When Meow Cosmetics launched their Firefly Collection, I knew I just had to get my hands on them. Lucky me, a friend was taking orders for the Fourth of July sale. So I hoarded samples of foundation, eye colors, feliners, blushes and bronzers. As in I literally hoarded. Three weeks after, I received my package and was swept away. The little baggies that came brought so much joy in them. I never, ever had like thirty-one samples! And unto this day, most of them are still untouched, waiting to be tried and tested.
Finally, I had the time to see for myself what the â€œpussâ€ was all about. I swatched the blushes on my inner arm, and the bronzers on the back of my hand. Here they are:
In the dark:
(taken with no lights in the background, adjusted the color using Auto Correct)
Under yellow light:
Blushes, from left to right:
- Radiance, Cool dusty purple mauve-rose
- Spark, Peach-Pink
- Shimmer, Peach-Pink-Beige
- Shine, Sunkissed bronzey beige
- Glisten, Medium rosy pink
- Flicker, Sunkissed neutral pinkish brown
A closer look:
From L-R: Shine, Glisten, Flicker blushes
L-R: Radiance, Spark and Shimmer blushes (previous two pics edited with Auto Correct)
Now to the bronzers:
Bronzers, from left to right:
- Surfer Cat. Soft Peachy Tan, very neutral
- Tanned Tabby, Light Golden Tan
- Teenie Weenie Bikini, Natural tan with pink and peach undertones
With the Auto Correct Mode:
(My skin just got yellower, and green veins popping out! Lol)
Whoa! That was pretty much picture-heavy. Excuse me for the shots, I tried my best to capture them in the best lighting and background available here. I used my fone cam, flash turned on and in Macro + Night mode for the colors to show.
Back to the collection, everything is oh-so-gleaming and shiny. Fans of non-matte blushes and bronzers are sure to appreciate them! Aside from the wide selection of colors, what I love about them is that theyâ€™re highly pigmented and suitable for daytime and night-time wear. No need to apply it wet. You donâ€™t have to worry about looking like a disco ball, unless you happen to apply too much. In that case, application with a dual fiber brush is highly recommended.
If youâ€™d notice, some shades of the blushes can actually be used as bronzer. Whereas, the bronzers can also be used as blush. Talk about versatility!
I used Glisten (a medium rosy pink) today together with my personalized mix of Flawless Feline foundation in Naughty Korat, Naughty Abyssinian and Fierce Manx to add more yellow. Using my dual fiber brush, I swept the blush on the apples of my cheeks, concentrating below the cheekbones until before it reaches my ears. That way, I achieve a sort-of contouring effect.
A quick FOTD:
A â€œbefore and afterâ€ shot, the latter adjusted with the Auto Correct feature.
I have to agree that it gives a â€œcreamy, dewy feel on the skin, and provide a luminescent scintillating sheen of sun drenched color and shimmer.â€ It’s a plus that the staying power is longer than other blushes I’ve tried. Perhaps it’s because they only use the most sumptious of minerals to create these babies. And the finish is amazing! Now it doesnâ€™t take much to achieve the kind of glow that goes on naturally, from within.
by The Blush Vixen