Today I thought I'd share my thoughts on my latest makeup love, the Sleek blush by 3 in 'Lace'. I've wanted this palette ever since it was released back in February as I thought it was amazing value, perfect for travelling and contained gorgeous shades but one of the downsides of it, as with quite a bit of Sleek makeup, is how hard it is to get hold of. After months of it being non existent on the Sleek stands in Superdrug and out of stock on the internet, a lovely subscriber called Amy emailed me saying it was back in stock on the Sleek website and there was also a discount running. Needless to say I was on it like a car bonnet and a few days later this beautiful blush palette dropped through my letterbox and the best thing is that it was totally worth the wait...
|From left to right: Crochet/Guipure/Chantilly. You can buy this palette for £10 from sleekmakeup|
The Sleek blush by 3 palettes feature three high quality matte/shimmer blushes of differing shades in a classy black compact that includes a big mirror, all for only £10. Amazing product or what? I wanted the 'lace' palette because the blushes in it were peachy pink coral colours, which are just the sort of shades I like to wear. You can see from the swatches just how pigmented all the colours are, yet they're not so pigmented that you're scared to put them on for fear of looking like a clown. I'm normally a cream blush sort of gal as I prefer a dewy finish, but I think these have converted me back to powder as I find them so easy to apply using my ecotools powder brush and they such create a gorgeous natural glow with no hint of the sort of powdery finish that gives me nightmares (I don't actually have nightmares about powdery finishes by the way, my nightmares are about much more serious things like foundation not matching my body haha). They also last all day on my cheeks, but can be easily topped up if you want a blush boost as they're incredibly buildable. My favourite shade is the corally peach 'crochet' as I think it suits my skintone and the sort of lip colours I like to wear like Barry M 147 or Revlon 'Tutti Frutti' lip butter. I don't really need the middle shade 'Guipure' as it's pretty identical to Sleek 'rose gold' (review here-rose-gold) which I already have, but I love the subtle gold shimmer in both of them and fact they're dupes for Nars 'Orgasm' so it's handy to have a shade like that in a palette to save taking my 'rose gold' when I'm travelling. I'd never normally go for a bright pink shade like 'Chantilly' but after trying it I found it wasn't as scary as I thought and I'm now becoming rather partial to a brighter pinker cheek. Wow I am pushing the boat out at the moment. None of the other blush by 3 shades really appeal to me, but I would recommend you go and get this little gem in your life before it disappears again!
|Wearing my favourite shade, 'Crochet'|
I had a very nice time yesterday as I had my friends round all day for a gathering type thing topped off with a yummy Indian takeaway. Today I've been madly cleaning, tidying and packing though as my parents come back from Chicago tomorrow then I'm back to uni on Sunday. Looking forward to seeing all my uni friends and being busy again, but not looking forward to saying goodbye to my boyfriend very much...
Have a lovely night girlies!