Thursday evening I went to the Shoppers Drug Mart Beauty Gala at the Spring Garden Road location and while I forgot to my camera to take photos at the actual event, I thought I would do a little recap anyway.
For those of you who have never been to one of the Shoppers Drug Mart Beauty Gala’s they can be quite fun. Your ticket costs $10 – $5 of that goes towards their Look Good Feel Better charity and the other $5 is your ticket. Your ticket includes a $5 coupon, a makeover and/or skin consultation, a goodie bag, snacks and an entry into their giveaways for more goodies.
There were three makeup artists to chose from for my makeover, one each representing Stila, Benefit and Lise Watier. I’ve tried a few Benefit items before, own one eye palette from Lise Watier but have never tried Stila. I would have loved to get my makeup done with any of the products but chose Lise Watier – I love that they’re a Canadian brand and I’ve been eyeing up their corrector palette for about six months, so I wanted to see it in action. My makeup artist was a delight to chat to and was excited when I told her that I wanted something colourful.
I like how this look photographs, though I didn’t like it as much in real life. I guess I just really know what I like when it comes to makeup, but that’s no fault of the artist’s, seems as I told her to have fun. I’ve realize I enjoy getting my makeup done, it’s fun to see what other people do to my face!
I ended up picking up the corrector palette and a Dramatique Intense Extra Smooth Eyeliner in Green because it was SO gorgeous. (Keep an eye out for both of those in use next week!)
I didn’t end up sticking around for very long after I was finished getting my makeup done – I was really excited to dig into my goodie bag! – but I did chat with some of the girls while I was being checked out and they told me that Urban Decay was coming to this SDM soon! Yeaaaaah! I am thrilled! And also hoping for another gala to celebrate Urban Decay’s arrival. *fingers crossed*
I’m really impressed with my goodie bag from the event. I hear from other bloggers that they can be pretty hit or miss, depending on what kinds of products the location carries and what they have for samples. But most of mine was filled with Lancôme, so I was pretty stoked!
I also ended up winning one of the giveaways, which has a mix of higher end skincare items and typical drugstore makeup items. I’m so grateful for the items, even if I end up giving them to my friends.
I’d definitely say the Shoppers Drug Mart Beauty Gala is something to look into in the future wherever you are – I know I will definitely be keeping an eye on them in the future! It’s a fun time to try some new makeup and get some makeup samples.
Have you gone to one of the Shoppers Drug Mart Beauty Galas?