Back in September, Shiro had a really good sale on eyeshadow samples ($.70 per baggie!) so naturally I showed great restraint and only picked up a few things.
Ok, ok, you got me, I picked up 22 things. 22 counts as a few right?
In the interest of not writing a Melville-esque post, I’ll break this up into a few separate posts. You’re welcome.
From The Legends Collection
You got Farore’s Wind! This wondrous gift from the Goddess of Courage will allow you to… uh… run away. Yeah.
Light blue-toned green with silvery shimmer. Not lip-safe.
I would say that the website description is pretty accurate. This is a nice shimmery minty green.
Kooloo – Limpah!
From The Legends Collection
Tingle, Tingle! Kooloo-Limpah! I may be 32, but I still believe I am a fairy.
Satiny peach with green and red sparkles. Lip safe!
The sparkles come off as more of a sheen than a distinct red or green sparkle, but this shade is absolutely one of my favorites out of the entire bunch that I ordered. It’s really beautiful.
Glowstick Of Destiny
From The Earth’s Mightiest Heroes Collection
“This usually works…”
“Well, performance issues, it’s not uncommon.”
Muted Tesseract blue with strong golden duochrome. Not lip-safe.
The golden duochrome is actually stronger than the blue base on this shade. On the eyes the blue barely comes across and when it does, it appears more green since it is mixing with the gold. Still a lovely color, just much less blue than I was anticipating.
Come Play With Me
From the Flash Ignite Collection
The saddest little lonely mummy boy. Will you be his friend? That’s a trick question. You can’t.
Cool muted ashy green with a strong antique gold shift. Not lip-safe.
The only thing to note about this shade is that the “antique gold shift” is much much stronger in swatches than it was on actual application. I have yet to try this over glitter glue but that would probably help bring out the shift a bit.
All four of these shades were lovely but if I was going to pick just one it would absolutely be Kooloo-Limpah! It’s just such a lovely shade. One thing that I find to be true of all Shiro eyeshadows is that you absolutely must use a primer or sticky base. None of these shadows will show up at all over bare skin. That aside, I had no trouble with creasing or fading and in general, I think Shiro eyeshadows start looking nicer as the day goes on.
- We leave on vacation in just a few more days! I’m obviously pretty stoked but I’m also really ready to not have quite do much to DO for a little while. I’m beat yo!
- Yesterday my phone freaked out and died multiple times in a very spectacular and dramatic fashion (I didn’t realize you could get the blue screen of death on an iPhone) do I had to get a new phone 20 days before I’m due for an upgrade. Talk about rotten timing!
8 thoughts on “Shiro Eyeshadow Samples – Part 1”
Glowstick of Destiny! Both the name and the colour is AWESOME.
Kooloo-Limpah looks great on you.
I’ve not had a blue screen of death on an iphone before… knocks on wood!
Enjoy your vacation! 😀
Best name ever right? Thank you! I think Kooloo-Limpah would look good on everyone, it’s just really pretty!
Thanks, I will! 😀
OOoh, I love the colours that you picked!
Blue screen of death? I didn’t know that could happen with an iphone! My screen lock / power button stops working for days at a time, and then suddenly will work two times in a row. I can’t actually turn my phone off anymore.
Hope you have an awesome vacation!
I didn’t know it was possible either,i can’t say I was thrilled to learn about it either:) I think that would drive me crazy to not be able to turn my phone off!
The Zelda references are too cute, haha. Love all these shades on you! =) That last one threw me, not much of a shift when worn…
The names of Shiro shadows are really the best aren’t they? I do kind of feel like all of the shift shows up in swatches and almost none shows up on the eyes with some of their shadows though. Kind of a bummer…
Must have something to do with our wrinkly eye skin. =( A shame… who doesn’t want duochrome eyes?!
Exactly! Curses on the wrinkly duochrome negating eye skin!