I am knee-deep in thesis work at the moment, but just wanted to stick my head over the parapet for a moment and show you my latest Shiro cosmetics haul. It turned up yesterday so I haven’t had much of a chance to play with the shadows yet.
Here are the swatches:
I love all three of these, but if I had to choose a favourite, I’d choose ‘There Will Be Cake’. It strikes a beautiful balance between shimmer and glitter, and has a gorgeous texture. I have a feeling that ‘Deadly Neurotoxin’and ‘Shoes For Orphans’ will work really well on the eye too.
How gorgeous is ‘Veran’? I’m not a huge blue eyeshadow person, but wow! I expect I’ll be sporting this at some point today, perhaps with ‘Hyperbeam’. ‘Beta’ is a lovely olive green which is a bit outshone by ‘Veran’ in the swatch above, but is lovely in its own right.
I’m always drawn to red and orange eyeshadows because they bring out blue eyes so well, but ‘Hearts’ and ‘Are You Still There’ are a little more on the peach side of things, so I’m not sure how well we’ll get on. ‘Subrosia’ looks more promising.
Looks at my poor swatch hand! All red from swatching! These last two shadows were the freebies enclosed with my order. I like ‘Poliwrath’, and I already have (and love) ‘Boomerang’. I’m not sure how much wear I’ll get out of a mid-toned blue, but the smooth texture and sophisticated shimmer are encouraging me to give it a go.
If you haven’t checked out the new Shiro Cosmetics website yet, do so. There are lots of new shadows that look stunning. You’ll be hard-pressed to narrow down your list!
So that’s the haul! Now, back to work…
Edit: Here are some photos of ‘Veran’ hastily and heavily applied. Check out all its majesty: