Simply Lippy Challenge Day 360 | Sleek Lip VIP Semi-Matte Lipstick in Shade 1002, Private Booth

Throughout the year, I’ve tried two lipsticks from Sleek’s Lip VIP collection, Backstage and Show Off, both of which I really liked. Their formula is very creamy, almost balm like but a lot richer, and as we were having a cosy movie day and not moving very far from the couch, it was the perfect choice.

One of the things I really love about these lipsticks, is the fact that they require little or no maintenance at all. The rich creamy texture makes them very easy to apply, and they leave your lips feeling soft and smooth from the minute you apply.

Initially from looking at the lipstick in the bullet, I thought it would be a lot paler than it actually is. I wanted something very neutral and this shade has the perfect balance for a relaxed makeup day. It is neutral while still having a lovely caramel tone and I loved the warmness of it too.

Sleek is definitely one of the better budget brands that I’ve tried this year, and I’ve always been very impressed with the pigment in their lippies. Though shades like this wouldn’t usually be my preference, I really loved the wearability of this today.

It’s not unlike Charlotte Tilbury’s Pillow Talk in tone, just not quite as pink, and it’s definitely a great option for a relaxed makeup day.

As the light wasn’t great today, I took images both with and without the flash to give you a true idea of what it looked like on. I don’t know about you, but to me, it was the perfect accompaniment for a cosy day on the couch!

Sorcha 💋

Simply Lippy Challenge Day 330 | Sleek Lip VIP Semi-Matte Lipstick in Shade 1003, Backstage

This Lip VIP collection from Sleek is one of my favourites, if not my favourite of all the Sleek lipsticks. I love cream and matte finish lipsticks, and this has the best of both worlds by being semi-matte.

The last shade I tried, Show Off, was a gorgeous autumnal brown shade that’s perfect for this time of year. Today’s shade however, is a little more summery, as it’s a bright creamy coral but I’m loving it nonetheless!

The formula is so creamy on these lipsticks; it has a super smooth texture that is moisturising and hydrating, making it very easy to both apply and blend.

The pigment is bold with excellent colour pay off, and you get a gorgeous full coverage finish from just one layer. I have to admit, I do love full coverage lipsticks and that’s one of the big reasons why I like this so much.

The matte element to it makes the staying power pretty good, and you won’t need to reapply it too much during the day. It’s not as good as a full matte or liquid matte because of the creaminess, but I really can’t fault it either because it’s one of the best cream finishes for lasting power that I’ve tried.

I really loved the shade of this today and I can’t wait for spring to arrive so I can get lots more wear out of it! What do you guys think?

Sorcha 💋

Simply Lippy Challenge Day 293 | Sleek Lip VIP Semi-Matte Lipstick in Shade 1004, Show Off

I really like Sleek as a brand and ever since I first tried one of their lipsticks, I’ve been pretty impressed. Some I have liked more than others, but today’s lipstick is from their semi-matte range and I just love it.

My regular readers will know that cream and matte formulas are my favourite, and this lippy has the perfect balance of both. It is rich and creamy, leaving the lips moisturised and smooth during the day, while the matte element means it stays on pretty well for such a creamy formula.

The pigment is lovely, it’s rich but not completely opaque, yet intense enough to give an almost full coverage to the lips. The colour pay off is equally as good, and the creaminess means it blends so well when you apply it.

To be quite honest, I don’t think there’s anything I don’t like about this. Sure, it could probably have an ever-so-slightly better lasting power, but that’s me really clutching at straws because I loved wearing it today.

I think it helped that the colour was the perfect brown-caramel shade for the very miserable, wintery day that we had, but even without that, the finish was just very nice.

What do you guys think of Sleek products, are you a fan of their lipsticks? I’d love to hear what you guys think so let me know!

Sorcha 💋