Sleek Pout Polishes + Swatches

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

The new LE (Limited Edition) Pout Polishes by Sleek are now available in-store. Suitably named Lemon Meringue and Raspberry Souffle, they're the perfect additions to the existing Pout Polishes which have shade names just as playful.


These tinted lip conditioning balms currently come in four colours  - Electro Peach, Pink Cadillac, Chocolate Kiss and Perfect Plum, which are readily available as part of the perm line of products that can be found in selected Superdrug branches nationwide as well as a small selection of afro hair product shops, depending on which area you live in. 

If you want a change from lipgloss or lip balm in the traditional from, then these are a cheap alternative for you, especially if you'd still like to add some colour to your, lips. The packaging is robust, coming in a screw lid pot and is convenient enough to pop into a handbag or pocket whilst remaining secure. Yes, dipping your finger into a product can be annoying, so make sure you have a pack of tissues to hand as you're likely to end up with a coloured fingertip after application.

Be sure to keep these in a cool, dark place as they'll soften in warm conditions and they're quite soft to start off with, so bear that in mind. Press your finger too firmly in the pot and you may pick too much product up or annoyingly sink through to the bottom. Neither has happened to me, but I can easily see it happening if pots are left in direct sunlight due to the formula.

I must say, the pigment quality really surprised me - especially in Raspberry Souffle. Despite them being strikingly bright in the pot, I still thought they'd give the lightest of tints - which they do, if you apply them lightly. However, If you want a brighter wash of colour, then they'll certainly give you just that. I think these could easily pass as glossy lipsticks if you were to pile enough on!  2-3 layers gives good coverage if you want to get a good amount of colour on your lips.


The shades I own keep my lips feeling fully moisturised without drying them out, and seeing as they contain ingredients such as Almond Oil, Shea Butter and extracts of Vitamin C and E, I should think so too! They're not sticky but do feel a greasy on the lips and are reminiscent of how Vaseline feels when you slick it on. They also have a tendency to stain the lips a little too, but not to the extent where you'll rub your lips raw with a tissue trying to get it off!

Sleek Pout Polish in Raspberry Souffle

Sleek Pout Polish in Electro Peach (a little more pigmented in reality, than this photo picks up)

Just as I was about to wrap this post up,  I remembered I had Pink Cadillac hidden away amongst my collection too, so here's a swatch of that for your perusal.

Sleek Pout Polish in Pink Cadillac

As a side note, I remembered why I have Pink Cadillac pushed to the back of a drawer - it tastes horrible. Perhaps I have a dodgy pot, but either way this leaves a horrid taste in my mouth and as a result I don't reach for this. I haven't read anybody else complain of this, so don't be put off.

The limited edition (trust me to like the one that'll be around for the shortest time!) Raspberry Souffle is my favourite and teamed with NYX Goddess of the Night lipgloss in Tea Rose (160) on top, it looks hot like fiyaaaah - so if you own both, try that combination for yourself.

I haven't tried the other limited edition shade, Lemon Meringue - the bright yellow didn't appeal to me and I suspect the yellow won't transfer to the lips anyway, so you may just end up with what looks like yellow vaseline, but is in fact clear once applied to the lips. If you've tried that shade, let me know.

Considering the price and what they claim to do, I think these perform quite well worn alone as well as under or over a lipstick of choice too.

Where can I buy them? Sleekmakeup.com, Superdrug, selected Afro hair & beauty shops
How much are they? £3.99
 

16 beauty lovers have sumthin to say:

Nooberella said...

fab post, i got pink cadillac the other day was quite impressed! much more moisturising then the MAC version and I quite liked the pink punch on my pigmented lips. Rasberry souffle looks purple in the pan but a baby pink on the lips, is this right or is it my colour settings? xx

SanTara said...

oh i luv! I need to get my hands on some SLEEK thanx for the great review :)

VexintheCity said...

@Nooberella - Thank you :-) I take it your Pink Cadillac doesn't taste funny like mine? Yeah, Raspberry Souffle is purplish in the pan but more of a bright pink, rather than baby pink - on me anyway x

@SanTara - You're welcome x

Imo said...

These remind me of the MAC conditioning lip balms which I have been using for Donkeys. I prefer the smell of te MACX ones though the sleek ones are too sweet smellin for my liking.

Having said that I LOVE electro peach on you...if it came out the way it does in the pic I would be on that!

LilyLipstick said...

Electro Peach looks gorgeous! These sound like a great product for summer when you don't want to wear heavy lip products - although they're maybe best left at home if they're prone to melting! x

VexintheCity said...

@Imo - I have MAC Lip Conditioners and they're harder than the Sleek Pout Polishes. I love my MAC ones, the smell and taste of them do it for me. I don't really notice the Sleek ones smelling that sweet. Electro Peach will show up as it does in the pic if you put it on lightly.

@LilyLipstick - Yeah you can take them out and about, just don't leave them right under the sun as they'll get even softer. They'll be fine at the bottom of your handbag.

lucie.lovely.cupcake said...

Ooh they're pretty! x

Make-up Addict said...

I really want the Raspberry Souffle!! Looks gorgeous and also maybe the peach one too.
I've already got the Pink Cadillac but worn it the once, should break it out soon xx

Lydia said...

I own both Electro Peach and Pink Cadillac, and they smell/taste just the same. :S Perhaps you have a dodgy one. I love Pout Polishes, but I'd love to see them in a lipstick form...

Linda Phuong Tran said...

I have electro peach and pink cadillac and i think they both smell quite nice but they both taste horrible xD. i totally get where you're coming from.

ModestyBrown said...

Pink Cadillac is beautiful. I'm going to have to check it out when I next get a chance to go to Superdrug in Oxford. I'll have to give it the smell test first!

Slightly off topic, I'm finally getting my hands on the lilac lip pot from Inglot you posted yonks ago. I can't faffed (read I'm too scared of the tube) to go to Westfield so I sent my Mum into Inglot in Oman. Probably cheaper too as I can't be tempted by anything else!!
Jane x

Recessionista! said...

Ooooh, love this post! Your pics are gorgeous and they have created an instant lemming. Electro Peach *must* be mine! :)

Indigo said...

ooo great post! hot products! XXX

Kim said...

These are very nice colors. They look like they make your lips soft too! Great post

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Rai said...

Great swatches! I want to try these. Just hating that Sleek shipping to the U.S. lol

Beauty shades said...

They look very nice on you. I still did not try any off them yet

 

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