Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Review: Sleek Matte Me in Petal

I got this Sleek Matte Me like from winning Dine/Aisah giveaway, and it was almost a year ago. Not that I forgot about this cute prize, I was just simply waiting for the right moment to unwrap it.

When first launched, this product was originally named Sleek Ultra Smooth Lip Cream with a different kind of font. The one being reviewed here is their latest version. In case you're wondering.

The shade I own is Petal (435). And as stated on the bottle, this product can last up to 3 years upon first openning (36 months). Compared to LA Splash (only 3 months) or Lime Crime (12 months), Sleek Matte Me is more economical in terms of its life span.

Dimethicone, Hydrogenated Styrene Isoprene Copolymer Cresin, Silica, Diox, Titanium, Ide/CI77891, Red, Iron Oxide,/ CI77491, Yellow, Iron Oxide/CI77492, Bht, Propylparaben, D&C Orange No.5/CI145370:2, D&C Red No.6/CI15850:7

The applicator is what I love. Instead of a classic doe-foot shape, it is extra long and pointy, making it easier to draw a precise line. Unfortunately it feels so hard. I wish they have made it a little bit softer and more bouncy.

The texture is quite runny, not creamy. It also dries quickly.

Petal is a pale muted pink. It tends to washes me off unless if I put on a foundation or BB cream. My skin is NC25, and I don't think this would suit any darker complexion.

As you can see from the picture of my lips above, the texture of Petal shade is very streaky. I put on several layer and still couldn't get the smooth result. 

For those of you who have darker lips on the edges, I would suggest to put on some lip primer first, or a thin layer of foundation. And like many other pink lipstick on me (pale or bright) this one will also oxidize after several hours and turn into a darker color.

I have tried this product in the shade Birthday Suit, which is so much better in terms of the texture, finishing, etc. Petal kinda seems dries out and tends to clump at my inner lips, especially after eating. So the reapplication is a bit challenging. 

Lip preparation is highly recommended before applying this product. Moisturize your lips properly or scrub them in advance. I would avoid wearing this when I suffer from chapped lips.

In Indonesia, this product would cost for about IDR 120K in many online stores, they are not available off line, though.

Repurchase? Err... nope I think. I love the color but I just can't stand its texture.