For most of us, fall signals the start of a new work year. It’s a perfect season for changes, and a great time to amp up your beauty routine as you prepare for the cold months ahead.
On that note, we picked our favourite 10 items from Shoppers Drug Mart that feature skincare, makeup and jewelry. We promise you that these products will brighten up even the dullest and greyest of days!
1. Quo Eye Shadow Palette
We absolutely adore the colours of these two palettes, available in Lunar Rainbow (soft neutrals and dark matte shades) and Fire Clay (brown, copper and neutral shades). There are tons of colours to play with, and each palette features 12 eye shadow pans and one double-sided brush. It’s an excellent on-the-go option, as the palette also includes a nicely sized mirror.
Retailing for $20 each.
2. Quo Matte Lipstick
Quo lipsticks always feel fabulous on the lips, as they have excellent moisturizing properties. This new range features three colours (Seduce, Addict and Date Night) that would work well for morning, afternoon or evening outings. The velvety finish will comfortably last throughout the day.
Retailing for $14 each.
3. Quo Brush Set with Magnetic Stand
We’ve reviewed Quo brushes in the past, but this set really stands out because of its magnetic stand that would perfectly display your brushes anywhere in the house! Apart from making your brushes look pretty, the stand will keep them longer in their original shape, and will prevent germ and makeup debris transfer between them.
Retailing at $55.
4. Life Brand Nourishing Hand Mask
This shea butter and avocado oil hand mask will immediately make your hands feel soft. Hypoallergenic, paraben-free and dermatologist tested, the mask is specifically formulated with intensely moisturizing ingredients, which reverse the effects of dryness and leave your hands feeling silky smooth. The mask also contains jojoba oil and sweet almond oil, which contribute to its exceptional moisturizing properties.
Retailing at $4.99.
5. Quo by Orly Breathable Nail Polish
Fall is a perfect time to take better care of your nails, and to make them look pretty too! We love this new range of polishes from Quo by Orly, and if you like gel nails then this is an excellent option for having your nails done in-between gel sessions. Our favourite colours are the light pink Grateful Heart, the soft grey Aloe, Goodbye, and the sparkly Soul Sister.
Retailing at $11.99 each.
6. No7 Primers
No skincare routine would be complete without a good primer, and our top choice from Shoppers Drug Mart is always from No7. There are three options to choose from this season: Airbrush Away Primer (an anti-aging product that evens out skin tone, and will smooth lines and wrinkles), Airbrush Away Radiance Boosting Primer (a light-diffusing product that will leave the skin healthy and radiant) or Airbrush Away Pore Minimising Primer (an oil-free product that will help reduce shine and keep your skin smooth).
Retailing at $22 each.
7. Soap & Glory Body Wash and Lotion
Everything by Soap & Glory always has a fabulous Hollywood glam era feel. This range is no exception and we just love the pretty packaging it comes in. The names are fun too! Rich & Foamous creamy wash has a fabulous scent of almond, honey and oat. It’s a great way to have a spa-like experience at home, on a cold, rainy day. Make sure to follow that up with The Righteous Butter Body Lotion, which has hydrating properties and will soften your skin with shea, cocoa seed butter, sweet almond and rosehip seed oil. It’s lightweight, has a great scent and feels fabulous.
Retailing at $14 (body wash) and $16 (lotion).
8. Soap & Glory Bath Bombs
If you are looking for ultimate relaxation, spend the evening in a bath with Soap & Glory’s Fizz-a-Ball bath bombs. This new trio is available in Original Pink (the brand’s signature rose and bergamot to pamper you), Smoothie Star (in sweet vanilla musk to relax you) or Sugar Crush (in sweet lime zest to uplift you). The packaging is lovely too and makes the bath bombs look like small presents!
Retailing at $7 each.
9. GLISS Ultimate Repair Express Repair Conditioner
GLISS is an excellent choice for all your haircare needs. This particular product is particularly useful during drastic weather changes that are so common in fall. This conditioner’s formula features 3x Liquid Keratin that will repair damaged hair and replace any lost keratin. It will also deeply reconstruct your hair, making it instantly combable.
Retailing at $9.99.
10. Joe Fresh jewelry
No beauty routine would be complete without some jewelry! Once you sort out all of your skincare and makeup needs, make sure to pick a dainty pair of earrings, a statement necklace or a delicate ring to complement your look.