Firstly, sorry for my absence, but such is life. I am back at uni and have a very busy semester ahead of me, but will post when I can.
Around a week ago I received my order from Silk Naturals. I placed an order after talking to Mary on twitter, who recommended some eyeshadows for me to try. She also has a a Silk Naturals post, which you can read here.
What I like about Silk Naturals is their huge variety of products for really affordable prices. I really have to curb my spending this year, so I can’t be spending a lot of money on makeup. It was my last online order for awhile, from now on I can only buy products that I have run out of and need to repurchase (so far that’s mascara and an SPF moisturiser).
I was really surprised to find 6 freebies in my order. I got 3 for spending a certain amount and then they threw in a few extras because their shipping was delayed (even though I still received it in the expected time frame).
They sell a huge array of products, so definitely go browse their site.
Here’s what I bought: (Click to enlarge images)
Top Row: Blur Finishing Powder $11.95, Cream Blush in Candy Apple $4.50, Amplifying Lip Glaze in Pretty Please $4.50, Stick Em Eyeshadow Primer $4.99, Brow Cream in Blond $6.50
Second Row: Blushes in Petal, Stellar, Babydoll, After Glow & Drama ($6.50)
Third Row: Eyeshadows in Envoy, Idolize, Lurid, Eu-Taupe-Ia, Mink, Aubergine ($4.00) & Cherub Glow (highlighter) sample $1.25
Fourth Row: (All Freebies) Eyeshadows in Specimen, Ion, Bond, Element, Quantum, Catalyst
One great thing about Silk Naturals is that they make dupes of popular makeup products. For example: Afterglow is a dupe for Nars Orgasm and Petal is a dupe for Benefits Dandelion. There are many more dupes on the site. I don’t have any of the actual items to compare to the dupes, so I can’t say how accurate they are.
I was really impressed with the cream blush, it glides onto the skin so smoothly and blends really well. Because it’s a true red, I think it mimics the natural colour you get when you blush. I think this is now a new favourite blush because it really compliments my skin tone.
The lip glaze is another product I instantly fell in love with. It reminds me a little of the Alima Pure tinted lip balms, but I think the Alima Pure balms are a little more creamy where the Silk Naturals one has a slightly waxy feel. It gives nice colour payoff and has a nice sheen, so you don’t need lip gloss. It also contains ingredients that have cooling and plumping benefits (you can read about it on their site).
I think the brow cream colour is similar to my Alima Pure brow colour. It works well for my hair colour, lasts well and I really like the flip out container it comes in.
So far I’ve used Petal and Babydoll. I really loved the look of both of them, Petal is matte and a little more subtle. Babydoll does have a sheen and looks quite intimidating but looks nice on. I wore it during the day and didn’t find it to be too out there. I ended up giving Afterglow to my sister, she has more of a warm skintone, so I think it would suit her better.
I haven’t had a chance to wear the eyeshadows yet, but I am impressed with the colour payoff and the colours in general. Sadly this photo really doesn’t do the eyeshadows any justice. I will have to do another post when I use them and try get a better photo.
Cherub Glow is a highlighter or ‘skin glow’. I really wish I bought this in full size, because it’s amazing! So beautiful, I did a heavy swatch for the photo, but you can make it more subtle. They also have different coloured glows, so you can get one to suit your skin tone.
I was really grateful for the freebies because I wasn’t expecting them. I did give all of them, except Ion (which is amazing!) to my sister. I had similar colours and thought some of them would suit her better. As you can tell from the swatch, Quantum has a little less pigmentation then the others, maybe due to it having chunkier glitter.
The blushes and eyeshadows to come in different finishes.
I could keep writing about Silk Naturals, but may leave that for another post. But overall I’m really impressed! Have you tried anything from Silk Naturals?
*Products were purchased by me, except those that were a gift with purchase*