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Sleek MakeUP True Colour Lipsticks: Barely There, Coral Reef & Papaya Punch


Barely There, Coral Reef, Papaya Punch


I've seen a few of these beauties pop up in blogland already and had my eye on these three:


Over the last year I've been getting into lipstick a whole lot more and my lippy drawer is rapidly filling up!  Sleek MakeUP recently relaunched their True Colour range adding to it a lot more luscious spring and summer colours in matte and sheen finishes.



I have to say I'd always overlooked the range before as the colours weren't too my liking, but some of the newer shades are gorgeous.  I normally shy away from vibrant lipsticks as I've very thin lips, but these three work well on me:



The packaging is very slick, black and rubberized a bit like NARS, but it doesn't have a satisfying click that I like with my lipsticks, but it's a minor detail.



For a bargain brand, the formulation is fantastic - extremely highly pigmented and in turn moisturising, especially the sheen finishes.  I also feel that I can get away without a lip liner with these.  They are pretty long lasting - after eating and drinking there is still a pigmented residue left behind.

Barely There, Coral Reef, Papaya Punch

Barely There, Coral Reef, Papaya Punch
I have an uneasy relationship with nude lipsticks as they can often make me look like a corpse, but Barely There has just enough pink in it to make my lips come alive and suits the sheen finish.  Normally nude plays down your lips to let your eyes stand out, but I find Barely There to be more of a 'statement' lip.  I like to wear it with flicked black eye liner and a peachy blush.


I adore Coral Reef and my mum says it makes me look like I have 'Hollywood lips'.  Good enough for me and I'm loving the sheen finish which keeps my lips hydrated.


Papaya Punch is an extremely pretty coral too and very similar to Coral Reef but has a matte finish and for this reason I'd recommend CF instead as it goes on smoother.  Apologies for the sloppy application of this one - I got a bit tired by the third swatch!


At the moment True Colour lipsticks are £6 for two in Superdrug, but normally they are £3.99 each - still an amazing bargain.  Other pretty colours in the range I recommend are Stiletto, Peaches & Cream and Bare All.  

15 comments:

  1. coral reef is absolutely beautiful! xx

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  2. I have Coral reef and its gorgeous verysimilar to Papaya Punch which I have been looking at but don't think I need it as they are so similar, thank you :-) x

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  3. @Catherine - yep definitely, better to go for a different colour

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  4. They are very pretty!Barely there looks so beautiful!

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  5. I have Barely There and it's so nice. I think I'll be getting some more of these x

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  6. Papaya Punch is lovely. I need to pick up more of these.

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  7. I got 2 of these today. Was umming and ahing between Bare All and Barely There but decided on Bare All. I want more now hehe!

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  8. I've been postponing my sleek haul but I think time has arrived! They all look so great!

    xx

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  9. I really wanted peaches and cream, but they were sold out last time I looked at my local superdrug so I got papaya punch. These are such bargains!

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  10. They all look SO good and I'm sorely tempted!

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  12. I just might get "Barely there" for myself. Thanks to you :) Great post <3

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  13. Wow these look gorgeous!! I've seen another post on Sleek lipsticks and I am in love! The last 2 looks pretty similar and I am loving the vibrant colors too. :D Great post!

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  14. I have a question about the Coral Reef one; is it a dupe for any MAC lipsticks that you know of? Crosswires, Costa Chic and Fanfare look like possibles, I'm in the USA so I can't pop to the store and swatch it ^_^; TIA!

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