The new LE (Limited Edition) Pout Polishes by Sleek are now available in-store. Suitably named Lemon Meringue and Raspberry Souffle, they’re the perfect additions to the existing Pout Polishes which have shade names just as playful.
These tinted lip conditioning balms currently come in four colours – Electro Peach, Pink Cadillac, Chocolate Kiss and Perfect Plum, which are readily available as part of the perm line of products that can be found in selected Superdrug branches nationwide as well as a small selection of afro hair product shops, depending on which area you live in.
If you want a change from lipgloss or lip balm in the traditional from, then these are a cheap alternative for you, especially if you’d still like to add some colour to your, lips. The packaging is robust, coming in a screw lid pot and is convenient enough to pop into a handbag or pocket whilst remaining secure. Yes, dipping your finger into a product can be annoying, so make sure you have a pack of tissues to hand as you’re likely to end up with a coloured fingertip after application.
Be sure to keep these in a cool, dark place as they’ll soften in warm conditions and they’re quite soft to start off with, so bear that in mind. Press your finger too firmly in the pot and you may pick too much product up or annoyingly sink through to the bottom. Neither has happened to me, but I can easily see it happening if pots are left in direct sunlight due to the formula.
I must say, the pigment quality really surprised me – especially in Raspberry Souffle. Despite them being strikingly bright in the pot, I still thought they’d give the lightest of tints – which they do, if you apply them lightly. However, If you want a brighter wash of colour, then they’ll certainly give you just that. I think these could easily pass as glossy lipsticks if you were to pile enough on! 2-3 layers gives good coverage if you want to get a good amount of colour on your lips.
The shades I own keep my lips feeling fully moisturised without drying them out, and seeing as they contain ingredients such as Almond Oil, Shea Butter and extracts of Vitamin C and E, I should think so too! They’re not sticky but do feel a greasy on the lips and are reminiscent of how Vaseline feels when you slick it on. They also have a tendency to stain the lips a little too, but not to the extent where you’ll rub your lips raw with a tissue trying to get it off!
Sleek Pout Polish in Raspberry Souffle
Sleek Pout Polish in Electro Peach (a little more pigmented in reality, than this photo picks up)
Just as I was about to wrap this post up, I remembered I had Pink Cadillac hidden away amongst my collection too, so here’s a swatch of that for your perusal.
Sleek Pout Polish in Pink Cadillac
As a side note, I remembered why I have Pink Cadillac pushed to the back of a drawer – it tastes horrible. Perhaps I have a dodgy pot, but either way this leaves a horrid taste in my mouth and as a result I don’t reach for this. I haven’t read anybody else complain of this, so don’t be put off.
The limited edition (trust me to like the one that’ll be around for the shortest time!) Raspberry Souffle is my favourite and teamed with NYX Goddess of the Night lipgloss in Tea Rose (160) on top, it looks hot like fiyaaaah – so if you own both, try that combination for yourself.
I haven’t tried the other limited edition shade, Lemon Meringue – the bright yellow didn’t appeal to me and I suspect the yellow won’t transfer to the lips anyway, so you may just end up with what looks like yellow vaseline, but is in fact clear once applied to the lips. If you’ve tried that shade, let me know.
Considering the price and what they claim to do, I think these perform quite well worn alone as well as under or over a lipstick of choice too.
Where can I buy them? Sleekmakeup.com
, Superdrug, selected Afro hair & beauty shops
How much are they? £3.99