Scroll down for the review and swatches of the Cargo Cosmetics Venice Enchantment Eyeshadow Palette.
Packaging of the Cargo Cosmetics Venice Enchantment Eyeshadow Palette
Formula, pigmentation and staying power of the Cargo Cosmetics Venice Enchantment Eyeshadow PaletteThe formula is very similar to Cargo's Summer in the City, but is far superior to Shanghai Nights, which was drier and had more fallout. All these are more or less shimmery, so, predictably, there is some powder fallout especially with the paler shades. Mask and Bridge had the most fallout. Nothing is too shimmery or glittery enough to make it to the Edward Cullen Sparkle Fest. Some shades have sparse shimmer that does not show up on the skin - Carnival , Palazzo and Rialto.
Pigmentation is brilliant, though. Not one sheer; not one dud. It was such a joy to behold the colour-pickup on the brush each time, and to find that the colour payoff on the skin was equally good.
I have no complaints about staying power and did not notice creasing. Disclaimer: I always apply primer on my eyes but only swatch on bare skin.
Swatches of Cargo Cosmetics Venice Enchantment Eyeshadow PaletteFrom left, row 1: Canal (very close to my skintone), Magic, Carnival, Murano (anyone else thinking of millefiori at that?), Gondola, Mask (applies less peachy than it looks in pan)
Row 2: Gilded, Rialto, Lido, Lagoon, Bridge, Palazzo.
Natural light, outdoors. Bare skin, no primer.
I have already posted a makeup look using this palette here. Do check it out so you know how the shadows perform in situ.
Verdict and where to buy Cargo Cosmetics Venice Enchantment Eyeshadow PaletteCargo Cosmetics Venice Enchantment Eyeshadow Palette is definitely one of the best palettes released this Fall. I love that the neutrals are versatile and burnished gold, rose-, orange- and burgundy- based rather than brown-based, and they all perform beautifully on the skin. I can use all the shades in this palette and don't even have a favourite shade, for once. The palette does lack a black eyeshadow, but I have enough palettes with those. Cargo's palettes have all been different from each other so far. I cannot wait to see what they come up with for Spring/Summer 2016.
At $34, this is one palette that you will not regret purchasing. You can buy the Venice Enchantment palette here - worldwide shipping free. Summer in the City is still available here. Venice Enchantment (and other Cargo products) is also available from their website and on Kohl's here.