I like red lipsticks and I cannot lie and er I especially like them matte. Anyway, Sleek MakeUP True Colour Matte Lipstick in Stiletto certainly fits this. It’s a reasonably creamy matte thanks to it containing Vitamin E. It still drags a bit but who cares? It’s a beautiful red with raspberry pink undertones that gives it a lovely ‘vintage’ feel. I don’t find it too drying on the lips but I am used to wearing mattes and not everyone loves the feeling.
It wears really well. It shouldn’t budge with tea, coffee, gin etc and there’s also little transfer. If you put a little bit of lip balm over this when it starts to fade it turns it into a nice understated pink/red.
So again I’m loving Sleek’s products. I’m not being paid to say so btw! The products I’ve tried namely: True Colour lipsticks, concealer kit and blushes have all been really high qiality products for a very reasonable price. If you’re on a budget but still want good solid products I highly recommend giving Sleek a go. I haven’t been disappointed yet.
A Mini Comparison with MAC Ruby Woo
Sleek’s Stiletto in some ways remind me of MAC’s Ruby Woo (seen in the photo above). The finish and texture are similar, both give full matte, pigmented colour. MAC’s is more pigmented though but Sleek’s is easier to apply, MAC’s mattes are notoriously pulling on the lips and Ruby Woo especially so. To remedy this though apply some lip balm a wee while before application then just before putting lipstick on completely remove any traces of lip balm. This makes application much easier. The colour’s aren’t quite the same either. Sleek Stiletto veers towards a raspberry pink-red while Ruby Woo stays a true-blue red. And of course there’s the price: Sleek is £4.99 and MAC is £14. I wonder if Sleek’s Russian Roulette is more of a dupe, has anyone tried it? *adds to list*