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7 products in 7 minutes

I have always wanted to try something from Cargo Cosmetics as I have heard so many good things about their blushes. I was going to get a few blushers, but then found this a more economical option and this way I could try a variety of products from their range too.

They have various kits and sets put together but 7 in 7 grabbed my attention as it was particularly meant for warm-medium skin tones, meaning that I could be rest assured that all the products in the kit will flatter my complexion. 

This is how the kits looks, very Benefit inspired I thought. I really like the Black and pink magnetic box as it can be used for storage as well. 

So you get 7 products in the kit which allow you do a full face. Not in 7 minutes for me though as I am super slow and take my own time. 

You get an Essential Eye Palette in Warm Neutral, Base in 02, Eye Pencil in Black, Better Than Waterproof Mascara, Beach Blush in Sunset Beach, Reverse Lip Liner in 01 and Classic Lip Gloss in Tobago. 

Droolworthy eh? It sure is. I was over the top when I received it. I have never ever got a kit before which contains so many items hence I was thrilled.

Starting from my favourite, Essential Palette in Warm Neutral. You guys know I love my eyes and that I love neutral colours hence this is like a dream come true.

The palette itself is very heavy and feels sturdy and luxurious. The colours are quite pigmented for everyday and can be worn sheer or layered on for a dramatic look. The finish is almost satin-matte and they blend well too. 

I went for a dramatic smoky eye with this immediately! I love how airbrushed the finish looks. It's a foolproof option and something you cannot go wrong with. If you love neutrals, you've got to try this out.

I have always wanted to try out a blusher from Cargo, especially after hearing a lot of raves about their blusher in Tonga. 

This one's their Beach blush in Sunset Beach. It's a shimmery dusky pinkish coral and comes in a finely milled and pressed compact. I love how the tin container is so vintage looking. 

The amalgamation of colours here is really beautiful. I sometimes use the darker shades to contour and the lighter shades to highlight and it works just as well. The quality of this is very velvety smooth to apply and blend. No signs of chunky glitter or shimmer at all!

I already have a list of blushes I want to try out from Cargo now. 

Can you see how pretty it is? I also like to wear it on the eyes at times and it gives me a super glossy eye which I love. 

What's also popped into the palette is their One Base in 02 which can be used as concealer or foundation. The shade is a medium-yellow which is perfect for me. 

The coverage of this is like a tinted moisturiser hence I only reserve it for touchups. Nevertheless, the quality is again pretty good!

The Lip Gloss is Tabago is also a sheer coral to match the blusher. I like the fact that it's sheer as it gives a nice fresh finish instead of a full-on lip which I wouldn't have otherwise worn.

It contains minuscule amount of golden shimmer which is uber pretty

I am particularly in love with their Reverse Lip Liner in 01 which is originally meant to be used to cancel out any pigmentation on the lips, for the lip colour to have a blank canvas. 

A pretty useful tool for Asian women who usually suffer from pigmentation around the corner of the lips. 

I however like to use this on my lower waterline to brighten the eyes as it works perfectly for that. I have been looking for a suitable colour since ages and this is a perfect match and not too stark. Of course I don't use it on both lips and eyes for hygiene reasons. 

The Better than waterproof mascara is okay as well. It does not give a lot of volume or length but works well for the purpose of making the lashes stand out a bit more. The Eye Pencil in Black is nice and creamy but not quite pigmented. 

I know $59 plus postage might seem a heavy price but considering that I got 7 full sized items that I will actually use, which otherwise would have totalled up to double the price if bought individually, it seems like a bargain! 

Delivery from Apothica.com was really quick too and their service I cannot fault. 

The Caffeinated Spaz said...

I have never tried the 7 in 7 box from CARGO, but I'm tempted now! They are one of my favorite brands - you can't go wrong with their blushes or BeachBlushes!

-Candice :)

JC ♔ said...

I am really curious about Cargo. I think I will look more into their products now after reading such a great review.

Demonicsmurfette said...

This looks amazing! It's going to have to go on my Xmas list. I've got a couple of their eyeshadows and have found the quality to be really good.

The Beautifier said...

I like the packaging and design, its really clean and stylish, the products in this kit look very promising, especially the Reverse Lip liner...its a pefect shade to use on lips as well as on eyes! xoxo




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