Sleek Makeup Lip Quads

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I’ve never been a huge fan of lip palettes, lip balm applied from a pot is one thing but touching up your lipstick leaves you with a glossy fingertip you can’t just wipe on your jeans (tmi?) ..you know what I mean! I received these two palettes, Siren & Ballet, and thought ‘I’ll never use these’ but after swatching I can see some scenarios where they may come in handy. I’m never going to suggest that a palette is ideal for your everyday lip colour but for travel these are very compact and they’d also serve you really well at the office where perhaps you don’t want to keep a lot of makeup but there are times when you want to revamp before you go out of reapply after lunch and these would be handy.

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BALLET: Clockwise – Tutu (gloss), Plié (satin), Pirouette (satin), Swan Lake (matte)

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BALLET: L-R – Tutu, Swan Lake, Plié, Pirouette

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SIREN: Clockwise: Love Me (gloss) , Desire Me (satin), Kiss Me (satin), Miss Me (matte)

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SIREN: L-R – Love Me, Miss Me, Kiss Me, Desire Me

The gloss formulas in these palettes really took me by surprise, they are so opaque and shiny but they’re so goopy I can’t see them lasting long and the pan could get messy quickly! The matte colours I can’t see myself getting much wear from as with most matte lipsticks I have to really work to get a good cover and finish and that’s not so easy applying in layers with your fingertip. The satin finishes are probably the most wearable, good colour payoff and firm enough in the pan that you can press down without smushing the product.

I’m not completely won over by the whole lip palette idea but these Sleek Makeup sets have definitely made me look at them differently. If you use something like this on a regular basis I’d be really interested to hear why you like/prefer them to a traditional lipstick in a bullet.

These will be available from 8th May priced £8.99 each

Miss BB

*PR Sample

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11 Comments

  1. 13 April, 2013 / 1:00 pm

    I love the Siren palette! I think it would be perfect for throwing in my handbag 😀 I’ll have to buy one they come out 🙂 xxx

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  2. 13 April, 2013 / 2:15 pm

    These look so great! Siren would be great for this season! Wishing Sleek would come to Canada asap x

    • missbudgetbeauty
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      23 April, 2013 / 5:53 pm

      do they not ship to Canada? Must do my research on this as so many of you across the pond love the look of Sleek products but donn’t have stockists

  3. 13 April, 2013 / 3:01 pm

    I’ve never been a fan of lipsticks in pans because i find them really messy and i haven’t found any that are pigmented enough for me to appreciate them. However, it’s great that Sleek has come out with these and i love the quad ‘Ballet’~ the colours are really pretty and definitely some shades that i would personally make use of.

    Thanks for sharing and i am looking forward to picking these up
    Have a lovely day <3
    X x X x X

  4. Mango
    13 April, 2013 / 6:00 pm

    0_0 I love the look of these palettes especially ballet. The lip palettes I do own all have that gloopy texture you talk about. I still use/like them but yeah they’re not my favourite lip product to reach for. Hmm do Sleek have any other palette shades?? – I’m just a bit concerned how the ballet palette may translate on darker skin :S though the swatches look lovely on you 🙂

    Thanks for sharing your honest opinion 🙂 !! Oh + btw I’m a lipstick and gloss girl (at the moment 🙂 – but I think using a lip palette is all about convenience as you said.

    • missbudgetbeauty
      Author
      23 April, 2013 / 5:52 pm

      yes there are 6 palettes I think.. maybe even 8 and the pigmentation is really good so it would show up but as you say it may not translate in a flattering way

    • missbudgetbeauty
      Author
      23 April, 2013 / 5:50 pm

      of course I will take a look x

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