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Monday, 20 August 2012

sleek blush by three in lace


wearing the shade Guipure
sleek blush by three in lace crochet guipure chantilly
sleek blush by three in lace crochet guipure chantilly
sleek blush by three in lace crochet guipure chantilly
sleek blush by three in lace crochet guipure chantilly
sleek blush by three in lace crochet guipure chantilly
sleek blush by three: superdrug (£9.99)

crochet, guipure, chantilly

Sleek released these gorgeous palettes few months ago called Blush by 3, A trio of super pigmented blushes in sleek (geddit!) matte black palettes. I chose to test the shade Lace, I had a hard time finding these when they were released. I had to ask a sales assistant to look in the back for me. As all the Superdrug's I'd gone to to had sold out of this particular Blush By 3. I found these Sleek palettes quite hard to get hold of so they must have been immensely popular!

I think Lace is an incredibly wearable blush palette. This trio of blushes has a peachy pink tone, which of course is my favourite types of blush colour! Lace contains the shades Crochet, Guipure and Chantilly. Crochet is glowing orange based peach with a matte finish. Guipure instantly reminded me of Nars Orgasm because it is a peachy pink with a strong shot of gold glitter running thought it. Chantilly is a reddish peach matte blush. I found this to be the most patchy of the three shades and harder to get an even application of colour. I think Guipure is my favourite of the three as personally I prefer a shimmer finish to a matte one. On reflection, it is the only shade I'd imagine I'd use on a regular basis. The others just are not quite right for me. I think the quality is OK but not totally astounding. They are extremely finely milled, pigmented and exceptionally soft. I do not think the lasting power is there compared to other blushes I've used in the past from Sleek. The middle shade Guipure, has the longest wear and the other two would probably need topping up if to to keep the colour. I don't find any of the shades to be stiff or chalky and overall they do apply well, even the matte ones which are notoriously hard to get right!

For £10, I think that it's a genuinely reasonable price for three different pigmented but average wearing blushes! The palette would be perfect for travelling as its quite strong and durable, but the only problem I would say is that if you are only going to use one shade from this its probably worth just buying a Sleek individual blush. I hear Sleek Rose Gold blush is similar to Guipure (another dupe for Nars Orgasm) I might actually try it out one day. Although how many Nars Orgasm dupes do I need, considering I actually have Nars Orgasm?


32 comments

  1. This looks gorgeous , I love the idea of having three shades to choose from xx

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  2. This looks so pretty, I have never tried the Sleek blushes before but have heard such good things about them. I must pop into Superdrug soon!
    Claire xxx
    http://xstylishbeautyx.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. Luks really nice on your skin tone, love the golden hilight with it!!

    http://the-goldenmonkey.co.uk

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  4. For once in my life I was sensible when I saw the Blush By Three palettes, because in every palette there was only one shade I'd really wear. They look gorgeous though, and suit other people so well! xx

    talbsx.blogspot.com

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  5. Fighting the urge to run out and buy this!

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  6. I purchased my first sleek blush yesterday and love it! I love these colours and works out cheaper than 3 single blushes so might buy this! You look stunning!

    http://thefashiondistrictnlc.blogspot.co.uk/

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  7. It's such a nice colour! Shame it doesn't last very long x

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  8. Guipure is so pretty! I've heard good things about Sleek blushes, I doubt I would wear all three shades so would probably just go for a single such as rose gold xx

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  9. I have this palette and the 'sugar' palette and I really like both of them!

    Laura
    www.whitewintersblog.com
    Check out my Giveaway!

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  10. i've bought one stand alone sleek blush before and just couldn't really get away with it. i just found that it went on patchy and didn't last very long at all. these look like beautiful colours, but it's a shame that you'd only really use one of them!

    from helen at www.thelovecatsinc.com // @thelovecatsinc

    ps. please feel free to enter into my brand new giveaway! you can win one of two big jewellery/accessory prizes!

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  11. Out of all the sleek products iv always wanted to try their blushes but my local superdrug doesnt stock any sleek products at all!!!!!! The colours look gorgeous :)

    Beautiful Dreams

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  12. I would love one of these blush palettes, but every time I look in Superdrug it's sold out! :(

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  13. My friend Sharl has been after this for ages! The Rose Gold colour is always sold out individually too!

    Makeup for Biochemists

    x

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  14. I've got this but find it quite unwearable but it's lovely and quite pigmented! Hardly used mine, shame, far too pale for my own good! Suits you though :)

    http://www.la-vida-fresa.com/

    xo

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  15. Hey Lily, I just wanted to let you know that when I clicked on your blog and the homepage was uploading I had some problems. I don't know if this is a result of the server or my computer...but there was an ad and it made everything go suddenly 'glitch-y' ... I tried again and was able to get on your blog! :)

    Gulpure reminds me of Nars Orgasm too!

    xx Veronica

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  16. hehe i really want nars orgasm :) nice shade lily :) x

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  17. I've been after one of these but cant get hold of one and refuse to pay inflated prices on ebay!Your makeup looks lovely lily x

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  18. Bit off topic but your hair looks amazzzzzing here! x

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  19. cute purchase xx

    http://ravingbeautyx.blogspot.co.uk/

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  20. I acutally really like Sleek blushes, never tried this one!

    thebeautymist.blogspot.com

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  21. I have this palette, it is super pretty! I particularly love the middle shade- It definitely reminds me of NARS Orgasm too!! Xx.

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  22. helloooo!
    i love these colours. i didn't realise the palette was so cheap. definitely going to be dragging my boyfriend round superdrug with me next weekend. they look lovely on you too.
    laura xx
    http://ilikecrayonsxo.blogspot.co.uk

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  23. This blush trio is gorgeous! I may have to go check it out :)

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  24. £10 is such great value for three blushes! These shades look a bit too vibrant for me apart from the middle one which looks really lovely :)

    www.hhhxo.blogspot.co.uk

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  25. these colours really suit you :) ive been wanting to buy this for a while and keep forgetting :/ i feel like i need it now , seeing how nice it looks on you

    i have a giveaway on my blog
    feel free to enter

    purpleponiesandcandyclouds.blogspot.com

    robyn xoxo

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  26. Your hair looks amazing! x

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  27. such a pretty colours! have to pay way more attention to Sleek next time im at Superdrug etc
    Also, i looove this picture of yours, you look gorgeous <3

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  28. the blush looks lovely on you :) love sleek's packaging xx

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  29. Your hair looks beautiful here!xxx

    www.daisycakes-daisycakes.blogspot.co.uk

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  30. Hi! Excellent review :) Lace is one of the most beautiful blushes palette of Sleek!!

    I've done a post of this product and I've linked to you :)

    Beautiful everything!!

    http://laprimeratonteriaqueseteocurra.blogspot.com.es/2013/11/paletas-faciales-blush-by-3-lace-de.html

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