Cargo 7 in 7 Mini Kit:The Review & Tutorial

If you are already subscriber to my youtube channel NHOP76 you may have seen my most recent makeup and & clothing haul video back in November, right? Well, one of the products I mentioned in the video is Cargo's 7 in 7 Mini Kit that I truly love and asked you all if I should challenge myself and see if I could actually apply the products in 7 minutes right? As promised I decided to review the product for you and create a tutorial seeing if this would be achievable.

Now what in this gorgeous set? According to Cargo this kit is suppose to take your morning routine of make up application and make it easier and faster in order to get out of the door faster and still look fabulous! Cargo as taken seven of their best-selling, pro-artist favorites, perfect for stashing in your purse or suitcase. This kit includes the Cargo basics that are the products women everywhere have come to love and Hollywood artists can't live without. This mini kit is available in three shades for a variety of skin tones: Light Medium, Warm Medium and Dark Medium.


What's in the kit:

  • Mini OneBase – A foundation and concealer in one! – Use OneBase to spot conceal in key facial areas. Blend out to a flawless complexion.
  • Mini Essential palette – The perfect eye shadows for a classic, sculpted, nude eye make-up. This must have palette contains four shades graduating shades of neutral eye shadow, each embossed with it's function Browbone, Lid, Crease, Outer Corner for easy application.
  • Mini Eye Liner – A smooth, even application without skipping
  • Mini LashActivator – A proven formula for better looking lashes in only 30 days! This lash-enhancing complex is revolutionary mascara that stimulates growth of lash follicles, promotes lash vitality and reduces lash loss. In just LashActivator is clinically proven to boost the appearance of the lashes by 169% over the natural rate of growth.
  • Mini BeachBlush – The perfect marriage of blush and bronzer. This double duty best-seller is a combination of four complimentary shades for the perfect blush and bronzer all in one.
  • Mini Reverse Lip Liner – The only liner for gloss! Line your lips from the outside in with this flesh-toned lip liner. The result: added definition, reduced feathering and fuller looking lips.
  • Mini Classic Gloss – CARGO's iconic lip gloss is a celebrity and make-up artist favorite. This non-sticky gloss is a vitamin-enriched, Paraben-free formula designed to nourish lips.

Now my thoughts on this kit, the onebase concealer is a wonderful dual purpose product for foundation and concealer. To me this product has a light to medium coverage that feels very fluid and creamy. As a result, you will not have to worry about this product feeling heavy on the skin or caking up throughout the day.  The only downside for these kits is that is does not come any deeper for my deeper skintone diva's!! Cargo make a mini kit for dark complexions!

The mini essential eye palette is fabulous!! I love that they mix to satiny colors  for the lid and browbone. Having those colors to me are essential because they help give the illusion of having bright and fresh looking eyes in the morning time. You got to fake it, right? In addition to the satin eyeshadows I love the the crease color are matte colors. I generally do not like to place too much shimmer or satiny shades in the crease of my eyes because those textures tend to accentuate line and wrinkles. Who wants to do that? Not me, lol.

The eyeliner is okay. .  I mean I am used to using Urban Decay 24/7 glide and so far nothing comes close to this. However, for basic makeup use the Cargo liner is a little firmer and takes a little more effort to apply.

The lash activator is actually a favorite mascara of mine. I like that the formula is not too thick to the point my little lashes fall and to top that off it is great for strengthening the lashes too! In addition to that the brush itself is fantastic because it helps separates the lashes in order to avoid clumping too! Love it and I really need to purchase the full size soon! You might see this one lurking in a haul video, lol.

The beach blush, Omg! Love it. Now you all now that I already own the coral beach blush and now I have echo bleach. Both of the blush has multi dimensional color. For the fact the you have a blush color, bronzer and hightlighter in one is amazing and if you are really savvy with your makeup you can also use this product as eye color too.

The mini reverse liner is great to use as a antifeather product or to give a fuller look to your lips. I honestly would use it a a lip base or a nude pencil to create a nude lip. As far as the lip gloss it is truly none sticky and a perfect companion to take with you on the go for a natural looking enhanced lip.

Overall, I love this kit because I can take it anywhere without feeling like i am hauling all of my makeup needs while traveling on vacation or on the go! The kit is small enough to fit into my purse or a carry one without taking up to much space for my other travel items to go. I totally would recommend this kit as a great Christmas gift for a friend that is breaking into makeup and wants a look that is perfect for everyday makeup. You can find this set online at retails for only $39.00.

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Cargo SPF 20 Tinted Moisturizer Review

Isn't it hot this summer? I know it is here in central Texas and with that said wearing foundation becomes less motivating because of the heat. So, I had to come up with a solution because I still like to wear foundation to even out my skin tone during the days I want to wear makeup, however I did not want to have my skin weighed down. My solution? My new favorite, Cargo SPF 20 Tinted Moisturizer! If you watch me on youtube you may have noticed that I mentioned this foundation a lot but have not done a full review for you yet. Well, with everything I like to wear new foundations for a while before I share.

I have been wearing my new summer favorite, Cargo SPF SPF 20 Tinted Moisturizer for over a month and I love it!! This product absorbs quickly into my skin, goes on super smooth, and long lasting. In addition to that it also moisturizes my skin well made my skin feel soft with out feeling greasy and it also protects my skin from premature aging! What more could a girl ask for, lol. The packaging is very sleek and easy to use!

More about what they say about this product:

"A skin energizing mineral and botanical complex delivers the benefits of a facial, nourishing and restoring the complexion"

Light-diffusing pigments help camouflage imperfections and even out skin tone, without heavy coverage

All-natural UV filters provide daily protection from the sun, without harsh chemicals

Free of oil, parabens and fragrance

Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 is available in four shades to suit all skin tones:

Ivory – for women who wear Cargo Liquid Foundation F-10 to F-30

Nude – for women who wear Cargo Liquid Foundation F-20 to F-45

Honey – for women who wear Cargo Liquid Foundation F-45 to F-70

Tan – for women who wear Cargo Liquid Foundation F-60 to F-90


Pros: Feels fabulous on the skin and you can even set it a powder! It Has an SPF 20 (20X 10= 200 minutes of protection out side) Non greasy, and offers some coverage!
Cons: The price $32. Only available in 4 shades. They say that Tan are for skintones from F60 to F90? I would be worried about putting this tone on my deeper skintone sistas out there with worries of the ashy look. I think Cargo should come up with one more shade darker.


What the tinted moisturizer looks like on. My shade is Tan, I am NC42 in mac.



Now, after apply this product I did notice that the color set to be a bit deeper than my complexion.  So in order to neutralize it I decided to of course apply concealer to the needed areas of my face. For those that are curious I wear MAC studio finish concealer in NW35. After that I used my Make up Forever Duo Mat Powder (My shade in MUFE is 207 in Duo MAT) on top. The MUFE powder is a shade lighter than my skin, so it was perfect to use with this tinted moisturizer to balance of the color when wearing this product.

This product can be found at or any Sephora Inside JCPenney Store. Sephora Freestanding does not carry Cargo any longer. Overall great brand and I would recommend anyone to try this awesome product!!

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Summer Bright “Pinks”: Eyes, Lips & Face

Hey my beauties! Remember my NYX haul from Cherry Culture? Well, in this tutorial I will be using my NYX lipcolor (new bright favorite) Cancun pink and my NYX cream blush in Hot Pink. In addition to the bright lip and check I decided to add a dramatic eye look for this tutorial. I hope that you all enjoy!

Products Used On Eyes:

  • MAC Painterly Paint Pot
  • Urban Decay E/S Grifter
  • Matte black shadow or MAC carbon will work too
  • Cargo’s Dark/Neutral Highlight E/S
  • Coastal Scents 88 Matte Palette Hot pinks
  • Buxom Lash Liner: Leatherette
  • Beauty Store Lashes
  • Lower Lashline: Red Cherry Lashes
  • Lorac Special Effects Mascara

Products On Lips:

  • NYX Pinky lip liner
  • NYX Private Lable lipstick: Cancun Pink

Products on Face:

  • NYX Hot Pink Cream Blush (love it!!)
  • Cargo Tinted Moisturize SPF 20 in Tan
  • MUFE Duo Matte Powder

Following places to find the products I used: for MAC, for NYX,  Cargo products at ULTA Beauty and the rest like MUFE and Urban Decay can be found at I hope that you all enjoy this fun tutorial and stay tuned for my last bright look tutorial coming soon!

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CARGO NEW! Essential Eyeshadow Palette – Dark/Neutral (pink champagne/light taupe/medium ash brown/deep charcoal brown)

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Makeup Tutorial: Smokey Eye Look #2 (Using MAC Pigments)

Here is another look from my smokey eye series using MAC pigments this time. This is another way your can take a smokey eye look and add more color.

Products used:

  1. Smashbox Photo finish lid primer
  2. MAC: Sweet Sienna Loose pigment (Cosmetic Company Outlet aka CCO)
  3. MAC: Bell Bottom Blue Loose Pigment (CCO)
  4. Benefit Luster duster: Snow Bunny (sephora, Ulta,
  5. MAC: Soba Eyeshadow
  6. Smashbox: Blackout Eyeshadow
  7. MAC: Grain Eyeshadow
  8. MAC: Fluidline gel Liner: Blacktrack
  9. Lashes: Ardel Demi’s 120


  1. Cargo: Coral Beach


  1. NYX lipgloss: sweet heart






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CARGO blu_ray(TM) High Definition Lip Gloss

blu-ray-lipThe makeup industry always seem to surprise all the time, and let me tell you Cargo is the brand to surprise me this month! Cargo just released their new lip gloss called CARGO blu_ray(TM) High Definition Lip Gloss. This particular lip gloss by Cargo is very unique to any brand in the industry because this tube of gloss includes a very unique strip in the cap that turns red. After nine months it will let you know that it is time to toss out your old tube. Isn’t that great?

Sometimes, I hate when I open up one of my favorite glosses then to find out that it went rancid and unusable. How about you? Cargo’s Blu_ray Lip gloss is offered in seven colors:


What they say about this product:

What it is:A lip gloss created specifically for high-definition filming.What it does:CARGO blu_ray(TM) High Definition Gloss provides a high-shine and plumping effect that makes lips look full and smooth for picture-perfect results. The technology-driven formula has a plumping and line-filling effect for instantly fuller and smoother lips with long-term results. It delivers high shine without the shimmer making it perfect for photography. The formula improves elasticity of the lips and provides the ultimate in hydration and comfort while the cap features Timestrip(R) technology to show you when your gloss needs to be replaced.

What else you need to know: Timestrip(TM) is a strip that remembers when a product was first opened and alerts you when it is no longer wise to use it. Simply insert the Timestrip(TM) into the cap and it is immediately activated. As the months go by the Timestrip(TM) window gradually turns red and, when the entire window is red, it is time to replace your gloss.

Beauty Pros: I went to check out this product at my nearest sephora and I have to say that it is not sticky. You know have the sticky lip gloss is like a magnet for your hair. This one wasn’t and it was nice and hydrating too.

Beauty Cons: The price is $24 so a little high, but I guess for the technology your are paying for it is worth it. Also if you are looking for a long wearing lip gloss this is not the one for you. Generally the stickier the gloss the longer it will wear.


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