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Monday, 24 January 2011

Shiro Cosmetics

This is another small business I’ve come across – I love the idea of supporting small companies that sell unique or hand made items. Shiro cosmetics sells vegan mineral loose shadows in hundreds of shades as well as vegan ‘intertubes’ which are basically lip tints.
Before I get into what I bought the packaging was perfectly done with a lovely personal touch with the hand written thank you note.
I bought five sample size eye shadows (I wanted to see the consistency before getting anything full sized)
(Left-Right Jigglypuff, S.S Anne, Meowth, Temple of Time and Master Sword)
But I needn’t have worried about the formula as they are finely milled to help prevent creasing, gorgeously pigmented and the colours are near enough identical to the images online – a rarity with online eye shadows as a lot of websites have terrible swatch pictures!As well as my five samples Caitlin threw in another two extra samples Midna and Trioforce
I’m incredibly impressed with these shadows, I haven’t been able to stop wearing them as the metallic and shimmery finishes are simply stunning! A full sized eye shadow is £3.22 which is pretty good and if you want to try out a few shadows Shiro cosmetics offers sample sets and collections.

P.S Shiro Cosmetics is based in the US so bare in mind the postage costs, I found the postage to be very reasonable though so it’s nothing to really worry about.

40 comments:

Krystal said...

I love the packaging!

Cherry Pullinger said...

Cute products and not bad pricing!

Lillian Funny Face said...

I've seen loads of great things about this company. Thanks for the review!

Closet Fashionista said...

What cute packaging!!! Good idea getting samples first :D
http://aclosetfashionista.blogspot.com/

Gemx said...

I love the names! I really want to try some of the intertubes as well, such great colours :)

johanna said...

WOW adorable

H @ MADEIN1985 said...

So far I've heard good things about this company, I think I might have to order some samples too! I love the selection you've chosen.

I'm pretty sure I'd press them though, loose products really bother me. (I'm lazy!)

..R May A.. said...

@Madein1985 I'm thinking of doing that as pressed shadows are so much easier to use :)
@Closet fashionista, the packaging really is adorable!! x

Shop N' Chomp said...

Oh I love those colors! Etsy rocks =D

Fashion Nicotine said...

I've never heard of it!
I should check it out =)

Venus In Virgo said...

Great review on a nice product! Love the personal note too :) The colors look vibrant XOXO

SabinePsynopsis said...

Lovely colours and the pricing is well good!

Fashion Queen said...

It looks adorable.

styleevictim said...

lovely!

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Cafe Fashionista said...

I am absolutely dying to try these shadows out now - what a fabulous review! :)

Gertrude said...

Love mineral shadows.. and the fact that it's vegan it's define plus! x

Bows and Pearls

..R May A.. said...

@gertrude - that's what convinced me to try them, I couldn't resist the fact they were vegan!! x

johanna said...

this is making me curious

Venus In Virgo said...

Just saying hi! XOXO

Becca. said...

lovely post!


thankyou for the comment on my blog :)
XOXO, BECCA
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rebecca said...

i always try to support small companies when i can, but lack of funds means i'm supporting no one at the moment :( their products sounds really good though!

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Ansa said...

Cute products. I love the idea of supporting small companies as well.

Karen said...

Those look like pretty big sample sizes to me. Thats nice you got 2/7 for free! Are you gonna show us some swatches?

Ahleessa said...

The colors are pretty especially Trioforce! :)

cassie min said...

wow thats a pretty good price for such cute items! :D
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Blowraspberry said...

Wow that's really fantastic product, I"m a vegan too, but fortunately I live away from your places :(


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..R May A.. said...

@Ahleessa Trioforce is so pretty - with almost blue relfexs
@karen I was meant to put some up but for some reason blogger won't let me but the swatch pictures up! I'm going to keep trying though :)

DinaXYYan said...

The colours are so pretty!

Chelsea Elizabeth. said...

These seem great! I love metallic and shimmery shades. :)

<3Chelsea Elizabeth

Winnie said...

It looks as though those samples will last you forever! The colours are really lovely. I like the look of the 'master sword' colour.

G A B Y said...

Oh yes, I've heard a lot about this brand! They name their products with Pokemon names! Amazing (=

Charly said...

Ooh lovely colours, can't wait to see some of them on!

Charlyx

http://x-whatiworetoday-x.blogspot.com

Melminho said...

Nice review!
xoxo
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Lottie said...

oooh cute!

Jennifer Scavone said...

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Ciao!

Josie said...

The packaging is so gorgeous!
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Sara.H said...

Never heard of it but looks great :) thanks for sharing ^ ^

..R May A.. said...

@Sara.H I hadn't heard much about them either - they're quite a small company :)
@Gaby It's such a cute idea!! x

Silkybow said...

wow the products look so cute! Thanks for sharing, might look more into it soon ^_^.

-marta said...

vegan cosmetics are usually quite expensive, but this is very nicely priced! Thanks for the post :)

xx