Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Silk Naturals haul, swatches, and comparison with Everyday Minerals

I took advantage of Silk Naturals' Leap Year sample sale about 2 weeks ago.

What I ordered:

Samples of:
  • Love Lure perfecting powder
  • Sassy matte blush
  • Flirt matte blush
  • Sheer Perfecting powder (I still have some left but figured I could use an extra one to carry around)
  • Some empty sifter jars

Also ordered their Ultimate dual ended eye brush, but that was out of stock so it was shipped later separately, still haven't received it yet.

Haul:

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Love the organza bags they always pack your order in :)

Also make note of that card in the background - 'friend' is the coupon code for 5% off :)


As part of the Leap year event they also included a sample of Sizzle eyeshadow and Breathless lipgloss.

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I noticed something though...the sample sizes this time around weren't as generous as my previous order....not sure how much I really saved on that sale :S Oh well, I still like the chance to try out different products anyway.


Blush and powder swatches:

I noticed some possible similarities between the colours and some Everyday Minerals' blushes I own, so I swatched both for comparison.

Also included a swatch of Dait Bait perfecting powder to compare with Love Lure, as Love Lure is meant to be yellow toned while Dait Bait is pink toned.

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In the pot:

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Something I noticed while swatching, is that the blushes from Silk Naturals are nowhere as pigmented as the ones from Everyday Minerals.



Sample eyeshadow swatch compared with EM's Pressed Olive eyeshadow:

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I have to say, I much prefer SN's Sizzle over EM's Pressed Olive. Sizzle is a true duochrome, where you can see a slightly different colour at different angles. Pressed Olive is just a straight blue-green colour with lots of golden shimmer.

10 comments:

Violet Honeybee said...

I like the Flirt blush, it looks like it would be a good everyday blush. =)

ilurvemakeup said...

I have so many EM blushes cuz I love them so much and from your swatch comparison, it looks like EM is deeper and pigmented, while SN looks more sheer. Thank you a bunch for the comparisons, I've been eying a few of their items awhile now, excluding their foundations.

' * : . b | u 3 . : * ' said...

violet honeybee: yep i thought the same :) i wish it was just a bit more pigmented though. had to really pack it on to swatch the color

ilurvemakeup: you're welcome :) yes thats exactly what i found....i had to use a lot of product to swatch the SN ones, compared with EM.

Christiana Divine @ Memoirs of A Shopping Addict said...

Silk Naturals' pigment in sizzle does look prettier than EDM's pressed olive. :) great review! :) i haven't ordered from SN in a while, you should have picked up some lippies! i DO like their lippies. :)

Bliss said...

Ooo another nice haul, so jealous of your makeup collection, great review . The all smile blush looks pretty, always wanted to try ti use an orange one, never got the chance, cannot wait to see them on you :).

Violet Honeybee said...

Bummer about the pigmentation on the SN blush, it would be perfect if it had the pigmentation of EM blushes. =(

Does it have a lot of glittery bits in it?

cheryl said...

hi, seems like silk naturals products are better than everyday minerals. are you going to press the shadows?

Grayburn said...

Lovely haul! I have been trying to decide whether to try SN foundations but honestly I have so many mineral foundations that unless SN is far superior, I should try to resist!

Grayburn

(g)ezebel said...

okay, i must be the only asian chick on earth who hasn't yet purchased anything from silk naturals or everyday minerals. i might hafta change that... :0/

alien man?! said...

omgosh, arashi, don't make me buy SN eyeshadows now!! i haven't tried them, yet haha

this is such a great comparison post! thanks for doing this :D

wow, the blushes look EXACTLY alike except for the difference in pigmentation. i gotta say, i have a hard time w/the heavy pigmentation of my EM Sunday Brunch, mainly b/c i need a separate dish to swirl-tap in. the lid is WAY too small for something so pigmented. I've been using my SN Climax blush everyday now.

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