I was telling fairytalesandcoffee about the unfortunate way my shopping seems to creep up on me. Not long after I banned myself from buying any more makeup, it started raining makeup because all of the other items I ordered prior to shunning (new) makeup purchases from my life started arriving.
They come in three sizes, full-sized pots, mini pots, and sample baggies. The full-sized ones come with stickers at the top. I bought 4 (I forgot to photograph 1), they’re lined up on the first column: It’s Gonna Be MAY! (LOL), Nestyr, and TARDIS (!).
The mini pot I got is a pink shadow called Wildflowers, and it was from the Hunger Games Collection. The four little clam pots are lip products called Intertubes, L-R: Why Not Zoidberg?, Nyan Cat, Team Buffy, and Sad Keanu. I got four sample baggies, too.
It’s Gonna Be MAY! and Nestyr look a lot alike in the pot, but if you look closely, they are quite different.
It’s Gonna Be MAY!, Shiro’s color of the month for May, is less bright and more grey. It’s inspired by JT’s “ultra noodly hair” and is described as a “Steely grey-blue with very strong coppery duochrome and bright gold sparks!”
Nestyr is Shiro’s third anniversary color. It’s lighter with a greenish sheen. Shiro describes it as “Beautiful incandescent soft purple glowing with green, gold, and red duochrome. Fairly impossible to photograph but it’s srsly the prettiest thing in real life.”
Here, have some swatches:
L-R: It’s Gonna Be MAY!, Nestyr, TARDIS, Wildflowers
TARDIS is their November Color of the Month. It is “opaque, lightly shimmery royal blue with bright purple and green sparkles.”
If you think these are a riot, check out their Color of the Month page, where they are “spring cleaning,” so you have a short time to get them. I really want to get a few more… I mean, who doesn’t want an eyeshadow called “Nic Cage Raking Leaves on a Brisk October Afternoon” or “No Oscar for Leo DiCaprio” or “The Tears of Retail Employees,” which are “freshly harvested from local malls.” Seriously. Get on it.
I wish I could get some more. Alas, my Makeup No Buy and mountainous mineral makeup stash.
Here’s an unfocused picture to show you some of the sparks. I think the least special color is Wildflowers.
I forgot to include, these but here: Lingered in Twilight, and a mini jar of Attercop, Attercop.
Then, I decided to explore their range and get myself some Intertubes, which are basically their lip products. These are just some sample tiny-sized colors I wanted to try out.
Swatched, L-R: Why Not Zoidberg?, Nyan Cat, Team Buffy, and Sad Keanu
These are pretty sheer and are supposedly buildable but I could not really get them to show up on my lips in an intensely opaque manner.
Why Not Zoidberg was what I thought would be the perfect midtone pinky coral for me. Sadly, this “bright coral” is a very warm orange on my lips.
Nyan Cat is a “pink rose with gold shimmer,” which is pretty much what it looks like on me. The shimmer is not very visible.
Team Buffy is a “vampire plum/raisin.” I get it, I love it. It’s quite similar to NARS Vendanges.
Sad Keanu is “the type of purple that frightens little kids.” LOL. It’s just a very dark purple that is less scary than it sounds because you can just put on a sheer wash of color.
These are alright; they apply somewhat patchily and have a LOT of slip, so I cant really build it’s opacity without undoing all of the work I’d done previously. I’m not sure if I’ll get any more colors, but I’ll see how I get on with these first.
So, that’s that. That’s my kind of sad-ish haul. I am so not the practical type… though I think I used to be, at some point.
Anything you want to try from Shiro?