|Would buy this product again.||69%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Green
By far the most pigmented lip product I've ever come near! I don't think this is a bad product but I wouldn't buy it again simply because I don't find the colours are very good for my complexion.
This product would be amazing for those with dark skins and lips
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Black, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I am so glad I stumbled upon Pout Paint Lip Tars! Woo-hoo! What a GREAT new alternative to OCC Lip Tars these are!!! Pout Paints (PP's) have great staying power and come in a nice variety of color ranges for either wearing alone or mixing up as you prefer to create some really flattering and lovely shades. Colors are really intense and even the lighter more neutral type shades are heavily pigmented. I have PP's in Pinup, Mauve Over, Port, and also Peek-a-Bloo (bue shade for darkening while mixing) and Cloud 9 (white shade for lightening mixes). And I love them all :-)
In comparison to OCC:
--Packaging: Same packaging, same sizes.
--Color Variety: OCC has more range when it comes to shade and formulation. OCC has 35 Matte tars, 12 metallic tars, and 9 stain tar glosses; PP has 11 Lip Tars. Although OCC appears to be the winner in the "ready to wear" category, truth is the available shades from PP can be mixed and matched to re-create pretty much every color in OCC's rainbow AND there are also some close dupes as well. However, OCC wins when it comes to formulas because PP tars are all pretty much a flat matte on their own. [I have done a lot of mixing with my PP's and when I do I am always asked where I got my lipstick when out and about].
--Staying power: OCC wins hands down. OCC will stay put (to varying degrees) for 8-10 hrs and then some and requires no re-application; PP's I can get a good 4-6 hrs out of before I need to touch them up. While 4-6 hrs is nothing to scoff at, the idea of carrying a brush and liner around and re-touching from such a messy cosmetic is a step I'd rather not deal with.
--Feathering: Although I love OCC, admittedly I don't bust them out as often as I would like simply because they feather like crazy. I have yet to notice feathering with PP's and it doesn't require a liner, so that's a major plus.
--Cost: OCC runs you $18 per tube which is totally nutso IMO; PP's are $7 each. SO basically you can get 2 for the price of 1, which is pretty awesome.
If you like OCC Tars I suggest you give these a try. Ditto for if you have always wanted to try a lip tar out but didn't want to shell out the $$.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I am addicted to Sleek products and since they are not readily available in the US I usually put together a sizable order every few months and will throw all sorts of items in my basket to try out. I purchased three tubes of Pout Paint and love all of them. Minx is my favorite color and shows up as a pale pink on my lips. I like that I don't need to coat my lips in concealer if the color is lighter than my natural pigment, it covers well on its own. I too experienced the product separating in the tubes but had no issues remixing by shaking the tubes before applying, I usually apply with either my fingers or a brush. I don't know if I would say they are a dupe to OCC lip tars but are a great product with a more natural color selection.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Relaxed, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I have 4 of these and how great they were - initially!
When I first bought them, they were extremely pigmented. I then forgot to use them for a while, and the product separated so that when I wanted to use them again, a much less pigmented glossy liquid came out. I tried and tried and cannot get the product to the original state, so now I have a couple of sheer slightly pigmented glosses on my hands...
I imagine that if I continue to use them, at some point I'll run out of the clearish liquid and will get the pigment back - but I don't think I want a drying liquid without the gloss!
Otherwise the feel is great, my lips are quite dry and these are non-drying and apply easily and evenly, even straight from the tube. The gloss isn't sticky, which for me is great because I actually don't like lip glosses.
If these didn't separate, I'd buy them again in a heartbeat. As it stands, I am left disappointed.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Olive, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I love love love this product! I now own 3 colours, Mink ( a mauve pink), Port ( a dark fuschia) and Pin Up (a deep red.) I love the formula, you need the tiniest amount on your lip brush and its so pigmented that you can cover all your lips with such little product. I love the small size, it fits easily inside my handbag if I need a touch up but usually it lasts all day. I sometimes mix the red and fuschia to make a darker colour, there so easy to mix and apply. I am definitely going to buy all the other colours, I don't know how good of a dupe they are for the Lip tars but as far as I'm concerned these are great. And sleek is bringing out such great products!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I have a few problems with this product and considering the good stuff I had heard I'm disappointed! I will list the pro's and con's going into detail there.
Alternative to OCC lip tars, but in no way are a dupe.
They do seem to stain my lips which I guess is a plus even though the actual product soon disappears!
Such small tubes, why not make a bigger tube and charge more, I know it only takes a small amount but II'd prefer a bigger amount, I mean its not exactly a purse friendly product anyway!.
Colour range in store is awful, they have about 3 different colors in Superdrug and often they are sold out, I cannot seem to find the white one online and I don't want to pay postage just for that when I got the others in store!
You have to have the white one if you're planning on mixing colors because they will always go darker, I went to Superdrug hoping to get the plum color but it was sold out so I bought the blue and red colors because that's all they had and I thought they would mix into a nice plum but they didn't even when I made it mostly red or mostly blue the color was always a murky dark purple!
Over all I would not bother buying these again, they are a waste of time when there is already a great product which fills the void of a gloss-matte lipstick.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I bought this in Minx when I bit the bullet and made a Sleek order. The colour is very nice, it lasts quite a while, and you only need the smallest amount, but there are so many bad points that I just couldn't like it. Like other people said, you need to use a brush if you don't want it to smear all over the place (fingers work, but you have to be very careful). For me, it wasn't very drying, but it really emphasized all the lines and dry skin on my lips. Exfoliating is a must! Also, I can't seem to get it to work with balm under/over it or gloss. If I wear a balm underneath, all the colour would just settle in the lines of my lips or smear all over the place. Very gross looking! The product separates pretty easily too. I didn't use it for about two weeks, and when I tried it next, this yellowish oil came out. No amount of shaking would mix the colours back, either. Pretty disappointed!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I have this in 'Pin Up'. To me it was quite drying. I applied it to clean lips, but it kept drying them during the day. It does not budge when applied, but if I apply lip balm to try and calm the dryness, then it starts transferring. My fingers were a mess! It needs a brush to be applied, so it cannot be carried and applied everywhere - a major minus. Plus I don't think 6 pounds is that cheap, really it's just a lip product! Will not re-purchase.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I have three shades of this and I love it. They are fun to mix and use. Durable aswell. It doesn't have a scent, which I like the best. (Not a fan of scents and flavours in make up.) Though, it needs a brush to use and I cannot carry one with me during the day, which is the downside of it.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Other
I have this in minx, bought after reading mixed reviews but seeing as it's quite cheap thought I'd give it a whirl.
This is the only lip product I've ever had to actually practice to get right! It's taken a few weeks of trying but have finally perfected it. I hated it at first, but i used too much. As others have said, you really only do need the TINIEST amount, otherwise it just travels to the corners and middle of lips and looks horrendous. Also needs lip balm beforehand as it's quite drying, and will cling to any dry or flaky patches so exfoliating is a good idea. I find applying with my finger works best, kind of rubbing it in a little. Using a brush applies too much and just smears it around lips. The colour looks way better on than it does in the tube, more of a pale pink/peach than an orange/peach as it appears in the tube.
The packaging isn't so good, product always leaks into the lid and I think I'll end up wasting a lot with wiping it off so it doesn't end up all over my makeup bag. Even so, it'll still probably last forever! Will definately pick up another colour.