Sleek Makeup CalifornIA Blush by 3 Review & Swatches

Sleek Makeup CalifornIA Blush by 3 Palette

Sleek Makeup CalifornIA Blush by 3 is one of two new blush trios compacts launching for Spring 2014 from our friends at Sleek. Originally when I posted about these new Blush by 3 Palettes my press release had stated they would be powder but I’m quite happy to report that the Sleek Makeup CalifornIA Blush by 3 actually contains three creamy shades of beautiful blush.

Yes, please, perfect for Spring me thinks!

Sleek Makeup CalifornIA Blush by 3 Compact

I already own and love quite a few Sleek Makeup Blush by 3 Palettes but I’m delighted that this new shade Californ.I.A is actually filled with three cream blushes. Now far be it for me to rave creams as they tend to wear very short on me but this little palette is worthy of the long haul! The creamy emollient yet thinner consistency blushes apply like an absolute dream and blend out super easily. They start off quite dewy but dry down to a satin finish with a luminous glow and a seamless, flawless, natural look. I could be in love peeps. The wear time is a solid eight hours on my cheeks without a hiccup! Dare I say I like these even more than my powder Blush By 3s!? Is that even ok to admit?

Sleek Makeup CalifornIA Blush by 3

Sleek Makeup CalifornIA Blush by 3 swatches

OC, the Surf, Newport Peach

The shades in the palette consist of Newport Peach, the Surf, and OC each of which can be used together or individually to create endless looks. The Surf can act as more of a highlighter as it has a beautiful glow that lights cheeks up with just a dash of color and luminosity. Newport Peach and OC are the two more pigmented shades that can be applied as a sheer wash of color or built up for a deeper more dramatic pop of color.

Sleek Makeup CalifornIA Blush by 3 fotd

Newport Peach on cheeks

No matter how you apply and blend them these shades have lasting power and add a truly gorgeous blast of colors on cheeks and fast.

Yes, you DO need this palette.

If you’re a cream blush girl you’ll adore it.

And if you aren’t? Promise, you’ll love it too!

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  • 1/28/14 19:38 Jess:

    I love the colors and the formula (from what i can see), and, i mean, how can i /not/ buy make inspired by my home? Def gonna purchase this soon!


  • 1/28/14 19:47 RedHeadTea:

    Yes, I do need this one as well! I love Sleek. Love their e/s palletes and adore by 3 Blushes. And they’re affordable. Me loves them!


  • 1/28/14 19:53 Erin:

    Hope this means the Pink Lemonade swatches are coming soon! I ordered now but it will take like over a month to get here. :(


  • 1/28/14 19:53 amy:

    Now you made me *want* these! Well, the other one; I love cream blush, and pinks. These are pretty, just not for my coloring…


  • 1/28/14 20:00 dtan0914:

    The names are super cute, especially because I’m a born and raised OC girl! Definitely looks super cute and I think I could rock it.


  • 1/28/14 21:15 fancie:

    Gorgeous palette! I love the colors and I just love Sleek products. I so need this palette!


  • 1/28/14 23:51 meganlisa:

    I love these! They look gorgeous! I might need these too. I can’t understand why cream blushes aren’t more popular. I think they look more natural.
    Thanks for reviewing!


    • 1/29/14 9:19 Isabella Muse:

      my pleasure! :)


  • 1/29/14 18:55 sweta:

    They look so gorgeous..Which brush do you recommend to apply them? Thanks for this review Muse..:)


    • 1/30/14 9:22 Isabella Muse:

      187 sweta :) nice airbrushed finish with it! My pleasure!


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