Apr 29, 2013

Buying Sigma, Real Techniques, Coastal Scents in Canada

There are some beauty products which I love to have and try but since they are not available in Canada, have to buy them online. Some US companies do ship to Canada but the shipping charge is outrageous. 

Came across this Canadian online website, FTB Beauty and they carry a variety of beauty products, including Sigma, Real Techniques brushes, Coastal Scents, NYX, Z palette etc. They are in Toronto and they ship very fast. Shipping fee is very reasonable and I got my order within 2 business days which is so rare for us Canadian online shoppers.

Real Techniques Setting Brush
Sigma F80
Coastal Scents Go Palette(Beijing)

I love Sigma brushes. They are affordable and quality is good. I got my other brushes from Sigma directly but the shipping fee is high and it usually takes 10-14 business days at least before I receive my order.

I have all of the Sigma Sigmax Synthetic brushes except the most popular F80 brush. I don' know why but I want to get it to apply my foundation. I have been using the F84(angled kabuki brush) but feel need a flat top kabuki for easier application.

Walmart is now carrying Real Techniques brushes but I have not yet seen individual brushes for sale yet. I want to get the setting brush for my under eye concealer and applying highlight on my cheeks.

I tried a small palette of eye shadows from Coastal Scents from my Feb Ipsy bag. I am very impressed with how pigmented their eye shadows are. A bit chalky but I can always tap my brush off. Not sure if these Go Palettes are new or not. There are seven different palettes to choose from.

It comes in a palm-sized palette. Very convenient for traveling.

It comes with 12 shadows which range from some neutrals to warm-toned. I have only swatched a few and their pigmentation is absolutely amazing. Excited to try this palette out and other products from Coastal Scents in the future. 

I am very happy with my first order with FTB Beauty. Shipping is fast and reliable as they provide tracking once package is shipped. Also, don't have to worry about paying extra for border duties. 


  1. the go palette looks fab!!

    xx Jeeshan

    1. I really enjoy the Coastal Scents shadows. They are so affordable and very pigmented.

  2. I always get annoyed when I can't find products thats are readily available in the U.S! Thanks for sharing:)

    1. I'm the same way, always want something I see others rave about but cannot get them in Canada. So glad I found this website.

  3. I love The Real Techniques brushes they are brilliant xxx


    1. they are such great brushes and yet so affordable :)

  4. That palette looks amazing! I love FTB, I've ordered from them quite a few times.

  5. Theres a site similar to FTB and its called Devu Cosmetics. They used to have Sleek Makeup but it seems like they are out of stock on the eyeshadow palettes.

  6. Theres a site similar to FTB and its called Devu Cosmetics. They used to have Sleek Makeup but it seems like they are out of stock on the eyeshadow palettes.

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  8. Good to know! I too get annoyed with shipping to Canada. Lately I discovered that Kate Spade isn't shipping to Canada, and OF COURSE they've been having crazy spring sales. Was does everyone have against shipping to Canada. Jeeez.

  9. Love rt brushes not impresed by sigma yet
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  10. Sigma Beauty has the best brushes.
    The face kit is excellent.
    I have 4 kits at home.