I'm a sucker for a compact makeup palette. Creative packaging, neat rows of colour, wee inset pots of shadows and lip colour, sometimes with blush, eye pencils and teensy mascaras... so many possibilities for pretty.
The Quo Beauty on the Go palette ($15 CAN) is a simple two-parter for eyes and lips. The top section is a slide-apart shadow quad of pale shimmery pink highlight, mid-tone coppery gold and shimmery grey, and matte dark brown. The sub compartment holds lip shades of wine, plum, gold and peach.
I'm a geek, so I enjoy the way this versatile kit is organized. On the left side, the pale pink and gold shadows with either of the first two lip colours deliver a fresh-faced look; on the right, the lighter lip colours balance the smokey eye you'll get from the shimmery grey and matte chocolate shadows. If you like a monochromatic look, criss-cross and wear the pale pink and gold shadow with the gold or peach lip colour. For big drama, go for wine or plum lips with your smokey eyes.
Price is another thing I love about makeup palettes, especially this one. Just $15 for four shadows and four lip colours all in smart portable packaging complete with a generous mirror? You'll have to do the math yourself -- I'm busy geeking out over all the pretty stuff.
Quo Cosmetics are available at Shoppers Drug Mart. Image courtesy of Quo Cosmetics.
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