At £10 a small tube, even when you apparently need a tiny little droplet to cover your own lip, there was no way I was going to indulge in the OCC (Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics) lip tars, probably the most talked about lip pigments to date. But when Sleek Makeup decided to release their version of lip tars at half the price, £4.99, I thought it might be the time to try some.
'The best of lipgloss, lipstick and a little bit extra'I say:
'Be a shade braver and have fun mixing pout paint to achieve your own unique shade.
Pout pain releases the makeup artist in you and is available in 11 shades.
'No more irritating tackiness or having to worry about coverage wearing off, just bags of colours and long-staying power.
Umm, there goes my ‘I am only going to spend a fiver in this’ out of the window since the ultimate purpose of the pout paint is buy a few shades, let your creativity run wild and create your own shades.
There are 11 shades on offer and these were officially released in selected Superdrug Stores today:
First Impressions: a huge massive disappointment not to see a black pout paint in there. What a crying shame. Since the pout paint is hailed as being long lasting, I was hoping to wear one of them for Halloween, perhaps some sort of vampirish lip with black in the outer corners or just full black, and forget about it and party the night away.
I came home with 3 shades:
This is the moment where I confess not having a lip brush. So I used a eyeliner brush to apply my first Pout Paint, which was milkshake. As as result, my application was very uneven. I doubt nobody, apart from Nicky Minaj would want to wear this on its own.
Magda in ‘Something about Mary’ called and said she wants her lipstick back…
Next, is a shade I had my mind set on trying from the very beginning. This is Rosetta:
and last but not least, the bright and majestuous Pinkini
My thoughts: I’ve got so many things I want to say about them. First things first, there is absolutely no way I would wear MILKSHAKE on its own, not even for fancy dress. I would not even consider bribery. ROSETTE and PINKINI by contrast are absolutely gorgeous and I feel that paired with a neutral eye makeup, they just add such a pop of colour to your complexion.
Application was, as to be expected, very laborious with a small eyeliner brush but I am reasonably happy about how it went, after a disastrous first go with MILKSHAKE. I can’t stress enough how little you need to cover a whole lip: a minuscule dot is all you need. Put too much and you’ll be left with a unpleasant wet feeling, as if you’re going to smear the whole room just by talking.
By the time, I applied ROSETTE and PINKINI, I felt so much more in control and applying less product made a massive difference. Non lipstick lovers will absolutely love this: As I was so desperately hoping, these sleek pout paint definitely deliver a great punch of colour without the stickiness of a lipstick. I am absolutely over the moon about that! This is precisely what I wanted from the Pout Paints.
I was afraid they would bleed and I am happy to report, that I didn’t experience any bleeding at all although I’m pretty sure some bleeding would have occurred after wearing Milshake for a while, as I definitely applied too much.
I wanted to test the bleeding and lasting power of Pinkini. I decided to venture out of my house (it was after 10pm) to Tesco and let me tell you that was a first for me. Apart from Halloween, I had never left the house with such a lurid shade of lipstick on my lips. What gave me confidence was the fact that it felt like I was wearing absolutely nothing: it felt liberating. I can’t promise you I will be wearing this, during the day as it takes some confidence to wear something so bright, when you don’t usually wear much colour on your lips.
A whole Cheese and Pickle sandwich later, this is what was left of Pinkini. It definitely took some battering but I am pretty impressed on how much colour I have been left with.
I am absolutely over the moon with the Pout Paints. The non-sticky lightweight feel of them is very liberating. What a shame they didn’t have it in black…
What: Sleek Pout Paint
How much: £4.99
Where: Selected Superdrug stores and on Sleek Makeup Website