I’m finally feeling like playing in makeup again. I mean, I’ve always loved playing in makeup. I guess what I mean is that I finally feel like posting makeup reviews/looks again. I feel like *talking* about makeup again. I feel like talking about colors and textures and pretty potions. Who knows, maybe another vintage inspired makeup tutorial will show up on EauMG again?
I’ve tried three lip products from Cargo Cosmetics, a brand that is inspired by travel and geographic locations. I’ve tried two Essential Lip Colors, Napa and Punta Cana. And I’ve tried one Essential Lip Gloss, Vienna.
Here’s the swatches:
Essential Lip Color
Described as “smooth creamy and lightweight formula” that “delivers “high pigment payoff”.
Both of these are so creamy, smooth and buttery. There’s no scent or taste.
The packaging is rather simple but the cap stays on and I like that.
A perfect plum berry that has no shimmer. This is a gorgeous shade that reminds me of blackberries that are almost ripe. This shade has major color with just one swipe. It applies evenly. It’s a comfortable shade with a moisture rich finish. I wear it with a lip liner but I haven’t had any real issues with it wandering. As it wears down, it wears down evenly leaving a berry-like stain.
Shade: Punta Cana
A vivid fuchsia that has no shimmer. This shade has major color pay-off. One swipe and it’s intense. The formula is comfortable and moisturizing. I feel like this is one of those shades that will work with a range of complexions. As it wears off, it wears off evenly too. I love this color. Love it.
Overall, I really like the formula and shades of these. They’re comfortable and highly pigmented, just like the brand’s claims. Both of these look great directly out of the tube or plotted for less “shine”. I recommend these to anyone that likes a creamy lippie that offers major color payoff.
*Both of these seem to make my skin look yellow but I feel like the colors of the lippies are accurate. New goal – get better at photography.
Essential Lip Gloss
Described as a “high shine gloss with intense color payoff”.
Sheer pink with cool blue shimmer. It’s really sheer with some sparkle. I’m awful at reviewing lip glosses because it appears I want what other people don’t. I tend to prefer thicker (but not sticky) glosses. This is a thicker formula with no stickiness. Because it’s thicker, it lasts longer and moisturizes. There’s a faint floral aroma.
Packaging is rather simple. No bells or whistles. It has a doe-foot applicator.
Overall, I like the formula. The color is fine but I prefer wearing it over lipstick because I like a bolder lip look. I feel so washed out when I don’t wear lipstick. The blue sparkles do that “teeth whitening” trick and emphasize coolness in cool-toned lipstick or helps to neutralize warm-toned lipsticks. It’s a good shade to have around because of this.
Want more reviews and swatches? Try…
The Fabzilla – Punta Canta and Kyoto
SwatchGirl – Punta Cana and Santa Fe
Beauty Swatch – Napa, Paris and Dubai
If Makeup Could Talk – Napa
The Socialite’s Closet – Vienna, Madrid and Belgium
BUT, WAIT! THERE’S MORE!
I thought I’d show these as “FOTD” so you can see them in action.
Here’s my entire face using the shade, Napa. I’m really into 70’s metallic lids and glossy lips lately.
EYES – Maybelline Color Tattoo Eyeshadow in Bold Gold (worn as a primer) | Inglot Eyeshadow in 25 Shine (review here) | Kiko Milano Intense Colour Eye Pencil in 05 Metallic Violet (review here) | Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Rockstar | Benefit They’re Real Mascara in Black
HAIR – Lolz, like I did anything to my hair.
Punta Cana FOTD
I told you I’m feeling 70’s metallic lids and bold lip colors. So, here’s another variation of that theme.
EYES – Lancôme Le Crayon Poudre Brow Pencil in Natural Blonde | Ulta Eye Brow Gel | Maybelline Color Tattoo Eyeshadow in Bold Gold (worn as primer) | Kiko Milano Eyeshadow in 125 Pearly Gray Brown | Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Uzi | Benefit They’re Real Mascara in Black
There has to be a word or phrase for when you feel like your makeup looks amazing in person but every single time you take a picture <cough, cough, a selfie>, you look wacky. Well, whatever this is called (or not), this was my day. I was sooo sick of photographing it so, I gave up. And then I walked around in REAL LIFE enjoying my “damn, this doesn’t photograph well at all” makeup look because life is too short. Also, my face is red because Vitamin C serums are cruel like that. I’m going to officially quit Vitamin C serums. And obviously, the light is not natural. Oh, and pollen allergies. Excuses, excuses… Anyway, this pic is bad but I promised I felt cute and really that’s all that matters 😉
EYES – Lancôme Le Crayon Poudre Brow Pencil in Natural Blonde | Ulta Eye Brow Gel | Milani Shadow Eyez Eyeshadow Pencil in Royal Purple | Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Collection in Petal Pusher (3 shades), Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Pencil in Empire, Benefit They’re Real Mascara in Black
LIPS – Cargo Essential Lip Gloss in Vienna
HAIR – I ended up dying my hair with One ‘n Only Demi Perm Hair Dye in Light Ash Brown. I was tired of blonde-ish. I just need to style it and well, get it trimmed but I need to find someone in NYC to do that won’t charge me a thousand bucks.
And that’s the end of this picture-heavy post. Have a great weekend!
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