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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Shiro Cosmetics: The Legends Collection Swatches

Hello all! I should be sleeping seeing as how it's quarter after 3 here in the East Coast. But I wanted to play with my cosmetics and well, what's sleep when you got makeup?

...Actually, in order to reduce fine lines, wrinkles, baggies underneath your eyes - you really should go to sleep at a reasonable hour. Don't do stuff like this, lol.

I started swatching my Shiro haul earlier but I had to take a break. After watching Paranormal Activity (I don't understand the hype), I finished the swatches. I even redid a few because I couldn't stand how they came out in pictures.

Anyway, if you haven't already, I suggest you guys check out Shiro Cosmetics! They already have one collection out based on Pokemon and this latest one is based off of the very popular (and awesome) video game, The Legend of Zelda.

Of course I had to get it. With these colors, why not?

Favorites: Temple of Time, Moosh, Ganondorf, Farore's Wind, Veran, Zora, Oshus, Master Sword, Zelda (love this color!)

Had issues with: Majora's Mask and Puzzle Cube. I had to reswatch these twice because I didn't get decent pictures either time. I thought I was using too much/too little Pixie Epoxy. I don't have a solution but basically, if you're using PE, you need to pat these shadows on. I think Puzzle Cube would probably work better as a veil over your eye shadows (it's got some awesome color interference going on) but as for being just eye shadow, I wouldn't know how to go applying it. You would also have to pat, not swipe, with Majora's Mask. It was a beautiful deep purple color with all this glitter but you had to pat it on because even with Pixie Epoxy, it was difficult to get a consistent swatch without patches.

These came as freebies. I love Team Rock and Gengar. How did they know I love purple?? Lol.

Would I buy from them again? DEFINITELY. I really need to mention that each sample size comes with 1/4th tsp worth of product which is more than enough to full-fill your sampling needs. It's very competitive at $1 each. Many indie mineral makeup companies sell their samples for the same price but they only provide 1/16th tsp worth of products. Fyrinnae offers 1/3rd tsp and 1/4th tsp (depending on the color) per color for $2. But they don't call them samples so much as minis. You're getting minis with Shiro. :)

Shipping was uber fast. I ordered either Thursday or Friday and it arrived in less than a week. The colors are gorgeous, the quality is obviously well-formulated, the labeling and packaging are so very cute and neat, not to mention their customer service is definitely not lacking. :)

I'm definitely loving these colors. Hope you're loving them too!


Leira Yann said...

Great swatches!! I can't stop telling people that I'll like Rupee. Hehe :)

KittenMittens said...

I want them all!

Kimber Y said...

Awesome swatches! Is Majora's Mask a matte-based purple? I've read on the Fyrinnae site that matte-based purples don't work well with PE...but that wouldn't explain Puzzle Box. Either way, I need them all NOW!

ladyinatophat said...

I think that's why Majora's Mask didn't work so well! Haha, I should've used my UD Primer instead. Either way, the color is still pretty awesome!

I would definitely recommend you get some since the samples come in such generous sizes, there's more than enough product to try out and enjoy.

Thanks for the compliments y'all!

galgotspirit said...

Have you ever tried/swatched/reviewed Hi-Fi Cosmetics (etsy) eyeshadows? I love to see your take on them!