Product Review: Sleek Makeup Blush By 3 in Sugar

Name: Blush By 3 in Sugar
Brand: Sleek Makeup
Size: 20g
Price: £9.99

From Sleek Makeup’s website:
Each palette has 3 ultra pigmented shades to choose from in matte and shimmer shades. Use the matte shades for a subtle day time flush, and add the shimmery shade over the top for a touch of night time glamour!

What I liked:
– good color payoff
– soft and smooth texture that applies easily
– longlasting
– the packaging
– the price

What I didn’t like:
– Turbinado has a slightly chalky texture (but it still applies smoothly)

I absolutely love Sleek Makeup Blushes. In fact, after the eyeshadow palettes, they are my favourite product from the brand. So, you can imagine how excited I was when I found out they were coming out with a blush palette! Blush By 3 is available in 5 versions (Pumpkin, Lace, Pink Sprint, Flame and Sugar), each one containing three complementary blush shades in different finishes. The one I have is called Sugar. Let’s see which shades it contains, shall we?

Demerara is a berry red shade with a matte finish and great color payoff. It is not as pigmented as most Sleek Makeup blushes, so you don’t have to be very careful when you apply it for fear you’re gonna look like a clown, but it’s not sheer either. A fluffy blush brush picks up in one swipe just the right amount of product you need and blends it easily on your cheeks.

Muscovado looks like a boring shimmering brown shade in the pan and I thought it’d be my least favourite. Instead, it turned out to be the one I love the most. When applied, it has pretty pink undertones and a beautiful gold shimmer and sheen. Like Demerara, it has a soft and smooth texture that blends easily, but because it is very pigmented, you need to apply it with a light hand. I prefer to use a duo-fibre brush with it for a more natural result.

Turbinado looks really meh in the swatch above, doesn’t it? That’s because this matte, warm orange is the sheerest shade out of the three, but it looks beautiful on the cheeks. The pigmentation is buildable, which means that it is easy to apply (you just can’t overdo it) and although the texture is a bit chalky, it goes on and blends like butter.

All three shades are very longlasting: on my dry cheeks, they stay put from morning till night, so there is no need to reapply them throughout the day. At £9.99, this palette is a steal, especially considering that each single blush costs £4.30!

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Sleek Makeup Blush By 3 in Sugar features a matte berry red shade, a matte orange shade and a shimmering brown shade with a gold iridescence. Moscovado and Demerara have great color payoff a soft texture that applies easily, while Turbinado is sheerer but buildable. It has a slightly chalky texture but it applies smoothly too. All the blushes last all day.

Rating: 4/5

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    • beautifulwithbrains says

      Trisha, you should remedy that and get this palette then. They are beautiful colors and quite easy to wear too. :)

    • beautifulwithbrains says

      Marina, thanks. These palettes are wonderful, I’m sure you’ll love them too if you get a chance to try them. :)

    • beautifulwithbrains says

      Xin, I agree. I was a bit scared when I saw the colors in the palette as they look so bright, but are beautiful and easy to wear on the cheeks. :)

  1. hin says

    my friend’s just helped me to buy this, he is in UK , i had suede and pixie pink and life is a peach . i see Sugar on sleek website and decide I must have it , I also like Flame

    • beautifulwithbrains says

      Hin, I’m glad you managed to get your hands on this, and it was really nice of your friend to help you. Sleek blushes are wonderful indeed.

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