Featured Favourites | 5 Canadian Beauty Brands to Start Using

Canada’s makeup gurus have invented products that are definitely worth copping. From skincare to lipstick, here are five distinctly Canadian brands to add to your make-up bag and skincare routine.

Bite Beauty

Bite is ridiculously good at one thing: lipstick, and most girls would agree that you can never have too many. Known for their best-selling lip products and Queen West lab, they make handmade products and allow customers to personalize their own. From scrubs and balms to their signature amuse bouche, the perfect shade for you is out there, whether you’re looking for high impact or timeless appeal.

The Ordinary

The Ordinary skincare line gets back to basics with simple packaging and easy-to-read ingredients. They offer a wide selection of cruelty-free oils, retinols, and vitamins suitable for any complexion—all at a reasonable price. Their high-quality products will leave your skin looking and feeling its best.


Skinfix originates from an old formula that’s since replaced its original ingredients with natural ones, packing products with vitamins, minerals, and natural elements for healthy, radiant skin. They work with dermatologists to create skincare formulas that really treat skin from the inside out. From daily lotions to body repairs, Skinfix works great on an assortment of skin conditions.

Harlow Skin Co.

Less is more at this west-coast beauty brand. All body balms, candles, and face oils are made in-house, using no more than 12 ingredients. Their pure, natural products are sourced from social enterprises and free of preservatives and unnecessary additives. Harlow Skin Co. understands the importance of great skin, while incorporating health and well-being as an integral part of any user’s morning or night routine.


Nudestix’s foundation is about creating a natural look for any face—a mantra we can definitely get behind. Their simple collection consists of gluten- and cruelty-free multipurpose pencils packed with moisturizers, vitamins, and antioxidants. The crayons’ creamy formula and range of neutral colours flatter any face, while simultaneously hiding those minor, annoying imperfections. From skin to eyes to lips, Nudestix has you covered.

What are you favourite Canadian beauty brands? Let us know in the comments!

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