Thursday, September 29, 2016

#QuoFallCollection Review and Swatches: Good, Bad, Repeat

I've been covering Quo collections for a few seasons now. The fall release features packaging with a purple scalloped leaves theme. The fall collection is pretty similar in previous releases that there is an eyeshadow palette, face palette, eyebrow powder. I prefer seasonal collections to come out with all new products/designs so I was a bit disappointed to see some repeats. But there are still a couple of products that caught my eye so read on!

Eye Shadow Palette in Plum Perfect- $18

This is my favorite product in the entire collection. I really enjoy seeing eyeshadow palettes come out with more unique shades that are still wearable, and this does just that. Right on trend with fall, the cranberry and dark purple shades are so beautiful in the crease. There are 6 matte shades and 4 shimmery shades.

I usually found eyeshadow pigmentation to be quite poor with Quo products but this one was spot on! All of the shades were pigmented and with the wide variety of shades, it won't look muddy on the lids. Some of the lighter matte shades are a bit chalky but overall the quality is great!

I would highly highly recommend this shade collection as you can do beautiful copper brown, cranberry pink, and smokey lilac looks. There are two other palettes available one that is more cool tone smokey and the other is warm browns.

Face Palette in Perfectly Ordinary- $20

I really loved the face palette in the spring collection but I feel like this is such a repromote for the fall season! The shades aren't different enough to get me excited. The powders are smooth and buildable. They are a bit sheer with the first swipe but can be easily built.

The blush shade is a dusty rose which is amazing for fall. The middle highlighter shade is a matte light pink so it doesn't do too much for me. The bronzer is a shimmery color so it's more used to warm up the face than to contour. I don't mind shimmery bronzers but I just don't think the colors paired that well.

It's still a decent product overall in terms of formulation quality but if you already have one from a previous collection or a similar face palette, I would pass on this. There is one other shade available for the fall collection.

Quo Matte Lipstick in Mysterious - $14

If you are looking for an affordable, pigmented lipstick, this is the one to get. The color is bold from the first swipe and actually has a staining effect so this will last a long time! The formula is really comfortable to wear. I would say there's still a bit of shine that comes through so it's not a full matte but I like that type of finish. Also this lipstick has a magnetic closure so it feels super luxe! There are two other shades in the fall collection.

Brow Palette Raise Your Brows- $12

This palette comes with wax, a brush and two eyebrow powder shades. There's also a mirror on the inside to do your brows on the go! The darker shade is still a bit too light for me and runs warm. Also the product looks exactly the same as from the spring collection. This could be good if you are looking for a small compact powder to take on the go. But it's not new for fall and didn't quite work for my complexion.

Quo Brush Set Brush Up!- $50

I really love the design and color scheme of this brush set. The handles are tapered and has a black rubber end to help with grip. I haven't experienced any fall out with the brushes and they are working great. The blush brush is angled so it helps to get in the corners of your face. The powder brush and the blush brush are both more on the fluffy side so they would not be able to create very strong pigmented looks. 

I do think the brushes work well with the makeup in this collection though and kind of has all the basic covered. 

Used all products mentioned above.

Overall my favorites are the eyeshadow palette in plum perfect and the matte lipstick in mysterious. The brush set is cool if you want to splurge but I think it's a tad pricey for what it is. I would pass on the face palette and the brow palette as they are repeats from previous collections!

Did anything catch your eye? Am I too harsh on repromotes?

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