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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I'm Laura! I am a Navy wife and mother of two. I am passionate about all things beauty. I am a freelance makeup artist and because I am a mommy I am also a list of other things, including: chef, maid, chauffeur, dry cleaner, and I could go on. I am currently in Florida but who knows where I will be in a year's time! So grab a drink and read through my beauty tips, swatches, reviews, and other crazy parts of my life!