Here’s another Canadian beauty staple: why it’s CARGO Cosmetics of course!
A long time cult-favourite thanks to their signature oversized metal tins of lip gloss (love!), CARGO is a multi award winner with such pedestal-worthy products as their blu-ray Collection, PlantLove Lipsticks, Lip Glosses and more.
Now this is by far the easiest beauty feature for me to blog for the simple fact that I wear ALL of the items in CARGO’s “The Safari Kit” on a regular basis. I kid you not; if you see me on the street, at the grocery store or in a bar – and I’ve got makeup on my face – it will be this combination of products:
From Left; Mini Lip Gloss (Serengeti), Mini 3 Triple Action Mascara, Eyeshadow Duo (gold and khaki combo), Khaki Eye Lining Pencil and BeachBlush (Coral Beach).
If you didn’t catch my review on BeachBlush here’s a quick tidbit:
“The blush has a moderate sheen that I don’t find too powerful to use as an all-over bronzer. Four harmonious hues work together to provide perfectly flushed cheeks with a sun-drenched glow.
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.”
Well, as I said, this was a no brainer for me – I simply took a picture of myself this morning before I left to run some errands.
As you can see, all of the products work together to create an incredibly natural yet refined look. The Khaki Eyeliner is a welcome departure from a predictable harsh black line, the Eyeshadow Duo shades are very complementary to my eye colour, and the cool coral lip gloss in Serengeti wakes up my smile – and is the perfect summer shade. In short, I look a lot like me – only better.
Also hot this season is CARGO’s Dare to Play Kit.
“This collection is a system that makes vibrant eye shadow application super-simple for the woman who’s always on the go! Simply select a base to intensify and complement the eye shadow. Five pressed eye shadows bring drama to the outer corner, the crease, and along the lash line. Add a pop of color to the center of your eye lid. Choose from five bright and glitter-filled eye shadow shades for the ultimate bold eye.”
For the gal who likes to play with colour, you’ll be able to create endless combinations of looks with this palette.
Finally, if you’re a celebrity stalker like me, you’ll appreciate their PlantLove Lipsticks for two reasons: first, they’re a 100% natural lipstick, with a tube made entirely from corn! PlantLove lipsticks are certified by ECOCERT for being environmentally friendly in product, packaging, and process, and $2 from every celeb-designed lipstick goes to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
And there’s the second reason – celebs galore! Such famous gals like Angie Harmon, Denise Richards, Courteney Cox, Whitney Port and La Lindsay have all designed lip colours for the PlantLove line.
Major CARGO retailers in Canada include Sears Canada, Murale and The Shopping Channel. You can also shop online at CARGOCosmetics.com.
… for a total value of $150!
To enter, simply visit CARGO Cosmetics and pick out three (3) other products that you think would complement your summer look. Then, leave a comment here telling us about them.
You can also qualify for extra entries! Remember, you must leave a separate comment for each. You can:
(1) Follow my blog, Listen to Lena! (2 extra entries!)
(2) “Like” Listen to Lena! on Facebook
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(4) “Like” CARGO on Facebook
(5) Follow CARGO on Twitter
(6) Tweet daily: Please use this CARGO Cosmetics Giveaway Tweet.
I’ll draw for a winner on July 31st. Good luck everybody!