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The CARGO ‚Suited to a Tea‘ cream shadow palette

Cargo cosmetics is known for their Essential Eyeshadow Palette as well as their  “Vintage Escape Palette”. Another cargo product is the Suited To A Tea Palette. It costs 34,90€, came out March 2014 and has a very cute, tea-themed design: all pink, dotted with teacups, cake and makeup (this product screams “Essie Button” to me!).


The colors have “tea party” themed names (Bloomsbury, Devonshire, Oolong..)

It’s a cream shadow palette that includes not only neutrals but also some purple, blue and with Tisane even one duochrome color. You get twelve 1,3g shadows in this palette, as well as a double-ended shadow brush that has a shader brush on one end and an angled liner brush on the other.

the colors swatch better on the hand than they do on the eyelid.

the colors swatch better on the hand than they do on the eyelid.

First row Ganache – Soft fudge brown.
Bloomsbury – Delicate candy pink.
Crumpet – Muted taupe.
Devonshire – Creamy ivory.
Oolong – Slate grey.
Tisane – Muted teal, duochrome.
Second row Four – Dusky lavender.
Earl Grey – Deep blue toned grey.
Wedgwood – Dusky periwinkle blue.
Ritz – Rich plum.
Macaron – Mauve pink.
Mayfair – Soft grey.

The colors all are very sheen and give you kind of a “no-makeup-but-shimmer” look. If you don’t like low pigmented products you absolutely should not go for this palette. Furthermore, if you have oily eyelids I think the shades probably won’t last very long on you. I’ve read that some bloggers said that the colors begin to crease very soon. I cannot confirm that. They didn’t crease on my eyelids.

Cargo states that you can use the shades “Bloomsbury“ and “Macaron” on the lips and cheeks too. I personally think these shades are just too sheer to use them on their own, but they work great if you use them just to add some shimmer to matt blushes or lipsticks.


simple eye makeup using „Mayfair“, „Wedgwood“ and „Ritz“

Would I purchase this palette again? I guess not. I like shimmer (this is theSHIMMERblog) and, of course, this palette enables you to add shimmer to pretty much anything (without any fallout) BUT the color payoff of the shadows just isn’t good enough.


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