Few people think about the provenance of their makeup past the obligatory enquiries of "is this cruelty free?" at the checkout counter, but for what it's worth, Canada has made some impressive contributions to the beauty game. As the Canada 150 celebrations approach, it's worth taking a moment to applaud all things homegrown, including empires built on lip colours and highlighters. Happily, there are far too many Canadian beauty brands and indie outfits out there to comprehensively fit into one post, but beauty enthusiasts can't help but have their favourites, and these are ours right now:
Speaking of powerhouses, Province Apothecary might not be on the Sephora pages just yet, but is assuredly the quiet Canadian answer to Kiehl’s. A small product line-up actually reveals a superior combination of ingredients within each of the organic products, and most of these ingredients come from within the province of Ontario itself. The honest presentation coupled with the nourishing, familiar ingredients explain why this excellent holistic skincare line is found in most boutique beauty stores and in the “natural” section of many department stores.