Shiro Cosmetics Review And Swatches
Awhile back I got an order in from Shiro Cosmetics, much to my excitement. I hadn't tried out many if any indie companies before then so I was a little bit cautious and only ordered some eyeshadow samples. Boy was I wrong in being cautious! The colors are gorgeous and when I order the next time, because oh will there be a next time, I'll definitely be trying some of their lip products and a full size or two of eyeshadow.
There's a little bit of fall out like you'd find with any loose eyeshadow but nothing too terrible. I do my foundation after my eyes to keep from having to deal with that. They're also definitely best over a sticky base, but they perform fine when put over a regular primer. The sticky base is just how they really shine.
Now onto swatches! They're are swatched over NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk and I'd like to forewarn that my swatches aren't the best as I'm still trying to figure out the best way to do them. They're done indoors with a combination of natural lighting from open blinds and a light on.
Lingered in Twilight is described as "A twilit forest: blackened blue and green tones with slightly metallic shimmer." I couldn't seem to get a good picture of it individually but it's such a pretty color. To me it feels like it has sort of blackened edges with the forest green-blue shift.
Maiden Queen is described as "The brilliant emerald of Highgarden, with bright aqua shimmer and golden-rose sparks." My abysmal photography skills don't do this shade justice but this is probably my favorite of the whole lot. It's such a gorgeous color that I find myself wanting to swatch it just to see it on my skin.
Are You Shear You Wanna Enchant That? & I'll Move That For You
Alkahestry & Chimera
Alkahestry is described as "Sheer-ish pale violet with a brilliant blue-sparkle base."
Chimera is described as "A complex and unique blend – looks coppery in the jar, then applies as tarnished gold and silver shimmer over a blackened background."
Beyond The Fence & Cognitive Recalibration
Beyond The Fence is described as "Shimmery forest green with subtle brown-gold tones."
Cognitive Recalibration is described as "Medium burgundy with a strong blue shift."
Bog Body is described as "Matte pastel mint." Again, my photography skills don't have this picture true to color. It's slightly more minty and less yellow toned than it shows as here and absolutely gorgeous to boot.
And here's a couple looks I did with them.
Maiden Queen and then Mauve and Sable from my Lorac Pro Palette
All in all, Shiro's eyeshadows are something I definitely recommend. The nerd in me loves the geeky references in the names and the colors are all incredibly lovely. They're not too bad on the wallet either with samples starting at $1.00 and the full sized shadows going for $6.00. You can get them here!
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