I’ll admit that I’ve had an obsession with Cargo Cosmetics for quite some time now. Reason being is that they are professional-grade, easy to use, and great multi-taskers. Plus, you definitely get your money’s worth – they are a great value for the performance payoff they provide. Case in point, as the weather heats up, these are some of my favorites from them to keep a fresh, natural-looking face, even in high humidity:
Starting from the left:
– Cargo Water-Resistant Bronzer: this stuff simply rocks. It has a bit of shimmer to reflect light, but doesn’t made you look shiny. Or give a disco-ball effect. I love it for contouring, warming up the skin tone, and also as an eyeshadow when I want a more neutral look. It stays put all day (thanks to the water-resistant formula) and doesn’t give an orange cast to the skin.
– Cargo Oil-Free Colorstick: this can be used as a cream blush and a lip color. My favorite shade is Maui (pictured above). It’s a gorgeous rosey color, and gives a demi matte-like finish. Simply smile, and blend a little bit on to the apples of your cheeks, tapping it in a circular motion with your fingers to blend. I’ll often use it as a lipstick too when traveling – great multi-tasking product that lasts through humidity or long days.
– Cargo Essential Lip Color in Santa Fe shade: hands down one of my favorite neutral lipsticks. If you are going for the natural “no-makeup” makeup look, this one comes in very handy. Love this shade for summer as it keeps lips hydrated but doesn’t get cakey. Plus, it’s one of the few lipsticks I can apply without a mirror – looks natural no matter how fast I put it on (see: running behind in the morning, or between meetings).
Seasonal changes also mean that it’s wise to change up your makeup formulas to match conditions. You’ll definitely notice a difference if you rotate your product formulas to those that combat humidity and sweat – you won’t have to worry about touch-ups or makeup sliding off half-way through the day. Enjoy the patio margaritas a bit longer – you’ll look fabulous doing so!