Then comes Meow Cosmetics, like an answer to prayer! I found this semi-hidden collection on their site under Seasonal and Ltd Edition collections under Eyes. What a crazy thing that I missed this! Below are swatches of all 22 shades...each aptly named for that desert swept nation that captivates.
Each swatch was patted over Pixie Epoxy (now $7.00 at Fyrinnae instead of $7.50) with MAC blender brush. All shots taken indoors, no flash with indirect light. It was kinda cloudy today, so not the best lighting. However, these shadows gleam.
My favorite set of swatches are below. Oh. My. Gorgeousness. Tut here is a wild colour. It's a rich burgundy red that when you rub it, it has this duochrome effect of copper- like a US penny! it's gorgeous- GORGEOUS! Royal also has this little sparkle of red and purple to it and is the best colour. I want drapes in this shade. Velvet ones.
Can you see the copper tone to Tut?! AMAZING. Look at Royal/Scarab/Tut together. Is that not a lovely trio? I wanted to lick my hand they were so pretty.
Nile appeared a lot more grey toned on MC's site...but it's a pewter touched blue that is really soft. Miw has this yellow highlight to it that is almost glowy. How they did that, I don't know- but it's great!
Jackal is a deep, deep brown plum shade. Hard to photograph, but would be a killer liner.
Artifact was a pretty colour too. It was a bronze based shade that had a wine hue to it and it caught the light like a subtle fire. I loved that one.
To browse these beautiful jewels yourself, click HERE!
Where you can buy these: Meow Cosmetics http://www.meowcosmetics.com/
What you'll get: 5g sifter jar with about 1.5 g of product
Why you want it: Meow is heads and tails (he he) above a lot of 'indie' companies. They really offer world class products that hold up. Each of the shadows I've tried hold up and don't fade. I love the customer service, shipping is excellent, and they often offer sales. Head over, pick out some pretties and love them. They're beautiful.
My favorites were: Tutankhamun (#1 out of this set by far for me), Artifact, Miw, and Royal.
Which ones do you like?
Comparison chart for swatches/online shades. Should click into a larger, clearer photo. Let me know if it doesn't. Thanks for stopping by!