Monday, March 19, 2012

Shiro Cosmetics The Tributes Collection Review & Swatches


Finally! I couldn't wait any longer to show you these swatches of the new Shiro Cosmetics collection, The Tributes.  I couldn't take them outdoors like I had planned, but I hope you enjoy them nonetheless.

Unlike my previous orders it took a bit longer for my package to arrive this time, even though I only ordered this sample set. I placed my order on the 26th of February and it came in the mail on the 15th of March (which is 14 business days). And unlike previous orders, I didn't get an email or Paypal update with a tracking number though I see from the package that there was indeed delivery confirmation used. I guess turn around time is one of the things one must consider when wanting products from indie brands. However, it did come with candy (not that I can eat it, but I can look at it and salivate quite nicely). NARS doesn't give me candy, that's for sure.

There are 12 shades total, take a look! Each shade is swatched twice, the left being over dry, bare skin and the right side applied over a wet base such as Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy or MAC Gel Mixing Medium.


Unforgettable- a russet red with bright sparks
Girl on Fire- a brilliant orange base with glimmering gold
Cornucopia- a fine intense yellow shimmer
Remake- a gilded gold, almost chrome in intensity


Star-Crossed- a rich bark brown with golden shimmer
Beyond the Fence- a mossy green shimmer that melts into woody gold
Huntress- bright silver chrome
Rebellion- the blackest blue shimmer

Ever In Your Favor- a cheery fuchsia pink shimmer
Wildflowers- a dainty faded pink shimmer
Baker's Boy- soft tan with various colored shimmer
Mockingjay- a soft bronze-gold

I did notice that there is a fair number of shades in this collection that are fairly warm. Despite this, I can honestly say that I love each and every color from this collection. I love how well these shadows translate from the book, the colors are exactly what I wanted to see in a Hunger Games themed set. Not only is each individual color very intense, but as a collection the shades are very cohesive.


Here I used Cornucopia on the lid, with Beyond The Fence in the Crease.

I'm not going to lie, I started out buying makeup from Shiro because of the novelty of having Pokemon themed products but I'm extremely pleased that the cosmetics stand out in their own right. It's fantastic to see a company have one after another well rounded, beautiful collections.

Shiro Cosmetics can be purchased at the site (click here). Sample bags like I ordered are $1 each (or $10.80 for all twelve), mini jars for $3.50 and full sized jars are $5.00.

Do any of these shades seem especially appealing to you?

Products featured were purchased by me, for my own use. For additional information, please refer to my Disclosure Policy.


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