“Second to none” is how famed makeup artist Jackie Gideon describes our blushes. Jackie’s favorite shade is Catalina while celebrity artist Sam Fine loves Laguna. With professional formulations and a wide array of colors that range from neutral to vibrant, our blushes have earned their place on sets of film and television and have become must-haves in makeup kits everywhere.
Cargo Cosmetic’s line of pressed powder blushes come in 15 different shades. The shade Tonga–a pink terracotta color–is reviewed below.
Cargo’s blushes come in the company’s signature circular tin packaging. The tops slide off and the light-weight nature of the material makes these a good choice for traveling with.
“Second to none” is spot-on.
First, Tonga is the kind of color that adapts to every possible situation you could be in, save maybe some crazy editorial shoot where you want extreme colors on the cheek. It’s a color that I see working with any skin tone and color. You can wear it with a conservative workplace look or a sultry nighttime look. You can wear a sheer or heavy layer.
Second, the formula is perfect. It is neither powdery, nor stiff. It has just enough softness to transfer onto your brush effortlessly while avoiding the dust-cloud that some overly-soft formulas create. The powder blends out evenly and sets into the skin. The finish is matte but doesn’t make the skin look the least bit dry or cakey.
Third, the blush has great lasting power. I’ve worn this blush through a 10-hour workday and into the night without seeing any color fading.
I really cannot think of any criticism of this blush. It is one of my all-time favorite colors and has a fantastic formula.
Ease of Use: 10/10
I spend very little time applying and blending out this blush because it transfers easily and blends beautifully over the skin.
For $29.00 you get 8.9 grams (0.314 ounces) of product. For the price, this is noticeably more product compared to similar brands like Stila, LORAC, and Tarte.
Talc, Lecithin, Nylon-12, Silica, Polyethylene, Zinc Stearate, Bismuth Oxychloride, Castor Oil, Silk Powder, Dimethicone, Coco Caprylate/Caprate, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben. May Contain: Calcium Silicate, Methicone, Mineral Oil, Ultramarines, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Methylcellulose, Polysorbate 85, Iron Oxides, Carmine, D&C Red 6 Barium Lake, D&C Red 7 Calcium Lake, D&C Red 33 Aluminum Lake, D&C Red 36 Barium Lake, D&C Yellow 6 Aluminum Lake, D&C Yellow 5 Zirconium Lake, FD&C Yellow 5, FD&C Yellow 6