Today I'm reviewing the Cargo cosmetics Shanghai Nights Eye Palette, I purchased mine at Kohls the store but you can also purchase it at Ulta.com but it's an online only for Ulta. First let me tell you what Cargo says about the palette," Richly pigmented shades of deep burgundy, teal and gold pop against the backdrop of classic black and navy for eyes that are beautifully defined and accompany a luminous, glowing complexion.Cargo Shanghai Nights Eye Shadow Palette features a selection of bright hues reminiscent of the lights of Shanghai " another thing to know is that all 12 shades in this palette are Limited Edition and not available in Cargo's core assortment.
The packaging - a sturdy cardboard & plastic very nicely made with nice artwork on the outside which is sure to draw you in, in my opinion. It has a magnet closure & comes with a double ended brush which has and angle eyeliner on one end & a shadow brush on the other, I guess useful in a pinch & for travel. The palette is sturdy enough for travel although it's slightly bulky.
The shadows - have a creamy texture but yet are a powder, they can be applied sheer but are very buildable to be very opaque. I really like the pigmentation. All the swatches that you will see below are done without primer or base but as always, I recommend using a primer and/or base to make the shadows pop, blend better, last longer and all that goodness. I will say I did try the shadows on my eyes without any primer/base and they blended and applied nicely all on their own and I have oily lids, but that was just a test for me I would still use my primer/base but if you have dry lids these might work for you on their own.
Where you can purchase:
Kohls in store - which is where I purchased mine
Ulta.com - Online ONLY
Retail Price: $39.00
Check the swatches below
If your in the market for a new palette and you want an all around palette with neutrals and pops of color, I think this is a good one to add to your collection. It's also different in texture so it's something different to have in your collection as well. You have highlight shades, transition shades, crease shades, outer crease and your pops of colors as I mentioned before, it's pretty versatile and it could be washes of color or colors that you can build and saturate and create beautiful smokey eyes. I give it a thumbs up
If you have any questions make sure you comment in the comment section, if you have used this palette, please tell me your thoughts and I hope you guys enjoy this review & swatches.
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