Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Review: Cargo "Let's Meet in Paris" Eye Palette

So many beautiful colors!

I stumbled upon an amazing eye shadow palette and couldn't wait to let you guys know! I have many Urban Decay palettes but this is my first Cargo one. I have to say... the quality is extraordinary! The name of the palette is "Cargo: Let's Meet in Paris" and the palette embodies the name entirely. The pigmentation is great and the color selection complements each other very well. This palette is limited edition so if you like what you see make sure to buy it soon! :-)
Cargo Let's Meet in Paris Palette

The packaging is baroque style which makes it look more expensive. The price of the palette is $39. I found mine at Ulta on sale for $20 and I also had a 20% off coupon which made it a great deal. You can also find the palette at Macys or Last I checked it's sold out on You get 12 metallic/shimmer eye shadows. The amount of product you get is great for the price. I find that this is the perfect holiday palette because its very versatile. You can create beautiful smoky looks or more day appropriate looks too. I love the theme of the palette too, its adorable! The theme is Paris and the eye shadow names reflect that! I'll list the names below with a brief description.
Cargo Let's Meet in Paris Palette

Here are some swatches!
Cargo Let's Meet in Paris Palette
From left to right:
* Macaron- Metallic cream/gold shimmer
* Eiffel Tower- Metallic gold
* Louvre- Metallic silver
* Crème Brulee- Metallic Copper (My favorite!)
* Bonjour- Dark brown with gold shimmer
* Café- Medium brown with gold shimmer
Cargo Let's Meet in Paris Palette
From left to right:
* Baguette- Matte creamy beige
* Croissant- Duo chrome brown to green (Amazing color!)
*Versailles- Metallic hunter green with silver micro glitter
* Madame- Metallic purple with silver micro glitter
* Bastille- Metallic gunmetal with micro silver glitter
* Beret- Metallic black with micro silver glitter
Bottom line: Even though most of the colors are more of a metallic finish I would definitely recommend this palette. I love the colors and they are perfect for the holidays! I have two cons: it does have lots of fall out but that's nothing to worry about if you use a great primer and I wished it had more matte colors. Hopefully you can still find it in store! :-)

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Dupe Alert: Sigma Beauty brushes VS Royal Care Cosmetics!

Hey everyone!

I'm so excited for my first blog post! I was contemplating what to write about but I knew it had to be about the dupe I discovered recently. Just like any other beauty lover, I've been lusting over some of the Sigma Beauty brush sets but lets be honest... they are expensive! After doing some research I came about some brush sets that others claim to be very comparable to the Sigma ones. I personally don't have the Sigma ones to compare but review after review recommended these so I decided to try them out.

I'm sure you're thinking "Show me the brushes already!" haha. Alright, here you go :-)
I purchased three sets, here they are:
Royal Care Cosmetics Brush Set

The company is Royal Care Cosmetics and they have amazing deals on these sets of brushes! They are fabulous; super soft and the variety you get is amazing! I would definitely recommend these brushes for someone who's starting to dive into make up or even for someone who is experienced but is looking for great quality brushes. Shipping was quick, I ordered them on a Tuesday night and received them today which is Saturday!

Now, lets talk price! Right now they have a deal where you get the Kabuki Set + Face Brush Set for just $24.95. The first set you see on top includes a flat top kabuki ( perfect for applying foundation), a round kabuki ( perfect for mineral products), an angled kabuki ( perfect for applying blush or bronzer) and a tapered kabuki (perfect for the harder to reach areas). The second set includes miniature versions of the ones previously mentioned. These are amazing at applying concealer.
Royal Care Cosmetics Brush Set

Royal Care Cosmetics Brush Set

I just had to try the Professional 12 Piece Make up Brushes Set because I was in the market for a new complete set and they don't disappoint. This set was $17.95. The set includes everything you need for everyday makeup application. The brushes included are: large angled brush ( perfect for contouring or applying blush), a duo fiber brush ( for a natural make up application), large powder brush ( used to set powder), double-ended foundation and concealer brush, a large shader brush ( for color application), an angled shader brush ( for definition), tapered blending brush ( for blending out harsh lines), eye liner brush ( for applying gel eye liner), blending brush ( smaller than the tapered so its perfect for applying color directly into the crease), a lip brush ( perfect for applying lipstick evenly and precisely), a large concealer brush ( best used for concealing the trouble areas on your face) and an angled liner or brow brush ( for definition on your browns or eyes).
Royal Care Cosmetics Brush Set

Bottom line: I suggest you go to their website and order these right now! I love them and I'm impressed with the quality. My only complaint is that the brushes don't have "names" like others but that's something I can overlook. Lets hope they continue to amaze me after I wash them :-)

PS: I also ordered the brush holder and I love it! It's perfect for organization and for traveling!