Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Review: Silk Naturals Cream Blush in Candy Apple

 *Product sent for review. All opinions are my own.
 A while back I had the opportunity to try some products from Silk Naturals; I'd never tried this company before but had seen a lot about them on various blogs and such. I'm not reviewing the company today, I will do a more informative post on their website and everything at a later time.

This post features their Cream Blush in shade Candy Apple, a bright warm red!
From the website:

Candy Apple- RED cream blush: $4.50

Candy Apple is seriously RED that blends out into a lovely pink.  It's nicely balanced and should wok for most folks, and gives a natural happy flush to your cheeks.  Candy Apple is super pretty- don't be intimidated by the extreme red in the pic. It's also lovely dotted on over lip balm.  Uber pigmented so a little dab is all you need- use caution if you're pale because it takes less than you think it would.  Candy apple is completely sheer with no shimmer at all.

This is very pigmented, so a little will go a long way.  Dot it on your cheeks to give a little glow, use it to perk up lippies- the sky's the limit.  This color is lip and face safe. NOT eye safe.

Ingredients:  Capric Capryllic Tryglycerides (fractionated coconut oil), Candelilla Wax.  Also contains:  Mica, FD&C Color

Shelf life- at least 1 year.

Cream blushes come packaged in convenient slim tubes just like our lippies! The base is creamy, but blends well, and feels dry.
Natural light swatch on my arm; left is straight from the tube, right is blended out with my fingers.
Flash picture. This shows the color more true, it is a warm shade of red. The natural lighting picture looks a bit too cool.

Since I have a lot of redness in my face and cheeks and tend to wear powder foundation, I have not tried this cream blush on my cheeks. I did however wear it on my lips and I must say, I quite like it:
Wearing Candy Apple Cream Blush on my lips. For blush I'm wearing Cherry Bomb blush from Darling Girl Cosmetics.
I wore Candy Apple on my lips when I went out to brunch last week; the texture is pretty slippery but I found I got better results when I applied heavily, blotted lightly with a tissue, and then applied again. The product is slightly staining but not enough that I would call it a lip stain product. It's more like a very very pigmented balm. There is no shimmer at all, just opaque glossy color, however it is buildable so you can also just dab on a little and rub it with your finger, as the website suggests. That's how I first applied it since I was a bit timid at first lol, but as I got used to the color I slowly built it up to a bold fire-engine-red, as you see in the photo. I really liked how it looked, and I felt that if you're looking for a red that doesn't require a lot of commitment, this might work nicely. Since it's buildable from sheer to full coverage, it can be very versatile depending on your mood, and the stain isn't too hard to remove if you change your mind. I did reapply after eating and drinking since some of the product had worn off a bit on my inner lip area, and left it looking a bit uneven. The more you build it, the more slippery it gets due to the coconut oil in it, but can easily be lightly blotted for a more matte finish.

Overall I really like this product and will continue to use it as a lip color! I love that it's made from coconut oil, which I use on my lips every day at home. It has no scent or flavor that I could detect, which to me is always a plus since I'm picky about lip products. The ingredients are few and non-offensive, and the price of $4.50 is appropriate in my opinion. If you're looking for a warm red lip color made with more natural ingredients, I would say give Candy Apple a try :)
*Note: Silk Naturals will be closed from July3-July14 for vacation*

Thanks for reading!

 *Product sent for review. All opinions are my own.

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