Silkygirl is a drugstore cosmetic brand.
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Silkygirl has got to be one of the cheapest drugstore cosmetic brands around. As the saying goes, you pay for what you get. I remember using my first silkygirl product when I was in secondary school because of the affordability that allowed me to get it with my own money.
I invested in the BB cream that a friend was raving about to see if it was really that great. At that time, makeup was the least of my concerns and I didn’t know what its purpose was. When I first applied the BB cream on, I was amazed at how it made my skin looked, it covered the slight redness around my nose and eye area and made my skin glow. However, over time, my fifteen year old skin looked dull and started to break out like CRAZY. I’m not too sure if it was the makeup that caused it or due to puberty. Ever since then, I swore off silkygirl and any makeup for that matter. Recently, I decided to give their BB cream a try and it broke me out again. So it’s safe to say that their BB cream isn’t good for my skin.
Their pressed powder on the other hand, worked better than the BB cream although it doesn’t last as long as I hoped. Touch ups were made frequently and it comes off easily, leaving my skin unpleasantly patchy. Silkygirl’s eyeliner and brow pencil are products I would purchase again if I needed an alternative option. I would recommend Silkygirl to teenagers wishing to explore makeup, but this is definitely not worth the investment for working adults who can afford better brands.
You Get What You Pay For
When I first started experimenting with make-up, SilkyGirl was my go-to brand simply because it was so cheap. I also thought it was pretty okay, because it gets the job done. You apply this coloured powder thing on your eyelid, and it stays on your eyelid. But in the face of Singapore humidity and natural body sweat and oil, their products falter and leave your face a streaky, sometimes blotchy mess of strange colours.
The only product from SilkyGirl I find to be wearable would be their lip products. It feels slightly drying to me, but it's definitely wearable. For starters or people who don't like wearing make-up but need some at home just in case an emergency comes up, you could just settle for SilkyGirl, simply because it is affordable and easily removable in the case of mistakes.
Doesn't work for me
Hopefully you can become a Silkygirl after using this.
I had actually wondered about the name of this product - what does it even mean to be a silky girl? Silky hair that makes you a silky girl? Or silky, soft skin? I don't know. The packaging of the container of the shampoo always looks good though - there is always an image of the poster girl in the midst of turning her head or looking straight at the camera with hair let down, and her hair always looks well-oiled, shiny, and healthy.
Somehow, my hair doesn't always turn out the same way when I use this shampoo. After usage, my hair actually becomes the total opposite - it becomes rough and dry unlike the soft, silky result that they visually promise.
Perhaps it is a case of false advertising or just my hair being too dry?
Decent, but not the best
First off, I would have to admit that SilkyGirl really doesn't appeal to me. The eyeshadow colours just aren't my cup of tea, and I've never heard enough to brave their foundation, concealers or that sort.
I've purchased one lipstick in number 05 Deep Plum. It doesn't exactly go with the name, because it doesn't come off as the deep vampy lip colour you would expect. It is pretty sheer and has a light plum colour with a peachy undertone. So I'd say yes to this if you're slowly trying to venture out with more exotic lip colours.
I'm really satisfied with an eyeliner that I purchased from them however. I was on the hunt for an emerald eye liner, that wasn't too expensive. And I found it at the Silky Girl counter, in Ever Green. It's just a deep foresty emerald which also glides on smoothly. Easily blendable.
This brand is pretty much a little of this and that for me. Not the best go-to brand. But worth a try every now and then!
That's all I can say about Silkygirl products, decent. For their low prices, its understandable that the quality would not be that great.
I've only ever bought a concealer and lip gloss from this brand. The concealer was pretty okay, it did its job and helped to conceal my blemishes and dark eye circles. However, if you want to make sure the concealer matches your skin tone, buying one at Sephora with the help of the staff would be better. As for the lipgloss, forget it - way too sticky, had a weird smell and just felt very gross on my lips.
If you're a young girl experimenting with makeup, starting out with Silkygirl is a good idea, given the cheap prices. Other than that, there is no reason why you should not buy from better brands, like Maybelline.
decent, affordable products
I've tried only two items from silkygirl so far, their lipgloss and nail polish. The lipgloss had a weird, synthetic scent that thankfully faded away after awhile. The colour payoff was negligible, and the worst part was, it felt really unnatural and sticky, bordering on greasy.
The nailpolish was decent - I mean, how different in quality nail polish can get, I'm not sure - and cheaper than many other alternatives. However, since discovering even more affordable drugstore options like Essence, I've stopped using silkygirl's and will be unlikely to repurchase.
Overall, while the brand is affordable, given the whole lot of negative reviews for the rest of its products, I doubt I'll want to spend any more of my money there.
Because I don’t wear make-up often, SilkyGirl provids me with the awesome option of cheap but good make-up that I would only be able to use a few times before it grows mold in the cupboard.
Personally I favour the face powder, BB cream and nail top/ base coat. I use SilkyGirl’s BB cream because they have it in dark shades, which suits my tanned complexion. As for the nail coat, it’s a great deal because it doubles up as both a top and bottom coat so I don’t have to spend money buying two different types! Really a brand for the best value.
Low quality products
Silkygirl may appeal to the younger pre-teen girls that have begun experimenting with cosmetics but lack the budget to do so. I know this because I was one of them. However, after a few purchases and usage, I soon regretted my decision.
Their products tended to be of low quality, what else could I have expected for their low prices. Their foundation were cakey and the colour of their blushes and lip glosses just did not turn out well. Moreover, their products caused me to break out. Worst yet, I developed a rash as I was allergic to their products. All in all, my advice would be to stay away from this brand, save up a little more and buy other drugstore brands if you are looking to experiment.
Tacky and unimpressive.
This might be one of the tackiest makeup brands around. Silkygirl, as I’m sure you all know, is a drugstore makeup brand that’s well known for its afforability. I’m not saying that it’s a bad thing, but there are just so many things about this brand to gripe about.
Firstly, I just don’t understand why they make their ambassadors look so bad in their posters. I mean, it’s great that they’ve gotten local celebrities to be their ambassadors, as seeing an Asian face is definitely a refreshing change in the cosmetics industry. However, the ambassadors, like Felicia Chin, always seem to have poorly-applied make up, which is not flattering at all.
Secondly, I really cannot stand the packaging that Silkygirl uses. The cheap plastic makes the products look dubious, as if they were a child’s toys. I would rather pay a bit more to have better packaging that looks like actual cosmetics!
Also, Silkgirl products are more of a hit or miss. I recall buying my first pencil eyeliner from Silkygirl when I was 15, as I was just dabbling in makeup. I completely regretted my purchase, because the eyeliner smudged so easily, and wore off after just a few hours. The matte face powder wasn’t very impressive either. However, I did like the brow pencil, which I continued using for 2 years, before switching to more reputable brands like Revlon.
If you’re a beginner and just trying out cosmetics, sure, Silkygirl might be an affordable option for now, but it’s only a matter of time before you change to better brands. Unless Silkygirl can change up its image, I don’t think it will retain many customers in the long run.
No thank you.
I have a friend who swears by Silkygirl, owning their lipgloss, compact powder, mascara and I don't even know what else. So obviously, curious, I tried buying their foundation.. which was a total disappointment I didn't even use it again after ONE try.
It felt heavy and looked so unnatural on me. It does an average job of concealing my red marks but I don't want average, I want good if not superior. I mean, you can find other drugstore products for about similar prices that does a far better job!
I don't think I'll ever buy another Silkygirl product.. maybe it works for some, but not for me.