A few weeks ago I placed an order on Shiro Cosmetics for a stack of 1oz samples (they cost $1 each). And this is my swag.
I've never been a huge fan of pigments, as I find them too messy to bother with, but after reading this post on the fabulous Dempeaux, I went ahead and ordered them, PLUS some Etsy palettes, PLUS a pressing kit (that woman is getting my credit card bills soon). So I've swatched all the pigments for you and when I'd done that I pressed them all so they fit neatly into my palettes. Pleasing.
Above -Temple of Time, Epona and S.S.Anne.
Below - Impossible, Outright Fabrication and There Will Be Cake.
Below - For Science (my favourite), Sudowoodo and Steelix.
Below (clockwise from top left) - Deadly Neurotoxin, Party Escort, Master Sword and Triforce.
All the pigments have amazing colour payoff and I like pretty much all the colours I chose. They are extremely metallic and a few are quite glittery (Party Escort and Outright Fabrication in particular) but they are all very pretty and pressing them has had no effect on their performance.
I am a messy presser. This I have learnt. But it's quite easy and therapeutic to waste an hour fannying around with the little pans and the gluey pressing medium. I enjoyed myself like a child doing potato prints.