This comprehensive kit from Cargo brings you all that you need to get gorgeous and ready to go in just seven minutes! With step-by-step instructions and professional-grade makeup, youll be amazed at the looks you can quickly acquire all on your own. The 7 in 7 Mini Kit - Deep/Medium includes: OneBase - 045 Essential Palette Dark Neutral Eye Pencil Black LashActivator Mascara BeachBlush - Echo Beach Reverse Lip Liner 02 Classic Lip Gloss w/Timestrip® Technology Venice
Average Price: $39.00
I'm not the type to have 100s of makeup products in my cabinet, and I always try to travel light. Usually that meant I'd grab my favourite foundation, eyeliner, mascara, and gloss only in an effort to save space.
And that's why I love this Cargo set! It really has everything you need and I love the brand's quality. It's also a good opportunity to test smaller versions of their products before you go and buy the full-size for home use.
If I had a critique, it would be that there are no applicator brushes included. I suppose you can use your fingers for some of it, but I rely heavily on my hardware and can't achieve quite the look I want without them.
I am also not a fan of the reverse lip liner. I used it one time and tried to blend as best I could, but it was the first thing my mom and sister noticed when I walked into the room. "What's... that?" Not in a good way. Once I blended further, it didn't really do the job it was intended for. Perhaps I just don't know how to apply it properly, so I may experiment with it further.
That all aside, I definitely recommend this kit overall. The colours are well coordinated and you can't beat CARGO quality. Thumbs up!
I was the model for a ChickAdvisor Beauty Tutorial and Mandy used this kit on me. I like how everything you need is all in one spot, so it's perfect for traveling! Plus since all the makeup is in one spot, you cut down the time it takes to pick through your makeup bag, which in turn cuts down the time it takes to do your makeup. All the products in this kit leave you with a natural look!
I've used the blush that comes in this kit for years and so I already knew I'd like that. But I was really impressed with the mascara and lip gloss. The only thing in this kit that I would skip is the reverse lip liner. Mandy used it in the Beauty Tutorial when she gave me red lips, but I really don't think it is necessary. I'd rather wipe off any smudges I might make than spend the time using this. Not to mention I kind of found that it didn't blend in that well and you could tell I was wearing nude liner.
But overall I think this kit is fantastic for traveling!
I am pretty impressed with this product. The makeup is all high quality (typical of Cargo), but comes in smaller quantities than if you were to buy each of the 7 products on their own. I actually prefer the mini-size because I normally get tired of using products before they run out, but don't like tossing them until they're finished.
I especially like the Classic Lip Gloss and Blush because the colours are fantastic and give you a really nice and natural glow. I don't use the Reverse Lip Liner partly because I normally just wear gloss and partly because even normal lipliner doesn't appeal to me, so I would personally cut that out of the kit. I also don't think that the Concealer Foundation in One does the job of full coverage, but I really like mineral makeup, so I continue to use that in addition to this kit.
Overall, getting all 7 products for $40 is really good value for your money and, inevitably, there will be pieces of any kit that don't suit everyone. I also think that this would be great to take traveling since it's light, both in terms of weight of the kit in your suitcase and weight of the makeup on your face (key concern for hot destinations).
Note that I am using the Light Medium kit. It also comes in Warm Medium and Dark Medium.
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