Fifty Shades of Kylie Jenner? | Dupe of the Week | Sleek Matte Me Lip Cream

Okay, so maybe not fifty shades exactly, but one. A couple of weeks ago I went on a quick recce around my local Boots for a few drugstore products to keep me happy over the (long) time I'd be spending in Portugal.

I had a little browse around the Sleek counter, a brand I've got living in my dressing table draws, but not a brand I'm familiar with, admittedly. They had a 'buy one get one half price' offer on, so I suppose that's a bit of a no brainer. I decided to pick up two 'Matte Me' lip creams (RRP £4.99 each) after reading about them on The MakeUp Kit quite some time ago.

Putting it simply - I've become a bit of a snob when it comes to make up and seem to have neglected some of my favourite brands (mostly drugstore!) over the past year or so. So anyway, I picked up two shades - Birthday Suit and Party Pink. (I'm not a photographer in the slightest so apologies in advance for the dodgy photos, tried experimenting with different light in order to try and achieve the most accurate representation!)

(I have no idea what happened with the flash here...oops, sorry).

The first two are with flash - the one below is in a more artificial light

My favourite's got to be Birthday Suit (pictured above), although I'd never usually wear a darker nude such as this one, it kind of reminded me of Kylie Jenner's matte shade she's been donning recently (yeah, the one that's caused controversy over lip fillers, yada yada...) and it intrigues me colour-wise!

The textures of the lip creams are dry, surprise surprise. BUT, saying that, it's easily tackled with a quick exfoliate and slick of lip balm pre-applying. And if the matte doesn't do it for you, nothing a bit of lip gloss can't transform.

I find it applies evenly, but to ensure the pigment is at its best, I'd say two coats would do the trick.

Would you wear a shade similar? Do you have a favourite Sleek product?

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