Thursday, December 16, 2010

Meow Ghosts of Christmas Past - 7 swatches

Seven swatches from Meow's Ghosts of Christmas past collection.



Meow's Color Descriptions
Vixen - sparkling pure white with red glitter, silver glitter and metallic gold sheen gold sheen
Cheers! -
platinum with bright flashes of red sparkle and metallic gold sheen
Fancy Feline -
ultra rich pure platinum with silver sparkle
Winter Coat -
complex and sophisticated soft lilac with pink sheen
Santa Baby -
metallic sparkly magenta
Fruitcake -
Gilded grape fused with pure metallic gold
Midnight Kiss -
a holiday explosion of color and glitz! A dark grey/black base sparkling with red gold, pink and silver glitter.

Hope you find the swatches helpful.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Meow Cosmetics Sugarplum Collection Swatches

I received my Meow Sugarplum Collection samples in the mail yesterday. 5 samples for $5, in a cute little gift bag. The full size collection includes a mineral lip gloss as well, $49.



Meow's Color Descriptions
Sugarplum Blush - mid-toned neutral plum / rose
Ballerina Blush - ultra soft neutral toned pink

They don't have descriptions listed for the shadows. My thoughts - keep in mind I suck at describing color, and if you heard the ridiculously loud banging going on at my house at the moment, ughhhggg, no wonder I can't think! (more on the banging later)

Fairy - it's more reddish/violet/berry than the other two shades, not quite metallic, sorta jewel toned, loads of multicolor shimmer. It looks cooler in my picture, but warmer on my skin. I think it's a "Still in Hollywood" shade that both warm and cool ladies will be able to wear.

Vision - more blue compared to the other two shades, multicolored shimmer. It's one of those shades that could work well for those who like blue or purple. I'd definitely try to use other shades to coax out the purple, since I'm not a blue lover.

Nutcracker - nice solid purple with multi shimmer. This would look great either applied delicately with a fiber optic brush or darker with taklon brush.

Sugarplum - I know it says "plum / rose" but I'm just not sure on this one. I don't know whether it's the shimmer or the base, but it's a bit warmer than I'd normally wear. The shimmer looks slightly darker pink, possibly red, also a hint of yellow & green in there. The again, I could be hallucinating after staring at it for so long..... I think this shade would look good on neutral ladies.

Ballerina - it's hard to see on my swatch, but that's what I like about it. I prefer a super soft sweep of color, and this is a very delicate pink with a little light pink shimmer. I have fewer and fewer days that I can actually wear blush (due to rosacea) and when I do, I want a light shade that doesn't scream "Hey, rosacea, front and center!" - I want a pale hint of color to dust on top of my cheekbones to reflect light. This shade might be hard to see as a regular blush on anyone with a regular skin tone (ie, not the angel of death shade mine is) but try it on the tops of your cheekbones instead.

Hope you find the swatches helpful.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Meow Glacial Grove 7 swatches

Seven swatches of Meow's Glacial Grove collection.



Meow's color descriptions:

Permafrost - pale peachy mauve with silver sparkle
Icebound - shimmering icy pale lilac
Wild - medium toned silver shimming plum
Brisk - demure pink with silver shimmer and silver undertone
Gloaming - glistening magenta with russet undertone and silver and gold sparkle
Howl - light milk chocolate beige with pink and silver shimmer and iridescent shine
Woodlands - deep cocoa with rose iridescent undertones and pink and silver shimmering sparkle

I think Icebound and Woodlands will be good shades for me to use in a neutral look. I like Gloaming too, one of those deep berry type shades that I tend to use often.

Hope the swatches are helpful. Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Meow Holiday WIshes 4 swatches

Meow Holiday Wishes swatches.


Huge thanks to Phyrra, technical extraordinaire, for helping me with yet another round of dumb questions. She's always ready to help me out even when she's got a gazillion things on her plate. Love you, sweetie pie!!!

Now I can go fix my older posts, label everything, and hopefully keep playing around to make the photos a wee bit bigger without having major screw ups again.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Meow Xmas Rant and 12 Pains Swatches (4 of each)

**Apologies for the constant screwing around w/ pics, trying to get this to work. I've deleted the pics with the text and used the originals. **

A few shades from Meow Cosmetics XMas Rant and 12 Pains collections.

Xmas Rant



12 Pains



Grab bag and Drunken Relatives are much more blue than I thought they'd be - very pretty colors though! I'll wear Grab bag with other purple shades to enhance the purple, but Drunken Relatives is a bit too blue for me.

Noise is a really pretty soft pink, which I love. Debt will get plenty of use as well.

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Fyrinnae Lip Lustre - 11 swatches

I received my Fyrinnae order on Friday. I ordered 11 lip lustres, a new Pixie Epoxy, full sizes of Immortality and Dinosaur Plushie, and received a free sample of Moon Child (another of my faves!). Yet again, I didn't get home early enough to do daytime swatches, and I know my weekend will be swamped.

Wrapped in adorable tissue paper! My last order arrived with the same paper, but I forgot to take a picture of it.  (note original photo of my order is lost, thankfully the swatches are still here!)

Indoors with flash, click to enlarge.


Sorry for the shadow in the last pic. Will try to redo this week.

I took pics with similar shades together - but between my indoor pics with the flash and my iffy picture taking, the pictures didn't clearly show differences in the shades. There are differences - you can see them in person when they're swatched side by side. I felt it would be an injustice to Fyrinnae - didn't want people to look at my pics and end up NOT ordering a shade because they thought shades were the same.

I am going to begin the hunt for a new camera. I usually buy a new one every 2 years or so. I don't buy expensive ones, and always pass my old ones to family members. A camera buff friend let me borrow one of his last year, but it was just too complicated for me. When I look at his pics, I'm amazed at how crisp and clear they are compared to mine. So it's time I learned how the hell to work a camera! It may take a while before I buy one, but it is in the works.

Meanwhile, hope these swatches help. Really though, you all need to buy all the lip lustres. They're all fantastic.