Cargo’s Eye Shadow Palette is so pretty it deserves its own feature!
The first time I visited Japan it was cherry blossom season. I was treated to a country that looked as if it had been dipped in pink icing. The delicate pink flowers hang gracefully from the tree branches in These breathtakingly beautiful flowers are fleeting, but they’re the inspiration for a limited edition eye shadow palette called “Tokyo in Bloom,” from Cargo Cosmetics.
Cargo Cosmetics limited edition eye shadow palette, Tokyo in Bloom ($34), brings the beauty of cherry blossom time to your eyes.
Looking at the outer carton and the top of the cardboard palette you’ll see a beautiful design of a delicate branch of cherry blossoms.
Opening the top of the palette you’re treated to a dazzling dozen matte and shimmer shadow creating day and evenings looks.
Organized Colors Make Sense:
Perhaps Cargo is following the Marie Kondo trend organizing the ones that make sense (and bring joy?) into quads and duos.
This approach is similar to the one in the Cargo Holiday Blockbuster Palette making that large palette really user-friendly.
Blending the paraben-free shadows is easy. The most difficult decision you’ll have is deciding which one to wear first!
Colors (R-L clockwise): GINZA, Sakura, Spring, Hanami, Mochi, Kawaii, Sodo, Kimora, Harajuku, Shibuya, Cherry, and Blossom.
Some of the colors look intense, but on your lids, they look fairly subdued in cool plum and pink-centric shades.
The colors are all wearable. The only challenges might be “Blossom” which is a shimmery red, and “Cherry” which is a shimmery coral/peach (the Pantone color of the year is “Living Coral”).
Peach and Pink can be super trendy, but don’t shy away from them. Try them on cheeks and lips or dot a bit as an accent in your eye crease.
Cargo Cosmetics suggests intensifying the colors with their HD Picture Perfect Eye Primer (not included). I also tried them wet.
Apply the colors with the included dual-ended shadow brushes. One end is to apply lid color, the other to add definition to the crease, brow bone, and outer corner.
Where to Buy:
Cherry Blossom time doesn’t last forever and this Cargo Palette won’t either, so rush to get yours and celebrate. Visit the Cargo Cosmetics Web Site, Tokyo In Bloom is also available at select Kohl’s department stores and kohls.com