Cargo Louisiana seemed to be a beautiful colour from all the descriptions and amazing reviews i've found in the world wide web, i ordered it and i was brought back down to earth - the colour is fantastic, a muted rose-beige, but the shimmer is unforgivable. it's really, really frosty. the texture is very fine, it's blendable and all that. but i can't get over the frostiness of this blush. it's too dark for me to use as a highlighter, but even for that purpose it would be much too shimmery/frosty. it's almost a metallic, greasy looking white frost that emphasizes on each skin unevenness and makes it look thick and oil-slick, so it appears quite muddy on me. somehow it reminded me of Guerlain's Terra Inca, but it's rosier. i have sold Terra Inca away because it was so frosty, and that's exactly what i have done with Louisiana.
i have ordered this particular shade from Maureen, it comes in the usual silver tin and contains 8.9g. it did cost 26$. for more reviews of Cargo blushes, check this post please.
Cargo Louisiana in sunlight: swatched heavily & blended out
no blush - with Cargo Louisiana
see how it emphasizes each and every bump on my skin..
|Cargo Louisiana - MAC MSF in Blonde|
|Cargo Louisiana - MAC MSF in Blonde (light side)|
it's quite similar to MAC's MSF in Blonde (which i also don't own anymore), but is even more shimmery than the MSF.