Friday, August 26, 2011

Meow Cosmetics Blush in Spark (from the Firefly Collection) Review and Swatches

Hark!  It's the sound of the last of my Meow blushes!  Described by Meow as a "peach-pink", I would say it's a sheer, golden peach.  Here, my thoughts and some swatches.
Applied with q-tip in sunlight

Unlike Saucy, Spark is pretty consistent in its appearance across kinds of lighting and methods of application (Gott sei Dank!).
Applied very heavily with a dense concealer brush, in cloudy light

Applied heavily with a blush brush, in sunlight and out of focus to show shimmer
I feel like the description for Elephant fits here much better than it did on that blush, as Spark does seem to be "like an orange creamsicle dipped in cotton candy pink".  It's quite sheer, and could definitely work as a highlighter on darker skin.  It's also warm, so would cooperate best with neutral and warm undertones.  I find it doesn't add a whole lot of color to my face (more than Elephant, though), but it does perk it up and give it a glow.  Like all the Meow blushes I've tried, Spark is smooth and blendable, and the shimmer is very subtle and flattering.

$16.25 for 20 g jar, $9.25 for 10 g jar, $1 for sample baggie, available from Meow

Quality: 9.5
Effectiveness: 4.5 ("luminescent scintillating sheen of sun drenched color and shimmer" is how the Firefly blushes are described, and it's pretty accurate for Spark)
Ease of Use: 4 (this isn't very pigmented, so it's easy to work with, but MMU is always more hassle than pressed powders)
Senses: 5 (hasn't broken me out!)
Pigmentation: 3.5 (not very pigmented, gives more sheen than color)
Duration: 5
Consistency: 5
Price: 4.25 (the larger containers are definitely more expensive than I like, but the sample price is hard to beat!)
Value: 4.75
Grade: A-

What do you think of Spark?  Would you wear it?  Comments give cheeks a sun-kissed glow!
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