Today marks a huge day for Canadian beauty lovers: The Bay has just announced a partnership with premium beauty retailer Space NK. Starting now, you can shop some of beauty’s most in-demand—and hard-to-find-in-Canada—brands right on thebay.com. The curated offering includes cult-favourites like Kevyn Aucoin, Susanne Kaufmann, By Terry, R+Co and more. 

“This is a beauty game-changer for the Canadian consumer,” says Jo Osborne, The Bay’s SVP Beauty, noting that Space NK at The Bay will bring “a collection of some of the best brands in the world” to Canadian shoppers.

If you’re unfamiliar, Space NK started out as a shop selling smoothies and buzzy beauty products in London’s Covent Garden in 1993 and has gone on to become an international success story, with 72 stores across the U.K. and 29 in the States. Put it this way: A beauty brand making it onto Space NK’s shelves is kind of like an emerging designer getting a page in Vogue: the ultimate stamp of approval.

“It really is an incubator for discovery,” says Osborne. “It’s a destination to uncover some of the most coveted indie and luxury beauty brands spanning skincare, haircare, makeup and apothecary goods.” 

Space NK at The Bay is launching with 17 brands never before carried at the storied Canadian retailer. There’s a strong focus on skincare, as that’s “been fundamental in the homes of Canadians this past year and we have seen a real surge in the interest and investment in this space,” says Osborne. Highlights include Eve Lom, Sunday Riley, Tata Harper and the aforementioned Susanne Kaufmann (fun fact: actor Sarah Gadon is such a fan of the brand, she once travelled to Austria to get a facial from the founder’s protégé). 

There’s also a sizeable hair product lineup featuring Christophe Robin, Philip B, Virtue and R+Co; candles by Boy Smells; and exquisite makeup courtesy of Chantecaille, By Terry and, of course, Kevyn Aucoin, the late legendary makeup artist who forever changed the way we paint our faces. 

Starting in early October, Canadian shoppers will also get to live out the full Space NK experience at The Bay’s Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver flagships. “Beauty is so much about experience—touching and feeling product on your skin and playing with textures and colours to know what works best,” says Osborne. “We are creating exciting environments in store for consumers to test and be playful with brands.”

But even if you can’t make it to a store, todays announcement has just made shopping for beauty in Canada infinitely more fun.

Here, we round up seven must-try standouts from Space NK at The Bay

 

The BaySusanne Kaufmann Glow Mask, $122, thebay.com

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The mask that makes you glow like nothing else

In just 15 minutes, papaya enzyme, ginger and green coffee gently slough away dead cells and optimize hydration. Skin goes from dull and dry to refreshed and radiant. It’s the ultimate “Man, I look tired” fix. 

 

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The BayBy Terry Baume De Rose Lip Balm, $78, thebay.com

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The lip balm celebrities always rave about

Kate Winslet, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Brooke Shields all keep this lip balm in their bag. It’s no wonder. The cult-classic banks on rose blossom essential wax, shea butter, vitamin E and hyaluronic acid to leave lips plump, hydrated and kissably soft.

 

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The BayKevyn Aucoin Etherealist Skin Illuminating Foundation, $70, thebay.com

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The foundation that gives you the skin of an angel

It’s called The Etherialist, and once you try it you’ll understand why. The light-diffusing particles and high-definition pigments make you look as poreless and luminous as a halo-topped cherub. Call it divine intervention for your complexion.

 

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The BayBoy Smells Ash Scented Candle, $44, thebay.com

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The candle that lives up to the hype

Boy Smells, a candle company started by an L.A. couple in their kitchen, has achieved a notoriety that even rivals that of Diptyque. Sure, the Millennial branding is very cute, but near a flame to the wick and then you’ll truly get what the fuss is about. The scents are diviiiine—rich and sophisticated yet modern and cool. The popular Ash, for instance, sets a cozy vibe with notes of firewood, smoke and palo santo.

 

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The BayR+Co High Dive Moisture & Shine Crème, $39, thebay.com

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The hair cream stylists swear by

It does all the things—softens, smoothes, hydrates, boosts shine and controls frizz—without making hair greasy or flat. Timothée Chalamet’s hairstylist once shared that he rakes it through the actor’s dreamy waves. Tessa Virtue’s hair pro is also a fan, calling it a go-to for air-drying.

 

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The BayChantecaille Cheek Gelée Hydrating Gel-Cream Blush, $60, thebay.com

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The blush that makes you fresh and dewy

Love a cream blush? Chantecaille raises you a gel one. So light, so hydrating, it tops cheeks with a juicy wash of colour that lasts and lasts. And the finish? Youthful and radiant like a child who’s just played outside.

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The BayEve Lom Cleanser With Half Cloth, $59 (50 ml), thebay.com

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The cleansing balm that put cleansing balms on the map

For more than 30 years, this creamy cleanser has been ever so softly removing makeup—even waterproof mascara—and impurities while leaving skin hydrated and soft to the touch. (It also comes with a muslin cloth for some light exfoliation.) So luxurious, it’ll actually have you looking forward to washing your face at night. 

 

 

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