>Indie Spotlight Review : Meow Cosmetics


Who's that sexy cat? The one with the flawless skin, those sultry eyes… Oh Meow Goodness! It's me!
I want to, no I need to tell you about a fabulous new find of mine. I've been looking for a great foundation, since my Physicians Formula Organics has been very difficult to find up here. So, I asked around, and just before St Patty's Day, I received a few suggestions to try Meow Cosmetics.
Now, finding foundation for my skin is no easy feat. I call myself the fishbelly white princess. My skin is so pale, almost all foundations make me look yellow, pink, or blue. It's not cool. Not cool at all. Most of what I've bought years before now have been given to either my sisters, or my Mom. Very little works for me. Now, I'm Italian and a touch of Irish, and contrary to popular belief, not all Italians are olive complexioned. My ancestors hail from the northern mountains of Italy- so we're fair skinned, and some even have lighter hair. (In truth, I am a natural blonde… Hard to believe, but it's true!) Throw a little Irish in from my Dad's side of the family- and there we have it… I get the fishbelly white gene. My sisters? Pretty ivory skin. My Mom? Beautiful beige complexion. Me? I get the palest of the pale genes in my entire family line. Most of my cousins? Olive skinned. Yep, out of a flock of ivory sheep… I'm the cotton ball white one. Ok, not that pale, but I think you get the gist of what I'm trying to say by now.

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~ by Snarky Princess on April 3, 2011.

22 Responses to “>Indie Spotlight Review : Meow Cosmetics”

  1. >I've got some Meow shades but only 1 full-size, because of the higher pricing. And the jar is tiiiiny, and I can't use up even a sample jar from most places so I don't buy their f/s shadows ^_^;I also hate their wait time, the minimum order of $10 and the fact that as soon as you place the order you can't add anything on (like when I forgot one $1 item, I couldn't add it to the order I placed 30 seconds earlier, and would have had to do another $10 order just to get it).Some of their colors are very different from what the website would have me believe, and some look too close to each other … wow, it's beginning to sound like I have a vendetta against Meow. I don't though! I'm working my way slooooowly around to saying that I do think their product is good, but to me, only worth buying during 15-25% off + free shipping sales. Luckily they do those fairly often. Whenever I run out of my current mineral foundation I intend to get a big jar of Meow's – I mean, look how much you got, for only $22!!!

  2. >I've wanted to try this company, but don't they have a $10 minimum order? That kind of turns me off.

  3. >@Erin: I never noticed there's a $10 minimum… LOL… And they were running a 17% and free shipping for St Patty's day, so I'm pretty sure I grabbed everything for just over twenty bucks :)How long did you have to wait to get your products?

  4. >Have not tried them yet, been trying to find another foundation favorite for about a month now LOL; will have to check Meow out after Easter 😉

  5. >I ❤ Meow!I didn't realize their e/s came in 10g jars, and I've been purchasing from them for awhile now! Jeez, I should pay more attention! Apparently the only full-sized e/s I've bought have all been from their LE collections, and all of those are 5g jars. And holy moly the size of that foundation is amazing. I had read the size, but didn't fully visualize it in my head- that's crazy! I read "25-30 grams" and figured it was the same sized jar as, say, Aromaleigh mineral foundations, but, uh… I guess I was very wrong! XD

  6. >@Michelle: I know for me, I usually drop $10 or more on an order, so for me it's alright… I didn't see anywhere it said that was the minimum order though… Maybe I'm just blind…@rivercitylizzy: I'm in LURRRRVE! Seriously the best foundation I've found to date!@B: LOL! That's awesome! I need to see the LE collections soon!! I honestly didn't think the foundation jar would be that BIG, or have 1/4c of it in there! I was like SCORE!!!! So I felt it was absolutely necessary to show me holding the container, AND illustrating as best I could the size!!!

  7. >I think the minimum order requirement only shows up when you go to check out, if your order is less than $10.

  8. >@Michelle and Amanda yep, that's exactly what happens. Most of the time I go crazy during their sales and grab more than $10 worth anyway but like I said, that one time I wanted $1 more of stuff and was hit with the "minimum order $10" message I was pretty annoyed >.<Almost every order I have done with them has taken a week to process before it even ships, and most indie MMU brands are faster than that/ I'm impatient ^_^;But I do like their stuff 90% of the time!

  9. >I have heard such great things about Meow's foundation for us lighter fleshed ladies. Im hoping to be ordering a few sample shades to try them out. How brave of you to order a big one and get the perfect match! 😀 Gratz!

  10. >I think the minimum is actually something like 7$. I love Meow's foundation – I'm inquisitive mau mixed 2 to 1 with snow lynx

  11. >Oh, and if you watch their facebook page, they almost always have some sort of %off deal and/or free shipping offer going.

  12. >OMG!!! Your eyes look awesome!! Great stuff ❤

  13. >Nice makeup.

  14. >@Michelle: Ah… That would make sense! Durrr! Don't mind me!!@Erin: For the size of the foundation alone, I'd wait a month for it to get to me… Though, I'd be foaming at the mouth and chomping at the bit to get my products 😀 ha ha ha!!!@MissKittyKaBoom: Can you tell I'm impatient and impulsive sometimes?! I seriously am in LOVE with this foundation! And it's going to last a LONG time…@Zillah: It's like striking gold when us pale skinned wonders find foundation that actually MATCHES our complexions! Score! Snow Lynx is gorgeous… I was thinking about mixing mine perhaps later on. Meh… We'll see how tan I get this summer- which won't be much! And I LOVE the sales and promos I'm seeing from them!@Rakhshanda: Thank you!! This really is great product!!@Charlotte Sparkle: Thank you 🙂

  15. >Well I must say your eyes look amazing! I am on my third order from Meow. The first was a big haul of samples, a great many in foundation/concealer/corrector/finishing. I did order a few shadow samples, one is caterwaul and gorgeous deep wine shade, a few of the St. Patty's day samples and Bite! I think I received Claw! which is a grape purple with silver sheen, instead of Bite! is a rose gold with gold shimmer. I just mentioned it on my second order. No biggie.My second order, more foundation samples in darker shades! I have no idea why I had convinced myself I was a cool pink, but I am anything but…I ordered more neutral/yellow shades, a few sample shades and a full size of leprechaun. That should be here today.In a hurry to find the right foundation shade I ordered more samples but in a few different shades, Korat for instance. And a huge 10g container of caterwaul, that color will be with me forever, I love it so much. What I love the most is that it's a super deep wine shade that can be foiled without having a ton of black show through.Sorry this is so long. It's great that you knew exactly the right shade, I would encourage people to order more shades than what they "think" they are.. LOL.What shades are you wearing in you your banner picture?

  16. >@Anne: It's ok! Write all you want!! I love getting goodies in my mailbox… Makes it seem like Christmas all year long! LOLI read through all the foundation descriptions before I finally settled on Siamese, so while I did luck out and get the right color…. I would NOT advise that anyone go ahead and do what I did! I'm pretty familiar with what works on my skin, and the fact that I'm a very pale neutral undertone is why I blindly ordered…. Not everyone who may attempt the same could be so lucky!!! So definitely try samples first!! :DMy banner picture (will be changing!) on my eyes are Moi Minerals Cosmetics in Valentine, Sparkling Rose, Psycho and Galaxy. Highlighter is Shimmers and Pearls!

  17. >I received my new order from Meow, everything was as ordered, except that sample mix-up wasn't addressed either by receiving a replacement or some commentary on the issue. I just took an image of my invoice, with the sample along with the samples from their website and sent off an inquiry via email. I'm okay with one screwup but when you don't seem to read my comments? Let's see how I did with the new foundation samples!

  18. >@Anne: Eeesh- I missed that part… I hope it's addressed and you get the right sample and color! I'm interested to see how it pans out for you 🙂

  19. >I just placed an order for Sleek and Frisky samples in Persian, Siamese, Mau, Spyhnx, and Chartreux as well as some blushes and bronzers. I really hope I find the right shade of foundation the first time! I have a tendency to go for tan shades, but I'm fairer skinned than I think I am!

  20. >I'm also not too worried about the turnaround time, I am impatient, but I'm trying their foundation long before I run out of the one I have now! It's MAC's Mineralize Foundation in Light, which is $2 more expensive than Meow (with shipping) and 1/3rd the size!

  21. >I should be getting my second order from Meow very soon. I was so overwhelmed to suddenly have so many fair/pale options, it really got me wondering what color I actually am! It was sort of daunting when I was so used to just picking up the fairest option in any given brand. I'm still not quite sure what undertones I have or if I'm warm or cool, but I think Sphynx works best for me. Some of the samples I initially got were actually TOO fair (at Inquisitive) but just a tiny bit dark at Sleek so I decided to experiment with my next order by mixing some Sleek Sphynx with some Snow Lynx to bring it down just a notch. I hope it works 🙂

  22. >@LiberVix: That's great! I know I sure was knocked back when I saw the enormous amounts of foundations they have in stock- incredible! I can't even think of any other brand that offers that kind of selection for literally every shade of skin!

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