Meow Cosmetics’ Xmas Ghost Stories collection review with swatches

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  • Manufacturer: Meow Cosmetics
  • Availability: from the company's webstore every December, beginning in 2010 (seasonal availability)
  • Description: 3 face and body colors
  • Cost/Amount: USD$12 for 4 grams, $8.00 for 2 grams, $1 for a sample baggie
  • Would you purchase again: yes
Meow Cosmetics’ Xmas Ghost Stories collection

Three new glow powders in colors that are not necessarily “natural”, but could be quite interesting. There’s also always the option to use these as sheer eyelight colors, which I do quite often with the various body powders from this and that vendor - especially if they’re too dark or the wrong color to work well on my cheeks.

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Meow Cosmetics’ Xmas Ghost Stories collection

This collection contained:

  • Future — sheer cherry-red sheen
  • Past — sheer bronze-gold sheen
  • Present — sheer silver-white sheen with pink iridescence

Future was very sheer, but could be used as a blush all on its own when you wanted a hint of color, or wanted to more noticeably warm up a cooler shade. You'd have to put it on wet, and with a heavy hand, to get more pigmented coverage. It would look good added over a matte blush, or brushed over a lip color.

Past was the most pigmented and the most opaque of the three. Unlike Future, which will only really work on the lips or cheeks, Past would work as a brow highlighter. If you have paler skintones, you'd have to work with a very light touch, I think, to get this to work as a blush-sheen. It might look lovely with deeper-toned folks - I've always been fairly pale, so I'm guessing here.

Present...surprised me greatly! In the picture and in the sample bag, it looks a bit like a silver-white metallic powder (similar to Aromaleigh v1's Astonish eyeshadow.) When I applied it, I was reminded of Hope buxom: white/sheer, with pink iridescence. I'm going to get this in fullsize, and I would love to see them do a purple and a blue version of this next year. It won't necessarily provide much blush color on its own, but it will work well as a highlighter, or to add a gorgeous iridescent wash to any blush, eyeshadow look, or even lip color.

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