1.12.2012

Shiro Cosmetics: A Review

Shiro Cosmetics is a fun indie makeup company that prides itself on quality products with a dose of geekery. I found Shiro as I find most indie companies these days — through word-of-mouth and other bloggers. I've seen nothing but great reviews from reputable bloggers, so I couldn't wait to give Shiro a try.
 :::  THE SPECS  :::

I opted for a sample set to start with, which includes 15 sample baggies. Shiro has a great discount offer for samples purchased in bulk, so because I ordered 15, I received a 10% discount. Sample baggies are normally $1 each. Shiro also has mini sizes at $3.00 each {along with a bulk order discount} and full sizes at $5.00 each. The selection is separated into collections, along with a variety of Intertubes lip colors, blushes and face powders. Shipping is as follows {from the Shiro website}:

"Sample sizes and stickers ship for a flat rate of $1.75 regardless of your country. Orders containing anything which is not sample-sized ship for a flat rate of $2.50 domestic or $3.50 international. There is also a priority shipping option for $5.80 (US only). For domestic customers, free shipping is provided for orders of $35 or more. Everything ships via USPS."

I received my order within the stated 5-7 day TAT/shipping time-frame, and everything came packaged quite nicely. Overall the ordering, processing and shipping was smooth.

 :::  THE PICTURES  :::

*Swatched over NYX Jumbo Pencil in Cottage Cheese. Click images to enlarge.*

{The packaging}
{All of the samples + 2 freebies}
{Natural Light - L to R: Jigglypuff, Farore's Wind, Master Sword, Shinigami, S.S. Anne}
{Natural Light Close-up}
{Natural Light Close-up}
{Natural Light Close-up}
{Photographed with a flash}
{Jigglypuff and Farore's Wind - photographed with a flash}
{Master Sword and Shinigami - photographed with a flash}
{Shinigami and S.S. Anne - photographed with a flash}
{Natural Light - L to R: Still Alive, Because We Can, Spinarak, Spiritomb, Huge Success}
{Natural Light Close-up}
{Natural Light Close-up}
{Natural Light Close-up}
{Natural Light Close-up}
{Photographed with a flash: Still Alive, Because We Can, Spinarak, Spiritomb, Huge Success}
{Close-up with flash: Still Alive, Because We Can, Spinarak}
{Close-up with flash: Spinarak, Spiritomb, Huge Success}
{Natural Light - L to R: Bulbasaur, Reverse Psychology, Detective, Meowth, Butterfree}
{Natural Light Close-up}
{Natural Light Close-up}
{Natural Light Close-up}
{Natural Light Close-up}
{Photographed with a flash: Bulbasaur, Reverse Psychology, Detective, Meowth, Butterfree}
{Close-up with flash: Bulbasaur, Reverse Psychology and Detective}
{Close-up with flash: Detective, Meowth and Butterfree}
{Two freebies - photographed with flash - Sudowoodo and Din's Fire}
{Natural Light Close-up}

:::  THE OPINIONS  :::

I think the swatches speak for themselves. Shiro is amazing! Some of my favorites are Detective, Master Sword, Because We Can and Meowth. Detective is a fantastic taupe with a blue duochrome effect. Master Sword is a light taupe infused with silver sparkles. Because We Can is a hot, hot pink/fuchsia with silver shimmer. Meowth is a great overall wash shadow with a bright cream hue and subtle copper shift.

Even though I do have my favorites, I must say that I've used every single color at least a few times since I received them. It's not just the unique color selection that makes Shiro great; the shadows wear very well, are buildable and blendable, and last as long as I need to wear them. I imagine the other Shiro products are just as versatile and dependable as the eyeshadows are, so if you're looking to build up your makeup collection anytime soon, head to Shiro Cosmetics and go crazy!

Stay Fabulous!

2 comments:

  1. I love Shiro! I love her Intertubes, I love the eye shadows although I only own 4 but I'm totally in love!!

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