Shiro Cosmetics has released their new collection, the Science Collection! It’s got a Portal theme. And of course, I now have all the colors swatched for you!
This is a picture intensive post. LOTS of pictures. LOTS of swatches.
Row 1 because we can – wheeeeeeee! – unsatisfactory mark – Are you still there? – incinerator – thinking with portals
Row 2 test subject – there will be cake – deadly neurotoxin – shoes for orphans – for science – shall not be mourned
Row 3 triumph – subject name here – conservation of momentum – i feel fantastic – enrichment center – beta
Row 4 emancipation grid – a neat gun – you were adopted – reverse psychology – still alive – 2+2=10
Row 5 your best friend – outright fabrication – aperture laboratories – huge success – party escort – impossible
Because we can is a favorite of mine. It’s a gorgeous VEGAN pink that I feel the camera just can’t possibly do justice.
Thinking with portals – An orange with blue sparkles. You can’t go wrong with that!
A Neat Gun – this is such a neat blue with pink sparkles
Beta – A deep, cool green.
Deadly Neurotoxin – such a deep, complex green-olive-brown shade with shimmer
Impossible – A neutral gold that has pretty red and blue sparks
Outright Fabrication – an unusual white with pink glitter
Party Escort – OMG awesome dark grey with sparkles
Shall not be mourned – really neat metallic blackened brass with hints of gold and olive
Triumph – a really fun metallic caramel shade
You were adopted – lovely deep blue
Official Shade Descriptions:
Your Best Friend – Shimmery grey-pink with strong pink glitter
For Science – Shimmery, semi-metallic reddened bronze with subtle gold duochrome
Impossible – Shimmery dirty gold with red and blue sparks.
Thinking With Portals – Bright semi-sheer orange with blue duochrome and glitter.
[Subject Name Here] – Muted orange-peach with a soft shimmer.
Because We Can – Super-bright shimmery hot pink with flashes of silver.
Wheeeeeee! – Rosy, shimmery pink with a strong golden duochrome.
A Neat Gun – Mid-toned sheer blue with strong orange duochrome and glitter.
Shall Not Be Mourned – Metallic brass in a base of black.
Outright Fabrication – Soft shimmery white with bold flecks of red and brown.
Aperture Laboratories – Shimmery white-grey with brilliant blue sparks.
Huge Success – Mid-toned silver with rainbow and holographic sparkles.
I Feel Fantastic – Bright, cheerful shimmery yellow.
Conservation of Momentum – Bright shimmery yellow-orange.
Triumph – Shimmery orange-toned gold.
Test Subject – Bold, shimmery burnt orange.
Incinerator – Hot red with bright white sparks.
Are You Still There – Shimmery maroon with very strong silver duochrome.
Unsatisfactory Mark – Pure bold crimson with light shimmer
Reverse Psychology – Slightly faded mid-toned shimmery purple with copper sparkles.
Emancipation Grid – Bright, cool, shimmery blue with golden undertones.
You Were Adopted – Dark shimmery grey-blue with flashes of silver and green.
Enrichment Center – Shimmery sage green with strong silver duochrome.
Still Alive – Cool, bright shimmery green with a subtle green-to-pink duochrome shift and lime glitter.
2 + 2 = 10 – Mid-toned shimmery green loaded with pink glitter.
Beta – Shimmery blackened emerald.
Shoes for Orphans – Matte faded brown.
There Will Be Cake – Shimmery chocolate brown with cherry sparks.
Party Escort – Shimmery blackened silver with lots of red sparks.
Deadly Neurotoxin – Dark, shimmery green-brown that isn’t deadly at all… to me.
Because we can, Thinking with portals, Shall not be mourned, A neat gun, Party escort, Beta, Impossible, Triumph, Outright fabrication, Still alive
When swatching and wearing these colors, you can tell that they’re the same buttery smooth formula of all Shiro shadows. They’ve got great pigmentation, unusual color combinations, and have great longevity for wear. When playing with this collection I was struck again by the thought of how wonderful these colors are and how they’re reminiscent of Aromaleigh.
Wearing Because We Can, Thinking With Portals & Party Escort
I’m really happy with this collection. I love the Portal theme, from having played Portal & Portal 2. I think Caitlin’s interpretation of the colors is Fantastic.
What do you think of the Science Collection?
Some products were purchased by me and others were samples sent for consideration. All opinions are my own.
Amazing swatches! I only ordered a few right off the bat, but now I need to own them all. Shiro Owns My Soul.
Shall Not Be Mourned is definitely my favourite, it looks really unique.
Ok, I super mega want: Wheeeee!, Are you still there?, Incinerator, Thinking with Portals, For Science, Subject name here, Outright Fabrication and Your Best Friend. Oh, geez! I’m in love with so many colors!!
Lovely EOTD, and these colours are stunning – no idea how she does it!
And isn’t the promo image creative? Sorry for duplicate comment, just have to applaud brands for creativity
It is totally amazing!
The names are amazing!
Shall Not Be Mourned! Ohhhh! I keep seeing swatches and each time I do, I pick another favourite!
This may be my favorite Shiro collection yet. So many pretty, wearable science-tastic colors!
I love Because we Can, it looks gorgeous. I wonder if you can use it on the lips, it would be a gorgeous lip color.
Lovely swatches. I’m definitely going to pick up a full full sizes and many samples of these when I can.
I love Shiro but I don’t know if I’ll get a bunch of these. I do like For Science and 2+2=10.
I’m definitely picking a up a few from this collection! Once the Heart Containers are back online, i’m going to get Unsatisfactory Mark and Still Alive (which matches a shirt I just bought XD). This post has made me now want Shall Not Be Mourned and You Were Adopted as well. I need some neutrals in my life, so I might pick up Shoes for Orphans as well (though I’m trying to decide between it and Brock the Rock).
Also the promo picture really is incredible. One of these days (when I’m not going to work :P) I’m doing that eye look.
I have to get around to swatching mine, too. When they came in the mail, I got really excited. <3
oh my goodness. I haven’t read much about Shiro cosmetics, much less tried them, but I don’t care. I’m buying this collection!! I’m obsessed with Portal!
OMG-these look amazing! I love the names!!
I really like all the ones I got. Now I really want Your Best Friend, Reverse Psychology, and Triumph!
They are so gorgeous – all of my other eye shadow has been sitting unloved since these arrived Also, I love that your eyebrows are pink to match your new hair – gorgeous!
Beautiful! Deadly Neurotoxin and Shall Not Be Mourned are definitely going to be joining my collection. Yesssss…. yeeeeeeessssss…
I am not a gamer, but Shiro cannot be denied! I will be ordering:
there will be cake
shall not be mourned
subject name here
aperture laboratories and
Weeeird! When I was looking at your swatches I too was reminded of Aromaleigh.
The colours look gorgeous! I’m going to have get myself a few! Thanks for the swatches, Phyrra!
Somebody hide my wallet.
I bought Thinking With Portals, Shoes for Orphans, A Neat Gun, Whee, Enrichment Center, Aperture Laboratories, Reverse Psychology, Your Best Friend, You Were Adopted, and Still Alive. They are all gorgeous!Now seeing swatches I still need Party Escort and Subject Name Here… sigh, next time
Oooooooooohhhhhhhhhhh they’re all so magnificent! DO WANT!
Omgeee..I just keep seeing more and more amazing colors from this company. Very well may be my next order
Oh I love these!! I’d love to have a full set <3 they make me so happy! I'm always a sucker for Portal references anyway, and when you throw gorgeous eyeshadows into the mix? Oh, I might faint!!
I told myself not to buy anymore eyeshadow… but ohhhh, Caitlin, you’ve done it again!!
I need Because We Can, Thinking With Portals, and Subject name here. So pretty!
Do you know how many applications you can get out of the little sample bags? I’ve never tried this brand before and want to test it out, but not sure if the samples are worth it and I should just get the bigger size.
Honestly, I don’t know. I don’t think I’ve ever finished a sample baggie since I’m constantly trying new things. Their samples are very generous in my opinion.
ahh Phyrra you’re amazing for swatching all these!
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Wow, Phyrra, thanks so much for all the hard work with the swatches! I’ve been wanting to try this line, and now I have a LOT more reasons to do so! Heading there now….
I hope you enjoy them
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I’m about to order some samples from shiro for the first time. Thanks for all the swatches, they’re really helpful! My problem is choosing which colors I want. They’re all so beautiful! I also adore the companion cube makeup bag. Goodbye money…