March 04, 2015

Shiro Cosmetics The Hobbit Collection & Giveaway

I originally planned on reviewing this back when the last Hobbit film released (what a disappointing ending) but work has been getting in the way. I've talked about Shiro Cosmetics a few times now, they're a geek themed American indie company. They've been around for years and are incredibly affordable. While I had known of Shiro for ages, the Hobbit collection was the first that made me consider trying out the brand.

Swatches L-R - When the thrush knocks, Chiefest of calamities, War of five armies, Riddles in the dark, Attercop Attercop, Lingered in Twilight

When the Thrush Knocks is a soft coppery yellow gold with light shimmer

Chiefest of Calamities is a vivid orange toned red but comes off as a slightly muted orange

War of Five Armies is a darkened red brown

Riddles in the Dark is described as a dark shimmery green-tinted black with glitters of gold which I find comes off as a dark grey with gold glitter

Attercop, Attercop is a matte black base with deep blue iridescence

Lingered in Twilight is my favourite of them all and is described as a blackened blue and green tone shade with slightly metallic shimmer

I created two smoky eye looks with these, one using the first 3 shades and another with the rest. Normally though, I'd probably mix these colours with other brands and products but for review's sake I tried to stick to just these shadows. As per usual, the Shiro shadows apply wonderfully, are super pigmented and blend like a dream. Lingered in Twilight and When the Thrush Knocks are shades I'd definitely recommend as they're stunning.

If you're interested in trying any of Shiro's shadows, you can purchase a sample shadow for $1, a mini jar for $3.50 or a full sized jar with 2g of product for $6 on the Shiro website.

When I ordered these shadows, along with an I am Groot shadow, my order got stalled in tracking and I had Caitlin send out another. Shortly after, I found I had two parcels, I notified the owner immediately and she essentially said to pass it forward and that I didn't need to return it. So I thought I'd run a little giveaway but since I'd feel bad using an indie companies misfortune to gain followers, all you have to do to win is literally enter your email address so I can contact you to send them over. No tweeting, no following or any other commitment involved! Just enter to win.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. Those are some amazing swatches! I'm especially digging Lingered in Twilight!

  2. These look so amazing! Though for some reason rafflecopter isn't working :/ xxx

    1. Thanks for letting me know! It should be fixed now I hope!

  3. These pigments look amazing! Thanks for the giveaway!
    Speckled Beauty

  4. What an amazing giveaway! :D I love Shiro Cosmetics. ^_^

  5. Were these the full-size containers? I would love to get the minis if they had the packaging too!

    1. These were full sized ones yes! In fact, I opted for the full sized ones because of the cute artwork :3