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26Jun/115

Sleek MakeUP True Colour Lipsticks

Sleek MakeUP True Colour LipsticksLiqueur · Peaches & Cream · Coral Reef · Papaya Punch · Stiletto
Sleek MakeUP True Colour LipsticksBaby Doll · Barely There · Amped · Fuchsia · Mystic

So here's the pictures of the lipsticks I received in the prize from Sleek MakeUP, just like I promised yesterday. I also swatched them, click HERE to have a look. I still like these lipsticks a lot. They are very soft, very pigmented and I like most of the colors, but.. and there is a but.. the mattes are quite difficult to swatch. These are a bit harder and the swaches look kinda chalky, if you can even say that about a lipstick. I didn't think of this as an issue when I swatched them on my hand the first time around, but when swatching them on my arm they felt different. Maybe the body heat is different on the hand, and when warmed up a little they are better to work with?

Favorite colors:
• Peaches & Cream
• Coral Reef / Papaya Punch
• Fuchsia

If I've tickled your curiosity, you can order which ever shades you'd like from Sleek MakeUP. They are €7.00, or about 54,- NOK, a piece, and shipping to Norway is €9.00 which is about 70,- NOK with today's exchange rate.

Want swatches?
Click HERE.

Photos © Shamini Thevarajah '11

24Jun/114

Prizes from Sleek MakeUP

Remember I told you about the Sleek MakeUP contest on Facebook back in the beginning of June? I started to worry since I hadn't received them yet, but today Mr. Postman left them at the post office for me! Way to make my Friday a lot better. Awesomeness! Grin

I was really anxious when I ripped it open to see which ten True Colour lipstick shades Sleek had picked out for me, but I loved the gorgeous selection of colors I received, both mattes and sheens. I already had two of them, but that's quite alright - they'll make perfect little gifts for someone who's just as fond of peachy corals as I am.

In addition to the lipsticks my box o' prizes also held the whole limited edition Mediterranean collection (consisting of a palette, a Pout Polish and a blush), and their new Luminaire Highlighting Concealer (which I failed to include in my pictures). I'll show more of the i-Divine palette in a separate post later. You can see swatches of all three Mediterranean items at Killer Colours!

If you ever get the chance to participate in Sleek's contests either on Twitter or Facebook, then give it your best attempt, cross your fingers and hope for an awesome prize! If Lady Luck seems to be absent you can always order whatever your heart desires from Sleek MakeUP. Hurrah!

7Jun/115

Sleek True Colour Lipstick

On May 16th I received a newsletter from Sleek MakeUP promoting their new lipsticks, True Colour. Normally I'm not very interested in lip products because I'm extremely good at purchasing, and not half as good when it comes to using and wearing. I'm also one of those who find it intimidating to wear a bold lip which is quite frustrating since I actually own quite a few lipsticks, but also because I love bright colors. I ended up disregarding my own principals and ordered three of the True Colours: "Papaya Punch", "Coral Reef" and "OMG".

Sleek True Colour LipstickPapaya Punch · Coral Reef · OMG

Sleek True Colour LipstickPapaya Punch · Coral Reef · OMG

Mr. Postman brought them to me only five days after ordering - and my first impression of these lipsticks was very good. They come in a sleek (no pun intended) black oval tube with the same feel as rest of their packaging. My initial thought was that these tubes were a lot smaller than for instance those from M·A·C, but they are in fact 3.5 grams and that's .5 grams more than said competitor. I'm unsure why I picked three so similar colors, but I'm quite happy with my choice anyway. Coral is one of my favorite colors for summer, and it seems like "Papaya Punch" and "Coral Reef" are pretty much identical apart from the fact that "Papaya Punch" is a matte lipstick, while both "Coral Reef" and "OMG" are sheens. I swatched quickly them on my hand, and they are all very soft and pigmented.

Sleek True Colour lipsticks are €7 each, which would be about 55,- NOK.
Order them here!

Photo © Shamini Thevarajah '11

3Jun/112

Summer Time Lucky 56!

Sleek MakeUP Summer Time Lucky 56 ContestI've become a big fan of Sleek MakeUP and I'm following them on Twitter and Facebook. I've participated in several contests (where I've won both a complete set of palettes and a pair of eye liners), and yesterday I decided to participate in another one. I love these contests, and it's so much fun to actually have a fair chance at winning something! The main prize in this particular contest was a pink flip video camcorder, in addition to a bunch of free makeup products, but I felt like it would be better to aim at being no. 1-9.

My post ended up as the 2nd entry and my prize was 10 shades of their new True Colour Lipsticks (selected by them), one shade of my choice in Luminaire Highlighting Concealer and the entire limited edition Mediterranean collection consisting of an i-Divine palette in "Monaco", a Lip Pout in "Monte Carlo" and a blush in "Santorini". The official release date for this collection is June 8th, but in the meantime you can enjoy swatches at Do Not Refreeze.

Now I have even more to look forward to! Please Mr. Postman, hurry up. Grin