Meow Cosmetics Purrrfect Puss Mineral Foundation


35 reviews

82% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.8

Price: $$

Package Quality: 3.8

Price: $$


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on 8/4/2010 4:41:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Green

I have found my foundation! I am a little hard to match because I don't fall into the "normal" Cool/warm/neutral breakdown. If you're skin defies definition, Meow is the one for you! They have nearly a DOZEN color bases, and six or seven shades for each one. I am a "Frisky Chartreaux". The foundation has...four?...ingredients. Coverage is a bit sheer, but it builds nicely and blends well. The price is very reasonable (IMO) and you get quite a bit.

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

on 7/6/2010 11:37:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Oily, Dark, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I've never found a foundation that matched me perfectly until I came across Meow Cosmetics! I'm african-american and the color selection is either or and never in between. lol I ordered samples as well and found he PURRfect match! I'm sold for life.

2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

on 5/17/2010 12:38:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool

Hair: Red, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

Finally, I've found my foundation nirvana and I am one happy kitty! I've come close with other brands but Meow is the perfect color match and matte to boot. My skin is fair, cool and oily but I don't need tons of coverage, so the Purrr-fect Puss (light to medium coverage) really is perfect for me. Frisky (2-light) Himalayan is my color. I got several color samples from the Meow website and tested Frisky Himalayan (warm pink) and Frisky Chausie (cool pink, too gray on me) for several days, it didn't take long and I was sold on the Himalayan. The foundation jar is huge so it's really an incredible buy. I went back to the site today to purchase the matching concealer in the same shade (a very high coverage formula) for those occasional pesky red rosacea spots. The web site is very helpful with color descriptions, shades and three coverage levels in every shade. I'll be repurchasing this one for sure!

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

on 4/24/2010 11:54:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I just got started with my first batch of Meow Cosmetics purchases after ordering a few samples. Wore the foundation all day today (Frisky Chartreux) and was REALLY IMPRESSED. Really good coverage even though it was translucent. Brilliant oil absorption. I thought I was a BE fan but this holds much tighter and stays more matte, even through light sweating. My makeup has never looked better.

The packaging is good (I bought the munchkin, which should last me a good long time); it has a nice wide setting so you can not just fit your brush inside but you can move it around without spilling anything.

I also bought a blush in Delusions, which is ALSO REALLY IMPRESSIVE. Wore all day in a nice sheer matte finish, blended beautifully, and flattered my skin tone.

Hello Meow Cosmetics. I AM A FAN. Also, I should add that with every order they toss in a couple of free samples of eye shadow or blush... Isn't that nice of them?

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

on 3/27/2010 9:31:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Overall, I like this foundation. It's great for everyday for light coverage that's not drying. And it helps my skin from looking shiny when I put on sunscreen. When I'm really lazy, this is my sunscreen. But I don't think the coverage is very buildable. I always get light coverage no matter how much I buff or how much I use (but there's no caking even when I use more). Also, I need to touch up a bit since it melts off my tzone a little. Bullets below for why it's great and why it's not.

This foundation is great because
- it's not drying
- it's natural looking
- there's lots of shades
- it's pretty inexpensive (the 3oz jar is probably a 5 year supply)
- it doesn't settle into lines like lots of other make up
- no caking
- no breakouts

This foundation is not so great because
- coverage is fairly minimal
- despite the lots of shades, I never found a match

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

on 3/21/2010 5:44:00 AM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Kinky, Medium

Eyes: Blue

I love this stuff! I ordered heaps of different samples in different colours in this particular formulation, based on the reviews on here, and found my exact match with Inquisitive Persian - the palest shade of peach they carry. I must be paler than I thought to be the lightest shade even in Meow, which is famous for the amount of shades they carry :]
Unfortunately, on its own the foundation isn't enough coverage for me, and it just doesn't stay on all day. It looks really really natural despite how mattifying it is. I just look matte but glowy - it's fantastic! Over a TM or light layer of foundation it's perfect. I had so much fun putting different shades of the foundations on to correct any colour problems I had with the foundation base - for instance, over my MAC's studio moisture tint in light (which is too yellow and slightly too dark) I'd put Inquisitive Himalayan (too pink and too pale) and voila, perfect match and perfect skin!
It works fantastic on oily skin, and glides right over dry patches, too, though I imagine it doesn't help moisturise them. Packaging took about 3 - 4 weeks from America to Australia.

2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

on 10/13/2009 2:47:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

I always stray from Meow's Puurfect Puss foundation, but I ALWAYS come back - the mineral makeup lover in me is always trying to find something better, but I just can't! This is really good stuff! My skin is getting more mature at 37 years old and I am finding the glowy and dewy finishes are doing nothing for me but emphasizing everything I want to hide, until Meow's Puurfect Puss, a mix of Frisky Manx and Frisky Abyssinian, which is a beautiful matte natural-looking finish, which covers my redness, evens me out, hides pores and fine lines, instead of emphasizing like all the other mineral makeups I have tried, and I have tried at least 15! I hope they never go out of business, because I intend on wearing their foundation until old age because it makes me look so much younger! I really love their blushes, too, the only mineral blushes that last all day on me, my favorite is Hissy Fit. Hands down this is the easiest mineral foundation to apply and you can't mess it up. I do have to wear a heavier moisturizer with this, though, since I seem to be on the drier side, I use the Cetaphil lotion in the green tube. If you are on the fence on this one, go for it, you'll be glad you did!

6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

on 10/12/2009 2:50:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Acne-prone, Dark, Warm

Hair: Black, Kinky, Fine

Eyes: Brown

Purrfect Puss is a fantastic foundation! There are so many things I love about it, but my main raves are: 1) the price, and 2) the color selection.

I'm a dark-skinned African-American (NW45), and I've only found two foundations IN MY ENTIRE LIFE that matched my skin...I have a hard-to-match undertone. Meow's Independent Persian-6 is the exact color of my skin, and it's very rare to find a company that offers a peach undertone for dark skin. So for that, I'm forever indebted to them.

I'm also very impressed with the value of this makeup. Other mineral companies charge 3-4 times the price, so I feel like Meow is an honest vendor presenting great products for a fair price. That alone makes me want to be loyal to them.

My only complaint with Perfect Puss is that the color is very flat on my skin...I feel that dark-toned foundations need a bit of radiance in order to look natural. So I mix my PP with a bit of Meow's Del Sol glow powder, or else I mix it with Gentle Amber foundation from Valana Minerals--either one will add a hint of shimmer for a healthy look.

I tried samples of all 3 foundation formulas, and Purrfect Puss was the only one that gave me a true color match. So if you're trying Meow for the first time, be sure to order all 3 formulas in each shade that you're considering, because they all give different color payoffs.

11 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine

Eyes: Brown

This is a beautiful foundation. It is sheer and natural looking, but gives good coverage. In natural light, I don't look like I'm wearing any makeup, I just look like I've got great skin. In some lights you can see a faint shimmer, but it's never glittery. I also tried a sample of pampered puss, however I prefer this. The two are similar in coverage, though pampered puss is slightly heavier.

The colour chart might seem a little overwhelming at first, but this is the first foundation I've found that gives me a perfect match. I think that's part of why it looks so natural. I'm a Frisky Chausie (2- Light, cool pink) and I have a lot of blue and pink undertones, with the slightest ammount of yellow. I'm a prescriptives B/R and a shu uemura #584 in the fluid foundation, #364 in the powder. I have had lot of trouble finding foundations that match my undertone so Meow is fantastic for me. I also tried samples of Bengal, which is similar, but more beige. I've found the pictures and descriptions quite accurate, but like they say on the site, every monitor is different and if you're not sure you can just post on the forum.

However, while the undertone looks great the shade range could be better, even though there are a lot. The problem is they try to please everyone from albino white to those with dark african skin. The shade i ordered is too light come summer but the next one up looks like a bronzer on me. Due to the packaging, mixing is messy. I wish they offered a service where they mix it for you fro a few $$$ more. However, many are happy to put up with this because they have very sensitive or hard to match skin. As I already have a match from Shu, I use this only occasionally as for me it is not worth the hassle.

As for cost, the full size foundation is US$21.95 + US$15 postage. By Australian standards, that's not a bad price for a foundation. It also comes in a smaller size: munchkin ($12.95). (As of 27/9/09)

I purchased the munckin size, which is really quite large. The packaging is quite messy. They pack the product in so it spills easily. When they post it it is sealed and wont spill, but once you've opened it, forget about traveling with it cos it'll spill everywhere. I learned that the hard way.

Bottom line: good undertone match, OK shade match, nice texture, natural but buildable coverage, easy to apply and cheap but the packaging sucks.

7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

on 9/26/2009 7:21:00 PM

Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Oily, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

I started using mineral foundation nearly two years ago. My oily, acne-prone skin has not looked this good since I was about 10. I've been using Everyday Minerals, which I love and is still reasonably priced, despite EDM's problems. HOWEVER. I just finished a sample of Meow Cosmetics Purrfect Puss ("PP") and I'm enthralled. As good as EDM is, it sits on top of my skin and gets a little flaky looking by day's end. PP looks, on application, like it's not covering anything, but in a few minutes it sinks in and looks gorgeous and natural while providing the coverage I want. It appears to be more finely milled than EDM. And while it took over a year to figure out my best color in EDM, the first PP sample I tried was perfect (with acknowledgement to EDM for helping me narrow tone my yellow/pink/beige skin tone). It's a little more expensive, but a little goes a long way and it's so worth it. Samples are $1 plus shipping, colors are easier to figure out, and I'm going to try some of Meow's other products as soon as I use down my EDM.

10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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