Ask anyone what their favourite autumn/winter make up is and I can pretty much guarantee the word berry will be mentioned. Everyone loves berry tones during the colder months, whether it’s deep reds, plums or purples. I’ve not only been darkening my lips and eyes, but my cheeks too.
This Sleek Blush By 3 is my go to cold weather blush palette and has been in my make up bag since October. First off let me just take a moment to praise its incredible value and quality - £9.99 for three highly pigmented blushes is amazing. Obviously at that bargain price it would be rude not to pick it up!
There are three blushes in the Sugar palette – Turbinado, Muscovado, and Demarera. You can pick these up individually for £4.50 each as Turbinado is very similar to the single blush shade Flushed (if not exact), Muscovado is similar to Antique/Sunrise, and Demarera is very similar to the single blush shade Coral (if not exact). For me, these three colours are all I’ll need for the next few months. The packaging is sturdy and sleek (no pun intended) with a good sized mirror inside the compact which is always welcomed in a palette. This has already survived many bashings in my make up bag and you can't tell! The blushes have good colour pay off and don't give much fall out which is amazing - no-one likes powder products that crumble after a few uses, no no.
Turbinado is a dark red. I was a bit worried about this to start with; rosy-cheeked elf was not my desired look of choice. With a light hand and fluffy brush (Real Techniques blush brush) this can give a lovely warming “just been for an outdoor walk” flush (hence the name, again, no pun intended at all… cringing a little now).
Muscovado is a pink/terracotta shimmer. Again, you probably want to go in with a fluffy brush and a light hand, as it can become OTT quite quickly. I’ve been reaching for this in the evenings for meals and nights out as the shimmer gives it a pretty look on the cheeks and the colour is quite natural if you’re concentrating on statement lips or smokey eyes.
Demarera has been my day-to-day choice. I’ve been using my Zoeva 127 Luxe Sheer Cheek brush with this as it’s not as heavily pigmented as the other two (so a bit less dangerous). It gives me a lovely natural cheek, warming up my face and dream-teaming with my bronzer!
With a light hand and buffing brush at the ready to blend any harsh lines, I think these colours could work for everyone during the winter months.
(Top - Bottom - Turbinado, Muscovado, Demerera)
Will you be adding this palette to your drugstore wish list? I’d love to know if you’ve got any favourite Sleek blushers as I’m always looking to add to my collection!