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Meow Cosmetics Joys of Summer Collection Review and Swatches

As promised, I have the Meow Cosmetics Joys of Summer collection review and swatches for you. I think you’ll love the colors! With a whopping 24 colors, Meow’s Joys of Summer collection is gigantic! This collection is customer inspired and customer named. Some shadows are velvety or creamy, others are iridescent, and some are metallic. All are lovely.

As expected, this is a very picture heavy post. Lots of swatches :) These are all on Meow’s Light Primer.

Sleeping Naked
creamy golden iridescent maize

My Take
Pale creamy golden yellow.

metallic sand gold with silver iridescence

My Take
Beautiful sandy beige with golden sheen and silver  shimmers.

Bare Legs
intense iridescent coppery goldenrod

My Take
Velvety creamy goldenrod yellow with copper iridescence.

L to R = Brazilian – Bare Legs – Beachcombing – Sleeping Naked – Heat Lightning – Lime in the Coconut – Cat Days of Summer

creamy smooth vanilla with copper iridescence

My Take
Soft peach-tinged vanilla bean with soft baby pink shimmer and copper twinkles.

L to R = Brazilian – Bare Legs – Beachcombing – Sleeping Naked – Heat Lightning – Lime in the Coconut – Cat Days of Summer

Flaming Marshmallows
a complex charred color – like the edges of that burnt marshmallow – with copper fire

My Take
Deep bitter dark chocolate brown with copper glimmers.

Heat Lightning
bright hot tangerine with golden iridescence

My Take
Pretty orange with strong gold iridescence and sparkle.

creamy golden copper

My Take
Light copper with a golden-beige sheen.

Iced Coffee
creamy mocha with a soft shimmery rose undertone

My Take
Milky coffee brown with copper-rose shimmers (though this one kept making me think of taupe).

Beach Bonfire
intense cinnamon copper fire

My Take
Bright like a new shiny penny with deep cinnamon red undertones and copper shimmers.

Endless Nights
twilight sky purple with soft silver shimmer

My Take
Smoky purple with strong silver shimmer.

Marco Polo
ultra soft metallic periwinkle blue

My Take
Cornflower blue with strong silver shimmer.

deep water with soft periwinkle iridescence

My Take
Medium blue with strong blue shimmer.

Heat Wave
blistering berry with golden copper sheen

My Take
Berry pink with red undertones and copper-rose sparkles.

Lazy Days
golden iridescent mauve

My Take
Mauve with strong golden iridescence, almost velvety. I love this color! It’s like a more pigmented version of Urban Decay Tainted.

Sea Glass
crystal clear Caribbean sea aqua with sea foam silver sheen

My Take
Light aqua with with strong silver shimmer.

blue water dripping with green iridescence

My Take
Aqua blue with subtle green iridescence and silver shimmer.

Midnight Sun
deep blurple! intense blue with strong purple fire

My Take
Royal blue with purple tones and blue sheen. At an angle the purple tones are STRONG!

icy cool metallic blue with silver iridescence

My Take
Pool blue with blue and silver shimmers.

Lime in the Coconut
bright lime with a soft silver iridescence

My Take
Soft creamy lime green with strong silver iridescence.

Cat Days of Summer
bright metallic satiny olive with a hint golden iridescence

My Take
Luxe velvety olive green with a golden metallic sheen.

Azure Sky
azure blue with purple highlights on the horizon

My Take
Rich turquoise blue with a hint of purple undertones and strong blue sheen.

mystical flighty soft green with blue and green iridescence

My Take
Soft green, almost minty with delicate gold, blue and green iridescence and lots of shimmer.

Cricket Serenade
fresh cut grass green with golden sheen

My Take
Rich grass green with yellow undertones and  lots of green sparkles. Can be rubbed down to a more velvety finish.

Skee Ball
blast from the past antique sage with golden iridescence

My Take
Aged bronze with green undertones and gold iridescence.

$8 for 5 gram jar (1.6 gram net weight
$1 for sample size.

Some Colors May contain: Titanium Dioxide, Iron oxides, tin oxide, hydrated chrome green, ultramarines, manganese violet, copper powder, aluminum powder,  chromium oxide green, bronze powder, silicon dioxide

Please remember, color is subjective. These are my interpretations of the colors. I use daylight bulbs to take true to color photos of the eyeshadows. I make sure the colors on my hand match the photos, which match my computer monitor. Different monitors can be calibrated in different ways, so I check the colors on my cell phone, a Mac laptop, as well as my machine. I’ve done the best I can to ensure color clarity.

My Picks from this collection
Beachcombing, Iced Coffee, Flaming Marshmallows, Midnight Sun, Brazilian, Lazy Nights, Endless Days, A/C, Cricket Serenade, Dragonfly and Azure Sky.

This is such a huge collection of colors! I can’t believe how many blue tones there are.

What colors are your favorite in this collection?


Products sent for consideration. All opinions are my own.

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    • http://projectswatch.blogspot.com Emi at Project Swatch

      Cat Days of Summer is GORGEOUS! Wow, I love it so much!

    • http://makeupfancyblog.blogspot.com/ Emily♥ 에밀리 ♥エミリー (@Makeupfancy)

      omg I want all the ones in the last pics, the blues and pink/purples….<3

    • http://hues-n-blues.blogspot.com/ Liza

      Wow, those blues are bright! Love the look of Cat Days of Summer too :D

    • http://www.tikibarbie.blogspot.com TikiBarbie

      I like a whole lot of them, but Flaming Marshmallows looks really interesting!

    • http://yourlipsbutbetter.blogspot.com Jen

      Pretty! :D

    • http://sakuradesu.com Sakura

      I want to get this collection!!!! they look awesome and some of them very special! thanks for the swatches

    • http://www.whimsybeading.com aygee

      I’ve pretty much sworn off buying new shadows and ruthlessly culled what I do have (making a few of my friends VERY happy with their boxes of many goodies), but I really want Beachcombing, Flaming Marshmallows and Heatwave.

      I think Beachcombing and Flaming Marshmallows would make a great take on Michelle Pfeiffer’s eyemake up looks in Dark Shadows. Whoever did her makeup is a genius.

    • http://www.etsy.com/shop/yaylaboratories Elan

      Ooooooh! I just ordered a bunch of these yesterday, now I’m even more excited to get them!

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

      nice shades, and definitely appreciate the photos!!

    • Marta

      No! I didn’t see this so I don’t need to buy it… see, if I’d seen it, I would desperately need Beach combing, Conch and Azure sky. Full sizes too. That was close.
      As always, great swatches!

    • http://www.plannedresilience.net/ Eleanor

      Wow, I want the whole thing! That’s the bad thing about makeup. There is just so much that it terrific that I can’t pick just one.
      Happy Summer! :)

    • Jess

      I personally appreciate the picture-heavy posts, they fuel my Meow Cosmetics lust. My favorites are Skee-Ball, Lazy Days, Endless Nights, and Cat Days of Summer. I still haven’t had the funds to purchase these, but this post makes me anticipate that time even more! Thanks for the review.

    • http://perilouslypale.com Perilously Pale

      WOW! These are gorgeous! I haven’t tried Meow yet but honestly I’m a little afraid to try. I don’t think I could stop!

    • Ricky

      Thank you so much for another great swatch post! I find with some sites that its hard to tell from the pictures what the colors will really look like when a scoop of product is shown versus an actual swatch.

      I usually lurk, but wanted to let you know how helpful I found these swatches. In was on the Meow site the other day & was on the fence on placing an order. Now, I’ll be placing a bigger order than I orig anticipated.

    • http://alostgirl.wererabbit.net Misato-san

      sea glass
      azure sky
      midnight sun
      marco polo
      Flaming Marshmallows


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    • Sandra TK

      Beachcombing & Iced Coffee are the only ones that are doing anything for me out if this collection. Dunno….not much else appeals to me. Oh well, that just saves me some cash :-)

      • http://www.Phyrra.net/ Phyrra

         @Sandra TK Beachcombing is really pretty on. I did a look with it.

    • http://www.Phyrra.net/ Phyrra

      I’m so glad you find the swatches helpful :)

    • http://www.Phyrra.net/ Phyrra

      I think you would love them!

    • http://www.Phyrra.net/ Phyrra

      You’re welcome! Keep watching for their sales. Their anniversary sale should be coming up sometime soon.

    • Lisa Brown

      Sleeping Naked is gorgeous. Dragonfly is another lovely color. Love green and orange shades. Great swatches, they make a great reference if you are shopping for Meow Cosmetics.