Saturday, 11 June 2016

Quo Summer 2016 Limited Edition Summer Collection - Review and Swatches

Feeling nautical?  This summer Quo Cosmetics is yelling 'Anchors Away!".

Quo Summer 2016 Limited Edition Summer Collection - Review and Swatches

Take a look at what you'll see pop up at Shoppers Drug Mart.

Before we get into the makeup, let's take a look at the Quo by Orly Summer 2016 Limited Edition nail polishes.  Quo is releasing four bright and bold neon colours including:  'Pink Bikini' - a hot pink, 'Coastal Cruisin' - an orange-red, 'Sun Daze' - an almost green neon yellow, and 'Purple Sunset' - a orchid purple, which retail for $9.99 each.

This is 'Pink Bikini', 3 coats.

quo by orly summer 2016 pink bikini swatch nail polish

quo by orly summer 2016 pink bikini swatch nail polish

Next up is the makeup!

Quo is releasing two lip oils - one that has an orange tint - 'Set Sail', and one that has a pink tint - '40 Knots', which retail for $12 each.  The lip oils appear clear on the lips, but are a great option if you just want a non-sticky coat of shine.  They have a paddle applicator that picks up the perfect amount of product for a single application.  I couldn't quite put my finger on the scent, but 'Set Sail' had a fruity scent....maybe it was cherry?

Quo Summer 2016 Limited Edition Summer Collection lip oil set saild review

There is also a precision liquid eyeliner called 'In The Navy' which retails for $12.  It is a dip-style eyeliner, but the applicator is really firm, which made for a super easy application.  At first I thought that the formula dried to a matte finish, but from certain angles I could definitely see some metallic blue shining through.  Make sure that you shake it before you apply it, or it'll end up being separated and a bit watery.

Quo Summer 2016 Limited Edition Summer Collection precision liquid eye liner in the navy

Quo Summer 2016 Limited Edition Summer Collection lip oil set sail prcision liquid eyeliner in the navy

The 'Sunny Days' bronzer is $22, but it is GIGANTIC.  Easily bigger than my palm, almost bigger than my entire hand.  It was divided into three sections, but when swirled together, it created a beautiful shimmer.

Quo Summer 2016 Limited Edition Summer Collection review sunny days bronzer swatches

I had a hard time picking up product with my fingers from each individual section, when I was trying to wear the three sections on my face, so I eventually gave up and just swirled around.

Quo Summer 2016 Limited Edition Summer Collection review sunny days bronzer swatches

Finally is the eyshadow palettes.  These 8-pan palettes retail for $18 and feature a selection of navy shadows - 'Lost at Sea', nude shadows - 'Sea Sun Sand', and a mix or purples, blues and greys - 'High Tide'.  Below is 'Sea Sun Sand'.

Quo Summer 2016 Limited Edition Summer Collection review eyeshadow palette sea sun sand

This palette was both a hit and a miss.  In the past, Quo eyeshadows haven't done it for me *points to the Prismatic Eyeshadow Palette review*, due to pigmentation and a physically hard formula.  For this palette, I found that the dark shadows were quite pigmented, but the light colours (2 on the left side, and 2nd from the right), were not pigmented at all - I'd have to dip my brush in a couple of times before I'd pick anything up.  When swatching with my finger I had to press quite hard, but a few of the shadows were so soft that I would end up picking up chunks of shadow.

Quo Summer 2016 Limited Edition Summer Collection review eyeshadow palette sea sun sand swatches

I tried a halo-style look by using the darker browns on the corners, with the lighter colours in the centre, and noticed a lot of sparkly fall-out, during the application.

Quo Summer 2016 Limited Edition Summer Collection - Review and Swatches

Quo Summer 2016 Limited Edition Summer Collection - Review and Swatches

You can find the summer 2016 collection from Quo by Orly and Quo Cosmetics at Shoppers Drug Mart.

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