January 10, 2014

CARGO Essential Eye Shadow Palette in Cool Neutral - Review and Swatches

Today, I decided to share with you this neutral eyeshadow palette from CARGO. Its the Essential Eye Shadow Palette in Cool Neutral. This palette has four cool neutral shades for a complete eye look. It also comes with a guide on how and where to apply which shade. Lets find out more about this palette, swatches and my experience...
CARGO Essential Palette in Cool Neutral 

CARGO Essential Palette in Cool Neutral  - Ingredient List

CARGO Essential Palette in Cool Neutral 


All of the swatches are without primer. The shades look stunning and intensely pigmented.

The texture of the shadows just crumble at every sweep of the brush :( Its so disappointing to see such beautiful colors behave this way.


Looking at the swatches above, I am sure, you have a clear idea that these shadows are intensely pigmented. The color selection for this palette is perfect for a neutral look. Honestly, this is all I need for my eye look, every day! I always line my eyes with a deep black shadow for a smudged soft look and I was so happy to see a cool toned, medium black shade, for the outer corner, in this palette.

At first they may appear to be matte shadows, but they have a bit of shimmer in them, giving them more of a satin finish. The shimmer is not visible when applied, however, it makes the shadows appear silky and smooth on lids. The colors also blend nicely on lids.

Now lets talk about the horrible fall out! All of the four shadows are so powdery, they literally fall apart every time I sweep my brush, or my finger or a sponge applicator on them. Its so disappointing to see such beautiful colors not holding up properly on lids. I used a primer and the results were very good, however, there was shadow all over my lashes, my nose and my cheeks. I just can't bear this much fall out. Even though, as a habit, I always dust off excess shadow from my brush before putting it on lids. I know,  there is some fall out with most powder formulas, but this one is the worst.

I really wish the texture was better because the shades are very pretty. This eye shadow palette retails for CAD$39 and at this price point, I really expect higher quality.

CARGO Cosmetics is available at London Drugs.

 Hope you found this review helpful.


  1. wow what a cute packaging with amazing cute kit

  2. These are so pigmented .I wonder why I never heard of this one before.Maybe the excess fall out is one reason :/ Great review.Love the swatch.I love matte colors which are so pigmented.I wish the fall out problem wasn't there :(