Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Cargo Swimmables Water Resistant Blush Los Cabos Review

The Canadian brand Cargo has been around for years, even the time I was just starting out blogging!  One of the most coveted Cargo product (for me) are their Water Resistant Bronzer.   So after years of waiting and stalking online stores, I'm glad the brand has finally decided to reach our shores with the help of Beauty Bar! 

Cargo Swimmables Water Resistant Blush are available in 3 lovely shades ---
  • Los Cabos: Soft tangerine
  • Ibiza: Shimmering hot pink
  • Bali: Medium rose pink

And I got myself the Soft Tangerine shade which I originally wanted because this is called a Nars Orgasm Dupe.

(Side story: If you are a long time beauty blogger, you'll understand why we have this crazy "need" to look for Nars Orgasm Dupe!)

a photo of Nikki Tiu wearing AskMeWhats Cargo Water Resistant Blush Los Cabos

Housed in a very simple tin can, you get a huge C and the brand name embossed.  As simple as it looks, I actually like this!

a photo of Cargo Water Resistant Blush Los Cabos

Cargo says ---

CARGO Swimmables Blush delivers an effortless summer glow that stays put rain or shine – perfect while lying poolside, spending the day at the beach or just being outdoors on a hot day. This longwearing formula withstands perspiration so you don’t have to fuss with reapplication while micronized light diffusers work to ensure a gorgeously natural, non-shiny glow. The silky smooth texture layers easily for added intensity as desired. Paraben-Free.

Inspired by our award winning Swimmables Bronzer and packaged in the brand’s signature oversized silver tin, the CARGO Swimmables Blush offers a beautiful array of wearable, pretty and professional quality shades for a variety of skin tones.

L-Lysine – Increases formula’s long wearing and water-resistant properties
Micronized light diffusers – Produces a non-shiny, natural glow 

Cargo Los Cabos Water Resistant Blush on pan
The shade is a bit too bright on pan.  It doesn't look like my beloved NARS Orgasm at all because it has more orange to it.  

a photo of Cargo Water Resistant Blush Los Cabos

BUT, what made this a tad bit similar to the most coveted blush from NARS is the warm, golden coral with golden shimmer!  
a swatch photo of a photo of Cargo Water Resistant Blush Los Cabos

The Blush is highly pigmented so do apply with very light hand!  I like to apply a tiny bit then add layer per layer to achieve that natural look.
a photo of Nikki Tiu wearing AskMeWhats Cargo Water Resistant Blush Los Cabos

Now here are my thoughts on the Water Resistant Blush from Cargo ---

  • They are indeed long-wearing.  I was quite surprised how the blush looks exactly like it was applied when I got home 6 hours later without retouch.
  • I actually tested on someone with oily skin, I was told this blush really lasts longer than all her powdered blush.  Around 2-3 hours longer!
  • The shade Los Cabos works well on fair to dark complexion.  I would say this is universally flattering!  
  • Light hand application for fair to medium skin tone while you can apply more for drama if you have medium dark to dark complexion.

a photo of Nikki Tiu wearing AskMeWhats Cargo Water Resistant Blush Los Cabos

Overall, this is a feel-good blush!  I actually included this in my makeup kit and will use this on clients because of longevity and it doesn't hurt the shade is extremely pretty!  I can't wait to add more shades to my growing Cargo Collection.

Cargo Swimmables Blush are available at Beauty Bar priced at Php1,250.00.

How do you like Los Cabos?

Have you tried Cargo Cosmetics?

Keep smilin'
Stay happy!


  1. I love their packaging it looks sturdy for a clumsy person like me they have this "heavy duty" appeal. More swatches for this blushes and review please :D BTW...last time I checked they have this foundation in tetra pack packaging which I thinks is genius.

    1. yes, they still have! ang galing nga! perfect for MUAs too

  2. Lovely! It looks gorgeous on you! And that much product will last forever, I bet!

    1. yup, a little goes a long way talaga, heavily pigmented!


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