Thursday, May 30, 2013

Sleek Makeup: Blush Haul!

A little bored with my usual blush shades, and wanting something new for the summer, I headed to my local drugstore and wandered the makeup aisle hoping the perfect color would catch my eye. I typically stay within the same range of pinkish hues, but I wanted to delve more into the peach, plum, and reddish tones. Though a few shades piqued my interest I didn't want to spend $12-$15 to try one shade. I wondered if I spent $12-$15 could I possibly find a palette with more selections. I decided to do what I do best and check online to see if I could get more for my money. I started with Coastal Scents since they are known for their reasonably priced multicolored palettes. I was excited to find their 10 Blush Palette for less than twelve bucks but I had to admit to myself that the though the price was attractive, I wasn't really drawn to the color selections.

After a little more unsuccessful searching, I remembered the UK company Sleek Makeup where I purchased one of my beauty faves, the Sleek Face Contour Kit.  When I checked out their blush selection the only problem I had was that I liked them all so much I didn't know which shade to choose!  

For $12.45 I could get the Blush by 3 Palette with three blush colors as opposed to just one blush color like the drugstore options. I finally settled on two Blush by 3 Palettes in Flame & Lace.I also decided to throw in a single blush in the color Flushed Shipping was only $2.76 for my total order. The grand total was $33.73 for seven colors. Not bad considering I definitely would have spent more than that at a store like MAC, Sephora, or even the local drugstore!

I received my order in about a week. All my blushes arrived packaged well in sturdy, matte black, mirrored cases. All of the colors were in tact; no issues with cracked or broken colors. The colors are rich and vivid and can be applied softly for a subtle effect or layered for a more intense look. (I prefer a the soft subtle look.)

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Sleek Makeup Blush by 3 Palette in Flame

I really like all the colors in the Flame palette, but as of now I think Molten is my favorite.

How to wear blush for dark skinned african amercian black girls women of color
Sleek Makeup Blush by 3 Flame Palette Swatches
How to wear blush for dark skinned african amercian black girls women of color
Sleek Makeup Blush by 3 Palette in Molten


























How to wear blush for dark skinned african amercian black girls women of color
Sleek Makeup Blush by 3 Lace Palette 

The lace palette is very subtle on my skin. It's great for a warm neutral look.













How to wear blush for dark skinned african amercian black girls women of color
Sleek Makeup Blush by 3 Lace Palette Swatches
How to wear blush for dark skinned african amercian black girls women of color
Sleek Makeup Blush by 3 Palette in Guipure

How to wear blush for dark skinned african amercian black girls women of color
Sleek Makeup Blush in Flushed along with my favorite brush for applying blush:
the Sonia Kashuk large angled contour brush.

Flushed is the perfect plum, sure to compliment a number of skin tones.












How to wear blush for dark skinned african amercian black girls women of color
Sleek Makeup Blush in Flushed
How to wear blush for dark skinned african amercian black girls women of color
Sleek Makeup Flushed Blush Swatch
I'm very happy with my purchase and will be purchasing two more Blush by 3 Palettes in Sugar and Pink Spirit along with a Rose Gold single blush in the near future. 
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