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The Loop Duty Free Montréal Gearing Up For National Lipstick Day

 

Apparently July 29 is National Lipstick Day, and my beauty-loving self couldn’t be happier! As a result, I couldn’t help but notice the amazing selection of lipstick options during my recent visit to The Loop Duty Free Montréal; I say options, because while lipstick will always be a beauty rock star, it now comes in so many new permutations and textures, with something to suit everyone’s tastes. All the luxury brands are duly represented at The Loop – some I’m actually not permitted to show (starts with a C and ends with an L), but rest assured that they’re most definitely available there, and even with the mid-priced brands you’ve got plenty of choices. But the very best part — especially for the beauty obsessed such as moi, is the fact that everything is at least 20% less than downtown retailers (with the exception of MAC which is at 15% less), and no tax. Say it with me: NO TAX.

 

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MAC · Proud To Be Canadian

 

To celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday, MAC has created the Proud To Be Canadian Collection, three products with special edition packaging inspired by our nation’s flag. Originally launched in 1984 in a Toronto salon, MAC has since gone on to become one of the most loved brands the world over and is now sold in over 150 countries around the globe. A leader in promoting originality and fearless artistry, MAC is a brand that will always have a special place in my heart from the day it launched — and yes, my Canadian pride is most definitely showing.

 

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Urban Decay · The Naked Heat Collection

 

Urban Decay can be credited as the brand who made Naked part of every beauty lover’s vocabulary and with the upcoming launch of the Naked Heat Collection, things are about to get positively steamy (this collection is making it almost too easy to come up with titillating metaphors). Drawing on the latest colour trends, these hues may be inspired by rising temps, but can definitely be worn year-round with ease. Personally, I have not been able to stop reaching for this collection since the day it arrived … and I don’t intend to stop anytime soon, either.

 

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TōN Cosmetics · The Nudes

 

Heads up my beauties, because there’s a new lipstick player in town and you’ll want to pay attention. Created by the Barillaro sisters (Maria & Vicki) right here in my hometown of beautiful Montréal, the concept behind TōN Cosmetics is simple yet positively genius: to decode the beauty world and help you find your perfect colour match. The breakout collection is centred around a ‘nude’ theme and as we all know, finding one’s neutral sweet spot is not always easy … until now, that is.

 

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Urban Decay x Jean-Michel Basquiat Collection

 

The latest release from Urban Decay is a collaboration with Jean-Michel Basquiat, one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century. With packaging depicting his artwork and colours inspired by his works, the products feature brand new and exclusive shades and what’s more, all are absolutely wearable too. By the way, the 3 palettes (eyeshadows & blush) have an extra unique feature: they all have a ‘hook’ built into the back so you can hang them up. Now that’s what I call beauty truly imitating art.

 

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