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Hello everyone! I’m Carissa and I run The Indie Makeup Blog. Luna was nice enough to allow me a spot as her guest poster today.

You know how people say that adding mascara ties a whole look together? Well for me it’s a nice bright eyeshadow placed in the inner corner. Even when I just wear liner, I still add an inner corner highlight. It makes you look more awake and I love the effect it gives. Although there are plenty of eye-brightening shades out there, I have a few in my regular rotation that are my tried and trues. I applied these without primer or a glitter fixative because I wanted you to be able to get a better idea of how it would look worn in the inner corner.

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Fyrinnae Sled Puppies is a white gold shimmer with subtle blue sparkles. This is my #1 shadow that I reach for to highlight. Pigmented, smooth, and the white gold shimmer seems to complement nearly any look. I’ve also used this as a cheek highlight and it’s very pretty worn that way.

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Hello Waffle Sweetie is a shimmery off-white with blue iridescence. The blue shimmer is more apparent in person. This eyeshadow was part of the limited edition Kitty Kingdom collection. For those who don’t know, The Kitty Kingdom collection was inspired by the pet’s of members from Hello Waffle‘s Facebook fan page. A portion of the proceeds were given to a local pet shelter in Christine’s area. I like this shade a lot because of the blue sheen. I use this all the time with other blue eyeshadows such as Femme Fatale Dreamstate and Hello Waffle The Great Catsby.

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Fyrinnae Crimson Ghost is a soft white with a prominent pink shift. The shift can look red or pink depending on the lighting and this one is pretty pigmented. It is easily one of my favorite shades from Fyrinnae and I highly recommend picking it up. One of my go-to looks is Fyrinnae Repunzel Has Extensions on the lid, Fyrinnae It Beautifies! in the crease, and Crimson Ghost on the inner corner.

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Femme Fatale Perspect-Illusion is a soft pink with a strong blue shift. The blue shift is so intense that it often appears blue instead of pink. Femme Fatale is known as one the best makers of duochromes in the market, and I absolutely agree. This shade is stunning. I like to pair it with Femme Fatale Prismo.

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Hello Waffle Snow Bees is an off white with subtle creamsicle shimmer. I wish I had more sunlight the day I swatched these so you could see the shimmer more, but trust me it’s there in person. I tend to use this one with orange shadows such as Hello Waffle Fauxlivia. 

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Shiro Moon Prism Power a white gold with a green shift. This is part of Shiro’s High Scores collection and is pretty loved in the indie world. Plus, Sailor Moon. How can you go wrong? This and Femme Fatale Planeshift make the most beautiful combination!

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Femme Fatale Bone Dust is a greyed out lilac matte base with pink shimmer. Hello long description! But seriously, this color is so cool. Femme Fatale has a few shadows in the matte base + shimmer formula and I really like them. I don’t have anything like this in my collection and it’s light enough to wear in the inner corner or on the lid.

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Aromaleigh 100 Years of Winter is a sheer grey with heavy silver sparkle and a subtle pink shift. This color was actually made to be used as a multipurpose highlighter so I wear it both as an inner corner shade and as a cheek highlight. It was part of the first Aromaleigh Ephemera Subscription box.

That wraps up my most used highlight shades! Hope you guys enjoyed. Thanks again Luna for allowing me to be your guest poster today :)

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More CoTM swatches from Shiro Cosmetics! I know I said I’d post them yesterday, but I fell asleep in the middle of editing photos. >.> Oops. So um here they are today! xd Today I have Dance of Death, Yzma’s Essence of Llama, Moon Prism Power, Cheshire Cat, Augustus Waters and Damnit, Moon Moon. Remember these are available until the end of the month, then POOF! Dance of Death and Cheshire Cat are not available. Also am baking Amish sugar cookies. Yum. And mushrooms are soaking for miso soup!

Official Descriptions
Dance of Death is a emerald green with subtle teal duochrome and silver and purple sparks. October 2013 CoTM.
Yzma’s Essence of Llama is a dark plum purple with llama-colored duochrome. September 2013 CoTM.
Moon Prism Power is a pale, lightly pinkish cream base, with a strong opalescent green shift and bright golden sparkle. September 2013 CoTM.
Cheshire Cat is a medium grey with a strong green-blue shimmer. August 2013 CoTM.
Augustus Waters is a vibrant turquoise packed with golden and aqua sparkle. August 2013 CoTM.
Damnit, Moon Moon is a Medium red-toned purple packed with gold glitter. June 2013 CoTM.

Ordering options
You will receive loose product in a 5g jar with a sifter, packed 1.5-2g by weight for $6.00 per jar.

All photos taken indoors in direct light and outdoors in direct sun. Swatched over bare skin, Glamour Doll Eyes Foil Me and Madd Style Cosmetics Optimus Prime primer.

Dance of Death is a bright jewel green with silver and purple sparks.
Ingredients: Mica, carnauba wax, titanium dioxide, iron oxide, tin oxide, blue #1 lake, yellow #5 lake, ferric ferrocyanide, calcium aluminum borosilicate, silica. VEGAN

Yzma’s Essence of Llama is a burgundy with a bronze-ish sheen.
Ingredients: mica, carnauba wax, titanium dioxide, iron oxide, tin oxide, ultramarine blue, copper powder, silica. VEGAN

Moon Prism Power is a super pale cream with a slightly gold/green shift and gold sparks.
Ingredients: mica, carnauba wax, titanium dioxide, iron oxide, tin oxide, calcium aluminum borosilicate, silica. VEGAN

Cheshire Cat is a medium gray with an aqua sheen.
Ingredients: Mica, carnauba wax, titanium dioxide, iron oxide, tin oxide, calcium aluminum borosilicate and silica. VEGAN

Augustus Waters is a bright aqua/turqoise with gold and aqua sparks.
Ingredients: mica, carnauba wax, titanium dioxide, iron oxide, tin oxide, ferric ferrocyanide, calcium aluminum borosilicate, silica. VEGAN

Damnit, Moon Moon is a reddish purple with gold glitter and gold sparks.
Ingredients: mica, carnauba wax, titanium dioxide, iron oxide, tin oxide, calcium aluminum borosilicate, silica. VEGAN
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More pretties! Unfortunately Cheshire Cat and Dance of Death are not available anymore, but I hadn’t previously swatched them, so. :) Which colors are your favorites? Are you picking any up? Which ones?

Shiro Cosmetics can be found on Facebook here and Twitter here. You can contact Caitlin through her contact page here.

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I have many of Shiro Cosmetics color of the month shades and am finally getting around to swatching them. xd Caitlin has added some older CoTM shades back into the shop until the end of the month. So I suggest you go take a look and grab them before you miss them! Onto ze swatches!

Official descriptions
Chinchillin’ is a velvety heather grey with strong purple duochrome and sparkle. June 2014 CoTM.
Plausible Walrus is a right poppy-pink with a violet shift. May 2014 CoTM.
Still No Oscar for Leo DiCaprio is a shimmering rose-tinted champagne with bright silver sparks. April 2014 CoTM.
You Snow Nothing is a iridescent crow’s wing blue-black, kissed by fire. December 2013 CoTM.
TARDIS is a lightly shimmery royal blue with bright purple and green sparkles. November 2012 CoTM.
Doge is a slightly pink-toned shimmery creamy dogey wonderment. November 2013 CoTM.

Ordering options
You will receive loose product in a 5g jar with a sifter, packed 1.5-2g by weight for $6.00 per jar.

All photos taken indoors in direct light and outdoors in direct sun. Swatched over bare skin, Glamour Doll Eyes Foil Me and Madd Style Cosmetics Optimus Prime primer.

Chinchillin’ is a darkish gray with a purple shift and purple sparks.
Ingredients: mica, carnauba wax, titanium dioxide, iron oxide, tin oxide, synthetic fluorophylogopite, silica. VEGAN

Plausible Walrus is a bright pinky coral with a purple shift.
Ingredients: mica, carnauba wax, titanium dioxide, iron oxide, tin oxide, yellow #5. VEGAN

Still No Oscar for Leo DiCaprio is a pale rose-gold champagne with silver sparks.
Ingredients: mica, carnauba wax, titanium dioxide, iron oxide, tin oxide. VEGAN

You Snow Nothing is a satin black with orange and gold sparks.
Ingredients: mica, carnauba wax, titanium dioxide, iron oxide, tin oxide. VEGAN

TARDIS is a bright cobalt blue with purple and green sparks.
Ingredients: mica, carnauba wax, titanium dioxide, iron oxide, tin oxide, ferric ferrocyanide, ultramarine blue, calcium aluminum borosilicate, silica. VEGAN

Doge is a shimmery, barely pink champagney cream.
Ingredients: mica, carnauba wax, titanium dioxide, iron oxide, tin oxide, aluminum powder, silica. VEGAN
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These colors are beautiful as usual. Caitlin does amazing things with makeup. ^.^ You must go BUY ALL THE THINGS! I shall be posting some more shades tomorrow. :)

Shiro Cosmetics can be found on Facebook here and Twitter here. You can contact Caitlin through her contact page here.

Luna

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Hey lovelies! I’m sure by now most of you know that Caitlin from Shiro Cosmetics does custom lipgloss, if not well you best crawl out from under that rock. xd You can turn any lip-safe shade into a custom lipgloss. You can even choose the opacity of your gloss, from sheer to moderate to opaque. I’ve only purchased a few, but they’re really nice and I like ’em. So here are some swatches of mine.

Official Descriptions:
My Cat is My Valentine is a creamy light pink with bright white sparkles.
Moon Prism Power is a pale, lightly pinkish cream base, with a strong opalescent green shift and bright golden sparkle.
I Survived the Apocalypse and All I Got Was This Eyeshadow is a rosy champagne with lots of gold and silver sparks, very celebratory!

You will receive custom lipgloss in a 10-mL squeeze tube labeled with color name and opacity for $7.50. There is an added .50 ¢ charge for choosing the opaque option.

Also adding this little video so you can see how pretty they are.

Base Ingredients: hydrogenated polyisobutene, ethylene/propylene/styrene copolymer, butylene/ethylene/styrene copolymer, meadowfoam seed oil, cocoa butter, vitamin E. VEGAN

Overall I’m very pleased with the custom lipglosses! The formula is plush and creamy and only slightly sticky. I definitely recommend trying them out. You can find the listing here. You can contact Caitlin Here. Find Shiro on Facebook!

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Hello lovelies! I’m going to be swatching some of my Shiro Cosmetics for you! I put the free samples I’ve received into jars and swatched them. I’m hoping to get my custom glosses swatched next. :) For now I have Little Brother, Diamonds!, It’s Mossy! and Star-Crossed. I forgot that I’d swatched Star-Crossed before and only remembered after I’d finished editing my photos. xd Oops. So you get to see it again! I’ve mixed up the swatches a bit. When asked in my makeup group about the swatches people wanted to see the large round swatches over primer instead of glitter glue, so that’s what I did. :)

Official Descriptions:
Little Brother is a strongly metallic mid-toned silver.
Diamonds! is a sheer, super sparkly icy aqua-blue.
It’s Mossy! is a complex green-blue-grey, lightly metallic, over a black base.
Star-Crossed is a blackened coppery-brown.

Ordering options:
You will receive loose product in a 5g jar with a sifter, packed 2g by weight for $5.00.
You will receive loose product in a 3g jar with a sifter, packed 1g by weight for $3.50.
You will receive loose product in a 2×2″ baggie, packed ¼ by volume for $1.00.
Optional for It’s Mossy! and Diamonds!. You will receive loose product in a collector’s eddition square 5g jar without a sifter, packed 2g by weight for $8.50.

All photos taken indoors under a daylight bulb. Swatched over Madd Style Cosmetics Optimus Primer primer, Darling Girl Cosmetics Glitter Glue and bare skin.

Little Brother is a super silver… silver. xd

Ingredients: mica, carnauba wax, titanium dioxide, iron oxide. VEGAN

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Diamonds! is a super glassy, sparkley, shiny aqua-blue shade with rainbow sparks. It’s on the sheer side but can be built up nicely.

Ingredients: mica, carnauba wax, titanium dioxide, iron oxide, tin oxide, calcium aluminum borosilicate, silica, ferric ferrocyanide. VEGAN

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It’s Mossy! is a greyish foresty green that turns into a crazy metallic over primer/base.

Ingredients: mica, carnauba wax, titanium dioxide, iron oxide, tin oxide. VEGAN

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Star-Crossed is a dark brown with a coppery sheen.

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So these were free samples from a couple of orders. I emptied the baggies into some 5g jars that I have. The samples are really generous it filled up almost half of a 5g jar. You can contact Caitlin here. You can purchase from Shiro Cosmetics here. Find Shiro on Facebook!

Luna

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Soooo. I’m a little late on uh swatching this collection. >.> But better late than never right? :d So this is the Hallow’s Eve Shiro Cosmetics Collection. Obviously this is inspired by The Nightmare Before Christmas. <3 I have Finkelstein, Ragdoll, Oogie Boogie and Pumpkin King eyeshadows. And there is a beautiful orange lip gloss called This is Halloween. It’s a kind of a rusty-red-orange gloss. It’s gorgeous. I love me some orange lippies and this one is at the top. :) It’s also flavored, chocolate pumpkin cheesecake. Om nom nom. Finkelstein is a lovely sheer sickeningly green with blue and purple sparks. Ragdoll is an almost faded rusty red with purple and blue sparks. Oogie Boogie is a grayed out zombie rising up out of a swamp green with green/blue sparks. Last but not least is Pumpkin King! It’s a sort of dark and dreary autumn forest with falling leaves on the ground with coppery moonlight sparkles. It’s a beautiful collection. >.> Too bad it’s not up anymore. *cough* I bit the dust on this post. t.t But here look at the pretties!

Finkelstein is a somewhat sheer, ultra-pale ghoulish green-yellow-grey with blue shimmer.
Ragdoll is a lightly faded rust matte base filled with lilac and blue sparkles.
Oogie Boogie is a swampy green-beige with a muted velvety finish.
Pumpkin King is a very blackened copper packed with orange sparkles.
This Is Halloween is a Medium shimmery red-orange. It is chocolate pumpkin cheesecake flavored.


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Ahmygahd. I have sample of Shiro Cosmetics new Intertubes! They are so pretty. Oh my. Smashing and Why Not Zoidberg are my favorites. ^.~ I have for you Insanity Wolf, Why Not Zoidberg?, Trololo, Smashing, Magnets, Battletoads, Ridiculously Photogenic and Me Gusta.

Insanity Wolf is this lovely light grey with a tad bit of purple to it. Why Not Zoidberg? is quite possibly the best coral ever. EVER. Trololo is a red orange kind of pretty thing. Smashing is a gorgeous pinky purple. Magnets is a pretty plum shade. Battletoads is a pretty green with some copper sheen. Ridiculously Phototenic is a dark fuchsia. And Me Gusta is black. Blaaack.

These were swatched on mah bare, naked lips! *smoochy smoochy*

Insanity Wolf is a pale cool grey with the faintest hint of purple.
Why Not Zoidberg? is a bright coral.
Trololo is a vivid, slightly reddened tangerine.
Smashing is a pinky-purpley-smashingness, fit for mermaids and dugongs.
Magnets is a plum with strong silver sheen.
Battletoads is a marshy green-brown with copper and green shimmer.
Ridiculously Photogenic is a deepened fuschia.
Me Gusta is a pure, solid black. Like Matt’s soul.


Luna
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Shiro Cosmetics has a new collection called Badger, Mushroom and Snake. And those are the actual shadow names. So we have badger which is this pretty blackened brown with orange/coppery sparks. Mushroom is a burnt orange metallic shade. And Snake is this pretty shimmery lime/chartreuse green.

Badger is a shimmery blackened chocolate with sparks of uncaring honey.
Mushroom is a shimmery coppery-orange with a hint of golden sparkle.
Snake is a bright, lightly shimmery chartreuse.


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I have some pretty purples and a lovely gold from Shiro Cosmetics. ^.^ I have Reverse Psychology, Elite Four, Shinigami and Cakeday. Reverse Psychology is gorgeous it’s a slightly muted purple with this green/aqua sheen and green glitter. Elite Four is this deep smoky blurple shade with gold sparks. Shinigami is a dark purple, it almost leans towards navy and has lots of silver sparks. And last but not least, Cakeday! Cakeday is Shiro’s special birthday color and was only available until May 7th. Cakeday is a lovely gold with green sparks. I like purple. I bet you can’t tell. I need more pinks. xd

Reverse Psychology is a medium purple with bold green shimmer and lime glitter.
Elite Four is a deep, rich, shimmering indigo with golden sparks glitter.
Shinigami is a dark royal purple with silver sparks.

All shades were taking indoors under a daylight bulb and were swatched over essence You Rock! Eyeshadow Base and Darling Girl Cosmetics Glitter Glue.


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I have some Shiro Cosmetics for you, yay! I have Shaymin, clefairy, Princess and Sweet Honey. Both Shaymin and Clefairy are discontinued. I need a full size jar of Princess. It’s just a lovely peachy/salmon color. I also adore Clefairy, If Clefairy were real they’d wear themselves cause it’s a perfect match yo.

Shaymin is a delicate pinky-peach with subtle teal shimmer and sparkle.

Clefairy is a super-sparkly purple-toned pink.

Princess is a soft salmon-y pink with bright golden sparks.

Sweet Honey is a shimmery golden champagne with a light peach/copper tint.

All swatches were done over Too Faced Shadow Insurance and Darling Girl Cosmetics Glitter Glue. Photos were taken indoors under a daylight bulb.


Luna
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Sooo I have one of the Intertubes from Shiro Cosmetics to show you. :d I have Forty Cakes and holy how is it a pretty. It’s neon pink, but there are no actual neon’s in it. How awesome is that? It’s gorgeous and I’m pretty sure I’ll be wearing it fairly often. :)


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Yay part two of The Tribute Collection from Shiro Cosmetics. Here we have Mockingjay, Rebellion, Remake, Star-Crossed, Unforgettable and Wildflowers. I love Rebellion, Remake and Wildflowers. Rebellion is a navy blue with a million gorgeous multicolored sparks and soft blue shimmer. Remake is a shimmery gold with purple sparks, and Wildflowers is a soft shimmery pink with green and gold sparks. Seriously so pretty. Mockingjay is another gorgeous color, it’s a gold//bronze/brown color of awesome. It’s hard to dislike any of these shades. d=

Photos were taken indoors under a daylight bulb, swatched over Concrete Minerals Electric Eye Primer and Darling Girl Cosmetics Glitter Glue.


Luna

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Today I got to visit Caitlin from Shiro Cosmetics and help out a bit. It was great and I enjoyed meeting her and filling jars. xd She asked me if I’d swatch The Tribute Collection and really like I was gonna say no. >.> So she gave me samples to swatch. I’m glad she did. It was the Tribute collection that I was putting in jars and oh man they’re pretty. Literally every single shade is gorgeous. I’m doing this in two parts, and for this part I have Baker’s Boy, Beyond the Fence, Cornucopia, Ever in Your Favor, Girl on Fire and Huntress. I am in love with Baker’s Boy, Ever in Your Favor and Girl on Fire. I plan on doing a look with Ever in Your Favor and Girl on Fire. Oh yesss. I’m just going to let you see for yourself, and say that these are seriously a million times prettier in person.

Photos were taking indoors under a daylight bulb and swatched over Concrete Minerals Electric Eye Primer and Darling Girl Cosmetics Glitter Glue.


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As promised here are swatches of Three Wolf Moon, Rickrolled and Dimitri from Shiro Cosmetics. :) I actually really like Rickrolled, it’s kind of an orangey/gold/copper. I really like Three Wolf Moon, it’s a lovely red. Surprisingly I like Dimitri too. Never would have picked it myself. It reminds me of an old brick house. :d I should let you know that I forgot to take a picture of Dimitri’s sample before I used it. So it was neatly folded and pretty, until I uh used it. >.> I also have no eyebrows on in the eye swatch photos, cause uh I’m pro like that. xd I also totally typed Dimitrus instead of Dimitri even though it was staring me in the face. *facepalm*

I received my Intertubes today! I ordered Robe and Wizard Hat, and Three Wolf Moon. Caitlin also sent a sample of Rickrolled and an eyeshadow sample of Dimitri! I’ve swatched Robe and Wizard Hat. Love it! It’s such a pretty blue. I’ll swatch the others tomorrow. :) There was no label on Robe and Wizard Hat but Caitlin left me a note saying she’d send me a label as soon as she got some in. :d

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