Friday, March 27, 2015

Sleek Makeup Blush by 3 Palettes in Sugar and Flame Review & Swatches.

Hi lovelies,

I've got a quick and easy review today for you, and that's on two Blush by 3 palettes called Sugar and Flame from Sleek Makeup. I already own a couple of other shade collections in these blush palettes, together with several blush singles, but I left them all in Melbourne. I picked up these two additions to my collection a few months ago when Luxola had a sale and I really like both, though I'll admit to having a preference for Sugar.

Sleek Blush By 3 palettes in Flame (left) and Sugar (right).
Sleek Blush By 3 palettes in Flame (left) and Sugar (right).

Both palettes are warm toned, with each palette containing 3 matte/shimmer shades in complementary colours (hence the Blush by 3 name).Each trio is housed in a sturdy, slim and compact plastic case which shuts securely and fits neatly into the palm of your hand. Each compact also has a large mirror built into the lid, which I seldom use but still love to see included! The only (slight) complaint I have on the packaging is that it's a little difficult to determine which palette you've picked up without flipping it over to see the name on the bottom.

Keep reading after the jump!

Sleek Blush By 3 palettes in Flame (left) and Sugar (right).

Sugar is the palette I wanted for everyday makeup looks, as the shades are perfect for my skintone. Sugar has three shades called Turbinado (satin - deep berry), Muscovado (shimmerplummy bronze) & Demerara (mattenude orange). Each shade is named after a different type of sugar! Muscovado is my favourite, though I also really love Turbinado. The swatch of Demerara on my arm looks quite subtle, but it definitely shows up on my cheeks when it's applied with a blush brush.

Sleek Blush By 3 palette in Sugar.
Sleek Blush By 3 palette in Sugar.
Swatches (L-R) Turbinado, Muscovado & Demerara.

I bought Flame because I thought the deep red collection would look quite flattering on deeper skin tones. Similar to the Sugar palette, all three shades are named according to a fire theme. Molten is a neutral satin peach, Bonfire is a fierce matte red and Furnace is a shimmery marsala shade.

Sleek Blush By 3 palette in Flame
Sleek Blush By 3 palette in Flame.Swatches (L-R) Molten, Bonfire and Furnace.

All six shades are quite finely-milled and very pigmented, which means they apply beautifully on the skin and blend out very well. They are also very buildable, so it's possible to get anything from a sheer wash of colour to really pigmented cheeks, depending on which look you're after. As a result, I think these would look beautiful on any skintone, based on how much is applied, though I do think that Flame would suit deeper skintones better due to how bold the shades are. Longevity with these blushes is also pretty impressive, I tend to get at least 6-8 hours out of these before I notice slight fading. All in all, I'd consider these a very big success for such a budget product!


The Sleek Blush by 3 palettes are available in several different shade collections for $14.99 USD each from the Sleek website (they ship internationally), or alternatively, from a variety of other online cosmetic stores.

Have you tried any of the Sleek blushes, lovelies? Do you like the sound of these blush palette? Which collection do you prefer?

Much love,
MM.
x

17 comments:

  1. I've got three Sleek i-divine (eyeshadow) palettes which I love, but I don't have any of their blushes. I don't wear blush much but I can attest to the quality of Sleek make up.

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  2. OOH Sugar is calling out to me, am loving the look of that x

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  3. I haven't tried anything from sleek yet. Am always eye these off online, Sugar looks lovely.
    Carmen : Paint Powder and Polish

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  4. Both palettes are beautiful! I'm not sure I can get Sleek in the US, but I've always wanted to try the brand!

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  5. These look beautiful shades <3 Too strong for my skin tone, but still beautiful! <3

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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  6. i love sleek for their blushes. i still haven't tried the blush by three yet

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  7. These blush palettes are gorgeous! I've seen them in store before but before they were packed away, I had no idea what they looked like!

    Frankie x
    Crazyblondegal

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  8. These colours are so fun and bright, would have loved them during Summer!

    peachsbeauty.blogspot.com

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  9. OMG!!! They are so pretty. Every palette has its own beauty. I think I will be getting that #3. Love the colors!

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  10. I actually LOVE these palettes from sleek! Great quality :)

    Creepers & Cupcakes

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  11. Oh wow!! These palettes are freaking gorgeous!!! I love how pigmented they are!!

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  12. I've never used a Sleek blush palette before but I love the look of the sugar palette, especially the gorgeous Muscovado shade.

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  13. I have a blush by three palette and love it. So pigmented slightly too shimmery for daily wear but great for special occasaions xxx

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  14. Can you believe I still haven't tried anything from Sleek before? CRAZY! And I call myself a beauty blogger :P

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  15. Ah they look beautiful, every time I pass sleek counter I feel tempted to pick these up, but I have wayyyy too many blushes :|

    Sam|| Beautydetour

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