Friday, May 20, 2011

Shiro Cosmetics "Science" Collection Swatches

I was really excited when Shiro Cosmetics released the new Science collection the other day. This particular collection was inspired by the game, Portal. I've never played Portal myself, but I'm familiar with it because my boyfriend really likes it. He was tickled when I told him about this collection and even helped me pick out which colors to get.
They got here REALLY fast. I placed my order the day they were released and they shipped the very next day. I've always found that Caitlin ships really quickly and everything is always packaged really nicely. This time I even got a couple pieces of Lychee candy :3 Anyway, on to the swatches! As always, these are swatched on top of a thin layer of Fyrinnae's Pixie Epoxy. I recommend clicking on these to enlarge them to really get the full effect!

My favorites are Because We Can, A Neat Gun, Shall Not Be Mourned, and Huge Success. It's hard to see in the photo, but Huge Success is a very bright silver with loads of multicolored sparkles. It's really really gorgeous. Shall Not Be Mourned looks nothing like the photo on the website, it's actually a dark bronze-y gold. It's finish is different than the others in that it's not sparkly, but really silky and has kind of a pearly look to it(The finish is very similar to Ganondorf from the Legends Collection). Because We Can is VERY bright! I don't know if you can tell how bright it is in the photos, but it is, and it's gorgeous. (Phyrra, if you're reading this, I hope you got this color because I thought of you when I swatched it.)

What do you guys think? I'm impressed, but I expected no less from Shiro. Let me know what colors you like, and if you plan to try any from this collection!

I'll leave you with this, the credits song from the first Portal game. You'll see where a few of the names came from just from this :) Beware, it WILL get stuck in your head!

Have a lovely evening!

14 comments:

  1.  Such pretty colors! Some day I will have to check out Shiro! Thanks for the swatches!

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  2. I love these! Ahhh Portal =D

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  3. Woww such beautiful shades <3

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  4.  I knew when this was released that it must have been based on some game, but I'm not a gamer so I couldn't figure it out XD I think I'll pick up some of the shades because of the names though, because they remind me of Eureka and other sci-fi shows that I like. 

    Great swatches, Shall Not Be Mourned looks gorgeous in particular. 

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  5. Nice swatches, some lovely shades there.

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  6. I think Still Alive is my fave!

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  7. You really should, I think you would like them a lot! 

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  8. I knoww I was really pleased with all of them. 

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  9. Yeah, I'm with you there. I'm kind of just a casual gamer myself. I've never actually played Portal so I don't get some of the names, but I'm familiar enough with the concept of it to kind of get the idea haha

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  10. It's super pretty! I've heard some people say that Shiro's browns are like crack, but I feel that way about the greens. I have so many greens from them but I love them all! 

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  11. I am seriously dying of laughter over that song (don't worry, I'm STILL ALIVE) lol!!!!!!!! Perhaps it is just funny because it makes no sense to me as I have no idea what Portal is. The eyeshadow names make a lot more sense now anyway, great swatches! 

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  12. I really need to get some of these shadows, they look wonderful! I actually began playing the first Portal again last week, I love it!

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  13. Aaaaaaaaah, not the Portal song! Lol. I really like Thinking with Portals! I'm the same - I don't really do all the geeky stuff, but my other half appreciates the geeky collections!

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