The downfall? They contain more chemicals than I want to put on my lips. So, I’ve been phasing them out of the my routine and have been testing out alternatives with fewer chemical ingredients. Enter: Silk Naturals. Silk Naturals has something of a cult following among the “natural beauty” community, so that seemed like a good place to start. Plus, their products are drugstore-price affordable so I felt OK about buying several items to begin.
- Fabulous Slick Stick , $4.50- a shimmery pink/plum shade that goes on sheer and adds lots of shine. Features a strawberry flavor that might be problematic if you don’t like sweet scents. I don’t mind it.
- Clandestine Kisser Slicker, $4.50 - an opaque peach/coral shade that’s just this side of a matte lipstick. No discernable scent. Feels very nice and light on the lips while providing more color payoff than the Slick Sticks.
- Strawberry Fields Slick Stick, $4.50 - a very glossy red/pink shade that goes on sheer and has lots of shine. No discernable scent. I reach for this one most often because it makes my lips look so glossy, and the red/pink shade goes with every makeup look and outfit I wear.
- Garter Velvet Matte Lipstick, $5.99 - an opaque neutral plum shade that goes on matte. No discernable scent. I like this one the least of all the lipsticks that I bought from Silk Naturals because the formula is very thick. It feels heavy on my lips and made a mess of the packaging.
Speaking of the packaging, it is a major downfall across the board. The tubes are slim black plastic with really chintzy labels that had already begun peeling off by the time they arrived to me in the mail. Now, I do have some perspective here - the products are very affordable, the ingredients are very natural, and what’s inside the packaging is pretty great. So the packaging isn’t where Silk Naturals spends their money. I get it.