[Review] Sleek MakeUP Blush By 3 in Sugar

*Ill update this post with vain selfies of myself in the blushes soon. 

Salut everybody!

I’m so happy its the weekend! I’ve just been going out with my girlfriends, eating good food, catching up, and just spending time with the people I love. ❤ It hasn’t been an easy week for me, since I’ve been feeling very ill lately, & making countless trips to and fro the doctor’s office.  Even my hair loss issues have flared up again after being okay for the past few months. And here I was thinking that problem was gone forever. Hopefully things will turn out better soon. Anyways.

I have been on a blush spree recently, and it seems that my blush collection continues to ever-grow. Good thing? Bad thing? You tell me 😉 I bought meself the Sleek MakeUP Blush By 3 Palette in the shade Sugar, and I have to admit, I didn’t expect to love it so much! I bought it on a whim while browsing on Luxola Malaysia, and the shade Sugar just called out to me like a siren song. To be honest, many of the shades called out to me, but I was on a budget, lol!

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The back of the palette.

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Product Description:  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 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. Long lasting coverage, high pigmentation, so effects can be seen even with light application with diverse choices in your application method, thanks to three differing shades. Set in a mirrored compact, ideal for touch-ups throughout the day. Not tested on animals.

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These are the 8 shades available on the site. As you can compare the pictures above and below, the images on the site and the actual product vastly differs, so please do not base judgement solely via the stock images on the website.

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Personal Thoughts: The shade Sugar has 3 beautiful shades in it, from left, Turbinado, Muscovado & Demerara. Fun fact, the three shade names are actual brown sugars that are sold in the market! Lets start with the packaging, the blushes come with the standard Sleek MakeUP black case, which I have no complaints about since its so sturdy and travels well. I’ve dropped the palette once, (or twice) but the blushes have never shattered, thank goodness! Opening the case, we see a huge mirror, which I love! I’m glad that there is no crappy brush included in the palette, which means more product for me!

The palette is as big as my palm, and do pardon me for the dusty looking case.

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Turbinado- Is a deep matte berry red and can be said to look like a terracotta.It isn’t chalky, and is quite pigmented. There is a slight pink tone to it as well.

Muscovado – A shimmery red bronze with a slight plummy tone to it. Slightly powdery and medium shimmers in it. Really pigmented but wearable. They are frosty in shine, an isn’t high metallic in shine.

Demerara – A deep matte orange shade. It isn’t chalky but not as pigmented as the shimmer shade.

I initially figured I’d love Turbinado the most, but surprisingly, I found Demerara to be more flattering on my skin tone instead. The pigmentation was a bit of surprise to me as Muscovado swatched the most pigmented, and I had to be very careful not to over apply. Turbinado & Demerara swatched quite lightly, though once applied on my skin, the colour was just right. The colours are definitely buildable, so you can control the amount of pigmentation you need.

From what I’ve gathered, the matte shades are finely milled, but they fade faster than the shimmer shade. Be careful not to over blend the matte shades, as they may lose colour completely.

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The blushes lasts at least 5-6 hours max before I need to reapply, so it isn’t the most long-lasting product in the market. Pigmentation is lovely on my yellow under-toned tanned skin, and all 3 shades fall beautifully on me. I usually use them separately, but sometimes I do mix and match as when I feel like it. Muscovado sometimes functions as a highlighter for me and since its very pigmented, so I do make sure to use a light hand on it. For Turbinado & Demerara, I can usually get away with over applying. I typically use a small dense brush to apply & blend, like the Zoeva 127 Luxe Sheer Cheek.

Ingredients: Mica, Talc, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisosterate, Nylon-12, Magnesium Stearate, Jojoba Esters, Dimethicone, Polyethylene, 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)

Long story short, I love this blush palette, and imma get more for myself soon. Its cheap, and the quality can rival any high end blush I have. Its portable, tough, with 3 versatile shades for any occasion. I would highly recommend this product to you guys, and vouch for it a 100% ❤

The Sleek MakeUP Blush By 3 in Sugar retails for RM53/20g on Luxola Malaysia, and isn’t available in stores locally.

For more information, useful links below!

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SleekMakeUP Website: www.sleekmakeup.com/blush-by-3-sugar

xoxo, Shashay

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My Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette!

Hello awesomesauces!!

Yes, as the title says, I’ve got my Naked 3!!!!!!! OMGGEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The customary photo to prove I have it! 🙂

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I went first thing this morning to Starhill Sephora to get mine, and there were loads of ladies already in there snapping up the palettes! Luckily I did pre book-mine with Sephora Malaysia, so I didn’t have to worry about them running out!

Now I know ya’ll are wanting reviews, so here we go!  Before you read this post, I would suggest you to check out the complete picture review with swatches  here.  My camera sucks, so my photos don’t do justice to the colours.

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The palette. A nice shiny box for me for Christmas. This is how I’m justifying my purchase.

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Anyway, my first impression of the palette as I was swatching it in Sephora is that there was a lot of shimmery rose gold shades in this palette, and I was particularly worried on how it would translate on darker skin tones like mine. Luckily, I swatched every single colour on my eyelid, and it seems that Dust is the only colour that doesn’t seem to work well for me. I’m thinking of using Dust as a highlight colour more than anything, since the colour is just too light for me.

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It comes with the 4 samples of primer potion, Original, Eden, Sin (shimmer), and Anti-Aging, and apparently each pod lasts you a week! I think I can make them last longer!

Naked 3 also comes with a synthetic dual-ended eyeshadow brush (blending and flat) which is awesome, and easy to use.

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The palette!

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Strange: A very light,cream coloured matte shade.This shade seems to be more of a highlight type, and is super pigmented, which means I have to take extra care not to use too much or it will look too fair on me.

Dust: SHIMMER. My first thoughts was OMG why is this shade so shimmery? And why does it seem chalky? When swatching Dust, there was shimmer EVERYWHERE! So do take extra care with this colour, since there is a lot of fallout. It’s a soft rosy pink colour. and once blended though, it seems to become more opaque, and I think it would look gorgeous on fairer skin tones! Personally, Dust is a highlight colour for me.

Burnout: This is actually my favourite shade along with Trick. It is somewhat bronzy,pink based metallic like, and not much shimmer in it. When I was swatching it, there was not much fall out like Dust, so imma happy girl! I think I’ll be using Burnout a lot!

Limit: Matte, creamy and seems to be a light mauve colour. It looks pinky in the palette, but once swatched, seems to appear darker.

Buzz: A metallic, shimmery, mauve colour. Seems to go with the rose gold theme of the palette, and I was happy to see that this does not have much fall out. A very soft colour, and I think this colour is perfect for everyday.

Trick: My second favourite shade! Most of the eye shadows palettes I own usually contain a colour like Trick, so I can say that Trick is going to be one of my go to colours! It’s a gold, shimmery,metallic shade, but the gold is not like yellow gold, its more of an orange based gold.

Nooner: Matte, and seems to be a darker mauve colour, compared to Limit. Is a shade suitable for everyday, although it’s not as pigmented as Limit is.

Liar: Metallic, not so shimmery, bronze, and seems to be a satin finish to me. Factory actually has a satin finish as well.  This colour goes on beautifully on my lids, and I love it!

Factory: Like Liar, its metallic, not so much shimmer, a darker brown shade really. It seems to not fit with the rose gold pink theme of the palette, but does contain pink micro glitters. And what the heck, its such a beautiful shade!

Mugshot: I’d take my mugshot wit this shade! Its a lovely dusky brown, bronze, metallic, and is the MOST pigmented colour in the palette apart from Blackheart.

Darkside: This actually the lightest and sheerest colour in the palette, and it takes a bit of work to build this colour on your lids.Its a dark taupe-plum colour, with very little shimmer in it, but it catches the light beautifully.

Blackheart: This is describe on the box, as a black matte with red micro glitter in it, which I somewhat agree. Yes the red micro glitter is there, but this isn’t a black matte  shade, its more like a dark plum coloured tone to me. It’s not black, that’s for sure. Its super pigmented, and a little chalky, maybe because of the micro glitters in it.

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Link to the photos in my previous post here.

Overall thoughts: For 12 colours, worth Rm188, I think it’s a pretty awesome buy, and I think I’m going to use this palette a lot, especially for events, since the colours and shimmers would look great in photos. And as all Urban Decay shades are, they are all heavily pigmented, and have great depth. I only have issues with Dust, cause I hate the amount of fall out it produces, and the fact that it’s so sheer. Apart from that, I also don’t fancy the smell of the shadows (yes I smell my shadows), it smells a bit weird to me. But once it goes on your lids, the smell disappears, so no issues there.

What do you think? Are you buying it? Yes, No, Maybe, Don’t know?
PS: The palette is available at all Sephora Malaysia outlets for RM188. 

Let me know what you think in the comments! 

xoxo,
Shashay