HyperSmash Hues N Blues: Sleek Pout Paints: Review

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Thursday, 28 July 2011

Sleek Pout Paints: Review

I managed to find the Sleek Pout Paints in Superdrug on Monday even though they aren't officially released yet! Woohoo! I love to be the first to try new things haha. I initially bought 3 shades I liked to try them out, which were 161 Minx, a peachy nude, 154 Mauve Over, a slightly purple fuchsia, and 159 Port, which is a berry shade.

Sleek describes the Pout Paints as "A highly pigmented lip stain". There are 9 colours in the collection, including black, white and blue, along with the more wearable on their own shades. Like the OCC Lip Tars, which many of you may have heard of, they are designed to be mixed to create your own perfect colours.

As you can see, the applicator has a small nozzle, which can be used to squeeze a tiny bit (and you really do only need the tiniest bit of product!) onto a palette or your hand. I find that the best way is to use a lip brush to apply this product. It is highly pigmented so your application needs to be precise. You may be able to tell from my messy swatches!

Here's what they look like on the lips:


 Mauve Over


In reality Port looks darker to me. Quite a vampy type of colour on me but still very wearable, perfect for Autumn!

These wear extremely well on me, and I don't wear lipstick well. I get at least 4 hours wear, they even stay on through eating and drinking. As they are a stain, they dry down quite matte and can be slightly drying but I don't find them uncomfortable. One of the things I like the most about them is how they wear. A lot of lip stains I really dislike them because they wear off on the outside of my lips but the stain won't come off on the bits near the inside of my mouth and looks really weird! These don't do that at all.

Overall I think the Sleek Pout Paints are fantastic! I cannot compare them to the OCC Lip Tars as I haven't tried them, but these are a great alternative, particularly for a makeup artist's kit. They are also great value at £4.99, and I plan on getting the full set!

Hope you found this review helpful, if you have any questions leave them in the comments!


  1. Aaaaaaagh, these are so beautiful! Mix looks great on you, I can't wait to get my hands on these!

  2. I love Port, I need a color like that in my life!

  3. Argh I love all 3 shades you got. Minx is my kind of everyday nude shade, and I love magenta lips so Mauve Over needs to be mine.

  4. So awesome! Can't wait for Robyn to get her hands on these and then ship them to me, LOL.

  5. Thank you for the wonderful review - I can't wait to get my hands on a few of these! I own a few lip tars so I'll be interested to see how they compare :)

  6. These look awesome!They're like the not horribly expensive version of Lip Tars!

  7. Oh my!
    They truly look amazing!
    Especially Minx!
    So so flattering on your lips!
    Thanks for sharing,
    from a new follower here,

  8. these look so pretty! the packaging seems awesome with that tiny nozzle. way better than the OCC lip tar packaging, if i may say.

  9. Minx looks really gorgeous and very wearable! I'd most probably get this shade if I were to get a Sleek Pout Paint!