Swatch & Review: Cargo BeachBlush in Cable Beach (Makes Me Dream about a Vacation in Côte d’Azur)!

Hello everybody! Is Tuesday a little easier? It’s still freezing in Belgium, but I got to see a good friend for some last-minute sales-shopping and dinner today, so all is well here!

Today I’m showing you the last of the three products I got in my Beautybay order (the other two are reviewed here and here), namely Cargo BeachBlush in Cable Beach. Cargo calls it “the perfect marriage of blush and bronzer.” Now, I simply can’t pass on something that sounds so attractive can I?

Cable Beach comes in a standard Cargo tin. I have reviewed Cargo blush packaging when I reviewed Rome, so I am not going to repeat myself here. Cable Beach looks a lot pinker on the Cargo website, but as you will be able to see in my swatch pictures, it is more of a peach/coral rather than a straight pink on me. All BeachBlushes contain four stripes of colors that are supposed to work together harmoniously to give your cheeks a healthy flush and sun-kissed glow.

In the swatch pictures, you can see the four shades swatched separately, all of them together, and all of them together sheered out.

The darkest stripe is a warm berry/plum. I know it looks very dark in the tin, but it has very weak pigmentation. I had to swipe my finger on this stripe numerous time and build it up like crazy for it to show up a little in swatch pictures. Luckily this is the only problematic stripe of the four, otherwise this whole blush would be a dud!

The second stripe is a lovely pinky peach with golden shimmer. The pigmentation is much more decent compared with the first one.

The third one is the best pigmented of all. It is a golden, rosy coral.

The fourth one is a slightly muted peachy tan color. It also has golden shimmer. The color pay-off isn’t as good as the previous two but it is decent.

All swiped together, this blush gives a bronzy peachy coral glow. It is true that it is the a marriage of blush and bronzer, because it gives the flush a blush can give as well as the glow/healthy sheen a bronzer can. As with my experience with Rome, Cargo blushes are not insanely pigmented from the first swipe. However, you can easily build them up. I actually think this is one of their fortes, especially if you don’t have an awful lot of experience with blushes. This shade is shimmery, but the shimmer is very fine and not over the top. Even with my skin at its palest moment (about now), this shade adds a healthy glow without the obvious “bronzed” look (check my FOTD here, or click on the Cable Beach tag for more to come). I can only assume how much better it will look when I am more tanned. It makes me dream about a vacation in Côte d’Azur!

Cargo BeachBlushes cost 28 dollars/19.80 euros on Beautybay. With the generous amount of 9 grams, it is a pretty good deal!

Bottom line: I like the idea of the “perfect marriage of blush and bronzer,” and Cable Beach lives up to this claim. Except for one stripe that is weak in pigmentation, the blush works well as a whole. I think it will look very good on girls with medium skin tone, particularly those who are warm-toned!

Tell me, have you tried Cargo BeachBlushes? Would you be tempted to? What makes you dream about summer?

Sunny xx



  • http://projectswatch.blogspot.com/ Emi at Project Swatch

    Pretty! I have one of the Cargo beachblushes too, and it’s beautiful and has a lovely texture. However, mine is so shimmery that I never wear it as blush :/

    • http://mostlysunnybunny.wordpress.com Sunny

      Thanks Emi! Which one do you have? Do you use it as a highlighter then?

  • http://www.littletreevintage.com maria

    i like these colors, gotta try this out, i’m not usually a blush gal

    • http://mostlysunnybunny.wordpress.com Sunny

      Hey Maria, thanks so much for dropping by and leaving a comment! I really appreciate it.

      I wasn’t a blush gal at all till a couple of months ago. I used to wear basically nothing but eye makeup, because that is easily what makes the most difference in my face. However, I gradually came to understand that blushes complement and complete a look. With stronger eyes or nude lips for example, leaving cheeks completely bare could unbalance a look. You should give Cargo blushes a try!

      By the way I checked your blog out and really love it! I’m following you now :)

      Hope to see you around more often!

  • http://www.bellachique.be/ Bellachique

    I like the idea of a bronzer and blush in one, and it does look pretty :). I was really freezing my ass off today,.it was really cold!

    • http://mostlysunnybunny.wordpress.com Sunny

      Hey Teri, yeah, it’s a pretty awesome idea!

      It really is freezing here today, and it looks like it’s going to stay this way for quite a while :( I just want to cuddle up under a blanket with my cats around me, drinking hot chocolate and doing nothing constructive. Alas that’s not going to happen :p

      Brave the cold Teri, and let’s hope for a good spring/summer!

  • http://www.lenallure.com l e n a

    i really should stop buying blushes cause i rarely do touch-ups but i want more cargo blushes. haha! ;-/

    this is so pretty although i’d like rome better for me.
    thanks for another great review, Sunny. ;)

    • http://mostlysunnybunny.wordpress.com Sunny

      I really should stop buying most stuff because I have enough supply for my granddaughters now lol (OK, maybe not lip products. I’m JUST getting into them)

      I also seriously adore Rome, but this one is a lazy girl’s best friend because it’s using one product to meet two needs :) I think it might work on warmer skin tone though, but you should look into other BeachBlushes if you use bronzer at all!

  • http://themakeuptrain.com Chris

    This looks really neat. I have never tried a blush/bronzer duo that was designed this way, but I’m willing! :)

    • http://mostlysunnybunny.wordpress.com Sunny

      You should give it a go, Christina! Both the concept and execution of this product are interesting :)