The ultimate blush palette with 3 complementary shades in one mirrored compact.
Sleek’s newest blush item comes with three (3) different blush shades, all in a single palette. There are five (5) different color combinations. This review is for Pink Sprint, which includes Pink Parfait (a blood red shade), Pink Ice (a deep magenta shade), and Pinktini (a bougainvillea red shade).
This palette comes in “sleek” black packaging and contains a very convenient full-sized mirror inside the lid. The palette is light-weight and contains three (3) rectangular, side-by-side pans.
All three (3) shades are bright, bold, and pigmented. You won’t have any trouble getting the color to show up. In fact, you need to intentionally use a light hand and apply a small amount at a time in order to avoid looking over-done.
I don’t love the formula for these blushes. It seems like the powders are more stiff and dry than Sleek’s single blushes, which is strange, since the only difference between the Blush by 3s and the single blushes is that the Blush by 3s don’t contain Chloroxylenol–an ingredient used to control the growth of bacteria. It doesn’t seem like this difference in ingredients should make the powder more stiff, but maybe the proportion of ingredients is different or maybe it’s just in the nature of these pigments. In any case, these shades don’t apply as evenly on the skin.
I don’t have any problems with the colors fading as the day goes on. You’ll get strong, bold color from these blushes for over seven (7) hours of wear.
Ease of Use: 8/10
I have to be careful to barely dab my brush into the pan, buff the color well, and touch-up in sections that are uneven. The least hassle-free way to use these colors is with a fan brush.
For $12.50 you get three (3) complementary colors for a total of 20 grams (0.68 ounces) of product. You pay about half the price per gram of product as you would by buying the blush colors individually.
Mica, Talc, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisosterate, Nylon-12, Magnesium Stearate, Jojoba Esters, Dimethicone, Polyethylene and Phenoxyethanol. May contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), D&C Red No. 7 (CI 15850:1), D&C Red No. 30 (73360), Yellow Iron Oxide (CI 77492), Red Iron Oxide (CI 77491), Black Iron Oxide (CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742). Suitable for vegetarians. Suitable for vegans
This sample was provided for consideration purposes by the brand or a PR company. Reviews are always honest and never paid for.