Canada is known for many great things— you’ve got Tim Hortons, poutine, maple syrup, hockey, and the cold weather. But Canada also has a lot of great beauty brands that often go underrated. A lot of these brands focus of natural and organic beauty, which is great for basically anyone and any skin type.
So, if you find yourself travelling up north to the land of Canada, these are some beauty brands to consider picking up – including several American brands that have yet to be brought into Singapore!
1. Bite Beauty
Bite Beauty definitely tops the list for Canadian brands you have to check out. Founder of Bite Beauty, Susanne Lang, wanted to create a nourishing, natural lipstick made with non-toxic ingredients that could used on everyone. Since then, Bite Beauty has conquered the lip game these recent years for its large range in shades made with natural ingredients.
Their Amuse Bouche Lipsticks (CAD30) come in a variety of colours and is extremely creamy in texture. One of their more recent products is their Multisticks (CAD28), which also come in many natural colours and can be applied to your eyes, lips, and cheeks.
While you can find Bite Beauty at any Sephora store in Canada, we really recommend you to check out their Lip Lab Store in Toronto. At the Lip Lab, you’ll be able to create your own lipstick – from choosing the shade and scent, to the packaging. Slots get booked out quickly, so you may want to contact them for an appointment once you know you’re heading to Toronto.
Marcelle was created back in 1874 and is known for their hypo-allergenic and fragrance-free skincare and makeup products. They have products that cater to all types of women for many generations now. Some of their favourites are their CC Creams (CAD29.95) or their Oil-Free Eye Make-Up Remover Lotion (CAD13.95). Marcelle products can be found easily at most drugstores across Canada, such as London Drugs or Shoppers Drug Mart.
3. Physicians Formula
Physicians Formula is a American drugstore brand that is constantly raved about by many beauty gurus for having high quality products at an affordable price. Although they are based in America, Physicians Formula can be found at many Canadian drugstores, like London Drugs or Shoppers.
Some holy grail items from Physicians Formula includes their Butter Bronzer (CAD19.99), Eye Booster Liner (CAD14.79), and Shimmer Strips (CAD19.99, Common dupe for Bobby Brown’s shimmer bricks).
4. RMS Beauty
RMS Beauty is another Canadian-based makeup brand that is known for their use of simple, organic ingredients. Founder and makeup artist to Gisele Bundchen and Miranda Kerr, Rose-Marie Swift was inspired to start her own beauty line after noticing how much chemicals and metals go into other makeup products.
She created this beauty line using only raw, food-grade, and organic anti-ageing ingredients. RMS Beauty products can be found at most beauty boutiques and organic shops in Canada or on the Sephora Canada website. Some of the favourites include the Master Mixer (CAD47.50), Magic Luminizer (CAD47.50), and Buriti Bronzer (CAD35), all of which give you a natural iridescent glow.
Launched in Vancouver, Ilia Beauty creates ethical-sustainable products made with certified organic bio-active botanicals and are said to nourish and rejuvenate the skin. The quality of this brand is also reflected in their packaging as Ilia uses recycled aluminium in their casings. This cruelty-free, gluten-free, dairy-free brand is paving the way for a more organic beauty world. Check out Ilia’s lipsticks and lip care products (CAD28-31) at most beauty boutiques in Canada or on the Sephora Canada website.
Buxom first gained their following with their popular lip glosses before venturing out to create other makeup products. Although this is another American-based brand, Buxom has not been brought over to Singapore yet so it’s definitely a brand to look out for in Canada as it is sold at most Canadian Sephora stores. If you love your lip glosses, you have to try their Full-On Lip Polish (CAD24) as they have a slight plumping affect that leave your lips looking plump with minimal tingling, while it looks great on top of any lip colour.
Covergirl is easily one of the most popular drugstore brands in America with many best-selling products we wish we could get our hands on in Singapore. This American cosmetic brand is known to have a wide range of affordable beauty products featuring many celebrity spokespersons over the years, including Tyra Banks, Katy Perry, Zendaya, and recently their first Coverboy, Youtuber James Charles. Although they have products that cater to all your beauty needs, their most popular product is their Lash Blast Mascara (CAD9.99). You can find Covergirl products at any drugstore across Canada.
8. Charlotte Tilbury
Charlotte Tilbury is one of the most sought-after luxury brands that have not been brought into Singapore yet – which is a bummer! But if you’re heading to Canada, specifically Ontario or Vancouver, you’re in luck! Makeup artist, Charlotte Tilbury has been in the beauty industry for more than 20 years and debuted her line back in 2013 and instantly became an international sensation. Although her products are pricier than most, they definitely live up to the hype.
Some of the cult favourites are their Magic Foundation (CAD61.60), Filmstar Bronze & Glow Face Sculpt & Highlight (CAD95.20), and Magic Cream Treat & Transform Moisturizer (CAD140). You can find Charlotte Tilbury counters at Nordstorm or Holt Renfrew.
9. Anastasia Beverly Hills
Another favourite brand from the States that have yet to set foot into Singapore, Anastasia Beverly Hills essentially coined the term “brows on fleek”. Originally a brow product brand, ABH dominated social media this year with their brow products like the Dipbrow Pomade (CAD23) and their Brow Wiz (CAD27).
In the more recent years, this brand has launched many other products that were just as popular, such their Contour Kit (CAD52), Glow Kit (CAD52), and the insanely popular Modern Renaissance Eye Shadow Palette (CAD55)— which was a 2016 favourite palette for many. ABH Cosmetics can be found at most Sephora stores across Canada.
10. Lise Watier
Lise Watier is a Montreal-based brand that offers skincare, makeup and fragrance products. Watier is very inspired by nature— her products uses Labrador tea extract, a Canadian flora she found to have many benefits for the skin. Lise Watier is known to be one of Canada’s few prestigious cosmetic brands, which is reflected in their classy, sophisticated packaging.
Some favourites include the Portfolio Professional Corrector (CAD34), and the Féline liquid eyeliner (CAD22). You can find Lise Watier at London Drugs or Shoppers Drug Mart.
If you don’t think you’re travelling to Canada anytime soon, you can consider asking a traveller to buy them back for you through platforms such as Airfrov. Use DVSG10 for your first purchase to get SGD10 off!