Living in Canada has it’s perks, but when it comes to beauty we’re certainly not at the top of the food chain. Here are just a few of the items I wish were available in Canada.
First up, the cult-classic, Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer. I picked mine up in Dublin, but this line is available exclusively in the UK. Honestly there’s no other concealer like it, and at a drugstore price it really is unbeatable. I have the shade Fair and if you find yourself near a Boots, I highly recommend picking up a tube or two.
When I was in Dublin I also picked up the Soap and Glory Archery Brow Pencil in Love is Blonde. This is the best drugstore dupe for the Anastasia Brow Wiz that I’ve found. Creamy and pigmented, it’s got everything you want in a brow pencil. I know you can find some Soap and Glory products at Shoppers Drug Mart, but their makeup line is hard to come by. So if you see the Archery Brow Pencil, don’t sleep on it!
Erborian is definitely a brand that you can find in Canada (it’s available at some Sephora’s and the Bay’s Beauty Underground at the Eaton Centre), but I have yet to get my hands on what I consider the stand out from the line: the Erborian BB Creme Au Ginseng. I picked mine up last time I was in France, but you can also purchase it in the US through the Sephora website. I’ve been trying to use this BB cream sparingly because I don’t know what I will do once I run out. It’s great because it contains SPF 20 and delivers a decent amount of coverage for what it is!
Lorac is probably one of my favourite brands that’s not available in Canada. I was lucky enough to add their Pro Eyeshadow and Contour Palettes to my collection the last time I found myself at Ulta. Their shadows truly are unparalleled – extremely soft and pigmented with a beautiful range of colours. The original Pro palette is one of those must-have products for any beauty lovers collection. As for the contour kit, it’s the perfect shade for my pale skin tone, and the highlighter in the palette gives me an intense glow without making me look powdery. I’ve also heard great things about their blushers and lip products, so if you’re looking for a one stop shop for things you can’t find in Canada, I recommend starting there.
Any products not available in Canada that you couldn’t go without? Let me know! I’m planning a trip to the US and will be stocking up on your recommendations!