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.
Thanks for all the love
So below I have listed all my favorites for the months of August & September 2014, I do have some fashion in there for you guys which I don't always have but I'm thinking I will be adding some of that going forward, just to give the channel a little color if you know what I mean. I love me some fashion and accessories and I would love to share it with you lovely ladies & gents :) Some of you have asked for OOTD which I will be doing as well, just give me some time I will get there.
Ok so below is the link to my Youtube video and the list of all the products mentioned in the video, I will also add any links to the products that I find are still available.
Original Adidias-Desert Pink
Vulc Star Lo' Sneaker (Women)
Nike 5.0 Women - Nordstrom
Rebecca Minkoff - Mini 5 zip Handbag - Blush
Lorac Skinny Palette Navy - $15 Lorac.com
Lorac Skinny Palette Nude - $15 Amazon.com
Lipsticks- Skinny Dip & Haute Pink
Eyebrow Set - Bronzed Sable
Blush - The Hamptons
Too Faced Cosmetics:
Country Eyeshadow Palette- $36 Ulta
Rock n Roll Palette- $36 Ulta
Cat Eyes Palette- $36 Sephora
Makeup Geek: $9.99 Pan & $12.99 Compact
Blushes - Honeymoon & Secret Admirer
My Sculpted Face Palette - Ulta or It Cosmetics.com $38.00
Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipsticks: $21.00 Sephora
Chanel Glossimer #148 a peach pink shade
After some research looks like this was a Limited Edition Lipgloss :( but you can find these types in
Nordstrom & Chanel.com and I'm sure in other retailers.
Smashbox BB Cream Eyes:
Ulta - $25.00
The Sculpter contouring face slenderizer in Park Avenue Princess - $24.00 Sephora
The Slenderizer Bamboo Contour Brush - $32.00 Sephora
Chanel Dentelle Precieuse Illuminating Powder: Limited Edition $80.00
Bobbi Brown: I purchased at the CCO (found at Nordstrom Linked below) $40.00
Illuminating Bronzing Powder in Santa Barbara #13
Hope you guys enjoy my favorites and if you have any questions or I missed anything feel free to comment above in the comment section or comment in the video I will get back to as soon as I can.
I tried to put in as much info as I could and if any of you have any info you can feel free to let me know that as well so I can update the blog with it.
Ivette, GCP :))
Hello My Lovelies
It's been a while but I'm back and the posts will be more frequent hopefully on a weekly basis, that is the goal. I'm still in the moving process which is what has kept me away from the blog & also my youtube channel but I'm putting my best foot forward and want to be consistent even if it's once a week until the new house is done and we are all moved in and settled then I can start a schedule, also I plan on adding a fashion page to the blog and some fashion videos to the channel so I hope you guys will enjoy them, let me know if that is something you would like. So with all that being said let's get to the reason of this post :)
Ok so above is a picture of my newest Louie baby and I have posted a Review on my Youtube Channel which I have posted below so you guys can check it out. I will say that I love it and it's one of my favorite bags. My hubby did purchase it at the NYC Flagship Store which I mention in the video and give address info as well. I have also linked below the bag straight to the LV site so that you can get full details on the bag, as far as dimensions, fabric, & other colors available, etc. I definitely recommend this bag if you are in the market for a Louis Vuitton bag, it's different from the ones that we see everyone always wearing which is another plus for me, it's a handbag but also comes with the long strap so you can wear it as a shoulder bag. Hope you enjoy my Review, Don't forget to check out the link for more info and don't forget to Comment, Like, Share & Subscribe to my YT if your not already so you don't miss out on future vids and be sure to Subscribe to my blog as well as it's an extension of my blog and you may find other beauty & fashion things here that are not on my YT channel and vice versa.
Thanks for the love, you guys rock!!
Link to the Louis Vuitton " The Pallas " handbag
Retails for: $2490.00
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Ivette AKA girlcanpaint is a freelance Makeup Artist in the tri-state area. You will find product reviews, Look of the day, makeup tutorials and more here on her blog. You will also find links to her Youtube channel, twitter & facebook so don't miss out. Leave your comments and also tell me what you want to see more of.