Brand Focus: Silk Naturals

I love this brand. It’s affordable for us ramen-eating, penny pinching college students and the quality is top notch. Silk Naturals’ products are some of my staples, so I thought it deserved a shout out. I learned about Silk naturals from the lovely ladies of the green YouTube community, including Ecoholic Beauty, iluvjesse444, and Alonna Bobonna.

I made my first order a few months back, during the second semester of my freshman year. To this day I get equally as excited when I get my orders in the mail, half because I know that I will get a hand-written thank you and a free gift with purchase, and half because I’m always pleased with my purchases.

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My favorite part about silk naturals: the sample sizes. I’m not one to commit to a blush I met on the Internet. I like to take it around the block, use it a few times, then I decide whether or not to commit. The 99 cent samples from the silk naturals website last ages and allow indecisive me to experiment to my heart’s content.

One blush I have committed to from Silk Naturals is the sheer blush in the shade “Afterglow.” Naughty name, but it’s a dupe for NARS Orgasm blush, which I had when it was at the height of it’s glory and I thought it was to shimmery and just “meh.” The Silk Naturals version is above and beyond what I remember the NARS blush to be, and I use it every time I wear blush. These blushes are fantastic because they look as natural as a blush could possibly look and they don’t break me out (hallelujah, that’s a feat).

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Another “cannot-live-without-it” product for me is the Tinted Oil Control Primer. I don’t find it too mattifying but it does shockingly, for a powder primer, help my makeup stick around a bit longer. Sometimes, I just use this. It has a super light coverage but still manages to even out skin tone and disguise pores. This stuff hasn’t left my makeup bag since my first sample three months ago.

I haven’t experimented too much with the eye shadows, but I adore the color “Frisk” that is somewhere in between a champagne and straight up gold. The color payoff is fantastic and the formula is smooth and looks beautiful on the lids.

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I know that many bloggers love the Sleep in a Jar brightening powder, but it’s something I have not yet learned to love. If you use it and love it, please tell me some tips and tricks you have in the comments section below. I really want to love it, but so far it hasn’t made it into my everyday routine.

I would love to try Silk Natural’s dupes for the Naked Palettes, but I cannot bring myself to pay the money. For as affordable as the site is, the “clones” are a bit steep, and, considering it’s a rare occasion that I wear eye shadow, it would be a waste of my money. I plan on ordering some lip products and brow products from the company in the future as well. I am, after all, a university student and the money I spend on cosmetics usually comes from my babysitting stash.

Overall, I would and have recommended this brand to my friends and family. Please let me know if you’d like to see any individual reviews of the products.

 

Happy Reading, Beautiful!

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10 thoughts on “Brand Focus: Silk Naturals

  1. I love Silk Naturals too! Sleep in a Jar is great for setting other under eye concealers. I don’t find it gives as much coverage as I want by itself, but I love how it brightens everything up when used on top of a cream concealer. Their lip products are also some of my favorites 🙂

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  2. Thank you!! not enough people feature affordable pretty makeup!! As a broke college student myself, this is awesome to know about! I sometimes get caught up in high end makeup and forget to look for a deal!

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  3. I’ve never heard of this brand before but now I’m definitely going to take a peak at their website. I’m a college student as well and I’m always on the look out for affordable make-up, thank you. Oh and I would love to see an individual review especially of lips products.

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    • I have the shade SoHo, and whenever I wear it, it goes very creasy. I love the shade and the idea of it, but I think I need to layer it under something. The formula wasn’t my favorite and I haven’t used it in a while. I’m trying to get more into eye products, what would you recommend (from this or other brands)?

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