Sleek MakeUP recently added two new palettes to their range of Blush by 3 range; Pink Lemonade and Californ.i.a. The Sleek Blush by 3 Blush Palettes contain 3 full size Sleek blushes, and retail for £10 each. Both of the new blush palettes look gorgeous, but I opted for Pink Lemonade as it contained shades I don’t already own. Sleek Pink Lemonade Blush by 3 Palette* contains two powder blushes, and one cream blush. I’ve never tried one of the Blush by 3 palettes before, but I have tried many of the original Sleek blushes.
The inspiration behind ‘Pink Lemonade’ is traditional, old fashioned English tea parties.. each of the shade names within the palette reflect this. I love this inspiration behind the palette, and think it’s ideal as Spring approaches.
The Sleek Blush by 3 palette is quite a lot smaller than the Sleek i-Divine Eyeshadow Palettes, plus the Blush palettes have rounded corners whereas the eyeshadow palettes’ corners are sharp points. They’re both roughly the same thickness, but the blush palette is just that little bit more compact making it ideal for travel.
I’ve never had a problem with Sleek eyeshadows or blushes breaking before, so the packaging is nice and sturdy. Within the lid of the palette, there is a generous mirror which I always appreciate. The three shades of blush within Pink Lemonade are; Icing Sugar, Macaroon and Pink Mint. The Sleek Pink Lemonade palette contains a generous 17g of product which is fantastic for just £10.
Sleek Pink Lemonade Blush by 3 Blush Palette Review / Swatches
The labeling of the Sleek Pink Lemonade blush shades is rather confusing, as some bloggers take the names as reading left to right, and some have taken the name beneath each blush. Either way Macaroon is always Macaroon, and I’m sure Pink Mint should be the first shade – as the third shade isn’t remotely pink?!
I’m going to describe each of the shades in the palette from left to right….The powder blushes within the palette are Pink Mint and Icing Sugar, and Macaroon is the cream blush. All three shades are extremely pigmented, with the above swatches taking the lightest touch which is pretty amazing.
Pink Mint is the sheerest blush from the palette and my personal favourite. In the pan it looks like a cooler version of the infamous Sleek Rose Gold blush. Pink Mint is a cool baby pink containing subtle silver shimmer particles.. it can be worn very sheer, or built up but it’s not as intense as the other shades.
Pink Mint is also the least long wearing, with gradual fading throughout the day.. lasting for around four hours at the most. It looks really pretty on pale skin, and is just so easy to apply and wear. It has a quite dusty, powdery texture which does kick up a fair bit in the pan but I still love the shade.
Macaroon is a cool toned, medium pink cream blush. The consistency is on par with the Stila Color Convertible’s, and is a dream to blend with either a brush or fingers. When applied to the cheek, it has a fair amount of sheen to it which makes my complexion look radiant.
Even though Macaroon is very creamy, it doesn’t move around after it has been applied to the cheek.. it packs some staying power too at six to seven hours. I’ve found that I can apply a little of Macaroon as a base, and really blend it in.. then apply Pink Mint over the top, which helps prolong the wear.
Icing Sugar is a coral/orange shade, containing gold shimmer with a frosted finish. It looks a little daunting for my pale skin, but by applying it with a duo-fiber brush, I reduce the risk of clown cheeks. I imagine Icing Sugar looking gorgeous on tanned or warmer toned skin. I have even enjoyed using it as an eyeshadow, as it has such a nice, smooth texture that doesn’t fade or crease. When sheered out, Icing Sugar has a coppery-rose gold tone to it, it’s very pretty.
I really love this Sleek Pink Lemonade palette, and the three shades within it. I think £10 is such incredible value for three Sleek blushes when they retail for £4.49 each singularly. I must get my hands on Californ.i.a too as I’ve been so blown away by Pink Lemonade.
I think this palette is really versatile as the blushes can be worn separately or combined so it’d be ideal for travel. I am yet to find a Sleek product I’ve not loved, they’re definitely my favourite makeup brand.
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