Makeup Shopping Guide for Canadians

Wondering where to buy a certain makeup brand in Canada? I created this guide to help fellow Canadian makeup lovers find beauty brands online through sites that will ship to Canada.

Shipping from Other Countries
I prefer sites that have any customs duties, taxes, or brokerage fees built in to the shipping rate, so you know in advance exactly how much you’re paying. Be careful of sites that state they are “not responsible for any import duties”. You may be faced with paying an additional C.O.D. bill, including duties or taxes (usually 5%-15%) PLUS whatever brokerage fees the shipping company charges. UPS and FedEx brokerage fees can be as high as 50% of your order price!

Best Shipping Method
Select USPS (United States Postal Service) as the shipping method when available. It may not be as fast, but you wont have to pay any brokerage fees. I’ve never incurred any additional charges when receiving packages shipped via USPS.

Canadian Sites & Sites that Ship to Canada:
Sephora
M.A.C.
Shoppers Drug Mart
London Drugs
Well.ca
Beautylish
Canada Beauty Supply
Kiss and Makeup
Amazon.caΒ (if you order directly from them, not a third party shipper)
TSC (The Shopping Channel)
The Bay
Saks Fifth Avenue
Nordstrom

80 responses to “Makeup Shopping Guide for Canadians

  1. Shawna

    Sigma is available at the Bay

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  2. Kirsten

    ColorPop is available at Urban Outfitters in Vancouver.

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  3. Anonymous

    Tarte ships to Canada to, just ordered from them for the first time, free shipping above 75$ and they betters discounts than sephora

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  4. Thanks for the list! Does anybody know where you can buy any more bΓ©same products if you’re from Canada? Nothing ships here without being at least 25 dollars and the Sephora site offers hardly anything.

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  5. Ab

    Hi, you can also add Milani make up at was mart it super store! And pixi is now at shoppers.

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  6. Anonymous

    Do you know if iherb is any good?

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  7. Trina

    Thanks for doing this guide up for us Canadians. Very helpful. A couple you can add now are Pixi at Shoppers Drugmat and Also Makeup Revolution is now available at London Drugs. I have also seen Sleek in Amazon.ca. Does anyone know how to get Colorpop??

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  8. Thank you for this list! It was really helpful to read before ordering from MUG.

    I live in Toronto and placed a $135 USD (+ $8 standard mail) order from Makeup Geek on Feb 13th and received it on Feb 21st. There was no customs charge or anything other than the initial order I placed. The tracking number they emailed me was extremely accurate and actually followed the order until it was delivered to me.

    All the shadows were beautiful and great quality; I was starting to feel buyer’s regret because of the potentially expensive (with expected duty charges and conversion to CDN) but then when I swatched them today, I realized they are excellent quality and totally worth it for me. The dome Z-palette is also quite sturdy, and I didn’t end up needing the magnetic pieces it came with because the shadows themselves are in magnetized pans.

    Hope this helps anyone interested in buying!

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    • Thanks for your comments! My experience with MUG was very similar. Inexpensive shipping and no hidden customs duties. I am glad you love your MUG shadows. I love mine too! I really want to order some of the lipsticks next πŸ™‚

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  9. Elizabeth Vidinha

    Essence products I know they are available at shoppers drug mart
    Also the brand Makeup Academy and the brand Sleek am searching for

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  10. Beautybay.com carries Makeup Geek and Morphe and has free shipping!

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  11. I have a question maybe someone can help me with?? I have someone visiting from Canada and I want to make a cosmetic gift bag but I am not sure what products in the US are not available in Canada. Besides Lorac, what other lines (mid to high end should I pick up here)?? It seems to me nearly everything is available via websites but maybe not. Any help?? Anyone? Anyone?

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  12. Elizabeth Ettles

    Hi, great list! Real Canadian Superstore (in BC at least) also has a surprisingly great beauty selection. They have ELF, Milanli, Wet and Wild, as well as the usual bug brands. London Drugs also has great stuff, and added ELF.
    Cheers!

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  14. khouloud

    ou je peux trouver les produits nyx a montreal !

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  15. Ruby Begonia

    Nail Polish Canada sells Sigma brushes. Canada Beauty Supply’s prices are often twice the price as other sites for certain products. I won’t shop from their site.

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  17. Bobbi

    Burberry Cosmetics
    ONLINE: The Bay

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  18. Bobbi

    Estee Lauder
    IN STORE: some Shoppers Drug Mart Beauty boutiques (St. john’s Torbay Road location has it)

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  19. Dollarama does carry elf. I see it whenever I go (which is not very often).

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  21. Patty

    Thankyou so much I wanted to let you know that Elf can be found in London drugs at least in BC πŸ˜€

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  22. GΓΌlsΓΌn Sherif

    Excellent! Re E.L.F. Products, I have seen them at Target.

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  23. Melissa

    you saved my life LOL

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