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26Jun/110

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

7Jun/110

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