Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Pretty in Pink: Cargo Catalina

When it comes to blush, one of the first brands that comes to mind for me is Cargo. Unlike Nars with their rubbery black packaging, Cargo blushes are packaged in a unique metal tin embossed with the Cargo name.

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The blushes are quite generous in size, containing 9 g of product for US$24. Nars in contrast, contains only 4.54 g @ US$26 and MAC 6 g for US$22. In fact I didn't realise until writing this post that Nars gives you less than half the amount of what Cargo gives (?!)

Anyway, I picked up Catalina sometime last year from Nic's blog sale, and have not regretted it at all. Catalina is a soft matte baby pink, that warms up a bit on my (redness prone) complexion but remains neutral to cool toned on my forearm. Thus even if you have cooler toned skin the pink colour would probably stay quite cool toned as well.

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Since it is a matte blush, and the pigmentation is on the lighter side, I find I can get more use out of it either on its own, or under highlighters / bronzers to get a slight flush. Here's a look with me wearing it on its own, with just some Emote to contour.

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(Sorry for the tired look. I was...tired :P)

So have you tried Cargo blushes before? What's your current favourite blush?

16 comments:

Blair said...

Yup, I own one of the Suede blushes from Cargo - can't recall its name right now.

I recently discovered a gem in my blush stash - Aube Couture's Designing Cheek! Love love love it to bits =]

Askmewhats said...

Never tried CARGO brand overall! Your FOTD looks so pretty! Love the combination of your eyeshadow and blush!

Jenn said...

very pretty!

~Lisa said...

Great FOTD!
I love the blush colour on you!

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mayaari said...

I sold the Cargo blush that I had b/c the color wasn't that great on me, but I did like the formula. Their quad gloss tins were pretty good too

Nic Nic said...

I loveee that flush of pinkness on you! more fotd plz!

rhaindropz said...

i have cargo pigments and mascara.. but never owned any lippie and blush.. i have sensitive lips cant wear any lipstick *sad* i used lipbalm for my uber dry lips

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Rainy Days and Lattes said...

I have a Cargo blush myself. I love the tin and I love the blush inside :) They are wonderful! I buy them in sets during the holidays :)

izumi said...

love cargo :D have you tried an R&R blush? i've been meaning to look up a comparison...

Catherine said...

It's sooo pretty! I didn't realize Cargo blushes were so big too! I think 4-6g is pretty standard for most brands actually - MAC Mineralize blushes are only 3g!!! The only other blushes I know of that are 9g are Rock & Republic. I've never really paid attention to Cargo. I remember thinking about buying one of their blushes when they were being clearanced from Sephora but they sold out of the one I wanted.

Old Cow said...

That's what you look like when you are tired?? FABULOUS!!! I look like a drownned rat when i am tired.

Maria Elizabeth said...

I was thinking about getting this blush. It looks really pretty!

missmicchan said...

I really like Cargo! I remember my first encounter with it was when I got a xmas card from my co-worker and it had a cargo sample inside :D I picked up a blush when it was on sale and I'm enjoying it ..esp now in the summer!

M.A.C.nunu said...

Dude, I just dropped by to tell your comment which started with "Dude" made me laugh cos I thought I was the only oddball around who randomly starts sentences with "Dude".
I missed out on all the Cargo blushes when Sephora had their sale :(

Lilladylife said...

so super pretty on u! i wish they still had cargo at sephora

Rica said...

Hey girl

I tagged you in a blog post!
http://icyswirls.blogspot.com/2010/08/tag-would-you-rather-beauty-edition.html

x
Rica

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