Shiro Cosmetics Intertubes in Sad Keanu Review & Swatches


Shiro Cosmetics is an online makeup company known for its geeky themed eyeshadows and lippies. My favourite products from their shop is their lip products aka intertubes. They’re a combination of a lip balm and a lipstick, being both moisturing and quite pigmented.

They offer samples, so I ordered a few shades and I want to review the most unusual colour for you – a purple called Sad Keanu, which is blackberry flavoured. Here’s what the sample looks like:


Shiro Cosmetics Intertubes Review+best eye shadow

It cost me just $1.80 for a decent amount of lip product – I’ve used this on and off for a few months and there’s still plenty left.

 Shiro Intertubes Review+makeup sale



Here’s a list of its ingredients:

Shea butter, jojoba oil, candelilla wax, vitamin E, red #27, blue #1, castor oil, mica, titanium dioxide, iron oxide, tin oxide, blackberry flavour.

And here are swatches of the Sad keanu shade, first with flash and second without:


Shiro Cosmetics Intertubes Review Hand Swatch Flash Light+cheap makeup

left – one swipe, right – two swipes

Shiro Cosmetics Intertubes Review Hand Swatch Normal Light+makeup palettes

left – one swipe, right – two swipes


Isn’t the colour unique? It might look a little scary at first glance, but one swipe of it is pretty sheer and interesting without being too odd or too dark.


Here’s what I like about the Shiro Cosmetics intertube in Sad Keanu:-


  •  It is moisturizing
  •  It lasts for 5-6 hours
  •  It doesn’t dry my lips out, not does it sink into the lines on my lips
  •  The color is intimidating at first, but if applied sheerly it is quite flattering
  •  The sample is generously sized (1.5g)
  •  The blackberry scent is delicious but not overwhelming


Here’s what I don’t like about the Shiro Cosmetics intertube in Sad Keanu:-


  • It stains – I have to be careful not to get this lippie on my clothes or it leaves a stain.


So, as you can see I really love this intertube and its unique colour. I also really appreciate that Shiro Cosmetics offers samples – it is a great way to try out fun and different colours, without paying for a full size. They also offer a mini size in a tin (4g) for $5 and a full size (5.5g) for $6.50. I’m definitely getting a full size of Sad Keanu and I want to try other colours of intertubes as well.


Have you guys ever tried a purple lippie? What do you think of this one? Do let me know in the comments!

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  1. I will rather use it on my eyes than my lips dear! 😛 need to see lip swatches to try new shades! earlier i used to get scared by orange lipsticks but now I am obsessed with them! :-))

  2. Ha ha Tapaswini, it does look like a great eye shadow colour na? But it’s not bad on the lips!

    Zara: The name is half the reason I got it!

    Miss go peep: I’m warm to neutral and this one suits me quite well!

    Laxmi, ha ha! This is one of those colours that you just have to experience!!!

    Ana, I’m sure it should look good on you!

  3. What a name!! :rotfl: The color looks way tooooo vibrant to be called sad though 😛 Maybe they shudve named this overjoyed keanu 😀


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