Monday, 16 April 2012

Review: CARGO Lash Activator Mascara

A while back I posted about my awesome ebeauty.ca birthday bag, which was loaded with great products including four full-sized items. One of the full-sized items was CARGO's lash activator mascara in brown ($35.00/11ml).
Now I am not the type of person who would spend $35.00 on mascara, ever. As such, I was excited to try a higher end mascara. I usually buy drug store brands, benefit, or MAC mascaras- nothing over $20.00 though.

CARGO's lash activator is advertised as a 'safe and effective mascara that helps to promote lash vitality and reduce loss of lashes'; it is formulated with algae extracts and a peptide-biotin complex to enhance the appearance of your lashes without irritating them.

CARGO lash activator mascara wand


I usually wear black mascara, but I cannot really notice a difference once this mascara is on my eye lashes. I dislike the wand, however. It is a flexible rubber wand that I have bent out of shape a few times. I am used to bristle wands with metal applicators that are stiff, not bendy. I dislike this change. The mascara itself is nice, and it lengthens my lashes. It does not apply clumpy. However, it is no better than other mascaras I have used that cost way less. As for the claim that it will 'promote lash vitality'? I would say the opposite is happening. I've noticed I've been losing a lot more eyelashes lately! I don't know if it's because of this mascara, or because of the seasons changing or maybe it is even something else. However, I haven't noticed my lashes getting any healthier from using this product. 
Without mascara
With CARGO lash activator mascara


Pretty long lashes thanks to CARGO lash activator! 
Overall, I like this mascara. Would I pay $35.00 for it? Absolutely not. It is a fine mascara that looks great and works well, but I have other brands that work just as well for less money.
What is your go-to mascara brand?
--S


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19 comments:

  1. It's funny, I have been trying to write my post on this ebeauty birthday bag for the past week and I finally finished it today, but when I saw how expensive the Cargo mascara was, I was a little shocked. It doesn't really seem all that special for a mascara that will be $40 with taxes!

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    1. I couldn't agree more! I quite like it- it goes on without clumps, it lengthens nicely and looks gorgeous but I have other brands of mascara that do the same thing for half the price. I will enjoy it while I have it, as it will be my only tube unless I get another one for a great deal!

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  2. Your lashes are so intense! Did you use a curler or is that all just from the mascara?! If so, that's amazing (though I still wouldn't pay 40$ :P)

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    1. I've never used an eye lash curler before! They kinda scare me :/ My lashes are naturally thick and curled upwards so I guess I don't really need one. I love long lashes though so I wear mascara daily!

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  3. Your lashes look gorgeous with that! :)

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  4. Your lashes look lovely! I always have to use at least a couple of mascaras together, because my eyelashes are flat (even when curled, or in the past, permed!) and lifeless! xo

    tattooedtealady.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. luckily I have naturally curled eye lashes, so they get along well with mascara!

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  5. It doesn't sound that it does anything amazing for that price! That being said, all mascaras tend to be expensive in Australia ($20 for Maybelline? Ugh). I usually use a couple of mascaras at once, I'm currently loving Avon SuperShock and Almay Get Up & Grow.
    Sharleena xx

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    1. Wow, that is pricey! Thanks for letting me know your faves!

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  6. Your lashes are gorgeous! It's people like you who make people like me hoard fake lashes!!!!! :P
    I do agree....I wouldn't pay $35 for a mascara that makes my lashes fall out! YIPES!

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    1. you and your fake eye lashes ;) I want to see them on! I wouldn't pay $35 for any mascara, I am too cheap for that. Or shall I say economical? haha.

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  7. OMG! You have beautiful lashes!!!

    Following your blog now dear!

    xoxo,

    http://icycrystalgalleria.blogspot.ca/

    Cindy

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    1. thank you but I owe them to the mascara ;)

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  8. Your lashes look great, but as you said I think I could get the same results with much cheaper mascaras! But it's nice to try higher end products every once in a while :)

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    1. Indeed! I like the idea of using mascaras with natural ingredients, but not for this price tag!

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  9. gorgeous!

    I found you on blog hop, would you like to follow each other?

    http://yuliconversations.blogspot.com/

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  10. I can't believe you don't use a curler! Your lashes look amazing!

    Courtney xo

    http://www.strawberreeswing.blogspot.com

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  11. Looks like a good mascara! But I agree, the price tag is not so nice.

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