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Evening Glam with Quo Cosmetics

From date night to cocktails with the girls to holiday work parties, having a go-to glam look is every girl’s secret weapon. While I’m the first to admit I still haven’t mastered the smokey-eye – – even in my 30s – I do have quick routine that can take a day time look to evening appropriate in a few minutes!

I’m often running home after a 9-5, throwing on a simple dress, fun shoes, re-applying my makeup for evening time and bolting out the door. As much as I’d love to sit and spend 30 minutes on my look, it’s never much of an option so this is my real-life get out the door and go evening face! I’ll be using some of my favourites from the limited-edition Quo Holiday collection at Shoppers Drug Mart. 

First things first: I always start with the eyes. A great base eye shadow I’ll use for the day is found in the Quo All About Eyes palette (I use the taupe colour – second row from the top and third from the right). I love their eye palettes available during the holiday season since I can test out new shades or colours I might be hesitant to try in a full size pot. (I’m actually itching to try a look with emerald green during the winter months!) 

Once I’m home and prepping for evening, I’ll add a deep gold shimmer to the outer corners of my eyes –just a few strokes here and there. The Quo Matte N’ Metal Eye Shadow Palette has a great variety of colours in the nude and gold spectrum to achieve this. 
The biggest difference which takes my look from day to night is eye liner. I’ll often go without or a simple flick at the outer edge of my eye during the day for a more natural look at the office. I rely heavily on a great nude shadow and double duty mascara to achieve this. For evenings or special occasions, I’ll heavy up on a dark brown liner to complement my eye colour. I like to add a cat eye edge to my eyes for additional drama. The Quo All About Eyes Kit not only has a great dark brown but a dark brass pencil shade as well that would look great lined on top of the dark brown for additional drama. 
I don’t know about you but I find my hand tends to rest under my chin for most of the day which in turn often rubs away at my blush or bronzer come evening. Reapplying with the Quo Contour and Sculpt Palette bronzer is a breeze and made so much easier with their rose gold fan brush. 
And last but not least: the lips! I’ve been really into coloured lip glosses lately and the Quo gloss lineup has the perfect mixture of nude and shimmer options. I actually layered the blush pink and shimmery-nude to achieve this look. The only thing left from here is to grab your coat, cell, keys and get going to the ball ;) 

This post is in partnership with Quo Cosmetics and Shoppers Drug Mart. All opinions are my own.

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