They say everything is bigger in Texas, and Cargo's new Texas Liner ($20) proves just that. The stout liner stick has an oversize felt tip, making application a snap . . . even for beginners or those with a shaky grip. Want a tight line? The tapered tip allows for that. More in the mood for a sexy, oversize cat eye? Flip the stick and glide the applicator along its side. The point is even small enough to dab in between your itty-bitty lower lashes, making a tight lower lash line easier than ever. The Texas Liner's formula is quick drying, allowing you to instantly curl and add mascara to your lashes without fear of smudging. Big things really do come in small packages.
Blush is an often underrated must have in any makeup bag. Many worry it can venture into clown territory, but when you choose the right shade and product for your skin type, it can give you a nice glow, accentuate your cheekbones, and bring out the color of your eyes. Watch how to find the right blush for you.
Want a Port pout? Cargo is betting you do. The City's starring gossip girl is getting her own signature hot pink lipstick, called Eve Pinky, in the brand's PlantLove line of products. But this stick's not just about Whitney, lovely as she is; the shade also has a charitable side. For every tube of Eve Pinky sold, $2 goes to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. It's a cute shade, and an even better cause — one I wouldn't mind parting with a few hard-earned dollars for. So be on the lookout for it — Eve Pinky is available at Sephora starting this week.
Can't wait for the movie premiere? These lipsticks and nail polishes have the same names as the main characters on Sex and the City.
Stila Lip Color in Miranda is a creamy, shiny coral lipstick; it was so popular in 2007, it won In Style's Best of Beauty Buys. Cargo PlantLove Lipstick in Sam ($20) is a deep red lipstick that exudes sexiness and confidence, just like powerhouse Samantha Jones — and Stila SPF 20 Shine Lip Color in Charlotte ($22) is a sheer orange shade with the shine of a gloss and the creaminess of a lipstick.
Sarah Jessica Parker and famed manicurist Deborah Lippmann collaborated to create a soft, cotton-candy pink nail lacquer called Sarah Smile ($15) during the heyday success of the sitcom, and Duri Cosmetics recently released a bluish-red, nail polish in Sex in the City ($5). It's clear that this fab four has influenced beauty looks over the past decade with their glamorous hair and fashion-forward makeup. Would you consider buying these SATC-inspired beauty products?
Silk has a new look; it's more relaxed but hardened with tough details. This new silk utilitarian twist is more wearable and comfortable. Silk tops, jumpers, pants, and accessories have been updated with drawstrings, zippers and cargo pockets to lend a simultaneously chic and casual look. Gianfranco Ferre (left) went casual-lux with this zippered grape silk mechanic pantsuit. Now, buying silk can be an investment so I provided a couple silk-like items for you to wear this slick trend without stretching your wallet. As always, have fun . . .
It's always fun to play with new makeup colors and products, but sometimes it's hard to shell out the cash for a color when you're just not sure how it's going to look when you leave the store. If you don't live near a major shopping mall or a Sephora, it's even harder to make color choices online. To help alleviate this problem, I've picked out three pretty beauty sets that allow you to try a range of colors for each product before you decide to splurge on the full-sized version.
Thinking about experimenting with a turquoise blue eye shadow, but not quite sure if you can pull it off? Try these Cargo Eyeshadow Color Cards ($24). This set contains 28 single-use sliding tins that can slip right into a pocket or a purse and allow you to test out six different shades of Cargo eye shadow colors. If you find one you like, you can purchase the full-sized version.
To see ways to sample colors for your nails and lips, read more
Last month I mentioned that Cargo is coming out with blu_ray, a new collection of makeup specifically intended for people who have to go on high-definition TV broadcasts. Because HDTV is so much sharper than regular television, it has the unfortunate tendency to display every pimple, scar, wrinkle, and imperfection in glorious detail. Hence the demand for makeup that provides full coverage without looking cakey.
blu_ray attemps to solve this problem by using irregularly sized particles to diffuse and soften light, along with pigment that reflects light from different angles. The collection includes a liquid mattifier ($24), oil-free pressed powder, mascara ($20), a peachy pink blush/highlighter ($27), and mint-infused lip gloss quad ($29). Each product can be bought separately, or if you can't get enough of them, they're available in a good-value set ($59). It's not the biggest collection Cargo's ever done, but it's the first makeup I've seen that's specifically being developed for a new television technology.
I just returned from what would definitely be heaven for all of the beauty product junkies out there. Sephora was hosting a merchandise fair for its employees, so everybody could learn about all of the different brands. And if that's not enough, the employees were able to try out all kinds of products and treatments to get dolled up for their holiday party.
Oh, dang! You know I had to sneak in. So I did!
Inside, it was crazy—in a good way. Bliss was offering facials, ghd was styling hair, Urban Decay was applying glitter, and everybody was in a great mood. Lots of people were re-creating the holiday looks from the Sephora catalog, and it was really cool to see them come to life.
Vanessa Dunn from the Sephora Pro Team was applying false eyelashes, so when she asked if I'd like to try out a pair, I didn't think twice. I went for the black feather lashes because they're so over-the-top. Vanessa first measured the lashes, then ran some glue along the edge, and used tweezers to apply them right above my lashline. Voila! What do you think? (Katie was mesmerized.)
I also got to preview a forthcoming product from Cargo. For the details, read more
I've been a sloth about sending out holiday cards, but this new discovery might change all of that. Cargo has come out with GlossyGreetings, a two-piece collection of paper goods. The cool part is that they come with a little dab of lip gloss—an unexpected and fun twist on the greeting concept.
GlossyGreetings are available in five-packs of cards cards ($10) and gift tags ($7.50). What's more, Cargo is donating 100% of the profits to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. So if you've been slackin' when it comes to correspondence and wrapping gifts, you know what to do.