Urgh! Why do so many pre-packaged makeup kits contain at least thing I just don’t want? I call ‘em bad beauty eggs, because it only takes one of them to throw a kit’s bargain/value ratio completely out of whack.
I expected it to happen again when I took my first look at the Cargo Pro Picks Collection ($39), a tiny kit of four items for face and lips.
I’ve had the kit in my makeup rotation for the past few weeks, and I gotta say — this little tiger rocks!
Wearing Cargo Pro Picks!
It comes with the Los Angeles Cargo Color Palette, Reverse Lip Liner in Flesh Tone 02 (a creamy medium/fair peach), Blu_Ray Mascara in Black and Cargo’s Classic Lip Gloss in Tobago (a sheer, shimmery melon), and it’s available at Ulta stores now (but no longer carried at Sephora, boo!).
Not only would the items in the kit cost $86 if they were purchased separately, but each one’s something I can wear every day.
- Los Angeles Cargo Color Palette: Its four shimmery powder shadows just sing spring to me. I’ve been using them to add concentrated POPS of color (gosh, they blend well) to my lids… There’s also a little tutorial on the back of the quad for a boldly bright and colorful eye.
- Blue Ray Mascara: Hello, uber-long lashes! This jet black beauty delivers mad definition. The comb brush head took some time to master (meaning I made a mess at first), but now I love how well it separates and lifts.
- The Reverse Lip Liner: I think this creamy, natural-colored lip pencil makes my lips look slightly fuller and more defined. Plus, it hella locks gloss in place.
- Classic Lip Gloss in Tobago: I like how this non-sticky, moisturizing gloss glides across my lips. Adding just a touch of shimmery peachy pink, I think it also looks natural.
Oh, have I mentioned that all four of the goodies in the kit are full size? Yup, none of that deluxe or mini-sample size BS! If you’re looking for a good deal on a few fun new colors for spring, you might give the Pro Picks Collection a try. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A
One last thing, but I’ve been meaning to ask if you’re as bummed as I am that Sephora no longer carries Cargo. Sure, it’s still available at Ulta, but now it’s *that* much harder to find.
Grrr… I think Cargo makes some great stuff; wish they’d find a way to boost their distribution.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,