|Contents of the bag.|
Like I've already mentioned, each Intertube was individually sealed. Hooray for hygiene! Shiro Cosmetics says:
[The Intertubes] each have the moisturizing properties and consistency of a very nice semigloss balm, but the intensity and opacity of each unique color varies too widely for Intertubes as a whole to be described as simply a "tinted balm," a "lipstick," or a "stain." Therefore, I've decided it's most accurate to call them "tubes of win."...I wouldn't challenge any of those claims. They vary quite a bit from tube to tube, but they're all moisturizing, feel like balms and are semiglossy. They're also all full of win. There is also a lot of variation among them. Most of them can be built up to be quite dark, most of them leave a nice stain and none of them feel dry or gritty, though some of them have visible shimmer. From looking at the tubes themselves
|You can see a depiction of the meme, the name of the color and|
the scent/flavor of each tube on the label. Ingredients are listed
on the side, as well.
|Regardless of the picture, Leeroy Jenkins doesn't smell/taste|
of fried chicken. Thank goodness.
The texture of these is very interesting. The contents of the tubes feel dry and not-very-emollient to the touch, but they have a great glide factor to them and are very moisturizing. I feel like a nice side effect of this is that you wind up using very little product. I'm really happy with the texture and consistency of these, and if Shiro Cosmetics ever started making vegan balms, I'd totally jump on them!
Shiro Cosmetics also says that the Intertubes are flavored, but I don't taste a thing with any of these. They are all scented, but I don't taste anything whatsoever except in the cases of Longcat and Leeroy Jenkins (peppermint and spearmint respectively).
The scent of the Intertubes are quite strong. The spearmint one in particular deserves a special mention. I've been keeping them in the bag, and every time I open it I get a faceful of spearmint. The scents might not be for everyone, but I have to say, though I expected not to like the Butter Rum scent/flavor of Numa Numa or the Ginger scent/flavor of Rickrolled, I actually find them to smell very nice. The scents all smell very non-synthetic. I'll get more into each individual smell when I'm dealing with each individual tube.
|Left to Right: Yo Dawg, Three Wolf Moon, Numa Numa, Chocolate Rain, Rickrolled, Robe & Wizard Hat, Leeroy Jenkins, Longcat, Over 9000, Sad Keanu|
On to the Colors:
|Left to Right: Yo Dawg, Three Wolf Moon, Numa Numa, Chocolate Rain, Rickrolled|
|Three Wolf Moon|
|Left to Right: Robe & Wizard Hat, Leeroy Jenkins, Longcat, Over 9000, Sad Keanu|
|Robe & Wizard Hat|
- Great range of colors, most of which are super wearable. Numa Numa and Rickrolled will be great for those who love this year's orange lip trend. Robe & Wizard Hat will satisfy any blue lip fiends! I'd love to see a green, yellow and/or black, because Robe & Wizard Hat was pulled off so well in terms of formula. I'd snatch them up in a heartbeat.
- Super moisturizing. Like I've already said, if Shiro Cosmetics made a plain balm I'd want it!
- Smooth texture, even in glittery shades.
- Long wear with the dark shades, average wear on the lighter ones.
- Can be worn with different opacities, depending on your taste (except Longcat, which isn't that kind of color).
- Tubes have a nice shape and are made of durable feeling plastic.
- Leeroy Jenkins can be very fussy. Scroll up to the individual color review for details.
- These are all scented. While I didn't find any of the scents offensive, some might. That's a risk of any scented product.
- No flavor (except Longcat and Leeroy Jenkins).
- Some of these have ingredients like ginger oil, cinammon oil, peppermint oil and spearmint oil (look at the shade descriptions: I mention which ones these are). These can be stingy on some lips. Whether this is positive or negative depends on how sensitive you are to things like that and whether you like lip plumpers. I have pretty much zero sensitivity to things like that, so I can't gauge the severity but I'll point out that these ingredients are very far down on the list. Last, in fact, which puts them in the same place that flavor is listed in the rest of the tubes. This probably means these oils flavor/scent the product more than they sting/plump your lips. Some people are really sensitive to this stuff, though, so I think it's probably those people who need to be wary.
Individual shades of Shiro Cosmetics's intertubes are currently available for $6.50 each, a set of five shades of your choice is available for $30.00 and a set of all ten is available for $55.00. All of them can be found here in Shiro Cosmetics's etsy shop.
For a review on the other details of my order, click here.