As much as I adore Shoppers Drug Mart—a.k.a. the female Canadian Tire—I feel like I haven’t given Quo, its house brand of cosmetics, much love over the years. Not for any particular reason, mind you—more because other, more glamorous brands with names like Dior, Chanel and YSL were screaming for my attention.
But honestly? Quo has some pretty innovative stuff on offer. (And the photo at left really doesn’t do them justice.) In their spring collection, the Jumbo Lip-Gloss Sticks ($12) and Jumbo Eyeshadows ($12) are really fun to apply, and the colours go on very sheer and subtle. (What I’m trying to say is: they don’t feel cheap.)
I’m also a big, big fan of the BFF Super Shaper Eye Wand ($15), which is a dual-ended liner and shadow that would be perfect for travel. (The liner is thicker and more angled than any I’ve seen before, so it’s dead easy to apply. And the shadow is self-dispensing and not messy at all.) I’m not sure why it’s got BFF in the name, but I’m making it MY new BFF. They didn’t send me the All-Over Colour Stick (pictured), but I imagine it’s similarly clever.
Also: the quad in this pic is the Renaissance Eye Quad ($20), which is WAY nicer in person. (Really cute case. Trust.)
Available in March at Shoppers Drug Mart and Pharmaprix stores across Canada.