Sleek Makeup have come a long since their days of being stocked in local pharmacies and afro hair shops when I was growing up. Now a leading brand on the high street, Sleek makeup remains an affordable choice for those of us with deeper skin tones.

Launching today, their Power Plump Lip Crayons are definitely worth checking out. At first glance, I actually mistook them for the NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencils as they look very similar. Once I realised I hadn’t been sent those, I dived in and got swatching.

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Available in six shades, I was impressed by their colour pay-off.  Pigmented, yet lightweight, Sleek boast they they enhance the lips, making them look and feel plumped. Upon application, they leave a tingling sensation, which quickly fades away and they’re a great alternative to the plumping glosses currently available on the market.

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sleek power plump lip crayons swatches on dark skin

Indoor light, no flash

(L-R) Power Pink, Raving Rouge, Berry Burst, Fully Fuchsia, Colossal Coral, Notorious Nude

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Outdoor light, no flash

I’m yet to find lip crayons that I really like, I’ve been left disappointed by poor pigment in the past, but these the Power Plump Lip Crayons have swayed me. Easy to apply, the colour spreads easily across the lips, feeling silky and  leaving a satin finish. They don’t have a long-lasting formula, so you will have to touch up every couple of hours, but for the price, who’s complaining. I’m loving Berry Burst, a gorgeous mid-mauvy pink and Notorious Nude, which is a really easy nude to wear on my skin tone.

How much are they? £5.49
Where can I buy them? Here



*Press samples



  1. Carrieanne
    29th June 2016 / 11:33 am

    Oh ok I came here from Instagram to see which shades I want and I want them all very rarely that will happen. Lovely swatches I think my purse is going to take an hit!!

    Carrieanne x

    • Yinka
      29th June 2016 / 11:55 am

      Haha! The power of Instagram! Get buying 🙂

  2. 29th June 2016 / 11:39 am

    Oh they do look like the NARS ones don’t they! I love the look of Berry Burst & Colossal Coral – I really need to try more from Sleek 🙂

    • Yinka
      29th June 2016 / 11:55 am

      I know, they’re uncanny! You def do, they’ve got something to suit everyone 🙂

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