Around this time every year, I abandon my regular blush (MAC Blushbaby) and start dabbling in bronzers. It’s just not enough that I have a naturally tanned complexion – I need to have the most glowing, coppery, sun-kissed skin too. You could say I’m Snooki Lite.
This season, I’ve got a ton of awesome bronzing products to swish, swatch and review, and decided that CARGO’s BeachBlush in Coral Beach would be a worthy first try.
First, I can’t deny that the signature metal tin isn’t a selling point for me, because I happen to be a freak about packaging. It’s hot.
Second, how cool is that stripy thing? “Four harmonious shades work together to provide perfectly flushed cheeks with a sun-drenched glow. Golden Goddess effects in a flash!”
(Did you know: BeachBlush earned its status as one of CARGO’s most iconic products ever since it appeared as a question on Jeopardy!)
When using, remember to swish your brush to mix up all the complementary shades. Simply giving one stroke will yield the following results:
As you can see (click to enlarge if you can’t) the brush has picked up pigment from the two center shades only. If I were to apply that on my cheeks, I would likely be arrested by the contouring police. Therefore please do give it a soft swish to combine all those great colours (I use MAC #129 Powder/Blush Brush).
The blush has a moderate sheen that I don’t find too powerful to use as an all-over bronzer… unlike some products I’ve encountered (cough, Estee Lauder, cough). It drives me bonkers when I encounter a high shimmer bronzer; for me, the whole point of summer makeup is keeping the grease, sweat and shine off my face!
Available in 6 gorgeous shades, non-comedogenic and has decent staying power (from day to night, only one retouch is necessary). But above all, I feel pretty when I wear it.
Here I am striking my “beachy” pose.
– CARGO Cosmetics BeachBlush
(applied all over as bronzer)
– Cover Girl Eyebrow Pencil/Brown
– The Body Shop Eye Definer/Black
– Make Up Forever Smoky Lash Mascara
– Bobbi Brown Lip Gloss in Peach
BeachBlush retails for $28.00 can be purchased from CARGO’s website. Free shipping on orders over $50 – call up a friend and order two :)
p.s. Just booked an appointment to lighten up my hair for the summer. The warm weather transformation begins!