The Cargo Shanghai Nights Palette look so vibrant and exciting from the outside with images of Shanghai in hyper colours on the outside. So, it’s a bit of a surprise to get inside and find rather muted shades instead. I really was expecting a riot of colour!
Other than the beautiful, vibrant blue, Skyline, they’re all pretty tame. Which is not to say the shade selection isn’t pretty, because it is – it just doesn’t seem to match the promise.
I’ve broken the palette down for swatching so what you see here is the first half of the palette featuring: Hu, Waitai, Skyline, Street Style, Bund and Ginger.
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The second half is somehow more vibrant I think. The first shade, Lychee is a rosy gold – my new obsession and it’s very, very pretty. So, from Lychee onwards: Lychee, Jade, Jin Mao, Bar Rouge, Neon, Night Life. Neon is interesting – it’s almost lumious with a golden sheen so I think that will be fun to play around with over and under other shades.
Cargo Shanghai Nights Palette is a strange one – there is a lot you can actually do with the shades in terms of creating looks, the textures are a mix of metallic and matte and there is a very good quality double ended brush inside, too. I think if you’re creative and love building looks, then you’ll find this mix intriguing. The Cargo Shanghai Nights Palette is £35 HERE.
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