I love mineral foundation. I absolutely love it. With mineral foundation, I’m able to find a perfect match to my skintone. This is fantastic. There has been a lot of mineral foundations that I’ve loved, and they’ve been discontinued. So I decided to write about a favored foundation of mine that has not been discontinued, Meow’s Pampered Puss foundation. This foundation has become Holy Grail material for me.
There are two shades that I can wear. The first shade is Inquisitive Siamese. Inquisitive is level 0, lightest – almost white. Siamese is described as a neutral for those with creamy undertones, no dominant peach or pink, but you may see a bit of yellow, peach, pink and beige.
This shade is really perfect for my mix of undertones. I have a bit of peach, a bit of cream, a bit of beige, a touch of yellow and a pink overtone, which I normally prefer neutralized.
Here I am wearing Inquisitive Siamese.
The second shade, which is also pretty good, is Inquisitive Sphynx. Sphynx is described as beige, pink and peach undertones. This, instead of neutralizing the pink overtones I have, somehow manages to work with them and brighten my complexion without turning my entire face pink.
Here I am wearing Inquisitive Sphynx
I also use Snow Lynx, which is a white, no undertones, to lighten foundation if necessary. This past winter I found it necessary. It also works well to lighten any foundation.
The ingredients for Pampered Puss are: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxides and Iron Oxides. The Zinc Oxide is great for sensitive skin as it is soothing. It doesn’t make my skin itch at all, which is nice. With some mineral foundations I’ve tried, if I’ve sweated, my skin would burn next to my nose. This is a nice light to medium coverage foundation, which makes it perfect for everday wear. I would almost describe the formula as creamy, because of how well it applies for me. I love it.
Pricing & Sizing:
$1.00 for 1/4 tsp bag sample
$12.95 for a 25g jar (6 to 8 grams net weight)
$23.95 for an 85g jar (22 to 30 garms net weight)
You can see just how much larger the large jar of foundation is compared to the munchkin.
The pricing on the large jars of foundation is pretty amazing to me. However, you should not order a large jar unless you’re absolutely certain of your color. When I first ordered, I ordered a munchkin jar, as I was so certain I was Inquisitive Chausie. That was before I went to the Meow Forums and met Jen, who became a wonderful friend of mine. She helped color match me to Siamese, as well as Sphynx. I ended up giving away that first jar of Inquisitive Chausie to a friend of mine who definitely had pink undertones, unlike me! The jars do last a fairly long time.
On that note, I know a lot of people complain about the Meow forums. I’m not particularly fond of Delphi forums or their format, but the people there are really nice. If you need help figuring out what color(s) you can wear, you definitely want to visit the forums rather than guess blindly.
With the way the foundation feels on my skin and seems to meld pretty well with my undertones, I think it looks really nice on me. The price is amazing for the amount you get, and I think it’s a very high quality foundation. This is what makes it a Holy Grail foundation to me.
How about you? What’s your holy grail foundation?
Tags: Holy Grail, Meow Cosmetics
Ahh! I’m trying meow foundation soon! Aromaleigh is not going to make glissade anymore and 1W did match me pretty well! Poor Kristen, she’s going through some hard times….
I confess I ended up guessing my color ’cause I didn’t understand the forums well x.x’ –
I didn’t know where to join x.x’
I finally realized it, though, and I’m going to try asking for my foundation match…
I ordered some samples this month… I’m note sure if I’m 0 or 1 toned, so I got both…
I also got some blushes, ’cause they looked nice!
Do you like their blushes?
I know! I’m so sad because I loved the Glissade formula. In Glissade I wore 1CL + some Alabaster.
In Meow I wear 0 level. If you’re a 1 you’ll pobably wear 1 in Meow, but if you’re a light 1 you’ll probably want 0 or to mix 1 & 0.
I do have some of their blushes, they’re really nice! I have Snarky, Canna, Heliconia, Illuminate, Feline Be Mine.
I also ordered some samples of Meow Cosmetics foundation. I am very fair and ordered samples of different colors. I am anxious to try them out.
I also order several samples of the eye shadows. I was really drawn to their Egyptian collection.
Thanks for the great review!
I hope you are able to find your match Normally you can ask on the forums to help you tweak your foundation.
I’m glad you tried the egyptian collection, it’s so gorgeous and metallic.
I grabbed oodles of samples to try to find my match and I still fail lol. I just have too many differences in my colouring
You really need to contact Jen on the Meow forums.
She pinpointed my mix of undertones and what would work to either conceal it or work with it.
I couldn’t do it on my own.
I ordered some Meow foundation samples a while back, and tried them but I feel I didn’t give them a real try because I already had my HG foundation in AL Voile. But since that is being discontinued, I’m going to give Meow another try and attempt to pin down my right shade. Hopefully I find the me shade before I run out of Voile.
I hope you can find it
I keep meaning to try and match myself to Meow foundation. I’ve heard nothing but good about it!
I really love the Pampered Puss formula.
This is a great review! I have tried several MMU companies and love different things about each, but I keep coming back to my Meow Pampered Puss foundation. IMO it is the best! I love that it allows my skin to show through while evening out the color. My skin is rather oily and this foundation, along with a great primer (I like Meow’s Permier Puss for oily skin as well as Fyrinnae’s Velvet Gel Silica primer) helps control the shine. The trickiest part about Meow’s foundations was choosing the right color and Jen’s help on the forum was super helpful in pointing me to the right “breed.” The value for the full-sized jar is unbelievable and I’m sure my 2 jars (I mix level 1 and level 2 Sphynx) will last me several years. Thank you, Phyrra for spreading the word about great MMU companies and products – I discovered Aromaleigh, Fyrinnae, and Haus of Gloi (not MMU, but totally amazing body products and scents) with your help.
You’re quite welcome! And yes, I love using Meow over primer when I need the primer. Fyrinnae’s is great.
I’ve checked out their site before and was, honestly, a little overwhelmed by all of the choices! They’re great to have but I became a bit boggled by it all I already use a foundation by The All Natural Face, which I really do love because it’s an perfect match, but since I don’t even wear full foundation that often, I didn’t put that much brain power into Meow. I might have to check them out again, if only because I’m just a bit darker now because of it being summer, and I always can use an excuse to try some new makeup.
They have a BE conversion chart that might help, and they have a MAC conversion chart on the forums. So if the All Natural Face is translated to either of those, it might help.
Ah, I just made my second foundation sample order. I don’t like posting pictures of myself on the internet so I had to pick shades “blind.”
I’m about 90% sure I found a match though Lucky thing too, since I only threw it into my cart as a “well I don’t think this will be a match, but just in case it is,” color a minute before I confirmed my order.
Fierce Chartreux, here! *waves*
I didn’t even know I was so dark. Maybe I should buy some Snow Lynx for winter as well. Hm.
Snow Lynx is perfect for mixing or lightening.
I’ve been using Frisky Chausie during the winter time and Naughty Chausie during summer. I really love those two shades and they’re definitely my favorites!
Unfortunately, I ran out of Frisky Chausie and didn’t order a new one because the shipping is way too high for me to order only one munchkin but I’ll see to order it for next winter because I can’t be without it
And I agree with you that these foundations are excellent!
Yeah I’ve heard international shipping can be high. It’s always good to wait for a sale.
Ah, my favorite is the Meow Flawless Feline, that’s definitely my HG foundation. I tried Pampered Puss, but I just didn’t like the coverage level on myself, and though I’ve heard some say that they feel that Flawless Feline is a bit “heavy” on the skin, I personally don’t feel that way at all.
I wear Frisky Siamese, which is a great match for me. I actually figured out my match myself, by ordering samples of two different formulas, and about three different “breeds”, all in Frisky. Siamese was pretty much a perfect match for me, though I’m trying to make sure I don’t get much sun this summer, or I’ll probably end up needed a munchkin jar of a foundation in Naughty.
I love the Flawless Feline too. I recently “stepped up” to Frisky and love it. Sleek was looking too pale and masky. FF is great for every day. I use Pampered occasionally, when my skin is behaving and not looking like a teenager’s skin.
Yay glad you found your match! I need to try the flawless.
Meow’s my HG foundation, as well. I could never, ever, ever, figure out whether I was warm, cool neutral, whatever in drugstore or dept store brands. I was a warm in MAC, but a cool or neutral in Lancome, argh! I finally posted a pic on Meow’s forums – I agree, I hate the layout of those forums, bleh – and Jen was quite helpful. I grabbed samples in two darknesses and three breeds, turns out I’m Naughty Chartreux in summer and a mix of Frisky and Naughty Chartreux in winter. I like the lighter coverage of Pampered Puss for summer, but I also liked how comfortable Flawless Feline was on me, so I might get that for winter. I FINALLY have a foundation that really matches me. <3!
Yeah at MAC, depending who helped me, they’d match me to NC15 or NW15, and then say, well, it’s just slightly too dark for you, but it will work.
So is AL discontinuing all their foundations? Is Kristen going to have a new formula or is she simply going out of business?
I’ve never been able to apply mineral foundations sheer enough. I generally use a liquid or a cream.
She’s discontinuing all foundations and is NOT going out of business.
Aromaleigh is discontinuing their foundations.
I don’t believe Aromaleigh is going out of business.
Meow’s Pampered Puss is my HG foundation too! I love how smoothly it applies (like a dream really!), never dries my skin and the coverage is just right.
Another HG for me is Meow’s C3 yellow undereye corrector. It’s the smoothest, silkiest corrector I’ve tried and it never dries my skin either.
Yeah it does apply smooth
I have the undereye concealer in siamese.
I’m another gal that’s going to miss AL’s foundation. *cries*
I tried Meow awhile back in Flawless Feline, but the finish was just not working for me. Too heavy.
Would you say Pampered Puss or Purrefect Puss would be a closer match to AL’s finish?
I preferred Aromaleigh’s Glissade finish and I felt like Meow’s Pampered Puss, while not exact, was similar.
I really want to try Meow foundation, plus her blush and a lot more of the eyeshadows, but the international shipping is a KILLER.
Atm I’m using Joppa Minerals, which I’m quite liking. I have some Sassy Minerals blush and foudation samples on the way, since I’ve been loving their eyeshadow, and their samples and shipping are SO cheap.
Next time Meow has a free/discounted shipping offer I’ll definitely place an order.
Yeah I wonder why their shipping is what it is.
One of these days I’ll get my match with them! I never posted my image in the forums lol
it was the only way I could find a match.
I was totallly in the wrong direction
It makes your skin look so nice. I don’t have a Holy Grail foundation..I’m sooo picky with my foundation. It’s ridiculous, lol.
Heh, thank you!
I really like how this looks on me.
Sigh. AL Voile WAS my holy grail…well, is, since I’m now hoarding four jars of 2N and 2C! I’ve ordered some samples from Meow, but they haven’t arrived
I hope you’re able to find a match!
These really make your skin look great! I’m so glad I tried Meow and matched myself since Stardust and AL have discontinued their foundations (which is what I was wearing 99% of the time). Pretty sure I found Meow through you – so thanks!!
Pampered Puss is my holy grail foundation, too. I go elsewhere for eyeshadow, but Meow is my absolute favorite for face products… foundation, concealer, blush, glow… <3
Yeah they’ve got lovely face products! I’ve really liked their newer eye shadows, too.
Once I run out of my Aromaleigh foundations, I will try this brand!
Thanks for the review! I’ve stocked up on AL’s Glissade now that they are being discontinued. I’ve been itching to order some foundation samples from Meow but the international shipping seemed a little high even though my order was all samples.
Thanks for the info about the colours, too, as all of the choices on Meow confused me. I’m normally a 1CL in Glissade but I think I had about eight different foundation samples in my Meow cart!
Watch for Meow to have sales around most holidays! I’d guess that there will be a 4th of July sale. Sometimes they have free shipping.
Ok, in Aromaleigh I wore 1CL + Alabaster.
In Meow, Inquisitive Siamese or Inquisitive Sphynx.
I’d say trying Inquisitive Level or Sleek Level in Siamese or Sphynx might get you the right color.
I ordered some samples of the flawless feline formula, I’m not sure if it’s going to be too cakey and/or matte. I can’t wait to color match myself, then I have to decide which formula is the best for me. I can’t decide between the flawless feline and pampered puss. I want coverage but I still want it to look natural. BTW, you’re gorgeous!
If it’s too matte for your taste, you can always mix in a glow powder. And thank you!
I’m late to the comment party!
My skin has been freaking out lately and I have no idea why. I haven’t changed any of my eating or hygiene habits at all, so there’s nothing I can pinpoint as the cause… When I was a young teenager with terrible skin, it cleared up extremely fast once I started using mineral instead of liquid foundation. I’m currently using tinted moisturizer (I used it for weeks and weeks before my skin started getting icky, so I don’t think it’s the culprit), but my tube’s almost empty, so I’m hoping maybe going back to mineral foundation will help somehow? So I just ordered a bunch of samples from Meow. Looking forward to trying them out, everybody seems to love them! ^_^
I hope they work well for you Caitlin! I truly love them
I was just wondering how long a jar of meow usually lasts? They do seem to have really decent size ones, everytime Ive bought mineral foundation it just runs out really fast.
I always buy the biggest jars and they last me several months. I feel like they’re the best buy for my money.
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I’ve just placed an order here (finally hehe) I ordered 15 samples and Purrrfect Puss: 1-Sleek Angora Munchkin! I’ve read the color description and looks exactly for my skin! I can’t wait for the order. I selected express int. which is damn expensive but 4 orders got lost in the last year from the US, so I don’t want to risk.
I’ll let you know my thoughts on this when it arrives!!
Yay I’m so glad you ordered! What colors did you order?
I copy and paste the list of the order hehe
I’ve ordered samples this time cause I love many colors and I want to try them first.
ModernEyes: Cat Call
ModernEyes: Fur Coat
IdealEyes: You Had Me at Meow Purrl
IdealEyes: Cat got your tongue? Purrl
ScandalEyes: Anna S.
ScandalEyes: Traci L
ScandalEyes: Monica L.
Feliner: Cat O’Nine Tails
Feliner: Cool Cat
I’m very impressed with this foundation! Meow has great quality products!! The eye shadows are also very good:)
Yay! I’m so glad you like Meow!