Don't freak out.
You would be forgiven for thinking that I, lover of all pink-nude lips and nuanced matte eyes, have fallen entirely out of my tree buying an essentially crimson blush. Not just one. Three.
Forgiven, yes, but incorrect. I maintain all of my faculties. This palette is an absolute steal.
Sleek MakeUP is a brand that I think is really underrated - I love their little Face Form Palette for easy travelling, and their eyeshadow formula is really lovely for the price. Their Blush by 3 palette in Flame follows in their excellent powder product footsteps. The palette contains three shades - Molten, a slightly more muted orange-tan red; Bonfire, a full on red, matte NARS Exhibit A dupe; and Furnace, a shimmering, sizzling, orange-red.
|L-R Furnace, Bonfire, Molten|
Again, I can understand the worry that this punchy palette is going to make you look like, well, a circus performer. Granted, if you went bonkers with a dense brush in this bad boy - you'd definitely be on that horse before you can say roll up, roll up. But with a light hand, all three of these blushes give a beautiful, flushed, look-how-healthy-I-am warmth to the cheeks. If you have olive undertones like me - honestly, give this palette a swatch in store. Darker skintones will look amazing in any of the three shades in this palette.
The powders themselves are very easy to blend (thank goodness) and are nicely pigmented - bright enough to be present, but not terrifying enough to prevent using them on my winter NC20 skin.
Below you can see each shade swatched and blended - see? Not so scary after all! Beautiful, blendable, and flattering. And for a tenner? Well, it's worth stepping outside your comfort zone!
|L-R: Molten, Bonfire, Furnace|
Have you tried any Sleek MakeUp Blushes? What did you think?
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