We’re at no loss for great beauty products, but to rally national pride, we’ve taken a look at a few of the Canadian beauty products we can’t do without. So while The Bay’s Olympic gear has fashion covered, here’s Canada’s answer to the wide world of beauty.
1. Elizabeth Grant Moisturizing Stick, $12
For soft, hydrated lips, opt for the Elizabeth Grant Moisturizing Stick that contains honey, chamomile, algae extract, avocado oil and Torricelum, the brand’s special moisturizing ingredient. Apply whenever you want, and even on top of lip stains to lock in colour and keep lips looking their best.
2. Lush Canadian Maple Soap, $7.95
If you’re really hoping to infuse some Canadiana into your beauty regimen, you’ll want to check out Lush’s Canadian Maple Soap, which is actually infused with Canadian maple syrup. Sprinkled with coffee sugar crystals, the soap is also vegan, and contains tangerine and coconut oils for added moisture.
3. Cake Satin Sweet Sugar Dry Shampoo, $22
We’ve all needed to skip a day of shampooing, but instead of dealing with the aftermath, pick up Cake’s Satin Sweet Sugar Dry Shampoo. Hair is lifted as the invisible powder absorbs excess oil, while ingredients like chamomile and calendula work to soothe and condition your hair and scalp. Residue free, the only thing left behind is a scent of lemons, vanilla and sugar.
4. Joe Fresh Eye Shadow Quad, $10
In terms of getting bang for your buck, treat yourself to a $10 Joe Fresh Eye Shadow Quad that comes in the season’s hottest colours. Currently, classics like browns and silvers complement it-tones like purple and pink “ colours you can carry into fall thanks to their vintage-inspired aesthetic. (A must-try for Fall 2012.)
5. Marcelle Xtension Plus Mascara, $12.50
If you’re looking to extend lashes while maximizing their volume, Marcelle Xtension Plus Mascara offers both — on top of keeping eyelashes curled and clump-free. Creating the extension look without the glue or extensions themselves, you can maintain length without investing in an abundance of beauty products (just remember to curl lashes afterwards to keep eyes looking bright).