beauty picks

Top Drugstore Beauty Picks 2017

You do not have to spend hundreds of dollars to look like a million bucks! Today I am sharing a few of my favourites which can be purchased at Shopper’s Drug Mart and other fine retailers across Canada.

Maybelline mascara

Maybelline: The Colossal Big Shot Mascara

I am always looking for the next big thing in mascaras – what products may work well for some may not work for others. My lashes are small, so for me the more impact the better! Maybelline’s Colossal Big Shot mascara instantly curls and defines my lashes in one swoop. I usually layer two coats for maximum drama! I purchased it for $11.99 CAD plus tax at my local Shopper’s Drug Mart.

loreal blake red

L’Oreal Exclusive Collection in Blake Red

Ever since her Gossip Girl days I have long been a fan of Blake Lively. I chatted a bit about this lipstick on Toronto Beauty Reviews here. It is still a staple in my beauty wardrobe as it is the perfect red to add elegance to an outfit. I must not be the only person loving it – as it is still sold in stores a year later. It can be purchased at Shopper’s Drug Mart or online for approximately $9 CAD plus tax.

Lip Lingerie NYX


I love NYX – their products perform well, are always releasing the most flattering and current colours and are sold at a reasonable price point. The liquid lipsticks from their Lip Lingerie collection is no exception. My favourite new colour that I picked up this week is EMBELLISHMENT, a brownish mauve shade that looks good with everything. It applies slightly darker than shown in the photo. It is great because it is deep enough to be rich but not too deep for those (like myself) who do not find dark colours the most flattering with my fair skin. It is the perfect shade paired with a light coloured wool trench and your favourite boots! It can be purchased for approximately $9.50 CAD plus tax at Shopper’s Drug Mart or online here.

Essie Gel Couture

Essie Gel Couture – “AT THE BARRE”

Many of those who know me well, know that long before I became a beauty blogger for Toronto Beauty Reviews and Joanna Pop, the one product I would buy more than enough of was Essie nail polish. I eventually had to start giving some away as I was not using it quick enough and did not want it to go to waste. That being said, I picked up a bottle from Essie’s Gel Couture line in the most perfect nude colour, “AT THE BARRE.” I like to sometimes go bright on lips. but rarely on fingernails. A neutral shade will pair well with any outfit and chips are also less obvious when you go with natural colours like nude. This can be purchased for approximately $13.99 at Shopper’s Drug Mart.

I hope you enjoyed hearing about my drug store beauty picks! I would love to hear about yours – either message me or comment below. Take care beauties!



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