I have looked at these lipsticks I don't know how many times. I even swatched them before. And I don't know why, but all of the sudden, I have fallen in love with them!! Such flattering shades to start with. Fun shades, some bright shades, some natural shades, some more subdued shades, but all the shades I have so far are very flattering! Colors aside, what matter just as much (especially as a woman in her 40's with aging lips), is performance, formula, wear time, application, etc. For me, these get 5 stars/5 lippies on all counts!! These perform beautifully for me, lasting a good approximate 5 hours, some of the brighter shades then leave a flattering stain. But all of these, as they wear off, do not tun gummy or gunky nor funky colors.
They apply like butter and feel smooth, very comfortable to wear. Almost feels like a balm. And for me, a key factor is that they do not settle into my lip ines nor make my lips look dry and old. If anything, these make my lips looks supple and even "youthful" again.
I am not a fan of Cargo's packaging. I appreciate simple and clean lines, but to me, the design is too..looks too 'factory' for me, or feels kind of cheap, so I do kind of wish they had better packaging. But to me, packaging is strictly just personal preference. How a product looks once applied and how it wears and how it makes you feel is what matters. And all 5 shades I now have of these apply beautifully and easily, they all wear beautifully throughout the day and make my lips 'look pretty' and feel very comfortable, which in turn makes me feel very happy!!!
Can't believe I looked at these all these years and just kept passing them by!!
Will definitely repurchase. I am not one to get one of each shade from a lipstic collection, but I think this collection just might come close! IMHO, Cargo is such an underrated, not-talked-about-enough brand. Maybe if they had prettier packaging.. ;)
But seriously though, these are very nice lipsticks. Excellent pigmentation, true to color, nothing funny or funky feeling nor looking, they just wear very nicely, and really no scent that my sensitive nose detects.