Sometimes you go to your local drugstore to peruse the beauty section, and you find a brand that you’ve never tried. I know. Me not familiar with a makeup brand? The Humanity! But that’s the case with Cargo Cosmetics – I’ve seen the brand online, but I had never actually stopped to play with the products. Well those days are gone, because I have finally tried something from Cargo!
This is the Cargo Cosmetics Eye Contour Eye Shadow Palette #01.
The palette has a cute city skyline design on the outside. It comes with a matte base, a shimmer base, and six shadows (divided into categories – cool vs. warm, then divided into light, medium, and dark shades). It also comes with a great big mirror, and wastes no space with any applicators (THAT’S how you do it!).
For the look below I applied the matte base. Then, I applied ‘Cool Light’ into my crease, ‘Cool Medium’ onto my lid, and ‘Cool Dark’ into the inner corner, and blended it through.
|Also wearing Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips Lipstick in ‘Kim K.W.’ (Review HERE)|
I have to say that I wasn’t totally dazzled by this palette – it was so-so, for me. I like how the colours are laid out, and I like that the shades are different from your typical warm and cool looks. But with that being said, I still think that this palette lacked the wow factor. Because the colours are fairly basic, you think I might recommend this for a beginner beauty lover, however, I wouldn’t because I don’t think these shades would be universally flattering to various skintones. In addition, the formulation of the powders, weren’t my cup of tea – a bit chalky, and sheer at times.
All in all, even though I like the layout and the concept, I think this palette sort of missed the mark. The palette also comes in #02, which I think might be more up my alley shade-wise, as it includes some pinks, and jewel-tones.
You can find the Cargo ‘Eye Contour Eye Shadow Palette’ for $39 CAD at London Drugs, Rexall/PharmaPlus and Lawtons across Canada, and $28 USD at Ulta, Kohl’s, and the Cargo Cosmetics website.
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