Makeup Shopping Guide for Canadians

(Last updated: August 2015)

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

A word about 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!

Another tip: 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. Some sites with USPS shipping I’ve used are Cherry Culture (currently closed but “reopening 2017”) and Makeup Geek.

Some good Canadian sites:
Sephora
M.A.C.
Beauty Boutique by Shoppers Drug Mart
London Drugs
Well.ca
Beautylish
Beautymark
FTB Beauty
Canada Beauty Supply
Kiss and Makeup
Amazon.ca (if you order directly from them, not a third party shipper)
TSC (The Shopping Channel)

Unless otherwise noted, only sites that include customs/tax/brokerage charges in the shipping rate or offer USPS shipping are listed below.

Where to Buy Makeup Brands in Canada (alphabetical list of brands)

Anastasia Beverley Hills
IN STORE: Sephora. ONLINE: Sephora, Canada Beauty Supply, Beautylish

Annabelle
Annabelle is a Canadian brand that originated in Montreal. It can be found in most drugstores and major chains. IN STORE: Shoppers Drug Mart, London Drugs, Rexall, Lawton’s Drugs (Atlantic Canada), Wal-Mart, Loblaws. ONLINE: Annabelle.com, London Drugs, Well.ca

Anna Sui
IN STORE: Some Shoppers Drug Mart Beauty Boutiques, The Bay select locations only. ONLINE: The Bay, Beautylish

theBalm
IN STORE: London Drugs, Rexall. ONLINE: London Drugs, NailPolishCanada.com, Canada Beauty Supply

bareMinerals/Bare Escentuals
IN STORE: Sephora. ONLINE: Sephora, Bare Escentuals

Barry M
ONLINE: FTB Beauty, NailPolishCanada.com

BECCA
IN STORE: Sephora, The Bay. ONLINE: Sephora, Canada Beauty Supply, Beautylish, Kiss and Makeup

Benefit
IN STORE: Sephora, Shoppers Drug Mart Beauty Boutiques. ONLINE: Sephora, Beauty Boutique

Besame
ONLINE: some products are available at Sephora

Bite Beauty
IN STORE: Sephora. ONLINE: Sephora

Bobbi Brown
IN STORE: Sephora, Holt Renfrew. ONLINE: BobbiBrown.ca, Sephora

Bourjois
IN STORE: some Shoppers Drug Marts. ONLINE: Beauty Boutique

Burberry Cosmetics
IN STORE:  Burberry Stores* in Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver (see website for most up-to-date store information).  ONLINE: The Bay, Saks Fifth Avenue, Sephora
*Phone ahead. I visited the Bloor Street Burberry Store recently and they had little makeup in stock and were completely sold out of eyeshadows.

Buxom
IN STORE: Sephora. ONLINE: Sephora, Canada Beauty Supply

BY TERRY
Online: Beautylish

Cargo
IN STORE: Lawton’s Drugs (Atlantic Canada), London Drugs, some Sears locations. ONLINE: Cargo website, London Drugs, BeautymarkNordstrom

Chanel Cosmetics
IN STORE: The Bay, some Shoppers Drug Mart Beauty Boutiques. ONLINE: The Bay.

Chantecaille
IN STORE: Select Holt Renfrews (Bloor St, Calgary, Vancouver), Nordstrom. ONLINE: Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom

Charlotte Tilbury
IN STORE: Select Holt Renfrew locations (Toronto, Vancouver) ONLINE: www.charlottetilbury.com/ca/, Nordstrom, Beautylish

CHIKUHODO
Online: Beautylish

Cle de Peau Beaute
IN STORE: Holt Renfrew (very limited selection) and select boutiques – see complete list.

Clinique
IN STORE: Sephora, Sears, The Bay, Holt Renfrew, some Shoppers Drug Marts. ONLINE: SephoraThe BaySears

Coastal Scents
ONLINE: FTB Beauty, Amazon.ca

Cover FX
IN STORE: Shoppers Drug Mart. ONLINE: Cover FX, Beautylish

Dior
IN STORE: The Bay, Holt Renfrew, some Sephoras, some Shoppers Drug Mart Beauty Boutiques. ONLINE: SephoraThe BayNordstromSaks Fifth Avenue

Dolce & Gabbana
ONLINE: Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue

E.L.F. / Eyes Lips Face
IN STORE: Dollarama, The Bargain Shop. ONLINE: FTB Beauty, NailPolishCanada.com, Well.ca

Elizabeth Arden
IN STORE: Sears, The Bay, some Shoppers Drug Marts, some London Drugs. ONLINE: Beauty Boutique, Sears, The BayLondon Drugs

Estee Lauder
IN STORE: The Bay, Sears, Sephora, Holt Renfrew, some Shoppers Drug Mart Beauty Boutiques. ONLINE: esteelauder.ca, Beauty Boutique, SephoraThe BaySears

Eve Pearl
ONLINE: TSC

Givenchey
IN STORE: Sephora, The Bay. ONLINE: SephoraThe Bay

GOSH
IN STORE: some Shoppers Drug Marts

Guerlain Cosmetics
IN STORE: Holt Renfrew, The Bay, some Shopper Drug Marts. ONLINE: The BaySephora

Hard Candy
IN STORE: Walmart.

Hourglass
IN STORE: Sephora. ONLINE: Sephora

Illamasqua
IN STORE: The Bay ONLINE: The Bay

IT Cosmetics
ONLINE: TSC

Jouer
ONLINE: Nordstrom, Canada Beauty Supply

Kat Von D Cosmetics
IN STORE: Sephora. ONLINE: Sephora

Kevyn Aucoin
ONLINE: Sephora, Beautymark, Canada Beauty Supply

L.A. Colors
IN STORE: Walmart, Lawtons Drugs (Atlantic Canada) ONLINE: Cherry Culture, Well.ca, FTB Beauty

Lancome
IN STORE: Sears, The Bay, Sephora, most Shoppers Drug Marts. ONLINE: Lancome.ca, Sephora, Sears, The Bay.

Laura Mercier
IN STORE: Sephora. ONLINE: Sephora, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue.

L.A. Girl
IN STORE: Lawton’s Drugs (Atlantic Canada) ONLINE: Canada Beauty Supply

LASplash
IN STORE: Lawtons Drugs (Atlantic Canada), London Drugs ONLINE: Cherry Culture, London Drugs

LORAC
ONLINE: Nordstrom, Canada Beauty Supply

MAKE UP FOREVER
IN STORE: Sephora. ONLINE: Sephora

Marcelle
Marcelle is a Canadian brand that can be found in most drugstores and major chains. IN STORE: Shoppers Drug Mart, London Drugs, Rexall, Lawton’s Drugs (Atlantic Canada), Wal-Mart, Loblaws. ONLINE: Marcelle website, Well.ca, London Drugs

Marc Jacobs Beauty
IN STORE: Sephora. ONLINE: Sephora

Milani
IN STORE: Lawtons Drugs (Atlantic Canada) ONLINE: www.milanicosmetics.com, Well.ca, FTB Beauty, Cherry Culture

NARS
IN STORE: Sephora, The Bay. ONLINE: Sephora, The Bay, Nordstrom

Neutrogena Cosmetics
Not sold in Canada. I haven’t found a site that ships to Canada.

NICKA K
IN STORE: London Drugs

N.Y.C. (New York Color)
IN STORE: Shoppers Drug Mart, London Drugs, Rexall, Lawtons Drugs (Atlantic Canada), Walmart. ONLINE: Well.caLondon Drugs

NYX
IN STORE: Rexall, Pharmasave, some London Drugs, Lawtons Drugs (Atlantic Canada). ONLINE: Cherry CultureLondon DrugsTSC, FTB Beauty, Funk ‘n’ Frost Beauty Bar

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (OCC)
IN STORE: Sephora. ONLINE: Sephora, Beautylish

Physicians Formula
IN STORE: Shoppers Drug Mart, Lawtons Drugs (Atlantic Canada), Walmart, London Drugs, Rexall. ONLINE: Well.caLondon Drugs.

Pixi
No longer available in Canada.

POP Beauty
ONLINE: Canada Beauty Supply

Prestige
IN STORE: London Drugs, Rexall. ONLINE: London Drugs.

Real Techniques
IN STORE: Lawtons Drugs (Atlantic Canada), London Drugs, Walmart. ONLINE: London Drugs, FTB Beauty, Amazon.ca

Rimmel
IN STORE: Shoppers Drug Mart, Lawtons Drugs, Walmart, London Drugs. ONLINE: London Drugs

Rouge Bunny Rouge
Online: Rouge Bunny Rouge Although shipping to Canada was only 5 EUR, the UK-based site ships via DHL and before they would deliver, I had to pay an additional $30 CAD in taxes/duties.

Shiseido
IN STORE: Sephora, The Bay, Sears, some Shoppers Drug Marts, London Drugs. Also, the Shiseido site has an excellent store locator by Canadian cities. ONLINE: Sephora, The Bay, Sears, London Drugs.

Sigma
ONLINE: Sigma website, FTB Beauty

Smashbox
IN STORE: Sephora, Shoppers Drug Mart. ONLINE: Sephora, Nordstrom.

Soap & Glory
The full make-up line is not available in Canada, but some products can be found IN STORE: Shoppers Drug Mart.

Sonia Kashuk
No longer available in Canada.

Stila
IN STORE: Sephora, some Shoppers Drug Marts. ONLINE: Sephora, TSC

Sugarpill
Online: Beautylish

Suqqu
Not sold in Canada. I haven’t found a site that ships to Canada.

Tarte
IN STORE: Sephora. ONLINE: Sephora.

Tom Ford Cosmetics
IN STORE: Holt Renfrew

Urban Decay
IN STORE: Sephora, some Shoppers Drug Marts. ONLINE: SephoraTSC

Vasanti
IN STORE: some Lawtons Drugs (Atlantic Canada), some Shoppers Drug Marts, and Rexall. ONLINE: Vasanti CosmeticsTSC

Wayne Goss
Online: Beautylish

Wet n Wild
IN STORE: Walmart, some Lawtons Drugs (Atlantic Canada). ONLINE: Well.ca, FTB Beauty

YSL
IN STORE: Sephora, The Bay. ONLINE: The Bay, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Sephora

If you know of any errors or omissions in my product guide, or you’d like me to add a brand, please let me know!

79 responses to “Makeup Shopping Guide for Canadians

  1. Kirsten

    ColorPop is available at Urban Outfitters in Vancouver.

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  2. 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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  3. Thanks for the list! Does anybody know where you can buy any more bésame 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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  4. 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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  5. Anonymous

    Do you know if iherb is any good?

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  6. 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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  7. 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 🙂

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

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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. How do you make your Pinterest pins? I have a business account, but I don’t know how to add my pics and pin them. Please advise. Thank you!

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  13. khouloud

    ou je peux trouver les produits nyx a montreal !

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  14. 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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  16. Bobbi

    Burberry Cosmetics
    ONLINE: The Bay

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  17. Bobbi

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

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

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  20. Patty

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

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  21. Gülsün Sherif

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

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  22. Melissa

    you saved my life LOL

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