Bring on the neutrals! After lots of bright silvers, glitters, reds and greens, I was pleased to play around with some neutrals for this EOTD. I was especially excited to try Cargo's eyeshadows, as this Hands of Hope Palette is my first time with the brand!
Let me first say that this palette is absolutely gorgeous to look at, and it was so hard to dip my brush into the eyeshadows! I didn't want to ruin the gorgeous imprint each has. Luckily, although the shadows are very soft and blendable, they are still solid enough that one sweep of the brush didn't ruin the design at all...pphhheeeww! Secondly, these colors are very pigmented. They really remind me of the pigmentation and consistancy of Stila's Kitten: smooth, shimmery, and pigmented. Thirdly, these shadows are quite large! I know that most Cargos are, but as far as a pallet goes, these are some of the biggest shadows I've seen.
Below I used three colors, the champagne shade, the deep taupe shade, and the gold shade.
e.l.f. Mineral Eyeshadow Primer
Cargo Hands of Hope Gold - inner corner
Cargo Hands of Hope Taupe - outer corner, crease
Cargo Hands of Hope Champagne - highlight
Smashbox Caviar eyeliner
Lashblast Mascara - Black