A makeup alternative for travel lovers

During our recent trip to Costa Rica, last November, Angelica and I suffered from smudged eyes. Whether it was from sweat, humidity, tears, or just plain oily lids, whatever the cause, it was far from flattering. After we had returned, we were in search of waterproof makeup products that can be used daily and it doesn’t smudge in warmer weather to take to our next trip.

Timely Stylehopping was invited to Cargo’s Spring/Summer 2017 unveiling event in Midtown’s Surf Bar in New York, NY. The presentation had a live performance by songwriter and singer Anuhea who is also the face and brand ambassador for Cargo’s 2017 Aloha cosmetic line, and our search was over!

Cargo Cosmetics

We found a great makeup for travel by Cargo Cosmetics. The line has an impressive eye pencil selection to make your eyes pop with any outfit. It is ultra creamy, extreme wear, waterproof eyeliner with a feel of a liquid and the versatility of a pencil. Locks comfortably into place for up to 14 hours. Avocado and sunflower oil provide a smooth and cushiony texture. Cargo’s swimmable eye pencils guarantee no more Raccoon eyes or leaky lines running down your cheeks. The formula is richly pigmented, and it glides on effortlessly for precise lining. Allows blending time before setting for a variety of looks. Once set, the liner is waterproof and smudges proof! It won’t budge until you decide to take it off.

They also have some fantastic blush colors that stay on all day and provides the benefits of blush and bronzer in one convenient product. Four harmonious shades in one tin work together to provide the perfect balance of color for all skin tones, avoiding the yellow look of many other bronzers. Light-reflective shimmer particles add a radiant glow to the skin and soften the appearance of fine lines. Generously packaged in a signature tin, the medley of multi-tonal bronzing and blush shades offers a beautifully distinctive look.

Carol Dubon

Cargo Cosmetics has tapped celebrity makeup artist, Rogelio Reyna, to join the team as Global Training, Education, and Artistry Director. He has worked with high-profile celebrities including Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Britney Spears. Stylehopping had the chance to get up close and personal with Rogelio to discuss his current projects and to get a deeper insight into Cargo’s limited edition.

Cargo Cosmetics

Cargo Cosmetics

As he explained most makeup would not stand up to extreme conditions, not even if it is waterproof, however,  the Cargo eyeliner promise to stay put through sun, sweat, swim, and tears! Cargo’s swimmable and HD categories long-wearing waterproof liners are lightweight and crease-proof, just swipe and go! During the presentation, he applied cargo’s Dare to Flair Mascara, an innovated wand and polymer formula that saves the step of using an eyelash curler. Priced at: $20

The Aloha swimmable collection includes an Eye Shadow Palette filled with twelve shimmering and summery long-lasting shades inspired by the sand, water, and foliage of Hawaii. Price: $34

Cargo Cosmetics

It also comes with long wear shadow sticks in eight wearable shades; as Botany Bay, Glacier Bay, Hudson Bay, Island Bay, Morro Bay, Palm Bay, Paradise Bay, and Sandy Bay. These cream formula shadow sticks glide on smoothly for a flawless finish, and it locks into place for a long-lasting look. Price: $20

This beautiful collection will be available at,, in selected Kohls Department Stores and in February 2017.

By Carol Dubon
Photo Credit: Cesar Salazar

Angelica Guillen in a green dress

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