Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Sleek VIP Lipsticks | Review + Swatches

Sleek is a brand that I've always been meaning to try, but never really got round to picking anything up. I own a few of their lipsticks, but I've had my eye on their eyeshadow and contour palettes for so long. I really need to pick some up soon. At the beginning of February they released a new line of lipsticks, their Sleek VIP Lipsticks and they really are one to try.

Their recent launch has to be one of my favourites as Sleek have shown that lipsticks do look different on different skin tones, and launched a media campaign showing all 6 shades on a variety of skin tones. This is something that needs to happen because the difference in shades on light and dark skin is massive sometimes, and I only ever see swatches on lighter skin.

The lipsticks themselves have a semi matte formula which I have fallen completely head over heels for. It's so nourishing on the lips, and isn't dry at all like a matte lip. They are full of shea butter and coconut oil, which has been brilliant for my lips as they are currently so dry and cracked it's gross. I haven't tested out the full wear time of these lipsticks yet, but they've lasted around 5 hours through eating and drinking. A touch up may be necessary, but for a semi matte lipstick I think they've done pretty well to last 5 hours.

The range includes 6 shades ranging from pinky nudes, to oranges, to reds. These shades are perfect to get you through the spring and summer months, my favourites so far being Private Booth and Night Spot. I hope that they extend this collection eventually as I love the formulation, but I feel like some darker berry shades would be perfect for autumn and winter. Black packaging always looks simple and sleek, but I love the fact they've added the clear glass to the bottom that shows the colour of the lipstick. I hate having to search through all my lipsticks for the right shade, especially in the mornings when I'm half asleep.

These Sleek VIP Lipsticks* are available now for £5.49 each, but they're currently on offer in Boots at 2 for £8 here, which is a bargain.

What's your favourite shade?

*PR samples sent for review, but all opinions are 100% my own.

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