Birds of a Feather: Warm Autumnal Matte Browns!


Hello and welcome back to a much-delayed installment of Birds of a Feather, where I swatch a whole pile of similar colors next to each other! Today, in the spirit of September and the rapidly coming fall season, I broke out some of my favorite warm brown autumn shades. These are 99% matte shades.

These are primarily loose shadows, although I do show off my custom (massive) GlamTech palette of pressed shadows and swatch some of those too!

If you love pumpkins, firesides, coffee, butterscotch, oversized sweaters….. well this is the right place for you.

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Shiro Cosmetics – Harry Potter Collection

Welp. Shiro Cosmetics has been EVERYWHERE this week.


shiro cosmetics in the media

I mean, look at that! I can’t even screenshot it properly without zooming all the way out, and this is just from the past few days!

For those who, I dunno, don’t stalk reddit/indiemakeupandmore like I do, and aren’t insanely huge Harry Potter fans, maybe you hadn’t heard about this until just now…..

But yes, Shiro Cosmetics has an AMAZING Harry Potter line. They’re some of my favorite products from the brand, some that I use daily.

Just for your edification:


I HIGHLY, highly recommend these. The best bets across the board are: Amortentia lip gloss, White Chocolate Frog highlight (literally looks amazing on everyone I know, from NC10 to NW40), Constant Vigilance eyeshadow, and There’s No Such Thing As Magic eyeshadow (or custom lipgloss!)

Seriously, have fun and go nuts shopping.

BUT REMEMBER THIS REALLY IMPORTANT FACT: Shiro has literally gotten over a thousand new orders in the past few days. They’re a tiny indie company and everything is handmade. It will most likely take a month in turnaround-time to receive your order. 

I am strongly emphasizing that point because many people who have never shopped indies before are going to buy these and then not realize how long they have to wait. This isn’t Amazon or Target- this stuff is handmade and it’ll take a while for you to receive it, especially when they’re this overwhelmed.

But hey- I guarantee you’re gonna love it.


Notoriously Morbid Vanishing Cabinet October 2015 (Harry Potter Ghosts!) ~ Swatches & Review

(Note: this was totally supposed to be published yesterday but apparently my queue decided to be difficult :P)

Happy Tuesday  Wednesday! Today I have swatches of Notoriously Morbid’s October Vanishing Cabinet subscription box, with the Harry Potter ghosts theme! It was actually a VC overstock box, and since I don’t have a subscription I’m really happy I snagged one! I’m a total sucker for anything Harry Potter and I’ve always wanted to try NM’s subscription!

Notoriously Morbid : Happy Deathday Vanishing Cabinet

Notoriously Morbid : October 2015 : Happy Deathday Vanishing Cabinet

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Shiro Cosmetics Marauders, Mugwumps, and Muggles — Eye of the Day look!

Hi guys! Happy Sunday 🙂
I do have the rest of the Shiro Harry Potter collection for you guys soon! I was waiting to get the rest of the glosses in the mail so that I could show you guys all five glosses as well as the Chocolate Frog duo.

In the meantime, I’m happy to show you guys an EOTD using the new Shiro colors. These eye shadows are perfect for autumn!


Shiro cosmetics — EOTD

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Shiro Cosmetics – Marauders, Mugwumps, and Muggles Collection – PART 1 Swatches

Oh my gosh you guys. I knew these would be good, but I didn’t expect just how much I would love them! I think Shiro’s MM&M Collection seriously knocked it out of the park in terms of beautiful fall colors, pigmentation, ease of use, and all-around awesomeness!

There’s a billion photos so I am breaking the posts up into multiple parts 😀

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Shiro Cosmetics – Marauders, Mugwumps, and Muggles Collection

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Shiro Cosmetics: Marauders, Mugwumps, and Muggles collection – SNEAK PEEK!

Guessss whaaaat? I got my Shiro Harry Potter inspired collection in the mail today 😀 I hope to swatch & photo it all this week (maybe tomorrow?) I’m so excited about all 25 products!
I cannot for the life of me get instagram to embed my video nicely, but if you check out my IG you’ll see I have a quick video of the sparkly-ness that is the Amortentia lip gloss!

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screenshot from the video

And here’s a quick shot of the collection. There’s so many samples, I could barely fit them all in the frame 😀

Shiro Cosmetics - Marauders, Mugwumps, and Muggles Collection

Shiro Cosmetics – Marauders, Mugwumps, and Muggles Collection

Get excited!!!

til later lovelies,
xoxo Swatchlette

HALLOWEEN Makeup Challenge #1 ~ Hogwarts House Inspired

If you don’t know already, October is my Favorite Month Ever. It starts with my birthday and ends with Halloween, as well as being pumpkin spice month and the beginning of sweater weather! I have a literal ton of makeup and I want to start using it more creatively than ‘slap on the same neutral favorites’ every morning. So I thought, why not do some Halloween posts?

The first one is actually from a color challenge done in the Shiro cosmetics facebook group. The challenge was to use Shiro products to do looks in Hogwarts house colors! Being a Harry Potter fan I totally jumped on board 🙂


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