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Recent Cargo Reviews

Eye Shadow -Cargo -The Essentials Eye Shadow Palette

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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.

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Lipstick -Cargo -Essential Lip Color - Dubai

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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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Liquid -Cargo -hd picture perfect liquid foundation

on 9/9/2018 8:55:00 PM

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LOVE this foundation. Total Holy Grail!! But I am heartbroken that Cargo has apparently discontinued it. Everything was perfect about this foundation - from the excellent coverage to the totally natural finish. My search begins for a new foundation & I can only hope to find one I love half as much as this one.

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Palettes -Cargo -Star Wars Light Side eyeshadow palette

on 8/11/2018 12:11:00 AM

This is one of two limited edition ( movie merchandising tie in) for the Star Wars franchise,released in fall /winter 2017 . I got mine for Christmas 2017.
Initially, I was wishing that I had received the Dark side palette, but after seeing YouTube reviews I'm happy with the one I have.
The palette measures at about seven inches long by about three wide and three quarters of an inch deep.
Outer box is shiny black with a metallic gold foil embossing for the light side logo and lettering.
There are eight shadows in the palette, and unlike other Cargo palettes,these are not named but numbered with Roman numerals ( reference to movie ?) . Actual palette packaging duplicates the outer box , again giving a shorthand tutorial recommendations as to how to put together a eye look. Stated shelf life is supposedly 12 months.
Inner packaging is the texture glitter in black .( I see the tie in thought- starry space hyperdrive etc. but it loses a star from me for that. I don't care for the glitter texture in my hands , I would have preferred a smooth black slightly jelly texture with silver specks imbedded within-easier to keep clean. )

As to the shadows they all seem to be warm toned in this palette , unlike the other Cargo palettes in my collection. The shadows all work well together, in 5 matte and 3 lightly satin formats.

1. Warm cream/ beige matte
2. Warm cream /beige satin possibly a hair darker
3. Warm Terracotta Peach matte
4. Warm mauve satin
5. Light terra/peach satin ( approximately two to three steps down in color intensity from #3)
6.Brown/Berry/ Burgundy matte
7. Medium- Dark Brown matte
8. Dark plum brown ( satin ? Micro sparkles)
I've enjoyed this palette, every look I've done with it has pleased me . I don't recall any creasing ( didn't use primer) . Yes the color scheme is somewhat limited ( peach/berry/ brown) but I like it ( and am stocking up on warm palettes while they are easily obtainable) . There can be a bit of fallout , but the usual tactics ( tap your brush, do eyes first, use eye shields, powder a bit heavily under eyes and brush away any fallout etc.) apply. I didn't have any major issues with fallout , and I usually do my makeup on Sunday mornings as a passenger on the way to church!
The peachy colors are also useable as a coordinating blush. Pan size is 0.07 X 8 ; or 8x 2.25g. The eyeshadow texture is sort of smooth,dry and a bit powdery, but not lacking in pigment. It's between Estée Lauder and Lorac in pigmentation in my opinion.
If I ran out and could still find it? Yes , I'd repurchase.
I'd recommend this to warm neutral matte palette lovers. If you liked the UD Daydream palette, Heat or Petite Heat, TF Peachy Mattes then this might be one you'll love too . For more variety I'd combo this palette with some metallic shades ( gold, rose gold, copper, bronze, champagne) or maybe a plummy purple or warm pink glitter pigment. Over all I'm very happy with it , as I usually default to mattes lately.

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Eye Shadow -Cargo -Getaway Eyeshadow Palette

Cargo Getaway Eyeshadow Palette

I found this eyeshadow palette at TJ Maxx for $5. I have several of Cargo’s shadow palettes and they are all great. This includes 12 shadows in plums and gray shades with a couple nuetral shadows thrown in. There are shimmer and mattes in the collection as well. Super pigmented, finely milled and quality shadows that blend easily and last all day with a good base. Love!

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