Sunday, October 25, 2009

Cargo's Eastern Eye Pencil Collection

Hello, beauties!!!! I'm currently spending this beautiful Sunday afternoon stuck at the computer writing a small research paper, lucky me, right? This is going to be a quick post, as I wanted to get these up before the weekend was over.

When I mentioned in my last post that I had ordered Cargo's Easter Eye Pencil Collection from Sephora's Friends & Family sale- I had immediate requests to do a whole post on them. You asked for it- you got it!

Cargo's Easter Eye Pencil Collection is a set of 5 mini-sized eye liners, cased in a sturdy, magnetized hard plastic case. The case has little grooves in it and the pencils fit perfectly. For comparison of the size of the pencils, here is an Urban Decay 24/7 mini against the Cargo pencil.

The colors in the set are fantastic. They include a black, purple, gold, blue, and olive.

I tested the blue pencil on Friday- which was a bad day because my allergies were kickin' that day and my eyes were watering like crazy. But I have to say, despite the water works the color stayed pretty true and only had to touch up a couple of times.

Black, Purple, Gold, Blue, Olive.

The colors when applied are beautiful, they go on smooth and the color is very vibrant (I didn't expect the blue to be so vivid when applied to my lower lashline! I even had to try and tone it down a bit). The black pencil actually comes off more of a steely gray, which is fine because it's still a pretty color. My favorite pencils are the purple and olive. The finish I would say is more metallic than shimmery, and the only pencil to have actual glitter would be the gold pencil, but don't worry, it's small so it won't irritate.

I think this a great set from Cargo- are the colors terribly unique? No, but they are very pretty and wear great. Plus, for $18 you can't beat the price. A perfect gift for the Holidays!!


Rae // theNotice said...

Gorgeous! I promised myself that I would stop buying liners, but might just need this set :/ The violet looks EXACTLY like what I've been looking for!

Jeweled Thumb said...

I took the chance and ordered this prior to your review. Guess I made a great choice! Yay! =)

Recessionista! said...

Oh those are absolutely stunning! I am such a sucker for jewel-toned eyeliners. I must have these! :)

Marley said...

Oh my!! That gold is so pretty- I love how it has an antiqued look to it. Thanks for swatching these!!

Marce said...

All 5 colours are stunning! The purple and the navy blue are the nicest, though. In my opinion, obviously =)

caseybby said...

I saw these at Sephora a few days ago, and didn't buy them because I picked up the UD pencil sets. Now I know I must get these!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for this review! Now I'm sold - I just found them for only 4 bucks on !