Wednesday, May 21, 2014

The Littlest Shiro Anniversary Haul

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On April 30th Shiro Cosmetics celebrated their 4th birthday! And what best accompanies a companies birthday? A sale! And what best accompanies a sale? Copious amounts of shopping! I was able to keep it reined in however and kept my order down to a fairly reasonable size. (If for the only reason I had not shown the same restraint while making purchases elsewhere...)

I ordered 2 of the soon to be discontinued Intertubes, 2 custom glosses, the May COTM and was able to grab up the special anniversary color which was available as a freebie the first day of the sale.

Let's not bore ourselves however and get straight to the swatches!

Colorless base with silver sparks. Peppermint.

My first intertube! I'm really diggin' Longcat. No color but the peppermint tingle plus the tiniest amount of silver sparkle makes me feel pretty snazzy while still allowing me to be crazy lazy and not actually try all that hard. I'm glad that I picked this up.

Bright coral. Unflavored.

Everyone absolutely loses their shit over Why Not Zoidberg? so I figured I just had to get it before it disappeared. Shiro's own It's Called Love is supposed to be a dupe and I'd say it's very, very close. Both are coral but now that I can swatch them side to side I'd say I'ts Called Love leans a bit more reddish/orange. Why Not Zoidberg? is a very lovely color but I can feel that "intertube" grittiness that there have been complaints about and the shape of the tube is a bit too awkward for me when it comes to applying color. I'm glad that I gave it a try but I'm perfectly happy with It's Called Love taking it's place.

Plausible Walrus in Opaque - May '14 COTM
Bright poppy-pink with a violet shift.

This is an absolutely glorious gloss. It's the perfect "pop of pink" type of lip color and that violet shift - mmm mmm mmmff. It does require a bit of building up to get to this level of opacity but it wears well sheered out also. I'm only sad the tube didn't come with the sticker of Jaime Hyneman's face. Would've been chic as fuck.

Slave 23 in Moderate - from the Fullmetal Collection
A sheer wash of gold loaded with golden and silver sparkle.

Worn sheer.
Built up.
Over MAC Riri Woo (Retro Matte).
Although this gloss is Moderate I'd still say it's fairly sheer. But it is everything a girl could dream of in a gold glitter gloss~ These photos do it no justice. It looks stunning worn over a red lip. Buh. I'm definitely going to go on a Shiro Glitter Gloss binge one of these days.

Plausible Walrus - May '14 COTM
Bright poppy-pink with a violet shift.

Cutie Patootie.
Over Too Faced Glitter Glue.
Over Too Faced Glitter Glue.

May's COTM was released a day early on April 30th to keep everything nice and tidy. It plays on Shiro's absolutely hilarious April Fool's joke and if you missed it I feel for you. Walruses. Everywhere. The color itself is really pretty but I feel it makes a nicer gloss. Not an everyday shadow but perfect for a pop of color now and again. The violet shift is more apparent in person - I can't photograph shifts for shit.

The Fourth Be With You - Fourth Anniversary Color
Vivid, strangely metallic limey lightsaber green.

Over Too Faced Glitter Glue.

A stunningly bright green! It's less neon than I captured. The right half of the swatch is the most true to life. I like it but it's not really my type of color. I'll definitely do some playing with it but it's more of a "crazy makeup day" than an everyday. It does have a lovely metallic sheen though. And that sticker is just stupid adorable.

Gizmo (Detrivore)
Shimmery orange-copper.

Over Too Faced Glitter Glue

I'm so sorry - I'm not a photographer! But this is one of the most beautiful copper shades I've ever had the pleasure of swatching. It's just molten metallic loveliness! The sample will last me a while but I will for sure be needing this in a full size at some point!

I'm happy with my modest little haul! I'd say I for sure favored the lip products over the shadows this time around. My order's actually been sitting around my room for a while and I was able to catch the last bit of sun today and at least get this haul out of the way. Coming up I've got some Darling Girl and Femme Fatale along with some others so hopefully I'll be able to get some time/good lighting to finally come my way! (I've got some daylight bulbs to play with if worse comes to worst!)



  1. I must say that you have a great talent in picking great colors for custom lip glosses. :D That plausible walrus lipgloss is gorgeous! Although I myself have too many bright pink things, so I will probably pass on that one. :)
    The Zoidberg intertube looks pink on my monitor as well, not coral at all. :(

    I didn't show such restraint during the Shiro sale. I got the whole GoT collection in minijars + 4 intertubes and other 5 separate full-size jar eye shadows. But it was a purchase after almost half a year without any new Shiro stuff for me, so I hope it's jusitfiable. :D

    1. That sounds like a completely justifiable haul! (And omg, the GoT collection is perfection~) I don't think I could go half a year without a Shiro fix here and there. You're a stronger person than I am!

  2. I know you said you're not a photographer, but your lip swatches are freaking amazing. I can never find good lip swatches of indie cosmetics so your blog is invaluable in that regard! The Slave 23 gloss looks so pretty :)

    1. I'm so glad that you think so! I'm always trying to improve photography-wise but sometimes I feel like it just ain't happening so that's really nice to hear. :) And I'm pretty sure everyone need Slave 23 as a gloss. It's so lux~