Cargo Cosmetics You Had me at Aloha Eyeshadow Palette!

Hi loves! Today it is another windy and rainy day. I figured what would be a great way to forget about being stuck inside would be to review the limited edition You Had me at Aloha Eyeshadow Palette by Cargo Cosmetics. This is still available online for $34. I purchased mine at Kohl’s on sale for $25 with a free deluxe sample of their mascara. Yay! 

This palette was a must have for me. I love the beautiful purple shades and well of course, I’m Hawiian and my collection wouldn’t be complete without it. Let’s get started with the fun palette pictures and swatches!

Here is the front of the palette! Took the picture of the palette and the box together because they are different. The box has the name of the palette and the actual palette is more subtle. But it is so pretty with the hibiscus flower printed on both.
Here is the back of the palette and the box! The box has some suggested looks with two shades and then four. It also includes a really awesome diagram with where the shades should be placed and blended. Both the box and palette have matching serial numbers which is super important!
Here’s the inside of the palette! It has twelve shades that vary in matte and shimmer and just scream the colors of Hawai’i. There was also an eyeliner and double-sided eyeshadow brush included.
Here’s the eyeliner that came with the palette. I’m not a fan of pencil liner so I have no idea how this applies.
Here is the brush that came with the palette. I used this brush to do the swatches for you since I was curious about the quality.

I’m going to show you the swatches of this palette but I wanted to tell you that I did six on each arm but with the first row I split it up in three colors because the nude mattes were hard to see. 

Here are the first three shades in the palette. As you can see, they are a tad hard to see on my skin. Hula is a very pretty silver shimmer that picks up better on finger swatch than brush. Waikiki is a golden beige that almost matches my skin tone. Hapuna is a light beige matte that was also a bit hard to see.
Here are the three other shades in the first row. These guys are more pigmented than the first three. Kona is a chestnut brown with a slight shine. Shell is a veryy pretty shimmer. Shaka is a dark pink-purple that reminds me of island flowers.
This second row was a lot more visible and pigmented than the first one. Hibiscus and Island are golden shades that are reminiscent of sand and gold. Kai and Tiki could make a fun duo that could make a palm tree inspired look 🙂 Lei is a color inspired by flowers and Luau is a dark purple with a slight shimmer.

This palette is fun and I love it just because of heritage pride. The colors are very pretty but I do wish they applied a bit better on the brush. Aloha!


Author: aubr3y87

I recently was a full-time worker that has went to a stay at home mom lifestyle and I'm attempting to blog about makeup and the perks of being a mother.

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