Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Shiro and the Ever-Accumulating Samples

To break up the monotony of a lot of these collection posts I figured I'd shake things up with some random Shiro samples/minis! These were accumulated over several orders over the past however long and I figured they needed a little attention.

*All swatches are over Too Faced Glitter Glue in indoor, indirect afternoon light.*

Chimera from the Fullmetal Collection
A complex and unique blend - looks coppery in the jar, then applies as tarnished gold and silver shimmer over a blackened background.

Who doesn't love Chimera? I've received this as a sample before and quickly made my way through most of it. (I say 'most' because I seem incapable of finishing anything.) It's fantastically complex which makes for a super easy 'one eyeshadow' sort of look. It reminds me of a warmer version of Femme Fatale's Prismo.

I'll Move That For You from the Randomly Generated Collection
Blackened amethyst with bright purple sparkle.

My collection of eyeshadows that resemble tiny jars of nebulae continues to grow and grow and I don't even feel bad about it. I'll Move That For You has a matte base so using a sticky primer can be a bit tricky but definitely worth all those glitters.

It's Mossy! from the Randomly Generated Collection
Complex green-blue-grey, lightly metallic, over a black base.

It's Mossy! is much brighter applied than it looks in the jar. I'd say it makes a good 'office-safe' green while still packin' a bit of oomph. And, as always when it comes to green with a minty tone, I'll be pairing this with a lot of browns. Because who doesn't want to be an Andes Mint?

Ditto from the Super Effective Collection
Medium soft pink with a satin finish.

A super bright pop of pink! As fun as this is, Ditto isn't a color that I find myself reaching for all that often. The satin finish leans pretty metallic - I probably would have preferred it be a bit more matte.

Kooloo-Limpah! from the Legends Collection
Satiny peach with green and red sparkles.

I love, love, love this one. It's an easy one-and-done type of eyeshadow but the red and green sparkles keep it interesting. I'm sure you can tell that anything that looks amazing while still allowing me to be incredibly lazy is a winner in my book.

Heart Attack from the Notebook Collection
Deep maroon with blue shimmer.

Heart Attack is a lovely burgundy/maroon but those blue sparkles just make it. Hnngg, it's marvelous.

Just somethin' short and sweet to get us through the middle of the week! Also, I will just point out that all of these shades are lip-safe. Digest that for a minute. I'm dying from curiosity at the thought of a sheer Chimera gloss. Or an opaque gloss of Heart Attack~ Excuse me while I cry over my empty wallet and dream.



  1. Hey! I'm just getting into indie cosmetics and I've really been enjoying your blog posts. You have a great collection! I'm loving Chimera, Heart Attack, KooLoo-Limpah, and who am I kidding, these are all gorgeous! My indie cosmetics wishlist just keeps growing, thanks for these lovely swatches!

    1. Thanks, I'm glad you've enjoyed them! And I hope you have fun with your new indie journey! I've been shopping indie for a little while now and it seems like there's always something new to discover! Which is great for me - bad for my bank account, haha.