Stepping into summer with a few of our favourite picks from Shoppers Drug Mart

July 30, 2018

Summer is finally here! It’s hot, humid and the perfect time to head to the pool or the beach. These beautiful sunny days, however, can also imply a real beauty nightmare: think frizzy hair, leaking makeup and daily sunburns. But … never fear, we have you covered!

Check out some of our favourite beauty picks that will help make each of your summer days fulfilling and fun.

Quo Summer Collection Brush Set

This set is truly stunning and our all-time-favourite item this season. Quo is well-known for its beautiful brushes and cosmetic bags, and this particular limited-edition collection is no exception. It features eight brushes with custom iridescent handles, and a prismatic silver cosmetic bag. The brushes will turn you from a makeup user to a makeup pro, as they will meet all your cosmetic needs, be it for powder, blush, foundation, eye shadow, shader or concealer application. There is also a crease-blender brush and even a liner/brow one.

Retailing at $60 for the set.


Joe Fresh Matte Cushion Lipsticks

Shaped like crayons, these lipsticks are easy and quick to apply. Available in seven colours that are a lovely reflection of this season’s vibes (Rose Pink, Sweet Melon, Berry Red, Exotic Bloom, Toffee, Tulip and Wisteria), this lipstick range features a lightweight formula with colour pigments that are infused with Vitamin E to help saturate lips with a matte finish.

Retailing at $12 each.


Joe Fresh Stay All Day Setting Spray

This long-lasting setting spray will lock in your makeup for extended wear, which is perfect on hot and humid days. The spray will quickly become “a must” in your daily routine, and serve as the last step in your makeup application.

Retailing at $10.


No7 Early Defence Glow Activating Serum

The newest addition to the No7 Early Defence range, this lightweight serum delivers glowing, healthier skin in just seven days! Among its key ingredients are vitamin C and ginseng, which restore radiance and leave the skin energized and glowing. This product will also calm skin’s reactivity to internal stressors, protect skin from environmental stressors (like pollution), and promote skin’s cell renewal process to unclog pores and increase radiance.

Retailing at $31.

Sunthera3 Mineral Sun Protection Lotion SPF 30

No summer would be complete without sunblock – after all, it’s very important to protect your skin from the harmful UV rays not just this season, but all year long! Enter Sunthera3. This sun protection lotion, available in SPF 30 and SPF 50, is made from naturally sourced minerals to reflect sun’s rays like a mirror. Bonus: it’s oil-free, fragrance-free, water resistant for 80 minutes and doesn’t contain oxybenzone.

Retailing at $12.99.


Joe Fresh Eye Shadow Palette in Rose Neutrals

This palette features 12 wonderful colours (both matte and shimmer) that would work well for any skin tone or eye colour. It’s compact and easy to pop into your purse, for use on-the-go. Perfect for summer travels.

Retailing at $14.


Quo Illuminating Drops

If you are looking to add a touch of glamour to your summer nights, make sure to try this incredible product. The Quo Illuminating Drops are available in Champagne Pearl and Radiant Bronze colours. They can either be applied directly to skin (for intense illuminating) or blended with your liquid foundation (for a subtle look). The bottle features a dropper-style applicator, so you can even mix the drops with your moisturizer, BB cream or primer.

Retailing at $20 each.


Stylize Hair Accessories

This summer, the Stylize accessory range is fun, practical and pretty. The scrunchies are paired with geometric charms, to add a funky touch to your look. Small and very portable, these products will quickly become your summer essentials.

Prices vary, depending on product.



göt2b Fresh It Up Dry Shampoo

This fabulous product is available in a variety of fresh scents: Cocoa Brown (tinted for brunette hair), Tropical Boost (for fine hair) and Clean & Refresh. This new dry shampoo features an all-day fragrance and, most importantly, doesn’t leave any white residue!

Retailing at $9.99.


GLISS Color Guard Express Repair Conditioner

Another gem from Schwarzkopf, this leave-in conditioning spray has anti-fading benefits, and focuses on ensuring colour vibrancy and instant hair combability. This range also contains liquid keratin to repair damaged hair from the inside out. It also has UVA and UVB filters that help seal and protect coloured, tinted or highlighted hair from fading. Perfect for all your summer hairstyling experimentation!

Retailing at $9.99.




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By Hannah Yakobi

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