There are hot Canadian beauty brands that are currently rocking the industry. It is a good feeling to buy local and support Canadian brands when it makes sense, especially when they are worth their weight in gold. Here are some of my fave Canadian beauty brands on the shelves right now, that you may have never heard of!
Lazy girls rejoice! Canadian teen sisters, Taylor and Ally Frankel, along with their mom Jenny Frankel, designed a line of user friendly crayons and pencils that cover most facial cosmetic needs, like bronzing, concealing, smoky eyes, and matte lip and cheek combo pencils. Keeping the natural look at the centre of what they do, NUDESTIX aims to bring out our finest features as opposed to covering them up. Enriched with skin-saving vitamins, antioxidants and moisturizers, each multipurpose NUDESTIX pencil is packed with goodness. You can find these wonderful crayons at Sephora.
This hip Vancouver brand has been around for a while. Lippy Girl carries most of your face, lip, and eye care needs and every product I’ve tried is professional quality. Very rich, vibrant colours that are easy to blend. Their products are also eco-friendly, natural, organic, vegetarian/vegan and animal friendly. The first product I tried was a lovely deep rose blush called “Bitch Slap”. If a brand could embody my persona, this one would be up there. Shop lippygirl.com to add some reasonably priced products to your kit.
It was love at first lippy, which happened to be a hot pink high gloss a few years ago. The super-hot beauty brand made headlines recently with the launch of its Gold Crème Lip Gloss. You might be thinking, “Ummm gold gloss is great, but I don’t want a stomach full of metallic glitter. But thanks.” Well rest assured, Bite Beauty’s founder Susanne Langmuir’s motto is, “You eat what you put on your lips, so your lipstick should be good for you.” Bite uses all natural and organic ingredients in its products. Sold exclusively at Sephora until recently, the brand launched a Bite Lip Lab in Toronto where customers can indulge in a custom lip colour making session, including choosing flavour. The price point is a tad high but enthusiasts will argue you get what you pay for and a lot of the production is done by hand.
This Toronto-born hair care legend has been in the business for over 20 years. The first time I came across clear dry shampoo – ideal for dark brunettes like me – my brand loyalty started to build. That’s how I decided to give Curl Envy Perfect Curl Cream a try which is also a bit of a dream come true for my wild mane. Search no further than Shoppers to land you a product or two from this line, which is sure to have a product for your specific hair type.
What are your favourite Canadian beauty brands? Have you tried any of these four?