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Pretty in Pink Valentine’s Day Makeup

No matter your relationship status this Valentine’s Day, we think it’s the perfect opportunity to get your glam on! This fun and flirtatious look, using all B. cosmetics, is perfect for a romantic dinner with your long-time love, a cute Galantine’s Day night in or if you’re meeting up with that hottie you swiped right for!  Follow these steps to create a flawless look that’ll pretty much make everyone fall in love with you!

B. V-day ready  

Step 1: First base

Keep your base light and flawless by applying the B. concealer under the eyes and to any areas you want to accentuate. For more coverage, try the B. foundation, but remember to keep it as natural as possible for glowy skin.

Step 2:  Ticked pink

Draw their attention to your eyes with a pink eye shadow or blusher on your lids. Pack on the colour until you achieve your desired look.

Step 3: Love at first sight

Add a touch of highlighter to the corner of your eyes to make them pop. Trust us, they won’t be able to take their eyes off you!

B. Cosmetics B. Flawless Concealer Light 8ml £5.99 Buy Now
B. Cosmetics B. Blusher Cheeky £7.99 Buy Now

Step 4: Be cheeky

Lightly define your cheekbones with B’s matte contour palette for a gorgeous, sculpted look.

Step 5: Make me blush

Lightly sweep your blusher to the apples of your cheeks and blend for an effortlessly rosy look (and with any luck, this won’t be the only reason your blushing on your date!).

Step 6: Flutter your eye lashes

Ensure your eyes stand out with a layer of voluminous black mascara.

B. Cosmetics B. Pro Contour Kit Light/Medium £4.49 Buy Now
B. Cosmetics B. Volumizing Mascara £9.99 Buy Now

Step 7: Kiss me quick

If your hoping for a romantic kiss under the stars this Valentines, ensure your liquid lip stays put (and looks lush all night long) with B’s matt liquid lipstick. Blend with your finger to soften the look and don’t forget to pop in your bag for any mid-date touch ups.

Step 8: Stay with me

Finally, keep your playful makeup look in place all date-long with a generous spritz of B’s setting spray. Close your eyes and dream of your upcoming date!

B. Cosmetics B. Matte Liquid Lipstick Pinky Promise £6.99 Buy Now
B. Cosmetics B. Pro Makeup Setting Spray £6.99 Buy Now

For more Valentine's Day inspiration, including the perfect gift and date night ideas that would earn you total partner points, simply click the pink button below - mwah! 

Happy Valentine's Day from Superdrug xxx

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Superdrug Health Services You Might Not Know About

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Having to wait days, or even weeks, for a doctor’s appointment for certain issues is frustrating. Take the hassle and stress out of spending time in the doctor’s waiting room by visiting our nurse or pharmacist in-store at our health clinics or via our Online Doctor service to see if we can help!

From accessible emergency contraception and STI self-test kits to hair loss treatment and support if you want to quit smoking – we’re here to help.  Let’s take a look at some of the services that we offer that you may not know about…

Travel Clinic

Are you vacay-ready and jetting off somewhere exotic this year? If so, firstly, can we come? And secondly, do you know if you need any travel vaccination or anti-malaria tablets for where you’re going? Check out our Travel Clinic to see what you may need and to book a free appointment at one of our clinics. Passport? Check! Sun Cream? Check! Vaccinations? Check! 


General Health Vaccinations

Look after yourself from the inside out with our General Health Services. You’ll find access to vaccinations for things such as the flu, chickenpox, shingles and meningitis B here.

Sexual Health Clinic 

We provide emergency contraception (a.k.a… the morning after pill), STI self-test kits (including HIV) and treatments for a number of STI’s including chlamydia, genital warts and gonorrhoea. All of which can be ordered online and collected from a Superdrug pharmacy usually within a few hours, to put your mind at ease.

You can find out more about our sexual health services, including online prescriptions and contraception, at our Sexual Health Clinic.

Young couple consummating their love

Work-related health

If you work in an industry where you could be exposed to infections – make sure you are covered! Our Occupational Health vaccinations cover Hep A & B, rabies, polio, diphtheria and tetanus.

Skin Renew 

If you’re aged over 25 and are looking for a solution to help define, lift and enhance your face with natural, long lasting results then our Superdrug Skin Renew Nurse Facial Clinic could be just what you’re looking for! Interested? We’ve got all the deets you need here: Skin Renew.

Is there anything else?

Yes, absolutely! Superdrug has soooo many other services! From prescription strength acne treatment to blood pressure tablets and asthma inhalers to hormone replacement therapy - we’ve got ya covered!

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Superdrug Services You Might Not Know About

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Let’s start with a little quiz... What services do Superdrug have?


A) Eyebrow threading

B) Flu vaccinations

C) Emergency contraception

D) Asthma inhaler prescriptions


No, it’s not a trick question – you will find all of these either online or at selected Superdrug stores! Yup! Superdrug isn’t just your one stop shop to find all your fave Superdrug and branded products, we also offer a range of health, wellbeing and beauty services too. Intrigued? Read on to find out everything you need to know...

Superdrug Online Doctor & In-store Health Clinics

If you'r feeling under the weather, need access to sexual health services, want to discover our range of convenient online prescriptions or to book an appointment at one of our  health clinics simply take a look at our Health Services below to see if Superdrug can help. 

Beauty Studio

Choose from a glam new new 'do, perfectly polished nails, sculpted brows and so much more, all professionally completed by our skilled therapists. Click below to find out all about these services and how you can get your pamper on! 

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Female with her hands resting on a pink Orly towel, getting her nails painted red with Orly gel polish available through Superdrug beauty services

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Superdrug Beauty Services You Might Not Know About

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Calling all beauty baes! Did you know that selected Superdrug stores offer a range of pampering treatments? No? Well, listen up ladies and gents, if you’re looking for a fresh looking mani-pedi or the lushest lashes, then look no further than the Superdrug beauty services. Stop by one of our Beauty Studios to see our lovely therapists who’ll have you feeling and looking fab-u-lous in no time!

Brows & Lashes

Are you lusting over long, flirty lash extensions? Or perhaps you want gorgeous, sculpted #BrowsonFleek? Then visit one of our 300 brow and lash bars where our experienced therapists are on hand to help you up your game in an instant!


Beauty Services


If you’re due a little hair-maintenance, head into store to see our highly-skilled therapists for your next wax. We offer a range of body waxing treatments, for both men and women, each of which are performed in one of our private beauty rooms - so you’ll always receive a discreet, professional and efficient service.


Everything is better when you have new gorgeous nails, wouldn’t you agree?  Our qualified nail technicians use professional Orly gel polish products which are kind to your nails, suitable for vegans and deliver a long-lasting, gorgeous shine! Short on time? No worries! Come in-store and treat yourself to an express file and a pop of colour instead.



Young brunette female getting her eyebrows threaded available at Superdrug beauty services


To get rid of pesky facial hairs, there’s no better option than threading. Our skilled therapists will glide a thin piece of thread over the skin, removing any unwanted hairs from the root, leaving nothing but lovely, smooth skin.


If, like us, you have no time for bad hair days then stop by selected Beauty Studio's for a complete-do makeover. Whether you want a cut and blow dry, a splash of colour or you’re feeling a complete change with Balmain hair extensions – we can help! There’s usually no need for an appointment, simply walk in and get ready to sit back and relax. 

If you’re over-due some well deserved ‘me’ time or you and your BFF need an excuse for a catch up over some pampering - find your nearest Beauty Studio today and pop in to see the treatments on offer. See you soon, beauties!

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Just Landed: NYX Professional Makeup

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This is not a drill! We repeat: THIS IS NOT A DRILL! NYX Professional Makeup has arrived at Superdrug and we couldn’t be more excited about it. The makeup favourite of pros and amateurs alike, this brand is all about giving you top-quality products at purse-friendly prices. No wonder it’s a fave among beauty influencers and makeup artists! Well, it’s now available to all of you, thanks to Superdrug. To get you acquainted with the goodies on offer, we thought we’d do a quick run-through of our insider picks.

collage of NYX products

When it comes to helping your makeup last, it’s all about the prep and the set. Rub the Honey Dew Me Up Primer into your skin, be sure to let it dry before applying your foundation for a gorgeous glow. Then, once you’ve preened to perfection, spritz with the Setting Spray. You can go for either a Dewy or Matte finish depending on what look you after and both have a vegan-friendly formula. Both are long-lasting and will set your look in place so you can slay all day.

Gaga for glitter?

NYX Professional Makeup has got you covered. If you’re all about the sparkly stuff – let’s be honest, who isn’t? – then you need (like, NEED!) to try NYX Professional Makeup Glitter Primer. This will keep every beautiful bit of glitter in place and, when the glitter is as gorgeous as  NYX Professional Makeup’s Face & Body Glitter in Crystal, you won’t want to lose a single speck – it’s every holographic lover’s dream!


Palettes galore

Whether you’re after shadows, highlighters or contour shades, NYX Professional Makeup has an abundance of palettes to satisfy your makeup desires. Two of the top players are the Highlight & Contour Pro Palette and the Ultimate Shadow Palette in Warm Neutrals. The first is great for giving definition. You can perfect anything from carving out your cheekbones to contouring your forehead with the range of shades available. As for eyes, if you’re into neutrals, that second palette is an absolute must-have in your makeup collection. The gorgeous mix of mattes and shimmers will enable you to create any look, from a flawless and simple wash of nude to a glam cut crease.


Lashes, liner and brows

If you feel that no makeup look is complete without these three power players, NYX Professional Makeup has the perfect power trio on hand to help you finesse your look.

Fill in your brows with the Micro Brow Pencil for a natural yet full look with plenty of definition. Coat your lashes in the Worth The Hype Volume & Lengthening Mascara for fanned-out and flutter-ready lashes. Line and define your eyes with the precise and pigmented Epic Ink Liner. This stuff goes on like a dream and doesn’t budge. It’s waterproof too!

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Just Landed: Maybelline x Puma

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Clear some space in your beauty bag and get ready to drop it like a squat… the athleisure makeup you didn’t know you needed is here

maybelline x puma products spilling out of a makeup bag

Skipping Saturday morning brunch because you can’t bear to hit the coffee spot without your slap? Or fed up with mascara melting away by the end of the day? We get it, we’ve been there, we hear you. But get ready to shake-up your makeup game: Maybelline has launched a sports-inspired cosmetics collection packed with bold street style shades and high-performance formulas that have the stamina to take you from exercise class to cocktail hour.

The collaboration with Puma is chock-full of everything you need to get that elusive post-gym look, whether you’ve sweated it out in spin and need to get ready in a hurry or spent the morning sofa surfing in your active wear but want to pull together a quick lo-fi look. So, read on for the lowdown, because you’re gonna want to get your mitts on this on-the-go kit asap.

Models wearing maybelline x puma makeup

Color + Gloss Face Duo Stick

This little dynamic duo comprises a gloss-giving highlighter and a punch of poppy cheek colour. So, whether you want to fake that post-workout flush or add a bit of colour into your post-gym face, this nifty little stick is the answer. Apply the coloured side onto cheek apples, blend with fingertips and apply a little gloss on cheekbones to get them popping.  

Smudge-Resistant Mascara

It’s THE desert island product but the hunt for the perfect mascara is kinda like finding the perfect pair of jeans: diff-i-cult. The closest we’ve come? This smudge-resistant marvel. It’s a heavy hitter, offering up to 24 hours of smudge-proof, lash-lengthening wear. The best part? Its natural-looking formula doesn’t clump, flake or fade – the perfect daytime lash lengthener.

Maybelline swatches on models with three different skintones

Superstay Matte Ink Lipstick

If there’s one low-effort way to pull your look together, it’s with a bit of a lip – and the new Maybelline x Puma collection hits the sweet spot. They’re available in five natural-looking, suits-all-skin tones shades that’ll stay put for up to 16 hours of waterproof wear, so you don’t have to lug your whole makeup kit with you around all day (you can leave it in your locker after class).

Matte + Metallic Eye Duo Stick

Mess-, shatter- and spill-proof, making them safe for your gym bag, these twist-up, dual-sided sticks are made for getting ready in a hurry on workouts days. They’re crease-resistant, come in four shades and have an iridescent, metallic shine that looks as if you’ve made maximum effort, when, in reality, you’ve swiped them on and blended them with your fingertips. Sweep up to the brow bone and trace a sliver under lower lids post-workout to get you set for the day.

Chrome Powder Highlight

If you look your best with that endorphin-high, post-gym glow, you’re gonna love this highlighter. Crafted from finely milled powder, it deposits lit-from-within pigments to contour and carve out cheekbones you didn’t know you had. Sweep onto the high points of the face to look fit in a flash.

Can’t wait to get your hands on active, dynamic makeup that goes as hard as you do?

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Live your best life in contact lenses

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Contacts vs glasses... which side do you sit on? Okay, it may not be as juicy as Nikki vs Cardi or Katy vs Taylor, but it's one convo that people still have an opinion on. Popular misconceptions about what you can do in contact lenses often prevents people from giving them a go, but there really isn’t much you can’t do when wearing them. So, with the arrival of our shiny new contact lens service, here’s some top reasons why you should give lenses a try. Trust us, it’ll be love at first sight!

Comfort from day to night

If you’re on the go from morning 'til night, contact lenses will be able to keep up with your busy lifestyle. People often think that they can’t be worn all day – but these days, that just isn’t practical! So, go on and smash that presentation at work, be comfortable at your desk and enjoy a cocktail or two in the evening with the girls - all with the same set of lenses! (Just remember to take them out when you eventually get to bed!)

Three ladies having a night out with cocktails and contact lenses in

They're great for active people

Soz ladies and gents, you’re gonna have to think of another excuse to get out of that spin class you promised your BFF you’d go to, because contrary to popular belief contact lenses are fab for active people! They don’t move around on your face, like glasses do, and they don’t interfere with helmets, goggles or caps.  Plus, with your clearer vision, you can set your sights on achieving that new personal best!


New Superdrug contact lenses on a pink tabletop with makeup and beauty accessories placed around them

Enjoy clear eyesight

While we’re on the subject of clearer vision, you won’t just benefit from this when you’re working up a sweat. Contact lenses sit comfortably on the curve of your eye, giving you clearer and wider vision than glasses. So, next time your stealing a sneaky side glance on the tube, you won’t have to adjust your specs to get away with it!

Everyone's eyes may be unique but contact lenses can be used by just about anyone who needs help with their eyesight. So, why not find out more about our new contact lens service today? 

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Top 10 Valentine’s Day ideas

Guys and girls, just in case you hadn’t noticed, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Whether you’re head over heels in love, planning to finally tell your crush you’re into them or you're having a gals day only with your BFF's, we've come up with some creative Valentine's Day ideas, including dates and gifts, to help you make it a day to remember!

To you, from us, with love!

1. Recreate your first ever date

If you and your beau have been together a while, how about taking a trip down memory lane and recreating your first ever date together? See who can remember the most details and celebrate the years you’ve been total #CoupleGoals for.

2. Glide into each other’s hearts

Whether you’re dragging each other around the rink or you can skate like pros, there’s something totally romantic about skating hand in hand on an ice rink. Plus, if one of you is unsteady on your skates you can hold on tightly to the other throughout your date and always be close!


3. Host your own wine tasting

Mix things up by hosting a wine tasting date from the comfort of your own home. Play guess the wine and try some new flavours outside your usual go-to bottle of Prosecco!

4. Get your game on  

If fancy meals or long romantic walks aren’t your thing, why not let your mischievous and competitive side out this Valentine’s Day? Don’t own board games? Play truth or dare and the more imaginative your questions the better!

5. Hobby swap

Spend half the day doing your favourite hobby than the second half doing you lover’s favourite past time.  Who knows, you may find a new hidden talent when trying your partners activity!


6. Pop the Champagne

Whoever said day time dates were overrated had obviously never been to a Champagne brunch before! Wine and dine with each other while reminiscing about the time you have spent together until the sun sets and beyond.

7. A treasure map to the heart  

Plan your own treasure hunt with thoughtful clues along the way or even little gifts. Why not finish at your favourite restaurant and then enjoy a romantic meal for two?

8. Not your average movie & meal

Forget scrolling through Netflix trying to find something to watch - design your own movie and meal themed night! Think ‘Mama Mia’ and Greek tapas or ‘Life of Pi’ with a delicious home made Indian feast!


9. All the lol's 

Laughter is the way to most people’s hearts, so find a good comedy club in town that you know will guarantee an evening of giggles!

10. A blissful spa day

Valentine’s Day is the perfect reason for a little bit of couples pampering. Book into a spa for the day and leave your worries behind with a romantic massage for two. 

Valentine's Day ideas for her

Try our top gift recommendations that'll put a smile on her face this Valentine's Day...

Holler & Glow Holler & Glow Detox Not Retox Bath Gem 150G £3.50 Buy Now

Valentine's Day ideas for him

Gent's we haven't forgotten about you... 

Nivea Men Nivea Men Get Up & Go Gift Pack £11.99 Buy Now
Hugo Boss HUGO Iced For Him Eau de Toilette 75ml £27.00 Buy Now


Happy Valentine’s Day from everyone at Superdrug!

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Perform your own detox skincare routine

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We bet you’ve heard all about a detox for your body, especially at this time of year, but what about a skin detox? Our skin is the bodies largest organ, so it needs lots of care and attention – especially when we put it under so much stress (and makeup!). If your skin is looking a little lacklustre, is feeling dry or simply needs a pick me up then it’s time to treat yourself to a little detox skincare routine with Sanctuary Spa. Don't mind if we do!

Remove all makeup

Okay hands up - who remembers to remove their makeup at the end of every day? Makeup is the perfect place for dirt to settle when you come into contact with it, so, next time you think about skipping it, remember this is rule 101 when it comes to cleaner, brighter, beautiful skin.

Step 1: To kick-start your skin detox routine, gently remove all of makeup to allow for further products to get really deep into your pores to work their magic.

Use a gentle and effective micellar water, on a cotton pad, in circular motions on the skin to remove any makeup and repeat until the pad comes away clean.


Why are you cleansing your face again after removing all your makeup we hear you ask? Well, a skin-loving cleanser gets deeper into your pores, removing dirt and oil that sits below the skins surface. It’ll help open up your pores and, hopefully, prevent breakouts.

Step 2: Use Sanctuary Spa’s Detox Charcoal Facial Wash to draw out impurities from the skin. Charcoal is a holy grail of ingredients when it comes to detoxifying your skin - so get it in where you can!


As well as sloughing off dead skin cells, using a gentle exfoliator paves the way for other products, with active ingredients, to fully absorb into the skin… but try not to use anything too abrasive!

Step 3: For radiant looking skin try Sanctuary’s Microdermabrasion Refine Polish.  The small exfoliating particles and bamboo powder opens up your pores and stimulates circulation in the skin. Pay particular attention to your nose, chin and forehead.

Face mask

This is your ultimate moment to relax, so which kind of mask do you choose? Dry skin? Opt for a moisturising mask. Breaking out? Try a clay-based mask. Or if you skin is looking a little dull and lacklustre, treat your skin with a brightening formula.

Step 4: Apply your chosen face mask and sit back and relax. Let the active ingredients do their thang!  If you have different problems in different areas of the face – don’t be afraid to mix and match your treatments.


Wakey, wakey! After you’ve spent some blissful time allowing your skin to take in all the goodness from your face mask, gently wash it off with lukewarm water (it’s best to avoid overly hot and freezing cold water on the skin).  Replenish the moisture back into the skin and to treat it to even more amazing active ingredients, such as skin-plumping hyaluronic acid, with a serum and then a moisturiser.

Step 5:  Apply a lightweight serum to your skin, and with regular use, you should be left with smoother, tighter, brighter looking skin.

Step 6: Massage a hydrating moisturiser into your skin, using circular motions, for maximum benefit and results.

How else can I help my skin?

As well at performing a weekly, or bi-weekly (depending on your skin type) skin detox, there are a few more things you can try:

  • Drink more water
  • Eat lots of clean foods such as fruit and green veg
  • Try a facial steam by hovering your face over a bowl of hot water, with a few drops of essential oils, with a towel over your head to sweat out the impurities.

So, if your skin isn’t looking as good as you would like, treat yourself and your skin, to a well-deserved detox.

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7 makeup tips for contact lens wearers

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If you think because you wear contact lenses you can’t enjoy wearing the makeup you love, then think again! With a little practise and care, you’ll be creating a killer eye look again like a pro. Simply follow our 7 top tips to master your makeup while enjoying all the benefits of our brand-new contact lens service.

The lens low down

1. Let’s start with rule 101 of wearing contact lenses. Always, always, always put your contacts in with clean, dry hands. Remember clean hands = clean lenses!

2. Always (okay, this is joint rule number 1) put your contact lenses in before applying makeup.

3. Soz guys, if you’re into dark, smoky eyes… you should avoid applying eyeliner to the lower waterline when you have your lenses in.

4. Use water-based products, such as liquid foundations. Powder versions can get into your eyes and under the lens causing irritation and redness – not a good look or feel!


Women applying mascara to her eyelashes after putting in contact lenses


5. Use quality brushes to avoid bristles coming loose and finding their way near your lenses

6. Remember to keep all of your makeup items sealed or closed. Makeup that is exposed to the air can cause bacteria growth and you don’t want to be putting this near your eyes (contact lenses or not… this is a tip for everyone!)

7. And finally, avoid oil-based products. If you get oil in your eye, it won’t necessarily hurt but it could make your vision cloudy.


There you have it, 7 top tips to enjoy your makeup while enjoying clearer vision! Fancy giving contacts a go? Find out more about our new contact lens service today.

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