A couple of weeks ago I was Invited to my second Sleek Makeup Launch party; unfortunately due to many reasons I couldn’t attend and so the lovely people at the PR company that manages Sleek Makeup generously popped the latest launched products in the post for me to try out. This post will be focusing on the six new Lip VIP products! Very Important Pout anyone? I definitely know that I think mine’s the best around when I’m rocking a bold lip and these lipsticks definitely stand out. They are super pigmented and last so well, however I did find (through an accidental white sleeve incident) that they do need a couple of minutes drying time before they can be messed with. The lipsticks themselves have a semi-matte formulae and have a velvety finish that feel so lovely on the lips. I haven’t found them to be too drying and unlike some semi-matte formulations that I’ve tried before they haven’t had too much of a sheen to them; something that you’re definitely not looking for in a matte finish. What I really like about these lipsticks are that they’re also jam packed with shea butter and vitamin E to keep your lips nourished, I’m the biggest fan of anything nourishing on the lips as I hate having dry lips!
My favourite shades from this range have to be the nude shade ‘Private Booth’ and surprisingly I also love the bright orange colour ‘Flaunt it’ I think it looks so good in the bullet and on the lips (although I am struggling to style it) and I think it’s probably the nicest orange colour that I’ve seen in a while. I love wearing matte lipsticks when I’m wearing bold colours as I think it adds to the ‘dramatic effect’ that a bright colour gives! I’m a huge fan of Sleek MakeUP and love how inexpensive the products are! One thing that I would say about these lipsticks is that they’re not very forgiving when it comes to dry or flaky lips. Their Semi-Matte formula grips to every nook and cranny on your lips and so keeping your lips smooth and moisturised before applying is definitely a must. I currently use the Clarins Instant Light Lip Perfecter which smooths over the imperfections on the surface of the lips and keeps them super hydrated ready for lipstick application and I also scrub them with my favourite Bubblegum lip scrub from Lush before I apply my lipstick every morning!
This is such a great collection of Lip VIP lipsticks from Sleek and I can’t wait to try out some of their next shades / releases. Have you tried any Sleek products before? What did you think of them?
*This post contains PR Samples*