Silk Naturals • Petal (Benefit Dandelion Clone) • Blush
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Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
*choirs of angels sing* Hallelujah! I've finally found that perfect spring/summer pink that middle-aged women can wear without feeling stupid. Come on already, make up companies! Some of us want to look fresh and youthful without feeling like we've raided our teen daughter's MU collection.
Interestingly, I've seen people mention that the blush is cooler toned, yet I see a light salmony pink in natural light and in my daylight-mimicking mirror. It does look cooler under different lighting or against different backgrounds. I think this must be one of those clever chameleon-like shades containing warm *and* cool undertones that will work for virtually everyone. It definitely pulls warm on my pale warmish neutral skin, but not *too* warm. I can easily see this very pretty and versatile shade working with any eye/lip.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
Silk Naturals blush in Petal is meant to be a dupe of BeneFitís Dandelion, which I used to use religiously. This is definitely the same color and I like it even better as it is a bit more pigmented so it can be used for a more dramatic look than I ever achieved with Dandelion.
Petal is a pale, true pink bordering on the cool side. I have very fair, cool-to-neutral skin with a bit too much plum-ish colored ruddiness and this is one of the only pinks I have found that is wearable for me. Though I would guess that Petal wouldnít really show up on someone with a dark complexion. I like this blush best as a light wash on cheeks and eyelids after Iíve covered my red/splotchy issues with foundation, but still want a bit of color so I donít look like a corpse. It also works well blended with a very light bronzer when I want more color, but donít want to look either dirty or clownish. This is a matte shade too, so no shimmer/glitter/etc. and the resulting look is very natural.
I also love the limited ingredient list; thereís nothing in here that makes me redder or itchy and nothing that causes me clogs or breaks me out, which is rare since it seems *everything* breaks me out.
I originally purchased a sample size and will most likely move on to the full the next time I place an order with Silk naturals. As a huge blush addict there are, of course, others out there I mean to try but so far I canít imagine another pink making it into my permanent collection.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This is my HG pale pink blush. It has amazing lasting power and is a very flattering shade on my NC20 Asian skin tone. I think it would work on just about anyone. It does need to be applied with a blush brush that is not a stippling brush as it is fairly sheer, but applied with a regular brush (not a skunk brush) it shows up beautifully. and it lasts until I wash it off. 12 hours+
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I received this as a free sample with my last order. I have a really hard time finding blushes that I like. Most are too dark or too shimmery or too peachy or too something. I have a malar rash that is usually mostly covered up by my foundation, but it can peek through, so I need a blush that will neutralize those tones as well. I was very pleased with Petal. I'm very fair skinned with pretty creamy neutral undertones, but there is some pink shining through as well. Looking at the bag, I thought the color would be too dark. Once I put it on, it was a true pink with just a touch of a lilac-type tone. It's very flattering and made my cheeks look bright and dewy, not overdone. I will absolutely be purchasing this in a full size jar.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Very easy to wear color. I think it would good on most people.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Fine Eyes: Green
A lovely blusher, suitable for very pale people with skintones verging on the pale blue to lilac (redhead here). Petal is a very pale true pink on the skin: very very very like BeneFit Dandelion (which is a gorgeous colour but irritated me), and the same cool-pink colour family as Clinique's old Ice Bloom and that very nice one from Chanel that's either discontinued or hard to find. Or a mythical beast. Or something. Anyway, back to Petal. Do not be alarmed by the sight of it in the jar, where it looks more pigmented.
The shade is particularly good through winter: matte, works well with light that's not very intense, when sparkles would be de trop. Pairs well with a redder lipstick: I wear this with Lipstick Queen Saint Rouge of an evening, or otherwise their Medieval or else Silk Naturals Bitten (Medieval dupe)
Application: Careful as a little goes a long way. Only available in one format, a loose powder. This can be made into a pressed version, by some kitchen-sink chemistry including waxes... I've been using an old stumpy kabuki-style brush, the Body Shop one for mineral foundation; fluffy, soft bristles. Can't remember what it's made of except it's not animal. Loose blushers will take a little longer to apply than pressed ones, but if your skin is sensitive, sensitised, and reacts to everything, they're well worth a try: SNs's formulation are fantastic, so minimalist they really are just functional pigments for the most part, mica and silk powder being the nearest thing to "fillers" in here. Also explains the density of pigment in the jar.
Cruelty-free. While this one isn't vegan--contains silk powder--SN do make vegan blushers too; nearest shades would probably be Stellar (but more glittery), a smidge of Be Mine, or the lightest touch of Apple. Costs $6.50 for 1 to 1.5 teaspoonfuls (around 7 ml volume) in a 10g sifter jar, or $1.25 for 1/8 teaspoonful in a 5g sample jar. Online only, decent shipping prices (even to Canada).
I'm not ecstatic about the jar, so I moved it into a larger one with more sifter-holes and added a disk of plastic on top; otherwise I end up with all the blusher on top of the sifting holes, rather than under them in the main part of the jar, and then I run a very high risk of spilling it all everywhere (then when I scoop it back in adding crumbs, carpet fluff, and so on; and yes, that's even in a fairly clean home...)
INGREDIENTS: Mica, Silk Powder, Silica, Iron Oxide, FD&C Color. Like the other SN blushers, contains no talc, powdered starches, clays, bismuth oxychloride.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
I found Petal to be more of a peachy-pink than the cool pink I see in the swatch on my monitor, both in the sample jar and on my skin. But since I have warm undertones, I'm not complaining -- it still looks great on me! It has a matte finish, and is pretty light so it's probably best for lighter skintones. I'm very pale and have to apply most blushes very sheerly with a fiber optic brush, but this is light enough I could apply it a bit heavier if I wanted to. I also love the matte finish. I don't have Benefit Dandelion to compare it to, but I would recommend this blush for anyone looking for a light peachy-pink blush