6 of the best things to do at Temple of Beauty

Published on 23 September 2019

October is already a great month here in Canberra. Floriade is in full swing, the cold days of winter are behind us, and we’re well and truly on the home stretch to a much-needed end-of-year break. Well, this year, October is going to be even more beautiful because our inaugural Temple of Beauty festival is coming to Canberra Centre from the 27th of September until the 27th of October.

Giveaways, beauty night markets and a pop-up gin bar is just the beginning!

Here are six of the top things to do during our month-long Temple of Beauty celebration.

Attend one of our many beauty masterclasses

Beauty is best enjoyed up-close where you can learn new techniques and play with products in person. That’s why we’ve invited a long list of beauty experts and influencers to teach us their top tips and tricks. Australia’s leading makeup artist Rae Morris will be revealing her makeup kit essentials; golden girl Elle Ferguson is coming in-centre to share her summer beauty secrets, including her fake tan tips and hot weather hair hacks; and Vogue Australia’s Senior Beauty and Health Editor, Remy Rippon, and Market Editor, Kaila Matthews, are talking trends, along with their expert tips on how to nail them.

For the full schedule of Temple of Beauty’s events and to secure your spot, click here.


Meet beauty royalty Shani Grimmond

Any makeup addict will know the name Shani Grimmond all too well. The world renowned Australian beauty vlogger has nearly 1.6 million subscribers on YouTube and over 1.4 million followers on Instagram. The bubbly beauty is a makeup chameleon - there’s no look she hasn’t tried and no technique she hasn’t mastered. Popping in to Canberra Centre for one day only, this is your chance to meet and greet Shani Grimmond. You’ll need to secure a place, and you’ll have to be quick - spaces are limited!

Shani’s Meet & Greet is on Saturday 5th October, 12pm-12.45pm. Book your spot here.

Spend your Friday nights getting pampered

We can’t think of a better way to finish up the work week than with a pamper session. Throughout Temple of Beauty, every Friday night our Beauty Night Markets will be the place to chill out and ring in the weekend, with complimentary treatments, live music, gin cocktails and an indulgent candy cart.

The Beauty Night Markets are on every Friday night from 5pm to 8pm until the festival ends.


Go into the draw to WIN a girls’ getaway

The Beauty Temple is not just a zone for the beauty obsessed to unleash and explore, this one-of-a-kind destination also features 10 unique instagrammable experiences. The perfect backdrop for a flawless selfie, if you share your pic on Instagram using the hashtags #CCTempleofBeauty & #CanberraCentre, you’ll automatically go into the draw for a chance to WIN a girls’ getaway! 


Get better acquainted with gin

In case you didn’t know, gin is the spirit of 2019! While the classic G&T will forever hold a place in our hearts, if you’re keen to expand your gin horizons, our pop-up gin bar is the place to be. We've partnered with The Canberra Distillery and HerCanberra to bring you an exclusive gin bar at our Beauty Markets every Friday. The one to try? You can’t go past the wow factor of The Canberra Distillery’s colour-changing French Earl Grey Gin. 

The pop-up Gin Bar will be open during the Beauty Night Markets every Friday night from 5pm to 8pm.

Nab yourself a beauty bargain

With all the beauty inspiration and expert tips coming in hot during our Temple of Beauty, we wouldn’t blame you for wanting to overhaul and update your own beauty kit. And you easily can with all the amazing specials our beauty retailers are offering during the festival. There are too many to list here (check out our in-centre Temple of Beauty program for *all* the deals), but some of the not-to-be-missed bargains include a complimentary Rationale Instant Radiance Treatment with every Rationale Skin Consultation booked during the Temple of Beauty; a free L’Occitane Floral Travel Collection when you spend $120 in-store; or, if you’re one of the first 100 customers at Aveda to mention the code word ‘Temple of Beauty’, you will receive 20% off your purchase.