Sleek Blush by 3 in ‘Lace’ – Review, Photos & Swatches

Hi everyone! I know it’s been a while since I did a proper product review, and I also have a couple of pending posts/product reviews that I can’t wait to do for you guys. Meanwhile, a couple of days ago, I gave you guys a sneak peek of what’s to come in this blog and you guys requested for this particular review. So here you go lovelies, a PROPER review (or should I say, my good ‘ol way of reviewing products) of the Sleek Blush By 3 in ‘Lace’

Product Description/Claims According to the Sleek Website:

The ultimate blush palette with 3 complementary shades in one mirrored compact.
Pro Tips:
– Layer the varying finishes for greater intensity, or apply alone for a burst of full-on pigmentation.
– The versatile shimmer shades can be used to highlight areas of the face that naturally catch the light for a luminous finish.

I have been eyeing this blush set for quite some time now, along with the other four, and it took a whole lot of guts and restraint to not buy some of the other shades.

PACKAGING This blush comes in a black, sleek (for lack of a better word), rectangular compact with a mirror on its entire lid. I love the fact that the product’s packaging is really thin yet it contains so much product. It’s very handy and it doesn’t feel cheap either. Sleek Makeup products mostly have the same packaging from their blush, to their palettes, they have really thin plastic packaging then a generous amount of product inside. The plastic feels sturdy, and you can definitely carry it around without thinking that it might break/give up. It also has a pretty significant weight into it.

SHADE & APPLICATION This product/blush set is basically a combination of three gorgeous orange & coral shades that I believe is perfect for ladies with fair to medium skin. Each shade has a name:

Crochet Bright orange shade with a matte finish
Guipure Peachy-orange shade with a shimmery finish
Chantilly Bright coral shade with a matte finish

Looking at it right from the pan, the blush may look kind of intimidating and it may throw some people off. But believe me when I tell you that they’re super easy to blend, which makes it wearable on a day to day basis. Just dip your brush slightly, tap off the excess and blend upwards. You can wear each blush alone (I prefer building it up to your preferred intensity) or you can wear all three together, using the ‘Guipure’ as your highlighter. As for me, I prefer the former.

CONSISTENCY & PERFORMANCE Each of these shades are really pigmented, and when swatched – HOO BOY! They’re just plain gorgeous! They’re not powdery, nor are they chalky, they’re buttery smooth and like I said, they’re quite easy to blend. I love their color pay off and the shimmery shade goes on smoothly too. I don’t experience any fall outs with this one, although as mentioned, you will have to tap your brush from time to time, but that’s just normal.

LONGEVITY & SCENT These blushes on me for more than 6-7 hours, (pretty much like their Face Contour Kit) and they stay vibrant all day. And yes, all of them. I’ve had this product for more than a week and I can’t stop using it. That alone, proves that this product is a good one and never disappoints. As for the scent, just like the Face Contour Kit, it smelled kinda like a foundation but it’s really faint and you wont notice it unless you smelled it right out of the pan.

& ETC The only downside I guess (aside from the faint scent, if you’re not really fond of scented cosmetics) is the MICA & TALC that is included in making these blushers (For those who are going to inhale this stuff, kidding). Aside from that, I don’t have anything more against this product. As previously mentioned, this product contains 20g of three highly pigmented blushers, and is one of the five shades in the Blush By 3 palettes. I bought it for PhP 850 from Updated Trends during the SuperSale Bazaar (check out my SuperSale Bazaar haul here which is a good deal, in my opinion.

PRODUCT BASICS
Product Name | Sleek Blush by 3
• Shade |
Lace • Price | PhP 850 • Contains | 20g / 0.68oz
• Avalability | Updated Trends

So to summarize:

♥ PROS ♥
♥ CONS ♥
‘Sleek’, minimalistic packaging; Really handy
Sturdy & it doesn’t feel cheap
Decent-sized mirror
Higly pigmented
Great color-payoff
Easy to blend
Wearable & easy to pull off
Buildable
Can be worn individually or all three
Stays on for more than 6-7 hours
All of the information you’re going to need is indicated the box & at the back of the palette
Generous amount of product; Good deal
Available online
Can be quite intimidating when you look at it straight from the pan
May be a bit tricky to apply for some newbies since it’s really pigmented
Has a faint foundation-like scent
Contains Talc & Mica – for those who are extra cautious
Not available locally
♥ THE VERDICT ♥


Overall, I LOVE THIS PRODUCT! and I can’t say anything bad against it. Well, there is, I guess one thing is that I wish I didn’t have to order it. With all of the UK cosmetic brands that are coming here in the Philippines, I sincerely hope that Sleek brings their makeup here! I’m kinda lazy when it comes to ordering online (lazy pa daw yun oh! Let’s rephrase – I’m kinda RESTRAINED when it comes to shopping online :P). . I just wish I can buy it in a department store or something, lol. But then again, you can always find this online.

♥ WORTH THE MONEY? REPURCHASE? ♥
YES!
Of course! I love this product and will definitely buy more! I really do recommend this product and if you’re fond of orange/coral blushers then this is the one to get. You get three for the price of one. There’s also four more variants to choose from, and I’m currently eyeing on ‘Pumpkin’ and ‘Pink Spirit’.

So those are my thoughts regarding this product, I hope you find them helpful and if you need me to review something that is from the a sneak peek that I’ve shown you, then just let me know.

How about you? What’s your current favorite blush? Are you familiar of the Sleek makeup brand? What’s your favorite shade of blush? Let me know!

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  • jhessicaRecto

    ang ganda naman sis.. lahat pdeng pd sa mga medium skin.. i want…

    • Yup! It’s pretty

      • jhessicaRecto

        btw see you sis kung pupunta ka sa etude event.. hihi.. =)

        • You’re going? See u too!

          • jhessicaRecto

            yessss sis hihi excited na nga kahit wala pa kung ticket haha

          • Ah, hehe. Join giveaways or you can buy them reaaallly early at the store, lol

          • jhessicaRecto

            sumali na ko baka swertehin.. sold out naman lage sa sm north at sa fairview naka ilng tawag na ko.. sana sa sunday may matira pa..=)

  • Monika De Veas

    I have always wanted to get this palette. I am just a bit hesitant to buy because I’m not too sure if it’s worth it. Thanks for this great review, Yette! I love reading your reviews. They’re very helpful. More Power!

    http://www.momgonevain.blogspot.com

    • It’s worth it. Trust me. Thanks, Monika! You just made my day!

  • wow! I’ve always wanted to try this. thanks for a good review. now i know it’s worth it.

    • It is! Thanks Zwitsal!

  • Jho Anna

    Thanks for the review, since I’m a newbie blogger, I learn a lot about products thru your site. Thanks:)

  • rhania escueta

    i havent tried their blush ons but i do love their e/s i have storm and graphite with me =)

    • I love their eyeshadows too

  • I really love Sleek! Their products are super pigmented! hehehehe

  • Nice blush palette, I like Chantilly kasi matte

  • Gina May J. Mungcal

    I know one day your gonna buy din the other shades bwahahahahaha!

    • I was thinking of buying ‘Pumpkin’ that time, lol.

      Ish-peaking, I bought Naturactor & it’s soooo good! I’m thinking of buying a lighter shade for my undereyes. But it’s really good

      • Gina May J. Mungcal

        Wuuut??! Ang daya!! pero I’m good with the Ben Nye concealer maganda sya! *first time ko lang kasi magkaron ng concealer*

        • Yeah, gondo!

          I’m not going to buy the Concealer wheel anymore, since I have this naa

  • Azwa Mislan

    the color looks so pretty! http://azwaa.blogspot.com

    • They do! Thanks for dropping by!

  • Rosalie B.Tangonan

    the color looks so natural. Not too pigmented nor too light. It looks good on your fair skin. GREAT CHOICE!

    • Thanks, Rosalie!

      • Rosalie B.Tangonan

        welcome sweetie

  • Cj Escuadro

    the guipure is soo pretty! i’ve heard okay daw ang sleek..i want to try their e/s din it’s very pigmented..

    • Yes it is, you should try it

  • KeiFio Fave Closet

    I got a sleek single blush in Pomegranate and you’re right, their very pigmented. The color does not suit me so I have to give it up to my sister-in-law. I would love to try this one hopefully, it does not suit fair complexion lang. The shades that am excited to try is the Crochet

    • Aww sayang naman.

  • I have heard a lot about this sleek blush! puro good reviews. I love the color “crochet” I totally love orange shade. But ung shade naman na Guipure is kinda scary parang sobra ung shimmers pero it looks good on you another amazing review ate yette

  • Leilani Gamboa

    i like the crochet and chantilly sis pwede sa skin type ko, But Guipure i guess is too shimmery for my skintone,pero siguro it also depends on the shade na ibeblend ko.. Bagay na bagay Crochet sayo sis.

  • I want the shade in the middle! I’ve read a lot of good reviews for Sleek ah, including this. I’m thinking if I should get one but I don’t know what to get I want this blush too but I still have blushers that are not used

  • Very good review! So detailed and informative along with hi-res images and lovely swatches. This blush palette looks gorgeous, especially Guipure and Chantilly. I want to try Sleek’s Rose Gold blush.

  • yette! first you bought sleek then naturactor.. you always makes me droooooll.. hahaha! Ikaw talaga my goooosssshh inggit much ako bet ko din yung isa pa nito tanda mo ba yung pinakita ko sayo? grabeh lang.. im staring at the pictures.. inggit much talaga ko! grr!

    • Pumpkin? yeah I love that one too!

      • Yes pumpkin!!

    • Inggit much talaga.sinabi mo pa eyah. MapapaOMG ka to all the items she have.

  • ang ganda ng colors!!!

  • Crochet and chantilly!! Ang ganda. Mas natural looking ang matte no kesa sa may shimmer? Ano ba sa kanila mas tumatagal?

  • Ayzee Casimiro

    Guipure looks so similar to Benefit’s Sugarbomb! Na mejo close din sa NARS Orgasm. Sleek has great products talaga kaya they’re so popular in the UK. Affordable pa!

  • Angel

    Well if this is not the much raved blush palette from Sleek! You’re so lucky to have it :)) The swatch for Crochet looks bright, but it looks really natural on your cheeks. Very pretty..

    Angel
    http://angeldiamante.blogspot.com/

  • Louise Ito

    Oh too bad it’s not available here Would love to have one of these. I love the swatches when applied.

  • meganlev_13

    it looks realllllyyyyyyy promising! ive heard alot of good things about sleek ahh. this is a really nice review. i really like the way you put pros and cons. very helpful and informative