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Shiro Cosmetics Holiday Lipglosses
Hot Lips, Reviews - Comments (3) - December 21st, 2012

As soon as they were launched on December 1st, I ordered the new Shiro Cosmetics Holiday Lipglosses because HELLO!?! don’t they look gorgeous? I was really happy with the Halloween gloss, so I definitely wanted to get the holiday set too. The colors will work year-round, so don’t hesitate to check them out!

Based on A Christmas Story, the colorful trio features a red color, a gold color, and a purple color. They’re all metallic, but quite sheer compared to the color in the tube. I like the sheerness, since this makes them quite versatile. You can wear them alone for a nice wash of color, or layer them over a stain or lipstick for extra oomph. I really love the Shiro gloss formula. It’s very smooth and not at all sticky, and also moisturizing.

Red Ryder is the red color, named for the Red Ryder carbine-action, two hundred shot Range Model air rifle with a compass in the stock and this thing which tells time. It’s bright candy red with silver sparkle and peppermint bark flavor. It can be layered for extra color.

Leg Lamp is probably my favorite, because I love gold. It’s a shimmery true gold with toffee flavor (yum!) and looks awesome by itself or over other colors. LOVE IT!

Triple Dog Dare, named for the iconic flagpole-licking scene, is a dusty shimmery plum with beigey undertones and a sugarplum flavor. It’s a bit tricky to pull off, but I really like it – especially over a berry lip stain for a nice vampy look.

Here’s how it looks over a berry lip stain, specifically NYC Smooch Proof Lip Stain in Berry Long Time. (This stain is an EXCELLENT value, btw, I highly recommend it.)

All three of these colors are really fun, and I highly recommend you get them. Buy them as a setand save some money! Which color do you like best?

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EOTD: Shiro Halloween Fun
Eyeshadow - Comments (1) - November 26th, 2012

Shiro Cosmetics’ still has the Halloween Collection listed, but I don’t know for how long. If these colors look good, you should probably snag it PRONTO! I used three of the four colors for this look, and I really love them! The Halloween Collection is based on The Nightmare Before Christmas, which is Halloween-y, but also totally Christmas-y in my world. This came out messier than I like, boo hiss.

The lid color is Ragdoll, a lightly faded rust matte base filled with lilac and blue sparkles. This is such a pretty color! I used Pumpkin King in the crease. Pumpkin King is a blackened copper packed with orange sparkles, and it’s delicious. I love these dark brown/charcoals from Shiro, I really do. Use a sticky base for maximum sparklage! I used Finkelstein to highlight, from the inner corners up to the brow bone. Finkelstein is a sheer, ultra-pale ghoulish green-yellow-grey with blue shimmer. It’s a great highlight color. I used more Pumpkin King (with a damp brush) on the upper and lower lashlines.

I used Desert Rose blush from Bare Escentuals. It’s a pretty dusty rose color. The lipstick is Paul & Joe.

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EOTD: Homunculus MDMA
Eyeshadow - Comments (3) - November 24th, 2012

Since it’s the weekend, and I haven’t worn Oh Hey Let’s Go Nuts With Sparkles eyeshadow in ages, I decided to bust out some bright colors and have a little fun today. I’m wearing MDMA from My Pretty Zombie with Homunculus from Shiro Cosmetics, and I think they look nice together!

MDMA is a rosy pink with gold afterglow, and it’s really stunning. It’s one of my favorite pink colors. Homunculus is a shimmery dark grey base with bright sparks of red. I’m addicted to Shiro’s dark gray/charcoal colors for their richness and ease of application. I used Unicorn Pee to highlight, because I wanted all those crazy rainbow sparkles. I used Pixy Epoxy underneath it all to make it stick. The eyeliner is L’Oreal HiP Color Chrome Eyeliner in Black Shock. I also applied more Homunculus to the lower lashline.

The blush is from Silk Naturals, it’s Guava. Guava is a sheer, nude mauve blush. The lipgloss is L’Oreal Infallible Lipgloss in Suede – one of my favorite colors from L’Oreal.

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EOTD: Chimera Skink
Eyeshadow - Comments (2) - November 11th, 2012

Sooo… the only reason this hasn’t been posted yet is because I am not 100% positive which Shiro Cosmetics color I used. DOH. Anyway, this was pre-pinkeye, so it’s about three weeks old. I’m really happy with how it came out though, so I still wanted to use it. It’s (probably) Chimera, with an old favorite Black Rose Minerals color.

The lid color is Skink, from Black Rose Minerals. Skink is one of my favorite neutral taupe-y colors to use. Skink is a champagne-y pinky-beige color. I’m almost positive the crease color is Shiro’s Chimera – a tarnished gold and silver shimmer over a blackened background. (It could be Homunculus, that’s the other possibility.) Either way, they’re both freaking awesome and you should get them! The highlight is Detrivore’s Lobotomy, my favorite sheer gold color. I used a dark brown eyeliner.

The blush is from The Body Shop, a discontinued pale rose color. The lip balm is from Burt’s Bees, their Tinted Lip Balm in Honeysuckle. This is a great color for a sheer nude lip. I really like their tinted lip balms, they have a nice texture, pretty colors, and aren’t made with the attack-strength peppermint oil that their regular lip balm has.

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EOTD: Nic Cage Raking Leaves On A Brisk October Afternoon
Eyeshadow, Hot Lips - Comments (5) - October 21st, 2012

I bought Shiro Cosmetics’ Color of The Month because, well, I had to. I mean, LOOK AT IT. It’s sooo pretty. I also know who inspired it, and that means it was a must have, since that lady is pretty much one of my best friends.

So, Nic Cage Raking Leaves On A Brisk October Afternoon is October’s Color Of The Month. It’s a deep, rich coffee brown-black loaded with gold and red sparkles. If you like browns, and you know I like browns, it’s pretty much a must-have color. It is quite sparkly, so use a sticky base to make sure all your sparkles stay on your eyes! I used it with Meowth (now called Whiteout), a shimmery cream color. I used Everything Is Bears with a damp brush to line the upper and lower lashlines. Black Rose Minerals’ Faye is the highlight.

The blush is Larenim Forbidden Flush. The lipgloss is from Shiro Cosmetics’ Halloween collection – it’s This is Halloween. It tastes like chocolate pumpkin cheesecake, is the perfect red-orange color (heavier on the red) and has a perfect texture. I’m so glad I ordered it!

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EOTD: Gray Glory
Eyeshadow - Comments Off - October 15th, 2012

I seem to be drawn to the same colors, over and over again. I actually started a spreadsheet to keep track of what I own (both eyeshadow samples and full sizes) because I kept ordering duplicates – especially with Meow Cosmetics. But a spreadsheet only works if you consult it before hitting the order button. Which is all a roundabout way of saying I placed an order with Meow on Columbus Day and managed to order THREE duplicate samples. DOOOOOH! The good news I like the colors a lot and I’m not sad to have duplicates.

My husband suggested I wear some “sparkly browns” to match the blouse I was wearing, so I was happy to take his suggestion. I used Glory, from Silk Naturals, on the lid. Glory has a base of taupe with golden highlights, that’s punctuated with glints of green, copper, peach, and gold. It is SUPER PRETTY, especially with a sticky base like Pixie Epoxy. I used Gray Matter, from Meow Cosmetics, in the crease. I now own TWO samples of Gray Matter, so it’s a good thing I REALLY like the color. Gray Matter is a sparkly mauve gray with hot cherry sheen. I used Garland, a Bare Escentuals color, to highlight the inner corners and under the browbone. Using a damp brush, I lined the upper and lower lashlines with Badger, from Shiro Cosmetics.

The blush is Bloodbath, from Detrivore Cosmetics. The lipstick is L’Oreal Colour Riche in Chocolate Spice.

Gray Matter is from Meow Cosmetics’ Alien Abduction collection, which will disappear after Halloween!

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EOTD: Absent Joy
Eyeshadow, Hot Lips - Comments (1) - October 8th, 2012

Today I used another new Detrivore Cosmetics color from the Halloween Collection. It’s Absent, and it’s really stunning. I love wearing bright orange or bright red eyeshadow, so naturally I just had to have Absent. I used it with Joy, one of my favorite Meow Cosmetics colors.

So, Absent… it’s a bright orangish red satin eye shadow with gold shimmer, and it is just so pretty. I used it in the crease. Joy, a pale orange-y color with a pink shift, is from Meow’s Holiday Wishes collection. It’s on the lid. I used Shiro Cosmetics’ Badger on the upper and lower lashline. I put Bare Escentuals’ Firelight, a creamy buttercup shimmer, in the inner corners and under the brow bone.

The blush is Nars Luster. Luster is a sheer golden apricot color. The lipgloss is L’Oreal Infallible Lip Gloss is Suede. This is the new 8-hour formula, which in my opinion isn’t any longer-lasting than the old 6-hour formula. However, it’s still much, much more long-lasting than an ordinary lip gloss. It’s a great color, sort of a rose gold shade.

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This Is Halloween.
Makeup Fun, Shopping - Comments Off - October 7th, 2012

To update my Halloween collections post from last month, here are a few more shopping ideas for you!

Meow Cosmetics is in full swing with their Halloween offerings, including a new collection called Asylum.

Black Rose Minerals has two new collections. A Collection of the Perverse is inspired by Edgar Allen Poe, and features some really lovely jewel tones (my favorite!). Not Another Zombie Collection has some pretty bright colors. Luciferi is from last year, and has some of my favorite dark/blackened colors!

Shiro Cosmetics has done a Halloween collection this year based on A Nightmare Before Christmas, one of my favorite movies of all time. It has four eyeshadows and a deliciously bright red lip gloss. IT WILL BE MINE.

P.S. I ordered Detrivore’s Halloween collection, and it is wonderfully wonderful. I highly recommend it.

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