I recently had the opportunity to attend Quo’s Sweet 16 party, which was by far the chicest birthday party I’ve ever been to. There were gorgeous flowers, treats that were almost too pretty to eat, and, of course, makeup as far as the eye could see (I pinched myself to ensure I wasn’t dreaming). Besides celebrating 16 years of Quo, (Shoppers Drug Mart‘s makeup line), it was also an opportunity to get a sneak-peak at the new products for 2016. I am incredibly grateful to have been sent home with a bunch of goodies to test out, and have chosen my top 3 picks to share with you today! Also, stay tuned at the end of this post for some pictures of the event!
1. Quo Brow Kit, $18.00
This kit comes with everything you need to create the perfect arches: 2 brow powders, an applicator, and a brow gel. Why 2 powders, you ask? This allows you to create the perfect shade to match your brows, and takes the guessing out of choosing the right colour for you while at the store (one size fits all!). Simply mix the powders, apply to your brows using the applicator, and finish with the brow gel to keep everything in shape. This set is an amazing value for money, and is also great if you change your hair colour frequently (your brows will always match!).
2. Quo Colour Spectrum Refillable Lip Gloss, $12.00 (Refill: $10.00)
Available in 6 different shades ranging from nude to pink, this lip gloss is rich, creamy, and beautifully pigmented. What’s most unique about this product however, is it’s packaging. Purchase the full lip gloss to start, and then simply purchase refills at a lesser cost! This product is a fun, innovative way to reduce packing waste (and recycle!) without sacrificing style.
3. Quo Contour Kit, $23.00
If you’re anything like me, the idea of contouring can be a bit scary. As someone with oily skin, I worry that by the end of the day, my makeup will have shifted and I’ll look like a watercolour painting. But this kit actually inspired me to give contouring a try. Why is it any different? The products in this kit are powder based, which is perfect for oily skin (as opposed to thick, creamy products). It also comes with fool-proof instructions built right into the packaging! Included in the kit are a bronzer, highlighter, and contour shade, as well as a super-soft brush to achieve the perfect look. There’s also a built in mirror for when you’re doing your makeup on the go, or touching up throughout the day.
Pictures from the Event
Have you tried any of the products from Quo’s new collection? What are you most excited to try? Let me know in the comments below!