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Saturday, April 9, 2011

Product Review: CARGO Cosmetics Suede Blush in Montebello

Have you ever imagined how the Earth would look like if it were strawberry pink, gold, and pale pink instead of blue and green? I bet you haven't but you will. :-) I swear that it'll look really pretty. CARGO Suede Blush in Montebello made my imagination go, uh, child-like, imagining how pretty our planet would look like from the outer space if it has those colors. It'll probably be known as the pretty pink planet. Anyway, it took me a lot of courage and will power before finally swirling my blush brush on the pan and try it on my cheeks. And boy, I fell in love.


Being my first ever Cargo Suede blush, I was really excited about it. I was choosing between this and The Big Easy but the design got me and decided to get this instead. It was love at first sight when I first opened the tin can. The gorgeous combination of colors - strawberry pink, gold, and pale pink - made it really aesthetically pleasing. Such and eye candy, if I must say, that I wasn't sure if I would have the heart to even dare touch it.

I could no longer contain the eagerness to see how it will look like when I swirl all the colors together so when I swirled my blush brush on the pan, I literally closed my eyes because I couldn't bear to see the pattern somewhat ruined. But I loved the pink with a hint of peach and very fine gold shimmer looked on my cheeks. They did not look shimmery but has this iridescent glow that is just lovely. I guess the risk was worth it and I used it everyday since then.

The fact that it is unscented is a huge plus. See, the reason why my Guerlain Blush 4 Eclat in 05 Rose Plein Vent is still boxed and unused for three freakin' months now is the scent that is too overwhelming. I initially thought this would suffer the same fate that Guerlain did but na-ah. I love this blush to bits.

The powder is very finely milled and the texture is silky and not in any way chalky. It is also pigmented so I don't see myself hitting the pan any time soon. It may seem expensive at first for $24 at Apothica (though their prices are lower than those in the market) but hey, 12g is a lot and will take more than a year to finish even with everyday use. The staying power is also good and lasts for 4-5 hours on my skin.

Here's the Earth in pink. XD

However, there are two cons. First is that it is not locally available and you would have to ask someone from overseas to buy it for you. Second is the packaging. Since it is made of tin can, it can easily get dents and all so you should be extra careful in case you bring this along with you when you go out.

Overall a very nice blush to own and I would definitely repurchase if needed. I give this 4.5/5 stars. :-)


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Have you tried this blush or any other blushes from CARGO Cosmetics?

Happy Saturday, super awesome peeps! :P

38 comments:

  1. I really love this shade! it's too pretty to pass up. Glad you fell in love with this.

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  2. Hollie, so true. Now it just made me want to have another blush from Cargo. :)

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  3. Finally!! I've been waiting for your review on this one. Very pretty shade. I would love to have one too, just hope some relatives abroad will get to read this...LoL

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  4. Ayieh, give them a hint that you want it! Haha! :P I'm sure you will love it as much as I do. :)

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  5. Oh my!! That is so pretty, not to mention the container is HUGE. I've always been curious about Cargo blushes, I think I'm gonna have to buy one now :D

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  6. Fifi, go buy one now! :P It will last a really long time and the blush is amazing.

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  7. IN. LOVE. with what it looks like in the pan!!

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  8. Michelle, you will be IN. LOVE. with it even more when you see the blush on your cheeks! :P

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  9. Ooooh yey! Pretty pink earth! <3 I can't help staring at the closeup pic!

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  10. The blush looks so nice! it's the kind I wouldn't mind using everyday!

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  11. lovely~ though I don’t have the habit of using blush.. @_@

    xoxo hitomineko xoxo
    *deco mirror giveaway ends today!*

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  12. Awww so pretty! I agree with you on the packaging, I have a bronzer from them and yes it's pretty, but it dents so easily )=

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  13. ang ganda bakla! I think I know what I'm buying next...hehehe! Thinking of this and The Big Easy, but maybe will buy this first. BI!

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  14. it does look like a pink planet! i can only imagine living in a pink earth. that would be super awesome!

    you did a nice review :)
    its not cute, its super pretty!

    thanks for sharing.

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  15. Aya, me too. And I sometimes take it out of the box just to look at it. Haha! ;D Yeah, pink earth. :P

    Nikki, then go get one if you won't mind using it everyday. :P

    Hitomi, you must have naturally rosy cheeks then. :P

    Gaby, yeah, but the products inside the tin can are nice so I guess we can't complain that much. ;D

    Chel, first, it's the Shiseido Peach Flush and now, this. Haha! When in doubt, get both! I want The Big Easy too! :P

    Reina, yeah, super awesome indeed! :P

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  16. oh my, i got this too but haven't tried yet :P looks lovely and vibrant though!

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  17. Jennifer, I can't wait to know what you think of this blush when you try it! :P

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  18. This muna! I have self-control eh. Unlike you!!

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  19. Wow. I've always wanted to own a Cargo blush. First, because of its unique paclaging.. Second, because I've heard a LOT of good reviews about it.. only that like what you said, it isn't available locally.. thanks for sharing Pammy! :) me-like-this.

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  20. Chel, oh come on! Di ako na-BI sa Cargo Amalfi like *ehem* you *ehem* and Shiseido Peach Flush. :P

    Karla, I'm sure you'll like this and other Cargo Blushes. How I wish it'll be locally available. :P

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  21. soooo pretty! *drools but... i have too many blushes now. =O= my life sucks LOL! x) i made a promise not to buy any blush until i hit the pan of one of the blushes. which i prolly won't keep but anyway... i don't think this is locally available haha! :)

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  22. Sugar, it's not but there are resellers. :P Haha!

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  23. Pammy the color looks so pretty and i like the tin can packaging...i seriously want one like this...so envious but too bad it's not available locally haha! :-)

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  24. Mina, you can always order one online or have a relative in the US buy it for you. :P

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  25. what a a cute pink.. looks quite pigmented too. you'll have to do a fotd with it :D

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  26. it looks so pretty! sigh... sayang its not available locally!

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  27. Nic, will do. :P

    Kim, resellers like Wicked from GT. :P

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  28. the shade is very pretty, cargo makeup I find it's hit or miss, some cargo stuff I won I loveee but some of their eyeshadows are a bit chalky. but this looks like a good one, I'll have to check it out!!

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  29. Julie, this one is a hit! It's really pretty especially on the cheeks. Go check this out. :P

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  30. Pammy, do u own any other cargo blushes :)? just curious coz cargo fans usually has more than one of their blushes XD

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  31. Jennifer, no, this is my first Cargo blush and I now know why they have more than one of the blushes. Planning to get another shade soon. :)

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  32. It looks so cute! And the shade's pretty too! Curious to try this out. :)

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  33. Haven't come across this brand but it looks like it's worth a try. btw, I bought the Magnum mascara a few weeks ago and it is love! It doesn't weigh my lashes down at all. Thanks for recommending it Pammy! :D

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  34. Burning Skies, try it when you get the chance to. It's one of those underrated blushes from Cargo but it is definitely a pretty one. :)

    Madz, weee! I'm so glad you loved it. :P

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  35. wow!! lovely shade indeed! and it does look like a pink planett! ( i wish it is) lol

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