Green goes glam with the new Cargo Plant Love Cosmetics Collection! Cargo’s Plant Love Collection is one of the few organic/natural lines I’ve tried that’s actually really, really good.
Normally I find that collections that embrace their green friendly side end up forsaking quality but I was pretty impressed with the quality and performance of the items I tried out from the line.
Jump ahead to hear my review!
The entire Plant Love Collection is natural in origin including it’s packaging. Plant Love is free of parabens, phthalates, petro-chemicals, synthetic dyes, and fragrances. The packaging on each item is made from polylatic acid which is a polymer made up entirely from corn! Soak the box from your purchase in water and plant it! It’s embedded with wildflower seeds. Pretty cool right?
I’m honestly not a fond fan of bronzer as you may already know from reading my past reviews however I’ve taken baby steps to embrace the bronzer world. When I tried out Cargo Plant Love 100% Natural Origin Bronzer I was a bit skeptical and worried as the shade isn’t particularly flattering in the pan. The color is a dull brown without a hint of shimmer, you know that the Muse minus shimmer is never a pretty event. However, I felt determined to give this a try and I was quite pleasantly surprised and shocked how much I loved it.
The shade is actually quite natural, sheer, and easy to blend. I actually used it conjunction with a tiny bit of my Bobbi Brown Rouge Pot. I applied a bit of the Rouge Pot to my cheeks and topped it with this. The bronzer deepened the rouge and created a very soft focused, healthy, glowing look. This is made with natural terracotta ingredients minus harmful parabens. Considering the product is so sheer it creates a glow rather than going overboard into the land of Oompa Loompa as some bronzers are known to do. I liked the overall effect and I’m actually delighted that I liked it so much.
Now the real star of the show are the Cargo Plant Love 100% Natural Origins Eye Shadow. Oh. My. God. So good. You really need to try these out. They blend like an absolute dream! The formula is so light yet manages to have sincerely great color payoff. The shadow glides onto the eye beautifully well and blends perfectly. I tried a few colors which I’ll review for you in a second post but the shade I was most in love with was Parakeet which was a beautiful orangy copper with a nice shimmer finish. The shade is ideal for a warm Summer look.
The last product I tried was the Plant Love Lipstick. Two dollars from every sale of the lipstick sale benefits the St. Jude Children’s Hospital. The formula of the lipstick is paraben-free which makes it a great find however I wasn’t too captivated by the formula. It has great color pigmentation and gives a nice rich color to lips however the texture was a tad bit too hard for me and didn’t feel too moisturizing on my lips. However, considering how natural it is I do think its well worth a repurchase. The shade I tried was Sagarmatha, a rosy taupe shade.
For my look below I used the Plant Love Bronzer on my cheeks, forehead, and face. On my eyes I’m using Plant Love Eyeshadow in Parakeet and on my lips I have on Plant Love Lipstick in Sagarmatha. I’m looking quite like Summer in the dead of Winter but I just loved how the look came out overall thanks to the great effect of the bronzer and the beautiful shade of shadow!
All in all I think the line is pretty incredible and well worth checking out for yourself especially if you’re “green” friendly. Although it’s quite natural and organic it doesn’t forsake quality in anyway. After trying out a few pieces I’m wanting to get to Sephora to explore further!
Cargo Plant Love is available now from Sephora or visit www.cargocosmetics.com for further info!
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So you have dark circles? Got a bit less sleep then you’d like?
No problem-o! The Muse has you covered.
Have you tried Cargo Eyelighter?
Totally perfect solution for the days your eyes need a wakeup call on the double!
I recently tested out a few Cargo Eyelighters and fell pretty in love with ‘em! I purposely withheld using these on days I got plenty of rest however, like this morning for example when I’m working on three hours of sleep, I decided to dive right in to see how well Cargo Eyelighter banished my dark circles, puffy eyes, and the general sleep deprived droopy eye look I had going on!
And I’m here to tell the tale that indeed they do a damn fine job of waking up tired, sleepy eyes and offering a refreshed, awake appearance.
What are these things anyway Muse?
These are simply a dual sided eyeshadow pencil that contains a matte side of shadow on one end and a shimmery shadow on the other. The matte side of the pencil is used on the outer corner of your eye and highbrow while the shimmery side is used on the inner corner of the eye. The effect is a brightening, lightening, wide, awake appearance. Although the package suggests using the shadows on outer and inner corners, I took the liberal to line my lower lash line with the matte end and add a bit of the shimmery side as a highlight to my eye…the effect is the same..a wider, naturally bare look that’s both beautiful and refreshing.
Does it banish dark circles completely?
No, absolutely not. However, it successfully reflects off of dark shadows and creates a more awake appearance. Yes, you’ll absolutely still need concealer but this and concealer create a rather perfect, awake eye look!
This are ideal for travel or quick touch ups as the product is complete and you don’t have to tug around anything extra with you. The shadows are housed inside the cap of the applicator, simply twist, remove the applicator and it’ll already be saturated with color. Apply, done, AWAKE!
I think part of it’s major appeal would be the fact that it adds a natural elegance to my eye area. For someone who prefers bolder eye shadows it’s a rather nice break from vibrant and intense..to just..fresh, natural, and beautiful.
I personally loved the finished results on this and will be purchasing these again when I run out. If you watch Gossip Girl you might notice that Blake Lively always has a touch of shimmering white or gold in the inner corners of her eye, the results are pretty much the same as what you see on her although in my case I definately do NOT look like Blake Lively hehe!
Using Cargo Eyelighter in Pink
Using Cargo Eyelighter in Gold
If you’re loving my blush that would be Urban Decay Baked in Glided!
The two shades I tried were Gold and Pink, Pink happens to be a new shade addition for Fall. This is also available in White which I’m dying to try out so I ordered it from Sephora last week and will bring you an updated review about it shortly!
All in all I liked this alot and I’m approving them for purchase. I like the idea of a single item that I can tote around with me for quick, on the go touch ups for wider, more awake eyes, I love the finished results of going from sleepy to wow in a few quick swipes and I simply adore the naturally beautiful look these create!
If you’re looking for something simple, easy to use, and works well enough at giving you that 12 hours of sleep you truly DIDN’T have…these are for you!
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Cargo Fall Collection 2008
Cargo Color Eyeshadow Palette in Tahiti
Cargo Blu_Ray Concealer Review
If you’re a tiny bit tired of all the metallics, vampy lips, and generally dark smoked out looks that normally come with the Fall season you might want to indulge in some of Cargo’s vibrant, bolder, and hipper Fall Collection.
I few weeks ago I told you about some of Cargo’s new Fall Collection and I was quite happy to get my hands on one of the several Cargo Color Eyeshadow Palettes released this season. Although Cargo definately has a bit of a natural, neutral look on offer for those who prefer a warmer makeup for the cooler weather, they also happen to have spiced it up a bit and added some pretty Muse friendly shades to their new palettes. Being unconventional is the spice of the Muse’s life and thankfully Cargo obviously agrees when they created the Color Eyeshadow Palette in Tahiti.
You know how much I adore teals, aquas, and greens and Cargo’s Color Eyeshadow palette in Tahiti contains all of the above and then some! One of the key things that grabbed my attention about Cargo’s new palette is the very interesting packaging. Cargo has for many years come in a unique tin casing which was quite a different presentation for makeup however in the last two years they have definately branched out and added new and interesting packaging. Cargo hasn’t forgotten it’s roots and still offers many of the same tin cases to this day that they always had.
New Packaging vs. Old Packaging
The Cargo Color Eyeshadow Palette is actually considerably different from those tins of old. This palette comes in a slick, heavy clear plastic case with a gorgeous image on the cover. Open it up and four large shadows await your hand plus a generous size mirror!
The shadows are huge and comparable to Bobbi Brown’s Metallic Eyeshadow singles. I think the thing that can be appreciated most about these shadows is the buildable color option. Each shade applies sheer and light however the color is easily buildable with a few extra swipes. Going from a lighter look to an eyepopping look with ease and simplicity definately appeals. I personally prefer a pop when I use colors like the ones in the Tahiti palette however many are a little bit scared of bolder shades. The palette makes it easy and goof proof to create a softer look without going completely bold. The shades aren’t heavily pigmented however with a heavier hand you can definately get awesome color payoff. They blend wonderfully well and are a very interesting silky texture. The entire palette contains four flattering shades that just work together which I love. My biggest pet peeve is being presented with a quad of shadows that don’t work together and leave me puzzling over how to use them, not the case with this palette. The colors simply work alone or together to create a stunning, bolder look for Fall.
The Tahiti palette contains a grassy green shade, a deeper grasshopper green shade, a true blue shade, and a greenish aqua shade. The colors are semi-matte and contain no shimmer however this does not prevent them from being great.
I created three seperate looks with my palette but you can easily get a dozen or more looks from the one palette by wearing each shade separately or combining shades to create different looks or colors. I was particularly delighted with how well each shade meshed and morphed with the next to create a new shade.
This look was created by using the lighter and darker greens in the palette.
This look was creating used three of the four shades. I used the greenish aqua on my lid and creased and deepened it by adding a bit of the blue. I finished the look by adding a bit of the deeper green shade to V of my eye.
This is my favorite look! I used the greenish aqua shade all over my lid and crease and lined my lower lash line with the blue color. I think the blue contrasts beautifully with the aqua!
With 8 shades to choose from and a $28 USD price tag I’m really liking Cargo’s Color Eyeshadow Palette for both it’s versatility and it’s stray from the Fall norm!
Tahiti is definately worth checking out! I enjoyed my adventure with this one!
Check it out at Cargo’s website or your local Sephora!
Cargo Cosmetics Fall Collection 2008
Cargo Blue_Ray Concealer Review
Don’t I always hook you up with the latest and greatest in the cosmetic world? Since my concealer round up began I’ve reviewed quite a few items and today I’m adding to the reviews with a brand new concealer released for Cargo’s Fall Collection.
Today I’m bringing you a review of Cargo’s latest concealer that was released with the Fall Collection. Cargo Blu_Ray Concealer is a concealer and wrinkle eraser in one slick pen. W00t! Something that erases fine lines? The Muse is on the case!
First of all it has my very favorite style applicator a click pen. Click pens are simply the best when it comes to concealers and it’s truly a hassle free way of applying your concealer minus the mess. The interesting part of this is the applicator. Unlike most click pens that sport a brush style applicator this is actually a sponge applicator which fits the contour of the eye nicely and allows ease of use when smoothing the concealer on so less blending is done by your finger tips! Speaking of blending, this blends like a dream. It smooths on amazingly well and goes from a moisturizing blend to a powdery dry down. Although powder I fear when it comes to my under eyes as it tends to age me and crease this however did neither. Just offered soft, buttery coverage.
The formula will cover slight to medium dark circles but I’m unsure how well it’ll fair on extremely dark circles. I’m enjoying the creamy yet powdery texture of this and I definately deem it a fine concealer for the Summer humidity considering how long wearing it is. It’s been under my eyes since 5 this morning and still going strong at nearly 2 pm. Nice. No creasing and no caking under the eyes and it delivers on it’s promise of flawless coverage. Products like Cargo Blu_Ray concealer were created with the idea of high-definition filming in mind. It’s a product that’s meant to appear completely invisible while giving skin a flawless, airbrushed look. It does this perfectly well in my opinion and I can easily see myself reaching for this one daily.
Now the good part….
It contains something called Vilsilox which is a cosmetic alternative to Botox to smooth fine lines and wrinkles.
So far I have to say I like the coverage, love the finish, and love the long wear! It’s definately a good one! The Muse likey Cargo Blu_Ray Concealer and recommends checking it out for yourself!
Cargo Blu_Ray Concealer is sold at Sephora and check out more of the Blu_Ray Collection at Cargo Cosmetics website. Check out my Cargo Fall Collection post to read about some of the interesting goodies released!
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A few new pieces have popped up on Sephora from Cargo Cosmetics that I’m a bit excited about.
Cargo Wet/Dry Eyelining Palette $32 USD
This palette contains eight powder eyeliners that can be used wet or dry.
Cargo Blu_Ray Polishing Clothes $15 USD
Pack of 20 exfoliating clothes to prep and prime the skin for moisturizer and makeup. These happen to washable and reusable as well.
Cargo Blue_Ray Concealer $28 USED
A click pen style concealer that promises to banish wrinkles as well as dark circles.
Cargo Essential Eyeshadow Palette $32 USD
An essential selection of naturals, nudes, and neutrals for creating a simple yet elegant eye look.
Cargo Color Eyeshadow Palette $28 USD
A quad of four vibrant eye shadows to create one or several looks! Comes in eight shade selections!
The Cargo Color Eyeshadow Palette definately caught my eye as the color selection is vast with a multitude of color shades available. I’m also very excited about those exfoliating clothes which have a really great price plus are reusable. I liked the concealer as well but was disappointed that it was available in only two shade options so those with a darker tone will be unable to indulge.
All in all looks like a nice lot of new goodies from Cargo Cosmetics!
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