Monday, April 29, 2013

Shiro Cosmetics Loose Eyeshadow: Review and Swatches

I first heard about Shiro Cosmetics from Beauty Infinitum and decided to check it out. The shop has wonderful nerdy eye shadow collections filled with super awesome colors. The one collection that stood out most to me was the Tributes (The Hunger Games) collection. Being a fan of Jennifer Lawrence, and the Hunger Games book series, I just couldn't pass it up. I got three mini eyeshadows (1g) for $3.50 each and one baggie sample for a $1. I was given two extra baggie samples and some candy with my order as well, to see my review and some swatches, click.......
"Girl on Fire" is a nice orange red with fine glitter that truly reminds me of fire. This is not very pigmented but I think I can make it work with a good shadow primer.
"Mockingjay" is the most pigmented and buttery out of all the colors I bought. It is a lovely gold and slightly taupe color that could work well as a base with any of the other colors I got in my order.
Now this picture really doesn't do the color "Unforgettable" justice. In person, it is a slightly shimmery maroon and probably one of my favorite of the three, but I wouldn't use it as a stand-alone color because it is a tad sheer.
I apologize that these last three swatches are not very good, I used very little when swatching these baggie shadows because I didn't want to spill them all over my boyfriend's carpet. "Everything is Bears" was the sample I purchased. It is a nice deep brown, similar to "Buzzed" from Brazen that I got in my BB5. "Mushroom" and "Philosopher's Stone" were the two extra samples Shiro kindly sent. "Philosopher's Stone" is much redder and less glittery as compared to "Unforgettable".  "Mushroom" is more orange than "Girl on Fire"; also, it is shimmery and not glittery.

Overall I am very happy with what I got from Shiro Cosmetics, the quality and payoff is wonderful and  the range of color is truly amazing. My only issue is that being a disadvantaged online shopper from Canada, shipping is quite pricey. But these colors were too pretty to pass up!

Have you gotten anything from Shiro, any recommendations?