Online shopping has become a very popular method of purchasing everything you crave with a simple click of a button from stores all over the world! I love sitting in the comfort of my home (especially during the winter) and simply adding products to my virtual shopping cart without having to deal with traffic, long lines and crowds. This holiday season you can battle for a parking spot or sit back, relax and browse the fabulous variety of online merchandise.
I love when I can find a great selection of beauty products in one convenient location from makeup to skincare, fragrance and beauty tools. Recently I discovered Scarlet & Julia- an online retailer that offers a wide range of popular brands including: Gucci, Michael Kors, Burberry, Jimmy Choo, Nuxe, Neo Strata, Calvin Klein, Kate Spade, Lise Watier and many more of your faves! I was very impressed with the fast and efficient shipping and my order was delivered to my door well packaged with some nice bonus samples!
I decided to use my gift card on the Cargo Shanghai Nights Eye Shadow Palette because the dazzling shades are attractive and versatile. Since I haven’t used Cargo eye makeup in years I was excited to add one of their limited edition items to my collection. The beautiful colors are inspired by the seductive lights and enchanting vibe of one of China’s most magnificent cities and these glimmering hues are suitable for all seasons. The shadows are housed in a beautiful palette that resembles a water painting of Shanghai’s glitz and glamour and comes with a decent sized mirror, dual ended brush and magnetic closure.
Most of the pigments have a beautiful shimmer finish but there are a few shades (Wai Tai, Bund and Hu) that have a smooth, creamy matte finish. All 12 of the shadows have a high quality velvety texture that feels soft and luxurious and the pigmentation is very good with buildable coverage. I always prefer to use a good eye primer to enhance saturation and longevity but these shades are suitable for a wide range of complexions and trendy looks.
The colors are stunning with a fabulous selection of deep sultry blue (Skyline), grey/silver (Street Style), beautiful gold (Ginger), frosty pink (Lychee), flattering purple (Bar Rouge), midnight black (Night Life), deep Jade and a few more complimentary hues that can be used for the lids, crease or highlighting. I had no issues with creasing or fading and the pigments stay put all day.
With this palette you can go bold, neutral or glam for any occasion or event including upcoming holiday parties! It also makes a great gift and is handy for travel. You can pick it up for $46.00 Canadian by clicking HERE.
Visit Scarlett & Julia on their website- HERE.
*Press samples featured