Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Sleek MakeUP Californ.I.A. Blush by 3 Palette
Sleek MakeUP Californ.I.A. Blush by 3 Palette

Sleek MakeUP Californ.I.A. Blush by 3 Palette ($14.99 for 0.45 oz.) includes three shades of cream blush, which means there’s no worries about powder shades getting into the cream blush shades. If you love corals, this is a palette designed for you; it features a pink-coral, peach-pink, and coral-orange, so it covers all of the bases.

Newport Peach is a light-medium, pink-coral with a luminous, dewy finish. It had good color payoff, and the texture was creamy, blendable, and easy to apply. It lasted for seven and a half hours on me before showing signs of fading. Hourglass Luminous Flush (P, $35.00) is a powder. Clinique Peach Pop (02) (P, $21.00) is warmer, darker, powder. Dior Corail Bagatelle (763) (LE, $43.00) is darker, powder. Tarte Crave (LE, $26.00) is pinker, powder. NARS Day Dream (LE, $29.00) is more shimmery, powder. Physicians Formula Warm (P, $11.99) is a powder. MAC Supercontinental (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, powder. MAC Flaming Chic (LE, $25.00) is pinker, powder. See comparison swatches or view on The Dupe List.

The Surf is a light, peachy-pink with gold shimmer. It applies lighter than it looks in the pan, and the color coverage is semi-sheer–though it is somewhat buildable–so if you have a medium-dark or deeper skin tone, I suspect this will work primarily as highlighter. The shimmer isn’t too large and only slightly emphasized pores if I was really looking up-close. It wore well for seven hours before starting to become patchy. MAC Lured to Love (LE, $25.00) is darker, less shimmery, powder. MAC Legendary (LE, $21.00) is darker, powder. MAC Immortal Flower (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, powder. MAC Shell Pearl (LE, $24.00) is a powder. See comparison swatches or view on The Dupe List.

OC is a medium, coral-orange with a satiny, slightly dewy, finish. This shade was more buildable on the skin, and the color coverage seemed more semi-opaque and truer-to-pan. It dried down to less of a luminous finish than Newport Peach. The color wore well for seven and a half hours before starting to show signs of fading. Fyrinnae Nordic Angel (P, $6.50) is a powder, more orange, darker. MAC Passion for Colour (LE, $20.00) is a powder. MAC Something Special (P, $21.00) is lighter, pinker. Le Metier de Beaute Coral Nymph (P, $28.00) is more orange, darker. Burberry Blossom (P, $42.00) is darker, powder. See comparison swatches or view on The Dupe List.

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Newport Peach

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Sleek MakeUP Californ.I.A. Blush by 3 Palette
Sleek MakeUP Californ.I.A. Blush by 3 Palette

Sleek MakeUP Californ.I.A. Blush by 3 Palette
Sleek MakeUP Californ.I.A. Blush by 3 Palette

Sleek MakeUP Californ.I.A. Blush by 3 Palette
Sleek MakeUP Californ.I.A. Blush by 3 Palette

Sleek MakeUP Californ.I.A. Blush by 3 Palette
Sleek MakeUP Californ.I.A. Blush by 3 Palette

Sleek MakeUP Californ.I.A. Blush by 3 Palette
Sleek MakeUP Californ.I.A. Blush by 3 Palette

Sleek MakeUP Californ.I.A. Blush by 3 Palette
Sleek MakeUP Newport Peach Blush

Sleek MakeUP Californ.I.A. Blush by 3 Palette
Sleek MakeUP Newport Peach Blush

Sleek MakeUP Californ.I.A. Blush by 3 Palette
Sleek MakeUP Newport Peach Blush

Sleek MakeUP Californ.I.A. Blush by 3 Palette
Sleek MakeUP The Surf Cream Blush

Sleek MakeUP Californ.I.A. Blush by 3 Palette
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Sleek MakeUP Californ.I.A. Blush by 3 Palette
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50 thoughts on “Sleek MakeUP Californ.I.A. Blush by 3 Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. I like the first and last cream blush, first one more.
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  2. Beautiful Colors. Where can I buy this?

  3. Avatar of Wwendy Wwendalynne

    picked this up on eBay a number of days ago . I like. Looks like it will be very pretty for spring.

  4. This is the one I was considering (seriously)! So glad to see the review. I’m wondering…it might be too orange on me. That’s why these reviews are so very helpful. Thanks!
    Pretty colors though. Such a great deal…though I wonder if spending a few more dollars and getting the new Clinique flower blush in peach might not be a better purchase…

  5. They all look pretty similar when blended, and I’m not a fan of the colors in this palette..

  6. I’m obsessed with the Sleek Blush by 3, but I wound up skipping this one because it didn’t seem that unique to me.

  7. Avatar of Amy xamyx

    When I first saw this particular trio reviewed, I was *hoping* the other one was all creams, as well… I’m beginning to grow a fondness for cream blush, but these shades just aren’t for me. I love the overall look of these, though, and they look like they’d also be great for layering/mixing.

    • I was totally surprised that there were cream blushes in either trio, let alone all creams in this one, lol!

      • Avatar of Amy xamyx

        It’s such a rarity, LOL! I would *love* to find a trio of pink cream blushes, or even a duo. I’ve looked into the NARS Multiple duos, but from my research, I’ve concluded the formula is different.

  8. Avatar of Emi Emi

    I love cream blushes and I want this! But, I just bought theBalm’s new cream blush palette during their sale, so I should probably wait until that arrives before buying more . . .
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  9. I’m in love! This is the palette I really wanted out of the two they released (I got both plus the Garden of Eden eyeshadow palette), because I LOVE orangey blushes and I’ve really been looking into trying out more cream blushes!

    What I love about Sleek is how much product you get for the price (8g for the single blushes and about 6.7g for each of the blushes in their palettes) + their generally excellent quality. It makes almost every other brand look very stingy. Some people have been mentioning that they raised their prices, but I don’t see it – I always remember the palettes being just under £10, ever since I got into Sleek a year and a half ago.
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  10. Something about the names makes me cringe a bit. It’s just SO stereotypically “California,” where the whole state is represented by the coastline in the south. Like, we have forests, mountains, and deserts too, guys… Other than that it seems like a nice palette lol.

  11. Yep, definitely designed for me! And no powder to make things messy, woop woop!

  12. I definitely will be picking this up. I think that they are all beautiful colours and will be perfect for summer.

  13. Newport Peach looks very soft and pretty on you, Christine!

    I feel like this palette is too warm for me, but then I’m the one who says she wants to try more warm-toned blushes. Honestly – changing a habit (always gravitating toward cool toned things) is very hard indeed!
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    • Given that you like to go to extremes (cough, Affinite!), these are very warm, so maybe… but if you want to be more cautious, then perhaps something that’s warm but not really warm.

  14. Avatar of Barbie Barbie

    ohhh i love this! cream blushes are my favorite

  15. An all coral palette! Just wish there wasnt any shimmer in the second one!

  16. Well, own 5 of the Blush x 3 palettes and plan to get the rest later, but I have to say this will be the only one I do not purchase! These look entirely too warm for my skin tone. Also, I’m not a pro at cream blushes.

  17. I’m not the biggest cream blush person but this palette is very pretty! I like the colors!
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  18. I love the color of The Surf
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  19. Such gorgeous colors for spring/summer!
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  20. Avatar of Ebony Ebony

    This looks like a great entry for me into cream blushes. Perfect price point and colors for my dark tan completion (Nars Tahoe/MUFE 173/Becca Amber).

    Definitely going to add it to my wish list!

    Do you have any idea as to if they’ll be crossing the pond to be sold in US Drugstores anytime soon?

  21. Avatar of Kat Kat

    What are you wearing on your lips? The color goes perfectly with the blush shades!