Review: Sleek Blush by 3 in Sugar

My friend Janna went on a trip to London and relented to my pleads to bring back some UK makeup. In addition to this trio, she got me a Sleek lipstick and a Bourjois bronzer.




Sugar has 3 tanned complexion-friendly shades.



The first shade is a warm berry red.
The second shade is a browned peach.
The third shade is a soft peach with slight pink tones (it makes me think of a softer NARS Orgasm).



The swatches show one swipe of each color. Pigmentation is not too intense, but I had no pigmentation troubles when I applied these colors to my face. Each one delivered a nice flush of color. I didn’t have to pack on the product to get the color to show up on my skin.

In sunlight:



I did have some problems with blending. If I deposited color on one spot, I had to really work to blend it out evenly. This has also been an issue with Sleek eyeshadow palettes: the powder products are difficult to blend, but the colors are beautiful and suit people of color.

Staying power was pretty good, but I like blushes that last a bit longer. I got about 5-6 hours of wear time out of these blushes.

Pros: Great colors (especially for people of color), decent wear time, wearable shades.
Cons: Difficulty blending, a little too powdery,  could last more than 5 hours.

Grade: B


About themakeuptrain

Beauty/product junkie hiding behind the title of certified makeup artist (that's the excuse I use for my makeup addiction). I am a human pet to two cats, a full time college student majoring in Cultural Anthropology and an organic food enthusiast (read: organic food freak) who cooks, bakes, and has not burned down the kitchen (I'm waiting for it). New York has put up with all of this thus far, so here is where I reside. I can be reached for comments, questions, complaints, and incoherent babbling at:
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