Cargo Getaway Palette Tutorial

When a new makeup product comes into my collection, I set it on top of my vanity to remind myself to use it. Once I’ve tested it enough to understand the quality and what all it has to offer, I then decide to put it in either my regular makeup storage or in my overflow storage. Overflow storage is where I put products that I’m not very impressed with. Most of the time, they usually end up in a fails post but every now and then I like to “shop my stash” and pick a product to try again. That’s what happened with this Cargo Getaway eyeshadow palette. This might be the only Cargo product I’ve ever tried and since it’s been so long since I last played around with it, it’s about time I’m reminded why it ended up in the overflow storage.
In order to get the most accurate testing of this palette, I’m using my trusty Milani eyeshadow primer. This is one that I always use and I know exactly how it performs. Primer is very important in any makeup look, but as we’ll soon discover, it’s especially important with this particular eyeshadow formula.
The first shade in the palette that I’m using is called Passport. It’s a matte warm tan shade that looks gorgeous in the pan. But as I attempted to apply it in the crease, I found that it’s practically invisible on the skin. After packing on about four layers of this shade, I decided to just leave it at that and move on.
Then I took the shade called Map and packed that on the outer third of my eye, blending the excess product up into the crease area. This shadow was slightly more pigmented than the last, but the color was a little off. It looks like a matte muted purple in the pan, but has more of a gray appearance on the skin.
Since I didn’t get the purple I was expecting, I decided to go in with the shade called Tour and place that in a sideways “V” shape on the outer part of my eye. This did add more purple like I was hoping for, but I also went back in with the previous two shades in an attempt to make them more noticeable. Then I took a separate, empty, loose-bristled blending brush to soften all the edges. 
To brighten the look, I took the shade called Roadtrip and applied that on the inner ½ - ⅔ of of my lid. This is definitely one of the most pigmented shades in the palette and it has the most beautiful lilac undertone. When using bright shimmer shadows like this one, I pack it on with my finger first and then use a small shader brush to blend it into the crease. This makes for a faster, more pigmented application.
This look definitely needs some eyeliner and for that, I skipped applying a pencil first and just used one of the darkest shades in the palette called Vacation. I used the included liner brush to stamp this along my upper lashes and halfway along my lower lash line. This was another intensely pigmented shade, which made application very quick and easy.
I finished this look by curling my lashes and adding three coats of my favorite Benefit Roller Lash mascara. This isn’t the most intense eye look ever, so skipping falsies and just applying a few coats of a good mascara is totally fine.
Here’s a close up of the final look:
And a quick, more condensed guide for easy reference:
To complete the rest of the face, I used my Makeup Geek blush in the shade Puppy Love and The Beauty Crop’s #GRLPWR Matte Liquid Lipstick in the shade Date Night. This isn’t my favorite matte liquid lipstick because it’s definitely not very comfortable, but the shade is so pretty! I also switched it up with Clinique’s Pop Lip Colour + Primer in the shade Love Pop (shown in the title photo) for a brighter, more comfortable option.
While I am pretty happy with the way this look turned out, I definitely don’t think I’ll be moving this palette out of my overflow storage. The color selection looks beautiful and even though this formula was incredibly easy to blend, I was disappointed with some of the pigmentation and shade inconsistencies.

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XO ♥ Christina ♥

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