Sleek Blush by 3 in Flame: Review, Swatches, Comparison
SLEEK Blush by 3 in Flame is appropriately named for a mostly red themed blush palette. Drugstores have a spectrum of traditional pink colors but few brands have ventured into bold reds…for good reason. These types of colors are very difficult to perfect as many come out chalky, dry, and difficult to blend. While Sleek didn’t perfect the formula, Bonfire and Molten are gorgeous red blushes that are above average quality. Furnace is on the sheer side and doesn’t tickle my fancy.
For other shades, please check out my Sleek Blush by 3 Collection Overview.
Price: $12.49 for 20g, sleekmakeup.com
Pigmentation: See individual shades
Texture: See individual shades
Longevity: See individual shades
1) Furnace (demi-matte tawny peach) – B-. Despite the swatch, Furnace is sheer but very natural. Doesn’t last the whole day.
2) Bonfire (matte warm red) – B. A bit powdery, difficult to blend. Very pigmented. Lasts a full 8 hours.
3) Molten (shimmery orange red) – A. Very smooth and buttery. Pigmented. Lasts a full 8 hours.
Wet’n’Wild Mellow Wine is plummer. NARS Gilda is a dupe for Sleek Furnace, more pigmented.Rock&Republic Bedroom is plummer. Kevyn Aucoin Dolline is more matte, pinker. MAC Fleur Power is completely different. Burberry Russet is satin and tan.
NARS Exhibit A is a dupe for Sleek Bonfire albiet more matte and slightly more orange. MAC Frankly Scarlet is a pinky red. La Femme Red is much more pigmented and blue toned.
Sleek Lantern is less shimmery, less red.