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. :-)
Have you tried this blush or any other blushes from CARGO Cosmetics?
Happy Saturday, super awesome peeps! :P