Price : $7.49 , available at sleekmakeup.com
Purple lips and I do have a relationship that goes beyond vanity. Somehow, a purple toned lip does make me feel more charged up and confident. I have been fascinated with purple lips ever since I had a tryst with MAC’s HEROINE. The Sleek Matte Me lip colors have held my fancy ever since they were launched and finally last month I managed to lay my hands on this vibrant lip color which had been on my Lust List for a long time.
The Sleek Matte me Ultra smooth Matte Lip Cream comes is a gloss like long slender cubical tube with a flattened sponge tip applicator. The tube mouth takes away extra product while you pull out the applicator and that way you do have control on the amount of product. However, I do wish that the applicator had a pointed tip instead of the flat bunt tip that makes application slightly difficult.
The shade Fandango Purple is a gorgeous purple toned fuchsia that brightens up dullest of complexions. If you are comfortable with a purple lip, then there isn’t a reason why you shouldn’t try this shade, irrespective of your complexion. A perfect statement lip color for all seasons!
The lip cream is medium pigmented and to bring out the actual vibrancy of the color you need at-least two coats of color. Now the thing is if the color is layered more than twice , it would start to peel from the center of lips and that sure looks ugly. So no matter how much is the intensity, you have to stop at two layers.
The lip cream applies smoothly but as it dries on the lips to settle into the actual ultra matte finish, lips feel stretchy and uncomfortable. If I apply the color with a smile, there are deep lines that show as the color dries, so either way, it’s not a comfortable proposition.
Apart from that, the color stays beautiful and intense all day long ( unless you have very oily food that will break down the pigments!). The lip cream does not transfer or smudge once set. The Lip Cream was drying at the end of the end and gave me flaky lips even though I rarely have dry lips.
Overall, The Sleek Matte me Ultra smooth Matte Lip Cream is a great shade with amazing lasting ability. It applied easily and stays smudge proof for as long as 10 hours. However, this isn’t the most comfortable matte lip color to wear. As is with all matte lip colors, this is unforgiving on dry lips and needs properly prepped lips pre-application. Even then it feels uncomfortable during the wear. A good idea would be to apply a layer of lip balm, which would be ultimately a hindrance to getting the ultra matte finish that we might be aiming for.