30 Day Blog Challenge | Cargo Northern Lights Eye Palette Review and Swatches

My palette collection, I am a little sad to admit is inundated with nude/neutral palettes of many varieties from beige to greige. I fell in love with the Cargo Northern Lights Palette the minute I saw the beautiful colours named after the Icelandic wonder of the world. Cargo is a Canadian brand which launched in the 90’s. I had not really heard of the brand until I started blogging but the name comes from the idea that make up is every woman’s cargo. Amen to that. This beautiful palette is a mixture of soft nudes and pinks accompanied by beautiful crimson and antique gold which can take the look from delicate to daring for a day to night transformation.


Cargo Northern Lights Palette

The palette is encased in a lovely faux leather croc material with the Cargo brand embossed on the bottom right corner. The case feels luxurious and classy.


Cargo Northern Lights Palette

You can see from the picture there are 12 complimentary colours which are perfect for the impending festive season! Greys, pinks, purples, greens… just gorgeous.


Cargo Northern Lights Palette (Polar, Lapland, Aurora and Iceland)

The first four colours in the palette can be seen in the swatches above. We have the staple sandy beige colour which has a lovely subtle shimmer to it. Lapland is a lovely light charcoal colour followed by Aurora – a nude pink sheer and Iceland – a white matte which would be perfect for the inner corner of the eye.


Cargo Northern Lights Palette (Fjord, Glacier, Finland and Osetra).

The bottom four colours consist of Fjord – a slightly shimmery sage green, Glacier -a deep charcoal/grey with a glitter fleck running through it, Finland – a gorgeous gold and Osetra – a lighter version of Lapland.


Cargo Northern Lights Palette (Caspian Sea and Arctic)

The last two (top row) shadows are Caspian Sea , a dark silver/grey tone perfect for a smokey eye and Arctic, a bronze – gold tone.


Cargo Northern Lights Palette (Reindeer and Greenland)

The last two shades on the bottom row are Reindeer and stunning burgundy which is more pigmented than it looks in the picture followed by Greenland, a truly beautiful deep emerald colour.

I can honestly say there is not one colour in this palette that I would not use. The consistency of the shadows are so creamy and they are highly pigmented.

When it was first launched, this palette retailed at £35 but it is now available for around £20 due to it being last year’s christmas launch. Beauty Bay is an official stockist of Cargo Cosmetics.

Have you ever tried Cargo? What do you think of the colours in this palette?

Thanks for reading xx