Shopper’s Drug Mart Shake Up Your Makeup: Fall Gala

The Beauty Boutique that I work at had a big Fall-themed makeup gala this weekend! Gala’s are one of my favourite parts of working in cosmetics, since I usually work as one of the lead makeup artists. I got the opportunity to help plan the Gala and theme, as well as designing the poster advertisements and blog about the event!

Some managers may not be crazy about their employees blogging about work-related events, and often people are hesitant to blog about where they work. However, I’m so lucky to have such an awesome and encouraging manager – she’s the one who suggested I blog about it!

fall into fall poster    P1150497

Our theme was “Fall Into Fall” / Back To School.  I know it’s horribly cliché to be a female that loves the fall season, but I truly do love it. September-December are my absolute favourite months. Anticipation of Fall, Halloween, and Christmas are pretty much what get me through the rest of the year.

Our colour scheme included purples, berries, and warm tones. The date we chose fell on the last day of the Shopper’s Shakeup Your Makeup campaign, which was all about new trends, new products, and “shaking up” your makeup routine!

Fall INto Fall Gala Food Collage

I got the chance to glam up some lovely ladies, meet new people, and also help some returning clients (Rachel, if you’re reading this, helping you and your daughters always makes my day!) I did a couple of full makeovers, and also helped some young girls find their perfect, easy foundation routine for back to school!

fall into fall action shots collage

As the picture taker/makeup artist, I sadly did not get to take any action shots of myself or my clients, but on the left is my lovely coworker demonstrating some Smashbox products to a client, and on the right is a super talented makeup artist from Lise Watier!

As for products and trends, we focused on some new products, and some best sellers:

fall into fall product focus

(right to left, top to bottom)

  • Stila Eyes Are The Window “Soul” Palette
  • New Smashbox Camera Ready BB Water
  • Stila Shape & Shade Contour Palette
  • New Smashbox 24 Hr CC Concealer
  • Clinique Pop Lip Colour
  • Smashbox L.A Lights Hollywood & Highlight Blendable Lip and Cheek Color
  • New Lise Watier Fall 2015 Collection
  • Lise Watier Baiser Velours Liquid Lipsticks
  • Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit

It was so much fun, thank you to everyone who came and everyone who helped make it a success!

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