Sleek Matte Me Ultra Smooth Lip Cream Review
2015 has been all about the “matte lips”, and with fall/winter around the corner, this trend is not going anywhere. Usually “matte lips” gets hyped up around the colder months, but this year, summer was also all about neon/bright pops of colors with super pigmented liquid lipsticks. I personally love the trend, however I do think it’s not for everyone. I use Sleek Matte me Ultra Smooth Lip creams quite often and mention them on my Instagram. As much as I love them, there’re definitely some cons to this product, which I kinda feel the obligation to share.
Sleek Matte me lip creams are very affordable, as compare to some other liquid lipsticks, but now so many companies are coming out with more affordable options. I wear Sleek Matte me lip creams because I can make them work, but in all honesty they’re not easy to work with. Even though the price point is amazing for being such an “on trend” product, it can be really annoying if you don’t have much experience with liquid lipsticks, especially these ones.
They’re hella drying. You need to make sure your lips are very well hydrated before you use sleek matte me lip cream, or else it’ll look super cracked and accentuate even the tinniest dry area on your lips. Even though matte lips are suppose to look flat, there’s a very fine line between looking flat and dead. If you don’t exfoliate and hydrate your lips before hand, you’re gonna have a cracked dead look.
Another thing that I’ve noticed with Sleek matte me lip creams is that, they all are patchy. For an even application, you have to be very careful, because if you didn’t distribute the product evenly it’ll go patchy (lighter or darker in some areas). You have to work with thin layer, and try and avoid layering these lip creams, that applies to all liquid lipsticks, but especially these ones.
The applicator is not easy to work with at all, especially for beginners. But if I can work with it, I think you can figure it out too. It’s not that tricky but it’s not easy either. In order to get precised and clean lines on the edges, tilting the wand on the side really helps, instead of going straight or totally sideways, but that’s just how I find it easier to work with.
It goes on like a cream (lip creams), and then dries into really really matte lipstick. These’re not the kind of liquid matte lipsticks that are gonna stay put even after having a meal and stuff. So make sure you have it with you in your handbag if you use it, because you will need to do some touch ups.
Now that I have mentioned all the cons, let’s talk about pros. There’re 6 gorgeous gorgeous shades. I have 4 of them,
Petal: which is a gorgeous pale pink nude,
Birthday suit, with is a beautiful brown nude,
Brink Pink; which is a stunning hot pink/neon pink color,
and Fandango Purple: Which is a super trendy and sassy bright purple color.
I love all these shades. The other two that I don’t have are “party pink” and “roja red”. The lighter nudes, “petal” and “birthday suit” are the easiest to work with. They don’t go as patchy, and even if you mess up a little bit, it’s not very noticeable. If you just wanna test the waters, try “birthday suit” first, and then see for yourself, if you can work with the formula or not.
Sleek Matte me lip creams, if you make sure that your lips are in good condition before applying them, give the mattest finish, which I love, If you’re not going out for lunch/dinner and just to have fun, these will stay put for a long time. They look absolutely beautiful, these 4 colors are to die for. Birthday suit is their best seller, and it’s always out of stock. I personally love these lip creams, however I do think these are not everyone’s cup of tea. Nyx Soft matte lip creams are definitely a better option to be honest, however they give a soft matte finish, as the name suggests too. I think if you can make Sleek Matte me lip creams work, they’re gorgeous, otherwise, nyx soft matte lip creams, is a way to go.
I hope you find this post helpful.