Decompressing with the Cargo Pro Picks Collection

Published in: Fragrance, Makeup

Hi, ladies. How’s it going tonight? Today was … rough, for lack of a better term. I wasn’t really in the mood for hard core makeup, but I did spend a few minutes with Cargo’s Pro Picks Collection ($39, coming soon to Ulta), a new kit with four full-size Cargo products hand-picked by pro makeup artists.


The price is why it got my attention. Cargo’s kits are usually pretty good deals (check out their 7 by 7 Mini Kit, also $39), and this one’s no exception. Purchased separately, the four Pro Picks pieces would cost a whopping $86.

Cargo Pro Picks

With the kit you get the Los Angeles Cargo Color Palette, the Reverse Lip Liner in Flesh Tone 02 (a creamy medium/fair peach), a Blu_Ray Mascara in Black and their Classic Lip Gloss in Tobago (a sheer, shimmery melon). I didn’t find the official launch date, but I’ll let you know when I do.

The eyeshadow palette is speaking to me (what’s up with me and turquoise lately?), and I’m *fascinated* by that comb brush for the mascara…

Los Angeles Color Palette

From top to to bottom: Blu_Ray Mascara in Black, Classic Lip Gloss in Tobago, Reverse Lip Liner

Blu_Ray Mascara

Classic Lip Gloss in Tobago

Reverse Lip Liner

Tutorial on the back of the box

Swatches, clockwise: Color Palette in Los Angeles, Blu_Ray Mascara, Reverse Lip Liner, Classic Lip Gloss in Tobago


Flora by Gucci Eau De Parfum

This is unrelated, but do you follow Gucci fragrances? What do you think of the bottle for their new Flora by Gucci Eau De Parfum ($60-100)? Isn’t it cute? 🙂 I like the scent, too. It’s kinda citrusy, with a hint of peppery rose.

Sleep well, and have a good night.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Stacie says:

    Ooh, I may have to check this one out. It makes me think of summer!

  2. Citrine says:

    I like that teal i the quad…but is it me or the girl on the box is wearing a lime green instead?

  3. I hope tomorrow is better for you 🙂 The quad is amazing, I didn’t expect the shadows to be so pigmented. I’m particularly in love with the bright blue (bottom row)
    .-= Makeupmorsels’s last blog post… Breakin’ Out The Rainboots =-.

  4. resham says:

    I so very love ‘kits’/////

    Be it cargo or benefit or stila….I just LOVE them!!! Recent past has seen such amazing kits from Benefit…the hoola. highbeam, gilded and badgal lash….all in full size for just $35 WAS A STEAL!!!!

  5. Karen B says:

    That kit looks wonderful 🙂
    .-= Karen B’s last blog post… Friday Fame =-.

  6. amy says:

    The turquoise colour is HAWT!
    .-= amy’s last blog post… Urban Decay Alice in Wonderland 16 Eyeshadow Palette Product Pictures =-.

  7. Aisha says:

    ohhh,definetly gonna pick this up. would you really recommend the 7in7 karen? 🙂 oh and hows the family situation in hawaii. i was hella worried for everyone.,

  8. Beth says:

    I’m pretty sure that Maybelline make (made?) a mascara with a similar brush to that. Lash Stylist or something like that. It was pretty good, you got absolutely no clumping because it combed and applied at the same time.

    It looks like a lovely kit, it definitely takes away the “Ugh, what colours go together?” issues you might have on a “blah” morning 🙂
    .-= Beth’s last blog post… New Years Resolutions 2010 =-.

  9. MG says:

    i have the gucci perfume…it’s great! i got it for a lot cheaper on a discounted website though..but idk why it’s been advertised a lot now, it’s been out for awhile? i bought mine back in august

  10. gio says:

    What a nice kit! The eyeshadow palette is beautiful, I love the colors. I also like the mascara wand. I’m using Maybelline Cats Eyes mascara at the moment which has a wand like that and it’s great at de-clumping and separating lashes.
    .-= gio’s last blog post… Gilty Pleasures Weekly Blog Tour, 21/02/10 =-.

  11. Wow, all purchased makeup should come with drawn tutorials like those.

  12. Aparnaa says:

    You must be so drained from waiting for that tsunami watch to expire. Hopefully today will be much more chill!

    I think you just sold me on this kit. I love everything about it except the reverse lip liner.

  13. Devs says:

    That lip gloss color is gorgeous!! And that palette looks wonderful,, but I doubt I would get to wear it on a regular basis! I have never tired Gucci perfumes but the packaging is adorable!

  14. I just recently got that Blu Ray mascara, I’ve never tried a mascara with a comb applicator like this, excited to try it!
    .-= SoVeryFabulous’s last blog post… Essie Van D’Go from the Art of Spring Collection =-.

  15. diane says:

    I love the illustration on the package! 😛

    And the Gucci bottle, can’t wait to smell it!

    .-= diane’s last blog post… I heart Alberta Ferretti ! =-.

  16. Glosslizard says:

    Good kit! I’m very tempted….

  17. nina says:

    I hope youre doin better now … 🙂

  18. Rebecca says:

    The quad looks awesome! I especially love the blue on the bottom left – it’s so vivid.
    The Gucci perfume is too cute!
    .-= Rebecca’s last blog post… Why I will buy something from MAC Tabloid Beauty =-.

  19. Marce says:

    Hey Karen, how are you? Very pretty palette, I can def see you rocking the 4 colours at once! I like the look of the lipgloss but in the tube…the swatch is just too sheer! I’d love a bold gloss in that shade!
    .-= Marce’s last blog post… Look – The Girl with Kaleidosope Eyes =-.

  20. Nancy says:

    love that cargo kit, karen! if you’ve got the time, you should put together a FOTD with it. you do such nice looks!

  21. I love Cargo eyeshadows, and those look awesome. And the reverse lipliner is also fab! I don’t care much for the lipgloss though.

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