So the people over at producttesting.uk.com (spoke to a lovely woman named Sally over email) sent me a lipstick through the post which arrived today! I was VERY excited as I unwrapped the product as I am a HUGE lipstick lover - it's my favourite make-up product, as well as eyeliner of course. It felt so weird to actually be sent something so early on in my blogging life but such an amazing feeling at that! So I'll tell you my honest thoughts as always and more about who sent it to me later, but first here is what I received:
So, the initial thought was "huh? what is this?" because the packaging was so small! I wasn't quite sure what it was, let alone a full-sized 3.5g lipstick! Haha that was a surprise to say the least, but a very welcome surprise! The packaging is very unusual and deceiving in size, but looks very sophisticated and do I dare say... sleek! From the cover I was expecting this to be quite a vampy purple or something, so it was a bit of a surprise when applying that it came out a very much pink colour! Still, I'm so used to vampy lipsticks that it was a refreshing change. I was also interested to try out a Sleek product as I actually hadn't heard of them beforehand!
So the good stuff first - the lipstick is very pigmented and lasts a while! It's also brilliant that it contains Vitamin E as well which protects the lips from premature ageing. The colour is also extremely pretty! However, I think my main issue is that when applied, said colour simply wasn't for me. I think my skin tone just didn't quite work with this colour. Maybe it's because I'm used to more dark lip colours. I also found the application process more tough than it probably should've been - it required a lot of work to fill in the lips - so I wouldn't recommend this for people with dry lips. As I said though, the colour itself is VERY pretty if you can pull it off. I think if I were to ever venture out into more Sleek make-UP, then I'd just try and go for a different colour that didn't feel so strange against my skin tone.
If you want to try it out yourself then they retail for £4.99, I have seen them in Superdrug particularly.
So yes thank you very much to Producttesting.uk.com.
If you want to check them out then this is what you need to know:
So yeah that's all for today! Hope you enjoyed this review. Excuse how hideous I was looking here - the rain took it's toll on my hair and smudging all my make up. Have you tried any Sleek make-UP products?