Holiday Makeup Look feat. Quo

Usually, a holiday makeup look features a lot of metallics, red and gold, but this year I decided to use the Quo Cosmetics Holiday All About Colour Eye Shadow Palette, which is all matte. So instead of the traditional colours, I thought of the plums and purples in the palette (and the wine on the Christmas dinner table) and went with it.

I knew that they eyes were going to be the main focus, so I primed my eyes with Kat von D Lock-It Correcting Primer and set it with the lightest shade in the second row of the Quo Cosmetics Holiday All About Colour Eye Shadow Palette.

To create the smokey purple look, I used the plum shade in the outer third of my eyes with the warmer berry shade through the crease. I did have to build the colour up quite a bit, but this could be avoided by using a white base.

In the inner third of the eye, I used the lightest shade in bottom row, which is a light lilac shade, and the lightest white shade in my inner corner and brow bone. Instead of an eyeliner I used the black shadow to create a more smokey effect.

Holiday Makeup Look ft. Quo Cosmetics

Of course, it isn’t a Quo-centric makeup look without using the Quo Cosmetics Holiday Brow Beauty Eyebrow KitI used the darkest shade to fill in sparse areas of my brows, interspersed with a little bit of pencil from Diorshow Brow Styler Ultra-Fine Precision Brow Pencil and set with the wax in the Quo brow set.

Holiday Makeup Look ft. Quo Cosmetics

Once the eyes were done, I used Benefit Erase Paste on my under eyes, Vichy Teint Ideal Cream Foundation and set with MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural. On my cheeks I used Tarte Exposed and of course, the Quo Cosmetics Holiday So Focus Highlighting Palette. I mixed the two lightest shades on my cheekbones, cupids bow and on top of the white shade in the inner corner of my eye. It gives a beautiful light from within look that I can’t get enough of!

On my lips is the custom BITE beauty shade I made at the BITE Lip Lab in Toronto, and my mascara is the Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara.

It’s not your typical holiday makeup look but I’m really loving it! It’s been my go-to lately, at least before I went on vacation. 😉

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Quo Cosmetics Holiday Collection 2016

It’s finally starting to feel like the holiday’s – maybe it’s because the semester is finally over, or the fact that Halifax actually has snow now, but I am officially ready to tuck into sugar cookies and apple cider over here. Luckily for us beauty lovers, that also means there are heaps of amazing holiday collections on the shelves now too, and I have a few of the goodies from the Quo Cosmetics Holiday Collection 2016 to share with you today.

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What’s in my Travel Makeup Bag?

I had to do some travelling recently for work, so it only felt appropriate that I do a What’s In My Travel Makeup Bag? post.

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Quo Cosmetics Limited Edition Fall 2016

Now that August is behind us and I am starting to feel that fall chill in the air, I am officially in fall mode. True, it may still be too hot to wear jeans without sweating, but there is hope on the horizon! And with that turn of the calendar comes fall beauty collections. Quo Cosmetics has a beauty of a collection for fall with beautiful purple foliage packaging and metallic bronze brushes. Quo always does beautiful limited edition seasonal packaging, but this one is my favourite to date.

The Quo Cosmetics Limited Edition Fall 2016 Collection is made up of the Brush Up! 6 Piece Brush Set, an eyeshadow palette with three different shade selections (Neutral Ground, Plum Perfect and Clean Sweep), a face palette in two shade ranges (Sweet Illusion and Perfectly Ordinary), their much-loved brow palette in Raise Your Brows and three matte lipstick shades (Mysterious, Red Alert, Brandy). I have a selection of the collection to share today, starting out with the brushes.

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