Cargo Cosmetics Let’s Meet in Paris Review & Swatches

Living in Canada I don’t get much exposure to some brands unless I go looking online or they pop up at Marshall’s or Winners. I found a Cargo Cosmetics palette at Winners a few months ago for about $10, and was shocked with the quality. I was hooked to find more.

IMG_0807I found the Cargo Let’s Meet in Paris palette on All Cosmetics Wholesale.

Shipping is fairly quick with this website and takes just over a week to get to Ontario.

This comes with 12 eyeshadows x 0.8g, and a double ended brush. One side is a standard shadow brush, the other is a fairly stiff angled brush.

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This may be my favourite print on the planet so I feel like I might be partial to this packaging. It is fabric which is the only downfall as far as I am concerned. The fabric picks up powder and can sometimes look dirty. The packaging is solid and about an inch thick.

IMG_0804There is one matte, 4 “foiled” shimmers, 1 duochrome, and 6 shimmer/glitters. All the shadows are swatched over Soft Ochre.

The shadows with the best pigmentation are Macaron, Eiffel Tower, Louvre, Creme Brulee, and Croissant.

I am disappointed in Bastille. It is not soft like the rest of the shadows, and seems like it is either overpacked or dried out. It is hard and gritty and has little to no colour pay off. I had to swatch it twice and it barely gave off anything but glitter chunks.

Croissant is dupe-able with the shade “club” by Mac, “queen” by Kat Von D (spellbinding eyeshadow book), “girly” by Too Faced, & Definer in Comfort Zone by Wet n Wild.

IMG_0794I did this look using Eiffel Tower, Croissant, Baguette and Versailles. I did have to use a few mattes from my collection to finish this off. I can’t wait to get a look going with the rest of the foiled shadows, especially Louvre!

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