Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Quo Summer 2016 Collection- First Impressions & Swatches


Can you believe it's almost summer? I just had the Quo Spring 2016 collection posted on the blog but the Summer collection is already here! I wanted to give you a sneak peek so I'll be sharing my first impressions and swatches with the items I received!

Although the collection isn't named, there is a strong nautical theme to the products. I absolutely love the design of the outer packaging. I've never really noticed Quo at the drugstore before, but they are one of the only drugstore brands that I know that releases seasonal collections which is so cool!


Eyeshadow Palette- High Tide $18

There are three eyeshadow palettes in the collection. Each contains 8 shades and each shade is .8g. The palette itself is very compact and wastes no space. In the spring collection, the eyeshadow palette was very disappointing for me. In this one, the shades were definitely more pigmented and smoother to swatch. However, I thought the collection of shades was not very representative of a summer collection, but oh well!


I really like the two eggplant shades in the middle! I wish there was a mid-tone shade as it jumps from light bases to dark crease colors too quickly. It's easy to create a silvery smokey eye and a purple smokey eye. If you add in a neutral shade on the lid, you can use any of the last four shades as a crease color for a more neutral day time wear!


I created this look by using the dark purple shade on the outer third, the darker silver shade in the middle third, and the light silver shade in the inner third. Then I blended all the colors together with a clean brush!

For the bottom lasline, I used a purple pencil liner for the water line and the smudged it out with the dark purple shade.



Bronzer in Sunny Days $22

This bronzer is massive! It contains 19g of product and is the size of my entire hand! The packaging on this is absolutely gorgeous. It has the anchor pattern on the outer cover, a huge mirror, and a 3 shade bronzer in a wavy embossed pattern. 

There is one satin finish darker brown, a shimmery light pink, and a shimmery light brown. You can multipurpose them and use it as an eyeshadow too! Unfortunately the shades swatches very light and gives more a glow rather than a bronze.


The arrow is pointing at three shades swirled together. If you can make out the three swatches to the left of it, that's the colors separately. When worn, the two shimmery shades give off a beautiful golden highlight!! However, there is not much color pay off in terms of bronzing.



Lip Oil in Set Sail - $12

I've never tried a lip oil before and this was very cool. The product is liquidy and doesn't actually feel oily at all. It gives off so much shine but none of the stickiness. I've never gotten into matte lips as I think shiny lips look the best so I love this a lot!

The applicator is a flat doe foot. Although the product is bright orange in the tube, when applied it's mostly clear with just a tinge of color.




Precision Liquid Eye Liner- In the Navy $12

Last item in the collection is this liquid liner. The applicator is made of a flexible foam material and is very easy to control! It gives the precision of a felt tip but you won't ever have to worry about bristles feathering. 

The color is a true navy blue and has a matte finish. It didn't stand up well to me rubbing my eyes, but when I didn't touch it, it lasted 11+ hours. Overall I found the eyeliner very easy to control and a good Navy alternative at the drugstore.




The pattern on this collection is so gorgeous, I'm obsessed! The bronzer gives off a beautiful golden glow but probably won't show up for anyone darker than me. I was very happy with the look I created from the eyeshadow palette. If you like the color selection, definitely give it a try!

The lip oil was very unique and I loved the shine. The liquid eyeliner also held up for a long time but I wish it was also in the cute anchor packaging! I'd recommend the lip oil for the non-sticky shine and the bronzer for the packaging!


All items are available exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart starting June 2016.

Have you ever bought a product for it's packaging? What are your favorite summer packaging themes?

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