09/21/2012 08:14 EDT | Updated 03/11/2013 05:10 EDT

Shoppers Drug Mart At 50: How Canada's Beauty Habits Have Changed In A Half-Century

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A lot can change in 50 years, especially when it comes to our beauty habits. Case in point: fall 2012 is all about dark eyebrows and wine-coloured lips; back in the autumn of 1972, au natural was the thing that was "in."

But that's not all that's changed, say Tammy Smitham, vice-president of communications and corporate affairs, and Grace Falvao-Nunes, beauty boutique manager, from Shoppers Drug Mart. Over the five decades Shoppers has been in business, experts at the company have been able to see first-hand how our habits -- from what we buy to how products are made -- have changed.

What do we buy more of? Which items do we avoid completely? What are we using less of and how are products designed differently?

We got Smitham and Falvao-Nunes' to spill their beauty knowledge beans. (Be sure to check out some of the fun activities the company is holding to celebrate their 50 years of business!)

How Canada's Beauty Habits Have Changed Over 50 Years