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EOTD: Housewife Halloween
Eyeshadow - Comments (3) - October 30th, 2013

It’s not too late to order Shiro Cosmetics’ awesome Halloween colors. This year, there are two new colors in the collection, Two-Faced and Zero. They are both really pretty and I highly recommend them!

The lid color is Housewife, from the Fullmetal collection. Housewife is a pale greige with a shimmery finish. The crease color is Two-Faced, from the Halloween collection. Two-Faced is a deep blackened grey-purple with coppery shimmer. The highlight color is Zero, a sheer, lightly metallic grey-red. It’s really pretty, and makes a great lip gloss color too. The eyeliner is from L’Oreal, it’s Violet Volt.

I’m wearing a MAC blush, and Shiro custom lipgloss in Cake!.

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EOTD: Housewife Lobotomy
Eyeshadow - Comments (1) - October 26th, 2013

You can still get Halloween colors from Meow Cosmetics, so I wanted to feature another Hallowwen color. I used one of my favorite Shiro colors to go with it, since I like to use red with silver.

The lid color is Housewife, from Shiro Cosmetics. Housewife is a pale greige with a shimmery finish. It looks great paired with just about everything, but I especially like it with red colors. The crease color is Lobotomy, from the Asylum collection by Meow Cosmetics. Lobotomy is a brilliant flaming strawberry. It reads as warmer or cooler, depending on what you pair it with. It’s really pretty! The highlight color is Tears of Retail Employees, also from Shiro. I’m wearing a gray eyeliner pencil from Essence.

The blush is from Milani, it’s Corallina. I think it’s discontinued, which is too bad because it’s a great color. I wouldn’t mind trying some of the other blushes from Milani – they’re very easy to wear. The lip color is Fresh Sugar Shine Lip Treatment.

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Shiro Custom Lipgloss Is Awesome
Hot Lips, Reviews - Comments (2) - October 25th, 2013

When Shiro Cosmetics started doing custom lipgloss, where you can order lipgloss in any lip-safe Shiro eyeshadow color, I squealed. I really did. The real conundrum was which ones to order first? I want so many…

I ordered two colors, Cake! and Fullmetal. I wanted a sheer gold-y color, because I’m kind of addicted to sheer gold-y colors. Cake! is described as pale cream with soft coppery highlight and red cherry sparks. The pictures really aren’t doing it justice – this color is really fantastic as a lipgloss. The red cherry sparks catch in the light, which you can see in my fabulous out of focus picture (I was having a terrible time photographing this, sorry!).

I also wanted a really dark color, and I’m pretty obsessed with Fullmetal, so I figured it would make a great not-black lip gloss. Fullmetal is a complex charcoal base with a strong golden shimmer and red highlights. The gold and red shimmer is so pretty when it catches the light!

The formula is lovely. It’s moisturizing, not sticky, and pretty long-lasting for a gloss. I’m totally addicted, and can think of at least 10 more colors I want to turn into gloss now. If you want to see some other shades, you can go here and here and here. On my short list: Heart Attack, Baker’s Boy, and A Regular Bears’ Meeting.

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EOTD: Bats In The Misfortune
Eyeshadow, Hot Lips - Be the first to comment! - October 19th, 2013

October is more than half over, but it’s not too late to order Halloween colors from Meow Cosmetics! Today’s makeup features two of the prettiest blue/green colors I’ve seen. I like them so much, I might just have to order full sizes (I have samples). Meow’s product photos are decent, but they don’t do these colors justice. They’re totally fab.

The lid color is Misfortune, from the Friday The 13th collection. Misfortune is a metallic green/blue with gold iridescence, and holy moly is it pretty. My photos aren’t doing it proper justice either – check out the swatches at Painted! GAH! SO PRETTY! The crease color is Bats In The Belfry, from the Asylum collection. I’m nuts about this one too. It’s a gunmetal with silver metallic finish. Go see better swatches here. The highlight is Shiro’s Tears of Retail Employees. I used an Organic Wear pencil in a navy color.

The blush is Detrivore’s Lilith. I’m wearing a lip gloss from Urban Decay that’s been discontinued – it’s the Stardust Sparkling Lip Gloss in Glitter Rock. (It’s still available though, and on sale for nine bucks, so get it while you can!) It’s a great color.

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EOTD: Lingered Oogie
Eyeshadow, Hot Lips - Comments (1) - October 16th, 2013

I’ve been on a Shiro kick lately because it’s October and the halloween stuff is available. I used Oogie Boogie and Dr. Finkelstein, along with a color from the Hobbit collection. I didn’t have time to photograph my face when it was fresh, so these pictures are after about six hours of wear. Not bad! I had to blot off the shinies, but I didn’t do any other touch-ups.

The lid color is Oogie Boogie, a swampy green-beige. The crease color is Lingered in Twilight, a blackened blue and green tones with slightly metallic shimmer. The highlight is Dr. Finkelstein, a somewhat sheer, ultra-pale ghoulish green-yellow-grey with blue shimmer. I used a black Physician’s Formula Kohl eyeliner on the upper and lower lashlines, as well as the inner rims.

The blush is Thing, from Detrivore Cosmetics. The lip color is an Uruku Color Gloss from Aveda in the shade Luna. I am addicted to this lip balm/gloss thing. It’s pretty awesome.

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EOTD: Glory Fullmetal
Eyeshadow, Hot Lips - Be the first to comment! - October 14th, 2013

I’ve been wearing more neutrals lately, and I just love this particular combination. I used colors from Silk Naturals and Shiro Cosmetics, and I’m really happy with how it came out.

The lid color is Glory, from Silk Naturals. Glory is a taupe with golden highlights- that’s punctuated with glints of green, copper, peach, and gold. I particularly like the description about the sparkles – “The little bits glimmer read as +1 awesome rather than a craft store tragedy.” Glory is one of my favorite taupe colors because of the sparkly bits. The crease color is Fullmetal from Shiro Cosmetics. Fullmetal is a charcoal base with a strong golden shimmer and red highlights. OH HOW I LOVE THIS COLOR. I used Tears of Retail Employees to highlight. The eyeliner is Jordana Easyliner in Brown Suede.

I can’t entirely remember what I used on my cheeks, but I think it’s Shiro Cosmetics’ Coconut Mall bronzer. I put Fresh’s Sugar Shine Lip Treatment on my lips.

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EOTD: Shiro Halloween Pretties
Eyeshadow - Be the first to comment! - October 13th, 2013

It’s that time of the year, when Shiro Cosmetics brings out the awesome Halloween colors. I used Pumpkin King and Ragdoll, which are really nice together.

Pumpkin King (in the crease), is a blackened copper packed with orange sparkles. Use a sticky base for extra sparkle action. Ragdoll (on the lid), a faded rust matte base filled with lilac and blue sparkles, is one of my favorite orange-y reddish colors. I used Tears of Retail Employees to highlight. The eyeliner is a metallic brown shade from Sephora, which I don’t think they make anymore.

I used Thing blush from Detrivore and totally forgot to put my lip gloss on before taking a picture. I wore this with Aveda Uruku Color Gloss in Luna.

Shiro has two new eyeshadow colors (a purple and a grey-red) and a new lipgloss (a burgundy) to add to this years Halloween collection. I must have them!

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EOTD: Hack Filth
Eyeshadow - Comments (1) - June 27th, 2013

I had forgotten how great Detrivore Cosmetics’ Hack eyeshadow looks on me. It’s definitely one of my favorite shades that they sell, I highly recommend it! It works well with a variety of colors, from purples to pinks to browns or even black colors for a fun smokey look. Detrivore Cosmetics is having their 10 for $20 sale right now, so you should stock up!

The lid color is Filth, soft taupe eye shadow with heavy purple shimmer. Filth is another color I recommend, since it can be quite versatile as well. I put Hack in the crease. Hack is a dark salmon satin eye shadow. The highlight color is Lobotomy, my favorite light sheer gold highlight. The eyeliner is from Givenchy, a brown eye pencil.

I’m wearing Shiro Cosmetics’ Coconut Mall bronzer, a product I highly recommend. It gives a great golden glow. The lipgloss is from Aveda, the shade Gilded Lotus.

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