If you are a self proclaimed nerd, then here's a cosmetic brand you should definitely pay attention to. Shiro Cosmetics offers high quality, vegan, and cruelty free make-up — and it's all kinds of nerdy beautifulness.
The indie brand, run by two women based out of Portland, Oregon, specializes in creating make-up without any cruelty to animals (just scored major cuteness points), with vibrant colors (add some creativity points), and taking inspiration from things they are passionate about. Like The Hobbit and Game Of Thrones. Done. Sign me up.
Their slogan is "Making nerds sparkly since 2010!" and they do just that. You can sort by finish: matte, chrome, glitter, satin, or by collection, which features Hobbit and GoT eyeshadows. The clear standout, though, and my favorite has GOT to be the "Cages Through The Ages" lip glosses, which basically include several variations of Nicolas Cage doing ridiculously amazing things like dancing the Charleston and nibbling petit fours in a Victorian tearoom. It's quirky, whimsical, and basically brilliant. I've never been more proud of being a nerd. And they are cheap — retailing between $2-$8, so it just got even better.
Bonus — there's a "red wedding" lip gloss, so if you watch GoT, you're probably as instantly sold as I was.
"Nic Cage Churning Butter One Crisp Thanksgiving Morn"
"Nic Cage Doing the Charleston in a Bustling Speakeasy"
"Nic Cage Posing for a Calendar with Shiny Bright Red Cars"
Blessed by lip gloss.
Images: Shiro Cosmetics