L’Oréal Paris event at Rexall

One of my regular haunts is the Rexall in the PATH system at First Canadian Place.  I am a huge fan of their cosmetics section of the store…it is huge and I love to get lost in it during lunch time during the week!

I was also informed (by Natalie, L’Oréal  Paris Flagship Manager at First Canadian Place) that this particular store happens to be the L’Oréal Paris flagship store.  That explains the equally large L’Oréal Paris display in front of the store!  I was approached by Natalie while in the store about 2 weeks ago about an event and immediately agreed to sign up for a makeup application

Let’s see some pictures:

gift bags!

and check out my MUA’s stash….

Look at alllll the product....what to choose, what to choose....

I got to work with Amanda.  How talented is she….I learned so much from her! After removing my makeup (I had foundation on),  she taught me how to work with product, order that products should be applied, how to properly conceal my hyperpigmentation and sun spots and how to match foundation, choose a type for my skin.  She showed me how to blend out and what type of tool (brush in most cases) to use for application.  I kept asking question after question.  My face looked amazing of course.  What I really appreciated was that she would apply a product (explain what she was doing) and then give me a mirror to observe what she did.  I could see my face transforming before my own eyes!!

Products used on my face:

Foundation: Visible lift smooth absolute 162 Nude Beige

Concealer:  True match C123

Powder:  Bare Natural Translucent

Blush:  One sweep 820 poppy


Then she moved onto my eyes…she used colors that I wouldn’t have thought to put together:

Eyeshadows: these were all of the *new* infallible eyeshadows.  I got some of these in my bag at Luminato from L’Oréal Paris  but haven’t truly appreciated them until recently.  They give the ‘higher’ end eyeshadows a run for their money-extremely pigmented, and long lasting.  The color selection is awesome and the price can’t be beat!

005 purple obsession

002 hourglass beige

015 flashback silver

014 eternal black

*of course I have no photo of my face-brilliant, yes?*

Let’s not forget the lips:

lip pencil in rose/mauve

lip gloss in 154 watermelon crush (le gloss-*this color is limited edition and it’s beautiful.  I highly recommend picking it up!)

After she was through, Amanda wrote everything down for me (thank goodness) and Natalie gave me a wonderful gift bag filled with samples and coupons!  I went over and picked up the purple obsession shadow, the watermelon crush gloss, and some eye makeup remover:

Samples and my L'oreal haul!

I love going back to work more beautiful then when I arrived.  Huge thanks to Natalie, Amanda and L’Oréal Paris for making this possible!

Natalie mentioned that there are monthly events at First Canadian Place and if anyone out there in the area is interested, please email her directly at nmatias@ca.loreal.com to be put on the mailing list!

Don’t forget to ‘like’ and follow L’Oréal Paris Canada  on Facebook!

Have you ever had your makeup professionally done? Do you love it as much as I do?

What do you think of the new L’Oréal Paris Infallible eyeshadows?


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  • Cherry

    yay thanks for the sunscreen. I can give you review next week….it’ll be quick, it’s sunscreen after all. 😛

    • meredith

      @Cherry awesome! Did you like the sunscreen?
      What products do you want to try next?

      • Cherry

        I did like it, I may look into purchasing a full size next summer. I still have 2 more packets. But are my choices? I’m up for lotions & hair care products.

        • meredith

          @Cherry Ombrelle is one of the best apparently.

          I have an entire bucketful of products. Of course, I WANT you to try a couple of items but won’t tell you about them here.

  • Tamara

    Hmm.. I will have to stop by that location the next time I’m in the area. I’m glad you had such a fabulous experience. :]

    • meredith

      @Tamara you should! Sign up to get emails about their events-they usually give extra discounts if you go to the events.