[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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[Review] Sleek MakeUP i-Divine Au Naturel Palette

*SMACKS MY HEAD ON A WALL REPEATEDLY*

I apologize for the dramatic intro, but that is exactly how I feel for not discovering Sleek MakeUP eye-shadows earlier in life. 🙂

Oh yes, and its the last day of February, so Happy End of February guys!!!

If you remember, a while back, I hauled some stuff from Luxola (read that post here), and the Au Naturel Palette was one of my purchases in the lot. At that time, I was utterly obsessed with my Naked 3 palette, (I still kind of am), but I wanted something less sparkly, and  a real neutral, earthy palette, and I ended up discovering the Au Natural Palette.

Sleek is a brand I have heard so much of, thanks to Zoella, Blair and the countless Youtube gurus I have watched, but I have never really tried any of their products except their Contour Kit, which is amazing BTW! Their products are inexpensive, and the quality of their makeup even fare better than some high end products.  They have 12 palettes in the i-Divine series, so you may be interested to check out the other 11 palettes here. They’re available on Luxola Malaysia, but I’m not sure where else we can get these palettes locally.

The palette comes in a very beautiful box, the red on the inside is just lovely!

On the back of the box we have basic instructions on how to create  smokey eyes, daytime eyes, & defined eyes, so if you’re a eye-shadow noob like me, you’ll appreciate these tips!

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The palette comes in 12 shades of super-pigmented, long lasting, mineral based eye shadows, and the Au Naturel is a mixed palette full of matte and shimmery eye shadows!

This how the palette looks on the outside 😉
The case is plastic, and has a tendency to stain and pick up dust, but a good wipe will clean them and make it all nice again.

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The back of the palette.

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And TADAAA!!!

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As you can see, not so clearly though, we have 12 lovely shades, and a plastic cover with all the names of the shadows, and an eye-shadow brush. The brush is rubbish by the way, so you’re better off using your existing eye brushes.

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The palette comes with a decent sized mirror, so its definitely something that you can travel with.

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More close ups of the palette.

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First impressions, so far, so good. Shall we swatch em?

Below are light swatches of the shadows on my darker skin tone.

Nougat:  A matte, buttery, creamy shade which is a great highlight or base colour. Not so great pigmentation wise.

Nubuck: A matte, also very creamy and buttery shade, and with a very small hint of lilac in it. Pigementation is okay on this.

Cappucino: A matte, flesh coloured shade, with okay pigmentation.

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Honeycomb: A a matte beige,with a hint of yellow in it. Pigmentation is great.

Toast:  A matte light orange shadow. This shade is perfect for an all over lid shade for my tanned skin and this one has the best pigmentation of the light matte shades.

Taupe: A light shimmery champagne shade with hints of peach. Pigmentation is lovely!

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Conker: A shimmery dark purple. This is my ultimate favourite shade in the palette, and has a beautiful colour, plus it has GREAT pigmentation!! 😉

Moss: Its shimmery, but almost a matte as well, and is a dark olive-y green brown shade (I know that doesn’t make sense) with great pigmentation.

Bark: A dark matte brown with awesome pigmentation!

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Mineral Earth:  A shimmery dark brown. It is my second favourite shade in the palette, and colour payoff is amazing!

Regal: A matte dark purple. Perfect for smoky eye looks, and the pigmentation is utterly lovely!

Noir: A dark matte black. It is so dark and pigmented that I’m afraid to use too much of it lest I look like a panda!

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All 12 shades.

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And since my swatches are very light ones, I found a picture online with darker swatches from http://www.sarahassansblog.com/2011/09/sleek-makeup-au-naturel-palette-review.html for you.

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Personal Thoughts: This palette has great colours, and great payoff as well. Fall out is very minimal compared to the Naked 3. Out of the 12 shades, 8 are matte and 4 are shimmery, which is great because I was looking for more matte shades anyways because I don’t really fancy wearing sparkly shadows to work. Even then, the Sleek shimmer shadows aren’t ‘in your face’ kind of shimmers, which is awesomesauce! The shadows last all day, provided you put an eye primer on, if not, the lighter shades WILL fade as the day passes. I’m actually really happy that I bought this palette, and I have been using it quite often nowadays, which means my Naked 3 is lying in the corner by itself. 

The palette is available at luxola.com/my for RM51.50 (but is on sale for RM43.50 at the moment), and it always goes out of stock pretty quickly, so if you really want this, I’d suggest wait-listing yourself, which is what I did and look how happy I am now! 🙂 

Let me know how you feel about Sleek MakeUP and if you own anything from them! 

PS: I’m still running my Fashion Culture Box Giveaway, do click here to win yourself a box full of lovely accessories, and walk away a happy girl like me! 🙂

PPS: Have great beginning to March lovelies!

xoxo,
Shashay