Friday, January 12, 2018

LDBeauty Preview Event: Beauty Products I'm Excited to Try in 2018

Welcome to 2018! I've never been one for New Year's resolutions. Instead, I usually just like to look forward at the things I'm most excited for in the New Year. So I thought it would be the perfect time to share with you the beauty products I'm itching to try in the New Year.

Back in October, I had the opportunity to visit Whistler with London Drugs, to experience their LDBeauty Event. It's a huge showcase-style event hosted at the Fairmont Whistler, where London Drugs' beauty vendors present their latest and greatest products coming soon to London Drugs. I was joined by a bus full of some of the biggest beauty bloggers from across Western Canada, who also came for a peek at these exciting new product launches.

Take a look below for an insider look at the LDBeauty event (and the products being showcased), and then keep on scrolling to see which of the featured products I'm most excited to try this year! I bet some of them will be on your must-try list too. You can expect to see lots of them on my Friday beauty posts here throughout the year, in more detail. And of course, you can find them all at your local London Drugs.

Coat - Zara (similar) | Shirt - mandee (via Winners) (similar) | Pants - Zara | Purse - Karl Lagerfeld (similar) | Shoes - Me Too

Blogger buddies! Left to right: Samantha Sito, yours truly, The Urban Umbrella, Girl in Betsey

La Roche Posay Serozinc, Emani vegan makeup, Makeup Revolution Liquid Highlighter & Baking Powder

I'm a cat-eye girl through and through, but I'm looking to adding some graphic details to my cat-eye look in 2018 with Annabelle's EyeInk Bubble Eyeliner, and the rest of their Neo Chic collection. I'm also pumped to try Annabelle's Cream Blush. These sticks look like they'll make cream blush super easy to apply!

I loooove glycolic acid. It's such a fantastic exfoliant. I doubt most guys have tried it in their skincare, and they're seriously missing out! That's why I think this facial cleanser with glycolic from Anthony is so cool. I'm going to have my brother try this one out and report back to me!

Ardell lashes have been a longtime favourite, but these ones with super thin bands and faux mink lashes look even better!

Bioderma Sensibio Mild Cleansing Foaming Gel (coming soon to London Drugs!)

They're super well known for their micellar water, but have you tried Bioderma's cleansers yet? This is their Mild Cleansing Foaming Gel, which is best for sensitive skin. It smooths and rapidly calms irritation!

I have a few key fragrances I like, but I'm definitely a pretty low maintenance person when it comes to scents. This is one I can totally get on board with though. The line of Clean Eau de Toilettes are all clean, fresh, and simple fragrances that are easy to love. You can even mix and match multiple scents within the collection! 

I have been using the Infiniti Pro by Conair Curl Secret for years, so I was super excited to see that they've come out with this new model, the Meta e Meta! This one is a serious step up: it can curl and straighten, all-in-one! And it can even alternate the curling pattern, for a more natural look. How cool is that??

Covergirl Peacock Flare Mascara & Covergirl Vitalist Healthy Glow Highlighter (coming soon to London Drugs!)

I'm glad to see a makeup brand has finally made a mascara that won't slip out of our fingers! Ok, maybe it's not a problem that happens with every mascara, but I've definitely used my fair share of ones that are hard to hold onto - especially when I'm rotating the brush for maximum lash coverage. As for Covergirl's new Vitalist Healthy Glow Highlighter, it's a pretty, shimmery cream highlight that I'll bet will make cheekbones seriously stand out!

These. Smell. Amazing. Citron and coriander is such a great scent combo, and I'm totally excited to try both their Body Smoother and Body Sorbet. The Body Smoother looks like a great exfoliator, and the Body Sorbet has a luxurious texture. I tried it at the LDBeauty event, and it feels like a cooling gel!

Emani Deluxe Cream Foundation (coming soon to London Drugs!)

Vegans, rejoice! Emani has just release a brand new vegan Deluxe Cream Foundation. I've already given this one a short test drive, and I loved the texture and coverage. I was also really impressed it actually matched my skintone pretty well (which you all know is no easy feat). I can't wait to wear this on the regular!

These lashes look seriously luxurious! You can tell by looking at them that there is a nice mix of lengths, curls and angles of the lashes to give them a more realistic look. And they're reusable up to 10 times with special care!

I'm glad to see Kiss Pro is expanding their selection of products at London Drugs! Next up to try will be the new Pro Touch Mattifying Primer. I'm always on the hunt for a good primer, and the fact that this is mattifying and oil-free is definitely promising. Plus, this new highlighter, brush and bronzer in one ombre palette looks gorgeous! I love that you can swipe across the whole palette for a unique range of shades.

I seriously want to buy each and every one of these Colorista sprays! I've already tried both the Purple and the Rose Gold, and I can't wait to try the rest. They're such an easy way to add some fun colour to your hair with no commitment (they wash out in just one wash - even with my blonde hair!). You can do all kinds of coloured hairstyles: ombre, all-over colour, stencil designs, or anything else you can imagine.

La Roche Posay Serozinc (coming soon to London Drugs!)

How cool is this?? It's blotting paper in a bottle! This is one seriously revolutionary product. I can't wait to give this a try when my face is extra oily (post-workout maybe? JK I'd need to work out to do that...). But seriously, this will be awesome to toss in my bag and just give my face a quick spritz when it needs mattifying.

I have heard awesome things about this mascara, so as a self-proclaimed mascara junkie, this is at the top of my list to try in 2018. Big beautiful lashes, here I come!

When I saw this 24K Glam Rouge a Levres at the LDBeauty event, I totally fell in love! After all, does it get more glam than flakes of gold in your lipstick? When you apply, your skin's pH level intensifies the natural rosy colour of your lips. Another decadent new product from Lise Watier is the Age Control Supreme La Creme Sublime Yeux - thanks to its infused Labrador Tea, you can say goodbye to wrinkles, under eye bags and dark circles!

Makeup Revolution Liquid Highlighter & Luxury Baking Powder (coming soon to London Drugs!)

I've swatched these Liquid Highlighters, and oh man, let me tell you, these are gorgeous. Makeup Revolution really kills it when it comes to highlighters! Their Baked Highlighter is a huge favourite of mine too. I seriously can't wait to add some glisten to my cheekbones with these liquid ones now. Surprisingly, one trend I never got around to trying last year was 'baking' (done with loose powders). Now that I have this new Luxury Baking Powder from Makeup Revolution, I'm going to give it a shot!

Who doesn't want skin that looks renewed, illuminated, and redensified? These are for 45+, but hey, I'm curious to give them a shot to try out the texture - and maybe it can still give my skin an illuminating boost!

Sheet masks are still going to be a trending item in 2018. Being a huge fan of NeoStrata's skincare products (their Glycolic Renewal is an all-time favourite of mine), I'm pretty pumped to try these new Hydrating & Plumping Sheet Masks with Hyaluronic Acid! It'll give the skin an extra boost of lasting hydration.

I am so excited to try more of these Prim + Proper Nail Lacquers in 2018! I've tried the formula already, and it's so easy to apply smoothly with the awesome brush, and the lasting power is impressive. It's also a nice consistency, so you can get away with just one coat if you like. They're exclusive to London Drugs, and there are so many shades with the cutest all-Canadian names (like Justin T Me and Whistler Winter)!

Red Carpet Color Dip Nail Color Dipping Powder (coming soon to London Drugs!)

This new nail technology is so cool!! We saw it in action at the LDBeauty event, and I was totally sold. It looks like such an easy way to get a perfect manicure (and it's supposed to last up to 21 days!). Plus, it's an odourless formula! Could this be a replacement for going to the nail salon?

Ever since the Rimmel Lift Me Up Mascara, I've been a big fan of Rimmel mascaras. So this new Wonder'fully Real Mascara with keratin is up there on my list of must-trys for 2018. This Magnify-eyes Smoke Edition Eyeshadow Palette is also new to Rimmel. If you're looking for a palette that has a nice mix of neutral and smokey shades all in one, this looks like a good one! Looking forward to creating some smouldering smokey eye looks in the New Year with this.

Ok, this one actually isn't a new product, but after using this again recently, it's reminded me I really need to try some of Sally Hansen's newer Miracle Gel shades! The formula is definitely one of the longest lasting nail polishes I use, and I love how the brush applies.

I may not be a big self-tanner (shocker, I'm sure), but I can appreciate that these St. Tropez Bronzing Face Sheet Masks look like an awesome idea. What a super easy way to give your face a sun-kissed glow!

Stay tuned for more about all of these beauty goodies - you'll see them as part of my weekly Friday beauty blogs!

Happy Styling! xo

~ Britta

Disclaimer: I attended the LDBeauty Event, hosted by London Drugs, where I received many of the products listed above for testing. As always, opinions are my own.

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