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POPSUGAR Must Have August 2016 Box Spoiler + Coupon

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We have a spoiler for the August 2016 POPSUGAR Must Have box! (If you haven’t signed up yet, use coupon code MUSTHAVE5 to save $5 off your first box.)

Each box will include:

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Cargo Cosmetics Powder Blush in The Big Easy – Value $26

POPSUGAR sent me this blush to try out, too:



This Cargo blush is described as a “Sheer pink with gold and red grapefruit undertones.”


You can’t see it in the pan, but it does have a little shimmer, too.

Here it is swatched:


The pigment is buildable and blendable, so you don’t have to worry about overdoing it in one brush stroke. (Above swatch is 3 layers to demonstrate the color). There also is a subtle shimmer that is visible at certain angles.

I think this could also work as a highlighter or you could use it over a matte bronzer if you wanted to add a little shimmer.

What do you think of the first spoiler item for the August 2016 POPSUGAR Must Have box?

If you haven’t signed up yet, use coupon code MUSTHAVE5 to save $5 off your first box. (Check out our POPSUGAR Must Have reviews to see what has been in past boxes!)

Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. I gave the lepard bag and would swsp another color any one interested?

  2. Will likely swap because I’m on blush overload, but I’ll wait until I get it to decide for sure.

  3. Weird.. I have a bunch of Cargo and I don’t have issues opening them. The blush would totally make me buy this box.. it’s $26 retail… my fave blush brand. 🙂

    • Agreed!

  4. So I’m curious of what the August box will bring. Hence the last two month of horrible boxes- I’m sure didn’t go as planned for PSMH.

    Now I did get an email from PSMH telling me my box will be delayed because a item in the box was received in time. Did anyone else get this message??? I do hope they really thought about what people were saying and actually paid attention the the reviews and this is not another month wasted on my hard earned money of thrown in useless items.

    This blush color is nice, but am a little worried its not my tone. Maybe to wear at home on a Sunday or a quick run to do errands. I guess time will tell. I can’t wait to see the other spoilers for this box.

    Please be a good box, please, please.

    • I’ve been a pretty consistent subscriber of PSMH (and bought the majority of the LE boxes, including the Neiman Marcus ones) since 2013 (only taking a break here and there when I’ve moved or was trying to cut down on spending) and communication from them is spotty, at best. Thank goodness for Liz and MSA, because that’s where I get most of the updates! Not sure what’s going on there. Would have not known at all about the spoiler or delay had it not been for this site.

  5. Wow, I LOVE that color! I’m super excited now.

  6. Yeah, no. I have this blush from Birchbox and the tin is hard as hell to open. It constantly annoys me. This is a great color, though, but the packaging is so frustrating at 6:00am in the morning… especially on Mondays. 🙂

    • Right!!?! I thought I was inept at opening the tin and didn’t realize it was a common problem! I end up usually whacking it on the counter to pry the lid loose. How the blush hasn’t disintegrated by now is beyond me. 🙂

  7. It’s a no from me.

    I’m 33 and all of a sudden PSMH feels too young for me. I do miss the snacks! If they do a food limited edition box I would totallt buy it!

    • OMG a food LE from Popsugar would be genius!

  8. Seriously their spoiler to entice people to get their box is blush? I don’t understand te thought process behind it.

    • I just laughed out loud when I read this. Seriously was thinking the exact same thing…come on popsugar. What happened? Plus, just like they said cargo is so hard to open, great product, but it’s too hard to use.

  9. I don’t think I’ve ever seen that color of blush ever!

    It’s a fabulous pink. I’m curious how it will look on skin.

  10. I like the color…..It will go well with my skin tone. Looking forward to seeing what else is in the box.

  11. I nearly bought blush last night and waited. This is the perfect color for me (porcelain/fair redhead, pink undertones to) and it’s practical and saves me a little chunk of money on makeup.

  12. If we have a 6 month sub, can we skip this box? The blush is a pretty color but b/c of my red undertones, any blush at all makes my face red. 🙁

    • You cannot skip boxes.

      • Thanks for letting me know. 🙂

  13. This look like it wouldn’t work for different skin color.

    • Agree. Anyone with an olive or deeper complexion (myself included in that)…this blush will be useless, even as a highlighter. Oh well.

    • It looks pretty similar to benefit’s dandelion, which I wear all the time, and I have olive skin, so you might be okay. 🙂

      • So funny you say that, Emily! I was just flipping through the Ulta circular and saw Dandelion and thought, “hey, that looks like the Cargo blush in Popsugar!” I haven’t bought any of the Benefit blushes because the box packaging is way too bulky for me. I think the shade is beautiful, but I’m not going to buy the box just for it. Hopefully there will be lots up for sale/swap!

        • Maybe it could be used as a brightener too for anyone who can’t wear it as a blush or highlight, just like Dandelion.

  14. I cancelled my subscription for the first time ever, and I was oh so expecting the first spoiler that sent me screaming back to them to take my money.

    Instead, it’s more of an eh?

    • I feel this exact same way! I have been subscribing for YEARS and finally canceled. I was thinking I would be signing back up/ regretting it as soon as I saw the first spoiler. Nope.

  15. I like this spoiler . I unsubbed but if I like the rest of the box I may sign back up . I wasn’t really happy with the direction pop sugar was going after a while and was giving away most of my boxes . Hoping this box picks back up a bit in their old direction , instead of where they had went in a different direction .

  16. This blush isn’t doing it for me. I logged into my popsugar account, but alas, I signed up for a 6 month subscription back in May…….I think I’m popsugared out!

  17. So, is this the item we are waiting for?

    It’s ok, not bad, just not excited for a blush, buthe hopefully this box rocks!

  18. Quite nice! Never tried this brand, but I’m glad to see that others like it.

  19. I think I would love to receive this blush, mainly because I’ve been using a Cargo eye shadow as a blush for about a year now. I was in a pinch and needed some color for my cheeks and all I had was the Cargo shadow in the Pasadena shade. I used it on my cheeks and haven’t gone back because it’s such a great color for me and it has a slight shimmer to it which is perfect!

  20. I love Cargo – it’s actually my go to for blush but this color isn’t going to work for me my undertones are much too warm. Might be able to do it over a bronzer…

  21. I’m excited on this one! I’ve been SO disappointed these last few months, and I’ve heard good things about these blushes from Kristin Gehm. At the very least, there will be one item I’ll truly enjoy trying in the box (unlike the last few… sorry PopSugar… but grrr.) If you asked me what was in last month’s, I’d have no clue as it was that bad 🙁

  22. Excited. Really nice color, very cute and girly. I like this spoiler better than the last few month spoilers….excited to see the themes. Good job popsugar!

  23. Glad I cancelled, I have decided to just get the Limited addition boxes…those have been really great as of late and the month to month for me has been meh.

  24. Meh. Yawn. The color looks pretty but I barely ever wear blush. I hope the rest of the box is more interesting.

  25. Its not the most exciting item, but its a pretty color and its something I’ll use.

    I really like that boxes are sending you spoilers ahead of time – it makes a huge difference 🙂 (I loved the RZ spoiler on you way more than the models)

  26. I love Cargo! I already own their blush in Los Cabos and Laguna. I just hope this isn’t too light for me.

  27. I’m SO excited. Cargo in the Catalina shade is my most favorite blush so I will love this.

  28. I get Cargo items in all my boxes. I’m not sure why…? Is it that great? I don’t think I have kept any of the items – I’ve swapped them all because I don’t use eyeshadow, bronzers, etc. If someone can tell me what makes Cargo special, I would appreciate it.

    • I have gotten a lot of Cargo stuff through Birchbox. Personally, I don’t like it. The formulas are just OK, in my opinion. The colors might be good for someone with a paler complexion than mine (I’m medium-light), but on me they’re not great. My biggest problem with Cargo, though, is the packaging, which I don’t find convenient to use.

  29. While this is not the most exciting spoiler, I do like the color and can probably use it as an eyeshadow if I don’t end up loving it as a blush.

    • Yes! This would actually be a great eyeshadow, and I’ve been looking for a color like this. Thanks for the reminder!

  30. Birchbox once sent out a Cargo blush/bronzer duo in that same packaging. The packaging is horrible! It’s almost impossible to open. This is not exciting to me at all, and I’ll be skipping this month.

    • Lol. I thought I was just weak! I can’t open that container either, and because of that I have barely used that blush 🙂

      • Agreed, those tins are the WORST! I hate opening them, so I find I rarely use the eye shadow I have from Cargo.

  31. I wonder if this will be too light in my skin, slowly wearing more blush now.

  32. Did I miss the August theme?
    Also, this is the first month I have not been on a six month sub for PSMH, so if I understand correctly, I will just be automatically billed on a monthly basis now. I don’t use blush. Is there a way to simply skip the August box, or do I need to completely cancel my subscription and start a new one if I decide to purchase future boxes?

    • I think you’re too late to cancel August. I have completely cancelled my subscription several times and then started back up when I saw somwthing that appealed to me.

      • Thanks Julie, but I ended up canceling my subscription shortly after I made that part, just to be on the safe side. Per their email regarding billing late for August, we had until yesterday to make changes 🙂

  33. Pretty…
    I’m fair, so I like that it’s light, but buildable…
    Hopefully we’ll see some more spoilers, since we have to wait so long for the box!

  34. Haha I cancelled for this month so I could get the CDFA box but figures, I LOVE blush……

    Guess I will be hitting the swap side for this.

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