Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Sleek Lipstick in Papaya Punch


  I still haven't finished reviewing my whole lipstick collection but I have left one of my favourites to be reviewed last.  I don't even think I can do this lipstick justice in the pictures above as it's just beautiful in real life.  I had originally picked up Sleek's Papaya Punch for my sister as a gift when I was in Scotland two years ago and after she raved about it so much I ordered one for myself.  This was the first reddish lipstick I've ever loved and started an obsession with the colour red.

  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)


35 comments:

  1. omg that is such a pretty colour! It really suits you :)
    I need this is my life!

    Rachel
    xx


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  2. Very pretty! I like how it's not a full on red and that's it's also matte. This shade would be a great red for the summertime. :)

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    1. Yes, this is a great shade for when you don't want to go full on red :)

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  3. Love that color! It looks somewhat natural - but punchy (if that makes sense) I need to start a Sleek wish list and then just order it all at once.

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    1. I'll email you before I go to the UK as I can pick some stuff up for you!

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  4. Oh my this looks AMAZING on you! I need to try out some Sleek lipsticks!

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    Megan xxx

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    1. Thanks Megan :) You do! I'd even go as far as saying I prefer Sleek's matte lipsticks over MAC!

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  5. Oh wow it looks gorgeous on you! I only have a couple of sleek lipsticks but I really like them. X

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    1. Thank you :) I have like 10 of them haha.

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  6. Why, oh why, don't they sell Sleek in America?!?! This is beautiful! Corals are my weakness and this one is no exception... you look lovely btw :)

    Sarah
    Eyeshadow Addicts Anonymous

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    1. I feel the same way about how they don't sell them here :( The shipping is very cheap though. Thank you Sarah :)

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  7. I like the color and it looks so smooth on your lips. I'm always checking out their site but so far haven't place an order yet but maybe soon.

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    1. You have to! I think they're my favourite brand for colour cosmetics.

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  8. This is so stunning, omg!!! x

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    1. Isn't it? I'm in love with this colour :)

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  9. WOW! That colour looks amazing on you! I haven't found a good matte yet might have to hunt down some sleek now! :) x

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    1. Thank you Hannah! Their mattes are such a great and comfortable formula!

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  10. This is a stunning colour, and it looks gorgeous on you! I'll have to check this out whenever I do another sleek order.
    xx
    Beauty For Thought

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    1. Thank you! I hope you can get your hands on it :)

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  11. This color looks amazing on you!

    Kendra

    www.beautybykendrac.com

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  12. welcome back darling, I really love this colour and really suits you..I've never heard of sleek but will have to look them up now after seeing this..

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    1. Thank you :). I think you can only get Sleek in the UK so you'd have to order online. But their products are amazing!

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  13. Such a pretty colour! Not too long till you get to raid the Sleek counter though ;) xx

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    1. I'm going to go nuts in Superdrug and Boots! I think I'll need more storage for my makeup lol.

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  14. This looks gorgeous on you. I need to pick up one this when I next go shopping.

    Kah-Feh Yen

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  15. This is amazing! It totally reminds me of ablaze by MAC. I need to get this.. haha xx

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  16. Hi Christine, this shade is realy amazing and it looks perfect on you, so I ordered one and I hope that suit me as well as you :)

    Veronika

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