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Silk Naturals Avant-Garde Palette
Today I’m thrilled to be bringing you the new Silk Naturals Avant-Garde Palette. For those of you who don’t know, Silk Naturals is a 100% gluten free indie makeup company that handmakes all of their products in small batches in New York. They will be releasing their Fall 2017 collection on Tuesday and I get to be the first person to share their new Avant-Garde Palette. Silk Naturals Avant-Garde eyeshadows are vegan. (It looks like all but 11 eyeshadows on the Silk Naturals website are currently vegan.)
The Silk Naturals Avant-Garde Palette is a dupe for the Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture Palette. It also has similar (but not 100% exact) shades to the Jeffree Star Androgyny Palette. I’ve swatched the Silk Naturals Avant-Garde Palette next to both Subculture and Androgyny so you can see how closely the colors match. They’re definitely all the same color story!
Silk Naturals is available exclusively at SilkNaturals.com.
The palette will be $52.50 and it comes with a 5 ml sample of Stick ‘Em primer if you order in September. You can also order individual eyeshadows for $4.50. I believe you get 3/4 teaspoon of product in a 5-gram sifter jar.
The Silk Naturals Avant-Garde Palette is made up of 14 eyeshadows. They’ll be available for purchase individually or as a set.
Silk Naturals Avant-Garde Palette Swatches
All eyeshadows are swatched on Too Faced Shadow Insurance eyeshadow primer.
Duo chrome pink pearl
(compare to Anastasia Beverly Hills Cube)
Quench has an iridescent white base with a pink shift shimmer. This color is great for layering and highlighting.
Duo chrome lime-gold
(compare to Anastasia Beverly Hills Electric, Jeffree Star Frosting)
Quirky is a light gold with lime shift shimmer. This is an awesome color for the center of a halo eye.
(compare to Anastasia Beverly Hills Axis, Jeffree Star Swallow or Poison)
Question is a deep blackened teal blue matte. Forgive the flecks of sparkle from another color. I really want to try this as the base shade of a halo eye. I love teal blues.
Ultra-matte slate grey
(compare to Anastasia Beverly Hills Mercury, Jeffree Star Safe Word)
Quick is a taupe brown matte.
Ultra-matte blackened purple
(compare to Anastasia Beverly Hills Rowdy, Jeffree Star Fetish)
Quake is a deep brown with plum undertone matte. I will never consider this sort of color purple, as it’s very brown to me. It is great for deepening the crease or lining the eyes.
Ultra-matte vintage wine
(compare to Anastasia Beverly Hills All Star, Jeffree Star Androgyny)
Quibble is a beautiful, slightly muted, burgundy red matte. This is absolutely gorgeous when worn.
Ultra-matte warm bronze
(compare to Anastasia Beverly Hills Fudge, Jeffree Star Dominatrix)
Quiz is a warm brown with slight orange undertone matte.
(compare to Anastasia Beverly Hills Adorn, Jeffree Star Deja Vu)
Quasi is a rich metallic bronze with golden copper tones. This is a great lid color for making eyes pop.
Ultra matte muted coral
(compare to Anastasia Beverly Hills Roxy)
Queen is an orange coral matte.
Ultra-matte citron orange
(compare to Anastasia Beverly Hills New Wave, Jeffree Star Charm)
Quandry is a yellow-toned orange matte.
Ultra-matte gold mustard
(compare to Anastasia Beverly Hills Edge)
Quip is a bright mustard gold matte.
(compare to Anastasia Beverly Hills Dawn)
Quiet is a orangey peach matte. This can work as a transition shade.
Ultra-matte sage green
(compare to Anastasia Beverly Hills Destiny, Jeffree Star Military)
Quarrel is a dirty olive khaki brown with a hint of green matte.
Ultra-matte tarnished green
(compare to Anastasia Beverly Hills Untamed, Jeffree Star Poison)
Qwerty is a blackened deep green matte.
Silk Naturals Avant-Garde Palette vs. ABH Subculture Palette
Most of the above shades look nearly identical to my eyes. Quasi might be a touch lighter than Adorn. Quip and Queen are slightly lighter than Edge and Roxy.
These colors look nearly identical to my eyes. Quench and Quirky both have a ton more pigmentation than their Subculture counterparts. Quirky lacks the slight peach tone that Electric has. Quake and Question are slightly deeper than their matches. Silk Naturals Avant-Garde Palette does an excellent job of duping the Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture palette.
Silk Naturals Avant-Garde Palette vs. JS Androgyny Palette
Quarrel is more olive-toned, less yellow than Military. Quiz is a bit lighter than Dominatrix, Quandry isn’t as deep as Charm. Quirky isn’t close to Frosting at all, but I wanted to swatch Quirky again.
Quasi is lighter than Deja Vu, which is deeper and more copper toned. Question is very close to Poison in color. Quake is similar but not an exact match for Androgyny. Quick is cooler-toned than Safe Word.
While the Silk Naturals Avant-Garde Palette was not made to dupe the Jeffree Star Androgyny Palette, you can see that it does contain some similar colors.
Silk Naturals Avant-Garde Palette Look
Between getting back from Dragon Con, work, prepping for Hurricane Irma and my puppy Nyx, I haven’t had time to wear makeup this week. I put together a very quick look with the Silk Naturals Avant-Garde Palette.
I used Ofra Eye Gel Primer and set with Cover FX Perfect Setting Powder. With a giant fluffy brush, I applied Quick (taupe brown matte) to the crease and lower browbone. I put Quibble (muted burgundy red matte) on the lid and lower lid. I deepened the outer v with Quake (brown with plum undertone matte). I used Quench (pink pearl duochrome) on the inner lid and to highlight. I put this look together in less than 5 minutes with minimal blending. For those of you who don’t know, Silk Naturals has an amazing loose eyeshadow formula. Their mattes and shimmers are extremely easy to work with. They blend together with very little effort. So if you have been looking for colors like these, I think you’ll love the formula.
Silk Naturals Avant-Garde Palette Review
Silk Naturals did an excellent job at duping the Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture Palette. Most of the colors are very close or dead on dupes to my eyes. The Silk Naturals formula is much easier for me to work with than the Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture Palette. Additionally, at least with my Subculture Palette, I would barely touch my brush to the eyeshadows and a ton of powder would kick up and be wasted. I’d rather have a loose formula that gives excellent color payoff and doesn’t have product waste.
For a quick price comparison, the Silk Naturals Avant-Garde Palette is $52.50 or $4.50 for individual colors. At 3/4 tsp per eyeshadow, that’s a total of 10.5 tsp. These are in 5-gram jars, so that’s 14 5-gram jars. The Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture Palette is $42 for .28 oz of product (.02 oz per eyeshadow). The Jeffree Star Androgyny Palette is $45 for .9 oz (.09 oz per eyeshadow)
When you look at the group shots of the swatches, you definitely get the feel that Androgyny, Subculture, and Avant-Garde were all influenced by the same color palette. With so many identical shades or shades in the same color family, you can create similar looks with all three. A lot of these colors are muted / dusty in appearance. There’s also a ton of orange and yellow tones in the collections.
The colors I personally like best are Quench, Quirky, Question, Quick, Quibble, Quasi and Quiet. Many of the other colors are just not shades I wear, but I understand that they are very popular right now. I love that you have the option to pick and choose which colors you want to pick up from Silk Naturals, rather than having to buy an entire palette. Additionally, you get more product in the Silk Naturals jars vs. the Subculture palette.
I’ll be working on the rest of the Silk Naturals Fall 2017 collection once Hurricane Irma blows over. Until then, let me know what color combinations you’d like to see for a look or tutorial.
Some Color Combos That Stand Out To Me
- Quirky & Question
- Quibble & Quench
- Quibble & Quasi
- Quake & Quench
- Quip & Quarrel
- Quarrel & Qwerty
- Queen & Quiet
- Quasi & Quiz