Lip paints are becoming quite popular as it has an advantage of easily mixing any colour combinations to create any colour that you desire. Obviously most people wouldn't wear colours such as white or blue alone, but they are good for changing the tone & brightness so you can basically have whatever you want!
|L-R: Pinkini, Peachy Keen, Cloud 9, Peek-a-bloo|
Packing: "Sleek" clear tubes with black lids and a tiny opening for product control.
Texture: Very oily, as you can see with the white & blue that if they have not been shaken thoroughly first the oil sits on top. They glide on the lips when applied and then sort of set so they don't slip around, depending on how much is applied. Not sticky unlike lip gloss.
Finish: Glossy, high shine.
Pigmentation: Very opaque although I've found the lighter shades need to be slowly built up, and can become patchy if too much is applied without blending.
Application: Apply with a lip brush for precision or fingers and to make sure to pat in so it wont slide off. As mentioned, always shake very well first. Only a tiny drop is needed, and when mixing I would start with the base colour & add the mixture in so it is easier to control.
Longevity: Lasts through light eating & drinking. If you don't touch it, it could last all day. I would say it probably lasts about 4 hours at it's best.
Colour range: 11 different shades including mixture shades. Not actually that many shades on their own but a lot of different combos can be made.
Price: $6.49 on the Sleek online website, with affordable shipping depending on how much you buy.
Pros of Sleek Pout Paints
Able to mix colours to create different effects
Non sticky, high glossy look
Colours ranging from neutral to bright to dark.
Need to use a lip brush to apply, can use fingers but is messy
Need to be shaken well each time otherwise oil will ruin mixing
|The same two colours mixed on my hand.|
And now, because Pinkini is the only colour that I have similar lip products in, I've made a few swatches.
|L-R: Sleek Pinkini, Milani Rosehip, Nyx Addis Ababa, BYS Flirty Fuchsia|
Overall I'd recommend the Sleek Pout Paints to get you started with this type of product... I'd love to branch out with the OCC Lip Tars as they have a much wider colour range and try mixing them together! What do you think?
Thank you for reading, I hope this post is helpful!