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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

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


LoveT. said...

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

kisses :)

aki! said...

Damn it. I love tea!

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Unknown said...

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

Cassie Thriftier

Lilli said...

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

Unknown said...

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

Stanislava E. said...

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!


Jackie Harrison said...

Love the packaging I had use their bronzer and love it great review.

The Adventures of a Shopaholic said...

I never try Cargo's products!


Nats ~Coral Tinted Perceptions said...

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

Unknown said...

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.

Heide Padilla said...

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.


ALLIE NYC said...

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

Emmylou said...

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

Anne said...

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

TheTinyHeart said...

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

The Tiny Heart

MaysaAndSunshine said...

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.


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

Jane said...

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

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

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

crafty-zone said...

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


crafty-zone said...

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


Cee said...

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.

get carried away said...

so sweet <3

nancy @ adore to adorn said...

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


Glamour ZONE said...

Wow ,so flawless
That makeup is so beautiful

Unknown said...

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!

jo said...

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


LyddieGal said...

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

Corinne said...

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

Joie Fatale said...

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!

Jane @ anothermommablog.blogspot.com said...

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

The Dainty Dolls House said...

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

Jessica said...

Amazing box and products! =)



Mikka said...

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

Unknown said...

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


Tina Bradley said...

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

Darcy said...

That shade of the lip color is seriously so pretty! Gorgeous makeup lady!

Style Diary Of A Fashion Fanatic said...

Loving the lip color too!!!!!
Great post!!!

The Dragonfruit said...

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

The Dragonfruit Diaries

Mica said...

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

Maggie said...

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


Sam said...

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

little luxury list said...

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!

little luxury list formerly Chic 'n Cheap Living

Unknown said...

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!!


Unknown said...

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

Unknown said...

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!


alexis said...

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

Pretty Tiny Things said...

Great products!

Would you like to follow each other ?


Emily from PTT

Margo @ PrettyPanda said...

The looks you posted are SO SO Pretty!!

Jessica said...
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Jessica said...

Have a great day! =D



oomph. said...

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

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Chic Delights said...

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

Jenn said...

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! :)

The Pink Lemonade Girl

Coco Colo said...

Oh, what a cute tin <3


Tamina said...

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

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xxx Tamina

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Jessica said...

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

Pilar said...

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

Coco said...

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!!
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Unknown said...

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


Anett said...

Thanks for the honest review! You look great!


SprinklesofStyle said...

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

Layla xx


Mish said...

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

Daisy l littlekawaiidaisy

Sheila said...

Love Cargo cosmetics and this packaging is so darling!

xo - Sheila

Missymayification said...

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


Rebecca said...

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


inge said...

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

The Fashion Stir Fry said...

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!


Samantha Mariko said...

the illustrations are so cute! you are so pretty and I love how you did your makeup :)

Jo said...

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.

Subham Rai said...

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Shabby, Chic, & Cheap said...

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

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

S said...

the packaging is precious though ;)

steph / absolutely-fuzzy.com

Rebeca Muñoz López said...

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


Ahleessa said...

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


fabulouspetite said...

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.


SprinklesofStyle said...

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

Layla xx


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