Sleek 'Blush by 3' Palettes in Sugar, Lace and Pumpkin (Part Two of Three)

Posted by on Tuesday, July 24, 2012

This is the second of a three part series on these palettes. To see swatches of Flame and Pink Sprint, follow the link.

The three shades in this palette are named after varieties of sugar:

Left to Right: Turbinado, Muscovado, Demerara

Sugar is the darker version of Lace, flattering on tans and darker skintones. It all looks very natural, adding a subtle tone/contour to the cheekbones. The shimmer colours are decently milled, so you won't get masses of cheek glitter fallout, but they're also quite pigmented so a fluffier brush is advisable. I think I'll get a lot of use out of Turbinado in the winter months as it's like a natural flush, but darker and more brown toned. I also like Muscovado to help highlight.




Left to Right: Crochet, Guipure, Chantilly

Lace is really warm, light and natural. It contains the infamous Rose Gold dupe (Guipure) in the middle, flanked by a neutral peach (Crochet) and a sort of muted coral colour (Chantilly). I can see why it sold well, the colours suit most people.


Left to Right: Lantern, Sqaush, P-Pie (can't stand that name)

Pumpkin is bright and summery, despite having a name that evokes a more autumnal feeling. I love the bright orange, P-Pie (now I have a dupe for Aruba, a blush from the Caribbean Collection that I adore) and the pink (Squash) reminds of Pixie Pink, another Sleek blush. The corally colour (Lantern) is something else entirely and it looks pretty unique when on my cheeks. It's bright but not bright, if that makes sense? It's the sort of colour that adds a little bit of 'I can't pinpoint what it is about her face, but I really like it.' to the cheekbones. I think it's the coloured shimmer pieces that add that depth and interest which really comes across on the face...I hope Sleek release this colour as a standalone at some point, it's really special.

Overall, I consider the Blush by Threes very worth owning. The colours are seriously well put together and I now lack an excuse to buy any other blush (knowing me, I'm beyond sure that I'll manage to somehow!)
I've still got one more post planned, which is a comparison post against some of the other Sleek blushes I own.


  1. this might be too dark but it's so pretty all the same. i love it.
    liloo/@tsunimee xx

  2. I don't think it'd be too dark on you Liloo! You have a lovely skin tone for this sort of thing, as with any Sleek product, using a light hand will give you the satisfactory result.


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