Canada Cosmetics

Canadian Cruelty-Free Beauty Companies To Discover This Fall

Natacha Cole | Posted 10.20.2016 | Canada Style
Natacha Cole

If you've been curious about cruelty-free cosmetics, now is the perfect time to try new beauty products and discover your next must-haves. With the increased awareness that Canada still allows the practice of cosmetic animal testing which results in pointless suffering by innocent animals, the following Canadian companies prove that beauty products can be colourful, effective, and cruelty-free.

GMOs 2.0: A New Generation Of Fake Food And Fake Promises

L. Jim Thomas | Posted 09.21.2016 | Canada Living
L. Jim Thomas

We are hearing new promises that synthetic biology and GMOs 2.0 will combat climate change, decrease pressure on land or even save endangered species. But these promises are just industry hype to encourage investment and keep away regulators.

Canada Can Be The Next Country To Ban Cosmetic Animal Testing

Gabriel Wildgen | Posted 09.13.2016 | Canada Impact
Gabriel Wildgen

Cosmetic animal testing is still legal in eight out of every 10 countries worldwide, including Canada. So we are asking Canadians to join us in a #DayofAction on September 13 to urge our elected officials in Ottawa to get behind the Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act and make Canada the next country to #BeCrueltyFree.

You Say You Want a Revolution...

Beverley Golden | Posted 08.11.2016 | Canada
Beverley Golden

As astrology predicted, what happened during the conjunction of Uranus and Pluto in the '60s, would manifest globally when these two planets reached their first square. If you haven't heard, we just came out of a three-year period (2012 to 2015) where we experienced seven exact squares of Uranus and Pluto!

You Can Put It On Your Face, But Can You Trust It? Well..

The Huffington Post Canada | Madelyn Chung | Posted 05.09.2016 | Canada Style

If you take for granted that your skincare and cosmetics are safe to use, read on.

Sick And Tired Of Trying To Look Good? It Might Be Your Cosmetics

Dr. Alison Chen, ND | Posted 04.07.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Alison Chen, ND

Cosmetic and personal care is a billion dollar industry that caters to our need to smell good, look good, and feel good. While there isn't anything inherently wrong with wanting to give our appearances a boost, the long-term consequences of using many conventional health and beauty products may have you feeling less than attractive.

Not All Natural Beauty Products Are Made Equal

Melissa Bessey | Posted 03.16.2016 | Canada Style
Melissa Bessey

While the fashion industry continuously evolves, so to does the world of beauty and the ever-growing debate about the merits of "natural beauty." As a consumer it is often hard to understand what that means.

Switching To Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Is Easier Than You Think

Natacha Cole | Posted 02.29.2016 | Canada Style
Natacha Cole

The beauty industry makes people look and feel beautiful, but it is horrifically ugly when it comes to the treatment of animals in laboratories. Throughout the world, hundreds of thousands of animals endure unnecessary suffering and eventually die from animal testing for cosmetics annually.

It Is Time Canada Banned Cosmetic Animal Testing

Natacha Cole | Posted 12.23.2015 | Canada Impact
Natacha Cole

Although bans on cosmetic animal testing are in effect in several countries, Canada still allows it. There is absolutely no need to test on animals for cosmetics anymore. We have thousands of safe ingredients that already exist, as well as many testing alternatives.

How To Get A Completely Fresh Look This Fall

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 11.05.2015 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

There is nothing I love more than a complete makeover. It is wonderful when a person can venture out of their comfort zone and try something new. Recently, I was fortunate enough to be a part of a fall makeover for a busy, hard-working mom. I also spoke with several style experts on makeup, haircuts, hair colour and the hottest fashion looks for fall.

What To Do With All The Makeup You Never Wear

Scarlett Ballantyne | Posted 11.04.2015 | Canada Style
Scarlett Ballantyne

Are you a makeup hoarder? If you like makeup and have even done a little bit of experimenting, then you probably are! The thing about makeup is that often we buy things at the suggestion of others, from the sales person at a local beauty counter, or even on a whim online. Then we get it home and don't know what to do with it, or it looks different when we apply it ourselves.

Is This Eyeshadow Packaging Sexist?

The Huffington Post Canada | Julianna McDermott | Posted 07.16.2015 | Canada Style

TheBalm Cosmetics is under fire for their popular "Nude 'tude" eyeshadow palette, with some calling the product's packaging sexist.

Banning Cosmetic Animal Testing Will Bring Us Closer to a Truly Humane Society

Rebecca Aldworth | Posted 06.22.2016 | Canada Politics
Rebecca Aldworth

This week, we saw massive public support translate into real change when New Brunswick Senator Stewart Olsen launched a federal bill to ban cosmetics animal testing and trade in Canada. It is a huge victory for #BeCrueltyFree Canada, and vindication for all the rabbits, mice and other animals who have been blinded, poisoned and killed in the name of beauty.

How to Create Flawless Skin for a Better Look

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 06.23.2015 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

The best start to any outfit is having flawless skin, but how to achieve it? Recently, I was lucky enough to speak with Lori Taylor Davis, Global Pro Lead Artist at Smashbox. Lori shared with me the top tips that everyone can use to create flawless skin.

This Model's Skin Condition Will Make You Re-Think Beauty Standards

Dr. Boluwaji Ogunyemi | Posted 06.08.2015 | Canada Living
Dr. Boluwaji Ogunyemi

Chantelle Brown-Young success as a model may come as a surprise since she is afflicted with vitiligo, an autoimmune disease in which the body attacks its own pigment-producing cells. Yet her mass appeal invites reflection upon the concepts of health, impairment and disability vis-à-vis perceptions of beauty. Her international success notwithstanding, Brown-Young finds it imperative to help others appreciate beauty in its various forms. During her first appearance on America's Next Top Model, she imploringly asks "How can I show you the beauty in differences?"

A Girlfriend's Guide to Starting a Business

Debbie Bondar | Posted 05.13.2015 | Canada Business
Debbie Bondar

Today women are starting businesses at a blistering pace with survival rates higher than men. When compared to their male counterparts, women are routinely lauded for having better team-building skills, being more intuitive and for being smarter money managers than their male counterparts. But none of this matters when you become an entrepreneur. So what does matter?

Top Tips for Using BB and CC Creams

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 05.13.2015 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

I like my makeup routine to be easy and fast. With of course amazing results (who doesn't?). Recently I spoke with Denee Noel Makeup Artist and Cosmetics Sales Manager at Holt Renfrew. Denee shared with me her top tips on how to use BB and CC creams for easy quick coverage for women on the go.

Top Tips For Perfect Foundation Application

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 05.04.2015 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

It is easier to add than it is to take away. Start with small amounts and gently blend until even along your jaw line, face and neck. A great trick if you have your blouse or top on is to drape a towel around your neck, so the foundation doesn't flake on to your top or blouse during the application process.

Hot Tips For Long Luscious Lashes

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 04.29.2015 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

Recently, I spoke with Kimberly Soane, Director of Artistry at Bobbi Brown Cosmetics. Kim was one of the Bobbi Brown PRO artists who worked backstage at several New York Fashion Week shows. She has done it for several years and has worked with all kinds of lashes. Kim shared with me her hot tips on how you can get the most from your lashes.

How To Get The Most From Your Makeup Brushes

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 03.21.2015 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

A few years ago, I purchased an eyeshadow brush from a cosmetics counter. Initially, I walked away after my purchase thinking, "I can't believe I just spent that much money on an eyeshadow brush." But then I brought it home and found that it does a much better job and made my life a lot easier than those little applicators that come with the eyeshadow set.

Pantone's Colour of the Year for 2015 Is Gorgeous

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 03.06.2015 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

Pantone introduced the 2015 Colour of the Year, Marsala, and it is gorgeous! What I love about it is that it is neutral and will suit every skin tone. There are now cosmetics available for eyes, lips, and cheeks in celebration of Pantone's complex and robust nude shade.

How to Have Fabulous Eyelashes for New Year's Eve

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 02.23.2015 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

Recently, I spoke with Joyce Poon, President & Founder, Noir Lash Lounge. Joyce shared her top trends for gorgeous eyelashes for New Year's Eve and the holidays. False lashes are seeing a HUGE comeback and are actually the fastest growing sector in the beauty industry.

How to Have Fabulous Eyelashes for an Evening Out

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 11.22.2014 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

Keep them intact by removing the glue (washing with lukewarm water) from the band after each use and keep their shape by storing them safely. It is recommended to use a ribbon case which will protect the lashes from being crushed. The case has a hard top and will allow the lashes to keep their shape.

Top Tips For Gorgeous Eyelashes

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 10.18.2014 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

It seems everywhere you look these days, there are more types of mascaras and shapes of wands than ever before. I recently spoke with Denee Noel, Cosmetics Sales Manager at Holt Renfrew Vancouver to find out the best mascara wands for different lashes.

Actress Tricia Helfer Urges Canada to End Cosmetics Testing on Animals

Monica Engebretson | Posted 10.12.2014 | Canada Living
Monica Engebretson

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