They recently released their Spring 2017 Collection, and I tried it out for you!
First up is the eyeshadow palettes ($18 CAD). Each palette has four shadows, and each shadow contains 3.5 g of product.
'No Pressure' has a shimmer finish. The shadows are fairly sheer, and I think that these could be sheered out even more, and worn as a highlighter.
'Rock It!' contains four matte shadows. Although they appeared to be pigmented on my arm swatch, they were chalky, and minimally pigmented, when I applied it to my eye with a brush.
The Face Palettes ($20 CAD) include 3 bronzers and 3 highlighters. Each pan contains 3.6 g of product.
'Down To Earth' is a very warm toned face palette, and 'Heat It Up' is slightly cooler toned, but still warm, especially the bottom row. Again, the problem with these palettes for me was the lack of pigmentation, when it came to a few of the powders. The bronzers were pigmented, but leaned too orange for me, and the highlighters (that I also wore as blushes) just didn't pack any punch.
The Brow Palette ($12.00 CAD) contains a split pan with a light brow powder and a dark brown powder, as well as a browbone highlight, a setting wax, and a double sided applicator with a flat angled brush and a spoolie.
The brow powders were too warm for me (a consistent theme for this collection), but I liked the browbone highlight. It had a light pink sheen, with a very fine micro shimmer, but it wasn't too intense.
The Matte Lip Crayons ($12 CAD) come in 3 shades - a beige, a pink, and a red. They come in a retractable tube, which makes for easy application.
I wish these lip crayons came with a sharpener on the other end, similar to the E.L.F. Matte Lip Crayons, for a more precise application. The product felt light, however, it didn't want to stick to the centre of my lips, when I rubbed them together.
I decided to do something a little different, for this post. Instead of taking photos of the product on my face, I did a try on/first impressions video. I go into more detail about my thoughts on the product, and you can see a clear representation of how they applied to my face.
Unfortunately, Quo really missed the mark with this collection. The packaging is beautiful, but the product inside just doesn't measure up, in my opinion. In addition to the formula of the products not holding up or being pigmented enough, I wish the products covered a wider variety of undertones.
The limited-edition Quo Spring 2017 Collection is available at Shoppers Drug Mart, as of February 2017.
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