You have probably noticed that liquid lipsticks are my thing right now. I've become completely obsessed with them and I have grown quite a collection of them too, from the likes of Jeffree Star, Maybelline and Anastasia Beverly Hills. Neither one of these brands have failed me thus far.
Since the beginning of the year there has been a lot of hype surrounding the Sleek Matte Me Lip Creams, but I never really understood what the hype was about, until now. Not so long ago a Sleek counter arrived at my local Boots, and although I was super excited, I just knew it would be bad news for my bank account. Dang it! I ended up picking a few products up, including 6 of the Sleek Matte Me Lip Creams. What can I say? I couldn't help myself, plus they were on offer at the time. I believe they were buy 1 get 1 half price, or something along those lines. Not too bad eh?
The Matte Me Lip Creams come packaged within a clear rectangular tube with a matte black lid with the Sleek lettering. I love that it's clear so you are able to see the shade inside. It makes it a helluva lot easier to choose the right shade without having to look at the name at the bottom. Within the tube is a small doe foot applicator which makes it so easy to get a neat outline and finish on my lips.
Anyway, as I mentioned before, I have 6 shades to show you. There are a mix of brights and nudes; Fandango Purple, Birthday Suit, Velvet Slipper, Petal, Rioja Red and Shabby Chic.
Fandango Purple is a bright purple, and definitely not one for the faint hearted. When I first wore it I was a little self conscious but I have grown to love it. Birthday Suit is your typical Kylie Jenner shade, a beautiful medium toned brown nude. It's one of my faves. Velvet Slipper is a muted deep plum, it's surprisingly wearable but it isn't my chosen shade to wear this summer. I will be saving it for this A/W. Petal is the lightest shade in the Matte Me range, a light baby pink. It's absolutely beautiful but comes across a little pale on my skintone. Rioja Red is another one of my faves, a bright red that is definitely not for the shy person. I rarely wear red lipstick but when I do, it will be either this or the Maybelline Vidid Matte Liquid Lipstick in Rebel Red. Lastly is the shade Shabby Chic, my favourite of them all, a muted mauvey-pink. It's so wearable and has been said to be a dupe for the Kylie Lip Kit in KoKo K, but I couldn't possibly comment on that as I don't own a lip kit.
The formula of the lip creams are light and smooth, they easily glide onto my lips with ease and feel ever so comfortable. They apply wet onto the lips but within a minute it dries down to a matte finish. One thing I did learn though is that the darker shades, particularly 'Fandango Purple', needed to be builded up more than the lighter shades, which actually made no sense to me. It applied slightly patchy and darker in places, a bit strange but that particular shade is to die for.
However, I do prep my lips beforehand so I can remove all dead skin before applying as they may appear to sink into the 'lines' of your lips. I use my Lush Lip Scrub and a light balm before applying the lip cream.
You can purchase the Sleek Matte Me Lip Creams here at Boots for £4.99 each. How inexpensive is that? They definitely won't break the bank.