Thursday, May 7, 2009

Silk Naturals Review and Basic FOTD

Silk Naturals was recently suggested to me by Vanessa when I posted a blog asking about different Mineral Foundations.

My order took about a week to arrive which I thought was pretty good considering I live in little old New Zealand! And all up it cost me around $31 NZD (or $15.49 USD) for 7 samples including the Perfect Harmony Foundation Sample Kit. To me, this is a little on the expensive side but is somewhat worth it.

Anyway, this is what I ordered:
Perfect Harmony Foundation Sample Kit

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This kit is $3.95 USD and consists of

  • 1 teaspoon of the Original Ivory Foundation
  • 1/2 teaspoon of each of the base colors- ebony, warm gold, olive, and buttery gold
  • an empty 10 gram jar for mixing
  • 1 measuring scoop so you can repeat your recipe
  • 1 flocked sponge
  • a full instruction sheet- complete with recipes to get you started

I had so much fun mixing my foundation. The colour I ended up with is 1 scoop Ebony to 8 scoops Ivory and this seems to be a pretty good match for me. In the FOTD below (which I did the day after I got this, sorry it’s kinda old!), I’m wearing it. Since then, I’ve discovered that I like this foundation more if I apply a few more layers. It’s all about experimentation!

The foundation I mixed:

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With this I actually got a tiny little free sample of Destination Eye Shadow, which is a sheer chocolate shimmer. It’s supposed to be a dupe of Smashbox’s Muse Palette, but I don’t own this so I can’t confirm whether it’s a good dupe or not. I used it in the crease in my FOTD and quite liked it.

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Swatch:

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Next: Climax Blush $1.25 USD

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I really love the colour of this blush. It is meant to be a dupe for NARS Orgasm. I don’t own that (NARS products are unbelievably expensive over here) so I can’t comment on how good a dupe this is, but I really like the colour. I’m wearing it in my FOTD below. I didn’t like that this didn’t come with a sifter like it was meant to, as during transit this spilt everywhere. :(

Swatch:

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Next, Lovelace Blush $1.25 USD

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This is like the darker shade up from Climax and is meant to be a dupe for NARS Deepthroat (again I can’t comment on this). It is more pigmented than Climax which I really like. I will probably end up buying the full size of both of these.

Swatch:

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Next, Cupid Mineral Glow $1.25 USD

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Cupid is meant to be a dupe for MAC’s Northern Lights MSF. It is actually a nice pink with hints of bronze and gold. These are very concentrated so a little goes a long way and it looks amazing as both a blush and a highlighter.

Swatch:

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Next: Halo Mineral Glow $1.25 USD

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This is the only mineral glow/blush that came with a sifter (had to remove it so you could see the product more clearly). This is their clone of the MAC New Vegas MSF and from what I’ve heard it’s a pretty good dupe! I love the colour of this, gorgeous gold with hints of bronze.

Swatch:

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Next on the list is the Sleep In A Jar Concealer $0.99 USD

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To be honest I don’t really think this is anything special, it didn’t seem to neutralise my under eye circles as much as I’d hoped it would. And applying more of it didn’t seem to help either… I used it in my FOTD so you can see for yourself, but I don’t think I will be buying the full size of this anytime soon.

Next: Perfecting Powder $0.99 USD

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This is a colourless powder that doesn’t have any shimmer. I LOVE this. It really provided a great finish to the foundation, minimised the look of pores and gave me that whole ‘oil-free look’ all day. I will definitely be buying the full size of this and recommend this to everyone.

Now along with all this I received a free sample of Pink Twink Eyeshadow

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This is a really nice champagne pink kinda colour. Quite nice if you’re going for a neutral look (demonstrated in my FOTD below)paired with the Destination eyeshadow. I actually can’t find this colour on their site so maybe it’s not available anymore.. I’m not sure.

Swatch:

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And lastly: Free Sample of Maiden Kisser Slicker

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I don’t have that much to say about this to be honest. Kinda boring colour, but feels nice and moisturising. Not much colour payoff though..

Swatch:

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And now the FOTD, Sorry I know it’s boring, but I thought I’d try out as many as the products as I could at once so you could get an idea of what they’re like! And unfortunately all the colours I have are on the neutral side so… yeah. Here ya go, hopefully it gives you an idea of what the products are like on!

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With Flash:

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So I used:
Eyes:

  • Urban Decay Primer Potion
  • Silk Naturals Pink Twink all over lid up to the crease
  • Silk Naturals Destination in the outside corner, worked into the crease and underneath the eye
  • Wendy Hill (LOL) Ivory colour as highlight
  • Avon Supershock Mascara

Face:

  • Silk Naturals Foundation
  • Silk Naturals Sleep In A Jar under the eyes
  • Silk Naturals Perfecting Powder
  • Silk Naturals Climax Blush
  • Silk Naturals Cupid as a highlighter

Lips:

  • Silk Naturals Kisser Slicker in Maiden

Thanks for viewing and I hope this has been helpful!
oxo

4 comments:

  1. Wow this foundation looks really interesting, it looks great on you!!! And holy moly, how long are your lashessssss!!!!!!! Soooooo pretty!

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  3. A lovely natural daytime look.I have the nars blush and in the photo it does look similar,its peachy,pink with a golden shine.

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  4. Hi Sarah!
    Thanks! I definitely recommend this foundation, you're basically guaranteed to get a perfect match since you mix it yourself! And it's so fun!
    And I swear it's that Avon Supershock Mascara making them look long! :P

    Hi there LaaLaa, I've checked it out :)

    Hi Potionprincess! Thanks! I'm so jealous that you have the NARS blush! :P

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Let me know what you think! oxo

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