- Friday, 5 September 2014 -

Review: Sleek Matte Me

Hello my lovelies! Let's face it, nothing brightens up your day quicker than treating yourself to some makeup! Recently, I've found myself quite captivated by matte lipsticks, with their impressive longevity and sublime chalky finish, I knew I had to get my hands on some. After initially considering Lime Crime's Velvetine collection, with each product charging over £13 a pop, I decided to cast my search elsewhere in the avid hope of finding a range more affordable. When lo and behold, I stumble across Sleek Makeup's new matte lip cream collection, and let me tell you dear readers: it was love as first sight.

Sleek Matte Me currently features six luscious colours in their collection, each one bolder and more beautiful than the last. However, wanting to tone things down in the looming autumnal months, I opted for 'Petal' - a soft, pastel pink, 'Birthday Suit' - a warm, chocolatey nude and 'Party Pink' - a vibrant, coral red. 

Seeing as the lip cream is presented in the form of a gloss, delivered by means of the traditional lip gloss applicator brush, the coverage can be amended to your liking, and I personally prefer it to the conventional lipstick. I found that the application of the cream was very smooth and that it only took a few minutes for the cream to develop into its hardened matte state. Each colour proves pigmented, with the finish feeling quite chalky. Upon eating and drinking, little to no colour slips off and there's thankfully no more of that obsessive unnecessary checking to see if the colour's fading - once it's on, it's ON. However, old habits die hard and I have noticed that if you do go to top up the colour, this can lead to a cakey layering, where little bits of cream residue tend to form in the inner corners of the mouth. 

However, all in all I was thoroughly thrilled with my Sleek Matte Me purchases. With inexpensive prices (£4.99 each), an eclectic mix of colours to choose from and a promise to stay and not stray, these will definitely be my go-to lip products for autumn!

Have you experienced the new craze of matte lip creams?

  1. All 3 shades look super lovely on you & I love your cute bunny dish! :)

    Style Sunrise☀


  2. oooh I think I might try these! I love the bourjois velvet rouge but the pale pink in this range is gorgeous! x


  3. They look stunning on you!
    I have the rioja red and it is gorgeous, so bold! I haven't worn it in quite a while actually. I usually save it for a night out because it's so bright, as well as the fact that I don't have to reapply - i love how longlasting these are - shouldn't all lip products be that way?!
    The pink one is so pretty as well. I had no idea they did them in so many shades.
    Another product like these which I actually prefer are the Bourjois ones, I think they're called rouge edition something, but anyway I bought the bright pink and it is so much softer on the lips. Smells horrendous and doesn't last quite as long as the Sleek, but it doesn't dry out your lips.

    N xo


  4. I'm a fan of matte lipsticks, and liquid ones are so confortable to wear. My favorites are the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet, the colors are gorgeous and they last foreeeeever.

    Love your blog, btw.
    Hugs from Spain <3

  5. All shades are lovely, and they all look lovely on you, I love the bright red one!

    Hayley-Eszti | www.hayleyeszti.blogspot.com

  6. The shades look really lovely on you but I tried them and wasn't a fan! They dried out my lips so quickly and look awful after about an hour of wearing. I have such a problem trying to find decent lip products that actually stay on my lips! Its so annoying as the they are the perfect shades that I'd wear - typical.

    itsclolow.blogspot.co.uk X

  7. They all look lovely! I especially love how well the pink goes with your hair ^__^
    I've been eyeing up Sleek lip products for a while now, I may have to give in and try these bad boys!
    Fab post! <3

    Jem xx

  8. These look amazing.
    I really need to start shopping sleek again

  9. I wanted to love these (I bought the shade Petal) but it looked so dry on my lips booo :( Will maybe give it another try. The MUA velvet lip lacquers are amazing though! xx

  10. These look lovely ! And really affordable too :) xx

    Brenda | www.brendabusybee.blogspot.co.uk

  11. These look lovely! I might see if I can find them this weekend :)

  12. I haven't heard of these, but as someone who much prefers lip gloss style application rather than classic lipsticks I'm definitely going to look into them.


  13. All 3 shades look gorgeous on you!xx

  14. These look so good, you suit them so much. I love matte lips so I think I'll give these a go, especially the red... it's beautiful!

    Lauren | laurenthedaydreamer.co.uk

  15. Rioja Red is one of my all-time fave matte red lips! There's nothing like it; so classy, yet edgy!


  16. How pretty!! I have their pout paint and it's awesome.. I didn't know they had matte ones. I prefer that so adding these to my list. :)