So last week I went to the launch of the new Sleek LIP VIP Lipsticks with some blogger pals. I'm a big lipstick fan, and my 2016 resolution is to actually start wearing more of the lip colours I own instead of sticking to my usual, trusted three lipsticks. (sound familiar anyone?)
The new Sleek lipsticks are intensely pigmented, with a semi matte velvety finish yet designed to be super moisturising too. Interesting! For me, matte lipsticks have always screamed DRY PATCHES ALERT, but having tried lipsticks like Estee Lauder Pure Colour Envy Matte and Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution (which both are luminous, hydrating mattes that leave your lips look smooth), I'm slowly changing my opinion. Slowly but surely.
So What's In These Lippies?
Packed with Vitamin E, Shea Butter and Coconut oil, the moisturising Lip VIP formula is designed to be long-lasting and velvety, without drying out your lips.
I have to say, it does apply really smoothly - there's no drag on your lips but its also very easy to go overboard very quickly, especially when you're applying straight from the stick like I do.
The shade range is good, very much the usual suspects though - I would have liked to see a brown-toned one in here too.
Reserved, a candy pink
Flaunt It, a punchy orange
Backstage, a coral pink
Guest List, a warm coral
Private Booth, a classic nude
Night Spot, a chic red
I love the application and texture - it's super slick and smooth, and the semi-matte sheen makes lips feel juicy and full. However, your lips need to be in decent condition, especially for the lighter shades.
Despite the lovely feeling and easy application, the formula is not quite as thick and creamy as other lipsticks, so although it feels light and smooth, the colour coverage can cling a bit in drier patches. So preparing your lips is well advised.
TOP TIP: The BIGGEST beauty secret is the Clinique All About Lips. Forget about lip scrubs, this cream goes on and smooths even the crispiest lips instantly!
I have to say, this Sleek Lipstick genuinely DOES last ages though. I put the lipstick on before work and the colour lasted through breakfast, several cups of tea and lunch! (though the slick finish wears off before then.)
Sleek Lip VIP Lipstick Swatches
As a big fan of orange lips, I love Flaunt It. Definitely going to be used a LOT.
The Sleek Lip VIP lipsticks are available online now for £5.49 - which I think is a really decent price. I would definitely buy Flaunt It, Private Booth, Night Spot, Guestlist.... in fact - pretty much all of them except Reserved - that's a shade better for my blonder, fair haired friends.
Whilst the shade range is fairly limited, they are universal, please-all pout enhancers. I think this is a decent offering from Sleek, at a very reasonable price. Would definitely recommend you take a look!