Product Review: Shiro Cosmetics Loose Eyeshadows

Name: Loose Eyeshadows
Brand: Shiro Cosmetics
Size: 2g
Price: $5.00

What I liked:
– lots of beautiful shades to choose from
– nice formula
– good color payoff
– longlasting
– the price
– samples are available too

What I didn’t like:
– available online only

Shiro Cosmetics is one of my favourite indie companies. They have a whole bunch of amazing geek and gamer inspired products and although I don’t understand all the names and references as I’m not into games myself (I know who Pikachu is but that’s it), I certainly won’t let that stop me from appreciating well-formulated, wonderful eyeshadows (and everything else they make, really). Shiro Cosmetics has a wide variety of shades to choose from, some quite complex, others more simple, but all unique as the company doesn’t sell repackaged shades.

I have ordered 12 eyeshadow samples so far, in mostly green and brown/neutral shades. While my regular readers won’t be surprised by seeing so many green shades (after all it’s my favourite eyeshadow color), they may wonder why someone who’s into brights bought samples of neutral shades. Well, that’s simple. Shiro Cosmetics neutral shades are simply awesome, lovely and not boring at all. I guess that’s cos they mostly contain colored shimmers and glitters that make them stand out from the average neutral eyeshadows and appeal to bright-lovers as well. But let’s see which shades I’ve got shall we?

from L to R: Everything Is Bears, Deku, Small Key and Ganondorf

Everything Is Bears: rich, dark brown chock full of gold and red glitter.
Deku: copper chock full of green sparks.
Small Key: dark and metallic bronzy copper with silver sparkle.
Ganondorf: black with strong red shimmer.

from L to R: Shaymin, Mew, Subrosia and Pikachu

Shaymin: delicate pinky-peach with subtle teal shimmer.
Mew: bright strawberry pink with a very subtle peachy-yellow tone.
Subrosia: dark maroon with subtle orange glitter and almost matte finish.
Pikachu: bright shimmering yellow chock full of red glitter.

from L to R: Budew, Farore’s Wind, Bulbasaur and Link

Budew: grass-green with a gold duochrome and a shimmery finish.
Farore’s Wind: light green with blue undertones and silver shimmers.
Bulbasaur: bright grassy green with a gold undertone and a shimmery finish.
Link: dark forest green with blue undertones and with green shimmers.

My favourite shades are Everything Is Bears and Pikachu as they are really unique, but all the others are very pretty too. The formula, which contains carnauba wax, is simply wonderful. It’s very creamy, applies smoothly and blends effortlessly. The pigmentation is also very good. The swatches above were taken with only one swipe over bare skin, and the colors look even better over a base like Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy, which will make the shimmers and glitters really stand out. A base will also make them last longer, although they are fairly longlasting on their own as well.

Shiro Cosmetics Eyeshadows are available in 3 sizes: a sample size, which contains 1/4 tsp of product packaged in small plastic bags and retails at only $1.00; a mini size, which contains 1g of product and costs $3.00; and finally the full size which contains 2g and is only $5.00. If I really have to find a con to these eyeshadows, I would say that’s the fact they can only be bought online, which may put some people off.

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Shiro Cosmetics Loose Eyeshadows, which are available in lots of beautiful shades, have a creamy, smooth formula that’s a dream to work with. The eyeshadows all have good color payoff, last long and are very inexpensive. However, they can only be bought online.

Rating: 4.5/5

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    • beautifulwithbrains says

      Jamilla, the colors are beautiful, aren’t they? I noticed these are less prone to fall out than most loose eyeshadows, but some can still occur so you need to be careful anyway.

    • beautifulwithbrains says

      Brittany, that’s one of my favourites. Love the color and the name! It’s a shame loose powders can be so messy, although these are a bit less so than most.

    • beautifulwithbrains says

      Vonvon, they are all gorgeous, aren’t they? Pikachu is really one of the most beautiful yellows I have ever seen.

    • beautifulwithbrains says

      Eight, I can’t understand most of the references either lol. But I love the products, the quality iis really great and the prices so cheap.

    • beautifulwithbrains says

      Nikki, you’re welcome. I loose eyeshadows but I haven’t been playing with them as much as I used to lately..

  1. Janessa says

    I’ve bookmarked this page! I want to try this brand I don’t mind that they’re online only since I am a big online shopper :D. What makeup items have interested you the most lately? It could be general-ish like (colorful matte eyeshadows) or specific like Giorgia’s 2012 holiday lip palette. 😛

    • beautifulwithbrains says

      Janessa, do try it! You’ll love their products, I’m sure. Oh dear, what a hard question! At the moment I’m all about the gorgeous holidays sets brands are releasing left, right and center. There are so many I want, and I can’t decides which ones to get lol.

      • Janessa says

        Is there a US exclusive set or one in particular you have in mind? ;] I am preparing your holiday surprise since it takes so long to ship I’m going to send it out early and you can just keep it under your tree until that merry day! 😀

        • beautifulwithbrains says

          Another package?! You are spoiling me lady! You really don’t have to, but I appreciate all that you do for me. If there’s anything from Italy you want, just let me know. :)

          If we’re talking about US exclusive sets, then tarte blush set and Kat Von D eyeliner sets. They’re gorgeous but I know they are on the pricey side and I don’t want you to spend a lot of money on me. You’ve done more than enough already and I’m very grateful for that. *hugs*

          • Janessa says

            Okie, I’ll surprise you too! 😀 I <– capital and bolded and underlined 'I' am so grateful for you! I have learnt so much from you it's invaluable. I'm taking advantage of Sephora's 20% off for VIBs (of course I'd be a VIB haha I think all makeup junkies spend a lot). I ended up only buying one Tarina Tarantino item (though I may pick up their clear glitter eyeliner for the holidays) and it's their Dreamy eyeshadow palette. I'm gifting it to my mom! I'll try it out some time and I'll let you know how I like it. I also ordered Ole Henriksen's "Celebrate the Truth" set. 😀

            SO much work to do tonight. I won't be sleeping much! I had a Starbuck's peppermint mocha (yum :D) and I hope that will help me stay up all night! (even though caffeine doesn't affect me… shh! Let's pretend it does).

            • beautifulwithbrains says

              Oh, I’m really curious now! I don’t know how to thank you, you are a star! And thank you so much for your kind words too. :)

              Don’t you just love Sephora’s sales? Enjoy your haul and how nice of you to buy presents for your mum. I’m sure she’ll love it! :)

              Don’t work too hard hun, you need some rest too. And peppermint mocha sounds really nice. How I miss Starbucks. It’s too bad we don’t have it here.

    • beautifulwithbrains says

      Charisma, their products are wonderful, aren’t they? Great quality at an affordable price. :)

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