It’s Mother’s Day this weekend and it will be an extra special one for me, as I recently became a mom myself. The last couple of months have been a rewarding, precious and very treasured experience. There has also been a lot of adjustment, as I now have very limited time for anything, especially things like my beauty routine. I’ve learnt to do it all at the speed of lighting, often with just one hand, as I hold the baby in the other!
So this year, I got to thinking about Mother’s Day gifts and, specifically, beauty products that are pretty, practical and would actually speed up the beauty routine or make it extra easy. With that in mind, here are my top picks from Shoppers Drug Mart and one of my favourite Canadian brands: Quo Cosmetics.
Quo has released a special line of products for Mother’s Day and they are beautifully packaged, making them a perfect gift for any mom, no matter her age or beauty preferences.
Quo Face and Eye Palette
Let’s start with this very handy piece: it features so many colours that you just can’t go wrong! Perfect for any mood or occasion, whether you are looking for a natural or a very striking, sexy look. Since this is a large palette, there is, of course, an excellent opportunity for mixing and matching colours depending on your mood. Take your pick from 16 eye shadows, two blushes, two contour powders and two highlighters. It’s a must-have beauty portfolio for spring and it’s perfect for any mom on-the-go!
Retailing at $25.
Quo Radiance Blush and Quo Illuminating Highlighter
If you need a quick complexion boost, you can easily get away with just throwing on a little bit of blush or highlighter. These two products are the beauty basics that can help bring out your natural glow or add a bit of radiance on a day when you feel (and look) extra tired. This buildable and blendable pressed powder blush is a perfect pick-me-up that would fit nicely in your purse, if you are heading out somewhere. The highlighter comes in exactly the same size as the blush, so they make a perfect duo.
Each retailing at $16.
Quo Lipstick Trio
If you are really, really pressed for time, the easiest thing to do is put on some lipstick. It’s a sure way to add a fun touch to your look, it takes barely anytime to apply, and you can alternate between several lipstick colours throughout the day, depending on your mood or time of day. That’s why I absolutely love this lipstick trio. The three colours will comfortably take you from a morning outing with the little one to an evening date with your partner—start with a peachy neutral, transition to a soft mauve and cap it with a lovely red. In true Quo Cosmetics fashion, these lipsticks are also very creamy and will provide excellent hydration for your lips.
Retailing at $25.
Quo Clutch Set
Moms are almost always on-the-go, which is why I love this incredible set of cosmetic bags. Often, my make-up bag is overflowing with products, but there are also days when I only take a lipstick that I subsequently bury somewhere at the bottom of my purse! That’s why this set is so wonderful as it features three cosmetic bags of varying sizes, perfectly accommodating all your beauty essentials for everyday and travel purposes.
Retailing at $22.
Quo Brush Set
There will be days (holidays or weekends?) when you do have some time to play with make-up and experiment a little. On those days, these brushes will serve you well! This limited-edition collection features six beautifully crafted, soft and delicate Quo cosmetic brushes with custom handles. It is also accompanied by a cosmetic case to store and protect your brushes and make-up. You don’t have to be a make-up artist to use this set, but you will certainly feel like one as you create your look for a flawless and fun finish!
Retailing at $35.
All of these products and more from Quo Cosmetics can be found at Shoppers Drug Mart.
Happy Mother’s Day!