Shiro Loose Eyeshadow Singles Swatches

Shiro loose eyeshadows singles are individual loose eyeshadows with a variety of shades and finishes. The shadows come in three different sizes: a full size with 2 g in a plastic jar (with sifter), a mini size with 1 g in a plastic jar (with sifter), and a sample size with 1/8 teaspoon in a sample bag. The full size retails for $6.50USD, the mini size retails for $3.75USD, and the sample size retails for $1.00USD. All of the singles can be purchased through Shiro’s website as well as through other indie makeup boutiques.

Most of Shiro’s eyeshadows are part of a larger eyeshadow collection. Their collections are known for being based on popular franchises in nerd culture. While the whole collections can be purchased at once (often with a slightly reduced price), all the shadows can also be purchased individually. Note that shadows from the Color of the Month collection are usually only available as a full sized jar.

While some Shiro shadows apply perfectly fine on bare skin, as a whole they tend to show up much better over primer. Some shades that are particularly glittery or duochrome may also benefit from glitter primer.

Swatches are listed in alphabetical order under their respective collection.


Seven Kingdoms Collection

A collection inspired by the popular book series A Song of Ice and Fire by George RR Martin and HBO TV show A Game of Thrones. The full sized jars feature original artwork by Robert Hendrickson


Climbing Chaos

Climbing chaos is a golden brown with a shimmery finish. Swatched on eyelid over bare skin without primer. The base color of this shade is a warm brown, but the coppery shimmer gives it more of a bronze appearance. It applies well on bare skin. This shade name is in reference to a quote said by the character Petyr Baelish, known as Littlefinger.

Swatched on arm over Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden. Skin tone is NW20.


I Loved A Maid

I Loved A Maid is a copper with a shimmery finish. Swatched on eyelid over bare skin without primer. This color is actually quite orange with a somewhat greenish shimmer but not a full on duochrome shift. It applies well on bare skin. This shade name is in reference to a quote said by the character Tyrion Lannister.

Swatched on arm over Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden. Skin tone is NW20.


Mother of Dragons

Mother of Dragons is a shimmery duochrome gray-purple over a red-brown base. Swatched on eyelid over Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy. The color mostly appears as a gray-toned purple, but the red-brown base is also apparent. The base shade is more prominent over bare skin or regular primer, while the purple shade is much more apparent over glitter primer. This shade name is in reference to the character Daenarys Targaryen, known in universe as the Mother of Dragons.

Swatched on arm over Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden and Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy. Skin tone is NW20.


No Men Like Me

No Men Like Me is a cool taupe over a shimmery golden base. Swatched on eyelid over Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden. This color is a pale gold with a subtle shimmer. It applies better over primer than bare skin. The color does not work well over glitter primer; it causes the shadow to apply patchier, and the taupe completely overwhelms the gold base (as seen on the arm swatch). This shade name is in reference to a quote said by the character Jaime Lannister.

Swatched on arm over Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden and Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy. Skin tone is NW20.


Women’s Weapons

Women’s Weapons is a plum brown with a shimmery finish. Swatched on eyelid over bare skin without primer. This color is more of a dusty red-brown, almost the color of red wine. It applies well on bare skin. This shade name is in reference to a quote said by the character Cersei Lannister.

Swatched on arm over Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden. Skin tone is NW20.


Legends Collection

A collection inspired by the Nintendo video game series The Legend of Zelda. The full sized jar features original artwork by artist and cosplayer Amanda K


Din’s Fire

Din’s Fire is an ethereal lilac with a shimmery finish. Swatched on eyelid over Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden. This color is a glowing pale pink-purple with a more subtle shimmer. It could potentially be sheered out and used as a cheek highlighter on some skin tones. While it will show up on bare skin, it’s much more vibrant over primer. The shade name is in reference to an item of the same name in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.

Swatched on arm over Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden. Skin tone is NW20.


Farore’s Wind

Farore’s Wind is a light cool green with a shimmery finish. Swatched on eyelid over Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden. This color is a quite blue-toned green with silvery shimmer. It isn’t very vibrant on bare skin, so it does much better over primer. Using glitter primer makes the finish almost metallic. The shade name is in reference to an item of the same name in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.

Swatched on arm over Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden. Skin tone is NW20.


Goron Ruby

Goron Ruby is a rusty red with a satin finish. Swatched on eyelid over Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden. This color is a brown toned red with a near matte finish. There are sparkles in the shadow, but they don’t really show up in practice It applies well on bare skin or primer. The shade name is in reference to a spiritual stone of the same name in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.

Swatched on arm over Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden. Skin tone is NW20.


Hero of Ages

Hero of Ages is a cool medium green with a shimmery finish. Swatched on eyelid over Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden. This color is cool toned but not nearly to the extent of Farore’s Wind and has apparent shimmer. It applies decently on bare skin but better over primer. The shade name is in reference to the title of the main character Link in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.

Swatched on arm over Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden. Skin tone is NW20.


Kokiri Emerald

Kokiri Emerald is a medium moss green with a shimmery finish. Swatched on eyelid over Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden. This color is a muted warm green with more subtle shimmer. It applies well on bare skin and over primer. The shade name is in reference to a spiritual stone of the same name in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.

Swatched on arm over Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden. Skin tone is NW20.


Majora’s Mask

Majora’s Mask is a blue-violet with a shimmery finish. Swatched on eyelid over Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden. This color is a very blue-toned purple with apparent sparkle. It applies fine on bare skin and primer, but glitter primer can help to make the sparkle stand out more. The shade name is in reference to an evil mask of the same name in The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask.

Swatched on arm over Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden. Skin tone is NW20.


Nayru’s Love

Nayru’s Love is a pale cool blue with a shimmery finish. Swatched on eyelid over Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden. This color is an icy blue with obvious shimmer. It tends to apply better over primer than bare skin. Glitter primer really makes it stand out and appear almost metallic. The shade name is in reference to an item of the same name in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.

Swatched on arm over Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden. Skin tone is NW20.


Smashing Pots

Smashing Pots is a red-brown with a shimmery finish. Swatched on eyelid over Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden. This color is medium reddish-brown with very apparent sparkle. The color itself shows up fine on bare skin, but the sparkle is more apparent over primer. The shade name is in reference to a Legend of Zelda series tradition of smashing pots to find money and items.

Swatched on arm over Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden. Skin tone is NW20.


Triforce

Triforce is a yellow gold with a shimmery finish. Swatched on eyelid over Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden. This color is a paler gold and very yellow-toned. It can work on bare skin but stands out much more over primer. The shade name is in reference to a sacred relic present in most of the Legend of Zelda games.

Swatched on arm over Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden. Skin tone is NW20.


Zora Sapphire

Zora Sapphire is a cerulean blue with a shimmery finish. Swatched on eyelid over Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden. This color is a cool toned blue with a more subtle shimmer. It applies well on both bare skin and primer. The shade name is in reference to a spiritual stone of the same name in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.

Swatched on arm over Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden. Skin tone is NW20.


Fullmetal Collection

A collection inspired by the anime Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood. Note that this collection has now been discontinued


Colonel

Colonel is a navy blue with a gold sparkle. Swatched on eyelid over Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden. The base color is a satin navy blue; it will show up fine on bare skin or primer. Within the base color is gold glitter particles. The gold doesn’t really show up at all on bare skin and barely shows up over regular primer; glitter primer is needed to really make it stand out. The shade name is a reference to the character Colonel Roy Mustang.

Swatched on arm over Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden and Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy. Skin tone is NW20.


Flash Ignite Collection

A collection inspired by the popular video game League of Legends. Full sized jars feature original artwork by Kika Lexova


Wings of Night

Wings of Night is a duochrome red over a deep blue-black. Swatched on eye over Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden. While the powder in the bag showed visible red shift, it wasn’t very visible on the eyelid or the arm, instead just appearing cool black. Glitter primer may help to bring out the shift. The shade name is a reference to the character Vayne.

Swatched on arm over Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden. Skin tone is NW20.


A Collection of Calamitous Cosmetics

A Collection inspired by the book series (and now Netflix TV series) A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket. Full sized jars feature original artwork by the owner of Shiro Cosmetics, Caitlin


Less Useful Than A Jar of Mustard

Less Useful than A Jar of Mustard is a yellow-taupe with a matte finish. Swatched on eyelid over Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden. The color is predominately taupe with some yellow tones. It applies well on both bare skin and primer. The shade name is a reference to a quote in the fifth book of the series, The Austere Academy.

Swatched on arm over Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden. Skin tone is NW20.


Angsty Evergreen Tree-O

A set of three eyeshadows with shade names that are piterally puns on evergreens


Grow Home Douglas, You’re Trunk

Grow Home Douglas, You’re Trunk is a light olive green with a matte finish. Swatched on eyelid over Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden. The color a very yellow toned olive. It applies decently on bare skin but stands out more over primer.

Swatched on arm over Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden. Skin tone is NW20.


Leaf Me Alone I’m Pine

Leaf Me Alone, I’m Pine is a pine with a matte finish. Swatched on eyelid over Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden. The color is very blue toned, similar to a peacock green. The color shows up on bare skin but doesn’t apply as evenly as over primer.

Swatched on arm over Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden. Skin tone is NW20.


Color of the Month Collection

Every month Shiro releases a special makeup product, with some months being loose eyeshadows. They’re still available even after their month, but are sometimes hard to locate on Shiro’s website (you can generally find them with the search function)


Corona

Corona is a deep ruddy brown with a shimmery finish. Swatched on eyelid over Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy. The color is similar to that of a dark red wine with a prominent copper sparkle. Since the shade is more glittery, glitter primer helps to bring out the red color. The more brown base shines through more over bare skin and regular primer. This shade was the Color of the Month for August 2017 along with Umbra. It’s inspired by the US solar eclipse on August, 21, 2017.

Swatched on arm over Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden. Skin tone is NW20.


Umbra

Umbra is a gunmetal with a glittery finish. Swatched on eyelid over Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy. The base color itself is deep gray, but it has a blue sparkle that gives it an overall dark blue color. Since the shade is more glittery, glitter primer helps to bring out the blue color. The color looks essentially gray over bare skin and regular primer. This shade was the Color of the Month for August 2017 along with Corona. It’s inspired by the US solar eclipse on August, 21, 2017.

Swatched on arm over Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden. Skin tone is NW20.