Monday, April 26, 2010
Meow Cosmetics revisited
I liked the look of Meow's Wild Child collection, so even though I wasn't really pleased with my last order, it was quite a few months ago and I decided Meow was worth another shot. I got some Wild Child samples, and some samples of their Taboo blush. I felt ripped off by the shipping price... $4.35 for 10 samples? That's almost half the cost of my order. I just paid less than $3 in shipping for a Hi Fi order with 3 full size shadows, 14 samples, and a big gel blush. So this seemed unreasonable to me. I did get it in the mail pretty quickly, with a "feliner" sample, and a bronzer sample. My swatches are with bare skin on the left, Concrete Minerals primer on the right. I don't normally do swatches with primer, but since these are all pretty glittery, they really needed that base. All the bare skin swatches I went over 3-4 times, and they still weren't totally opaque. Pixie Epoxy is a must for these shadows. From left to right: BFF, bt dubs, TTYL, sexy time, TMI, geek cred I like all these colors, they're bright and pretty. I also got the Wild Child blush in Hang Up after seeing it on some blogs... I thought it looked pretty close to bt dubs, so I swatched them next to each other. bt dubs is on the left, hang up is on the right. Although this picture leans way more gold than peach, you can still see how similar the colors are. I can't tell them apart. Here are the blushes in totally crappy lighting, the sun kept going away as soon as I got ready to take the picture. >:[ These are actually very vibrant and shimmery irl. Left to right: Exposure, Dirty Talk, Racy I love the blushes, I think they're gorgeous. So this pretty much makes Meow a mixed bag for me. If they put out another collection I like, I'll order samples, but I'm not satisfied enough to become a regular customer like I am with other companies. What are your thoughts on Meow?