Happy Birthday Canada! I’m so proud to call myself Canadian for an endless list of reasons (universal healthcare, poutine, maple syrup, you know…), but today I wanted to share some of my favourite Canadian companies who are totally worth checking out. Why not celebrate Canada’s birthday by buying a gift or two from one of these brands?
Currently coveting: Bite Beauty’s Matte Creme Lip Crayons (Image Source)
Bite Beauty has earned international fame at this point, with beauty lovers from all over obsessing over their lipsticks. Based out of Toronto, they produce natural lip products in shades to swoon over every season in finishes and formulas that do everything from nourishing your lips to adding just a hint of gloss. If you’re ever in NYC, you can stop by their lip lab and create a custom colour to take home too (choose your finish, flavour, any add-ons and mix your shade)! They’re also releasing a limited edition shade each month for the year of 2015, though there’s currently speculation we may not be able to continue getting them in Canada with Sephora’s recent changes around shipping with their new warehouse (it can’t be shopped online from Canada right now – visit Tracy over at Beauty Reflections for the low down).
Graydon Clinical Luxury
Currently coveting: Graydon Clinical Luxury’s Face Food Mineral Mist (Image Source)
I wrote about Graydon a few months back after meeting her at one of BlushPretty’s events, and sang her praises then. I’m here to sing them again since Graydon Clinical Luxury continues to grow and put out amazing organic skincare products that are suitable for everyone. An all-natural and organic company, Graydon likes to get her hands dirty and really natural plant-based ingredients that are good for th e skin and soul, like broccoli seed oil and coconut oil. Product descriptions on her site not only say what’s inside, but exactly why they’re there and what they’re going to do for your skin. To top everything off, everything is priced very reasonably making it easy to invest in quality, natural products for your skin.
Currently coveting: Cargo Cosmetics Swimmables Water Resistant Blush (Image Source)
Another major brand on this list, Cargo Cosmetics was founded in Toronto and has since grown to be another internationally renowned and Canadian brand. Offering a full range of products from foundation to lip gloss, Cargo creates high quality products that always deliver. I love their eye shadows and have been using their Essentials palette on a regular basis these days! You can find them in major stores like Shoppers Drug Mart and Murale (Optimum Points alert!) or online at Well.ca.