These shimmery shades are perfect for winter
By Lauren Kelly, Graphics Manager
Looking for some sparkle for your fall and winter looks? Try out Quo’s new highlighter duo palette.
I mostly use Becca’s highlighter in Vanilla Quartz, but mine is running low so I was ready to try something new. I decided to give this palette a try after it caught my eye at Shoppers Drug Mart. Quo is Shoppers Drug Mart’s house brand and unfortunately one that I’ve largely ignored when shopping for new products or researching items for my articles. However, Quo’s prices are relatively competitive with other drugstore brands sold there—there’s just unfortunately less information available about them.
The Megawatt Highlighter comes with two highlighters: One is a warm, shimmery white, and the other is a darker pink-gold. The white highlighter actually seems quite similar to the Becca Vanilla Quartz, just a little bit lighter. If I had to compare the darker highlighter to a Becca shade as well, it’s closest to Champagne Pop. I will admit that neither highlighter in this palette is perfect for me. The white is a bit too light on my skin to seem like a natural highlight, while the gold pigment is significantly less obvious and only really shows up when the light catches it. However, when mixed together, the two form a beautiful highlight that works well on my skin. For people with medium-to-deep skin tones, the gold would probably look gorgeous and impactful.
The formula itself isn’t too powdery and applies very easily with a brush. It’s incredibly pigmented as well, so you won’t need much product. The packaging is ideal for me—the flat palette has a clear lid so you can see the product, and the pans take up most of the space so it doesn’t feel like there is wasted room. It’s slim and easy to carry, unlike some bulkier palettes I own. Each highlighter is 4.2 grams, meaning you get a lot of product for your money.
At only $14 for the duo, this is a great investment to help you glow through the cold months of winter. The size is fantastic. Both colours are beautiful and wearable depending on your skin tone. I haven’t given Quo much of a try previously, but I’m very impressed with this highlighter so I’ll definitely be trying more in the future. If you like Quo or want to try it, Shoppers often sells cheap bundles of the products, so keep an eye out for those during your holiday shopping.