Something about this blush, perhaps the set up of four shades reminds me of Mac's Brunette MSF.
Four pretty bronze shades in one pan but unlike The Brunette MSF this is not limited edition
so should you fall in love you won't have to search high and low
nor will you have to pay through the nose to obtain one!
Yet again Cargo has housed this blush in a bulky steel case which is undoubtedly protective to its contents
but looks far too industrial and cold for my personal tastes.
Luckily for me you can depot these rather easily without any heat or excessive force
and once de-potted they are slim and sleek as you can see above.
Now if only I could settle on which freedom style palette to purchase to house them inside ...hmm?
Cargo Miami Beach Blush has four separate shades that you can use alone
or swirl together to form one shade.
Once swirled together they merge and form a mid golden bronze.
I don't have a blush brush small enough to use these shades as individual blush shades
but it would easily fit an eyeshadow brush, doubling your products use!
The four shades of Miami Beach are all shimmer based, warm and bronze toned.
Like I mentioned they are warm and do gleam slightly golden/yellow.
There is something about this colour palette that reminds me of sun burn,
I think it is that deep red based bronze which is very similar to Nars California now I think about it.
Compared to matte version I reviewed Tenerife - link this isn't as strongly pigmented
which isn't a completely a negative aspect as it is a frost/shimmer based cheek shade.
Sometimes if an cheek product that isn't matte is really pigmented it can make blending an nightmare.
The level of frost/shimmer in this particular shade is near to perfection
as it has just enough to provide a subtle glow and highlight the cheek bones
without turning into a glittery mess.
I found this to wear for around 8 hours before succumbing to my oily skin,
if you prep and prime your skin you will most definitely prolong the wear time.
Miami Beach is quite hard in terms of texture so there is little fall out from the product,
however as it is quite dense it can take a little bit of work to achieve the desired shade.
As the pigmentation isn't the best I do suggest this shade for the fairer skin tones
particularly those who find typical bronzers to look muddy on their skin.
As Cargo Miami Beach adds a subtle flush of colour without ever looking muddy or dirty
but I don't recommend using this to contour as it is not matte!
This could also work as a lovely warm highlight shade for darker skins.
Round Up - A subtle golden bronzer that is warm in tone that is shimmer based.
Best For - Fair skins that are looking for a natural bronze flush of colour without any of the muddy tones
that some bronzers may have
that some bronzers may have
Pigmentation - (5/10) Not completely poor just not suited to everyone.Availability - www.beautybay.com - link, £16.00 for 9g.