Sunday, December 29, 2013

Review: Sleek MakeUp Blush By 3 in "Sweet Cheeks" (Limited Edition)

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Sleek MakeUp Blush By 3 palette
A couple of weeks ago, Luxola had yet another 30% discount flash sale. I was browsing through the site when I saw that they had stocked the Sleek Blush By 3 Candy Collection "Sweet Cheeks" limited edition palette, so I straightaway grabbed it (and a Zoeva eyeliner brush) because I'd already fallen head over heels for the Lace palette, and I knew I just *had* to get this pink-based trio as well. ヾ(☆▽☆)

Front (outer box)
Back (outer box) with description and ingredients
I really like the outer cardboard packaging of this limited edition Blush By 3 palette. Unlike the normal Blush By 3 palettes, this one is white with colourful cupcakes and candies on the front and back. It looks so pretty and cheerful! (✿◠‿◠)

Sleek Blush By 3 "Sweet Cheeks"
As for the blush palette itself, it is the same matte black with glossy Sleek logo, except for the bottom right corner, where the name is printed in silver.

Blush By 3 Candy Collection "Sweet Cheeks" LE palette
Individual blush shade names
The names of the individual blush shades are printed on the back of the palette. From left - right, they are: Candy Floss, Dolly Mix, and Cupcake.

Blush By 3 in "Sweet Cheeks" (LE)
This particular Blush By 3 palette in particular is special because it contains a cream blusher, a matte powder blusher and shimmer powder blusher. Sleek has not released any individual cream blushers yet, therefore this is the first.

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Sleek blushers are well-known for being extremely pigmented, and this palette is no exception. All 3 blush shades are very vibrant and pigmented in one swipe, as you can see from the photos above.

Candy Floss (cream) - A blue-based pink cream blusher that dries to powder finish.
Dolly Mix (matte) - A lilac pink shade.
Cupcake (shimmer) - A warm shimmery pink that leans red.

Candy Floss cream blush as lip colour
I've read several reviews that mentioned Candy Floss (cream blusher) could be used as a lip colour too, so I tried it out. Surprisingly, the effect was very pretty, and it felt comfortable on the lips without being drying, similar to the NYX soft matte lip creams.

This is Candy Floss cream blended out on the cheeks. It's a LOT more vibrant in real life (I had to wash it all off after taking this pic LOL) and you'll need to act fast to blend it out because it dries pretty quickly.
Close-up look at Candy Floss
Candy Floss + Dolly Mix
As always, you'll need to use a light hand with these to avoid getting clown cheeks (I'm still working on it ⌒_⌒;), but the result is definitely worth it! My favourite shade is definitely Cupcake, but I like all 3 and have been reaching for it more than the Lace palette this week. Candy Floss is very pretty but gets a bit messy when applied using the fingers.

Not trying to get you to spend more money here, but if you're looking for a good blush (or three), I highly recommend this! (⌒▽⌒)
(Cupcake + Dolly Mix on the cheeks) ◕‿◕✿
Sleek MakeUp Blush By 3 (17g) palettes can be purchased from Luxola.com.my for RM 44.00, along with other Sleek MakeUp products.

9 comments:

Beautiful Things (Angie) said...

nice.. surprisingly, it did not looked as bright on your lip and cheeks as it appeared to be in it's original packaging. very wearable. I like the cupcake color !

Isabel said...

Cupcake is pretty!

Alyssa Jaren said...

The blush looks awesome omg! Want! :O

Melanie C. said...

Great giveaway! The blush looks really cute! Would you like to follow each other on GFC, bloglovin or Facebook to stay in touch? Let me know, thanks!

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hardpliers said...

Looks very pigmented and cute :3

Mizu chan said...

It's a nice blush palette! Love the colors so much. I saw someone posted it on instagram...omg..I might falling for these too ..haha

LauraLeia said...

Angie: Haha yes, the colours are all very wearable, you just need a light hand coz they're very pigmented. :D

Isabel: IKR! I've been reaching for it more than the Lace palette lately.

Alyssa: Go get it from Luxola while it's still in stock! :P

Melanie: Thank you so much for dropping by! :D Will definitely check out your blog ^^

hardpliers: Yes it is! :)

Mizu: Hahaha they're actually really affordable since there are 3 shades and you don't need to use a lot. I don't think I can ever hit pan with these blushes, hahaha

AnnTan said...

oh !! this is so nice!! i got the same Sleek blusher from Luxola too but it's a different shade, something more orangey
i didn't know it can be put on the lips toO!

LauraLeia said...

AnnTan: Hey Ann, only the cream blush can be used for lips. Since the Sweet Cheeks palette is the only one with cream blush, i don't think it's recommended to use the powder blushes on your lips. ^^;;

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