Find of the Month: Quo Cosmetics

Perhaps you’ve noticed Quo Cosmetics during your visit to one of Shoppers Drug Mart’s 1,200+ stores across Canada. The brand isn’t exactly new, having been a mainstay on Shoppers’ shelves exclusively for several years, but they’re catching the eye of the beauty mavens more and more thanks to their cute packaging innovations, on-trend colour stories, and affordable pricing. As we head toward spring and a reawakening of our stylish selves as the weather warms up, I invite you to take a peek at some of Quo’s latest and greatest get-pretty innovations that’ll put a radiant glow on your face, both literally and figuratively.

Quo Eye Palette PresenceQuo Eye Palette – $18 each
The theme for this spring’s Quo collection (which is rolling into stores over the next month / April) is this beautiful, ornate design that carries through all of their packaging. If you’re like most girls and the first thing you gravitate toward is colour, then you’ll want to check out their three new eyeshadow palettes. ‘Presence’ (pictured above), features crisp, cool hues in springy shades of purple, blue and grey. ‘Sensation’ is an electic mix of pinks, mauves and silvers, with a hint of orange. And ‘Pose’ is the warmest of the lot, with a range of browns, taupes, and greens. All three of them are priced under $20, making this an ideal birthday present pick that packs a lot of style into a small price tag.

Quo Lipstick CharmQuo Lipstick – $12
Another place you’ll find colour on the Quo shelves is through their two new lipsticks. These pretty tubes come in two universally flattering, vibrant shades. Above is ‘Charm’, a bright fuchsia hue that instantly livens up your face (hint: apply minimal additional makeup and let the colour sing). Your other pick is ‘Illusion’, a deeper, mauve-taupe hue that’s a little more neutral but adds a fresh, spring vibe to your look. For the record, Quo Cosmetics, as I mentioned, are only available in Shoppers Drug Mart stores. That means no shopping online – but with so many locations nationwide you can easily pop in and test these pretty hues before you buy.

Quo Spring Brush SetQuo Spring Brush Set – $60
If you’re shopping for someone who has more than enough makeup, then consider gifting them with the next best thing – a stunning set of brushes with tres chic pink and black handles. I’ve actually owned quite a few brushes from Quo over the years and recommend them as a great entry level brush line for those just getting into the art of brushing and blending like a pro. This synthetic set contains everything a makeup maven needs to get her face on, including three face brushes (powder, foundation, blush), three shadow brushes (all over, smudger, crease blending), a liner brush and a concealer brush. It also works for gals on the go, thanks to the handy carrying case that’ll keep your brushes from picking up outside debris.

Quo Face PaletteQuo Face Palette – $20
If contouring is your thing, then be sure to check out the two new face palettes from Quo this spring. Each one contains a rose-hued blush, a shimmery highlighter, and a flattering bronzer that’s free from that telltale orange-y hue (at least, when applied properly). There are two collections available here but they are virtually the same – ‘Contessa’ is a touch lighter than ‘Camelot’, which is pictured above. The shades layer well so you run little risk of over-compensating with your brushes. This also makes a lovely bon voyage gift for a pal that’s traveling – she can save herself from having to bring along multiple makeup cases!

Quo by ORLY Art Scene Nail PolishesQuo by ORLY Art Scene Polishes – $10 each
Quo isn’t just about beauty for your face – they’ve also teamed up with respected nail polish brand ORLY to regularly release trendy, unique polishes. ORLY, for the uninitiated, is a great brand that’s been committed to three-free formulations well before it was de rigeur. It promises fast drying times and streak-free coverage. This season, Quo by ORLY’s collection features four dynamic glitter polishes, inspired by famous art movements and their works. My personal favourite is the copper-fleck sparkle pictured second in, called ‘Contemporary’; it’s subtle enough to work for the office when worn on its own, or it can be applied as a fun top coat to your favourite neutral shade.

Quo Eyebrow PaletteQuo Eyebrow Palette – $12
One of the most-often overlooked yet impactful areas to amp up your beauty potential is your eyebrows. Good maintenance and grooming is part of it (threading, waxing and plucking) – but simply filling in your brows or using a wax cream to keep them in line can do wonders for framing your eyes. If you’re new to beautifying your brows, then start off with Quo’s affordable palette designed just for the brows. It features two blendable shades to custom match your eyebrow shade (although you’ll generally want to darken them a bit as you fill them in), a dual-ended brush, and a cream to keep those stray hairs in place.

As I mentioned, this lineup of spring beauty products from Quo will be in Shoppers Drug Mart locations across Canada as of April. That being said, Quo is carried year-round, so be sure to pop by and see what they’ve currently got in store – if you’ve overlooked this brand in the past, don’t! They offer really beautiful colours at a great price point, and their accessibility simply can’t be beat.

Finally, I’m delighted to announce that one of my readers is going to have a very pretty spring. I’m giving away every item I featured in this post. That’s right! One lucky winner is going to nab three palettes (eyes, brows, and face), a lipstick, the spring brush set, and the entire Quo by ORLY Art Scene collection, for a grand total of $160+! Want to win? Here’s how to enter:

1) First and foremost! You must be a Canadian Gift Guide subscriber to enter this giveaway. Just find the ‘Gift of Gab’ box on the righthand side of this page and either hit ‘Follow’ or enter your email address. Once you’ve done that, leave me a comment by March 31, 2015 telling me which of these fabulous spring items from Quo you’re most interested in trying out.

2) Entries are limited to one per person / per email address / per household (or more if you score bonus entries). A random draw will be conducted on or around April 1, 2015 to select the winner(s), who will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen in their place.

3) Entries are limited to Canadians that have reached the age of majority in their province. Quebec is not eligible for this promotion.

4) Bonus Entries: Get Tweet happy this month. First off, follow @ShopprsDrugMart and @cdngiftguide on Twitter. Secondly, send out one Tweet a week that tags both of us, promotes / links back to this post, and includes one of the following hashtags: #QuoCosmetics or #Quo or #QuobyORLY. Repeat Tweets will not count, so get creative. Finally, leave a link back to each of your Tweets in the comments below. The bonus entry periods for each weekly Tweet bonus entry are:
March 1 – March 7

March 8 – March 14
March 15 – March 21
March 22 – March 31

Don’t forget! There’s often many other chances to earn bonus entries into all of my giveaways. As a subscriber, keep your eyes peeled on the daily posts for more ways to enter to win!

227 Responses to “Find of the Month: Quo Cosmetics”
  1. Lynn M says:

    All of the items look intriguing (really like the packaging) but I love the nail polish!

  2. Cheryl A says:

    I would love the brush set. The nail polish looks lovely too–fun for my toes in summer!

  3. Shelley Habinski says:

    The lipstick looks very Marilyn Monroe! ( a bit naughty and nice with its pink and black lacey pattern..) It would feel so glamorous to pull that beautifully-packaged tube out of my purse ! I am just lusting after this make up ! Thanks for a fantastic contest !

  4. Joan G. says:

    I’m most interested in the Quo Art Scene Polishes – love the sparkle.

  5. I love the packaging and would like to try them all!

  6. qestral says:

    I love all the packaging and want to try them all!

  7. dorcontest says:

    Wow ….. I have to pick? LOL I love the brushes and the Quo Face Palette. Would love to try out a new cheek shade. The polishes are grand. big wows again.
    Doreen Lamoureux
    dorcontest at gmail dot com

  8. dorcontest says:

    Follow you both on twitter @doreenlamoureux

    Doreen Lamoureux
    dorcontest at gmail dot com

  9. Heather Swanson says:

    I love the sparkly nailpolish

  10. SandyS says:

    And good set of brushes will refine your makeup application. Take care of them and they will last longer than your makeup.

  11. Tracy says:

    I think that my girls and I would all love the Quo by ORLY Art Scene Polishes – $10 each they look like a lot of fun, and something we would get a lot of use out of 🙂

  12. Rachel Cartwright says:

    I’m most excited to try the Quo eyebrow palette – my eyebrows are my most finicky feature, so I’m always looking for better ways to fill them in and whatnot!

  13. Julie G. says:

    Wow, great giveaway. I’m keen to try the Quo Eye Palette, great colour selection.

  14. CLC says:

    Quo by ORLY Art Scene collection is adorable. I’d love to try it.

  15. Ashley B says:

    I lovr how pretty the spring brush set is!

  16. Debbie says:

    This would be a fantastic giveaway to win!
    The products are so unique!

  17. I’d like to try the art scene orly nail polish

  18. intensev5 says:

    I like the Quo Spring Brush Set – $60

  19. Aimee says:

    If love to try the makeup brushes

  20. katydidit21 says:

    I would love to try out the Quo Eye Palette. I love the packaging. So pretty.

  21. Huguette E. says:

    I’m a subscriber and I’m most excited to try the Quo by ORLY Art Scene Polishes.

  22. Erin McSweeney says:

    would love to try the Quo Spring Brush Set – $60…its great to have good quality brushes.

  23. Anne Derkat says:

    I’d be most interested in the lipstick and then the sparkly nail polish.

  24. Katie says:

    I like the Charm lipstick

  25. ginafleury says:

    I would like the quo eye palette. So pretty.

  26. Gizele says:

    I am most interested in trying the Quo Eye Palette.

  27. kiraali says:

    The nail polish of course! I only ever wear sparkles on my nails, and so those are perfect!

  28. Lindsey says:

    I am always looking for good makeup brushes so the Spring brush set looks perfect!

  29. cookie3 says:

    I love the sparkly nail polishes but I could use a new set of brushes & a brow kit. Oh heck, why don’t I just throw out all the old makeup & take the whole works.

  30. kittypride says:

    The Quo face palette looks really good, I also like the looks of the sparkles in the nail polish 😃

  31. wobbles13 says:

    I want to try the Quo Eye Palette!

  32. Katherine Mauti says:

    I would love to try the Quo eye palette! I am addicted to trying new eyeshadows and the colours look beautiful!

  33. cathy brown says:

    The eye shadows, I love the pink colours.

  34. cathy brown says:

  35. Rae D. says:

    The eye shadows I think are my favourite, although I do really like that pink lipstick.

  36. Sean M says:

    My wife likes the eye palette and my daughter likes the brushes.

  37. Heather Arnould says:

    I love Quo products and would love the set of brushes.

  38. jasmyth says:

    Gosh, everything is nice! If I had to pick, it would probably be the lipstick.

  39. Sherry K says:

    I really want to try the Eyebrow Palette.

  40. Valerie Kempton says:

    I like the nail polish.

  41. Dianne Arsenault says:

    Love the eyebrow kit!

  42. Love the Quo Spring Brush Set! Quo brushes are great! Excellent quality at affordable prices.

  43. Gail wright says:

    I would like to try the lipstick.

  44. Shelley N says:

    I love eyeshadow so I am most interested in trying the Quo Eye Palette -all the colour selections sound great so I would have a hard time choosing

  45. Kristina Ziegler says:

    Quo eye pallet

  46. Chantelle says:

    I would love to try Quo Spring Brush Set. I’m always looking for a great set of brushes

  47. M. Archambeau says:

    I’d love to try that sparkly nail polish!

  48. Susan says:

    I don’t own a nice set of brushes, so I would love the Quo Spring Brush Set.

  49. linda paley says:

    I always like to try new eyeshadows and lipstick – and new nail polish – all look great

  50. Miranda says:

    I would love to try one of the lipsticks.. the packaging is super adorable but i am not a fan of pink 😛

  51. Debbie White Beattie says:

    I’m torn between the Face palette and the Spring brush set, but the Face palette would definitely be my first pick. I love the pretty packaging that it all comes in.

  52. Debbie White Beattie says:

    I’ve followed you both and here’s my tweet

  53. Sarah Hawley says:

    I would love to try the face palette 😉

  54. S. Hirano says:

    It is hard to choose the item I would most like to try. The packaging is so pretty, and the prices are great. In fact, I think I will purchase the Pose eye shadow set the next time I visit Shoppers Drug Mart, but not for a gift, for myself!

  55. Sparkled Beauty says:

    I’m excited about the nail polish, very glittery and spring-y

  56. Susan Patterson says:

    I would love to try the art scene polishes. My granddaughters would love them – we could have a nail polish party!

  57. Alison K says:

    I’m a subscriber. Of these fabulous spring items from Quo, I’m most interested in trying out their, “Quo by ORLY Art Scene Polishes”. Looks interesting! Thanks

  58. Alison K says:

    March 1 – March 7 bonus entry: FOLLOWED @ShopprsDrugMart and @cdngiftguide & TWEETED

  59. Lynn Andersen says:

    I am interested in the lipstick, it is time for a new shade.

  60. dabrowne says:

    I like the Quo spring brush set, so pretty

  61. ksceviour says:

    ohh,I am most excited to try out the Spring Brush Set!!

  62. ksceviour says:

    follow and tweeted!

  63. Cairine says:

    I would be most interested in the lipstick.

  64. Heather S. says:

    I like the brush set!

  65. jess e says:

    I’d love to try out Quo by ORLY Art Scene Polishes

  66. mcmc says:

    time for a new lipstick color for me

  67. Vicky D says:

    The brush set for sure!

  68. edmontonjb says:

    I am in love with the nail polish set


  69. Patricia G says:

    Quo Spring Brush Set – really need new brushes

  70. Jessica Lord says:

    i love the nail polishes!

  71. louise says:

    I’m excited to try the Quo eyebrow palette and the Quo spring brush set

  72. Marsha Arditti says:

    I would love the face palette

  73. Samantha Turnbull says:

    definitely the nail polish, i love quo! and i also have an obsession with nail polish lol.

  74. Samantha Turnbull says:

  75. Donna L. says:

    I’d love to try the Quo Eye Palette.

  76. nicolthepickle says:

    I would love to try the Quo Eye palate.

  77. Darlene Boyle says:

    the brush set

  78. Renee Lacasse says:

    would like to win

  79. Anne B. says:

    Quo Eyebrow Palette, but they all look lovely! Love the design. of these!

  80. Angela M says:

    I am most excited about the Quo Spring Brush Set. Good Make Up brushes are very important and keeping them handy in that case too is an added bonus.

  81. Angela M says:

  82. Debra says:

    I’ve used Quo brushes for several years now and would appreciate another set, especially packaged as they are.

  83. Jason Quarrie says:

    I would definitely be most interested in the Art Scene Polishes for my girlfriend – I think they’d look spectacular on her!

  84. Sahra Altaha says:

    Very intrigued by the brow palette! Thanks for the opportunity!

  85. LINDA says:

    I am especially interested in the nail polish.

  86. Grace says:

    I really like Quo brushes so I would definitely like to try out that brush set!

  87. Carrie Lumley says:

    I would like to win this package of products. I have not used Quo before so it would be a great way to try something new!

  88. carriel1980 says:

    What a nice package of products. I have not used Quo before. This would be a good way to try something new. Thanks for the chance to enter!

  89. Maria Griffin says:

  90. LILLIAN BROWN says:

    love the brushes and the Quo Face Pa

  91. LILLIAN BROWN says:

    Quo eye pallet

  92. Vanessa L says:

    The Quo lipstick! Love the packaging.

  93. May says:

    I am most excited to try the Quo Spring Brush Set!

  94. Holly says:

    I don’t wear a lot of makeup but do like the eye palatte.

  95. rebecca g says:

  96. rebecca g says:

    I would love the eye palatte. It has a variety of colours for every look

  97. cheryl mclellan says:

    i would love to try the Quo Eyebrow Palette

  98. I love the nail polish!

  99. The Quo eye palette is so fresh for spring!

  100. Kim M says:

    I like the Quo lipstick

  101. Sharon says:

    I like the Quo Spring Brush Set.

  102. Lisa Morrison says:

    I would like to try the Quo eyebrow palette.

  103. Taps says:

    Definitely the Quo Face Palette.

  104. Cahley Tod-Tims says:

    I like the face palette!

  105. joyce s. says:

    I like the eye palette.

  106. Theresa says:

    Definitely the Art Scene Polishes – what a lovely packaging design Quo has!

  107. Angela Mitchell says:

    I’d love the Quo by ORLY Art Scene Polishes!

  108. aarone mawdsley says:

    i want Quo Spring Brush Set – $60

  109. janicour says:

    I absolutely love their brushes, and this set is gorgeous. Quo lipsticks are also amazing. Thanks for this great giveaway!!

  110. SharonB says:

    The products are gorgeous. My daughter and I could share.

  111. Kelly says:

    I’d most like to try the nail polish!

  112. Kim says:

    The brushes look awesome

  113. I would love to try the eyebrow palette

  114. i’d love the eyeshadow palette or lipstick, or nail polish…actually everything is just super cute!!!

  115. Colleen M. says:

    Love the Nail Polish!

  116. I am loving the Quo Eye Pallete and the Quo by ORLY Art Scene Polishes

  117. diane says:

    All of these items look great but I would like to try out the brush set.

  118. Krista says:

    Love the brush set!

  119. I’m a subscriber and I am most look forward to trying the Quo by ORLY Art Scene Polishes!

  120. Yuen C says:

    The nail polish!

  121. SueSueper says:

    I am most excited to try out the Quo by ORLY Art Scene Polishes

  122. SueSueper says:

    Follow you both on twitter,
    Here’s my tweet

  123. Victoria Ess says:

    I think the Quo Spring Brush Set is gorgeous!

  124. Suzanne G says:

    I am most interested in the Spring Brush Set and would love to try them out.

  125. Suzanne G says:

  126. linnett says:

    would love to try the Quo Lipstick.

  127. I would love to try out the Quo Spring Brush Set

  128. BlessedTA says:

    Quo Eyebrow Palette

  129. Carly Z says:

    I am in LOVE with the Quo Spring Brush Set!

  130. Tina L. says:

    I’m interested in the brush set.

  131. Susan T. says:

    I really like the Eyebrow Palette. My brows really need some help! The brush set is really nice too.

  132. Allison says:

    I would defitnitly love to have the brushes! They look so beautiful! I’ve lately jumped on board with The Quo makeup brand, the first thing I feel in Iove with was the Quo back to basics palette and because of that product I’ve been a frequent purchaser 🙂 so with that said I would also love the eyeshawdo palette 🙂

  133. truckerofbc says:

    My wife would love the Face Pallette!

  134. Burcu says:

    Would love to try Quo Eye Palette

  135. Dawn walsh says:

    i would love to try out the makeup brushes

  136. Donna E says:

    I love the nail polish.

  137. angie erickson says:

    I love the spring brush set and would love this in my easter basket, mother’s day gift, birthday present, date night, etc.

  138. I’m intrigued by the eyebrow palette.

  139. GARRY S says:


  140. Elizabeth Friesen says:

    I desperately need some new makeup brushes, so I’d love to try those out!!! 😀

  141. Elizabeth Friesen says:

    I tweeted! 😀

  142. Leah E says:

    I love the eyebrow palette!!

  143. Karen G. says:

    The blush palette is lovely

  144. I’m most interested in trying out the eye palette!

  145. tp says:

    I’m a huge fan of Quo, and I’m surprised that Shoppers doesn’t promote it more. I actually picked up one of the shadow palettes this weekend on points and waffled on a blush palette. For the price the quality is amazing. I have an embarrassing amount of their collections over the year.

  146. Sunshine G says:

    I’d love to try out that brush set – I’m in dire need of new ones!

  147. Christina Petrisor says:

    nail polish is the product I would try. I purchased the brushes for our daughter she loves them.

  148. samantha turnbull says:

  149. Suzanne G says:

  150. lorna says:

    love the fun nail polish.

  151. Jo B says:

    The brushes are the first thing I would like to try. You need good brushes to do a great job.

  152. CL Chin says:

    Great prize!
    I tweeted:

  153. boobsandblonde says:

    Thanks for filling me in! I’m a Quo lover!!

  154. Donnas says:

    I’m a subscriber, and I’m looking forward to trying the Quo by Orly polish.

  155. Alina R. says:

    The nail polish looks amazing!

  156. Catherine M says:

    The nail polish!

  157. I’m most excited about the Quo Spring Brush Set

  158. Debbie White Beattie says:

    Here’s my weekly tweet

  159. samantha turnbull says:

  160. Gizele says:

    I like the QUO eyebrow palette because it is something I would really like to try.

  161. Bonnie Humphrey says:

    Quo eye pallette is my favorite

  162. 409cope says:

    I am a subscriber.
    I am most excited to try the Quo by Orly Art Scene Polishes.

  163. Sara says:

    The eyebrow palette! I’ve just recently discovered what a difference a good eyebrow kit can make!

  164. dorcontest says:

    last tweet

    Doreen Lamoureux

  165. Angela Mitchell says:

    I love those Art Scene Nail Polishes! I really like Quo products!

  166. Celena Clause says:

    Most interest int trying that spring brush set. Those handles are gorgeous!!

  167. Elena says:

    I’d like to try the Quo face palette. I’ve mever contoured my face but I’m seeing a lot of people trying it out these days.

  168. Vicki says:

    The Orly Art Scene polish Abstract.

  169. Jennifer L. says:

    I’d love to try the Quo Spring Blush Set.

  170. Janet says:

    I would love to try the Eye Palette-the colours look so pretty!

  171. Dreena says:

    I’d like to try out this one: Quo Eye Palette.

  172. Melinda says:

    I would love to try the Quo Face Palette.

  173. eleanor says:

    I’d love the Brush Set

  174. I would love to try the eyebrow pallette. been thinking of getting one

  175. samantha turnbull says:

  176. Tracy D says:

    I am a subscriber! :). I love the Quo by Orly polishes, very funky! They look fun for spring.

  177. I could really use a fresh new brush set!

  178. adrienne says:

    Would definitely use the brush set!!!

  179. Natalie Chizen says:

    I’m interested in trying the Quo Eye Palette

  180. I’m a subscriber and am most interested in trying the Quo by ORLY Art Scene Nail Polishes!

  181. Wanda Bergman says:

    I am most interested in winning the Quo by ORLY Art Scene Polishes.

  182. lindsay d. says:

    the lipstick is adorable–i’d love one!

  183. Marlene J says:

    Quo Spring Brush Set as I need new ones

  184. Marlene J says:

  185. debbie says:

    I’m all about brows right now, I would love to try that brow kit

  186. Donnas says:

    I need more lipstick, I think I’d like the Illusion

  187. Elizabeth Vlug says:

    I happily subscribe. Most excited to try the Quo Brush Set. I am in desperate need of new brushes, my current ones leave little hairs all over my face and that is not the look I am going for 😉

  188. Sara says:

    Cannot prejudiced against a product – I like them all. If I win – these beauty treasures will all be a gift for my eighteen year old.

  189. I am most excited to try out the Quo Face Palette

  190. beewbedard says:

    would love to try out Quo by ORLY Art Scene Polishes

  191. beewbedard says:

    brendawitherspoon at hotmail dot com

  192. Mohammed Rafiq says:

    Hi! I need to know if these quo brushes contain animal hair or not??

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