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Meow Cosmetics – X Collection – Swatches

30 Oct

Pic’s are clickable.

I already swatched and presented you the shades more individually in three posts: here, here & here.

From left to right are swatched:

“the descriptions noted here, are mine”
  • Wendigo – Like the official description says, this is a metallic duochrome teal with a darker base. I love the duochrome effect in it.
  • Jersey Devil – Jersey Devil is a juicy berry-pink with a lighter sheen. Although it’s pink, I think it’s a pretty shade.
  • Grim Reaper – Grim Reaper is drop-dead gorgeous! It’s my FAVOURITE of the collection. It’s a dark velvety charcoal with a maroon-ruby-red shift that’s way more visible IRL, than on the pictures. Wooow ❤
  • Wampus Cat – This Kitty surprised me! It’s a strong metallic bright shade that looks like molten gold with some green tones (*o*). Very pretty.
  • Sasquatch – This shade exactly represent Bigfoot! It’s a mix of dark bark brown and mossy green and some golden shine. Good work Meow Cosmetics 😉
  • Hidebehind – Hidebehind is ghostly translucent metallic iron grey with a blue undertone. Creepy! 🙂
  • Nessie – Nessie surprised me. I expected a shade with a shimmery base, but it has a low luster finish. I really like the velvety look of the teal-blue base with an amazing turquoise iridescence.

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  • Chupacabra – Chupacabrrrra 😀  is very similar to Snipe, but with a smoky tinge in it. Pretty 🙂
  • Mothman – Mothman has a taupe base – pretty boring, ah? Definetly not! This amazing piggie has an aqua-teal iridescence. Wooooow. It really surprised me! I didn’t expected such a strong duochrome effect :O A must have. Btw. you should watch The Mothman Prophecies movie (or at least the Trailer in the link).
  • Boogie Man – If you love duchrome shades and gold and teal, than Boogie Man is for you! It’s a dirty green-blue shade with a strong gold iridescence ❤ Don’t let the swatches fool you, wich show just the golden iridescence! IRL the blue-green base is also good visible in some angles of looking at the shade.
  • Snipe – Ok.. I normaly don’t like purples. On my warm, olive skin they look terrible. But Snipe… OMFG that’s the most amazing purple that I’ve ever seen! Really! For me this little baby deserves a special place in my stash! Why such an excitement about it? It’s B R I G H T. Really bright! It’s an electric medium purple with a RED iridescence <3, and it’s bright! 😀
  • Yeti – Yeti is a very light glacier blue with a green-blue sheen. Good for highlighting and brightening the eye when you use it on the tear duct.
  • Kraken – Kraken is a gorgeous medium navy blue shade with an amazing brighter blue sheen. I don’t know why, but I realy love this shade. It has such a pretty name, which tends to thinking me on stormy nights on sea where the Kraken lurks for ships that could be a potential source of meal 😀

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Meow Cosmetics – X Collection – Jersey Devil, Nessie, Chupacabra & Yeti

30 Oct

Pic’s are clickable.

13 unexplained shadows from Meow Cosmetics. They are good pigmented and fine milled. The whole collection is IMO so amazing, because it’s a mix of duochrome/iridescent, metallic and shimmer shades <3. I ordered all shades in sample form.

Here is a link to the swatches of the whole X Collection.

And a link to the more individually swatched shades:

Jersey Devil

  

Official description: Bright berry with red iridescence.

My description: Jersey Devil is a juicy berry-pink with a lighter sheen. Although it’s pink, I think it’s a pretty shade.

The Jersey Devil is a legendary creature or cryptid said to inhabit the Pine Barrens of Southern New Jersey. The creature is often described as a flying biped with hooves, but there are many variations.

Nessie

  

Official description: Mysterious aquatic teal with blue/green iridescence.

My description: Nessie surprised me. I expected a shade with a shimmery base, but it has a low luster finish. I really like the velvety look of the teal-blue base with an amazing turquoise iridescence.

The Loch Ness Monster or Nessie is a cryptid that is reputed to inhabit Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands. The most frequent speculation is that the creature represents a line of long-surviving plesiosaurs. It is similar to other supposed lake monsters in Scotland and elsewhere, though its description varies from one account to the next.

Chupacabra

  

Official description: Smoky duochrome purple with red iridescence.

My description: Chupacabrrrra 😀 is very similar to Snipe, but with a smoky tinge in it. Pretty 🙂

The chupacabras is a legendary cryptid rumored to inhabit parts of the Americas. It is associated more recently with sightings of an allegedly unknown animal in Puerto Rico (where these sightings were first reported), Mexico, and the United States, especially in the latter’s Latin American communities. The name comes from the animal’s reported habit of attacking and drinking the blood of livestock, especially goats.

Yeti

  

Official description: Frozen duochrome icy blue with green iridescence.

My description: Yeti is a very light glacier blue with a green-blue sheen. Good for highlighting and brightening the eye when you use it on the tear duct.

The Yeti or Abominable Snowman is an ape-like cryptid said to inhabit the Himalayan region of Nepal, India and Tibet.The names Yeti and Meh-Teh are commonly used by the people indigenous to the region, and are part of their history and mythology. Stories of the Yeti first emerged as a facet of Western popular culture in the 19th century. The Yeti may be considered a sort of parallel to the Bigfoot of North America.

The descritpions of the creatures are from here: Wikipedia.

Meow Cosmetics – X Collection – Mothman, Boogie Man, Snipe & Kraken

19 Oct

Pic’s are clickable.

13 unexplained shadows from Meow Cosmetics. They are good pigmented and fine milled. The whole collection is IMO so amazing, because it’s a mix of duochrome/iridescent, metallic and shimmer shades <3. I ordered all shades in sample form.

Here is a link to the swatches of the whole X Collection.

And a link to the more individually swatched shades:

Mothman

   

Official description: Metallic iridescent taupe with forest green undertones.

My description: Mothman has a taupe base – pretty boring, ah? Definetly not! This amazing piggie has an aqua-teal iridescence. Wooooow. It really surprised me! I didn’t expected such a strong duochrome effect :O A must have. Btw. you should watch The Mothman Prophecies movie (or at least the Trailer in the link).

Mothman refers to the legendary creature reportedly seen in the Point Pleasant area of West Virginia from November 15, 1966, to December 15, 1967. On Nov. 15, 1966,  Roger and Linda Scarberry saw a large white creature whose eyes “glowed red” when the car headlights picked it up. They described it as a “flying man with ten foot wings” following their car while they were driving. During the next few days, other people reported similar sightings, including two volunteer firemen who said it was a “large bird with red eyes”. There were no more reports after the Dec. 15, 1967 collapse of the Silver Bridge and the death of 46 people, giving rise to legends that the sightings and the bridge collapse were connected.
 

Boogie Man

  

Official description: Brilliant metallic complex green with blue and gold fire.

My description: If you love duchrome shades and gold and teal, than Boogie Man is for you! It’s a dirty green-blue shade with a strong gold iridescence ❤ Don’t let the swatches fool you, wich show just the golden iridescence! IRL the blue-green base is also good visible in some angles of looking at the shade.

A bogeyman (also spelled bogieman, boogeyman or boogieman) is an amorphous imaginary being used by adults to frighten children into behaving. The monster has no specific appearance, and conceptions about it can vary drastically from household to household within the same community; in many cases, he has no set appearance in the mind of an adult or child, but is simply a non-specific embodiment of terror. Parents may tell their children that if they misbehave, the bogeyman will get them.

Swatches on sun & in the shade:

 

Snipe

  

Official description: Duochrome plum with red iridescence.

My description: Ok.. I normaly don’t like purples. On my warm, olive skin they look terrible. But Snipe… OMFG that’s the most amazing purple that I’ve ever seen! Really! For me this little baby deserves a special place in my stash! Why such an excitement about it? It’s B R I G H T. Really bright! It’s an electric medium purple with a RED iridescence <3, and it’s bright! 😀

The Snipe comes from the folklore of the North American lumberjacks in the 19th and 20th centuries. This peculiar bird was seen by many huntsmen, engineers, cruisers and hard-rock apprentices and many of them tried to capture the Snipe but non succeeded. The Snipe is described as a blue, green and pink bird with specks of gold. 
 

Kraken

  

Official description: Creepy navy blue gleaming with blue iridescent sheen.

My description: Kraken is a gorgeous medium navy blue shade with an amazing brighter blue sheen. I don’t know why, but I realy love this shade. It has such a pretty name, which tends to thinking me on stormy nights on sea where the Kraken lurks for ships that could be a potential meal 😀

Probably no legendary sea monster was as horrifying as the Kraken. According to stories this huge, many armed, creature could reach as high as the top of a sailing ship’s main mast. A kraken would attack a ship by wrapping their arms around the hull and capsizing it. The crew would drown or be eaten by the monster. What’s amazing about the kraken stories is that, of all the sea monster tales we have, we have the best evidence that this creature was based on something real.
 

Source of the Snipe creature description: Mythical Creatures List – Snipe.

Source of the Kraken creature description: The Museum of UnNatural Mystery.

Source of the other two descriptions: Wikipedia.

Meow Cosmetics – X Colletion – Wendigo, Grim Reaper, Wampus Cat, Sasquatch and Hidebehind Swatches

18 Oct
Pic’s are clickable.

13 unexplained shadows from Meow Cosmetics. They are good pigmented and fine milled. The whole collection is IMO so amazing, because it’s a mix of duochrome/iridescent, metallic and shimmer shades <3. I ordered all shades in sample form.

Here is a link to the swatches of the whole X Collection.

And a link to the more individually swatched shades:

Wendigo

Official description: Deep metallic duochrome teal.

My description: Like the official description says, this is a metallic duochrome teal with a darker base. I love the duochrome effect in it.

Wendigo is a mythical creature appearing in the mythology of the Algonquian people. It is a malevolent cannibalistic spirit into which humans could transform, or which could possess humans.

Grim Reaper

Official description: Dark silky charcoal with maroons iridescence and red fire.

My description: Grim Reaper is drop-dead gorgeous! It’s my FAVOURITE of the collection. It’s a dark velvety charcoal with a maroon-ruby-red shift that’s way more visible IRL, than on the pictures. Wooow ❤

In English, Death is often given the name Grim Reaper and, from the 15th century onwards, came to be shown as a skeletal figure carrying a large scythe and clothed in a black cloak with a hood.

Wampus Cat

Official description: Gleaming duochrome metallic olive.

My description: This Kitty surprised me! It’s a strong metallic bright shade that looks like molten gold with some green tones (*o*). Very pretty.

The Wampus cat is a creature in American folklore, variously described as some kind of fearsome variation on a cougar. The wampus cat is often compared to the Ewah of Cherokee mythology, a half-woman, half-cat, who supposedly still haunts the forests of eastern Tennessee.
 

Swatches in shade:

Sasquatch

Official description: Dark metallic forest green with golden iridescence.

My description: This shade exactly represent Bigfoot! It’s a mix of dark bark brown and mossy green and some golden shine. Good work Meow Cosmetics 😉

Bigfoot, also known as sasquatch, is an ape-like cryptid that purportedly inhabits forests, mainly in the Pacific Northwest region of North America. Bigfoot is usually described as a large, hairy, bipedal humanoid. The term “sasquatch” is an anglicized derivative of the word “sésquac” which means “wild man” in a Salish Native American language.

Hidebehind

Official description: Platinum gray with blue metallic fire.

My description: Hidebehind is ghostly translucent metallic iron grey with a blue undertone. Creepy! 🙂

A hidebehind is a nocturnal fearsome critter from American folklore that preys upon humans that wander the woods,and was credited for the disappearances of early colonial loggers when they failed to return to camp. As its name suggests, the hidebehind is noted for its ability to conceal itself. The hidebehind uses this ability to stalk human prey without being observed and to attack without warning. Early accounts describe hidebehinds as large, powerful animals, despite the fact that no one was able to see them.
 

You can find this shades here: Meow Cosmetics – X.

The descritpions of the creatures are from here: Wikipedia.