Hi its Natalie, I’m back again and I’ve got more to say about make up. This time around liquid to matte lip colours. Specifically the Sleek Matte Me range.
This range has been out for a while and their full name is the ‘Sleek Matte Me Ultra Smooth Lip Creams’, by my estimations they were released early this year in the UK. However, still a lot of people don’t seem to know about this incredibly affordable lip range.
Coming in at £4.99 a product, I couldn’t resist getting some to try. There are 12 shades in the range; pinks, nudes, purples and reds. All are gorgeous colours and I decided to pick out 8 of my favourites. Or more honestly, the only 8 I could ever seem to find in my local (and not as local) Boots stores.
The sleek range hasn’t been in Scottish Boots stores all that long and I’ve splurged on a few products from there since, the make up is pretty good and really affordable and the lip creams weren’t a change to that.
The formula for all the shades obviously doesn’t change all that much between products and it is, in fact, ultra smooth and almost feels velvet-y on the lips. I’m not the best at applying liquid or cream products (apart from liquid liner) but I was raring to give it a go. So here are the colours I tried.
I really liked this colour, I’m a big fan of nudes because I feel like its easy to use them to accentuate your lips and make them look bigger. It would be a good dupe for Kylie Jenner’s KoKo K lip kit, very much a ‘my lips but better’ shade. It was easy to apply and took one coat to get it even.
This was a nice coral-ly pink, not one of my usual shades but I liked it in the tube. It’s a shade that would suit the majority of skin tones and again it’s easy to apply. This is the only summery shade of this range I bought, autumnal is more my style.
This is a very bright purple, it definitely accentuates my skins natural pallor and I think of it as more of a fun, festival shade myself. Maybe that’s because it’s a little out of my comfort zone… it’s a little harder to apply than the nudes and in result it ends up a bit uneven. Id still recommend it if you’re looking for a stand out shade.
I was so excited about this shade, any chance I get to look like a movie villain is a chance I will take. I thought this shade would make that happen. It’s incredibly pigmented but not as opaque as the others, it was very hard to apply and as you can see, it ended up being very uneven. It was the only shade I was disappointed with.
Now if you know me you’ll know that red lipstick is my absolute THING. Any kind of red lip colour I love. This didn’t disappoint. Although it may look a little patchy in the photo I can only blame my over-swatched and chapped lips for that. Every other application of this rich, vintage red has been nothing less than excellent. Similar in looks to MAC’s Ruby Woo and much smoother to apply.
As I keep reiterating, brighter summer shades aren’t always my jam but I didn’t feel like it was fair to not include some. In the tube this was more a nude looking shade but when I applied it, it came out as a very light baby pink. Not really my kind of thing. (Don’t tell anyone I actually kind of liked it though). Again very smooth to apply and pretty even.
This is darker than it looks in the tube. It’s a more autumnal, berry toned purple and in my opinion it would look great with a light berry or golden smoky eye. It was a little harder to apply but I find that the darker the pigment the more uneven it can get,
This was out of the park one of my favourite shades out of the ones I bought. It’s a kind of mauve shade and a suitable dupe for Kylie Jenner’s Posie K. I loved that it made my lips look super full and it went really well with my skin tone. It was also one of the easiest to apply, although, I maybe just had the hang of applying them at this point.
Why not go out and give these a try! You cant always argue against price giving you a better product, but, these lip creams are certainly fantastic for the value of them.
If you liked this blog you can read my other ones “I Test A Lot of Beauty Blenders so You Don’t Have to!” and “House Martin Stole My Boyfriend”. I’m here all week every week!