Shiro Cosmetics’ Augustus Waters review

Posted on Thursday, at bought • 322 views

  • Manufacturer: Shiro Cosmetics
  • Availability: August 2013 Color of the Month; part of the Color of the Month/High Scores collection
  • Color Range: semisheer pale turquoise shimmer
  • Cost/Amount: USD$6 for 1.8 - 2.0 grams
  • Would you purchase again: yes
Shiro Cosmetics’ Augustus Waters

The August 2013 Color of the Month. In the pot, it looks like “cool summer swimming pool.” It applies quite a bit softer, though - the foiled application in particular is very very…understated. That’s a good way to put it.

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A montage of three images: top left, close-up of the eyeshadow in the pot; top right, the eyeshadow mixed with water and applied to bare skin; bottom left, the eyeshadow applied dry over primer.

So many of Shiro’s other eyeshadows (and other CoTM colors) have such great pigmentation, this one definitely stands out as a less-than-stellar performer.

An upside is, if blue eyeshadow has always intimidated you just a bit, this would have been a good “toe in the water” shade. If it weren’t limited edition, and already long since discontinued.

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