Canada is a majestically beautiful country full of natural wonders and is also home to some of the Best Makeup Brands in the world that are available in Canada. Here are our top 12 picks for the Canadian market.
1. Mac Cosmetics
Mac Cosmetics is a huge makeup company that started in 1984. Mac Cosmetics was thrust into the spotlight when Madonna donned one of their lipsticks in the late eighties and later wore a Mac T-Shirt that brought great attention to the company. Since then Mac Cosmetics has gone from strength to strength and is known for its quality products. We love Mac Cosmetic’s Glow Play Blush which is a lovely pink colour that adds a healthy natural glow to cheeks. It can be applied with fingers or a brush and delivers a flawless smooth look.
2. GoBlondie Cosmetics
GoBlondie Cosmetics develops and produces high-quality makeup in Italy. The brand believes in makeup products that not only enhance but also nurture. GoBlondie’s Signature Bestseller, Bouncy Foundation was designed for women who have experienced problems wearing foundation as their skin would break out. The formula contains amazing ingredients to combat this issue including generous amounts of Hyaluronic Acid and Sea Algae. It is advertised as good enough to sleep in and its loyal followers swear that GoBlondies Bouncy Foundation keeps their skin blemish-free and glowing. Another great advantage of the GoBlondie Cosmetic’s Bouncy Foundation is that very little product is necessary to achieve full coverage, eliminating the nasty caked-on effect that some foundations produce. Also, check out GoBlondie Cosmetics’ ethical 100 per cent Vegan range of Relish Lipsticks with a hint of raspberry which comes in a range of 15 colours.
3. BiteBeauty Cosmetics
Bite Beauty Cosmetics are made with food-grade vegan ingredients and are infused with Resveratrol which is a plant compound that acts like an antioxidant. Anyone seeking an ethical beauty brand that is cruelty-free should try Bite Beauty Cosmetics. Bite Beauty Cosmetics’s Yaysayer Plumping Lip Gloss is great for nourishing the lips as well as giving them a naturally enhanced look. It can be worn alone for a great day or nighttime look.
4. Cheekbone Beauty Cosmetics
Cheekbone Beauty Cosmetics is renowned for producing a variety of high-quality cosmetics all designed for maximum wearability and low environmental effect. Cheekbone Beauty is based in Ontario Canada and is the first indigenous cosmetics company in Canada. Cheekbone Beauty Cosmetics Sustain Eyeshadow Pencil comes in a range of colours and is produced with wood obtained from Forest Management Certification Forests. (FSC) It has the added advantage of being able to be utilized as an eyeliner by applying a thin line along the upper or lower lash line.
5. Lisa Watier Cosmetics
Lisa Watier Cosmetics is a prestigious Canadian cosmetic company and brand. It was designed with the goal of making women feel more confident, strong and beautiful which is always a positive thing. Lisa Watier Cosmetics Portfolio Professional Correctors 4-in-1 is a five-way concealer spectrum designed to conceal and correct under-eye circles and imperfections, something we all need from time to time. One of its ingredients is Magnolia Bark which helps to diminish redness.
6. Simihaze Cosmetics
Simihaze Cosmetics is a cruelty-free brand that is also mostly vegan. It produces innovative products that are beautifully packaged and designed to make you look and feel your best. Simihaze Cosmetics Eye Play Rave Pack eye sticker of four is a very clever and fun product that includes four sheets of stickers with different coloured designs that are peeled off and placed on the eyelid to achieve different looks.
7. Westman Atelier Cosmetics
Westman Atelier Cosmetics takes pride in producing clean, safe yet effective products that are not only good for the consumer but also help the planet. The Brand defines itself as ‘luxurious, effortlessly beautiful makeup formulated with clean ingredients and no-commitments integrity.’ A favourite product from this Brand is Westman Atelier’s Face Trace Contour Stick a creamy contour stick designed to create chiselled cheekbones, jawlines and eyelids. It is full of soothing ingredients that help to protect the skin. We also love Westman Atelier’s Liquid Super Loaded Highlighter Drops which will give your skin a fantastic healthy glow. It is extremely lightweight and contains concentrated amounts of antioxidants, Vitamin C and nourishing oils that help to brighten the complexion.
8. Ilia Cosmetics
Ilia Cosmetics is a forerunner in the clean beauty movement. They produce products that have low- environmental impact yet are simultaneously beneficial for consumers. Ilia also uses TerraCycles Zero Waste Box platform that is committed to recycling the classified ‘hard-to-recycle.’ Ilia Cosmetics is not 100% vegan, however, it is cruelty-free. A terrific concealer is Ilia Cosmetic’s True Skin Serum Concealer. When it is applied to cover up under-eye circles or imperfections it does not crease the skin. It is perfect to apply to cover redness or spots. It can be used without foundation and topped up with a blush to create more of a fresh-faced look. It is a very diversified product that is great to have in your makeup kit when a nasty pimple or overdose of sun needs taming. Very easy to apply!
Ilia Cosmetics Soft Focus Finishing Powder is a vegan, loose powder formula that has some great ingredients including Bamboo which helps to balance oil glands and leave the skin’s surface shine-free. As a double bonus, it also contains Aloe which aids in keeping skin feeling supple and soft.
9. Rare Beauty Cosmetics
Rare Beauty Cosmetics was founded by superstar Selena Gomez and her quote for her brand is: ‘Being rare is about being comfortable with yourself. I’ve stopped trying to be perfect. I just want to be me.’ That sounds like good advice! Rare Beauty’s Warm Wishes Effortless Bronzer Stick is an innovative product that creates a beautiful bronze, sun-kissed complexion. It is very easy to apply, just blend and you are ready to go. It is very natural and perfect for all occasions. Rare Beauty’s Blush & Glow 4-Piece Mini Set is also great value. It includes four Blush & Glow on the go in beautiful colours including the best-selling Soft Pinch Liquid Blush in Wisdom, The Mini Positive Light Liquid Luminizer in Transcend, The Mini Positive Light Liquid Luminizer in Magnetize and The Mini Soft Pinch Liquid Blush in Virtue. Great products for different occasions and different vibes make this Rare Beauty product an invaluable addition to your makeup kit.
10. Anastasia Beverly Hills Cosmetics
Anastasia Beverly Hills Cosmetics is especially well-known for its superb range of eyebrow products. The Brand was named after an actual woman, who was born in Romania called Anastasia Soare who gained a reputation as a brow expert in Beverly Hills salons. She eventually set up her own company and the rest is history. Anastasia’s Brow Wiz is an ultra-slim retractable eyebrow pencil that is ideal for detailing and outlining brows. The eyebrow pencil is easy to apply and delivers a precise and professional quality finish. The super-fine tip creates tiny hair-like strokes within the brows and also in areas where the brows may be thinner creating a thicker, natural-looking, attractive and youthful brow line.
Anastasia’s Brow Freeze Styling Wax is a clear formula that is suitable for all brow types. Its formula enables the styling of brows, leaving every hair perfectly in place without a stiff or heavy residue. The wax is vegan and water-based providing a natural solution for taming unruly brows and keeping your eyebrows looking perfect all day long.
11. L’Oreal Paris Cosmetics
L’Oreal Paris is one of the world’s leading cosmetic brands. L’Oreal states that they ensure that the cosmetics they produce are totally safe for their consumers by only using ingredients that meet the highest quality standards and that fully comply with regulations. L’Oreal has also had some big-name stars represent their brand including actresses Andie Macdowell, Eva Longoria, Kate Winslett and Helen Mirren, singer Celine Dion and a host of others. The use of these iconic women adds glamour to the L’Oreal Brand and L’Oreal also uses Brand Ambassadors to promote worthy causes such as the L’Oreal Fund for Women which helps women around the world who suffered social and economic hardship during the limitations that the Covid pandemic unleashed. L’Oreal also has an extraordinarily positive catchphrase that represents the brand’s extremely successful logo ‘Because I’m Worth It’ which is the answer to why a woman buys L’Oreal products. There are so many L’Oreal products it’s hard to choose but we like L’Oreal Up to 24H Pore Minimizer which is advertised as the answer to greasy and shiny skin. The customized formula contains 1% AHA+LHA+GHA complex which visibly helps to improve skin instantly and continues to enhance the skin over time.
12. Tarte Cosmetics
Tarte Cosmetics was founded in 1999. Tarte Cosmetics offers a huge array of makeup products that are cruelty-free and eco-friendly. Tarte Cosmetics is also certified by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). Tarte Cosmetics also claims that it does not use parabens, mineral oil, synthetic fragrances or gluten in its products which could prove harmful to human health. Tarte Cosmetics Fake Awake Eye Highlighter is a very popular product that is a gel formula that opens the eyes producing bigger, brighter eyes in seconds. Comes in nude or white formulations. It is vegan, dermatologically tested and safe to use for contact lens-wearers. The formula blends in perfectly with the built-in smudger. Tarte Cosmetics Tartlette in Bloom Clay Palette contains 12 beautiful eyeshadows in a mix of lustre and matte finishes. The product is infused with an Amazonian clay formula delivering easy blendability with long-lasting colour.