Monday, 28 July 2014

Shiro (and Detrivore) Swatch Post

Aaages ago I did a Shiro haul, I'm finally posting the pictures. Most of these shadows and lip colours are actually available unlike the Darling Girl haul I posted earlier. This haul also includes a few Detrivore shadows, as Shiro now stock Detrivore. As before all the shadows and lip products are photographed in natural light. Lip products are swatched on bare skin, eyeshadows are swatched over primer on the left and pixie epoxy on the right. Descriptions are all straight from the Shiro website.

First up these are the three Shiro shades I bought; I Loved A Maid, Chimera and Kooloo-Limpa

Shiro I Loved A Maid Swatch
I loved a maid as fair as summer, with the sunlight in her hair. She was a crofter’s daughter. And she loved me.

I Loved A Maid is a green-shifting gold shining out over a base of softened Lannister crimson. Lip-safe!

Shiro Chimera Swatch
The fusing of animals with human beings oftentimes produces tragic results, but that’s the price of scientific advancement. Cave Johnson would approve!

Chimera is a complex and unique blend – looks coppery in the jar, then applies as tarnished gold and silver shimmer over a blackened background. Lip-safe!

Shiro Kooloo Limpa Swatch
Kooloo Limpa - Satiny peach with green and red sparkles. Lip safe!
Tingle, Tingle! Kooloo-Limpah! I may be 32, but I still believe I am a fairy.
And these are the three Detrivore shades I picked up; Hypothesis, Autopsy and Scar

Shiro Detrivore Swatches

Shiro Detrivore Hypothesis Swatch

Hypothesis is a medium satin taupe with subtle pink tones.

Shiro Detrivore Autopsy Swatch

Autopsy is a matte cream highlight.

Shiro Detrivore Scar Swatch

Scar is a pale taupe with a violet shift.

And finally the GWP, Hodor
Shiro Hodor Swatch

“Hodor,” hodored Hodor. “Hodor hodor hodor!”

Hodor is a medium near-matte taupe. Lip-safe!

These are the lip products I picked up, two of the Miyazaki inspired balm stains and a sample of one of the new Nic Cage Through the Ages lipglosses

Shiro Tinted Balm Swatch

Once you do something, you never forget. Even if you can’t remember.
It's Called Love - Summery medium coral, a match for our former Why Not Zoidberg color.

A heart’s a heavy burden.
Who Swallowed a Star - Bright coral-orange in the tube, applies a bit pinker than you might expect! Will leave behind a light stain.

Shiro Nic Cage Gloss Swatch

The invention of the disco ball came about one night after Nic Cage, at the tender age of five, accidentally sat on a mirror. The shards stuck to his bum and reflected the lasers which happened to be around, throwing off glorious scatterings of multicolored light which made everyone want to dance. Unfortunately, the name “Nicso ball” did not stick.
Nic Cage Getting Funky With That Saturday Night Fever - Super sheer purple with bright orange sparkle.

When I bought these I also picked up two of the intertubes as they were on sale due to being discontinued. I swatched them anyway, because they're pretty, and you never know someone might have them in a blog sale! (Not me, I love them).

Shiro Yo Dawg Nyan Cat Swatch

Everything (except the now-discontinued intertubes) can be purchsed from Shiro Cosmetics online store.
Eyeshadows range from $1.00 for sample size to $6.00 for full size.
Tinted balms are only fullsize and $5.00
Lip glosses are $2.00 for a sample and $8.00 for fullsize.
Shiro also offer custom glosses of any of their lip safe colours or will try to 'colour match' for you, priced between $9.00 and $13.00.


  1. Nice swatches! I love Shiro. Caitlin makes such awesome pretties!

  2. I hate that name CHIMERA, seriously , we waited soooo long before the CHIMERA saga ended it was endlessly it alsmost stoped us to keep watching HUNTER X HUNTER

  3. I love Chimera. I need to wear it more often. I am bad at posting swatches late. XD


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