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Cargo Safari Collection

All aboard! The cosmetics captains at Cargo aimed to take us on a trip with their new spring 2011 collection, and I like the destination.


I took a long, leisurely look at the six piece collection today (aren’t the pouches cute?) and absolutely love the travel theme. Most of the color products lean warm, and I think they work well with my yellow undertones. If you like the way you look in warmer shades, you might like them too.

For what it’s worth, don’t miss the Voyages Safari collection/kit. I was surprised by how great the products looked on both darker and lighter skin tones.

Now I just need someplace to go! πŸ™‚

The entire collection includes

Four cute kits with special Voyages packaging…

  • Voyages Gloss Collection ($32 for five mini glosses with a sheer finish and a non-sticky texture)
  • Voyages Bronzing Collection ($25 for a bronzer in Medium and a kabuki brush; exclusive to Sephora counters inside JCPenney stores)
  • Voyages Water Resistant Collection ($25 for a full-size Water Resistant Bronzer and a mini Better-than-Waterproof Mascara; exclusive to Ulta stores)
  • Voyages Safari Collection ($34; contains one full-size eyeshadow duo, blush in Coral Beach and eye pencil in Khaki, and mini versions of CARGO’s lip gloss in Serengeti and Triple Action Mascara)

Other travel necessities…

  • JetLag Concealer ($32; available in two shades)
  • Mascara-Mascara! ($20; comes with travel-size versions of four bestselling CARGO mascaras)

CARGO Voyages Spring Collection

cargo spring 2011 all

cargo spring in boxes

Voyages Safari Collection

Cargo Safari Collection in hand

Cargo Safari Collection back

Cargo Safari Collection products

Cargo Safari Collection box

Voyages Water Resistant Collection

Cargo Voyages Gloss Collection hand

Cargo Water Resistant Collection back

Cargo Water Resistant Collection products

Cargo Water Resistant Collection box

Voyages Gloss Collection

Cargo Voyages Gloss Collection box in hand

Cargo Voyages Gloss Collection in hand

Cargo Voyages Gloss Collection

JetLag Concealer in 02 (the darker of the two shades)

Cargo JetLag Concealer

Swatches on NC35 skin

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Voyages Safari Collection swatches from the left: Blush in Coral Beach, Green shade from the Eye Shadow Duo, Gold Shade from the Eye Shadow Duo, Eye Pencil in Khaki, Triple Action Mascara and Lip Gloss in Serengeti

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Voyages Water Resistant Collection swatches from the left: Water Resistant Bronzer and Better-than-Waterproof Mascara; JetLag Concealer in 02

Cargo Voyages Gloss Collection swatch nc
Voyages Gloss Collection from the left: Las Vegas, Paris, Tokyo, Morocco and Serengeti

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Swatches with the flash

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Swatches without the flash

Swatches on NW20 skin

Cargo Safari Collection swatch nw
Voyages Safari Collection swatches from the left: Blush in Coral Beach, Green shade from the Eye Shadow Duo, Gold Shade from the Eye Shadow Duo, Eye Pencil in Khaki, Triple Action Mascara and Lip Gloss in Serengeti

Cargo Water Resistant Collection swatch nw
Voyages Water Resistant Collection swatches from the left: Water Resistant Bronzer and Better-than-Waterproof Mascara

Cargo Voyages Gloss Collection swatch nw
Voyages Gloss Collection from the left: Las Vegas, Paris, Tokyo, Morocco and Serengeti

Cargo JetLag Concealer swatch NW
JetLag Concealer in 02

A couple more pics…

Cargo Safari Collection eye
Eye Shadow Duo, Eye Pencil in Khaki and Triple Action Mascara from the Voyages Safari Collection

Cargo Safari Collection
Blush in Coral Beach on cheeks, Water Resistant Bronzer on face and Lip Gloss in Serengeti from the Voyages Safari and the Water Resistant Collections


Coming in for a landing at the end of February wherever Cargo is sold (MacyÒ€ℒs Impulse Beauty, Beauty 360, Ulta, Sephora inside JC Penney, and starting this week,

Oh, and because I can never resist a good (or bad) pun, Cargo is currently offering free shipping on orders over $50 online. Get it? Free shipping on Cargo? LOL! Sorry.

So what do ya think? Aren’t the cute pouches a trip? πŸ™‚

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Jen says:

    The pouches are ridiculously adorable! OMG, want!

    I love the eye look you did, Karen!

  2. Tasha says:

    So cute!!! I love it!!! Thanks!

  3. Sonia says:

    Way. Too. CUTE. Oh my goodness!

  4. Alka says:

    Wow! Love this collection and the travel theme is adorable too. I have been wanting to replace my old MAC mineralize duo in green/gold because it irritates my eyes too much and the safari collection looks perfect!

  5. LOVE the blush & eyeshadows! and the packaging… i can’t get over it πŸ™‚

  6. Ms. E says:

    I want the pouches!

  7. I have to have the Safari Collection–just my colors. The packaging is totes cute!!
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  8. Tiffany says:

    WANT the safari kit. love how the swatches look great on both skin tones! what else should I get to bump me to free shipping? πŸ™‚

  9. Paris B says:

    I just want those pouches! They are adorable. Too bad there’s no Cargo here – boo πŸ™
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  10. Kerry says:

    Is it bad that I could leave the products behind and just take the packaging? πŸ˜›

    I love your hair, by the way, Karen!

  11. Heidi says:

    The Safari Collection looks great! How’s the mascara?

    • Karen says:

      It’s good. I wore it today and it has decent thickening, lengthening and curl hold. It didn’t smudge, either. The only thing is that I think it’s a little on the tame side, but if you like natural-looking lashes you should be good.

  12. Nina says:

    the pouchessss <3333 …

    will it be bad to say im going to grab a couple of items from this collection because of the pouches? πŸ˜€

    • Karen says:

      No! That’s one of the main reasons why I think a lot of ladies are liking it! πŸ™‚

      Tabs is on my lap right now making biscuits on my thigh… he sends purrs your way!

      • Nina says:

        i send purrs and kitty kisses to Tabs and you from my three kitteehhs that are scattered around my feet at the moment!

        i <3 the pouches, but i also like cargo blushes!

        just got home from dinner – yum! we also went to the gap bec the hubs needed to return some pants and i had to exchange a pair of pants i got him bec they were missing buttons.

        i am mortified to say i walked out with a pair of jeans for me. πŸ˜›

        • Karen says:

          Heehee. It’s all about interweb kitty love. πŸ™‚

          Oh nice! I went in there the other day to look for some jeans (I want a pair of wide leg ones) and saw some cute styles. What do yours look like?

          We’re still trying to figure out what we’re going to do… maybe a movie, maybe dinner, maybe I’ll somehow get enough energy to work out…

          • Nina says:

            i got the always skinny jeans in the ankle length and dark wash — since im so short, those are the perfect length for me.

            im sleepy already LOL … to think i even had coffee w/ red velvet cake for dessert – yum!

            oh and mojo the dog sends barks and sniffs to you both as well! πŸ˜€

          • Karen says:

            Can’t forget Mojo! Give him a good tummy scratch for me!

            That’s one good thing about Gap jeans — you can get ’em ankle length and don’t have to hem them. I feel your pain, friend.

            Red velvet cake sounds delicious, btw. Nom nom!

            Sleep well! πŸ™‚

          • Nina says:

            it was very nummy! πŸ™‚

            im about to have a lil bit more (took home 3/4 of it!) …

            have an awesome evening!

  13. ohh those swatches are pretty! I wasn’t sure if I would like the products or not, but they’re actually quite cute colors. I just really want those pouches πŸ˜€ btw did you get a bang trim, or are you wearing them differently? (or am I totally off?…) They look cute!
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  14. Michelle C. says:

    I love the Safari Kit bag. I need to have it. End of February in stores? Hm… I’d like to check in out in person before I buy but I don’t know if I can wait that long…

  15. Vixxan says:

    The pouches are so cute. The Voyages Safari Collection looks like a must have for me. Thanks for the review and swatches.
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  16. BeautyMaven says:

    OMG CUTEST PACKAGING EVER!!!!! I’m going to shop asap!
    BTW I’ve always wondered– why is khaki more like olive? I thought “khaki” was more tan? Odd.
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  17. BeautyMaven says:

    I love the Safari colors but I hate that the packaging is all about that– just realized that’s a pic of the BACK! Me + Africa are not friends– long-time bf had to move there for work, grr!
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  18. These make up pouches are ADORABLE!! I love this packaging!
    – Liz
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  19. Nika says:

    Never tried Cargo cosmetics but I NEED to buy these! The packaging is just tooooo cute!!! Thinking of getting the Safari collection. πŸ™‚

  20. Britany B. says:

    Yea, I’m totally with the other posters. Screw the products, GIVE ME THE PACKAGING LMAO.

  21. thisizkim says:

    OMG!!! Those pouches are just the cutest things ever! Forget the makeup, I just want those pouches. hehe. =D

  22. Advah says:

    I must have that eyeshadow duo, it’s SO pretty!! Thanks for the details on how you applied it, I never know whether to start with the darker shade or the lighter one. πŸ™‚

    Oh and all those pouches are adoooorable!

  23. Chris25 says:

    The coral blush looks pretty! I think I own maybe 20 blushes and I still want more.
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  24. kalcedon says:

    The packaging is really creative and lovely! I’m all for oldschool letters and postcards, they are really cute and I have a warm feeling whenever I get one :).

  25. This collection is to die for – the pouches are adorable and are the perfect accompaniment to any holiday.

    Love the look you created Karen – barely-there and really natural, but striking all the same!

  26. Krissy says:

    Holy cow, this collection is gorgeous! Lovelovelove fresh-faced makeup!

  27. Mrs. Kinne says:

    That packaging is so flipping adorable! And, the colors look really pretty and wearable, too.

    (I know you will appreciate that it took me twice as long as it normally would to write this comment, because I have a love-y orange cat on my lap who keeps rubbing his head against my arms as I type!)
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  28. Sam says:

    The colors looks gorgeous for a neutral Spring look! And I must say, you look absolutely stunning in these pics!

  29. Sara says:

    The pouches are super cute and love the safari look!

  30. lo says:

    OMG, I love everything about this collection and packaging. It’s subtle but screams “warm weather.” The golden greens and peachy colors are gorgeous.

  31. Fabienne says:

    OMG, what a RIDICULUSLY CUTE collection!!!! But since my Sephora cart is currently full to bursting and just awaiting checks in the mail, I SO can’t even THINK of Cargo!!! Despite the free shipping! (very punny, btw!) πŸ™‚

  32. Nicole O. says:

    I’d buy the pouches just by themselves. Too cute!!!

  33. Anna says:

    Who is your swatcher for NW20 skin? I only ask because I’ve been looking for a pale-skin beauty blogger to follow!

    I’m definitely thinking about picking up the Safari Kit and the gloss set. Adorable packaging.

  34. Anna says:

    Uhhh yeah. Pouches are adorbs. I don’t even want the makeup, just that first makeup pouch haha.

  35. Anna says:

    Is the back of the bag totally plain though? That might not be as fun =(

  36. Miriam Knof says:

    I bought the safari kit and bronzer set today. It is much cuter in real life. Thanks Karen. πŸ™‚

  37. LorraineER says:

    This is crazy cute and I looovee the pouches!!

  38. Kim says:

    You were wearing makeup? I’m sorry, I didn’t notice any of it because I was mesmerized by your AWESOME BANGS! πŸ™‚

    Well, maybe I did notice a little. I really like the Safari collection and needed my “look away” mantra when I saw the bags.

  39. Jenny says:

    I’ll be buying the safari kit just for the cute pouch =)

  40. Hope says:

    This is my most favorite look / post you have ever done. the pictures of products and face photos are so beautiful. I was on the fence with the makeup but loved the make up bag. After this review- I am sold πŸ™‚

  41. Hope says:

    Can you please tell me where you bought your necklace? <3 Thanks

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