Spring is still far in time, considering the very cold weathers we are having now in Luxembourg, but a light spring makeup never hurt anyone, right? Spring make-up is all about soft pastels, pink eye shadows, a bi of blush on the cheeks and lightly colored lips. This is exactly the vibe of the Spring Summer 2018 Make-up Collection from Shiro. Shiro is a Japanese skincare brand, whose mission is to enhance natural beauty by using natural methods. Their philosophy is to be closely in touch with the producers of the ingredients and want to bring the customers rich natural fragrances. Even though Shiro is a skincare brand, they are also having a lovely range of cosmetics in their collection.
I have received 3 products from their latest Spring Summer 2018 Make-up Collection – check them out below!
I love the matte semi-transparent packaging and the colour looks lovely. At first I thought it would be a colored liquid lipstick. Upon opening it, I could smell a faint fresh and pleasant smell from the bottle. The applicator is a doe foot one, so that makes it easy to apply. The “butter” is not a lipstick, but rather a gloss – transparent with a hint of pink. The smell is stronger when applied and feels fresh on the lips. It made me think of the Too Faced lip injection plumper, but here there is no pain, just freshness. The taste is faint but also minty. The smell and taste are what the name says – mint and ginger combined. I have never seen a gloss smell so fresh and unique. All lipsticks would usually have a sweet, vanilla cakey smell.
The consistency is rather thick – buttery like the name suggests. If you apply it on the bare lips, it will also feel hydrating. I would usually apply lip balm before any other lip products, but in this case, you can skip it.
The shade I received is a beautiful coral pink and there are other shades you can choose other shades of red and pink, and even more glittery ones .
Kombu Mascara Primer & Kombu Mascara
I am not sure I heard of mascara primer until now, but I definitely did not see the point of it when I got it. Upon opening it, I could see that it’s a thick white mascara-like liquid inside and I was rather skeptical. Who needs a mascara primer? Why does everything have to be primed now?
I never ditch a product until I try it several times, so I went on trying the mascara primer the next day, on freshly clean eyelashes. Boy, was I amazed! The primer not only prepared my lashes by gently curling them and strengthening them all the way., but it is also protecting them throughout the day. After applying it, my eyelashes were already looking longer and curlier.
Tip: the mascara primer can actually be used also at night, before going to sleep, as eyelash treatment!
After applying the mascara, I could see my eyelashes long, curly, black all the way through and evenly dispersed. I loved not having my eyelashes clumped together, like most mascaras. While the mascara is not waterproof, it does have to be removed with special eye makeup remover.
Both the primer and the mascara contain kombu and yuzu peel oil to hydration and fresh fragrance. Curious what “kombu” is? It’s actually a type of seaweed and a staple in the pantry of most Japanese households! The kombu being used in the mascaras is viscous, moisturizing and can be found only in some parts of the ocean. This explains why my eyelashes are looking better than ever!
I love the clean minimalistic packaging with neutral, soft colours. I love the simplicity of the writing – shiro – over the plain background. They are great make-up products for daily use. They are not only of very high quality, but they are also very nourishing and smell fresh! What are your go to products for a spring makeup?
Love all of these choices and colors. Especially the minty ginger lip butter. It’s perfect.
I wish the color was as bold as it looks!
My go to products are TonyMoly’s BCDation and several lip tints. My previous mascara is from Nature Republic, it’s almost finished. I think I have to try Shiro!
oh never tried the tony moly bcdation!
Mary Burris says
Skin care and cosmetics go hand in hand, so it makes perfect sense that the company would expand it’s product line with cosmetics. These are very pretty colors. I love a good lip butter, as it keeps the lips protected from wind and sun.
Jingle Jangle Jungle
indeed! I love brands that make both skincare and makeup products!
Style & Life by Susana says
Minty ginger lip butter?? Oh my!! I have to get this!! All great picks here, I need to check out Shiro!
it smells exactly like that!
Mint and Ginger as a combination is becoming quite the popular thing to have, in sure it is Jo Malone who has just brought out a lip balm with those exact flavours.
oh I did not know! interesting to know that it’s becoming a popular combo!
I’ve never heard of this brand before and the colors look so nice! Love the lipstick especially. 🙂
the lip butter definitely looks and feels nice 😀
Love the packaging and it also seems like a great product. Just wish I saw picture of it on you. x
Laura H says
I’d love to try the Mint Ginger Lip Butter myself and see what you mean about this “freshness”!
I would say it feel a bit …cold on the lips?
Michelle Twin Mum says
These sound excellent products and I really like the idea of the minty freshness of the lip butter.
me too! was not expecting it to be so refreshing!
Linda Hobbis says
I’ve not heard about this brand before but I fancy trying the mascara primer.
that mascara primer is amazing!
kartika nair says
That’s a brand I never heard of yet. But the shades looks really pretty . I think I should try it too .
definitely to be added to your shopping list!
I don’t use make up but my best friend is an addict so I am familiar with this brand Shiro and they seem to make nothing but quality products.
so in an indirect way, you are also a bit of an expert on makeup 😀
Aimee Bradley says
These look lovely, I wouldn’t mind trying them myself.
I love primers but never thought about mascara primer, can’t wait to get it now!!
it really curls and lengthens the lashes!
Tanya Brannan says
I have never heard of Shiro but now I want to try them all! I love the fact that the lip butter is moisturising, especially in this harsh weather. I have never heard of a mascara primer but it sounds like it is a miracle product. I would loved to have seen the products on you (a before and after type of thing) Either way I am going to look into sourcing some of these!
I love trying different lip color. Would love to try the lip butter.
I didn’t know what kombu was, so thank you for the info! I would love to try the mascara!
it’s amazing for the eyelashes!