I don't usually spend $20 on a lipstick, but then, most lipsticks don't come in a tube made from corn, in a box of recycled paper embedded with wildflower seeds, and a promise to donate $2 to a deserving charity. CARGO PlantLove Botanical lipstick does all this, and more.
Five of the original shades were designed by celebrities: Lindsay (Lohan), Mariska (Hargitay), Maria (Menounos), Evangeline (Lilly), and Sarah (Chalke). Six were inspired by beautiful places in nature: Nahinni (Canada), Yakushima (Japan), Killarney (Ireland), Majella (Mediterranean area), Yellowstone (USA), and Sagarmatha (Himalayan Highlands). The shades cover all the lipstick basics, from sheer nude to terracotta to mauve, pink, and bright red; there is truly a shade for everyone. Not all of the original shades are still available, and new ones are added; the one pictured is Muir Wood, a "delicate rose pink" in CARGO's description.
The lipstick is a longlasting sheer glossy color, and contains mostly natural ingredients: castor seed oil, Eurphobia Cerifera wax, beeswax, lanolin, coconut oil, jojoba esters and jojoba seed oil, coconut oil, Cymbidium Grandiflora flower extact, mango seed oil, shea butter, and more. It moisturizes naturally while it colors. The tube, a corn product, looks and feels like plastic, but is a non-carbon natural product, and I can't wait to see the wildflowers that I'll grow next spring. The charity chosen by CARGO is St Jude Children's Research Hospital, a place that promises hope for the most desperately ill children of the world.
As I said, I don't usually spend $20 on a lipstick, but CARGO promises this one will "make you feel good on every level" and it does just that. I wear my Muir Woods pink with love; you can pick the color that suits you best. I give it a 5 out of 5 rating.