Well, guess who was on the Ulta website this morning putting eyeshadow palettes in her shopping bag?
A woman with any self respect wouldn't admit to this so readily, but it was moi. Luckily a maintenance guy showed up and distracted me long enough for reason to prevail. You know, people complain about distractions, but they can be a life saver. If it were AD 79, and I were a citizen of Pompeii, I'd probably have been gloating over my pots of kohl and been buried by volcanic ash, and it would have SERVED ME RIGHT.
OneBase in OB 02Anyway, the only thing I wanted from Ulta wasn't on sale. It's a replacement tube of Cargo OneBase.
This product is an interesting hybrid; it's a combination concealer/foundation. You can use it just to cover circles, or use its sponge-tip wand to dot the product on, then blend it all over your face. I mostly use it as concealer, but the last time I tried to use it, I noticed it had changed consistency. I blame that sponge tip--touching the sponge to the face probably helps the product break down faster. Ordinarily, I'd be all "Whee! What an excuse to throw something out! Decluttering! Whoo!!" And I'd Kon Mari it before you could say Jack Robinson.
But with your permission, Internet, first I'd like to make a record of my shade. Sooner or later, I will get around to ordering a tube, and this way, when I do, I can just look up this post on my phone.
I hope you don't feel too used.
Anyway, this is the greatest undereye concealer I've ever used. It's light, yet highly pigmented, with excellent coverage and minimal creasing. It's not moisturizing per se, but it doesn't dry out the skin under my eyes (like Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer, which I find neither radiant not creamy.) I've used other liquid concealers that are nearly as good; Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Dark Circle Eraser is excellent. But the Cargo is an amazing color match for me. Also, it doubles as a foundation, so it's great to keep in my purse.
And yet, I didn't buy any today. It wasn't on sale at Ulta, and at $28, I wasn't going to qualify for free shipping. I figure I can order it from another site; Cargo's website, Nordstrom, Beauty.com, and DermStore all sell it. Sooner or later, one of those retailers will make me an offer I can't refuse ... something along the lines of a discounted price, with free shipping, free samples, and maybe a footrub. Oh, and eBates.
Until then, I will bide my time. Do you hear me, ULTA? Hmmm?