Matte lips….they are all the rage these days, but to be honest, matte is tough for me to wear. I love the look of matte lips, but they can definitely be aging. I am definitely more of a semi-matte gal, so the Sleek Lip VIP Lipsticks from Sleek Makeup are right up my alley.
VIP doesn’t stand for Very Important Person – nope, it stands for VERY IMPORTANT POUT. But of course! The VIP Lipsticks are semi-matte with tons of pigment. They are truly full coverage lippies. They apply evenly and have better than average staying power. These cream lipsticks are good for lips too, with vitamin E, shea butter, and coconut oil to keep lips nice and moist.
I tried all six available shades: Reserved, Private Booth, Backstage, Night Spot, Guest List, and Flaunt It.
The lighter three of the six shades are Reserved, Private Booth, and Backstage.
Private Booth is a warm nude shade that leans a little more peach than pink. It’s extremely pretty although it doesn’t work for me — too light for my thin lips, although you can see my daughter can rock this color. Private Booth is more Marcia than Lisa so this shade is going to her!
Reserved is a very pretty peachy pink. More color so I can do this one! I really like it – it’s springy and feminine, and the semi-matte formula keeps it from looking too flat.
Backstage is a soft coral red. I love this shade, in fact I think it’s my favorite of the six. It’s different from any other color I own and is just beautiful.
The darker three of the six shades include Guest List, Flaunt It, and Night Spot.
Guest List is a medium warm red shade. I wear this one quite often. his is a great daytime shade – just picture it with a crisp white blouse and blue skinny jeans.
Flaunt It is a bright tangerine. It’s pretty, although orange is never my favorite lip shade on me. Those with medium to dark skin tones will find this very flattering.
Night Spot is a beautiful berry red So pretty!! This actually would have been my favorite shade but once my daughter put it on, she refused to give the lipstick back. She wears it all the time and it is gorgeous.
If you like the matte look but want just a bit of sheen, the Lip VIP Lipsticks from Sleek Makeup are an excellent choice. The texture is velvety, the pigment is terrific, and the colors are lovely. Check out the sleek offerings at sleekmakeup.com. – Lisa
*samples for editorial consideration
Ingredients: RICINUS COMMUNIS SEED OIL, ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE, CERA ALBA, COPERNICIA CERIFERA CERA, SILICA, CANDELILLA CERA, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, KAOLIN, ORBIGNYA OLEIFERA SEED OIL, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA)SEED OIL, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE MAY CONTAIN +/- FD & C YELLOW 5 AL. LAKE, TITANIUM DIOXIDE, D&C RED NO.6 SODIUM SALT, D&C RED NO.28 AL LAKE, D&C Red 7 CA LAKE, FD&C BLUE No 1 AL LAKE, PERFUME