Where to buy: Sephora
Price: $24 USD
Finally, a blush that makes sense. These blushes are packaged in oversized tins. Why is big better? The large surface area lets you pick up pigment evenly on a blush brush for a better application. These blushes are moist, sheer powders that glide easily on the skin.
I don’t think this would have been a blush I would have purchased on my own. Thanks to the wonderful reviews made by others on the internet, I picked up this blush. For one, I know that Cargo blushes are the best in my opinion. Way better than NARS and MAC for me. You get a lot for what you pay for and Cargo blushes are so finely milled*, pigmented, and easy to blend.
My only problem probably is with the packaging. I do think the concept of a tin container is sort of cool and hippy feeling, but I just like the convenience of a compact more. I’ve read some people hae had problems with the lid being on too tight and hard to open. I find that my Tonga blush is actually too loose.
Tonga is a matte plumish pink shade that looks pretty average in the pan. It’s not a shade that would have caught my eye. When I apply this on though, my face instantly brightens up and I look like I am filled with life. It makes my skin look healthier and the shade looks so natural on. I’ve been getting into matte blushes lately and I can honestly see myself using this blush regularly for years to come. Will definitely repurchase when I run out.
* I’ve read some people hate that Cargo blushes are so finely milled because it flies everywhere. The key is to lightly swipe your brush onto the blush. Do not aggressively swirl your brush into the pan as you would with a lot of other blushes that are pressed too hard. I like this as you don’t have to dig into the pan to get the product you want.
My next conquest will be Catalina blush by Cargo