Well, it’s another Cargo eyeshadow - Cargo Fiji!
Why am I showing you another Cargo eyeshadow? I have a few reasons. One, I absolutely HATED Cargo Yukon. I had it, and I swapped it to another MUAer because I felt like she’d appreciate it more than I would. The color was just vile for me, a too cool-toned ungodly purple silver color that looked like a color-blind fairy sharted on my eyelids. However, I had another Cargo taupe, one that I loved so much more than Yukon. That color is Cargo Fiji.
I’ll never understand why Cargo discontinued their original eyeshadows. The color range, texture, and pigmentation of the old eyeshadows leaves the ones that replaced them in the dust. They retailed for somewhere between $16-$19, for 3.5 grams of eyeshadow. Fiji itself is a gorgeous and unique taupe. It is a warm brown-taupe, with an interesting hit of a plum undertone plus a reddish (almost metallic) shimmer. I’m sure this color probably pulls brown on some women, but whatever - on me, it’s definitely taupe, and it’s most definitely gorgeous. In terms of wear, there is no fallout and the lasting power is significant.
(In this swatch you can see the plum undertone of Fiji)
(In this swatch you can see the cool red shimmer in Fiji!)
Truly, Cargo Fiji is a color worth owning. As I type this, I’m staring lovingly at my little tin of taupe-y treasure. Cargo, seriously: BRING THESE DAMN SHADOWS BACK! Until Cargo listens to my cries of agony, those of you who want this color will have to check MakeupAlley and Evil-bay!