Cargo Cosmetics Eye Shadow Single in Toronto

Cargo Cosmetics Eye Shadow Single in Toronto

I have been a fan of Cargo Cosmetics for years, and like one of my other fave brands (MAC, duh?) this one was also originally based in Toronto! So it only makes sense that my first Cargo review is for their Eye Shadow Single in the shade Toronto.

Cargo Cosmetics Eye Shadow Single Toronto review 2
Toronto looks like a white shimmer in the tin but it’s actually a Golden Pearl Shimmer. ($19 CAD)

Cargo Cosmetics Eye Shadow Single Toronto review 2
The shadow single comes in a little tin pot and that looks like lip balm. This signature design from Cargo is what they’re most well-known for!

Cargo Cosmetics Eye Shadow Single tin
The lid fits very securely as well so you can travel with these no problem.

Cargo Cosmetics Eye Shadow Single tin size
And they are REALLY big, like 3.5g big. For reference, MAC shadows are 1.5g and cost the same.

Cargo Cosmetics Eye Shadow Single Toronto review 2
Under studio light, it looks like an off-white. And when I bought it I thought it would be a nice browbone highlight…

Cargo Cosmetics Eye Shadow Single Toronto review 2

But under indirect incandescent, this thing lights up!

Cargo Cosmetics Eye Shadow Single Toronto review swatch 1It’s a gorgeous white gold that is soft, shimmery and not sparkly. And altogether amazing.

Cargo Cosmetics Eye Shadow Single Toronto review swatch 2
You can see how it gets brighter under different light, shifting from white gold to more yellow gold.

Cargo Cosmetics Eye Shadow Single Toronto review look 1
For this look, I used Toronto all over the lid. I patted it on in two layers, dry brush, to get this nice, bright shimmer.

Cargo Cosmetics Eye Shadow Single Toronto review look 2
This is absolutely perfect paired with a soft, black liner (I used MAC’s Black Tied).

Cargo Cosmetics Eye Shadow Single Toronto review look 3
You can really see the gold reflection in this shot.

Cargo Cosmetics Eye Shadow Single Toronto review FOTD
Even from far away, this shade really makes my eyes stand out AND it accentuates those Roller Lashes I’ve been rockin’ (thanks Benefit).

Wear time was 8-10 hours over UDPP. It didn’t migrate and there was no fallout. The formula is soft and buttery too!

Now I don’t know if there is any correlation between the shade and this city that I love, but I like to think the gold shimmer is inspired by a warm Summer night in Toronto, with the sun setting, sparkling against Lake Ontario while we sit on the docks at Harbourfont eating some street meat.

Cargo Cosmetics is available at Rexall, Well.ca in Canada, and sometimes Winners!

Also wearing:
Cargo Brow Duo in medium brown
Clarins Everlasting Foundation
NARS Fervor Dual Intensity blush
Vasanti Drunk in Love lipstick
Benefit Roller Lash mascara
MAC Cosmetics Navy Times Nine shadow palette

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  • this shade is gorgeous on you!

  • agreed with @writingwhimsy:disqus

  • LOVE Cargo – I used to stalk their counter all the time when it was at the Eaton Centre LOL!

  • Trysh Chipman

    I’m obsessed with Cargo eyeshadows and there’s one in the Vintage Escapes palette that reminds me of this somewhat… but a little different, so clearly I need this one too.

    • That’s the leather-like palette right? SO PRETTY.

      • Trysh Chipman

        It is! It’s probably been my favorite palette of the last 6 months or so, it’s so gorgeous.

  • Ooh, pretty! I’ve seen this and been tempted based on the name, but had thought it was just a ‘boring white’. Love the golden shimmer in this- will definitely check it out! 🙂

  • YASSSS. I was messing around at a Cargo display a few weeks back and was pleasantly surprised when I found out about some of the eyeshadow names. I wanted ‘Toronto’ just for the name, but wasn’t too big a fan of the golden shimmer. ‘Yukon’ on the other hand….SO PRETTY.

  • OMG, you are amazing, Julie: “inspired by a warm Summer night in Toronto, with the sun setting, sparkling against Lake Ontario while we sit on the docks at Harbourfont eating some street meat.” I love it! This looks slammin’ on your gorgeous greens!