I have quite a few different liquid lipsticks in various different brands and shades, but I am a creature of habit and tend to stick to the same one because it looks good and I trust it. However I was growing tired of always using the same lipstick so I decided it was time for a change. This resulted in a couple of different trips to Boots, a long time painstakingly deciding which brand and shade to get, then regretting I said I was going to mix it up because I couldn’t choose which one I wanted.
Eventually I went with the Sleek Matte Me in the shade ‘Birthday Suit’ and the Sleek Matte Me Metallic in the shade ‘Roman Copper’. I have never had a Metallic lip colour before but when I tried it on my hand in the store it was just so pretty I had to get it to see what it looked like on. The ‘Birthday Suit’ shade is like dark dusky pink and more of a colour I would typically choose.The ‘Matte Me’ lipstick costs £4.99 from Boots and comes in 15 different shades. The ‘Matte Me Metallic’ also cost £4.99 from Boots and comes in 3 different shades.
So far I have worn the ‘Birthday Suit’ shade quite a few times and I have been really liking it. It is more pink than the shade I usually wear, which is a nude/pink shade and I’m liking the change. It doesn’t feel to drying when it’s on which can sometimes happen with Matte Lipsticks, although my lips did feel a bit sticky after a couple of hours, but I had been eating and drinking so that probably contributed. I don’t think there was much transfer though because I was drinking a chai latte and not that much was left on the cup which happens quite a lot with my usual lipstick. The application was smooth and it was evenly applied with one coat. I thought the pigment of the colour was really good, it is very vibrant and you don’t need to coat it on to be able to see it on your lips.
The metallic shade is quite daring for me and I’m not going to lie I haven’t actually worn it outside the house yet, mostly because I’m a bit scared. I do think it would be great for a night out, so maybe next time I have a night out planned I might give it a try. The ‘Roman Copper’ is such a pretty colour, it has a beautiful shimmer and shine. I have worn it in the house to get used to a shade which is completely new to me and something I would never usually wear. But since I’ve tried it in the house I think it’s growing on me, and I am starting to like it. As with the ‘Matte Me’ you only need to use one coat to get enough coverage. I did find it a little sticky but there was only a little transfer to things like straws which is good.
Overall I think I prefer the ‘Matte Me’ because it is a lip colour that you can wear on a daily basis and I personally would get more use out of the Matte colours as opposed to the Metallic shades. If I was to buy another I would try ‘Shabby Chic’ or ‘Bittersweet’ which are just Matte shades.
Let me know if you have tried these lipstick and what you thought in the comments below or over on twitter. What shades should I try next? Check out the post I wrote on the Sleek Highlighting Palette here.