I love discovering new businesses around town especially when they are formed by ambitious and enterprising local women. I was invited to the Kiss & Makeup boutique at the Village in Park Royal last week for a chance to explore their cosmetic and skin care collections on top of getting a mini makeup makeover.
The shop boasts “A-list apothecary, apparel, and accessories,” which they certainly live up to. The brand and shop (both physical and online) was founded by Julie Blanchard and Heather Huntingford, “sisters travel the world to discover the next big thing with an eye for niche products that are conscientiously made.”
I received an ‘evening look’ for my makeup since I rarely wear anything very dark on my eyes, wanted to see a ‘smokey’ effect, and was heading out to a party (that ended up being canceled). Side note: You can book an appointment at Kiss & Makeup for your wedding or special occasion as well.
Savannah (assistant manager and makeup artist extraordinaire) used Stila products for my eyes and lips, including their little smudge pots for an accented eyelash line.
The shop is definitely high end and the quality of the products makes it worth while. You can even shop their online store and search products based on: Vegan, Natural, Organic, or Paraben Free.
They also carry non-cosmetic items such as purses, jewelry, gift items, and men’s products, as well as top of the line hair products such as Keira’s favourite, Bumble and Bumble (which are only guaranteed from approved retailers like Kiss & Makeup).
Kiss & Makeup is located at Unit H2-925 Main Street in The Village at Park Royal in West Vancouver (West of Whole Foods) and online. The Village is a really quaint way to shop in the open-air however I would suggest simply taking transit (dozens of buses run right past) as parking can be mayhem in the warmer months.
I walked away with a great new makeup look and a few goodies that I cannot share (since they may be Christmas gifts for a few special people).
Disclosure: I was not paid to write this review however my makeup service was on the house.