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Shiro Cosmetics

Posted in makeup, products with tags , on November 21, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Shiro Cosmetics just had my eyes glued to the screen for 20 minutes. This is a cosmetic company with imagination, sense of humor, and seemingly awesome products. Check out the names!

Burdened With Glorious Purpose:

Cognitive Recalibration:

From the company bio:
We’re proud to offer high quality, vegan, cruelty-free makeup which we blend by hand every day in small batches from our lovely little Portland laboratory. Our inspiration comes from the things we’re passionate about (which mostly involves our being giant shameless nerds), which we’ve used to create a wide range of unique, vibrant products and colors.

What Does This Lever Do?

Enormous Green Rage Monster:

I can’t stop listing them! The moment I saw this brand, I did not leave my computer until I had browsed every single item.

You can wow your relatives on Thanksgiving by sporting Turkey Coma!

For those of you who take the time to do facial contouring (I have never attempted it), you’ll find a Benedict Cumberbatch inspired product series:

And the most amazing title…


And on the inside of the container….

Wait for it…


Shiro Cosmetics

Halloween Countdown: Sugar Skull Doll

Posted in body decoration, day of the dead, halloween, makeup with tags , , , on October 25, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Here is a different twist on traditional sugar skull makeup; a well done explosion of pink and plastic.


Anyone remember those plastic charm necklaces in the 80’s? Those were great. Just sayin’.

The handmade wig really makes this look.

Halloween Countdown: Extraordinary Face Painting

Posted in body decoration, halloween, makeup with tags , , on October 24, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

There is face painting, and there is total face transformation. Some artists are so skilled with costume makeup that they create elaborate optical illusions on the canvas of the human face.



It must take a great deal of patience (for the artist and model) to make these masterpieces happen.



Have you come across any incredible makeup this season? Have you painted your own face?


Face Off: Tim Burton

Posted in craft, makeup, monsters, sculpture, TV with tags , , , , on March 10, 2012 by shewalkssoftly

Face Off very effectively pits my love of horror makeup design against my aversion to reality TV (WHY can’t this be a regular documentary series? Fewer petty squabbles and more monsters, please!).

Contestants are given various cinematic makeup challenges. Recently they were asked to create something that looks “Tim Burton inspired.” I inadvertently caught about 10 seconds of this episode and figured I’d check out the results.

Here are some of the creations.

This was the challenge winner:

Since most of you reading this have probably seen a Burton film or two (*wink, wink*)…what do you think of these? The winner was pretty well done, but I’m also a fan of the bellhop character.

I think the episode will be on Hulu at some point. See a little recap here.

Paige Thompson

Posted in art, makeup with tags , on January 14, 2012 by shewalkssoftly

Well, these are some wild lips, indeed (pun intended)! Paige Thompson has an adorable series of animal lipstick designs on her DeviantART site.

See more of her work here.

Coloron Pro Instant Eyeshadow

Posted in fashion, halloween, makeup, products with tags , , , on September 3, 2011 by shewalkssoftly

I probably should have picked up some eyeshadow skills over the years (or at least had them seep into me by osmosis at the goth/industrial/punk/metal shows I went to when I was younger). But I rarely use the stuff and I’m clueless about it.

Coloron Pro Instant Eyeshadow takes the work out of it with these stick on eyeshadow ovals.

They come in regular colors, but I think the patterns are more worth the cost. I’d love to try one of these for a Halloween party or special event.

Something about this idea reminded me of Homer Simpson’s makeup gun (Coloron has a sure advantage in precision).

See more designs by COLORON PRO.