If you haven’t noticed, Clicks’ cosmetic department is getting more and more exciting. One of their newer brands is Cargo Cosmetics and they were nice enough to send me a bunch of goodies to play with.
For those who don’t know the brand, Cargo is a professional line of make-up and brushes that’s won several big deal beauty awards overseas. They’re known for their HD line, a range of cosmetics made to look good on high definition TV as well their Swimmables splash-proof cosmetics.
Of all the cosmetics I was given, I most liked their Swimmables Water Resistant Bronzer (price TBA).
As it’s powder particles are coated with silicone, it promises to adhere to your skin for hours and can withstand a bit of sweat and the odd splash of water. I put it to the test via my exercise bike and yep, it didn’t slide off my face when I started to sweat. Also, I noticed that once I’d swiped it onto my skin, I couldn’t wipe it off very easily. For example, I initially tested it on my wrist and any other bronzer would’ve come off after I’d rubbed it with my fingers but this one really did stay put until I really went it at with a facial wipe.
The only downer? It only comes in one shade, a shimmery (but not sparkly, thank God) medium brone, which they say should suit everyone but there’s no way that this would work on anyone lighter than a MAC NC/NW 20. (For the record, it’s looking good on my arm in the piccie above as I’m currently drenched in self-tan.)
Cargo also do fab make-up brushes so I glad to be given their MagicBrush (price TBA).
It can be used with all kinds of face powders, from powder foundation to bronzer and blush, to create an ‘airbrushed’ effect. The super soft synthetic bristles are very densely packed so it picks up lots of product and then blends it all in like a dream.
Another plus? It’s almost a carbon copy of Bobbi Brown’s Full Coverage face brush and while I don’t know what it costs just yet I can bet you it’s a snip of the price.