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Quickie: Shiro Cosmetics Intertubes

Just a short break from the eye bonanza happening on this blog currently. 🙂 Although, I’d like to say thank you to everyone who has gone out of their way to let me know what they thought of it and whether or not a post was helpful for them. If you have any requests for posts, please leave a comment and I’ll see what I can do for you. 🙂

Shiro Intertubes

Intertubes are lip thingies from Shiro Cosmetics, aka the place to be for funny geeky people who like makeup, too. I ordered some sample colors during my last weak moment and got for shades: Nyan Cat, Why Not Zoidberg?, Team Buffy, and Sad Keanu. LOL, I mean, really. How did you think I could resist these?

Shiro Intertubes - Names

Anyway, I’m happy I purchased these small samples as a test run because I’m not really sure about them. I’ve had them for a while, but I don’t know, they just don’t want to seem to work well on me? Here are some photos of me wearing each color:

Shiro Intertube: Why Not Zoidberg?

Shiro Intertube: Why Not Zoidberg? — Bright coral

Shiro Intertube: Nyan Cat

Shiro Intertube: Nyan Cat — Pink rose with gold shimmer

Shiro Intertube: Team Buffy

Shiro Intertube: Team Buffy — Vampy plum/raisin

Shiro Intertube: Sad Keanu

Shiro Intertube: Sad Keanu — The type of purple that frightens little kids.

It’s quite a hit-or-miss thing. Some shades feel a bit grittier than others, and some apply super patchily, Sad Keanu in particular. I don’t know. I feel like I have to prep my lips especially well, and these also apply better with a lip brush, which I stay away from as much as possible. I’m a straight-from-the-tube kinda girl and I don’t like extra wiping and stuff like that.

I don’t doubt the quality and the ingredients, but I’ve recently uncovered my hesitation when it comes to these products. The pigmentation is not the problem; I think that there’s just a little too much slip for them to build on the lips properly.

Shiro Intertubes - Swatches

I keep thinking that I have to take into account the weather here as well. Perhaps the humidity or the heat caused a reaction to the products, but I really don’t think that’s the case. It’s a probability, but it’s an unlikely one.

I don’t think I’ll be buying any more of the Intertubes, though I quite enjoy their eyeshadows. In the meantime, I’ll happily use these up!

Shiro Cosmetics is an independent brand and is cruelty-free.


  1. I love your eye makeup on the first photo! (The one with Why Not Zoidberg) Did you use the Naked 2 palette for that?

  2. This makes me really sad because I bought the full size of Why Not Zoidberg, and it has mysteriously disappeared. I really liked the color too! D:

    • Oh no! Maybe it’s lurking in one of your bags or something! That’s where I usually check when something goes missing haha

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