Review: Blush by 3 by Sleek
October 21, 2013 § 4 Comments
Finally, today I will introduce you to the Sleek blush palette. It’s called Blush by 3 and it’s in the color “Flame” (#365).
Color&Pigmentation. There is no way to better match the colors than “Flame“. It’s definitely a fiery palette! It has three red-toned shades, two in a matte finish and one slightly shimmer. From left to right, the colors are called Furnace, Bon Fire and Molten. Furnace is red toned with a hint of brown – definitely a darker shade. I find it quite nice for a little bit of contouring – on my cheeks it would look too dark otherwise. What I often do is: placing one of the other two colors almost on the apples of my cheeks and blend them backwards with Furnace. Bon Fire is a bright red and the leader of the palette, for sure. It is a dupe for NARS Exibit A, the blush I wanted to get since LillianMasie talked about it. Molten is the slightly shimmer one: it is a darker and deeper red than Bon Fire, but not as brown-toned as Furnace. The shimmer is almost on the gold side, but it’s nothing too noticeable, which is good since the color already stands on his own. The pigmentation? It dangerously incredible.
Application. Due to the highly pigmentation, you could very easily end up with way too much blush on your face. The amount of product you need is not little, it’s ten times less than little!!! Since it’s impossible to get such a little amount of blush on my brush, what I do is: lightly dip the brush on the color of choice, tap off the excess (these blushes can get a little bit powdery), slightly blend the product on my hand and then place in on the cheeks. That is the only way I find works the best to avoid awkward red cheeks. 😛 Yes, the application process is not straightforward as my loved cream blush by Kiko, but I don’t mind it. I love the effect of a red toned blush on my fair skin.
Longevity. On me, these blushes stay put for the entire day. No matter if I am wearing foundation or not. Brilliant.
Packaging. It reminds me of the NARS ones. I love black packages. It feels quite resistant too. And the big mirror is extremely useful.
Store&Price. I bought my blush palette at Maquillalia.com (here‘s the haul post), but you can find these blushes at Sephora (if you’re lucky) or straight from the Sleek official website for 12.99€. Honestly, with their palettes at 9.99€ I’m pretty surprised these blushes are more expensive. They are worth the price, though.
Overall 10/10. Yes, these palette is a ten. I’ve been wanting red toned blushes for ages and now I’m all satisfied. 😉 I love how, though being all red-toned, they still are quite different from each other to give a different look. My favorite one is, of course, Bon Fire, but pairing either it or Molten with Furnace on the back of my cheeks is something I find myself doing quite often. I guess I’m caving in into the bronzed cheeks too! 😛 Overall, I suggest you to pick one set of colors you like from these blush-by-3 line and just buy it. The palette is definitely a worth-having product.