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Meow Neptune’s Grotto Swatches

Today I’ve got swatches from Meow’s Neptune’s Grotto for you. Don’t forget, Meow’s Founder’s Day Sale, aka their Birthday Sale, is going on right now. You can get 25% off sitewide with the code: WildRide

I have all the colors but Abzu swatched for you.


Row 1 – malawi – acheron – tanganyika – saltwater
Row 2 – blue – chasm – grotto – seaspray
Row 3 – black crystal abyss – phlegethon – dead sea
Row 4 – styx – cocytus – rio negro – lethe

Row 1 – malawi – acheron – tanganyika – saltwater
Row 2 – blue – chasm – grotto – seaspray
Row 3 – black crystal abyss – phlegethon – dead sea
Row 4 – styx – cocytus – rio negro – lethe

Row 1 – malawi – acheron – tanganyika – saltwater
Row 2 – blue – chasm – grotto – seaspray
Row 3 – black crystal abyss – phlegethon – dead sea
Row 4 – styx – cocytus – rio negro – lethe

Shade Descriptions:

Malawi – medium azure with green and gold iridescence and subtle shimmer
Acheron – deep cornflower shining with teal duochrome
Tanganyika – creamy bright blue with silver and aqua sheen
Saltwater – duochrome seaweed green with blue undertones and as pearly turquoise sheen
Blue – shimmery sapphire blue with teal iridescence
Chasm – bright ice with gleaming green iridescence and duochrome sheen
Grotto – creamy soft turquoise with a pearly silver sheen
Seaspray – bright light sky blue with golden aqua iridescence
Black Crystal Abyss – deepest indigo with bright purple iridescence and sparkle
Phelgethon – brilliant indigo with a bright cerulean shimmer
Dead Sea – intense aquatic blue/sea green duochrome
Abzu (not pictured) – intense opalescent teal/turquoise
Styx – satiny charcoal
Lethe – semi-sheer satin grey
Rio Negro – sihmmery medium hued pewter
Cocytus – grey dripping with green iridescence

My favorites are:
Malawi, Acheron, Chasm, Black Crystal Abyss, Lethe and Rio Negro.

I really love the aquas, teals, and greys, as well as the theme for this collection. I can’t recall another company doing a release like this. I know a lot of people shy away from blues, but there are so many hues offered in this collection, there is sure to be a shade to suit everyone. Plus the greys are great to mix in with the other shades.

What do you think of Neptune’s Grotto?

Samples sent for consideration. All opinions are my own.

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    • http://wintrybeauty.blogspot.com Thia Winter

      I’ve been eyeing it since it came up on the site! I want the whole set LOL….teals are some of my faves!

      • Phyrra

        Me too :)

    • Seii

      Oh god.. these are amazing..i’m loving the smokey greys.

    • http://www.etsy.com/shop/sthenno Nati

      It is funny that you did not swatch Abzu; that is the one full-size I ordered compulsively. hehe. I got samples of Black Crystal Abyss and Phlegethon as well, I cannot wait to get them. If I already did not own 12 different types of aqua, I would have tried more. I am just sad I didn’t get any greys! :(

      • Phyrra

        I didn’t receive a sample of Abzu yet to swatch, though if I do, I will swatch it :)

    • Becky

      If there was ever an eyeshadow collection with my name on, it would be this one. I need them all! So many lovely blues and greens!

      • Phyrra

        It’s really gorgeous!

    • http://www.beautyraid.com Zelda

      I love Blues SO MUCH, so this is the perfect collection for me ;) I have two samples from the collection, Grotto and Dead Sea and I love them! I really love Saltwater and Seaspray. DARN IT I JUST ORDERED FROM THEM. Will have to wait for 2 weeks for next paycheck ;)

      • Phyrra

        I hope they’re still having a sale! Good stuff!

    • http://cinseven13.blogspot.com/ cinseven13

      These shades are all really pretty, I thought of you as soon as I saw them!

      • Phyrra

        I really adore a lot of them!

    • http://yelayadreamsofbeauty.blogspot.com/ yelaya

      there are indeed all the colors of sea, perfect for summer! Nice swatches!

      • Phyrra

        Thanks Yelaya!

    • http://www.nightlynails.com/ Nicole

      I have been waiting to see your swatches of these, as I knew you’d have them soon! I’m swooning over here. These types of blues, greens, and greys are RIGHT up my alley and I was right, I really do want the whole collection. They’re gorgeous!

      • Phyrra

        Thanks Nicole! I’m glad you like them :)

    • http://beautyaddict.net/ Vesna

      Wow, lovely colors! I can’t believe that Meow is celebrating only their 5th birthday! I was sure they existed longer than that! :)

      • Phyrra

        I’m excited it’s their 5th as well :)

    • http://judixo.blogspot.com Judi

      These are super pretty! I love the theme also! I’m happy to see you post this as well, I thought you were moving away from indies for a while there. I love blues so much and I always want to buy them but they rarely get worn because I somehow think I don’t look good in them. Then I do wear them and they’re lovely!

      • Phyrra

        Hi Judi! I’m not moving away from indie. I do have a lot of indie to review, but in the past 6-8 weeks my time has been severely limited :( so it’s been easier to review/test smaller sets.

        Definitely give blues a try, even if it’s just as an accent shade. They’re so perfect for summer.

        • http://judixo.blogspot.com Judi

          I’ll definitely try!! I did wear my neglected Sugarpill Afterparty this week and got a ton of compliments!

          I know you’ll get back into the swing of things; I understand how work/commute can eat up your time! <3

          • Phyrra

            Yeah, losing 10 hours a week is hard :/

    • http://www.karmicdreaming.net Amanda

      I bought the whole set when the birthday code came out. I didn’t really like the carnival collection but this one is perfect for me. I only wish Meow didn’t cost so much. There are other indie brands with formulas just as nice and they’re lots more afforable. I find myself not ordering from Meow much anymore because of the cost, which is a shame because their colors really are lovely.

      • Phyrra

        I always time my orders with Meow with their sales, which is what I used to do with Aromaleigh, too.

    • http://mysocksarebetterthanyoursocks.wordpress.com/ francesdanger

      Black Crystal Abyss is lovely.

      • Phyrra

        I think so too :)

    • Keira

      I Love it! Blues are one of my fav colors to play in and wear. I know everyone says that purples look best on brow eyes, but I think blues should be a close second. I can’t wait to order these…and seeing as my birthday is tomorrow I won’t feel guilty about feeding my addiction to color. Thanks for the swatches!<3

      • Phyrra

        You’re welcome Keira!

    • http://silhouettescreams.blogspot.com SilhouetteScreams

      OMG so many pretty blues! Black Crystal Abyss and Phlegethon catch my eye in particular.

      • Phyrra

        I totally want to see you rock Black Crystal Abyss!

    • http://iamnymphette.com Nymphette

      *sighs* blues…. LOL. LOVE

      • Phyrra

        I know I know! See one you just have to have?

    • http://fiercenerditude.blogspot.com/ Vijaya

      So many blues! Wow!

      • Phyrra

        I know! It’s impressive :)

    • http://beautifulwithbrains.com gio

      They are all so pretty! Love blues. Thanks for the swatches.

      • Phyrra

        You’re welcome Gio :)

    • http://www.lipsticksandlightsabers.com Anastasia

      hhynnngghaaaaaa pretty blue @.@

      • Phyrra

        They’d look amazing on you <3

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    • http://www.threefolddesigns.etsy.com michellethreefold

      These are gorgeous! Good to see you posting about mineral makeup again – I’ve missed it! :)

      • Phyrra

        They’ll be more this week :)

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