Monday, 25 January 2016

Sleek Lip VIP Lipstick Review



Recently I got the privilege of trying out Sleek's new lipstick range, Lip VIP (£5.50/each), ahead of the official launch - exciting stuff, huh? I recieved two seriously bright shades, which were honestly completely out of my comfort zone. But hey, I love a challenge and sometimes experimenting really does work out for the best, so I decided to test them out with an open mind.

The first lippy I recieved was Flaunt It* - a bright coral-orange tone in a semi matte texture. This was actually the colour I was drawn to first, as I find that coral lipsticks really do pop if you have silver/grey hair. Upon opening the lipstick, I found that it is very close to being a true orange, and has only got a touch of redness to it. However, if you have very pigmented lips like me, it turns slightly more red toned on the lips.



The second shade I tried out was Night Spot* - a bright fuchsia pink in a semi matte texture. I wasn't quite sure what the colour was supposed to be when I first opened this one up. The packaging says red, but after a little swatch - it's definitely a pink. Perhaps a more red-pink, but still very pink. As a general rule, I don't wear pink lip products - and this one is way over the line as it's so bright.

I was very satisfied with the colour payoff of both shades, which provided even, saturated colour. Both of these lipsticks apply really smoothly, with no dragging - and I do put this down to the moisturising nature of these lipsticks. Apparently they contain Shea Butter, Coconut Oil, and Vitamin E to look after, and hydrate your lips. After wearing one of the lipsticks for a few hours, it became clear that it almost act like a lip balm, as my lips were so soft when I removed it.

Usually, I would avoid any type of "moisturising" lip products as I find that the texture is way too shiny and slippery for my taste. However, this lipstick does really provide a gorgeous velvet feel on the lips, and isn't drying like a fully matte product. I think it's important to note that the Night Spot lipstick is quite glossy in comparison to Flaunt it, so there might be some texture discontinuity throughout the range.



The packaging is really impressive for such a budget, drugstore brand, and Sleek are clearly upping their game. Chic matte black casing, with a clear plastic section to see the shade, gives that luxe edge and they do look really attractive on your vanity. The one problem I have is that they aren't perfectly rectangular, and seem to get narrower on one side - but only slightly. Whyyyyy? It's not the end of the world, but I do find it a bit annoying. On the upside, they smell amazing and I think that might be because of the Shea Butter, as they have a very subtle chocolate fragrance. 

Overall I think Flaunt It will make a great edition to my quite miniscule bright lipstick collection, however I will have to put Night Spot on the side for now, the texture just isn't semi-matte and the colour most certainly is not for me.

Have you tried any of the Sleek Lip VIP's?
Which colour/s would you like to try most?

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20 comments

  1. I love a semi matte finish these days!
    Sleek are a brand I'm yet to explore much so I'll have to pop to store and have a good play with some shades soon.
    Gillian xx EyelinerFlicks.com

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    1. It's definitely worth taking a chance on this budget brand! xo

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  2. Flaunt it is such a pretty colour and the price is really affordable too :) Lovely review xx
    www.chasingbelle23.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. These look beautiful, I love Sleek (Cherry is one of my all-time favourite shades); they're amazing quality and so affordable! Looking forward to the launch of these beauties!

    http://www.cosybean.co.uk

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    1. Tell me about it, they're such good quality for the $$$! xo

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  4. I love Night Spot, such lovely colour!

    Pinkdaisyloves.blogspot.com.cy

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  5. These both look like great shades but I have to agree and would probably say that I like the shade, Flaunt It, the most. I too prefer a matt lipstick, so it's good to know that these aren't too shiny. I do like Sleek's original lipsticks, so I'll have to give these a go when they're out.

    Samio
    www.samio.co.uk

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    1. They're definitely worth a look, especially Flaunt It - it's such a unique colour!x

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  6. Night Spot looks like such a lovely colour! I'm a little terrified of orange-ish lipsticks - I own one and I hardly ever wear it out.

    Liyana | Rouge & Ruche

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    1. Night Spot is definitely a great colour for pink lipstick lovers! xo

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  7. Wow I haven't bought anything from Sleek for ages but clearly they've really been stepping up their game, that packaging is so much more up market! Love the shades as well, I think Flaunt It is gorgeous.

    www.thesundaymode.blogspot.com.au

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    1. I know right, the packaging looks.. sleek haha! xo

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  8. I'm really loving your photography in this! it's gorgeous.
    Diana | http://www.dianavilic.com/

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