Thursday, May 10, 2012

Sleek Blush By 3 Palette in Lace: Swatches & Review!

So after 4+ days of being ill and sleeping all day, I decided it's time to try to push through this cold by getting back into a normal routine. First stop, blogging! Today's featured product is the Blush By 3 palette in "Lace" from Sleek.

This palette contains three generously sized blushes in shades of orange and coral.  Two colors are matte, one is shimmery.  Off of the top of my head, I can't think of any exact dupes for these shades, but the middle, shimmery color is definitely part of the NARS Orgasm/MAC Springsheen family.  The color scheme in general makes me feel like I need to plan a tropical vacation ASAP.  The far right shade on a tan, white summer dress, wedges... le sigh.

As you can see below, the palette comes in Sleek's standard "sleek" black packaging.

One thing I love about Sleek packaging is the plastic is minimized and the product is maximized.  I can't stand when the actual powder of a product is tiny and surrounded by a ton of excess packaging.  I really like how Sleek chose to do large rectangles, and the entire lid is a mirror.

As for pigmentation, these blushes didn't disappoint.  Each one had really nice pigmentation (as Sleek powders usually do), and they blended really nicely.  The swatches below are applied with a fairly heavy hand, but you could definitely sheer these out for a lighter look on the cheeks.

I think this would work best on medium skin tones.  Light and dark complexions could wear it as well, but it would require more blending or more layering, respectively.  If you are extremely fair, this is probably a little too dark/bright for you.  Also, if you have a dark complexion and like the concept of this palette, the other Blush By 3 palettes by Sleek have beautiful dark/bright colors that would look amazing on deep skin tones.

This palette retails for $15.99 and can be purchased on Sleek's website.  Unfortunately, Sleek isn't sold in the US, but I believe all of you in the UK should be able to find their products in store!  I received this palette from my unofficial UK Sleek dealer, FleurDeForce. ;)  Thanks, Fleur!

Have you tried any Sleek products?
xx, Allison


  1. Very cool! I really like these blushes!

  2. I've had my eye on these blush palettes for a couple of days and I was quite torn whether to get them or not, but after reading this I must purchase them! Thanks for the great review!

  3. I'm not the only one that's sick in May! I thought I wouldn't have to worry about colds anymore. :(
    Those are some gorgeous blushes!

  4. No I haven't tried any sleek products- but I want to try out all there blushes and Pallettes! :) x