October 19, 2009

Cargo Holiday Collection 2009: Cargo Hands of Hope Collection

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How interesting is Cargo getting lately?   First we had that interesting little Runway Palette and now the new Cargo Hands of Hope Collection inspires dreams of the Mediterranean during a cold Winter night.


Jump for a peep.

  • Cargo Mediterranean Nights Palette ($34)

Features four eyeshadows and two blusher/bronzzer duos inspired by the warm of the Mediterranean.

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Shadows included:
Shimmer Brown, Golden Green, Rich Gold, and Gold Shimmer Pink

Blush/Bronzer Duos included:
The Big Easy (sheer pink with gold and red grapefruit undertones)
Medium Bronzer and Blush in Rome (soft tangerine) Duo

  • Cargo Hands of Hope Eyeshadow Palette ($29)

A palette featuring nine eyeshadows in a pretty compact box. Each is embossed with the Hamsa hand, an enduring emblem of peace, hope, and prosperity.

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Shadows included:

  • Vibrant Purple
  • Fern Green
  • Frosted Cool Brown
  • Nude Pink
  • Midnight Blue
  • Gold
  • Aqua
  • Warm Reddish Brown
  • Gunmetal Gray
  • Cargo The Eastern Eye Pencil Collection ($18)

Five shimmering, mini eye pencils housed in a sleek, cigarette-style case.

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Liners included:

  • Exotic Eggplant
  • Sparkling Green Tea
  • Midnight Blue
  • Tarnished Silver
  • Burnished Olive

Looks like a very pretty offering from Cargo. I was tempted to include some with my Friends and Family order.

What do you think?

Worthy of a haul?

About the Muse

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  • pickledgreens

    The pencils don’t excite me, but I love the first two palettes. The e/s are not dark or bruisey looking. Good, fresh colors.

    • the Muse

      hi pickedgreens! Very fresh colors and very interesting design palette wise 😀 Really interesting releases from cargo lately!

  • Marie

    I love the eye pencils especially for only $18 they are very pretty fall and winter colors!!

  • dina

    so muse today in sephora i saw the shadow palette in person and it is big! square & i’d say larger than a cd jewel case. & the shadows appear to be full size – that’s a lot of product for $29! (althought not necessarily travel friendly) teh colors seemed fairly pigmented, a bit frosty 🙂

    • the Muse

      fantastic news dina! I think i needs it 😀 mmm the bit frosty does sway me…gotta go lookiee in Sephora this week! Thanks for the mini review hun!

  • Marilyn

    I bought the Hands of Hope palette during Sephora’s FF sale, and didn’t think it’d be that big, given the size of Cargo’s usual eyeshadow quads. The Hands of Hope palette is HUGE and a fantastic bargain–the shadow pans are definitely larger than MAC’s (probably close to being Stila’s size), and the colors are much more beautiful than the website shows. I don’t usually wear bright colors, but I adore this palette!

    • the Muse

      oooo thanks for the awesome review marilyn! I def need!!!!!!!! 😀 I haven’t indulged yet but want to!