Taupe-tastic Tuesday: Cargo Yukon

What is the definition of taupe?  Merriam-Webster defines it as a brownish grey.  I feel that taupes are much more complex than Merriam-  Webster’s definition, but they set the standard of defining.  I would say that Cargo Yukon eyeshadow depicts the famous dictionary’s words perfectly.

This is wonderfully soft eyeshadow that feels almost creamy to the touch and blends like nobody’s business!  I have oily eyelids and I do use a primer anytime I am wearing some form of makeup on my eyes, but with that being said I do sometimes still crease with primer.  This eyeshadow has stood the test of time (a 12 hour work day) and not budged.  Not only does it last, it has little to no fallout.  It is a miracle formula I tell you!!!
It has a high-shine/frost finish and is perfectly brownish grey, almost tan.  Some people say it leans purple/violet but I don’t get that at all.  I think because this eyeshadow is such a wonderful neutral shade that it will pair with many different colors.  In fact, one of the things I love so much about this eyeshadow is the versatility.  You can wear it lightly sheered on the lid during the day and really turn up the sultry with it for a beautiful night look.  It has a little something for everyone.  
 
I am pretty sure there are two formulas floating around out there.  They discontinued this color for some time after they reformulated the eyeshadow range but I purchased this one around a year ago from an Ulta, so they are being sold.
The swatch below is in direct sunlight, the left side being a heavy swipe and the right side is blended out.
Exact swatch from above but indoors with flash.
I would like to mention that I have been seeking out Chanel Shadowlights in Vega forever and everyone is telling me that this is a pretty good dupe.  I wouldn’t be able to confirm or deny.
Do you own any of the Cargo eyeshadows?  What do you think of the formula?  I hope you don’t feel like I am bombarding you with questions, but is there a taupe you request to see next?  Please leave the answers to any or all of these questions in the comments below!

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08407655637776307970 BeautyScraps

    This shadow is gorgeous! It has been years since I have used a Cargo eyeshadow, but I must get this one! I’m a sucker for a beautiful taupe :)

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11274153782478267645 Laura MyNewestAddiction

      This is my one and only Cargo eyeshadow! :) I love it. I need more.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06383866045069397697 EilidhPie

    That is a gorgeous shade! Xo

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11274153782478267645 Laura MyNewestAddiction

      It is, it really brightens your eye with a sheer wash.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06336169683515242616 This passenger’s element

    Gah! Need my hands on this….so purdy! How do you find the formula to be? It looks soft, but I wonder if it has a lot of fallout?

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11274153782478267645 Laura MyNewestAddiction

      I actually address that in the post silly. It is super soft and no fallout.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07527392030423712423 …….

    been seriously loving this shade all summer season! thanks for the swatch! gigi.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11274153782478267645 Laura MyNewestAddiction

      No problem doll, any requests for upcoming taupe features?