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Halloween Makeup Contest Winners

Thank you to everybody who participated in the Halloween Makeup challenge over on the Shiro Facebook page! Everyone who submitted a look will receive at minimum a $5 gift certificate, except for the category winners shown below who get a bit more. All participants, please email me at caitlin (at) shirocosmetics (dot) com to claim your coupon codes!

(Please note: in order to most effectively share the love, one person cannot win more than one category. In the event that a person would have won more than one category, that person was assigned the win for the prize of greater monetary value and eliminated from the running for the other.)

Without further ado!

Best Dinosaur – $15
Winner: Shannon B.

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Best Character Makeup – $20
Winner: Roxanne B.

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Best Mask – $25
Winner: Sterling M.

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Best Gore – $25
Winner: ヴァネッサ ぱみゅぱみゅ

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Overall Favorite – $50
Winner: Jessica A.

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Other Really Cool Stuff  – $10 each
Winners: Amy B., Elise F., Devin N., Julie H.

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Thanks again to all the participants, and don’t forget to email for your prizes!

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Avengers Makeup Challenge Entries

Here are all the makeup looks submitted for our Avengers-inspired challenge! Vote for your favorite by Monday May 28. The winner as determined by voting will receive a $20 gift card to our store!

Entry #1: Hawkeye and Hulk by A Bit Prissy

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Entry #2: Captain America by Sarah Jayne Willoughby

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Entry #3: Hulk by Grace Wong

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Entry #5: Hulk by The Dark Side of Beauty

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Entry #6: Captain America by Roxanne Baker

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Entry #7: The Iron Fist by Jessica Agerton

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Entry #8: Hulk by Henna Vickström

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Entry #9: Hulk by Elaine Coia

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Entry #10: Iron Man by Rachel Steiner

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Entry #11: Hulk by Brittany Huber

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Entry #12: Thor by Sammee Eastman

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Entry #13: Thor by Jessica Agerton

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Entry #14: Black Widow by Jennifer Innes

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Color Change List

Hello everybody! I’ve made some changes to the older Shiro collections, so here’s a post of all the old colors and which ones correspond to the new names or have been discontinued. If a color is not on this list, then no changes have been made to that color.

*Original Name -> Current Name*

Super Effective Collection
Brock the Rock -> Daycare
Vulpix -> Bicycle Voucher
Moltres -> Discontinued (too similar to Vulpix)
Seaking -> Discontinued (nobody buys it)
Charmander -> Flamethrower
SS Anne -> Sweet Honey
Meowth -> Whiteout
Rapidash -> Discontinued (too similar to Impossible)
Dunsparce -> Shield-Eater (moved to Legends Collection)
Pikachu -> Thunderbolt
Weepinbell -> Discontinued (nobody buys it)
Spinarak -> Discontinued (nobody buys it)
Budew -> Discontinued (too similar to Kokiri Forest)
Acid -> Rupee (moved to Legends Collection)
Bulbasaur -> Vine Whip
Wobbuffet -> Discontinued (nobody buys it)
Articuno -> Discontinued (nobody buys it)
Manectric -> Emancipation Grid (moved to Science Collection)
Squirtle -> Bubblebeam
Gyarados -> Evolve
Zubat -> Repel
Poliwrath -> Discontinued (too similar to You Were Adopted)
Gengar -> Not Very Effective
Mewtwo -> Discontinued (nobody buys it)
Lance the Dragon Trainer -> Elite Four
Rattata -> Team Rocket
Butterfree -> Smell Ya Later
Spiritomb -> Reverse Psychology (moved to Science collection)
Jigglypuff -> Discontinued (too similar to Din’s Fire)
Team Rocket -> Master Ball
Porygon -> Eye Contact
Mew -> Discontinued (nobody buys it)
Shaymin -> Discontinued (nobody buys it)
Clefairy -> Discontinued (nobody buys it)
Vileplume -> Discontinued (nobody buys it)
Magneton -> Boy or Girl?
Steelix -> Victory Road
Golem -> Can’t Escape
Sudowoodo -> Roadblock
Hyper Beam -> Missingno

Legends Collection
Subrosia -> Goron Ruby
Dimitri -> Discontinued (nobody buys it)
Likelike -> Discontinued (will be replaced with Dunsparce)
Ricky -> Discontinued (nobody buys it)
Rupee -> Discontinued (will be replaced with Acid) 
Kokiri Forest -> Kokiri Emerald
Link -> Hero of Ages
Zora -> Zora Sapphire
Oshus -> Discontinued (nobody buys it)
Moosh -> Ocarina
Ocarina -> Discontinued (nobody buys it)
Veran -> Dark Sacrifice
Zelda -> Princess
Midna -> Twilight Realm
Goron -> Discontinued (least popular color EVER)

Science Collection
Outright Fabrication -> Discontinued (nobody buys it)
Huge Success -> Discontinued (nobody buys it)
I Feel Fantastic -> Discontinued (nobody buys it) 
Unsatisfactory Mark -> Champion (moved to Super Effective Collection)
Emancipation Grid -> Discontinued (replaced with Manectric)
Reverse Psychology -> Discontinued (replaced with Spiritomb)
2+2=10 -> Discontinued (nobody buys it)

Valentine’s Collection
/love -> Legendary (moved to Super Effective Collection)
/hug -> I Like Shorts (moved to Super Effective Collection)
/kiss -> Ditto (moved to Super Effective Collection)

And that’s it! Full-size jars of all discontinued colors will be available on sale on my website within the next two days. They will be $3.50 each instead of the usual $5, available for at least a couple of weeks, and if you just can’t live without it then two jars would probably be enough to last a lifetime. ^_^

Ongoing Contest/Giveaway!

I just started a Shiro Tumblr page, and the goal is to post one eye look every day. Variety is awesome, so rather than just posting my own eyes all the time, I’d like to be able to use fan-submitted photos as well. So, that’s where all of you come in! Consider the “Comments” section of this post the dropbox for any photos you’d like to submit. Here’s how it’s going to work:

1) You post your photo(s) here – close-up shots of eyes are preferred
2) I choose photos from this page and post them on Tumblr
3) For every photo of yours that is chosen, you’ll get a $5 credit to spend on anything you like at shirocosmetics.com!

And, some rules and submission guidelines:

1) Only Shiro Cosmetics eye colors may be used. Other brands of eye liner, mascara, primer, et cetera are fine.
2) Please include a list of the colors you used, the name that you would like to be credited for the photo, and a link if you would like the image to click through to your site.
3) By posting your picture, you are giving me permission to post it on the Shiro Cosmetics Tumblr page if I so choose, and to edit it in any of the following ways: resizing, cropping, blemish removal, and color and tone correction.
4) I reserve the right to choose whichever photos I like, or to choose none at all and post a look of my own instead.
5) There are no limits to the number of times you can win. Hooray!

Good luck to all! 🙂

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Bare Minerals Eye Shadow

I was at the mall today when I passed by the Bare Minerals store, so I stopped in since I had a question about their mineral eye shadows. I’ve been looking for ingredient information online and can’t find anything specific, and nothing relevant is printed on the bottom of the jars, either, which I find very off-putting.

I found a saleswoman and asked her if she knew the ingredients in the eye shadows, adding, “Are they straight mica?” She responded with “No, definitely not straight mica! Um… there’s… Bismuth in them. There isn’t any titanium dioxide. And oh, yeah, I guess there is some mica in there! That’s why they’re all shimmery! But they’re all a mix of all kinds of different minerals. Iron oxide and tin oxide and stuff.” I thanked her and left.

Guess I’m still not going to try Bare Minerals eye shadow.

Have you tried it? Do you have any idea what’s in it?

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