Shiro Cosmetics’ Color of the Month / High Scores collection review with swatches

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  • Manufacturer: Shiro Cosmetics
  • Availability: from the webstore
  • Description: at least one new eye color every month
  • Cost/Amount: USD$6.00 for 2 gram shadows
  • Would you purchase again: yes
Shiro Cosmetics’ Color of the Month / High Scores collection

In 2012, Shiro Cosmetics began releasing a color of the month every month. Customers would vote on the selections on Facebook. The colors were available for one month, and then were gone. In 2015, Shiro opened its High Scores collection - which made the three best-selling shades available permanently. In June, final quantities of all colors from the previous year are available again for one month…and the three best sellers go on to join the High Scores collection.

I don’t own every single Color of the Month. Some don’t appeal to me, a few come and go before I’m able to either get the spare cash, or I’m busy with other things and I don’t notice that a month has passed. But I sure do own quite a few of them…

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Anniversary colors, years 1, 3, and 5: Cakeday, Nestyr, and Five Years Stuck In My Eyes Clockwise from top left: Huge Six-cess, Stairway to Seven, Celebr-Eight Good Times, Rise and Nine Clockwise from top left: TARDIS, The Tears of Retail Employees Clockwise from top left: Dance of Death, Cheshire Cat, Moon Prism Power Clockwise from top left: I Survived the Zombie Apocalypse, Bitterly Cyberstalking Your Ex, My Cat's My Valentine, and They're After Me Lucky Charms Clockwise from top left: No Oscar for Leonardo DiCaprio, It's Gonna Be May, Dammit Moon Moon, and You Snow Nothing Clockwise from top left: Yzma's Essence of Llama, What Does the Fox Say, Doge, and Aurora Borealis Clockwise from top left: Up All Night to get Loki, I Tried, No Oscar for Leonardo DiCaprio, and Plausible Walrus Clockwise from top left: I Am Groot, Sweater Weather, Aurora Borealis Clockwise from top left: Ziggy Stardust, The Blood of My Enemies, Team Blue and Black, and Team White and Gold Clockwise from top left: Still No Oscar for Leonardo DiCaprio, Is Maynnaise an Instrument, Scarlet Witch, and It's Furi-OH-sa not Furio-SAH Clockwise from top left: Still Not A Planet, The Largest Moon of Still Not a Planet, 3spoopy5me, and Sugar Plum Harry Clockwise from top left: Don't Let Your Dreams Be Dreams, F@#$ Cancer, The End Is Nye, and Finally an Oscar for Leonardo DiCaprio Clockwise from top left: Erotic Friend Fiction, Hawaii So Serious, The Bear, and The Maiden Fair Clockwise from top left: Fire Rainbow Clouds, Daddy's Lil' Monster, Octobear, and Mulligan Clockwise from top left: Look for the Helpers, This Provincial Live, Frothy Family Fracas Foam, and I Never Joke Orchid Clockwise from top left: Blep, Mlem, Save the World, and Corona Clockwise from top left: Umbra, Acorny Joke, Demodog, and Walken in a Winter Wonderland Clockwise from top left: I Hear Kylo Ren has an Eight-Pack, WAAAAAAAAAAA!, Sunshower, and Time and Butterflies Clockwise from top left: Mer-maid You Look, We've Updated Our Privacy Policy (lipgloss), Mars in Opposition, and Nic Cage Eating Flaming Hot Cheetos on the Surface of the Sun Clockwise from top left: The Fish I Saw, Draconid, Orionid, and Owlbear My Soul To You Clockwise from top left: Alluvium, It's Getting Dark, Fire and Blood (blush), and Synchronous Fireflies

Each June, all the previous 12 months' worth of COTMs are made available. Then at the end of June, the three highest-selling from that 12-month period are added to the High Scores collection - the bestsellers of all of the colors of the month, permanently available.

This collection contained:

Anniversary Colors

  1. Cakeday
  2. ???
  3. Nestyr
  4. The Fourth Be With You
  5. Five Years Stuck On My Eyes
  6. Huge Six-cess
  7. Stairway to Seven
  8. Celebr-eight Good Times
  9. Rise and Nine

2012, in chronological order:

2013, in chronological order:

2014, in chronological order:

2015, in chronological order:

2016, in chronological order:

2017, in chronological order:

2018, in chronological order:

2019, in chronological order:

  • JAN: na
  • FEB: Alluvium
  • MAR: It's Getting Dark
  • APR: na
  • MAY: Fire and Blood (blush)
  • JUN: Synchronous Fireflies
  • JUL: You're Breathtaking
  • AUG: na

I had most of the colors identified, but got some assistance from other Shiro fans with a handful. Thanks for thegadaboutgirl (July 2012 and April 2013) and montycuddles (January and April 2016 and March 2017) for their help! It's a little scary to notice that I have all but 14 of the COTM shades.

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