November 10, 2010

Sleek Makeup Pout Polish Powder Pink Review, Swatches, Photos

With Sleek Makeup making the rounds on the Beauty Blogsphere I thought it was about time I took the plunge and reviewed some of their selections.

Sleek Makeup is available exclusively in the UK at Superdrug locations but the brand is nice enough to have a handy dandy website that ships to the US, sweet eh? Most of the raves surrounding the brand are over their eyeshadow palettes which are proclaimed as inexpensive and mad pigmented. I purchased a palette a while ago that I never used it and most recently another one when I indulged in the Sleek Makeup Pout Polish.


I thought it was about time we dove into Sleek Makeup and see what all the hype is about.

Wanna check out the Pout Polish?

A tinted lip conditioning balm formulated with natural oils such as Almond Oil and Shea Butter.

So yes, MAC fans are probably sitting there tilting there head and saying, “wait, what?”  Yup, looks like a MAC Tinted Lip Conditioner doesn’t it?

It is indeed a very good dupe of MAC Tinted Lip Conditioner, honestly, spot on dupe almost.

Main difference, size and price. MAC’s version is 0.5 oz and $14.50 where as Sleek’s version is 0.3 (almost 0.4 actually) for $10.58. You’re actually saving a little money indulging in Sleek’s version if you’re in the UK (you have to factor in shipping if you’re in the US and therefore that makes it less of a bargain in the long run).

Some other noticeable differences would be that Sleek’s version seems more emollient and also has better pigmentation. For example my Popster Lip Conditioner gives my lips a slick, subtle kiss of peach and Sleek’s Powder Pink comes across hecka loud peachy pink, almost neon-like and has a super soft, creamy, hydrating finish with a glossy look.

The texture is thick and builds up incredibly well for more pop. The product is difficult to describe in terms of formula as it leans towards being emollient but not sticky or tacky and creamy but not crazy glossy or shiny.

It’s an interesting product that you can get interesting results from and some of the shades are easy dupes for the Hello Kitty MAC Lip Conditioners if you missed out on those!

The interesting thing about these was the fact that after application I sat around for a while with the product on and later proceeded to wipe it off with a tissue and it stained my lips a really lovely shade of peach. I actually liked this result better than the actual color of the Pout Polish I choose ha! So it’s kinda nice to know if my lip product wears off, I still have a nice flush of color on my lips that remains.


It also contains SPF 15!

I only got one shade which was Powder Pink but it was a bit overpowering on my lips. A little too cool, colorwise, and it made me look a bit washed up. Perhaps Perfect Plum would have better suited for my skin tone.

The fact that these come in a jar may sway folks from buying them but Sleek suggests using a lip brush to apply to avoid putting your fingers into the product!

  • Anyone who wants a pop of pigmented color for lips that hydrates, moisturizes, and leaves behind shiny, gorgeous color.
  • Anyone who loves MAC Tinted Lip Conditioners (these are an easy dupe, think MAC on crack as Sleek packs a bit more into their version).
  • Anyone who likes a more natural lip look (these give a more natural appearance when the right color is selected and aren’t as heavy as tacky glosses or lipsticks).

  • Those who do not like dealing with airmail, overseas shipping, etc…(These have to be ordered online and arrive from the UK).
  • Anyone who isn’t keen on lip products that you have to dip into.

My first venture into Sleek Makeup is a promising one. Count me very impressed with Pout Polish even though the color I selected completely washed me out. The product is an easy dupe for MAC Lip Conditioners but packs alot more into the pot in terms of pigmentation and quality plus price and value for those in the UK. This is a great lip product and well worth a purchase if you enjoy discovering new brands and products from abroad.

Have you tried Sleek Makeup?

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Tried the Pout Polish?

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Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Nikki

    OH no on the con, I hate waiting for mail orders and I don’t like online shopping recently, but I missed the Hello Kitty collection and I’ve always wanted this shade! thanks for this review! I may take a look at this!

  • Dee

    Nice timing – Sleek are about to have a 50% off sale later today. I’ve only tried the palettes (loooooove them), but I’m tempted to check out some of the other products while they’re half price. Though there’s a lot of hype about the sale so with my luck the site will crash when I’m trying to buy!

    • the Muse

      dee I’ve been trying since 12 (UK time) NO luck so def probs with the site lol!

      • Dee

        Haha, yeah. I tried for about half an hour and then gave up and went to bed (it was 10:30pm where I am when it started). They obviously underestimated how many people would want to buy cheap makeup!

        They’ve extended the sale so I might try later today. There wasn’t anything I desperately wanted, so I’m not fussed if I can’t get on.

        • the Muse

          lmao dee! I tried all day still can’t get it to work LMAO! ;-D same here, nothing crucial plus it doesn’t really save me much since shipping to the US evens out the cost anyway!

  • Phyrra

    Everything I’ve read about Sleek says they’re super pigmented, so this is cool 😉

  • LorraineER

    I’m psyched to see this review! I had a couple of these in my cart on the Sleek website but the shipping cost made me hesitate. Now I might have to go back and pull the trigger since you said they are good. I’m loving any kinds of moisturizing and pigmented balms and glosses lately!

    • the Muse

      Lorraine they have 50% off today but sadly the site is bitchy as hell. Check their facebook for the code and keep trying the site ;-D it doesn’t really save much since it evens out but it’s kinda like getting free shipping!

  • Misato-san

    Muse, today Sleek will have a 50% off sale on their website! And I was checking for their stuff and I found this… destiny XD
    Maybe I’ll try one of those too if I will be able to found swatches…

  • mint

    that looks good, and the dish looks very shallow… I wish they’ll have more colours!

  • RonyaLii

    Ow, its nice to see Sleek here . i love Sleek so much . Pixiwoo on youtube uses it often 🙂 Bad girl palette is so BAD.. in a good way 🙂

  • Kerry

    Have you tried any of the other Sleek products? I’m very interested in the famous Sleek palettes, but I’m not too keen on international ordering. :/

  • Gemma

    Cant wait for your review muse. I have two large super-drugs in my city. I have never tried a sleek pallet but i have looked at them. I’m far too much of a make up snob lol.
    I do like the contour kit, but i know your not into contouring.

    • the Muse

      gemma! how are you? long time no speak ;-D LOL I can relate ;-D The blushes, I can verify, seem awesome, very nars-like! but have to fiddle a bit more not sure on the eye palettes yet, we shall see ;-D

      ha you know me too well!