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Silk Naturals Fall Collection Swatches

I’m so excited to show you swatches from the new Fall collection from Silk Naturals. There are so many gorgeous shades!

According to Pantone, the Fall 2011 colors are phlox, deep teal, bamboo quarry, orchid hush, nougat, coffee liqueur, cedar, honeysuckle and emberglow. Bamboo is a warm yellow with subtle green undertone, emberglow is a traditional fall orange, honeysuckle is a reddish pink, phlox is a deep purple, cedar is a mid-tone neutral green, deep teal is a blue-toned green, coffee liqueur is a rich deep brown, nougat is a warm camel tan, orchid hush is a grey with orchid undertones and quarry is a medium grey.

Row 1 Magpie – Nebula – Kingfisher – Nighthawk
Row 2 Flattery – Phantom – Ether – My Goodness – vamp
Row 3 Jump – Custom – 4matic – heat – gigi
Row 4 glory – fusion – provoke – captivate – allure

Row 1 Magpie – Nebula – Kingfisher – Nighthawk
Row 2 Flattery – Phantom – Ether – My Goodness – vamp
Row 3 Jump – Custom – 4matic – heat – gigi
Row 4 glory – fusion – provoke – captivate – allure

Row 1 Magpie – Nebula – Kingfisher – Nighthawk
Row 2 Flattery – Phantom – Ether – My Goodness – vamp
Row 3 Jump – Custom – 4matic – heat – gigi
Row 4 glory – fusion – provoke – captivate – allure

Shade Descriptions:
Magpie – looks blue in the jar, but when you put it on it pops out with the most amazing golden shimmer so it turns into a wild green.
Nebula – a deeper teal tone with turquoise glimmers.
Kingfisher – a navy base with aqua green highlights, and aqua glimmers
Nighthawk – matte black base with a golden pearl sheen
Flattery – illuminator with a hint of pink, and a few fine interference colors- mainly gold, blue and purple.
Phantom – a very light, almost sheer pearl pink with pearlescent golden highlights. Applied over Stick ‘Em primer it blooms to a soft golden peach glow.
Ether – a light lavender tone that blooms with purple and red highlights when applied over primer.
My Goodness – a gift with purchase shade, leans mauve in my eyes
Vamp – deep plum red lip stain
Jump – a neutral- leaning towards purple. It’s a great multi-purpose lid color with the color-shifting Eyelights finish.
Custom – a plummy tan with golden highlights that really pop when you apply it over primer.
4Matic – a light champagne color with just a hint of green. shimmery pearl
Heat – a deep coppery orange tone with a silky pearl finish.
Gigi – a pretty shockingly pink lip stain. One coat is a light pink, several coats is an almost neon pink.
Glory – a base of taupe with golden highlights- that’s punctuated with glints of green, copper, peach, and gold.
Fusion – a deep plum that when worn over primer becomes a something almost primal- and it pops with golden highlights.
Provoke – a deeper plum tone-much like Seedy or Berry Nice but with a little bit of lightness and coverage from a smidge of titanium dioxide. It’s the plum version of Blushberry, and my new Fall fave! It has a cream finish with no sparkle. Vegan & gluten free.
Captivate – a deep plum shimmer Amplifying Lip Glaze. It’s similar in depth to Black Dahlia, but with quite a bit more plum. It is a deep Fall color and suitable for most skin tones, although it is deep. Vegan & gluten free.
Allure – a warmer peach tone- sheerish with a hint of shimmer. Vegan & gluten free.

First off, now that you’ve seen the images, let me say that you need Glory. It’s AMAZING. It’s a super gorgeous, taupe with complex shimmer. It’s gorgeous. It screams fall. I think this shade may be close to universally flattering.

I also love Kingfisher, not that you’re surprised since it’s in the teal family. The navy base makes it interesting and I’m contemplating a smoky eye with it. Magpie borders on golden aqua, making it light and pretty. Nebula is a deeper, rich mid-tone shade.

Magpie would be neat if you took it and buffed it into your face/neck (sheering it out) to give the impression of mermaid scales/skin for Halloween.

Flattery is lovely and works as a highlighter shade in addition to being nice for illuminating the face. Ether and Phantom are amazing, they have this entrancing glow to them. I can’t wait to wear them. Vamp and Gigi are very pretty and have no shimmer. I’m going to experiment with putting them on after I’ve exfoliated and moisturized my lips to see how they turn out. I may then apply lipstick on top of them and see how well they work in conjunction.

I’m looking forward to playing with Fusion, Jump and Custom. The eyelights finish is so unique! I was surprised at how much I like the look of Heat, since I’m not much of an orange fan, though I do sometimes like copper. It reminds me of a harvest moon (not the game :P) 4Matic is a nice golden shade. I also really like Nighthawk, as it reminds me of a deep charcoal with its golden pearly sheen. When I saw Provoke I squealed with delight. It’s a perfect plum for fall! Captivate is nice, as is Allure.

The colors are truly gorgeous. With all the variance in teals, golds, plums and neutrals, this collection gives you lots of options for the Fall season.

Some products were purchased by me. Others were sent for consideration. All opinions are my own.

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    • http://yelayadreamsofbeauty.blogspot.com/ yelaya

      These colors are really beautiful, some of them are complex and interesting. I would want samples of these eyeshadows to be purchased!!!

    • http://www.jennifae.com/ Jennifae

      Great swatches. I’m definitely adding 4matic, Glory, and Heat to my wishlist.

      • Phyrra

        Yay! Heat is hot!

    • http://www.whimsybeading.com aygee

      I just placed my first Silk Naturals order yesterday. I did get some of the Vamp lip stain!

      • Phyrra

        Yay! What all did you snag?

    • http://beautifulwithbrains.com gio

      Thanks for the swatches. They are all gorgeous, especially Kingfisher.

      • Phyrra

        You’re welcome Gio! I need to do a smoky eye with Kingfisher!

    • http://prettymaking.blogspot.com Mandy

      I really like how Custom looks. I think paired with Nighthawk it would make the perfect, sultry eye!

      • Phyrra

        That would make a GREAT duo!

    • http://fiercenerditude.blogspot.com/ Vijaya

      Magpie looks like an *incredible* duochrome.

      • Phyrra

        It is! I think it’s really gorgeous!

    • Marcey

      Thanks for the swatches! My order from the Fall Collection should arrive in the next couple days & it appears I made some good choices. It also appears that I may be adding a few more. Karen has such amazing products!

      • Phyrra

        You’re welcome Marcey! She really does make great products :)

    • Kristi(lov2read68)

      Gorgeous swatches as always! Added a few more colors that weren’t already on my list!

      • Phyrra

        Yay! Which ones?

    • http://olgiepolgie.blogspot.com/ Olgie

      How could I choose? There are so many gorgeous colours here. Kingfisher, 4matic and Fusion are all must-haves in my opinion.

      • Phyrra

        They certainly are :)

    • http://la3leches.blogspot.com/ Loopz

      I hope these are permanent colors!

      • Phyrra

        I believe they are! Most of SN’s products usually stick around :)

    • http://thetubcat.blogspot.com Sam

      I’ve never heard of this brand before. The colors are amazing. I am DYING to try Fusion now! It is so pretty!!!

      • Phyrra

        They have some GREAT colors, definitely give them a try :)

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    • http://silhouettescreams.blogspot.com SilhouetteScreams

      Ahhh I pretty much want them all, but especially Kingfisher, Nebula, Phantom, Custom and Gigi! :D

      • Phyrra

        They are fab :)