Total Perfection Face Primer

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$23 - 33 gram
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Category:
Makeup > Sensitive Skin Products > Foundation Primer
Last Updated:
10/29/2013
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This silky, fragrance-free, silicone-based primer has a viscous texture that softens upon contact with skin and spreads easily. Not surprisingly, this makes your skin feel exceptionally smooth and helps makeup glide on. Its satin finish is best for normal to slightly dry or slightly oily skin. The best news? Unlike most foundation primers, Quo added several proven antioxidants to help boost your skin's environmental defenses (and the packaging will keep them stable during use). Now this is a foundation primer we can get behind, and the price is right, too!

Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Polysilicone-11, Isododecane, Phenyl Trimethicone, Laureth-12, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Carthamus Tinctorus (Safflower) Seed Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Cola Acuminata Seed Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Butylene Glycol, Water, Isopropylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Butylparaben

This relatively small but comprehensive makeup line is sold exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart in Canada, and is one of their star performers among a backdrop of other name-brand drugstore product lines. The impetus behind this simple but elegantly packaged line was the need to bring makeup artist–quality cosmetics into a mainstream drugstore. As heroic a claim as that may be, the truth is that there have always been superior makeup formulations at the drugstorein fact, some of those products have set the standards that the rest of the industry tries to keep up with.

Despite their unconvincing excuse for launching yet another cosmetics line, many of Quo's products have velvety, smooth textures, even application, and a pleasing mix of classic and contemporary shades, including neutral-toned foundations. As was the case when we reviewed this line a few years ago, the standout products are the powder eyeshadows and the makeup brushes; however, the lipsticks and lip liners are also worth your attention. A significant improvement from my last visit is that now the Quo displays feature testers for every product, and the staff at Shoppers Drug Mart encourages you to use them! We wish more drugstore cosmetic lines would incorporate this feature, but for now, this is another area where Quo really stands out, and it deserves serious consideration by Canadian residents and visitors alike.

Of course, not everything Quo offers is remarkable and, if anything, their expanded roster of products seems more gimmicky than innovative, although some of the newer items are outstanding and, given the new testers, now you can try before you buy. The concealer category is the weakest, followed by the powders, which, with one exception, aren't keeping pace with advances in this area, especially compared with the preferred options from L'Oreal and Revlon (often sold right next to Quo). 

For more information about Quo Cosmetics, visit www.shoppersdrugmart.ca.

Note: All prices for Quo Cosmetics products are in Canadian dollars.

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  1. Jackie
    Reviewed on Tuesday, November 12, 2013
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      3 / 4
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      3 / 4
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      3 / 4
    Total Prefection Face Primer - Change?
    • I believe this product has changed its packaging since this review. It now is in a clear body, which I would think would effect the ingredients in it...making it unstable in light?

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