21 Feb 2014

Sleek Matte Me Lip Creams

As you may know I absolutely LOVE Sleek Makeup, it’s one of the best things about living in the UK just being able to go to Superdrug and pick up whatever you want.  I just feel like they really bring it when it comes to the quality of the products. So you know I was super excited to try The Matte Me Lip Creams. The lip creams retail at £4.99 and available at the Sleek Makeup website or at Superdrug.

The six lip creams in the Matte Me collection are:
Fandango Purple - Berry purple
Rioja Red - Ruby red
Party Pink - Coral pink
Brink Pink - Hot pink
Petal - Baby pink
Birthday Suit - Nude with pink undertone

The two colours I decided to pick up are Fandango Purple and petal.

Petal looks like a quite subtle pink/mauve shade in the tube but applied to the lips it is a very baby pink shade. I absolutely LOVE this shade; it’s absolutely perfect for my pale skin.

Fandango Purple is a warm berry purple shade. I love purple lipstick so when I first saw the collection I knew I had to have this one. This shade did not disappoint at all.

Matte Me Lip Creams are supposed to be a creamy lip product that apply wet but dry to a matte finish. I love the bold selection of shades in the collection, sleek never fail to disappoint me with their colour selection.

The formula is really smooth and easy to apply, and is really opaque which is a massive plus point. I've found the best way to use this product is to apply one thin layer, wait around 30 seconds for it to dry and then add another layer on top.

The formula dries down to a matte finish in less than a minute and has great sticking power. Tested during a normal day this stuff doesn't budge.

As you would imagine, due to the nature of the matte formulation you need to make sure you have exfoliated your lips well as it will cling to any dry patches. I always apply a lip balm before doing my make up so when I get to my lips they are nourished and feel great (another trick I learned in college, except in college I use 8 hour cream rather than lip balm).

My thoughts on the Sleek Matte Me Lip Creams, Overall, I've been really impressed with this product from Sleek. Everything from the colour to the formulation ticks all the right boxes and I can't wait to pick up some more colours. I personally feel the darker shade Fandango Purple is the star of the show as the lighter shade Petal applied a little bit patchy but I do love them both.

Have you tried the Sleek Matte Me Lip Creams, or any other Matte Lip Creams?


  1. These colours are beautiful. I've become a little obsessed with sleek at the moment, it's becoming my favourite drugstore brand x


    1. I also love Sleek, some of their products I really just don't get on with but most of them I absolutely love and such reasonable prices.

  2. they look brilliant! love the colours!

    1. They really do have a gorgeous selection of colours.

  3. I've never tried any products from the Sleek range but I will definitely be picking some up on my next shop. So many great reviews, including yours x


    1. You really should pick up some of there products ASAP they really are so lovely. :)

  4. Ooo I haven't noticed these yet, love that purple colour though!
    Bargain for £4.99, defo gonna have to check them out!
    Love a matte lip :D xxx


    1. They are quite difficult to notice because they have the exact same packages as there lip glosses and they're in the display right beside them so unless you pick them up and have a look you wouldn't' know what they were. :)