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Cargo Cosmetics Essential Lip Color & Eye Shadow

Cargo Cosmetics have rebranded recently to get rid of some old products and revamp the range to make it more exciting and fresh. I believe it features collections based on cities hence the detailed and beautiful packaging. I couldn't get myself to throw the packaging as it's so dainty and gorgeous. I've been a fan of Cargo Cosmetics since it wasn't available in the UK and all the US YouTube gurus kept raving about it. I remember getting a bargain on ebay one day and it was of the cult favourite blushers in 'Tonga' and I still remember loving it to death.

I adore the packaging of the Essential Lip Colours in particular. So classy, simplistic yet fresh. The shades I have are Bordeaux and Kyoto and both of them are stunning. The formula is very nourishing and contains peptides for lip plumping and all that good stuff. They are superbly and unexpectedly pigmented on the first swipe. 

The formula is quite unique. It almost feels like a lip balm and lip stick in one. Although the texture of these is meant to be weightless, I love how the pigment forms a coating over the lips and wraps it in colour. Of course you'll see some fading during the day but I quite like how it sits on the lips. 

It doesn't have a traditional lipstick like formula and is in fact pretty wearable on a daily basis. Bordeaux is a vampy oxblood shade that screams vamp from the first look. It's going to be my favourite for Autumn although it's a bold colour to puff off. Kyoto on the other hand is a bubblegum, barbie pink. Very innocent and fresh, not trampy looking like how baby pinks tend to be. Can easily be a pick-me-up shade for the gloomy weather to come. 

The Eye Shadow pot in Shanghai is also a beaut. Doesn't it look absolutely lovely in the pan? Just so delicious and rich looking and made to compliment autumn leaves, snug coats and cosy scarves. It looks simply gorgeous on the eyes as it doesn't have a very strong pink hint so no swollen eye effect here.

Again, a very buttery and silky formula that shocks you with it's intense colour pay off on the first swipe. Has a natural, satiny finish to it and can easily be worn in the crease during the day paired with a neutral champagne colour or worn in full glory slathered all over the lids with some smoky brown kohl and carbon black lashes.

Cargo Cosmetics is available to purchase at Debenhams and Beauty Bay in the UK. Definitely check them out! 
Renisha said...

The lipshades look lovely :)
Nice blog :)

She Rockin Them Stilettos

Diana said...

I've heard amnazing things about cargo's makeup. Specially their blushes!

Sadly it got discontinued in my country :<
That eyeshadow is so pretty and perfect for the fall/winter time!

Please take care, have a nice day!*





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