Say hello to my make-up must have. When I was looking for a new cruelty-free brand to try, I stumbled across Sleek. Coincidentally, I’d heard a lot about their range of liquid lipsticks called Matte Me and, because I’d never tried one before, I thought I’d give them a go.
The first Matte Me product I bought was Shabby Chic, a pink nude. It quickly became my favourite lip product of all time – it’s equal parts casual and beautiful. I was so shocked that it lived up to the hype, to be honest. It lasts a full day: it’s kiss proof, it’s drink proof, it’s food proof and it’s smudge proof. I couldn’t believe it. After that, I knew I wanted more.
They’re absolutely ideal for work because you really can’t faff about reapplying lipstick when you should be working. On the flip side, they’re also fantastic for nights out, where your normal lipstick is prone to smudge after all that food and drink. For £4.99, you really can’t go wrong. They’re incredibly good value for money as, unlike a lot of lippies, you don’t need to reapply over and over again throughout the day.
After a a pretty big Sleek haul (which also included the Original eye shadow palette and their volume mascara), it’s pretty safe to say I’ve got a slight collection now. I’ve tried Fired Up, Velvet Slipper, Petal, Shabby Chic, Fandango Purple, Rioja Red and Bittersweet. Believe it or not, I’m not massively in to make-up. I just bloody love lipsticks, so I have a lot of love for these beauties.
Although Shabby Chic will forever be my favourite, Fandango Purple and Rioja Red are too beautiful not to share. They’re both incredibly bright colours so they’d look immense if you were to dress up, but they’d be equally striking if you were keeping it simple. See, that’s why I love lippies – they’re just the perfect accompaniment to any outfit.
Both of these shades have a different formula to the initial Matte Me products that I bought. They’re more matte, a little bit more difficult to apply and, like I said, so bright. Shabby Chic and Bittersweet, on the other hand, glide on smoothly, quickly and look way more natural. That doesn’t mean I prefer them, of course. They’re all wonderful in their own way. For me, I’ll be keeping the pinks and nudes for the day and those darker shades for the evenings!
Have you tried any of the Matte Me lip creams?
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