Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Review: Shiro Cosmetics

So sorry for the lack of posts. I've been very busy lately, trying to juggle school, work, and family. I have a lot of reviews and swatches that I want to share with you though. So, without further ado...

Here's my first Shiro Cosmetics haul.


I purchased these samples a couple of months ago on Etsy because I loved how each color is inspired by Pokemon!  I'm such a nerd sometimes.

For details, click on images to enlarge. :)


Brock the Rock is a deep reddish brown with silver sparkles.
Vulpix is a rich shimmery copper brown.
Seaking is a medium copper red with a metallic finish.
Charmander is a bright yellow orange with gold shimmer.
S.S. Anne is a medium peachy beige with some shimmer.
Meowth is a soft tint of shimmery off-white.
Dunsparce is a very light yellow with blue sparkles.
Pikachu is a vivid yellow with red sparkles.



Acid is a light green with dark green and gold sparkles.
Bulbasaur is a bright green with hints of gold undertones.
Articuno is an extremely shimmery powder blue.
Manectric is a sky blue with a touch of gold sparkles.
Squirtle is a bright shimmery blue with a metallic sheen.
Zubat is a deep shimmery blue with a touch of violet.
Gengar is a dark purple with a black undertone and red sparkles.
Mewtwo is a medium lavender gray with some shimmer.



Lance the Dragon Trainer is a dark blue violet with gold sparkles.
Rattata is a semi-sheer velvety bright purple with blue shimmer.
Butterfree is a pale tint of shimmery lavender.
Jigglypuff is a light pinkish-purple with some shimmer.
Team Rocket is a shimmery red violet.
Mew is a medium strawberry pink with shimmer.
Shaymin is a pinky-peach with a touch of aqua shimmer.
Clefairy is a very sparkly cool pink.



Golem is a medium taupe with some silver shimmer.
Sudowoodo is a greenish khaki with touch of copper shimmer.
Hyper Beam is a brown black with lots of silver sparkles.

13 more colors have been released since I placed an order, so I don't have Budew, Gyarados, Magneton, Moltres, Poliwrath, Porygon, Rapidash, Spinarak, Spiritomb, Steelix, Vileplume, Weepinbell, or Wobbuffet yet.

Caitlin, owner of Shiro Cosmetics, is super nice and friendly.  I was really impressed when my order shipped the same day!  The products came neatly packed in a red organza bag.  Each sample contains a GENEROUS 1/4 tsp of product in a small resealable baggie.

The prices are very affordable.  Each sample (1/4 tsp in a baggie) costs $1.  A mini size (1g in a 3g jar) costs $3.  And a full size (2g in a 5g jar) costs $5.  What a great value!

And the quality?  Amazing!  Each eyeshadow is highly pigmented, vibrant, and very wearable.  They apply smoothly and blend easily.  With a good primer, they last all day without any creasing.

Would I buy from Shiro Cosmetics again?  YES!  In fact, I can't wait for Caitlin's next collection.  I want to collect them all!  Hopefully, Caitlin will have another great sale later, so I can purchase a mini or a full size of each color.  :)

So, have you tried Shiro Cosmetics yet?  If so, what are your favorite colors?

Link: http://www.etsy.com/shop/shirocosmetics

15 comments:

  1. Nice swatches!!! I love shiro!! I need more.

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  2. Aack! You're killing me!

    Great swatches :) You had me at yellow with red sparkles...

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  3. If I actually know what all of those Pokemon are, does that make me a bigger nerd? lol. I like Golem and Vulpix. Now to get my own.. :P Thanks for sharing!

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  4. @Leira Yann: Thanks! I think I need them all. (-_o)

    @cait: I would love to see you with a gorgeous Pikachu look. (^_^)

    @reene: LOL! You're welcome.

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  5. awesome! cool names :D
    Maricela
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  6. Bloody hell, your swatches are AMAZING. So clear and the little circles themselves are cute and clean :3

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  7. Your swatches are so neat! These colors are amazing, I've been wanting to try Shiro for a long time, I really need to get on that.

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  8. You are the queen of swatches and you do them so well! How the heck do you get the circles oh so perfectly round?!!!

    Those are all great colors.

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  9. @Miss Krimson: I know, right? Even my bf thinks they're cool. LOL!

    @SilhouetteScreams: THANK YOU! Glad you like the little circles. (^_^)

    @Annamax: Shiro's eyeshadows are amazing! I think you'll like them.

    @justltee: Heehee! THANK YOU! I don't know. I guess I'm just a little OC is how/why I do the swatches neatly in circles. (^o^)

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  10. I agree with the girls above, your swatches are fab. I'll come back to them when I place my next Shiro order... waiting for the new collection to be released :)

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  11. @MartianDelights: Thanks! Hope it helps you decide on which colors to order. :)

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  12. These swatches are perfect! Do you swatch on a base? Thanks for swatching Seaking, now I must get it. ~.^

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  13. @Emily: Hi! Most of my e/s swatches were done over a primer/base because I always use one before applying e/s over my lids. I assume most people do too (or should anyway). LOL (^_^)

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  14. Hello!
    I just used one of your pictures on my blog:
    http://makeupxnatacha.blogspot.com/2011/10/encore.html
    If you want me to take it off, just ask me!

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