73% would repurchase
on 3/22/2019 6:04:00 AM
More reviews by mariella99
Having been born and raised "in the 6", I was absolutely ecstatic to stumble across this palette last week at Marshalls for $12 (and that's CANADIAN!!!). I didn't have my phone with me to check the MUA rating on this palette but bought it anyway, partly out of loyalty to Toronto, partly because of the price (come on - an e/s palette for $12) and also because I've loved almost everything I've ever purchased from Cargo, a brand which is now, lamentably, no longer available here (and I can't tell you how much I miss their Blu-Ray concealer....probably the BEST concealer EVER). For those reasons, I was happy to grab this (I was actually checking Marshalls to see if maybe a stray tube of Blu-Ray had ended up there....I do this every few weeks which is an indication of how much I want to find more of this stuff). So, having said all that, I am very pleased with this palette. The cooler toned neutrals and subtle shimmer shades are just my cup of tea. Maple, Dundas St. and Goose are go-to, every day sorts of shadows for me. I also really like Eh! (and grin ever time I read the name), though the other 3 shades in that "quadrant" aren't colours I wear often and Blizzard (an icy, really frosty silver) is totally not a colour I wear. The right side "quad" (purples) is also lovely and, of course, you don't have to stick to the "quad" arrangements and I will often add The North, Ontario or Ice (a matte, grey'd blue) to looks I do with the more neutral left hand shades. I don't find the quality of the shadows in this palette to be outstanding but they are certainly pretty good and in light of the price I paid and my sentimental attachment to the places that inspired this palette, I am glad I got it.
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on 3/16/2019 5:03:00 PM
More reviews by DoraZ
So, I don't usually write reviews for limited collection items, but I thought I'd do one for this in case it helps anyone in the short term. This review is for Cargo's Tokyo in Bloom eyeshadow palette which comes with 12 eyeshadows and a double ended eyeshadow brush. I picked this up at Kohls a few days ago for only $18 and it's very pretty! However, I couldn't see myself repurchasing this even if it wasn't limited edition. You can for sure find similar palettes with better quality and wear. I've found the last few days I've been wearing this I have had to touch up my eyeshadow halfway during each day despite using Urban Decay's Primer Potion AND setting the shadows with Urban Decay's De-Slick Setting Spray which I regard as pretty superior products.The packaging is absolutely gorgeous, creamy off white sturdy package with beautiful pink cherry blossom decor on the top with a strong magnetic closure and a nice big mirror inside. The shadows inside, while extremely pretty with a nice balance of cool and warm toned shimmers and mattes are all VERY sheer and require a lot of build up to get a substantial look. Overall this is a nice addition to my makeup collection and is nice for more subtle looks, it's not a must have IMHO. LIKE!!!!
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on 12/26/2018 6:22:00 AM
More reviews by subahe
The colour is absolutely beautiful, a bronzed pink colour, but it does emphasize the pores on my cheeks, so this is the only reason why I won't buy the product again. It lasts for 5-6 hours on my oily skin, even in the summer months.The packaging is really nice, but a litte too bulky for my taste. It is a silvery tin which I am going to reuse to store my bobby pins.It comes in a 6 gr packaging
on 10/4/2018 12:04:00 AM
More reviews by PublicDomainKitten
Want an affordable quality palette that's versatile enough to take you from work to running weekend errands, vacation with you, and can do a tasteful smokey eye for date night? Stop looking, you found it, and I've added some new photos so you can see it for yourself.I adore Cargo (their products are quality and value for money) and this product does not disappoint. As with all their larger shadow palettes, it's designed in duos/quads that work together - but the beauty of this palette is that all the colours are doable and actually work here - separately, in duos, in quads, and in various combinations. Maybe it's just me but none of the colours are too light or dark, too warm or cool, too sheer or heavy, too shimmer or matte, too day or night, or too occasion or season-specific. Nicely pigmented with no fall-out, you can layer and blend these to achieve many looks, keep them light or build them to the desired intensity.The packaging is terrific here: It has a mirror to make application easy and includes a nice dual-ended brush and lovely black eyeliner. It has a magnetic closure, which is really handy when you're on the run, and it's durable. I can't count how many times I've dropped this palette or it's gotten knocked off my desk. It's even been through the roughness of baggage claim and customs. Twice. The mirror doesn't crack, no splits or dents in the packaging, the magnetic latch works like new, and no cracked or broken shadows. It's also easy to wipe clean with a cotton swab or tissue, did I mention that? True story. Of all the Cargo palettes I've enjoyed, this one is the only palette I've ever owned where all the shades are pretty much evenly worn down because I use all of them regularly. Not a dud in the bunch. (Having said that, lately I seem to favour Rush Hour, Industry and Metro.) So maybe it's not the showiest palette in the history of time but it is the hardest working, most versatile palette I own, and It's earned the coveted real estate it occupies on my desk. In fact, it goes everywhere with me. Bang for buck? This really is an essential palette. I picked mine up for less than 10 USD (you read that right) from wholesalers closing shop. Truthfully, I would have paid five times that for it but you don't have to. It's currently still available on the Cargo website for 34 USD with free shipping.
on 10/3/2018 10:14:00 PM
Straight up, I love me some Cargo. Say what you want but this company makes some seriously good stuff. That said, I wish I'd picked a different colour. DUBAI makes me look as if I've been embalmed and that's just not quite the look I'm going for here. Don't get me wrong, this lipstick is creamy, glides on well, and has great coverage. But I have no idea if it stays put because I had to remove it before one more person asked me if I was feeling poorly. Right lipstick, wrong colour. Better luck next time.
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