Cargo Eye Contour Eye Shadow Palette Swatches and Review
The palette features 8 shadows partitioned into into cool shades, warm shades and a two base colors.
Starting with the column on the left which features 3 cool toned eyeshdaows, from the top, Cool Light is a soft nude, Cool Medium is a grey taupe and Cool Dark is a darkened eggplant. The first two shades are smooth and have a good pay off while the darkest shade is a little ore powdery and applies a tad patchy. The second column features three warm shades, from the top, Warm Light is a soft, light peach, Warm Medium is a warm taupe and Warm Dark is a warm brown. All shades have decent pigmentation and payoff and apply without any noticeable powder kick off.
Matte Base is a light matte nude that can be used to carve out a crease or clean up shadows, it is pigmented and blends well. Shimmer Base is very smooth and is the most blendable shade in the palette, it can be sheered out easily and features a soft shimmer that’s barely detectable once blended out making this a great blending shade.
Overall this palette is pretty nice but nothing that blew me away. I like the fact that it’s all matte, I enjoy the range of colors and the fact that it’s all neutral. The palette is compact and travel friendly and has everything you need to do a basic, neutral look. I do wish the shadows were larger, I find the pans to be on the small side. While I like the formula and pigmentation on the shadows I don’t think it’s the best I’ve ever tried. I think most make-up junkies will already have several of the popular nude and neutral palettes in their stash and will find this palette not that impressive. If you are looking for a travel friendly compact palette and don’t already own a few already then this palette might be interesting for you.
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