Meow Cosmetics’ Midnight Clear collection review with swatches

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  • Manufacturer: Meow Cosmetics
  • Availability: available from the company's webstore beginning November 2012 (seasonal availability)
  • Description: 10 eyeshadows
  • Cost/Amount: USD$8.00 for 1.6 grams; $1 for a sample baggie
  • Would you purchase again: yes
Meow Cosmetics’ Midnight Clear collection

Every year, Meow puts out a few new winter-holiday collections - and this was the first to be released. I like the color palette! Richer shades, but not drab or greyed.

As is the case with nearly every Meow collection, my decisions on which colors to buy fullsize changed a little once I swatched them. I’d originally decided against Stormy Night and Solemn Stillness, but decided that at some point I’ll get them in full size. Midnight Clear isn’t the exact shade of blue I thought it would be - it’s a bit closer to Aromaleigh’s Not So Silent Night, with more of a metallic texture than Not So Silent’s out-and-out sparkle-glam - but it’s still an attractive color. And Ancient Splendor isn’t what I thought it would be…but it’s gorgeous in different ways! I also like that there are ten colors in this collection, rather than 15 or 25. Meow now has a really large array of holiday colors to choose from that it’s nice to have new collections be smaller. I don’t feel quite so overwhelmed in making my choices! (And I’m betting that it puts a little less stress on them, as well, to formulate a collection that’s around a dozen shades instead of nearly twice that.)

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Meow Cosmetics’ Midnight Clear collection

Most of the colors in this collection have shimmery or outright metallic finishes. Most of the metallic shades are the softened-metallics, though, a bit like the Castaway collection shades. The palette reminds me slightly of the Shattered Equinox collection. There aren't exact duplicates, and the shimmer finish in most of the SE shades is a bit more textured than these colors.

This kit contained:

  • Ancient Splendor — blackened sage-taupe shimmer with copper highlights
  • Cloven Skies — metallic cabernet-brown shimmer
  • Glorious Song — silvered medium khaki shimmer
  • Golden Hours — metallic medium gold shimmer
  • Midnight Clear — metallic medium-deep blue shimmer
  • Peaceful Wings — pale metallic gold-cream shimmer
  • Solemn Stillness — medium-deep indigo shimmer
  • Time Foretold — medium gilded green with copper highlights
  • Song of Old — deep muted forest green shimmer
  • Stormy Night — pale cream-grey shimmer

Check back tomorrow for a giveaway of the whole sample-size Midnight Clear collection, during the Beauty Blog Advent Calendar 2012. (Registered members only!)

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