Shiro Cosmetics’ For Science collection

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  • Manufacturer: Shiro Cosmetics
  • Availability: beginning May 2011 from the webstore
  • Contains: 3025 eye colors
  • Cost/Amount: USD$1.00 for 1/4 teaspoon sample, $3 for 1 gram, $5 for 2 grams
  • Would you purchase again: yes
Shiro Cosmetics’ For Science collection

Note: in 2012, the lineup was changed. The new (current) collection is listed first. If you’re looking for old favorites, though, head down and view the old collection listing.

Color names based on the videogame Portal. Which, based solely on some of the names, sounds a wee bit Paranoia-esque. This was the first collection launched with Shiro’s new website. My favorites from this collection thus far are Aperature Laboratories, Are You Still Here, Enrichment Center, For Science, Huge Success, Impossible, Shall Not Be Mourned, There Will Be Cake, Triumph, and You Were Adopted. All swatches are dry shadow patted over primer. (Lots of other folks will be doing foiled or wet swatches, so I figure a contrast is good. Plus you can see the color payoff - these are not only bright when foiled!!)

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  • [Subject Name Here] — muted peach sheen
  • A Neat Gun — sheer ocean blue with orange sparkle
  • Aperture Laboratories — cool white-grey with blue sparkle
  • Are You Still There? — dusty maroon with silver shimmer
  • Because We Can — hit pink with silver shimmer
  • Beta — blackened medium-green shimmer
  • Conservation Of Momentum — orange-yellow shimmer
  • Deadly Neurotoxin — dusty moss brown shimmer
  • Emancipation Grid (formerly Manectric, from the Super Effective collection) — baby blue shimmer
  • Enrichment Center — silvered sage green shimmer
  • For Science — soft red-bronze with gold shimmer
  • Impossible — dusty red-gold sparkle
  • Incinerator — magenta-red with white sparkle
  • Party Escort — blackened silver with red sparkle
  • Reverse Psychology (formerly Spiritomb, from the Super Effective collection) — mid-toned purple with green duochrome shimmer
  • Shall Not Be Mourned — metallic blackened brass-gold shimmer
  • Shoes For Orphans — muted gold-brown matte
  • Still Alive — bright lime green with pink-green duochrome shimmer
  • Test Subject — burnt-orange shimmer
  • There Will Be Cake — medium warm brown with red shimmer
  • Thinking With Portals — semisheer bright orange with blue sparkle
  • Triumph — pumpkin-gold shimmer
  • Wheeeeeee! — watermelon-pink with gold shimmer
  • You Were Adopted — cadet blue with silver and green shimmer
  • Your Best Friend — greyed mauve-pink sparkle

When the collection names were changed and shuffled, the original Emancipation Grid and Reverse Psychology, along with Outright Fabrication, Huge Success, I Feel Fantastic, and 2 + 2 = 10 were discontinued. Unsatisfactory Mark was moved to the Super Effective collection and renamed Champion.

Original Lineup

  • [Subject Name Here] — muted peach sheen
  • 2 + 2 = 10 — medium jade green with pink sparkle
  • A Neat Gun — sheer ocean blue with orange sparkle
  • Aperture Laboratories — cool white-grey with blue sparkle
  • Are You Still There? — dusty maroon with silver shimmer
  • Because We Can — hit pink with silver shimmer
  • Beta — blackened medium-green shimmer
  • Conservation Of Momentum — orange-yellow shimmer
  • Deadly Neurotoxin — dusty moss brown shimmer
  • Emancipation Grid — sky-blue shimmer
  • Enrichment Center — silvered sage green shimmer
  • For Science — soft red-bronze with gold shimmer
  • Huge Success — silver-grey holographic sparkle
  • I Feel Fantastic — bright sun-yellow shimmer
  • Impossible — dusty red-gold sparkle
  • Incinerator — magenta-red with white sparkle
  • Outright Fabrication — white base with red and brown sparkle
  • Party Escort — blackened silver with red sparkle
  • Reverse Psychology — faded lilac with purple and copper sparkle
  • Shall Not Be Mourned — metallic blackened brass-gold shimmer
  • Shoes For Orphans — muted gold-brown matte
  • Still Alive — bright lime green with pink-green duochrome shimmer
  • Test Subject — burnt-orange shimmer
  • There Will Be Cake — medium warm brown with red shimmer
  • Thinking With Portals — semisheer bright orange with blue sparkle
  • Triumph — pumpkin-gold shimmer
  • Unsatisfactory Mark — bold cardinal-red shimmer
  • Wheeeeeee! — watermelon-pink with gold shimmer
  • You Were Adopted — cadet blue with silver and green shimmer
  • Your Best Friend — greyed mauve-pink sparkle

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