Cargo Big Bronzer


Product details

Sephora
$32


The Promise

How do you make CARGO’s Award-Winning Bronzer even better? Make it bigger! CARGO’s Medium Bronzer is a best-selling product with a strong celebrity following. Big Bronzer can be applied lightly for a subtle sun-kissed glow or layered for a deeper, intense “golden goddess” look.

The Truth

The fantastic Jaye at Cargo supplied me with their new Big Bronzer to review. Available May 2007, this bronzer is more than just a pretty face. It contains light reflecting mica to smooth skin and give a subtle iridescence, and aloe extract and vitamin E for moisturizing.

As implied by the name, this bronzer comes in a huge compact with CARGO written across it in gold lettering, so those of us who are brand happy can definitely get our fix. It opens up to reveal a beautiful, shimmery, medium bronzer imprinted with a sun. The best part about the packaging, however, has to be the size of the mirror. It’s HUGE!!! With this compact you can see both of your eyes and your lips at once without tilting or having your girlfriend holding it three feet from your face.

It goes on very sheer and bronze, not orange at all. I applied it with a combination of a big round brush and my fingers. It’s a really versatile product and can be applied many ways: it works as a bronzer, obviously, but also as a highlighter, blush or eyeshadow.

For a daytime look I tried it as a blusher on the apples of my cheeks, and it created great definition. Applying it on top of my cheekbones made it seem as if I had just come back from the beach. For a little more drama, a light coat all over my face created a romantic shimmery look, or all over face, chest, and arms for a sexy all-over shimmer.

Thanks to its ease of wear and great effects, this has definitely become one of my favorite products, and I have literally worn it morning and night since receiving it.

-Jaymi

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