Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Sleek Lipstick in Papaya Punch
Papaya Punch is a vivid dark coral although it is warm it's not really orange either. The only dupe of it I've come across is the new Tarte Glamazon lipstick in Timeless but it's more than 3 times the price. This is a shade that works year round and not only does it brighten up my fair skin it looks great with a tan too. Sleek's shades are meant to suit all skintones from very pale to very dark so with it's bold pigmentation I can see it working for everyone.
This lipstick is a matte formula and I think Sleek's mattes are some of the best I've come across. It is quick thick but it's creamy and easy to apply. No lip liner is needed as the shape of the actual lipstick makes it easy to get a precise application. Papaya Punch lasts around 4 hours (only because that's the longest I go without eating) and stays in place well. It isn't drying but it's not necessarily moisturising either so in the winter I tend to pair this with a clear gloss over top.
As someone with a huge lipstick collection this is one of a handful that I'd repurchase and it seriously is one of the best. The only unfortunate thing is that (unless you live in the U.K.) you have to order this online but I've ordered from Sleek many times and the shipping is very cheap and they are reliable.
Availability: Sleek ($6.49 USD/Shipping is $2.77 USD)