5 products to brighten up your summer look
Are you ready to brighten your daily beauty routine this summer? The new Quo Cosmetics Summer 2014 Collection features bold designs, chunky quad palettes and funky mesh wrapped brushes, to add a bust of colour and playfulness to your everyday makeup bag. The collection includes 3 eyeshadow palettes with fun colours ranging from pixie neutrals to hot and trending purples and earthly browns. It also features 2 complimentary face palettes for the all-around, never orange, sun-kissed look. We can’t forget about the cheeks and lips, so the collection also includes 3 rosy Quo Blush Fusion and 3 red and pink lip glosses to give you the perfect summer pout. To apply all these beautiful new cosmetics, the collection also includes a summer brush set that features 6 essential brushes in a vibrant mesh cosmetic bag that is perfect to store all your brushes in, and even doubles as a chic clutch for a night on the town.
Quo Eye Shadow Palette comes in a bold and bright, neon, plastic, lego like compact with 4 eyeshadow shades within and full size mirror on lid. It features 4 very shimmer shades that are smooth, buttery and incredibly soft. Each shade is easy to apply, blends out beautifully and although are not extremely pigmented, they are somewhat buildable to achieve a sheer finish. I think these would be best used as a highlight or on the inner corner to brighten up the eyes, as they are pretty sheer. It creates a very pretty, natural effect to the eyes and comes in 3 different colour palettes, Angle Dust, Colour Mood and Golf Rush, for $15 each.
Quo Face Palette comes in the same bright, neon, lego design packaging as the eyeshadow palette, but contains a shimmery bronzer within. It’s formulated with the perfect balance of red and brown tones to create a natural glow without looking orange. It has a silky, velvety texture with a ton of shimmer and sparkle without settling into fine lines or wrinkles. It’s extremely buildable so you can easily choose how dark or light you want to go, starting with a sheer wash of colour to a more contour, bold look with only a few strokes of your brush. It gives you a radiant, just out of the sun glow, that looks quite natural and wears for a good 8 hours without fading. It comes in 2 shades, Burning Sand and Raw Sienna for $16 each.
Quo Brilliant Lip Gloss will enhance your lips with a pop of colour and have them kissably ready in no time. It’s lightweight, non-sticky, creamy texture is comfortable to wear the entire day. It has light-reflecting sparkle throughout it that gives a shining, semi-opaque finish to the lips. It keeps lips smooth and hydrated and lasts 3 to 4 hours before fading. It comes in 3 shades, Charm, Mega Watt and Salmon for $10 each.
Quo Blush Fusion is a velvety cream blush that gives a rosy glow to the apples of your cheek for a naturally blush effect. It has a creamy, silky, mousse like texture with a smooth formula that’s easy to apply and blend out with only your fingertips. It has a lightweight formula that doesn’t feel heavy, sticky or greasy and is long-lasting, doesn’t budge throughout the day. Although not extremely pigmented, is it really glossy, but once set, it dries down to a statin finish with just the perfect amount of shimmer. It does take a few minutes to dry leaving you plenty of time to add more and blend out to give more of an opaque look. It gives the perfect all-natural finish to the cheeks with an illuminating glow. It comes in 3 shades, Flirt, Jazzberry and Blossom for $16 each.
Quo Brilliant Lip Gloss in Salmon and Quo Blush Fusion in Flirt
Also in the collection is the Quo Summer Brush Set that’s the perfect partner to all your summer palettes. It includes 6 must- have brushes of the season in a mesh cosmetic bag for only $45.
Also at Shoppers this month is Quo by Orly Summer 2014 Nail Polish collection. It features 6 new limited edition shades in vibrant shades of purple, neon orange, punchy pink and sparkly green that are exclusively for summer. It has a quick dry, long lasting, high gloss formula that’s free of any DBP, formaldehyde and toluene. It’s rich and creamy texture glides onto the nails smoothly and evenly and thanks to its unique brush, it covers the entire nail in 2 easy swipes. It delivers true pigmentation and completely opaque in as little as 2 coats. It lasts a solid 4 days before chipping and retails for only $10 each.
Quo by Orly in Heatwave
Quo by Orly in Summer Fling