says:

    I’ve always loved the Quo products at Shoppers Drug Mart – always a good bet!

  201. Tina L. says:

    My favourite is Clinique.

  202. Nancy B. says:

    My favourite brand is Clinique.

  203. Carol M says:

    My favourite is Quo

  204. Wanda Bergman says:

    Clinique is my favourite Shoppers Drug Mart brand. It’s always worked best for me.

  205. kira says:

    My favorite beauty brand at Shoppers is Clinique, and also Smashbox is very good.

  206. Heather A says:

    My favourite is Smashbox.

  207. Lori P says:

    Clinique’s my favourite!

  208. eleanor says:

    My favourites are Philosophy and Biotherm

  209. Nancy says:


  210. I adore philosophy!

  211. Sylvia says:

    I like Clinique.

  212. D.Petch says:

    I really like anything from Philosophy!

Check out what others are saying...
  1. […] entry into my Shoppers Drug Mart giveaway – tell me in the comments below, would you be interested in checking out this […]

Tell me what you think...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: