I have an attraction to the uncommon, the unknown, the exotic and even the marginal. Examples of this attraction: I like accents, I majored in a foreign language in college, I love foreign foods, and I enjoy learning about various subcultures. When it comes to makeup, I'm pretty much the same. If I can get my hands on something special, not-so-talked-about yet absolutely wonderful, it makes me feel really proud! And that's how I feel about the product I'm going to review in today's post: Cargo Blush in Catalina ($30, Duane Reade stores).
Catalina is a matte, cool-toned, bright pink blush.
Like many Cargo products, this blush comes in a circular tin that you need to pull off in order to open.
As a blush, Catalina was highly pigmented. Although the brightness of the blush was a bit intimidating, when blended, the color looked very soft.
I tested the wear for 8 hours, and the blush hadn't faded by the end of the day. I think the color would look great on very pale skin tones, but would also work on those with cool-toned medium skin tones.
I love how natural yet glowy this blush looks on my cheeks. I've been wearing nude pink blush for months, but I think this will be the blush I will be reaching for during the spring. The only reason why I hesitate to give it an A+ is because of the packaging. Although I don't mind the tin material or simple packaging, I think the pull-off cap just isn't practical.I just know how accident-prone I am, and how I'll one day find myself knocking the cover to the ground! But if you can get past the packaging, I think this is an excellent blush.
Thanks for reading! :)