Simply Lippy Challenge Day 271 | Sleek Matte Me Lip Cream in Shade 435, Petal

I first tried one of these liquid matte lip creams from Sleek a few months back in a lovely deep rose shade called Bittersweet. I really liked both the shade and the finish, so I decided to buy another shade from the range which is my lippy choice for today.

Now first things first, this shade is definitely more of a summer than autumn shade, so I probably should have worn it when the sun was shining a few weeks back. However, it’s nice to brighten up the dull days at the moment and this lippy definitely did that.

Most of you will know that I’m not a huge fan of pale pink or very ‘pink’, pink lipsticks. They kind of just grate on me a little. But this one, has a lovely peachy salmon undertone to it which I found myself really liking as the day went on.

The formula as I mentioned in my last post, is creamy without being too wet, and the drying time is very good leaving a smooth matte finish once fully dried in. It doesn’t flake or crack throughout the day as you wear it, and the lasting power is pretty damn good too.

One thing it isn’t though is moisturising, so I would recommend using a scrub before application or wearing a lip primer underneath to keep your lips from getting too dry. Thankfully, I didn’t find the lippy as drying today as I did the last time though, so that was a pleasant surprise.

As budget lipsticks go, these are a very good choice if you like a matte lip. The colours in the range are rich, bright, and have a gorgeous pigment with medium to full coverage depending on the shade. 


2017 has really been the year of the matte lip, and this range is definitely one of the better ones out there. But what do you guys think? Are you a matte lover or do you prefer a more traditional lipstick?

As always, let me know your thoughts by commenting below!

Sorcha 💋

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