Meow Cosmetics is doing a spin on their limited edition eyeshadow collections by offering YOU the opportunity to make the colors you like the most permanent editions to the line with their Shades of Meow collections. The best selling eyeshadows are the ones that will become permanent. There are five Volumes in the collection, each available for sale for only 60 days and unfortunately I missed out on the first two Volumes. Today, I have Volume III to swatch and show you and these will be available for sale until August 8th!
Where to purchase: Meow Cosmetics
Price: Sample: $1.00 for 1/16 tsp, Full size: $8.25 for 1.6 grams
Do they test on animals? They do not test on animals.
Packaging: The sample comes in a baggie and the full size comes in a 5 gram jar with a sifter.
Swatches: As always, the eyeshadows were swatched dry over Milani Eyeshadow Primer. The pictures was taken in natural daylight with no flash.
My Thoughts on the Colors:
bdsm: "Sheer eggplant purple with pink undertone and pink sparkle" In the bag, the pink undertone really comes out but when worn, it's much more subtle. Although described as sheer, I think you can get a fair bit of opaqueness out of the color.
discipline: "Brilliant golden orange" My camera ate up a bit of its orangeness, I think it's very reminiscent of a bright carrot orange.
hot wax: "Softly pearlized french vanilla" I see a hint of green in this golden yellow shade; it's too pearly to be a highlight but would be great as an inner corner color.
lascivious: "Bright olive with acid green/gold undertone" I love the look of olive greens and this is no exception. The gold undertone and sparkle helps contrast the olive base.
master: "Deep midnight blue with silver metallic shine" On my computer, the product picture looks quite purple but it is more like a deep navy blue like in my swatch.
slave: "Cornflower blue with silver sheen" When I saw this color, I couldn't help but think of a Cinderella-blue. It's not light enough to be an icy blue, cornflower is an apt way to describe it.
strawberries: "Russet-pink with a little pink shimmer" This is a beautiful red-pink that almost veers into cranberry territory. It's not my cup of tea but is beautiful nonetheless.
swinger: "Bright teal with a blue undertone and purple shimmer" I think you can tell from the swatch that it's kind of a disappointing color. The color applied unevenly and was bland compared to the rest of the colors. I also found it difficult to bring out the shimmer. This is was a pass for me.
threesome: "Dark teal with silver sheen". This color is so difficult to capture but I tried my best, the website picture is a little closer but it's not as purple. It's not a dark teal but a dark royal purple/blue. The sheen peeks out behind the purple/blue base and it's gorgeous. I think an amazing must-have from this collection and I hope it's a top seller so it becomes permanent!
whipped cream: "Pure opaque white with a creamy finish and soft shimmer" Although described as a pure opaque white, there's a hint of gold to it that makes it the white-gold that I've been looking for in the inner corner.
What colors do I recommend? I think Whipped Cream and Threesome are gorgeous colors and two I'd recommend first and after that, Slave and Master.
Are you thinking of picking any up?