Sleek Cosmetics: True Colour Lipsticks (hand and lip swatches)

Although I believe Sleek cosmetics  is most known for their I – DIVINE eyeshadow palettes, their other products also deserve more attention.

All of the Sleek products that I’ve tried (eyeshadows, blushes and lipsticks) are very pigmented and have wide shade range.

True Colour lipsticks are available in 30 shades and two finishes: matte and sheen. Packaging is nice, minimalistic and sleek (:D). It contains 3.5g/1.2oz of lipstick.

These products are not tested on animals, which I’m very happy to hear. :)

What Sleek claims about their lipsticks:

“Get high impact lips with True Colour Lipstick in a gorgeous matte and sheen finishes in a variety of shades that are highly pigmented, and conditioning to keep lips soft and supple. Enriched with vitamin E helping to hydrate and protect the lips. Comfortable to wear and glides on with ease this is the must have to awaken your makeup look.”

Sleek True Colour Lipsticks

Sleek True Colour Lipsticks

I agree with everything except from one thing: Matte shades are on the dry side and can be a bit uncomfortable on the lips and you can feel tugging when putting on one. On the other side, it makes them last longer than sheen finish shades.

Here is the list of ingredients:

Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Polybutene, Isononyl Isononanoate, Polyethylene, Caprylic/capric triglyceride, Diisostearyl Malate, Microcrystalline wax, Beeswax, Simmondsiachinensis (Jojoba) seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Mica, Titanium dioxide, D&C Red No. 6, D&C Red No. 7, D&C Red No. 27, Iron Oxide Yellow, Iron Oxide Red, Iron Oxide Black, FD&C Blue No. 1, CI 77019, CI 77891, CI 15850, CI 45410, CI 77492, CI 77491, CI 77499, CI 42090.

Sleek True Colour Lipsticks

Sleek True Colour Lipsticks

Currently I own four shades: Heartbreaker (matte), Mystic (matte), Barely there (sheen) and Smother (sheen).

Sleek True Colour Lipsticks

Sleek True Colour Lipsticks

Here are the swatches:

Sleek True Colour Lipsticks swatches

Sleek True Colour Lipsticks swatches

The shade Heartbreaker reminds me a bit of MAC Impassioned. Description on the website says:

Heartbreaker is a matte bright coral pink, team with sunkissed shades from the Sunset i-Divine palette for a stunning look day or night.

This shade is bright and very pretty. I love to wear it in spring and summer. However, make sure to condition your lips before wearing as it can emphasize dry parts and uneven lip texture. Also, as it’s a matte finish, do not expect this to glide on the lips smoothly and easily :) It’s not as dry as MAC cosmetics lipsticks with retro matte finish, but it’s a bit drier than their matte finish lipsticks. It left a stain on my lips and faded out evenly, thumbs up for that. 😀

If you like this shade but don’t like matte lipsticks, I recommend you shade Candy Cane. It looks very, very similar to this one, but has a sheen finish instead. :)

Sleek True Colour lipstick in Heartbreaker

Sleek True Colour lipstick in Heartbreaker

Mystic is an interesting pink-purple matte shade. Texture and formula is like the previous one. In comparison, this lipstick looks like a lovechild of MAC Up the Amp and MAC Heroine sprinkled with pink. Just look at the swatch and you’ll get what I mean. 😀

Description on Sleek website:

Mystic is a matte bright purple-pink that looks great with glowing skin. Apply Luminous Pressed Powder all over your face, add subtle cat eye flicks across your top lash line to finish.

Sleek True Colour lipstick in Mystic

Sleek True Colour lipstick in Mystic

Barely there is a peachy nude shade. It glides on your lips easily, feels moisturizing and leaves a subtle sheen. For me it would be better if it was more nude, and less peachy, but I guess I’ll have to go for shades like Bare it all or Liqueur.

Description on Sleek website:

Barely There is a sheen nude peach, team with shades from the Au Naturel palette for a muted look or go for bold with Blush by 3 in Pumpkin on cheeks.

Sleek True Colour Lipstick Barely there

Sleek True Colour Lipstick Barely there

Smother

This is a real autumnal, vampy shade.  With its sheen finish and plummy, berry colour Smother reminds me a lot of MAC Rebel. It glides effortlessly on lips but you should use it with lip liner to prevent bleeding.

Description on Sleek website:

Smoulder is a sheen deep berry red; keep the rest of your makeup simple when you’re sporting a lipstick as dark as this. Apply Crème To Powder foundation for an even natural base and several layers of Eye Drama mascara.

This time I put MAC Rebel on lower lip and Sleek Smother on upper lip to show you how similar they look on lips. When swatched on the hand, they don’t look the same, but when on the lips it’s really hard to tell which is which.

Comparison: MAC Rebel vs Sleek Smother

Comparison: MAC Rebel vs Sleek Smother

 

I like these lipsticks and I’m looking forward to get a hold on few more shades. :) Did you try any of Sleek True Colour lipsticks? Which one did you like best? :)

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