Why I love Sleek Pout Paints: Review & Swatches

Taking a brief break from the eyeshadow swatches, I’m going to talk about one of my very favorite products – Sleek Pout Paints. One sign of my love is that despite the fact that they are not available in the United States, I still own seven of them.

Here are some of the reasons I love them

  • They last for-freaking-ever on my lips – longer than anything else I’ve tried
  • Despite being long-lasting, they don’t dry my lips out at all
  • They are a very good value – you need so little, that one tube will last forever
  • It’s fun to mix them and create new colors

Are there any potential downsides? Always – no product is perfect.

  • Limited availability in the US – need to order online
  • You need to carry a lip-brush with you if you want to touch up

    The downsides don’t bother me though – I don’t mind ordering online, and while I don’t like paying shipping charges, it’s worth it when I’m buying several items at once. And, I bought a retractable lip-brush to carry with me, and some little pots to carry my mixed colors in.

    Here are some swatches of the colors I have – I’ve also included a swatch of my favorite color I’ve made – a deep red created by mixing Pin Up (true red) and Peek-a-Bloo (true blue). I had trouble capturing the brightness of Pinkini on camera –  it’s really, really bright pink.

    From left to right; my mixed color, Pin Up, Pinkini, Mauve Over, Lava, Minx, Cloud 9, Peek-a-Bloo

    Are you wondering how Sleek Pout Paints compare to OCC Lip Tars?
    OCC lip tars in Tarred, Grandma
    OCC lip tars are both more expensive and more easily available in the US than Sleek Pout Paints. The Lip Tars have a much thinner consistency, which I find makes them harder to apply. They also have a strong peppermint scent; some will like this, and some will dislike it (personally, I dislike it).  They have a wider color range, and have a black (yay!). The lip tars also last very well. Due to the consistency and peppermint, however, I have a strong preference for the Pout Paints. 
    Have you tried the Sleek Pout Paints? Do you like them?

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