Cargo: “Let’s Meet in Paris” Holiday Eye Shadow Palette Review

Hi Makeup Geeks! As you all know, every year around the holidays I go on my search for the best makeup palettes released by the big cosmetics companies, then I review each of them individually for you and at the end pick my favorite one of the year. It’s a tough job but someone has to do it…:-)

This way you get to see the best palettes and what they have to offer, so let’s kick things off this holiday season with our first review!

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“Let’s Meet In Paris” Holiday Eye Shadow Palette


OK, seriously does this packaging alone look as if it were made with me in mind?! I am in LOVE with this packaging. If I were to design a palette it would be very similar to this. The palette wrapped in metallic luxe baroque fabric which gives it a luxurious look and feel. It has a magnetic closure and is a sturdy plastic on the inside. This palette is very durable and very well made, they paid a lot of attention to the packaging on this. It does come with a dual-ended brush with one end being a shader and the other end being a slanted liner brush. The Cargo palette is 7.5 x 3.5 and contains 12 shades of metallic eye shadows. It retails for $39.00 which is a great price for what you get.


These are creamy, velvety and very smooth. They are highly pigmented and blend like a dream. It’s so fun for me to see the names on this because of my love for the city of Paris. I really like how there is a mixture of both vibrant colors and neutrals shades. This is a great palette that can be used to do complete looks without having to pull out any other shades to add with it which makes the palette more wearable and user friendly. The only thing I would have liked to have seen is if they had made Bastille, Beret or Cafe a matte shade since there are so many metallic/shimmers since then there would have been a good mixture of shimmer and matte finishes.

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Top Row L to R

  • Macaroon – Metallic Light Gold Shimmer
  • Eiffel Tower – True Metallic Gold
  • Louvre – Metallic Silver
  • Crème Brulee – Metallic Copper
  • Bonjour – Dark Chocolate Brown with small gold glitter.
  • Café – Medium Brown with microscopic gold glitter

Bottom Row L to R

  • Baguette – Matte Soft Beige
  • Croissant – Duochrome brown with a Green Shift
  • Versailles- Dark Metallic Forest Green with gold and silver microscopic glitter
  • Madame – Dark Metallic Purple with microscopic silver glitter
  • Bastille – Metallic Gunmetal with microscopic silver glitter
  • Beret – Smokey Metallic Black with microscopic silver and blue glitter

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Price: $39.00

Where to Buy: Ulta, eBay

Overall I really LOVE this palette. They overlooked nothing in terms of the packaging and the shadows are amazing. This is extremely versatile and for the price you can’t beat it. It’s quite an impressive palette in packaging, quality of shadows and price.

If you have this, or you plan on getting it let me know what you think of it in the comments below. As always, I hope you all are happy and having a great fall season so far. I will see you next time!



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