Friday, 14 September 2012

Sleek blush by 3 in 'Lace'

Hello Lovelies!

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!
Love Meg
x

29 comments:

  1. Crochet really suits you! I've heard good things about sleek blushers but I seem to get stuck in using the same old ones I already have haha! I've never tried a bright pink blush so it would be interesting to give Chantilly a go!

    Robyn Mayday
    xx

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    1. thanks love! I would really recommend Sleek blushers but I agree it's easy to get stuck in a rut with the ones you use sometimes xxx

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  2. Looks wonderful!! Waiting for the exact same to come here :D

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  3. I really love Sleek makeup but like you say its so hard to get hold of!!

    thebeautymist.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. yes it really is which is very annoying! xxx

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  4. Ooooooh so pretty! You look gorgeous honey xxx

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  5. I LOVE the peach colour, definitely going to pick this up on the weekend :)
    Beauty Fiends Blog

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  6. Beautiful colours!! I want one of these palettes too :) xx

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    1. they really are, you should pick one up xxx

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  7. I've been looking for Rose Gold in stores for months now...so this might be an easier way to get a similar shade...if it stays in stock!
    Great colour - the crochet really suits you!

    pixiedustandfairytales.wordpress.com

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    1. I really wish rose gold and this palette were easier to get hold of! hopefully you'll find one of them soon :) xxx

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  8. Amazing palette :) the color looks beautiful on you

    Adela
    afashionistascorner.blogspot.com

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  9. These colours look lovely!
    Such a nice palette!

    egtx3.blogspot.co.uk
    xo

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  10. Oh wow this is beautiful, I have got to invest in this when some pennies fall my way! Perfect little palette xxx

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    1. Yes you should, it's lovely :) xxx

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  11. that shade looks so great on you. i am yet to find a blusher that compliments me xx

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    1. ah you just have to try a few different ones out :) xxx

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  12. love this, looks so nice! would you like to follow each other in gfc? let me know! http://xxxloveisbeautyxxx.blogspot.ie/

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    1. I will have a look at your blog xxx

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  13. you do love your corals :-) I have been umming and awwing at buying this blusher palette, i will be buying it now, thanks for reviewing hun

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    1. I really do hahaa and no problem xxx

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  14. Aw you beautiful girl! The shade you have on really really suits you! xxx

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