Every now and then a product comes along that inspires me to take my selfies to the next level and pose ferociously in front of the camera haha! (totally out of my character BTW! I’m quite shy with photos) ― the lip cream responsible for my ala-Beyonce pose above is Sleek Shabby Chic, which I’ll get more into in awhile. Lets talk about its formula first.
Sleek Matte Me Lip Creams are unscented, light-as-a-feather liquid lipsticks that dries super matte on the lips very quickly. The three shades I have now are all nicely pigmented. Although you’re going to need at least two coats to get a solid even coverage, which I think no one would really mind. I personally have fun using it’s doe foot applicator to “paint” it on my lips.
These are surprisingly not drying and do not transfer unless of course you eat an oily burrito. It’s mega long lasting, as in it’s not easy to get this off with makeup remover. I used Bioderma, Avene Micellar, and Maybelline makeup remover and it-is-hard you guys. Its color fades a bit after seven hours but it leaves a pigmented stain so you don’t really have to keep retouching. Like with most Sleek products, these lip creams have outstanding quality especially for its affordable price of P450 / $9.5.
Birthday Suit is the queen-of-all-matte-me-lip-creams, it’s Sleek’s most popular shade and let me warn you guys now that this sells out fast. I can’t speak highly enough about it. This is such a perfect, and I’m not exaggerating here, MLBB (my lips but better) shade. I’ve been looking for something like it for the longest time. It’s a muted medium warm rosey brown color we could all wear everyday with or without other makeup (aka foundation or a full eye makeup look).
A sultry mauve, and a tad shade darker version of Birthday Suit is Shabby chic. I love this as well. It appears lighter on my ferocious-intro-pic cos of how bright my light was, so imagine that shade but slightly darker. If you like lipsticks such as MAC Mehr or Happy Skin Girl Boss then your going to enjoy Shabby Chic.
Fired up is for the sophisticated lot who like to wear vampy “intimidation nation” deep red lip shades. Unfortunately, I don’t have a photo of this worn but I do have a swatch for you below and it reminds me of a darker MAC Viva Glam I. This shade is quite hard to work with cos it’s very intense that a tiny imperfection is noticeable. If you don’t have super steady hands then you need to use a lip liner with it to smoothen it out the edges.
KYLIE JENNER DUPES?
Generally speaking Sleek M.M.L.P.’s are not completely identical ― color-wise ― to the Kylie Jenner lip kits, but they are close. Actually, I do love the fact that they aren’t identical, because Sleek brought something uniquely beautiful into the liquid lipstick table. Quality-wise, Kylie Lip Kits are better (as it should be ‘cos they are waayyy more expensive). I’m not saying Sleek M.M.L.P.’s are bad ‘cos they are good, just that Kylie added a couple of extra things like cupcake scents, full on color opaqueness, and fluffier doe foot applicator to justify their prices.
Birthday suit is Koko K with a drop of Candy K, or in short a warmer Koko K. It’s how i wanted Candy K to look on me, but… is it just me or does Candy K oxidize and turn a bit darker and browner from its original shade in say 30mins? Shabby chic is a mauve-ier and cool toned Posie K (Posie is pinker). Fired up I believe is nothing similar to Mary Jo K, which BTW keeps selling out on me so i don’t have a swatch of it for you.
If you could only get one Matte Me shade to try out first then definitely… definitely (repeat twice to emphasize LOL) grab Birthday Suit while it’s still available. You’re going to love it! My friends bought some from Zalora and they are super pleased with it! What’s your top favorite Sleek Matte Me Lip Creams?
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Disclaimer: These products were given to me to test out and review. All my opinion and experiences stated here are 100% honest and true.