I was out trawling the malls over the weekend which is something I haven’t had the time to do for a long while. I also wanted to check out something from the pharmacies when my eye was caught by some new stuff at the Silkygirl counter.
Silkygirl Perfect Cover Concealer
A new creamy stick concealer from Silkygirl. The Perfect Cover concealer comes in 2 shades – Light 01 and Medium 02. I found that Light 01 was light, but a little yellow. It was very creamy though – so creamy that it felt like it was melting! It was slightly thick and I reckon it might conceal marks and discolouration better than dark eye circles. At RM14.90 I might try it one day especially since there’s a promotional price of RM12.90 now.
Skin Perfect Liquid Foundation
This Skin Perfect Liquid Foundation comes in small little tubes which I thought very handy and cute. There are 4 colours available – Light, Natural, Medium and Tan. I tested Light 01 on my hand which seemed a close enough match although it had a slightly yellow base. It felt light, and blended well. It also contains SPF30. However, I’m a little concerned over the use of nano-technology and deep penetration into the skin. Some research have stated that nano technology in skincare or cosmetics might not be a very good thing but I’m no expert so do correct me if I’m wrong. A tube of this new liquid foundation retails for RM21.90 and is now selling for a promotional price of RM19.90.
Shimmer Duo Blush
Ah! The product that first caught my eye! The new Shimmer Duo Blush. The blush comes in a slightly thick case because there is a brush hidden underneath. I did not see the brush at the tester counter so could not feel its texture. The blush itself is quite a large pan which is nice.
The blush is split into 2 – a shimmery side and a matte side. The colours can be swirled together for a nice shimmery look or used separately. Nice to have a 2 in 1 blush set! I tested all on my hand and found that the blush was slightly sheer and the shimmer was light and not over the top. That is nice because you don’t want to look like a disco ball. However, I felt that the 3 shades – Cheeky Peach, Blushing Pink and Rose Petal were all just a little too pink. Swiped on the hand, they all looked quite similar. Whilst I know that Silkygirl targets the young, bright pink is not a colour that everyone can handle, irrespective of age, and blushes don’t necessarily have to be a bubblegum pink. The tone was rather on the cool side too. 04 Sunny Glow looked quite nice though. Not too brown but a neutral, beige colour on the skin, which can look very natural and the shimmer will give a light glow.
The blush duos retail for RM24.90 but are now on a promotional offer of RM19.90 each.
I’ve always maintained that Silkygirl is one of the cheap brands available locally with quality that’s above average, and I’m glad they are doing something to increase their product range. However, it would be nice if they tone down the “young girl” image a little and take it up a notch to “young woman” instead to appeal to a wider demographic. I preferred their image when they were using Paula Malai Ali (when she was younger) before they went all teenybopper and schoolgirl on me 😛 They might also want to consider making colours that are less bubblegum coloured and have more depth, in particular their eyeshadows. I reckon that if Milani and NYX can do it, so can Silkygirl… if they try.
I’d be keen to see what else comes out of the Silkygirl stable in future.
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Ooh I’ve tested the shimmer blusher. I forgotten to bring my blusher during my trip so I decided to buy one from Silkygirl cuz I thought their previous blushers were good. I was pretty disappointed to see that the older ones had been replaced with these. But I grabbed one anyway cuz its cheap and I’m desperate. ;D The blusher is nice though, mine is cheeky peach. I wanted a peachy pink but this turns out more pink with slight hint of peach on cheeks. (I wear it by mixing both the colours) Pigmented is fine like their previous ones, staying power is great too, its still visible by the end of the day, and the colour’s not overpowering, the pink look so sweet on cheeks. The pink side of the pan has shimmers, but I dont see the shimmers once applied on skin. It’s like its totally gone. XD So all in all I think its a nice blusher.
The concealer looks decent – for some reason I’ve suddenly become obsessed with it!
But Silkygirl has come up with some decent stuff – I like their eyeshadows, although I have to agree with you…the colour ranges CAN be rather teeny-boppy. Then again, that IS their target market, so it’s hard to go against that (I have no comment on Paula!)
Silky girl looks promising!!!! I like their foundation packaging! I am hoping we can find something that would be like NYX/Milani or even better! I’ll be solved! 😀
HD: Its nice that it works well without being overly shimmery. Thanks for the feedback!
Beetrice: Yeah, their image puts me off a little even if I quite like some of the products. Makes me feel so old standing at the counter!
Nikki: Unfortunately for now, NYX and Milani are still superior in terms of colour selection!
Oooh! I need to check out the concealer! It sounds promising. I hate it when concealers cake up so creamy is definitely a plus for me. I’ve tested the new foundation on the back of my hand. I would say that it’s slightly better compared to the previous foundation as in it’s not as powdery but it is quite sheer.
The blush, I would get the Sunny Glow. It’d be similar to Benefit’s 10 powder. I’ve swatched it but I wasn’t too keen. So, I ended up buying 2 Jordana blushes and they were great!
Silkygirl is one drugstore brand that I really like, especially their funky eye pencils. The quality ain’t bad too. But I do agree with you, it’d be nice if they’d cater to non-teens as well. Too much pink lah :p
i tried two different types of mascara from silky girl, both worked very badly…
tried the brow liner, oily and creamy…
my friend tried the eyeshadow, not last at all…
will never give a look at their products anymore…
Connie: Welcome! Ah! Jordana is truly awesome. I used to have their blushes and if you can get hold of their eyeshadow singles those are great too!
Tine: LOL… yeah and its that shade of shocking pink that doesn’t do many justice!
Akiki: Aww… sorry to hear it didn’t work for you. I wouldn’t have tried their mascara myself. Somehow, I just don’t expect it to work lol…
I’m a Silkygirl virgin. Might have to try those blushes. Plus, I’m a pink-lover – but you know, that’s cos I’m SO young right? *wink wink*
i got the sunny glow and it works pretty well on me, gives me the natural healthy looking as my face always look pale and yellowish due to my original skin tone and lack of sleep. it’s my first time trying their blusher, i like it (sunny glow) but not other colors, which is too pink for me.
the only bad thing i want to say is, the brush which attached in the pan is a boo. the “??” (sorry for my poor english as i don’t know what it called in english so i type in chinese hope you can understand) always fall off and stick on my cheek, which is very annoying, i think they just simply make a cheap one. (or only mine is like that?)
overall it’s not bad, and the price is affordable for students.
i always think that foundation packaging from mu HG MUFE is the biggest problem i have with them. i want something looks just like what SilkyGirl offers here. small squeezeable tube with a small opening. convenient for traveling. as for shades, i think that’s the problem i MIGHT have but i’d try.
Nano is something that i have tried. remember those 3 tubes of facial cleanser i told you about? the ones with scrub beads or something? they are OK and my face is sqeaky clean after i use it. i think that scrub thing is not for my dry skin as i know it has a “milk” formula for dry skin. but since i got mine free so i just gave it a try. nothing special but no harm done. but mind you, i hardly got any breakouts. and what’s the BAD things you heard about Nano? i can’t remember???!!!
i will hop to the pharmacy to check out these. i am not a d/s mu person but you keep dragging me there!
from 4 products above, i’m thinking to get the blusher.. i’m OK with pink as long it’s not very bubble gum pinkish ^^ maybe rose petal or sunny glow if i see from their shades!
from silkygirl, i do love their funky eyelights.. but i dont like their lipstick, i bought their moisture sheer lipstick and it dried my lips.. 🙁
Monstro: Of course you are young! And try swiping them at the counter first. The pink might scare you yet!
Janice: I think you mean the bristles are scratchy? Wow that’s not good but only to be expected honestly for the price. I’ve never experienced any good brushes in blush palettes! Now I’m wanting to try Sunny Glow!
Jojoba: Don’t buy! 😛 But I agree – I like the foundation packaging too. And there was some talk about nano particles being so tiny that they might interfere with the skin structure.
Maria: Everyone’s getting Sunny Glow! I should try it too hehe…
ooh i also vote for the blusher, and from the (empty) display at Guardian KLCC i think the masses are voting for it too. i’ve been looking for a pale cool bubblegummy pink and i bought the Rose Petal (i think? it’s the coolest toned one)and it’s soooo prettttyyyyyy! i also tried BB Pale Pink and MAC Pink Swoon but they both turned warm on me. the silkygirl, i’m happy to report, stayed color true. The texture is smooth and blendable, and it’s very pigmented too! gotta be careful not to put too much on. ANNNDD when i got home after work at 9 pm the color had not faded! so glad i didn’t have to pay RM70 for my blush 😛 i’m also thinking of getting the Sunny Glow soon. silkygirl blushes rock.
Oooh! I’ll definitely try some of their eyeshadows once I’m done with my eyeshadow abstinence.
Oh no! Not more blushes that are calling out to me…. *grin*
Must wait until I get my hands on my Dandelion before I even think of looking at yet another blush! Ahhahaha.
jooj: Ok now I really want to check it out myself! Haha…
Connie: Colours are hit and miss but the grey pair (Smokey Spark) is lovely.
Rinnah: To be fair, I didn’t get any! 😉
Sadly there’re only 2 shades of Silkygirl stick concealer. Even medium shade (02) is too light for my medium/olive skin tone.
sorry i dont knw if it’s just me but when i clicked ur link for the silkygirl website, i was led to a ahkua porn page… u might want to check it again and remove it coz it’s quite…scary
Thanks I’ve rectified it.
I personally love Silky Girl cosmetics because its cheap and affordable for a school girl like me, and as a student, I don’t really have any high requirements for my makeup, so silky girl is really a very very good brand for me.