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I ordered a few trial sizes to find my shade and landed on "Lisa". It's such a wonderful formula. It gives me a healthy complexion that just looks like skin and it feels as if I'm not wearing a thing. I would agree with the description that it is a light to medium coverage, which for me is enough to even out my skin tone!

Liliana M.

I love it so much, not oily or cakey at all, spreads beautifully and has a nice sheer coverage. I definitely recommend to anyone thinking about it.

Whitney R.

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Take our foundation for a test run first! Enough for 2-3 wears to try this formula or find your shade match. Buy one, get one free for a limited time.

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The perfect pairing: Essential Foundation and the Perfect Finish Buffer Brush. Try it once and never look back.

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Made with kindness.

High performance organic makeup that's consciously made for you. PETA certified vegan and cruelty free!



In harmony with our world.

Our cosmetics are free of animal products and by-products, toxic synthetic chemicals, preservatives and fragrances, silicones, gluten, GMOs, mineral oil, talc and nanoparticles. 

Minerals are ethically-sourced from reputable vendors and verified child-labor free.

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Ingredients & packaging



Best organic makeup brand SAPPHO icon with original art representing nature for plant based organic ingredients in beauty products

We favour good-for-your-skin ingredients from organic plants

Canadian makeup brand original art by SAPPHO Rocky Mountains and maple leaves for made in Canada icon

Made in Canada in a zero carbon footprint facility

Planet Earth art in a midnight sky icon for sustainable beauty brand values

A small business that cares about our planet, from creative packaging to biodegradable ingredients

Original bunny artwork icon representing vegan and cruelty free makeup brand certified by PETA

Always free of animal/insect derived ingredients, PETA certified

Multicoloured and sized hearts in a midnight sky original art by inclusive clean makeup brand SAPPHO representing the diversity of our customers

Made to celebrate the beauty of different faces, in a gloabal shade range

Original art of Sappho bust in a midnight sky as an icon for women led business

Women-led and LGBTQ woman-owned business