I’m saddened to say that the Cargo Metallico Eye Kit is sold out everywhere I’ve looked. I’m reviewing it today with a heavy heart as I had hoped to get a back up of this set for myself plus it’s kinda stinks reviewing something you can’t actually get.
I’m hopeful Cargo will bring this back soon……! This is supposed to be apart of not only the Fall Collection but also Cargo’s Holiday 2011 Collection so I’m keeping hope alive it’ll be back in stock soon.
I do suggest checking out Ulta store locations to see if you can get it.
Let’s take a look!
An 8 pan shadow palette of metallic eyeshadows plus a makeup bag and brush for application!
It’s not everyday I say I want to add a back up to my collection as I simply have too much makeup but the Cargo Metallico Eye Kit…I need a back up.
This set is amazing and an absolute must have, you NEED this item.
At first glance it’s easy to pass it up as the palette looks like a loosely pressed pigment palette. Think MAC Crushed Metal Pigments…you know, that chunky, flaky pigment formula that falls out all over the place. I was thinking the shadows would have major fall out woe and would have little pigment plus a hassle to apply but little did I know how wrong I was.
The set is $39 and comes with a dual sided brush, makeup bag, and eight pan eyeshadow palette. The star of the collection here is the Metallico Eyes Palette. I found the dual sided brush a little useless as the slanted eyeliner side is useful enough however the smaller shader brush is too tiny to use with these shadows. The makeup bag wristlet is a nice little extra but I honestly don’t need an extra makeup bag….
Now the palette…
The palette is the real treasure!
This is a tiny, thin credit card style palette. It’s small, compact, and could prove disappointing when you open the package as you might think, “wait, this is what I paid $39 for?” but try not to panic…I promise what’s inside is worth it. After getting over my initial shock at the size I started not only loving on the formula of the shadows but also loving that the smaller size allowed me to travel easily with some very dramatic eyeshadows.
The shadows remind me of a press formula of MAC Crushed Metal Pigments. They look quite flaky and chunky and delicately pressed in the pan but they pack a punch. The shadows are loaded with pigment and blend out beautifully on lids. The promises metallic effect delivers as every single color in this palette gives the look of pure, liquid metal on lids. I expected a subtle color pay off but these pack a very nice punch.
The palette contains 8 shades total. Two of the khaki brown shades look the same to me however the other shades include a pewter blue, grey-ish purple pewter, cream, soft peach pink, black pewter, and blue. I had no application issues with the formula on any of the shades and felt they wore nicely with a good base without creasing, fading, or looking their vibrancy.
Some of the colors do look very similar in the palette the khaki brown bronze in particularly.
I thought the brush was a little useless due to the smaller size.
- Anyone looking for brilliant metallic shades of shadow.
- Those wanting a stunning eye look for Fall.
- Those who like pigmented eyeshadows that sparkle, shimmer, and shine!
- Those who aren’t too keen on sparkly shadows.
- Those with crepey lids.
Overall, the Cargo Metallico Eye Kit was a solid win. I kinda thought the bag and brush were nice extras but in the grand scheme of things a little useless…the real treasure here lays in the palette. This ultra slim palette packs a mighty punch and creates some truly dramatic eye looks. I was more than happy with it and hope Cargo does another palette like this soon..hey, maybe with all nudes or golds or coopers…the possibilities are endless.
I hope it comes back in stock soon. I purchased it from Ulta.com
Very Muse Approved for purchase!
P.S. Best application technique is a sponge applicator to pack color on easily!