Saturday, 31 May 2014

Pucker Up - Sleek Makeup Pout Polish SPF15

I have....been lusting after a stronger lip colour recently....having nude shades all the time DOES get boring after a few years so I've been hoping to brighten up my look! Previously purchased 2 red shades from Revlon and H&M respectively but....after awhile I decided that they were the wrong shade of red for me =(

Luckily, I was a girlfriend's plus1 to The End of Prohibition party thrown by Luxola on Thursday and got a couple of choice Sleek Makeup lip colours in our goodie bags! One of which was the Sleek Makeup Pout Polish in shade 959 The Afterparty~ (Looks similar to Pink Cadillac on the website but I'm not sure.)

Retails at S$14 on Luxola

Having been quite a fan of Sleek Makeup since they came to our shores via Luxola and Carmine Avenue because of their product range and crazy affordable prices, I was like WHOO!!! when a couple of these babies came tumbling out of the pouch~ Will go through the contents of said pouch in the next post =D

Pout Polish is a range of highly pigmented lip polishes that give dramatic colour and a lasting stain whilst conditioning and protecting the lips with a combination of oils (Jojoba, Avocado, Sweet Almond, Wheat Germ and Shea Butter) and SPF15. I was quite intimidated by the colour in the pot initially but the swatches put my mind at ease.

From top down: 3 layers, 2 layers, 1 layer

The small slim pot is simple, stylish and really easy to carry around! You could probably hide it in your bra if you had no pouch or pockets =P It has a slight Play-Doh-ish smell to it but it's not unpleasant really and isn't noticeable unless you sniff at the pot. I didn't notice it at all during application.

I was able to wipe the swatches off with little effort and a tissue but it did stain my fingers as I'd left the polish on while I took photos.

Alrighty then, polish my pout! (Wax on, wax off comes to mind teehee XP)

I applied a little under 2 layers (hope you understand what that means) and got a very nice lightly glossy shade of rose pink!

Isn't it interesting how brighter lip colours always make one feel like pouting?
I like that the gloss is really smooth (almost balmy) and not too in-your-face, making it easy to wear with light day makeup. AND IT ISN'T STICKY! It also left my lips feeling smoother and more moisturized throughout the day. The colour is also easily buildable to a more dramatic shade for nights out on the town~

The gloss factor doesn't hold up as long as I'd like but the stain does a pretty good job which I'm glad of because I'm a total lipstick eater hahaaaa. Had a drink and was in and out of home about 4 hours later with zero touchups and there was still some pink left on my lips~ yay~

So in a nutshell, the Sleek Makeup Pout Polish is
  • from one the best budget beauty brands in my opinion.
  • comes in a stylish and convenient little flat pot.
  • available in a range of colours (6 on Luxola) ranging from nudes to pinks, peaches and reds.
  • has a slight Play Doh-ish smell that's only noticeable if you sniff the pot.
  • buildable colour delivers dramatic pigment as promised, use as little or as much as you want!
  • polish goes on dreamy smooth with no gooey stickiness and leaves lips feeling moisturized and smooth even after wearing off.
  • gloss factor and colour intensity wears off with food and drink so touchups recommended every couple hours to maintain maximum effect; lip tint does hold up for about 4 hours though
  • lip conditioning and protection with Sweet Almond, Avocado, Wheat Germ Oil etc + SPF15
So glad Luxola held this awesome party!

Would I purchase this? YES. Because I LOVE Sleek Makeup! ( ˘ ³˘)❤ Have a good weekend everyone!!

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