Monday, 4 August 2008

Meow Cosmetics – IdealEyes…

After receiving my Meow Cosmetic samples in the mail last week, I couldn’t resist taking the mineral eyeshadow samples out to try over the weekend. So, yesterday afternoon, I plonked myself in front of the TV for my weekly dose of CSI, and proceeded to start war-paint myself…teeheehee!

I decided to try five of the IdealEyes first, seeing as I had over 10 colours to slowly try out. The powders were a little tricky to tip into the sifter jars, but I eventually got the hang of it. :)

The contents of one sample pack fit nicely into a 5g sifter jar with space to spare. These jars were USD0.55 each, which is one of the cheapest prices I’ve seen and durable too.

Meow Cosmetics IdealEyes are pearlized (or, as the site calls them, "purrr-lized"!) shadow colors with sophistication. They're available in a full range of color choices, with a rich, creamy consistency that clings to the brush for easy and smooth application. The range boasts beautiful colors that catch the light with the soft, glowing, velvety sheen of a pearl.

The Verdict:
As far as mineral eyeshadows go I’m not an expert, but I loved the pigment of these IdealEyes as just a dab is sufficient to produce a brilliant hue. The clincher came from my dear grandmother, who was hovering over my shoulder watching with interest as I dabbed the shadows on (probably wondering what on earth I was doing to myself!) and blurted out “You mean you only need SO little of the powder?” Point made.

There was a slight deviation from the hue on the website and the actual colour though, which caused a little concern. However, the shade of the powder is transposed exactly onto skin, so I suppose they can be forgiven (although only just!) for the minor differences. The colour range is absolutely phenomenal – there’s a shade for literally every colour family, and mixing them is effortless.

I’d advise people with oilier eyelids to apply a primer beforehand. As I also have mildly oily lids, I found that lack of a primer would result in creases before lunchtime. For now, the primer I’m using is the Primp & Preen Premiere Puss Primer Combo sample that came together with my order, which works great. (I’ll save that for a separate review later)

Would I get more of these? Oh yeahh…I’ve got another 8 sample packets to dive into, so this stash should last me quite a while…but a girl can never have too much colour in her life!

A sample of IdealEyes (1/8 tsp) is USD1.00, while the full size jar costs USD8.00.

Rating: 3.5 / 5
Value: $$$



At 9:51 pm, August 04, 2008 , Anonymous rinnah said...

Oh! I'm liking how Graceful Purrl looks! Between you and Tine, I've got this crazy urge to want to go order some mineral makeup now.

At 8:33 am, August 05, 2008 , Blogger Askmewhats said...

lovely colors!!! I love love love to give them a try! uggghhh upto now..I hate choosing! there's just too many MMU companies out there!

At 7:06 pm, August 06, 2008 , Anonymous Delilah said...

hahaha yea
i'm liking mineral eyeshadows more than the retail ones. I find it so much easier to apply for some reason. My favs right now are from Silk Naturals, Signature Minerals and Indulgent Cosmetics which I just got 3 days ago.

At 1:01 pm, August 13, 2008 , Blogger beetrice said...

rinnah: hehe...really now...I could pass some samples over to you to try first.. :)

askmewhats: sigh...yeah...and very damaging on the pocket!! :(

delilah: ooh I like Silk Naturals's Indulgent Cosmetics?


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