In case you missed it, when I was expecting an eye shadow, ULTA sent me pretty much everything they had! The most exciting item (from my limited experience talking to people about the 21 days items) is the Cargo Vintage Escape Fall Eye Shadow Palette. It isn't currently available on the ULTA site, but you can find it on Cargo Cosmetics website if you can't wait to get it on 9/26. Note that it is a $140 value (I believe it, there are 12 pretty large shadows in there), and it retails for $39. But on Day #19 it is a steal at $20!
The outside of the palette is a very pretty light brown leather. (I'm not certain if it is real or not, I assume no, but it says leather on the Cargo website.) I love that the corner of the palette is embossed with the Cargo name!
Read on to see swatches of the shadows!
The palette is really, really, so insanely pretty! Note that most of it is pretty warm toned. While there are some colors that work for cooler toned girls (Harvest Moon, Crisp, Cuddle and Frolic), this really is a must buy palette if you have warm tones. (This is the part where I admit that my mom was over this weekend and as soon as I opened this palette I knew it would be a better palette for her than me, so it went home with her. My skin just doesn't play well with such warm tones.)
Here's a look at each of the shadows in pan and swatched dry on my arm. They are a little powdery when coming out of the pan, but once on my lid I don't have issues with fall out. Cargo's eye shadows are usually very well pigmented and blend very well. Harvest Moon is a great neutral color, but you basically can't see it here because it is exactly the same color as my skin, so don't think it was a dud! I did expect a little more coverage with Black Crow, but when over a primer it performs much better. As a deep matte black it is mainly for use as a liner, and with my stiff brush it is definitely well suited for that roll.
What do you think of the colors? Will you be picking this one up on September 26th?
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