One of the benefits of living and working in downtown Toronto, is the preponderance of great brand events that are easily accessible. Recently, Sephora has partnered with a number of brands to bring great beauty events to the centre court of the Eaton Centre. I stopped by both a NARS and a Laneige event recently and can’t wait to share with you.

Sephora Loves Toronto with NARS

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In late July, NARS came to Toronto to do demos and quick contouring makeovers using their new Sculpting Multiple Duo. This dual ended contouring product comes in several different shades, including a nice light option that was subtle even on my very fair skin. The consistency was fairly firm, but it blended decently on my skin, even though I was already wearing full makeup including setting powder and blush. I can only assume that it would blend better if applied during your full makeup routine and before setting.

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This was a fun little event with knowledgeable employees, and some fun free samples. I walked away with concealer and blush samples that were appropriately matched to my skintone. Lines were short and this was a fun 10 minute diversion!

Sephora Loves Toronto with Laneige

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I have reviewed the Laneige Water Bank Serum on the blog previously and really liked it, so when there was a huge setup in the Eaton Centre, I had to pop in and see what was up. Laneige has been travelling the world as part of a recent Beauty Road roadtrip, and Toronto was the last stop. Featuring 5 stations, participants had the opportunity to earn tokens that could be used to play a game that potentially won them Laneige products. There was also an online component of the competition.

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I tried out a few of the products, and loved the chance to see and feel the difference between items like the gel cream and the rich cream. The lines were long so I opted not to play the final game for product, but I did learn a lot and have a decent time. Thanks for including us in the world tour!