Cargo Magic

Two of my favorite things in life:   cosmetics and magic.  No wonder I get so geeked up when I find ‘holy grails’, cosmetic items that do such magically miraculous things I cannot imagine life without them!  Marcia just posted about some magic she recently discovered, and now it’s my turn.  I have found two totally magical items, and they come from Cargo Cosmetics.  If you haven’t tried anything from this line yet, I have one question for you:  WHY?? Every single thing I have tried has been a true winner.  Here are two of my most favorites:

This is Cargo’s blu_ray Activating Face Primer ($32).  Ok, you all know I am a total primer nut anyway (who else could do a Top Ten Primer list, and feel bad that some really great primers were left off of it??)  I have tried so many primers, though, that my expectations are pretty high.  And this is a primer to love, that’s for sure.

So what is magical about this primer?  Several things.  It has no silicones or parabens, for one.  The formulation is actually geared toward not only priming the skin for makeup, but also for reducing the look of wrinkles.  I can always use a little – or a lot – of that.  My favorite thing about this primer, though, is that it really and truly reduces shine.  I HATE a shiny nose, and my nose always gets shiny throughout the day.  When I use this primer, no matter what foundation I use, I blot less than half the time I normally would.  The blu_ray Activating Face Primer has a thin texture that spreads easily.  It’s somewhat wet when first applied, and quickly dries down to a satin finish.  In fact, Cargo even recommends using this in place of foundation if you’d like.   I’m not one to go without foundation, but I do reach for this primer day after day.

My other favorite totally magic product from Cargo is the aptly named Magic Brush ($34).  It seems like there is NOTHING this brush can’t do!!  It is the perfect all-purpose brush.  In fact, if something truly tragic and horrible happened and I could only have ONE makeup brush…this is the one I would choose.

It is the perfect size, not too big or too small.  The bristles are the exact right amount of firmness, yet they are whisper soft on your skin.  And I don’t know how or why, but this brush makes every single powder product look PERFECT on your skin.

Product wipes right off of it easily, so you can use it to first even out your foundation, then to apply bronzer, then some loose powder, then powder blush, then a little highlighter…and everything looks amazing.  Cargo’s Magic Brush is most definitely something to add to your brush collection.

Really, Cargo Cosmetics is a terrific line that continues to impress the heck out of me.  Check it out, especially the primer and the Magic Brush.  We can all use a little more magic in our lives!  – Lisa

Disclosure:  Products were PR samples.  Opinions expressed were 100% mine.

Comments

  1. Cindy (myfuel) says:

    That primer sounds fab, Marcia! I have oily skin, so anything to reduce oil is magic to me. 🙂

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