Continuing on with today’s theme of very-pigmented-liquid-lipsticks-in-squeeze-tubes, I bring you Sleek Pout Paints! Sleek’s Pout Paints are almost identical to OCC’s lip tars.
Since OCC’s repackaging, they have almost identical packaging. They are both intensely pigmented liquid lipsticks that must be applied in very small with a lip brush; both are great for mixing. Both are matte and very long lasting.
There are a few differences. The OCC Lip Tars are a bit thinner; Sleek Pout Paints are just slightly thicker and, in my opinion, this makes them a little easier to work with. OCC Lip Tars are peppermint-scented, while Sleek’s Pout Paints are unscented. Pout Paints come in eleven shades; Lip Tars come in an amazing 40 shades. Pout Paints are $6.49; Lip Tars are $16.
Personally, I prefer the Pout Paint’s texture; between that and the price point, if there is a Pout Paint shade available, I will go with that; but, since OCC has a huge shade range, I also own several Lip Tars.
Here are the swatches of the seven Pout Paints I own. Again, my camera freaked out over the brightness and couldn’t focus without the flash:
No lip swatches for now, but please let me know if you’d like to see some!
I have to confess: I’ve actually been neglecting both my Lip Tars and Pout Paints of late; it seems like an extra step, but in playing with them for the posts today, I remembered just how easy they really are. The extra 30 seconds they take to apply is easily made up for by the fact that reapplication is not needed. I will be using them more in the next few days / weeks / months!