-Quo is a Canadian brand that is now owned and exclusive to Shoppers Drug Mart, and one I find that is not talked about that often. I find myself enjoying their eyeliners, highlighters and brushes on a fairly regular basis. I also consider their Solid Brush Cleaner to be the easiest way I have found to really get my brushes properly clean without drying them out. I recently was tempted by this new collection because it had adorable catcus designs embossed on everything. Silly but true, so how was it?
Starting with the eyeshadow quad in , I liked all the colors in this so it seemed quite promising but the performance itself sort of lack lustre. The first color is a matte light taupe which doesn’t show much on my skintone unfortunately, the second is a matte coral that takes alot of packing on to show and fades away pretty quickly, the third is a metallic brown that went on fairly easily, and lastly a matte khaki olive tone that showed up mostly brown on the eye sadly enough. So I was mostly underwhelmed by this one, they switched okay but were pretty dry and didn’t stick around on the eyes even though I used a primer.
Next up is the highlighter palette in Sand Dune ($20 CAD) It contains 3 metallic shades and one matte contour color. The first shade was an ivory that seemed like it would be similar to the light shade in the Quo highlighting duo I purchased at Christmas and loved, alas though the payoff just wasn’t as strong. It lacked the creamy texture and was hard to pick up with a finger or brush. The second shade I wore as a straight up blush and it was a lovely glowy rose gold color with just a touch of bronze for depth. It wore really well as such. The third color is a pink with a bit of gold shift which I can sheer out as a highlight or apply extra as a blush topper for a bit of oomph. It was much more creamy than the first shade. Lastly a warm brown bronzer that is matte and seems nice and smooth. The quality of this palette isn’t as incredible as the last one I tried but it’s certainly good quality and nice variety of colors.
Third was the Lip Boost Plumping Lip Gloss in Sugar Plum ($12 CAD) This gloss is very comfortable feeling, not sticky or too thick. The plumping agent seems to be menthol so it has a slight tingle and a hint of Vicks smell. The color I got didn’t show up much on my lips but has pretty gold micro glitter. I did find the gloss didn’t stay around very long and the plumping effect I would say is minimal.
The shade “Sugar Plum”
Closer shot to emphasize the glitter!
Lastly the Quo Illuminating Drops in Champagne Pearl ($20 CAD) This was a champagne colored, runny consistancy loaded with teeny tiny shimmer that could blend out very simply on the cheeks as a highlighter or dabbed on the eyelid as an eyeshadow topper. It had a ton of reflect and worked well both ways without lifting the product underneath. I am going to start mixing this with my foundations and moisturizes as well to see if I can get a natural dewy look or just a face full or sparkle. This so far has been messy but worth it.
So as a whole mostly wins my favorites being the illuminating drops and face palette. Is there anything in particular you love from Quo?