Sleek True colour lipstick


33 reviews

78% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.8

Price: $$

Package Quality: 3.8

Price: $$


Ethylhexyl Palmitate Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2 Euphoria Cerifera (Candelilla Wax) Polybutene Microcrystalline wax Petrolatum Ceresin Propylparaben Tocopheryl Acetate MAY CONTAIN: Mica Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891) Iron Oxide (CI 77489) Red 6 Lake (CI 15850:2) Red 7 Lake (CI 15850) Red 27 Lake (CI 45410:2) Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090) Red 33 Lake (CI 17200) Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140) Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985) Yellow 10 Lake (CI 47005) Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163) Manganese Violet (CI 77742) Carmine (CI 75470) Tin Oxide (CI 77861) Calcium Sodium Borosilicate Synthetic Fluorphlogopite

Age: 30-35

Skin: Oily, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Red, Straight, Other

Eyes: Brown

I really wanted to like this, as I'd heard such good things about the brand. It just didn't work for me however.

The shade I tried was Russian Red. It's rather tricky to apply and I dislike the shape of the bullet, as I found it didn't help with the application at all. It felt uncomfortable and drying almost immediately, even though I always apply a balm before lipstick. I couldn't bear to wear it for very long and washed it off in fairly short order.

On the positive side, the shade was pretty, and if you aren't as bothered by the feel of this on your lips as I was, it is a decent budget option.

on 2/6/2015 5:45:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Brown, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Bought the shade Russian Roulette which is a deep/dark matte red. Overall I liked it and would definatly buy it again.
-Suits my NW45 skin tone so well

-A bit drying
-Had to apply it once more during the day

on 1/2/2015 11:57:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Blue

I don't like this lipstick.

I bought it in Exxxaggerate, which looks like a lovely mid-purple, and is supposed to be Matte, it is not matte on me it is irritatingly sparkly.

I have to swipe loads of times to get a good colour, it is not very pigmented at all, and also although it is not matte it still managed to dry my lips out.

It feathered even using the sleek lipliner that matches, and the colour was streaky all over my lips I could not get an even colour at all.

Saying that, if you cover your lips in liner first and then use this you can get an alright colour, which is probably worth it considering the price tag.

The packaging is cool and I do like it being slightly different to a standard lipstick tube, although I did wish it was round because getting the oval lid back on confused drunk me and took me a whole 2 minutes to figure out.

on 12/3/2014 1:29:00 PM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Coarse

Eyes: Hazel

I purchased this lipstick in the shade cherry which is a beautiful dark red. I was dying to find a dark red for the autumn/winter months and this is the perfect colour! It's lighter than the swatch on the website which looks very dark and almost brown instead of red. It's highly pigmented and stains the lip, but doesn't dry them out. It is difficult to take off so I make sure to put on lots of lip balm beforehand and I do notice it smudges quite easily, but it's a great lippie for the price!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

on 11/28/2014 8:35:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Coarse

Eyes: Hazel

I got this in mystic. it's matte...and when I say matte it's like chalk but in a good way. there's no shine whatsoever. I don't feel like i'm wearing anything but it doesn't dry my lips out. it's such a vivid colour and lasted 8 hours on me without needing to touch up. now that's what I call a wonder lipstick!!!!

on 10/29/2014 2:22:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Very Oily, Dark, Warm

Hair: Black, Relaxed, Medium

Eyes: Black

I've never worn lipstick before but I wanted to try something new this winter. I bought a 24hr lipstick by another brand and the staying power was amazing but they didnt have any dark colours and I was struggling with options available because of my skin tone. The bright reds and hot pinks just didnt seem to work with my warm undertones.

I bought the Sleek True Colour lipstick in Mulberry. Its a deep rich plum colour that I thought would work for me and I couldn't seem to find something like it at any of the other high street brands in store. Its really beautiful. I got a lot of compliments at work. (Although, I think its more of an evening colour)
I had to reapply after lunch as this is not waterproof and that's why I scored it 4/5.
For 4.99 though, its good value for money and I recommend. I normally apply lipbalm at least 4 times a day and I only added a bit of balm on top once today. Its very moisturising and I was going to try and find the same shade in a different brand for longevity but to reapply once is satisfactory for now.

Age: 30-35

Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Grey

I bought two shades of this - Mystic, which is really great magenta/purple matte & Babydoll which is really pale pink sheen finish.

The colour payoff for Mystic is great, it suits me perfectly, I have a pale cool toned skin & dark hair. I don't find the matte formula to be that drying as other people have said, in fact I find it a lot nicer to wear that say Mac Ruby Woo.

Babydoll does feel more moisturising on the lips but I do find the colour goes on a bit patchy & is not as pigmented as the matte shade. This was going straight onto my lips though & I think it would benefit from going on over a base as my lips are quite pink.

Overall for the price these are great, the colour selection is amazing & there are some good dupes for a lot of the mac mainline colours (eg, Smother = Rebel, Vamp = Diva). You can buy three Sleek colours for the prince of one Mac (plus you only get 3g in Mac & 3.5g in Sleek) & I don't find the staying power or pigmentation to be compromised by the low price.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

on 4/19/2014 8:18:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Black, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I purchased True Colour lipstick Sheen in Barely There. I am American, so I purchased on a trip at a Superdrug in a London suburb wanting to try Sleek Makeup. I found out later, however, that those in the U.S. can purchase Sleek makeup online.

The color is pigmented and such a pretty pink/almost nude. This was around five quid (about $8) and totally worth it! It is true that it does show chapped lips, but no more than MAC matte lipsticks (plus you can just add a bit of gloss or balm to prevent it from looking chapped). You do need to re-apply since it's a natural pink shade, but no more times than other lipsticks that are similar shades. The lipstick does not have any strange makeup flavors nor scent. It is easily comparable to MAC, but half the price.

The packaging is very nice compared to other drug store brands (the lipstick container doesn't feel like the usual typical flimsy plastic and even comes in a box like dept store makeup).

on 4/11/2014 11:25:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Black, Curly, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

I have this in Coral Reef. It applied beautifully. Smooth, pigmented, creamy. I was very happy with the bright, true to color shade. The problem I have with this lipstick is the wear. I applied this and didn't do a mirror check for a few hours. My lips did not feel parched or uncomfortable so I figured my lipstick was wearing well. When I did look in the mirror, I was shocked that I had been walking around with a dried out ring of color around my lips and a line where my lips come together.


I'm not too sure if "long wearing" is one of the claims of this lipstick, but it is definitely not something I can apply once and wear all day without touch ups.

Coral Reef is a beautiful color. I'm a sucker for bright orange lipsticks and this shade did not disappoint in packing a punch. I will not repurchase only based on the wide variety of other brands that offer shades like this without wear issues.

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Green

I am a huge fan of Sleek cosmetics and have the True Colour lipsticks in Barely There, Bare All, Liquer, Peaches & Cream, Smother and Baby Doll. They all come in either Matte or Sheen finish and I do prefer the sheen, simply because it is generally easier to work with.

Barely There (Sheen)- This is an absolutely gorgeous nude/peach colour that is more pigmented than it's name! I love to wear this lipstick with a 60s look. My personal favourite.

Bare All (Matte)- A similar shade to Barely There except a little darker and slightly more coral, because this is matte you do need to work a little harder with this one. It does have a tendency to emphasise dry patches. Despite this, I do really like this colour & wear it with heavier eye makeup.

Liquer (Sheen)- Another absolutely gorgeous versatile nude/pinky brown with gold shimmers however when applied you cannot see them. The formula is very smooth & moisturising. I think darker skins would struggle to see this on their lips though.

Peaches & Cream (Sheen)- A very creamy, smooth orange/peachy colour. It looks brighter on lips then in the tube. I think this would look lovely with a tan. Can bring yellow tones out in your teeth though.

Smother (Sheen)- Beautiful purple/red unique shade that is not as dark as appears in the tube. I think this would suit all skin tones. I love to wear this with minimal eye makeup and thick lashes. The formula is very smooth and moisturising.

Baby Doll (Sheen)- I bought this to go with a 60s look and to be honest it is a very difficult colour to pull off. It is a very pale baby pink. I put it on my lips then blend it in with my finger to give a softer look. The formula is not as moisturising as the other Sheen colours. I would only recommend this shade if you have pale skin with cool or pink undertones as this would look super tacky with a tan or darker skintones.

Overall, I am impressed with Sleek lipsticks. The formula is good, the price is very reasonable however some of the colours are more difficult to work with. I would re purchase some of the shades.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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