The indie community isn’t just made up of perfume; there are many cosmetic companies as well, and one of the most famous is Shiro Cosmetics. Shiro makes loose eyeshadows, lip gloss, highlighters, blush, and nail polish and all of the collections are themed around a book, TV show or movie. Just a taste: there’s Harry Potter Collection, a Fullmetal Alchemist collection, a Game of Thrones collection and an amazing collection based around Nicolas Cage and different time periods. Those are only the tip of the iceberg. Today I will be reviewing a handful of eyeshadows samples and a lip gloss. Eyeshadow samples are $1 US, a mini jar is $3.75 US and a full jar is $6 US. Lipgloss is $2 US for a sample and $9 US for a full size. Shiro also includes free random eyeshadow samples with every order!
From top to bottom: Alkahestry, Day of Reckoning, A Fell Voice on the Air, The Boy Who Lived, Colonel, Have a Biscuit Potter, Lingered in Twilight. All swatches done over Urban Decay Primer Potion.
Alkahestry from the Fullmetal Collection
Sheer-ish pale violet with a brilliant blue-sparkle base. Lip-safe!
GLITTER BOMB. The color is gorgeous, but because its so glittery it can be difficult to work with. You’ll need a glitter primer/adhesive for this one.
Day of Reckoning from the Fullmetal Collection
Intense, metallic deep burgundy. Lip-safe!
I think this one is my favorite of the bunch. The color is magnificent and its very pigmented. It goes on smoothly with minimal fallout. It definitely looks more purple than red on me.
A Fell Voice on the Air from the #JustLegolasThings Collection
Bold iris purple with strong green/aqua shift and golden sparks. Not lip-safe.
I’m torn on this one. On one hand, the color is really pretty once you apply it correctly, but on the other hand, its very sheer so it takes a while to get the color to its full potential. I find it more blue than purple as well.
The Boy Who Lived from the Marauders, Mugwumps and Muggles Collection
Pure smooth charcoal with Gryffindor-worthy sheen: a heart of warm red and bright flecks of gold. Lip-safe!
This one is my least favorite. It has a ton of fallout and the color just seems like a dull brown with some sparkles in it. It’s fine for a plain neutral, but I was expecting more.
Colonel from the Fullmetal Collection
Military blue packed with gold sparkle. Not lip-safe.
This one is highly pigmented and the color is true to the description. However, it does have a lot of fallout.
Have a Biscuit, Potter from the Marauders, Mugwumps and Muggles Collection
Pure metallic emerald, gives an intense depth of color without being too dark in the base. Not lip-safe.
THE COLOR. This is one of the prettiest eye shadows I’ve ever seen. It’s a true, Emerald City green. Unfortunately, I find that green eyeshadow looks really weird on my skin tone, but if you love green shadow, you need this in your life.
Lingered in Twilight from The Hobbit Collection
A twilit forest: blackened blue and green tones with slightly metallic shimmer. Not lip-safe.
SO PRETTY. The swatch I did doesn’t do this one justice. I find it to be more of a black with green and blue sparkles, but its absolutely stunning. I love using this for a smoky eye look.
Red Wedding Lip Gloss from the Seven Kingdoms Collection
Very opaque blood-red. Flavored with cheerful fruity cranberry!
First off, I had to get this because of the name. I got the full size because I had a feeling I was going to love this and I was right. It looks like straight up blood; the perfect mix of dark red and brown. It’s not sticky and it lasts for a while and leaves a lovely stain behind.
All in all, I really like Shiro Cosmetics. They make some really unique eyeshadows and their lipgloss formula is incredible. Their samples are a great way to try out different colors and finishes and the price point is awesome too!