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New! Cargo Cosmetics The Land Down Under Eye Shadow Palette



This season, Cargo Cosmetics is taking you on a vacation to Sydney, Australia through The Land Down Under Eye Shadow Palette. Inspired by the sand, water, and foliage of Sydney, Australia, this 12 shadow palette is accompanied by a dual-ended brush eye pencil and features warm, matte neutrals, shimmery bronzes, rose golds and cool toned shades in ocean-hued blues and a bright foliage green.

Inspired by the fabled sights and beaches of Australia, this palette features sunburnt browns and golds that flatter all skin-tones. Cool toned shades in ocean-hued blues and a bright foliage green add pops of color that is perfect for year round!




Features and Benefits
Palette includes 6 matte and 6 shimmer shades.
Versatile, dual-ended eye shadow brush delivers professional results.
Black eye liner pencil (sharpenable) completes the look.
Paraben free formulas.

Joey – Beige Matte
Beach – Pale Gold Shimmer
Suntan – Medium Pink Brown Shimmer
Opera – Pale Beige Matte
Koala – Medium Yellow Brown Matte
Sand – Gold Shimmer
The Rocks – Medium Red Brown Matte
Bridge – Deep Brown Gold Shimmer
Domain – Green Shimmer
Manly – Turquoise Matte
Bondi – Deep Blue Shimmer
Ferry – Deep Brown Matte

The palette is available at,, select Kohl’s Departments Stores and Beauty. Price: $ 34

Cargo Cosmetics 20th Anniversay Lip Gloss Quad


Perfect for summer the Cargo Cosmetics Limited Edition Lip Gloss Quad is a great combo of beautiful earth tone glosses. The South Beach shades are packages in a cute tin and come with a retracable lip brush.

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The glosses are so creamy and pigmented and I love how great the colors look alone or together to create a custom look. The gloss is suprisingly long wearing and not sticky. I love that the shades last so long and leave my lips feeling hydrated, soft and smooth.


Cargo Cosmetics 20th Anniversay Lip Gloss Quad $20
CARGO 20th Anniversary Lip Gloss Quad South Beach are four outstandingly beautiful and decadent lip glosses, packaged within an iconic CARGO tin.

Back by popular demand to celebrate the brands 20th year of success, 20th Anniversary Lip Gloss Quad South Beach is guaranteed to make the perfect addition to any beauty junkie’s cosmetic collection. This award-winning lip gloss quartet features an unbeatable formulation which gives sheer, long-lasting colour without any stickiness or greasy residue.

Formulated with Antioxidant rich ingredients such as Rosemary Extract and Vitamin E, 20th Anniversary Lip Gloss Quad South Beach not only imparts delicious colour but also nourishes and hydrates the lips and shields against damaging free radical aggressors whilst providing a sheer, high shine finish.

Craft a kissable effect for the lips with 20th Anniversary Lip Gloss Quad South Beach.

Tip: Try using two or more of the glosses in conjunction with each other to design an exquisitely dimensional effect.

Palette Contains:

Champagne – Luscious pale nude.
Rose Bronze – Pink-tinted brown.
Sheer Pink Shimmer – Pearlescent raspberry glitter.
Rose Nude Shimmer – Pink-toned nude glitter.


The Limited Edition Cargo Cosmetics 20th Anniversary Lip Gloss Quad is available for sale at


Disclosure: I was sent a complimentary sample for review. I was not paid to write this post and all thoughts and opions are my own.

New! Cargo Cosmetics Eye Contour Eye Shadow Palette


Cargo has released a beautiful new eye shadow palette with everything you need to create a gorgeous eye look in three easy steps. I tried Palette 02, below you can see swatches of the colors starting with the cool light on the left and working down to the bottom right Shimmer base.

The base creates a beautiful canvas for the colors, I am definitely partial to the matte base. I found all the colors very pigmented and even more so when on top of the base color. On top of beautiful pigmented colors these shadows last all day and the great little palette makes it easy to take your look from day to night with a few sweeps of the brush. I wanted to show you one of these great looks but the pollen is outta control in Portland right now. My eyes go from tears to itchy and back again.

Check out this palette when you can at a great price and a beautiful way to update your look for Spring.



Cargo Cosmetics Eye Contour Eye Shadow Palette
Lift, define, and highlight eyes like a pro in three easy steps!
Expertly coordinated light, medium and dark shades work together to make your eyes appear more even, defined and highlighted.
Classic and dramatic eye looks are simple to achieve with directions for the lid, crease and outer corner shades and placement.
Warm and cool tones enhance the eyes and flatter every complexion.
Velvety smooth formula applies effortlessly for easy blending!

Features and Benefits

  • Paraben Free
  • Includes 6 matte shadows, 1 matte and 1 shimmer shadow base.
  • Versatile, dual-ended eye shadow brush delivers professional results
  • Black eye liner pencil (sharpenable) completes the look.

How to use:

For a classic eye:
Apply base shade all over entire eye area
1. Apply the light shade on lid
2. Apply the medium shade in the crease
3. Apply the dark shade along lash line and in the outer corner

For a smokey eye:
Apply base shade all over entire eye area
1. Apply the dark shade on lid
2. Apply the medium shade in the crease
3. Apply the light shade along lash line and in the outer corner



The new Eye Contour Eye Shadow Palette is available for purchase at



Disclosure: I was sent a complimentary sample for review. I was not paid to write this post and all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Labor Day Road Trip Must Haves


Its the last long holiday weekend of summer, and like most people I plan to squeeze every last moment of fun that I can out of it. One essential to any road trip or vacation adventure is some great outfits and beauty products to keep you looking great on the go.

Here are a few of the items I will be packing for my weekend adventures:


I simply love the Cargo Cosmetics Gel Lip Color line. The lipstick feels much more like a lip balm when you apply and doesn’t have the normal heavy lipstick feel. The colors are really pigmented and wear for hours without feeling like my lips are made up.  It doesn’t dry out my lips and gives the perfect touch of color no matter my mood.

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Cargo Cosmetics Limited Edition Gel Lip Color in Brooklyn $20
Lightweight, gel texture lipstick glides on like silk. The smooth formula moisturizes and protects lips, feels comfortable and never drying. Semi-sheer coverage with subtle shine. Available in 4 easy to wear, always flattering shades.


The weather right now is shooting from 60’s to high 80’s so I like to keep my face makeup light so I can handle whatever the day brings without dealing with heavy foundations. The Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder has been my summer go to.

The formula is light and evens out my complexion while combating excessive shine. The best part my skin looks like my skin perfected not overly made up. With combo skin this has been a lifesaver at keeping the mid day shine at bay. And the best part is the powder has anti-aging benefits to actually improve my skin each time I wear it!



Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder $49
New shades, new price! Get a luminous, lit-from-within glow with our best-selling perfecting powder.

It’s the first anti-aging powder with the science of skin care built in! This advanced formulation of pure gold, 48 minerals, 11 amino acids and a powerful peptide delivers dynamic anti-aging benefits, while the patented hydration system continuously revitalizes skin for a brighter, more radiant complexion all day.


Any beauty addict knows a good multi- tasker is worth its weight in gold. The new Smashbox L.A. Lights Blendable Lip and Cheek Color is a busy girl’s must have. I would put this in my travel bag except I keep it in my purse its the perfect tool for on the go touch ups.

The cheek color formula is so creamy and is very easy to blend. I love this as both a cheek and lip color, it feels great on and the color lasts. Its a very buildable product so I can add a hint of color or layer for a more dramatic evening look. Great for a touch up on the go or to add to a paired down travel bag.


Smashbox L.A. Lights Blendable Lip & Cheek Color in Silver Lake Sunset $29
Get the ultimate West Coast glow—on-the-go! From Santa Monica to Sunset Boulevard, our latest innovation in illumination is inspired by the magic light of L.A.

Multipurpose color for cheeks and lips. There’s a shade for any look, from a subtle sheen to a full-on flush. The lightweight, brightening formula feels and looks as natural as your own skin—only more illuminated and gorgeous.

A Smashbox-only blending trifecta! It’s all about blending, blending and more blending for this natural, lit-from-within look: a curved dome shape means no harsh lines when applying; a creamy formula means the formula glides effortlessly onto skin; and finally a velvety, flat sponge for blending—so you get just the right amount of diffused color.

The Osmosis Skincare Colour Lustrous Contour Duo comes with a bronzer and a highlighter. The bronzer is one of my favorites. The feather light powder applies easy and is very blendable. I have fair skin and bronzer can be a tricky line of contouring without looking like stage makeup.

The highlighter side blends just as well and is great for highlighting my cheekbones and I add a touch on either side of the bridge of my nose to brighten my eyes up. This is a great combo that adds the perfect finishing touch to my day or evening look.

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Osmosis + Color Lustrous Contour Duo $38
A 2-in-1 contouring compact. Osmosis Colour Lustrous Contour Duo allows you to seamlessly alternate between highlighting and bronzing your complexion. The complementary shades accentuate your best features and conceal the areas you want minimized.

The shimmering highlighter utilizes light-reflective pigments to brighten your eyes and accentuate your cheek bones while the matte brown shade creates a chiseled, sculpted look by making your forehead; nose and any other features appear smaller. The sleek, mirrored design allows you to contour on-the-go, making this a makeup bag essential.

Key Ingredients:
Green tea – hydrates and protects your skin from environmental pollutants
Mica – reflects light
Vitamins E – prevents free-radical damage
Lustrous Contour Duo features a shimmering chiffon and matte cocoa shades.



Disclosure: I was sent complimentary samples for potential review. I was not paid to write this post and all opinions are my own.