Saturday, May 7

Sleek True Colour Lipstick: Swatches (of 9)

There will be a post up soon showing you my order from Sleek, but I thought I'd add up some swatches first for anybody hoping to buy some. I ordered 7 online as I had a 50% code, explained in the other post, but already had 2. If you'd like any additional photos or anything just say below as I know it's super hard to find swatches of this range. 

I've taken an overall picture of the lipsticks, where you can see Vixen and Peaches & Cream have been used a fair bit! As a reference.. (S) means Sheen finish and (M) means Matte finish.

Front row (l to r): Fuchsia (S), Papaya Punch (M), Baby Doll (S), O.M.G (S)
Back row (l to r): Candy Cane (S), Coral Reef (S), Heartbreaker (M), Vixen (S), Peaches & Cream (S)

Here are the swatches of each lipstick on my skin, which is NC15 at MAC. I've done the front row through to the back row, following the 'l to r' scheme (starts with Fuchsia ends with Peaches & Cream).

With Natural Light:

With Flash:

If you are wondering what the difference between the matte and sheen finishes are, I'd say not much. I've seen people saying the matte shades are very dry on your lips and are unforgiving, but I can't see any problems. I have quite dry lips yet even the matte shades lie softly on my lips. I did find Heartbreaker needed quite a bit of applying to get it to it's full colour, but Papaya Punch acts quite similar to a sheen finish (though of course isn't as moisturising).

These lipsticks last for an absolute decade on your lips, and I find when they look as though they are slowly leaving your lips.. you're surprised to see they act like a lip stain. I find even if the lipstick itself doesn't stick around when you are eating a meal, the intense colour is still seen.

Talking about meals though, I'd definitely apply-blot-reapply because after eating out with Vixen on I looked a little like Dracula. I had lipstick all over the place, not a good sight! Apart from that, these lipsticks are an absolute steal at £4.00 from here. I'd recommend you don't buy from their website though, and instead visit Superdrug in-store as Sleek's website isn't the greatest. I believe they are on offer at 2 for £6 in Superdrug at the moment too, but that may have ended?


19 comments:

  1. That's ok :) I'm surprised at the quality too, it's so easy to take photos! May ask ask which link brought you here? xx

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  2. That's really impressive for a phonecam! Wow. Thanks for the response :)

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  3. I use my good old iPhone 4 to take all the photos of my blog :) It's the most practical as I've lost the charger to my digital camera! xxx

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  4. Forgive me, you  may get this question often. I just follwed a link here, I don't know you rly! But: What camera do you shoot with? It really handled those reds well in that natural light shot. You can actually see there's a difference between each one, it's not just !RED! with a pink one. 

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  5. Those colours looks so pretty, thanks so much for swatching them all! I think I need some Sleek lipsticks in my life! xx

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  6. I don't think they are drying either, they are really moisturising. Peaches & Cream is a gorgeous colour, it's shocked me how much I love it, it's quite wearable too. You should get it!! x

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  7. You should get some, they are really nice to wear and the colour selection is fab! x

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  8. They are so great, especially as they are affordable x

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  9. Peaches & Cream is a must-have out of the three, you should definitely get it! x

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  10. Aw glad to help! If it makes any difference, I absolutely adore them.. they are great affordable lipsticks x

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  11. they are gorgeous aren't they! xx

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  12. I bought Papaya Punch and a hot pink/purple-y one called Amped the other day :) I've got my eye on Baby Doll and Peaches and Cream as well now. Personally I don't think they're very drying at all, I love them!!

    Amy xx

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  13. Baby Doll is definately my fave! Was just thinking about buying some Sleek lippies this morning xx

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  14. these lipsticks are awesome! i need to get me some asap.

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  15. I love these I have Baby Doll and Coral Reef but really want Peaches & Cream, Papaya and Heartbreaker :-) x

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  16. Thanks for the swatches! I had a look at these in Superdrug today, and I'm still not sure if I want to try one or not, but you've really helped!

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  17. wow what a lovely selection of vivid colours xx

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  18. Thanks for the swatches, Vixen & coral reef look gorgeous

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  19. They all look so pretty and pigmented!

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