Shiro Loose Eyeshadow Singles Review Part 3

In this review I’ll be looking at Shiro loose eyeshadow singles in the shades Corona, Umbra, Nayru’s Love, and Din’s Fire.


This smoky eye was created with Nayru’s Love all over the lid and in the inner corner, Umbra in the crease and the outer corner of the eye, and Corona on the lower lash line. Shiro No Men Like Me was used as a brow bone highlight. All eyeshadows were applied over Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy and Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden. Also used was Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper and Heroine Make Long and Curl mascara.


Shiro Nayru’s Love is a shimmery loose eyeshadow. This shade is part of Shiro’s The Legends collection and is inspired by the spell Nayru’s Love from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. It sells for $1USD for a sample bag, $3.75USD for a mini jar, or $6.50USD for a full sized jar on Shiro’s website. Shiro describes this shade as a “pale satiny blue-periwinkle.” I would say that Shiro’s description for this shade is pretty accurate, as this shade is definitely a pale blue-violet.

I found that to make this shade really show up as an eyeshadow, it needs to be applied over primer. Without primer, the color is a powdery pale blue shimmer (that would probably look nice as a cheek highlight), but with primer, it is an almost metallic periwinkle. It does not need a glitter primer to show up though. The shadow applied smoothly and evenly with minimal fallout and had surprising pigmentation (over primer). It lasted all day on me over primer.

Four and a half star Does require primer to really show up but has smooth application and minimal fallout


Shiro Umbra is a sparkly loose eyeshadow. This shade is one of Shiro’s Colors of the Month for August 2017 and is inspired by the total solar eclipse in the United States on August 21, 2017. It sells for $6.50USD for a full sized jar (note that you can get it along with the shade Corona in full sized jars for $12USD) on Shiro’s website. Shiro describes this shade as a “shiny, space-y navy/titanium packed with different shades of blue and white sparkle.” I found this shade to be a sort of bluish-gunmetal. It appeared mostly gray but had a definite blue sparkle.

While this shade actually applies fine without primer, I would recommend a glitter primer to really make the sparkle stand out. The grayish-blue tone of this shadow makes it excellent for a smokey eye; the pigmentation gives good opacity with one layer, but remains blendable to smoke out the shade. While there is sparkle in the shadow, I didn’t encounter much fallout, and there was no fallout throughout the day.

Five star A nice blendable shadow for a gray smokey eye with minimal fallout


Shiro Corona is a sparkly loose eyeshadow. This shade is one of Shiro’s Colors of the Month for August 2017 and is inspired by the total solar eclipse in the United States on August 21, 2017. It sells for $6.50USD for a full sized jar (note that you can get it along with the shade Umbra in full sized jars for $12USD) on Shiro’s website. Shiro describes this shade as a “deep, almost metallic shimmery merlot dancing with pinky-purple and copper flecks.” I think merlot is a good description for this color — it looks like the color of a deep red wine — and the copper sparkle gives it a subtle copper highlight.

Like Umbra, I would recommend using a glitter primer to get the sparkle to stand out (although the base will apply fine without primer). I found Umbra a little easier to adhere to the eye than this shade. There was a little more fallout, and it was a little harder to blend. However, once it adhered, it had good pigmentation and lasted all day (with primer).

Four and a half star A unique color that applies smoothly and evenly but does have some fallout


Shiro Din’s Fire is a shimmery loose eyeshadow. This shade is part of Shiro’s The Legends collection and is inspired by the spell Din’s Fire from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. It sells for $1USD for a sample bag, $3.75USD for a mini jar, or $6.50USD for a full sized jar on Shiro’s website. Shiro describes this shade as a “delicate cool toned pinky-purple with a scattering of red sparks.” I found this color to be more of a shimmery soft lilac with a light pink base.

Like Nayru’s Love, this shadow needs a primer to really get an opaque coverage (a regular primer will be fine). Without primer, this shadow is a powdery pale lilac (that would probably work as a cheek highlight), but with primer, it’s an almost metallic pink-violet. The shade applies smoothly and evenly with minimal fallout and lasts the entire day with primer.

Four and a half star Does require primer to really show up but has smooth application and minimal fallout