Shiro Loose Eyeshadow Singles Review Part 2

In this review I’ll be looking at Shiro loose eyeshadow singles in the shades Smashing Pots, Mother of Dragons, Women’s Weapons, and Goron Ruby.


This reddish-brown eyelook was created with Smashing Pots all over the lid, Mother of Dragons in the crease, Women’s Weapons in the outer eye corner, and Goron Ruby as a lid transition shade. No Men Like Me (covered in Shiro Eyeshadow Singles Review Part 1) was used as an inner corner highlight. All shadows were applied over Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy and Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden. Also used was Tarte Sex Kitten liquid eyeliner, Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil in Anatomy (from the Jean-Michel Basquiat collection) on the waterline, and Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes mascara.


Shiro Smashing Pots is a shimmery loose eyeshadow that sells for $1USD for a sample bag, $3.75USD for a mini jar, and $6.50USD for a full sized jar on Shiro’s website. This shade is part of Shiro’s The Legends collection and is inspired by the act of breaking pots in The Legend of Zelda franchise. According to Shiro, this shade is a rich coppery-brown filled with green, blue, and red rupees sparks.” I found the shade a reddish-brown with obvious glitter.

Despite being a more glittery shade, this shade applied smoothly with minimal fallout. The pigmentation was fairly opaque although I did have to build up color a little bit. I applied this shadow with a glitter primer, but I think it would be fine with just a regular primer. This shade lasted all day without fading or creasing.

Four and a half star A nice neutral shimmer with smooth, buildable application.


Shiro Mother of Dragons is a duochrome loose eyeshadow that sells for $1USD for a sample bag, $3.75USD for a mini jar, and $6.50USD for a full sized jar on Shiro’s website. This shade is part of Shiro’s The Seven Kingdoms collection and is inspired by Daenarys Targaryen. Shiro describes this shade as a “silvered royal purple over a blood red base.” In practice this shade comes out to a sort of dusty plum — the red base appeared more brown.

This shade is a lovely more neutral shade but a little hard to work with. To really see the duochrome effect, I think a glitter primer works best. The shade does adhere just fine with a regular primer though. I had the best application using my fingers as opposed to a brush. Once the shade was applied, it lasted all day without creasing or fading.

Four and a half star A very beautiful duochrome that can be a little difficult to apply


Shiro Women’s Weapons is a shimmery loose eyeshadow that sells for $1USD for a sample bag, $3.75USD for a mini jar, and $6.50USD for a full sized jar on Shiro’s website. This shade is from Shiro’s The Seven Kingdoms collection and is inspired by Cersei Lannister. According to Shiro, this shade is a strong red wine with soft golden shimmer. I thought the shadow was more of a red-brown with a very subtle shimmer.

The application of this shadow was very smooth and the pigmentation was quite good. I only had to apply one layer of the shade to get the opacity that I wanted. While I did use a glitter primer to apply this shadow, I don’t really think it’s necessary; regular primer alone will suffice. This shade lasted all day without creasing or fading and without fallout.

Five star Smooth, opaque application minimal fallout.


Shiro Goron Ruby is a shimmery loose eyeshadow that sells for $1USD for a sample bag, $3.75USD for a mini jar, and $6.50USD for a full sized jar on Shiro’s website. This shade is part of Shiro’s The Legends collection and is inspired by the spiritual stone Goron Ruby in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Shiro describes this shade as a “deep near-matte red with subtle orange sparkle.” Although there is obvious glitter in the pigment, the shade goes on pretty much matte. The color is an earthy red with a very slight brown tone.

This shade applies very smooth and doesn’t have any patchiness that matte shades can sometimes have. The pigmentation is also quite good — the color was noticeable even when applied over darker shades. While the lasting power of this shadow was good, it did cause some slight staining on my skin after removal.

Five star Even application with good pigmentation that blends well