A couple of months ago, I made a few new beauty purchases (here) and as promised, I said I would review a few of the products individually for you. Last week I posted about the Sleek Cream Contour Palette (here), and today I am sharing my thoughts about the Sleek Matte Me liquid lipstick in shade, Velvet Slipper which I believe is one of the shades released as part of the new collection. As mentioned several times before, I am a big fan of Sleek makeup and they are arguably one of the best high street brands on the market right now, for both the quality of their products, and affordability.
Described as an ‘ultra smooth matte lip cream‘ the formula is very creamy and beautifully pigmented, and upon application it mattes down almost instantly so you do need to be quick (and accurate) when applying the product. To really make your lips pop, I would recommend outlining your lips in concealer, just to really achieve a sharp line of definition but you do only need one layer of the product.
I love a good berry lip and you can’t go wrong with Velvet Slipper; a red-toned plum shade and I definitely think it’s your year-round berry lipstick if you’re someone like me, who often likes a bolder lip, even during summer. As said a minute ago, the Matte Me formula mattes down instantly and providing your lips are free from rough, flaky skin, the product leaves a lovely smooth finish which lasts extremely well. I don’t feel as yet I can quite trust the product as much as I can the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet lipsticks (review here), but I think when you’re wearing such a bold colour this is normal as when you eat or drink, you will naturally be constantly checking your lipstick hasn’t smudged and/or partly worn off.
Overall, I would thoroughly recommend this product, on both formula and shade and I would be keen to explore some of the other shades from the (complete) range; Birthday Suit I have heard is particularly popular among makeup lovers.
Have any of you tried the Sleek Matte Me liquid lipsticks? What are your thoughts?
Until next time xFollow