I'm a big fan of indie cosmetics companies; you can find some high quality, unique products for a very reasonable price. Indie companies are much more free to experiment with their formulas, scents, and colors and, while it's much more cost effective to mass produce certain items, I find that you're much more likely to find products made out of high quality, expensive, or rare ingredients when they're from small, handmade batches.
It's been quite a while since I've really purchased anything from an indie company, so I decided to check out one of my favorites, Shiro Cosmetics, to see if there was anything new. And there was!
The last time I purchased from Shiro Cosmetics, most of their products were eye shadows with a few face powders and lip glosses. They did carry some other brands, but not many. Now they carry a bunch of indie nail polishes, which I was super excited about since it can be difficult to get certain brands on indie nail polish due to shipping restrictions. I ended up purchasing a nail polish from Femme Fatale, two lip glosses (one for me, one for a friend), and some sample baggies of shadow (these were also for a friend).
With my order, I got two free sample baggies of shadow!
Overall, I'm very happy with my Shiro Cosmetics order! Since they are an independent cosmetic company, they do have a higher processing/turn around time than a mainstream company would, but my products shipped to me within a week (and within the quoted processing time) and they all arrived safe and sound. I'm also pleased with the quality of the products I purchased and my friend is also quite happy with the products I purchased for her.
Thanks for reading! <3