75% would repurchase
on 4/21/2018 2:01:00 AM
More reviews by gigglypufff
I'll start with the bad, although it really isn't about the product itself. The website has an annoying layout: the search bar isn't helpful for finding products, so you'll have to endure multiple clicks to get to the product that you actually want. It's pretty much the exact same layout from 2007 when I first ordered from them. Processing time is very slow that I typically have to wait a little over a week to receive my products, sometimes even longer. Customer service is kinda iffy that once you place an order, you can't revise or cancel it. I've never had a real problem with my orders, though I can see why this would upset others. Otherwise, the customer service team has been kind and helpful when I had questions. I think that my shopping experience with Meow would be more positive if they found ways to make ordering more customer friendly.That said, I do love this foundation. I was getting fed up with the lack of suitable foundation shades in mainstream brands. I thought of giving Meow a try again after reading positive reviews on Reddit and remembering that they have 82 shades of foundation. I consider myself a warm yellow-olive with light medium skin and I found a perfect match with Naughty Manx. Other shades I match closely to are NARS All Day Luminous in Fiji and BareMinerals Bare Pro in Golden Ivory, although those are a tad too light for me right now. I am curious to see if Meow's foundation shades are similar across their formulas.I now consider this foundation to be my daily driver. I do find the coverage to be flexible yet very lightweight feeling. I have normal to combo skin, and I can get this foundation to last 8-10+ hours depending how I prep my skin and layer products. As with any other foundation, I do recommend moisturizing first to make the foundation application easier. I also use a primer spray for longevity and a setting spray to "melt" the foundation into a more skinlike finish. I'm not sure if this foundation can act on a sunscreen on its own, but I do use a mineral sunscreen from Clinique that plays well with this foundation.I find that this foundation applies well with various brushes. I've used a slightly dense stippling brush for lighter coverage, but I tend to opt for an angled flat top brush for medium coverage. Application is very easy. All you have to do is tap a small amount of product onto the lid, swirl your brush, tap the brush in areas where you need the most coverage, and maybe buff 2-3 times. It's super quick and has saved a lot of time in my morning routine.I have the munchkin size of this foundation, and I'm sure it'll last me quite a while with the small amount of product I need each time. I will probably end up buying the full size when I do run out!
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on 2/28/2018 8:32:00 AM
More reviews by janina2
Unfortunately I had a reaction to this foundation. I was not expecting this as it states that it is better than Bare Minerals which I normally use without problems. After using this I always had a red skin. I was hoping to get more foundation for less money but it was not worth it.
on 11/10/2017 1:15:00 PM
More reviews by moushka26
This blush is advertised as matte. It's not. It's a pale, white mauvey-pink with a hint of glow, very pretty, but not matte. Since I wanted a matte neutral pink blush, I was disappointed. However, there are a few situations where this blush would shine (no pun intended!). If you are looking for a first blush for your twelve or thirteen year old PPP daughter, you've definitely found it. First Kiss is the perfect first blush for a teen just starting to experiment with makeup. It gives a very soft pink flush and it's almost impossible, because of the softness of the colour, to get too much on. That said, it will only suit very pale to light complexions. I'm MAC nw20 and I think I'm at the deep end of the spectrum that could wear this blush. On medium to dark complexions, it will give you a pale, almost ghostly look. The second place it would work is for your grandmother, perhaps, who has never worn makeup but wants to break out a bit for a wedding or major anniversary. If she has very fair skin this would look lovely on her cheeks, with a bit of dusty rose lipstick, without looking too garish or scaring her into wiping it all off. First Kiss wears well, like all Meow products, and you get a huge amount for the price. A beautiful blush if you know what you're purchasing. Just be aware that it's not matte.
on 9/13/2017 10:25:00 PM
More reviews by meljane
after reading all the good reviews about this foundation i had to get it . only to my disappointment. its very dry and chalky so its hard to get to actually go on and stay on to the face . ive tried spraying the brush but the foundation just stays clumpy in the brush and wont come out . also tried having a very moisturized/ wet base but it just blended very patchy and looked awful and heavy . ive never had a mineral foundation so difficult to use . i have got many samples of other shades aswell and also some blushes, bronzers and eyeshadows and i noticed the pics on their site the colors/shades look very different to real life -they look at least a shade or 2 lighter in real life which made it hard to actually get a good match in the foundation. all the other brands of mineral foundations i have used are very soft and velvety/almost creamy and blend like a dream. the only good thing about this foundation this the color range...
on 8/11/2017 6:05:00 PM
More reviews by faireyfantom
I ordered samples of the Flawless and Purfect foundations in a range of yellow based colors. I am leaving virtually the same review for both formulas.First, I read the shipping information and knew it would take a couple of weeks. After waiting patiently for a shipping notification I went to the site to learn that the owner lost a family member. 21 days after placing my order, it finally shipped. A few points here:**I can sympathize first-hand with the loss of a parent. I don't understand how this sets an entire company back. Unless everyone who works there is related??**If you experience a delay, how about giving your customers a heads up? When my order did arrive, there was no apology or thanking me for my patience.**Based on reviews and blogs, it seems this has been a pattern with Meow since business began. With no improvement in turn around. I've made this compliant before: how can someone processing orders in their pajamas from home get better turnaround than an actual business with facilities and employees? Clearly customer service is not the focus.**I could even overlook this if products are fantastic. Unfortunately, I didn't receive anything I would order again let alone put up with the lack of professional hustle - I don't work like this and I absolutely don't condone or endorse anyone else who works this way.I read so many reviews describing how "creamy" these foundations are. I was confused that maybe I had forgotten what "creamy" meant so I referred to my dictionary. After verifying what it means to be creamy, I went back and tested again. While this line may be better than, say, BE, it didn't wow. There wasn't much difference in coverage between the Purfect and Flawless. While I could get a decent finish, I never did reach a level of coverage I would call full. While I didn't get any radiance from either formula I can't say they came off dull or chalky either. Again, meh. However, I found I had to use quite a bit of product. There was no scent, no irritation. No breakout.If you have a super hard skin tone to match and this is #1 on your deal breaker list, Meow cosmetics may benefit you. I have never seen so many shades represented and organized so nicely. One take away that made this process a win is I realized that for me a little yellow, a little beige, a little olive really just pull from different tones in my natural color. I found several doable color families. My one recommendation if you must try this line - order the next darker color than you believe you will need. I thought I was pushing the envelope at the Frisky level but should have tried at least one darker.Another take away from this experience was a factor that contributes to selecting darker shades than necessary. Most people pass this off as trying to fake a tan. Light shades don't cover as well as darker shades do. It is a problem I've experienced many times. Liquids tend to cover better but powder foundations, bb creams, tinted moisturizers typically do not offer the same level of cover across shade ranges.I ordered the lightest shade in my goto MUAC baked powder foundation and it is perfect. It offers amazing coverage. The finish is radiant. It covers with just a few passes. Pores disappear. And it stays put. It also comes in a compact which I prefer to the loose powder. This powder has a very creamy application. No smell. No glitter. No breakouts. So, at least I reaffirmed that I have my HG powder/daily foundation. I admit the finishing powder and blushes (one was actually very nice) were ok but nowhere near so great that I will visit this company again. I chunked my entire order in the trash.I have seen Meow reviews before and I was put off by the whole cat lady theme and the tacky cheetah/leopard cat print motif. Brrrrrrrrt. So tacky you can hang posters with it.
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