Cargo Cosmetics “Land Down Under” Eye Shadow Palette

Oh my, it’s finally September.  If you’re like me, you have Fall on the brain.  You know what that means, Pumpkin Spice Latte’s, warm scented candles and cozy sweaters.  However, as a makeup lover I always have trouble deciding on what makeup I can purchase during the end of Summer that transitions well into Fall.   One palette I fell in love with has been the Cargo Cosmetics “Land Down Under” palette.  This palette has the perfect combination of neutrals, fun blues and gorgeous earthy browns and have you seen the pretty green shade, “Domain”?

Cargo Cosmetics "Land Down Under" Eye Shadow Palette

The “Land Down Under” Eye Shadow Palette has white cardboard packaging similar to the Anastasia Beverly Hills Eye Shadow Palettes and retails for $34.00.  *** Now on sale at Cargo Cosmetics (here) for $27.00.***  This is a steal, for $27.00 you get a double ended Eye Shadow Brush, an Eye Pencil in Black and twelve Eye Shadow Pans (12 x 0.03 oz).

Below are swatches of the six matte and six shimmery shadows without the use of a primer.

Cargo Cosmetics "Land Down Under" Eye Shadow Palette

Joey – Beige Matte    . . . . . .     Koala – Medium Yellow Brown Matte

Beach- Pale Gold Shimmer    . . . . . .     Opera – Pale Beige Matte

Suntan – Medium Pink Brown Shimmer    . . . . . .     Sand – Gold Shimmer

Cargo Cosmetics "Land Down Under" Eye Shadow Palette

The Rocks – Medium Red Brown Matte   . . . . . .     Manly – Turquoise Matte

Bridge – Deep Brown Gold Shimmer     . . . . . .     Bondi – Deep Blue Shimmer

Domain – Green Shimmer    . . . . . .     Ferry -Deep Brown Matte

My favorite colors in the palette are Suntan, Sand, Bondi and Domain.  I found the matte shadows perform well with the included brush but the shimmery shadows did not.  I recommend applying the shimmery shadows with a flat synthetic brush and MAC Fix + or a glitter adhesive.  Similar to the Lorac Eye Shadows these shadows are easy to over blend.  My initial reaction was disappointment.  The shadows did not appear pigmented. I discovered the eye shadows had a layer of waxy film.  Once I removed the film found on top of the shadows I had nothing to worry about.

The beauty behind the Cargo Cosmetic’s “Land Down Under” Eye Shadow Palette is its versatility.  You can create countless neutral Eye Shadow looks that can be worn throughout the year that can be combined with your favorite seasonal lip hue.  What also makes this Eye Shadow Palette so wonderful is the pops of colors included can be used for either season.  The palette’s gorgeous green shade, Domain is perfect for Fall whereas Manly is a gorgeous color to use on the bottom lash line or as an eye liner for a fresh Summer look.  Regardless of the season, you can’t go wrong with Cargo Cosmetic’s “Land Down Under Eye Shadow Palette”

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