Skin type: oily/combination
Skin tone: light-medium, NC-25-30
Today’s review is on Sleek Makeup Blush by 3 Palette in Pink Lemonade. Sleek Makeup is a leading drugstore brand delivering good quality for those looking for charming makeup products within budget. Let’s read on for details on this palette.
The ultimate cheeky palette offering you three times the impact. Includes three complementary shades, each designed with its own distinctive finish, from rich shimmers to intense cream and matte shades.
• Available in eight unique colour combinations designed to suit all skin tones.
• Each shade can be used alone, or layered for a unique look.
• Each palette has a versatile selection of shades to take your makeup from day to night and keep it on trend from season to season.
• Set in a mirrored compact, ideal for touch-ups throughout the day.
Suggested Usage: Using a blusher or contour brush, layer the varying shades to build intensity, or apply alone heavily for a burst of full-on colour.
Cream Blush – Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, EthylhexylPalmitate, Mineral Oil, Petrolatum, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Microcrystalline Wax, Ethylhexyl Stearate, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Ozokerite, Beeswax, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin. [+/- Mica CI 77019, Titanium Dioxide CI 77891, Red 6 CI 15850, Red 7 Lake CI 15850:1, Red 28 Lake CI 45410:2, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499)]
Blush – Mica, Talc, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, PentaerythritylTetraisostearate, Nylon-12, Magnesium Stearate, Jojoba Esters, Dimethicone, Polyethylene, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin [+/- Titanium Dioxide CI 77891, Red 7 Lake CI 15850, Yellow 6 Lake CI 15985, Iron Oxides (CI 77492, CI 77499, CI 77491)]
Price: $18.5 inclusive of all shipping and taxes. It retails $15 in USA for 20gm.
My Experience with Sleek Makeup Pink Lemonade Blush by 3 Palette:
Sleek Makeup Blush by 3 Palette comes in a sleek black packaging, with shade names printed at the back. The cardboard box is imprinted with all the details. The palette closes tight and is sturdy as well as travel friendly. The upper lid holds a full size mirror which is big benefit; no applicator or brush comes along.
Sleek Makeup Blush by 3 Palette in Pink Lemonade includes two powder blushes and one cream blush.
Icing Sugar: The first blush you see from left is Icing Sugar, which turned out to be total disappointment. Icing sugar is a mauve pink shade with golden sheen. The con in Icing Sugar is the texture and pigmentation. The texture is rough and course; it isn’t the sheen that makes it feel gritty because the shimmer particles are super fine but the powder isn’t finely milled and a bit chalky too. It has quite a lot of fallout, which doesn’t hesitate getting into the cream blush Macaroon, which is in the middle of the palette. Icing sugar has mild golden sheen but the poor pigmentation is responsible that neither the shade, nor sheen builds up when blended. The longevity is poor due to the texture and pigmentation. This shade is a total miss and I wish it wasn’t included in the palette at all.
Macaroon: The middle one is the cream blush named Macaroon. Macaroon is a muted peachy pink cream blush with very subtle sheen. I totally love it. It is decently pigmented and blends beautifully. The longevity is 6-7 hours on average without creasing or slipping, on hot summer days. It doesn’t sink into pores. The texture is creamy and little goes a long way. Macaroon is the actual winner shade of Sleek Sleek Makeup Pink Lemonade Blush by 3 Palette.
Pink Mint: The last one is Pink Mint, which is a deep orange with noticeable golden sheen. It is decently pigmented and is buildable. The glitter particles are visible even after blending but doesn’t look over the top. The blush has fine texture, blends easily and lasts for little more than 5 hours on my skin. The only drawback is the glitter which draws attention to my pores.
Summing up pros and cons:
Pros of Sleek Makeup Pink Lemonade Blush by 3 Palette:
• Sleek and sturdy palette.
• Houses two powder blushes and one cream blush.
• The cream blush Macaroon is decently pigmented, super bendable and long wearing up to 7 hours on average.
• The powder blush Pink Mint is good in pigmentation and texture, has golden shimmer and lasts up to 5 hours on average.
Cons of Sleek Makeup Pink Lemonade Blush by 3 Palette:
• The shade Icing Sugar is a miss in the palette with below average pigmentation and coarse texture.
• I wish the glitter in Pink Mint was super fine, not showing up and rather just add sheen to the look.
• Pink Mint accentuates pores because of the glitter.
IMBB Rating: Icing Sugar (1/5), Macaroon (5/5), Pink Mint (3/5).Overall, I will rate it 3/5.
Will I Recommend/Repurchase Sleek Makeup Pink Lemonade Blush by 3 Palette?
The best in all three blushes is Macaroon. Pink Mint is acceptable and Icing Sugar is trash! Keeping in view the non-consistent quality, totally not recommended because why buy a palette when just one blush is worth the love. I won’t repurchase. It is a disappointment from Sleek.
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