As part of my Summer Beauty Haul, I purchased Cargo Water Resistant Blush in Ibiza ($26 at Macy's), a bubblegum pink shade. Since I didn't find many reviews of this color, I decided to take the risk and purchase it anyway. I was having one of my impulsive moments, and the extremely hot weather last weekend was not helping my judgment!
Read on for swatches and my full review.
From the Macy's website:
"Inspired from their award-winning Water Resistant bronzer and packaged in a signature oversized silver tin, CARGO Water Resistant blushes offer a stunning array of wearable, pretty and professional quality shades for a variety of skin tones. Imparts an effortless summer glow that stays put rain or shine. The longwearing formula withstands perspiration so you don't have to fuss with reapplication. Microsized light-diffusers work to ensure a gorgeously natural, non-shiny glow. Silky smooth texture that layers well for added intensity as desired."
Like many Cargo products, this blush comes in a lightweight circular tin that you need to pull off in order to open.This type of packaging is not my favorite since I prefer something with a mirror and and an attached cap for when I am scrambling to do my makeup in the morning. However, I do love the minimalist design!
Pigmentation and Formula
Ibiza is a lightly-pigmented but buildable cool bubblegum pink with a bit of silver microglitter. I was kind of turned off by the glitter when swatching this blush. However, when applied to my cheeks, the microglitter wasn't very noticeable. The texture of the blush in the pan was soft, and my fingers picked up pigment easily.
Ease of Use
The blush blended nicely into my skin, and was easy to apply evenly.
This blush lasted the entire day on my oily skin.When tested for water-resistance, the blush held up well, and I could still see some of the color on my cheeks. As you can see in the pic below, I like a natural finish to my cheeks, so I always make sure to blend my blush well.
|I am wearing black liner for once, but I still think brown suits me better.|
The really pretty pink color and blendable, long-lasting formula make Ibiza stand out as one of my favorite new blushes! It'll be great to wear on super hot days at the beach when you want some extra color on your face.