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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Cargo Cosmetics: Suited To A Tea Tin Kit Review

A cute tin covered in sweets, teacups and filled with makeup!?! Yes, please!!! That is what attracted me to the Cargo Cosmetics 'Suited To A Tea Kit' ($38 Nordstrom & Cargo Cosmetics and currently on sale at Ulta for $29) and of course the lovely illustrations. Cargo Cosmetics is a Canadian makeup brand that was founded in 1996. I've never tried their makeup. So how did this kit fare? Mmm, it was bittersweet for me. Some things were good and some not so much.

The quality of their makeup (at least what I tried in THIS tin) is on the same level as SOME drugstore makeup. I LIKED the lipstick in Santa Fe. It was moisturizing and a great everyday color. I LIKED the Texas lash mascara. The bristles on the brush were soft and did a fabulous job making my lashes fuller. The eyeliner in Pfeiffer Beach was OK. I had to go over the lines a couple of times to achieve the look below. Where things got WEAK was with the blush and eyeshadow. The blush gives off this shine & iridescent look that sits atop your cheeks. It doesn't blend in well with the rest of your makeup. The eyeshadow is a little chalky. Overall, I found the colors to be a little bland (dead). When I think of a tea party, I think of pinks, peaches (lively colors) etc. The only item with a little punch was the lipstick. Overall this kit didn't wow me. But at least I have a cool tin! HaHaHa  There's also an eyeshadow kit (sold separately; shown above). One day Ulta or Sephora gave (the eyeshadow kit sold separately) away for FREE, if you spent so much (that is NEVER a good sign LOL) I was so un-amused about this kit, that I've sat on this review for TWO MONTHS. The other day I said, "oh well, let me post it". >.<



The Cargo Cosmetics Suited To A Tea Tin Kit Set includes: Full-size Essential Lip Color in Santa Fe (0.1 oz.); Mini Swimmables Blush in Bali (0.14 oz.); Mini TexasLash™ Mascara (0.15 oz.); Full-size Eyeshadow in Yukon (0.12 oz.); Full-size Swimmables Eyeliner Pencil in Pfeiffer Beach (0.04 oz.); Tin case





Here's my look, using the kit! Do you see what I mean? I could achieve the same look and better with drugstore makeup. I guess I can't complain about the price, because I DO get 5 products and a cute tin for $38. I think it's the QUALITY I'm displeased with. Maybe it's the COLORS that don't suit me? Should I stop bitchin'? What are your thoughts? LOL


Sweet-Bittersweet-NotSweet
supersweet(run & buy it) sweet(really good,buy it) bittersweet(ok, issues)not sweet(not good,don't buy this stuff) 
  Cargo Cosmetics 'Suited To A Tea' Tin Kit is Bittersweet
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77 comments

  1. First i have to say you look supersweet <3
    Love your make up ,sweet Colours and supersweet tin :)

    kisses :)

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  2. nice review and that's a very cute package full of make-ups!!!

    <3
    Cassie Thriftier

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  3. Kim, you made me smile! What a shame and disappointment it is! When I saw the packaging, which is utterly adorable, was very inspired but as you say is just a result you can have also with drugstore stuff. You look so lovely though, you see, (a light) pink suits you!:) Hugs Kim! xo

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  4. I think the eyeshadow is lovely on you - pair it with a hot pink lip and it will be fab! X

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  5. Hmm I think the colours suit you. I don't like the eyeshadows but the lipstick is cute! The eye liner looks great on you, too bad it needs to be applied a couple of times. I wouldn't spend my money buying this kit. Thank you so much for sharing!

    sunandsany

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  6. Love the packaging I had use their bronzer and love it great review.
    http://tifi11.blogspot.com

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  7. Looks good to me but I get what you're saying.. at least you got the cute tin, right?! ;)

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  8. Wow Kim I agree when I think of tea party I think of pastels and bright colors. The illustration is beautiful I wish it would have reflected inside a bit more.

    Love reading your honest reviews.

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  9. I've never heard of this product before but I like the container. It's so cute. And I do use mascara and this is interesting.
    You did great with the make up. Very lovely.

    http://kintsugioflife.blogspot.com

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  10. I like that eye shadow shadow shade, looks different on then in the package. But I like it! I have been looking for a shade similar to this.

    Allie of ALLIE NYC
    allienyc.com

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  11. Too bad about the products being kinda lacklustre, Kim. I used to wear Cargo when they were just launched, and the eyeshadows and blushes were really good then. These were years and years ago though. At least, the tin can was nice though:D

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  12. Love the packaging but not much good if the product isn't what you want! Have a good week Kim:)
    ~Anne

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  13. I have used Cargo's lipglosses before and they're great. Maybe they should stick to that and not the other products!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  14. First of all you look amazing. You look beautiful no matter what products you use. Cute tin but I guess we can't expect much for the price, right? I like the lip color and blush on you though.

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  15. Too bad about the quality, but you look amazing to me.I have not worn this brand before, but like you I adore the packaging as well. :)
    The Jersey Dress

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  16. i love the color of the eye shadow and i do love that tin too! so cute!

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  17. The packaging is adorable and you look so pretty in the look you created Kim. It's such a shame that the quality is just on par with drugstore makeup especially since the price isn't as reasonable as drugstore prices. Thanks for the honest review!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  18. I think that these colors suit to you, you look so lovely in this makeup, btw :)

    http://crafty-zone.blogspot.com/

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  19. I think that these colors suit to you, you look so lovely in this makeup, btw :)

    http://crafty-zone.blogspot.com/

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  20. I'm with you, Kim - I find Cargo Cosmetics to be pretty hit and miss. They do have some cute packaging this season, though! And despite the fact that some of the products were disappointing, the overall look from this kit is lovely on you.
    xox,
    Cee

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  21. aw you look lovely to me but, I find Cargo to be a miss for a lot of products. I'm personally not impressed with a lot that I've received samples of so I'm so bummed to hear that you didn't enjoy your purchase as much as you hoped! Although, the packaging is awfully cute!! =D
    xo,
    nancy

    http://www.adoretoadorn.com

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  22. Wow ,so flawless
    That makeup is so beautiful
    Cheers

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  23. Too bad the products weren't good quality!! I've always been curious about cargo, but now in glad I've never tried it before. The tin is super cute though, and I think the lipstick looks great on you!

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  24. Yea, I think the colours look bland too but I do like the lip colours on you. Come to think of it, I haven't use Cargo in years. Great review, Kim! Have a great week!

    xo Jo

    http://www.whiterosesandcoffee.com

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  25. Sorry this kit was not as great as you'd hoped for; but at least you ended up with a few products you will use, and the unfortunate nature of makeup is that it is so often hit or miss.
    Chic on the Cheap

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  26. It's a pity you didn't enjoy it that much, the blush looks like it would be a lovely colour but I've seen you wear other blush that suits you much better. I do think this would make a lovely gift for a friend though!

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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  27. I think you look GREAT! The only problem I have with Cargo is the eyeshadows pretty much requiring a primer (they crease WAY easy. But I do think the colors look great on you!

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  28. Oh no, what a disappointment because that tin is so cute, too bad the contents didnt match the tin.

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  29. You look gorgeous doll, these look great. Am glad you posted this though, shame it didn't live up to itself though, the tin is gorgeous!! I like how they turned out on you :)) Though, you're always gorgeous anyways :) xxx

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  30. You look sweet and lovely Kim, the pink blush look great on you. Love your honest review. xx

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  31. Love the shade on you, it might be good on me too:). Great job and looking beautifully!

    http://www.attraction2fashion.com

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  32. Well, I think you look lovely! But, I certainly take your word on the quality of these products (even though you look fab!). :) Like you, the whole tea tin concept has a draw for me as well. Great review, Kim! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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  33. That shade of the lip color is seriously so pretty! Gorgeous makeup lady!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  34. Loving the lip color too!!!!!
    Great post!!!
    http://fashiondiarylooks4.blogspot.com

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  35. Well...it's a stinkin cute kit at least haha. Glad you decided to share the review!

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

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  36. Shame that the products didn't all work for you! At least you get the cute tin - it is really adorable :)

    Away From The Blue

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  37. Oh my goodness this is too cute!! I've been needing some new make up so I'll have to try this! :)

    Maggie
    www.PolishedClosets.com

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  38. You look gorgeous in these pics Kim, the makeup looks so cutely packed. Have a great week further dear :)

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  39. You look gorgeous in the color Kim! It's a shame the other colors didn't wow you. At least you have the tin now!

    xoxo,
    little luxury list formerly Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  40. You look beautiful Kim and the tin is really cute, but I'm so glad you shared about your experience. For some reason whenever I've gotten mini products, they're never as good as I hope and almost seem old and stale some times if they're sample size. I have actually used Cargo foundation for years because it's light weight for the day, but I've tried other products and haven't been as happy so I'm so glad you shared this!!

    xoDale

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  41. You still look cute and so does the tin :)))

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  42. You look beautiful, and I do like the lip color on you. That being said, I think that most of the reason you look beautiful is just your natural beauty. I agree, you could definitely get the same look or better from a drugstore. At least the lipstick is nice!

    http://howtomakehome.blogspot.com

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  43. It is really frustrating when you buy a whole set and only some pieces work--- it always feels like such a waste! That being said-- I don't think there is anything "wrong" with the look-- it just isn't as poppy as what you seem to typically like!


    ~Alexis Grace of North On Harper

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  44. Great products!

    Would you like to follow each other ?

    Kisses,

    Emily from PTT

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  45. The looks you posted are SO SO Pretty!!

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  47. the shadows in the pot do look a little chalky...but i like the overall look on you.

    [oomph.]
    $300 J.Crew GIVEAWAY

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  48. You look so lovely! I like the pink hue of your lipstick. Cargo is a nice brand.

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  49. I do agree that the packaging is just too eye-catching! So cute! But too bad the quality of the makeup was not that great. It's my first time to hear about this brand and I don't think I will purchase because of the chalky eyeshadow (I mean, who wants that?). Thanks for an honest review! :)

    Jenn
    The Pink Lemonade Girl

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  50. Oh, what a cute tin <3

    http://coco-colo.blogspot.de/

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  51. such nice thinks :-) and it looks really pretty on you

    greetings from holland
    xxx Tamina

    btw, at the moment you can win a 100 € voucher on my blog :-) if you're interested

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  52. Your makeup look amazing. I had never heard of this brand.

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  53. The packaging is so cute! Too bad the quality wasn't all that great. You look fabulous Kim! I like that lip color!

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  54. Honestly in the first picture the eyeshadow doesn't look that good. Otherwise, you look fantastic in spite of the bittersweet quality of these Cargo products. Thank you so much for this useful review Kim!!
    Baci,
    Coco
    Coco et La vie en rose / Bloglovin / Facebook

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  55. Lovely pictures! Too bad the products didn't turn out that well.. However, the packaging is cute!

    www.sohostyles.blogspot.nl

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  56. Although it's bittersweet your skin really does look lovely! :)

    Layla xx

    www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

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  57. It looks great on you! The packaging is so pretty and pastel, reminds me of spring.

    Daisy l littlekawaiidaisy

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  58. Love Cargo cosmetics and this packaging is so darling!


    xo - Sheila
    www.sheislovelyblog.com

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  59. Super cute and sweet Kim. The shade looks great on you. :-) Have a good weekend!

    missymayification.blogspot.co.uk

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  60. You're definitely looking so cute....and those palettes as well!!!!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  61. I really like this makeup on you it is stunning . It just makes you so healthy. I particularly love the blusher. The tin is also very cute

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  62. Get it all out sweetheart :)). I feel you on getting more from paying less. Your skin is impeccable and you apply makeup so well. Great job honey!

    http://www.thefashionstirfry.com

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  63. the illustrations are so cute! you are so pretty and I love how you did your makeup :)
    www.lettersimpromptu.blogspot.com

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  64. The make up look promising on you despite your "bitching". I always like to read honest review and that's why your blog is a joy to read, Kim. The only thing that attracted me to this kit is the tin. I love illustrations like this.

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  65. Looks like a great product.& thanks for sharing this amazing post here & would

    you like to follow each other via GFC, Bloglovin & Google+? Lemme

    know & keep in touch!

    X

    http://subhamrai.blogspot.com/

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  66. Well at least you got a nice tin out of it!! LOL

    So sorry you didn't like the makeup that much!

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  67. the packaging is precious though ;)

    steph / absolutely-fuzzy.com

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  68. Well, hoy have reason the design of the box is so pretty, nice review Kim.

    www.urbanikamoda.blogspot.com

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  69. You look so cute and the makeup is perfect on you!

    http://ahleessa4realz.blogspot.com/

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  70. Kim, you look super sweet to me. I super adore their packaging and like you I never tried their make up ever. Hmmm makes me want to go to Ulta tomorrow. Thanks for the review dear.

    xo
    Sam
    http://fabulouspetite.blogspot.com

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  71. I love Cargo products - they always look really nice and quite delicate on the skin which is perfect for that natural look!

    Layla xx

    www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

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