If you haven’t been watching Cargo Cosmetics, you’re not alone. They’re the ultimate dark horse of the beauty industry, and it’s clear that Cargo has been quietly setting themselves up for success while we fawn over unicorn makeup and troll dolls. For this holiday season, Cargo is celebrating what really matters: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi. An eight-piece makeup collection featuring imagery from the new film (out December 15) is available at Kohl’s starting now.
Let’s start with the only non-pigmented items of the collection: the four exclusive mirror compacts.
Each one features a legendary Star Wars character, so you have your choice of Rey, BB-8, General Leia Organa, or Captain Phasma. The compacts are vintage-style push-button mirror compacts with in a shiny gold metal exterior. Each one retails for $28.*
Next, there are two mascaras in the Star Wars collection.
Cargo’s The First Order Mascara is meant to volumize and plump up lashes for a thick and dramatic eye look. The Resistance Mascara, as you might guess, is meant to lengthen and define lashes for tidy, more natural but still glamorous lashes. The formula is limited edition, as is the entire collection, and both claim to be non-clumping and flake-free. Each mascara is $20 and comes in awesome, if polarizing, packaging.
If you’re a true Star Wars fan, you can see that there is a clear pattern developing here. And if you can’t figure it out, the two exclusive eyeshadow palettes ought to clear that up for you.
Meet: The Light Side Eyeshadow Palette, and The Dark Side Eyeshadow Palette. Each is comprised of a mix of matte, shimmer, and foiled metallic shadows and include a brush with the mirrored palette. For only $28 each, these are kind of a great deal. Especially when considering the limited edition packaging! It’s the perfect way to announce your preferred galactic alliance to your BFFs when you’re getting ready to go out dancing!
Right now, you can find the entire collection in-stock and available on Kohls.com, and they’ll be rolling out the collection to stores just in time for holiday shopping. Getting them online is the way to go, though, because the stock is so limited that it’ll surely fly off the shelves.
Personally, I love these kinds of collaborations. There are so many folks out there who have been waiting and waiting for sci-fi and action stories to start appearing in makeup collaborations, and this is a solid offering from Cargo Cosmetics. And, unlike the Shu Uemura x Mario Brothers collection, it’s actually affordable – particularly when you consider cash-back opportunities and the upcoming coupon holidays. Even Colourpop has eyeshadow palettes that cost more than $28!
If there’s a Star Wars lover in your life who has no idea that they could have First Order mascara or a compact with Captain Phasma on it, you need to jump on this! (Don’t forget to use Ebates to get 6% cash back on your purchase(s) from Kohl’s!) I really don’t think this collection will last long, particularly because it will be distributed through a national department store! The fact that it’s available online first is a huge bonus for us.
UPDATE 12/5/2017: Last minute Star Wars Beauty Collection addition!
Almost two weeks after CARGO announced this brilliant collection, they added another beauty product! Now, CARGO Cosmetics x Star Wars: The Last Jedi has a nail polish offering:
Four nail polish colors are included in this kit, and they’re about as Star Wars as you can get without actually painting “S-T-A-R-* *-W-A-R-S” on your toenails.
The shades in the Star Wars Nail Polish Kit, from left to right, are: Rule the Galaxy (gold shimmer), The Force (cobalt blue creme), Praetorian Guard (true red creme), and Restore the Republic (silver shimmer). I can’t help but feel like Restore the Republic is maybe even a little bit holographic?! Only time will tell! You can pick up this four-piece set for only $22!
This would also be an amazing gift to give along with two tickets to see Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi in theaters – December 15th, don’t forget! Right now, through Fandango, you can get a free movie poster when you buy tickets to the show. This isn’t sponsored, I swear, I just happened to notice when I was looking at the website! My eyes gravitate towards free things, what can I say?