Monday, 25 January 2010
Cargo Plant Love purchases
From top left, clockwise: eyeshadow in Sparrow, illuminator in Fire, lipstick in Mariska.
Just before Christmas, I placed an order with Puresha using a 20% off code, and finally bought some Cargo Plant Love, an Ecocert approved organic makeup line. I ordered the illuminator in Wind, but as that turned out to be of stock and I'd have to wait anyway, I asked to swap it for the illuminator in Fire that I'd originally wanted.
The palest shade in the Fire illuminator has quite a lot of sparkle in it; if you click on the photo for a close up, you can see it, and this picture was taken without flash. It does give a pretty rosy glow to the skin, but it's useful to be aware of the sparkles when considering it, because I wasn't expecting them when I chose this one, and you can see them on the skin when applied. The texture is similar to the more sparkly MAC MSFs, like Glissade.
Sparrow is a neutral brown matte eyeshadow and is nicely pigmented. It isn't the most exciting eyeshadow in the pan, but it is a useful shade that doesn't look ashy or orange on me.
Mariska lipstick is my favourite of the products I bought; it's a gorgeous creamy toasted almond with slight rose undertones. It's non-scented and completely comfy even on my winter-dry lips. I'd buy more of these lipsticks.
Overall, I think these are lovely products at very accessible prices; the illuminator is £15, the eyeshadow is £11 and the lipstick is £12, which puts them on a par with MAC. I'm not crazy about the packaging; if I'm going retro I'd rather visit the 40s or the 50s than the 60s/70s. I'd recommend this line to someone looking for a paraben-free alternative to mainstream cosmetics that isn't too expensive.
Cargo Plant Love is available at www.Puresha.com. I'm not affiliated, and receive no remuneration if you click on the link in this post or any other.