Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Cargo Cosmetics Bronzing Powder, Swimmables Water Resistant Blush and Waterproof Mascara Top Coat | Review and Swatches

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I have to confess that I haven't tried anything from Cargo Cosmetics in quite a while, but when last I did I was quite pleased with their products. I always loved the minimalist packaging, and felt that the products themselves were high quality and enjoyable to use. I am pleased to report that the Cargo picks that I have been currently testing live up to my recollections, and they are definitely worth discussing.
Cargo Cosmetics Swimmables Water Resistant Blush in Ibiza ($26.00 for 0.37 oz. from Cargo CosmeticsUltaAmazonDermstore and Nordstrom): This is absolutely my latest blush crush. This sweat-proof formula is water resistant, and yet silky smooth and very finely milled. It glides across the skin effortlessly, deposits color evenly, and it has a beautiful glowing finish that is punctuated by fine shimmer without being in the least bit glittery. Ibiza, which is described as a shimmering hot pink, is a buildable blue-based light to mid-tone pink that is just my kind of shade. My preferred method of application is a light wash of color, and it delivers the appearance of a gorgeous natural glow from within.

According to Cargo Cosmetics.

Inspired from Cargo's award winning Water Resistant bronzer and packaged in their signature oversized silver tin, Cargo Water Resistant Blushes offers a stunning array of wearable, pretty and professional quality shades for a variety of skin tones.

  • Cheek color won't streak or fade; it's sweat-proof and weatherproof!
  • Silky powder formula glides over the skin for a subtle wash of color.
  • The sheer powder is buildable for a customized look.
  • Silicone-coated pigments provide better adhesion to the skin and help withstand water for extended wear.
  • L-Lysine, an amino acid found naturally in the skin, helps increase its long-wearing and water-resistant properties.
  • Paraben free.
  • Bali: Medium rose pink
  • Ibiza: Shimmering hot pink
  • Los Cabos: Soft tangerine
Ingredients: Talc, Octyldodecyl Stearate, Lauroyl Lysine, Dimethicone, Zinc Stearate, Methicone, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Benzethonium Chloride, Tocopheryl Acetate. May Contain (+/-): Mica (Ci 77019), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850:1), Red 30 Lake (Ci 73360), Red 27 Lake (Ci 45410), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140).

Cargo Cosmetics Bronzing Powder in Matte Medium ($29.00 for 0.31 oz. from Cargo CosmeticsUltaAmazonBeauty BayKohl'sNordstrom and Dermstore): This matte bronzer is very finely milled with a silky-smooth texture, and despite its matte finish it neither appears flat, nor in the least bit chalky. In fact, it contains very faint and subtle shimmer that adds dimension to its finish. It glides across the skin effortlessly, deposits color evenly, and it neither oxidizes, nor does it fade quickly. This is the type of bronzer that people who don't wear bronzer, like me most of the time, will enjoy– it offers a sun-kissed glow without looking overdone or unnatural.

According to Cargo Cosmetics,

NO messy brown streaks!! A favorite with professional make-up artists and celebrities, our bronzer glides easily over the skin for a beautiful sun-kissed look. It is available in three beautifully color-balanced shades that work on all skin tones and skin types. Subtle hints of shimmer add a radiant and youthful glow to the skin, while softening the appearance of the skin. It can be layered to the desired bronze look. Cargo's signature, sleek oversized tin offers a large surface area for easy, even application of color.

  • Subtle illumination and a healthy-looking radiance is yours year-round.
  • Silky powder formula glides over the skin.
  • Natural-looking color, never orange.
  • Subtle hints of shimmer add a youthful glow.
  • The sheer powder is buildable for a customized look.
Ingredients: Mica, Talc, Nylon-12, Zinc Stearate, Dimethicone, Squalane, Aluminum Starch, Octenysuccinate, Polyethylene, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Kaolin, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Butylparaben, Methicone, Mineral Oil. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides.
 Left to Right: Water Resistant Blush in Ibiza and Bronzer in Matte Medium
Cargo Cosmetics Swimmables Waterprof Mascara Top Coat ($22.00 for  0.29 oz. from Cargo CosmeticsUlta, and Kohl's): This ingenious topper magically transforms any mascara into  one that is sweat-proof and waterproof. Simply apply your mascara, let it dry, then apply this, and voilà!

According to Cargo Cosmetics,

Transform any mascara to be tear-proof, sweat-proof and waterproof! This invisible formula will coat lashes with a lightweight waterproof seal while maintaining the performance of your favorite non-waterproof mascara!

Directions: Apply mascara of your choice and wait for it to dry. Apply 2 coats of Swimmables Waterproof Mascara Top Coat for a waterproof seal. Tip: You can apply this as soon as your mascara dries or hours after mascara application.

Ingredients: Isododecane, Paraffin, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Polybutene, VP/Eicosene Copolymer, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Alcohol Denat., Aqua (Water), Euforbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Lanolin, Propylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin.
Overall Assessment: I am very pleased that these products lived up to my expectations, and did justice to my memory of the Cargo product that I used years ago. The blush, however, is one of my happiest recent discoveries.

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  1. I haven't tried the Swimmables line yet. The pretty blushes look lovely. And the waterproof mascara topper is a fabulous idea!

    1. It's definitely worth looking into the Swimmables! The blush is my favorite– it is so beautiful and finely milled. THe topper really is a great idea!

  2. I haven't used Cargo Cosmetics in a long time either, but you're making me want to!

  3. I've always loved Cargo blushes and I'm glad to see that they are as fabulous as ever. I never knew why they didn't become a major hit like some other brands. You get so much product for the money and they wear so beautifully.

    1. I agree, Cargo blushes are really great, Marcia! I know, I have wondered the same thing, because they definitely deserve to be a major hit! It's amazing how much product you get for the price!

  4. I tried some of the swimmables blushes a while back. I really liked them, although I definitely didn't swim in them. I'd like to try the bronzer.

    1. I don't swim in them either, but the formula definitely increases the wear-time!

  5. Cargo Tonga blush was my first blush love.


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