17 August 2013

{ Review + Swatches } First Impression of SLEEK's True Colour Lipstick in "Smother"

I've been on the hunt to find the perfect deep berry coloured lipstick after everyone's obsession with MAC's Rebel. I was browsing through Sleek's website a couple of weeks ago when their lipstick "Smother" caught my eye.

"Smother" is one of Sleek's True Colour Lipsticks and retails online for $6.49! It looks very intimidating and dark and vampy in the tube but on the lips it doesn't appear as dark and you're able to see the berry colour show through.

Now, I don't personally own MAC's Rebel but from looking at the comparison swatches online, I think they look really similar. "Smother" is a bold deep berry shade with a sheen finish. It is a beautiful statement lip ideal for the winter months. It's creamy, smooth and pigmented when applied on the lips but I found that it didn't wear very well after a few hours. After a meal, the colour appeared rather patchy and felt dry on the lips. When I went back to re-apply the lipstick, the patchiness was accentuated which was NOT a good look!

I'd recommend making sure your lips are thoroughly moisturised before applying the lipstick and ensuring any dry flakes are removed. I think that lining and filling your lips with a lip liner would definitely help the longevity of the lipstick too.

Lip swatch:

  • Inexpensive
  • Pigmented
  • Great colour selection available
  • Packaging is simple and compact
  • Smooth and easy to apply

  • Lip colour was left quite patchy after a few hours/after eating
  • Rather drying after a few hours
  • Doesn't re-apply very well

I definitely think I should give this lippy another try just because the colour is just too beautiful to waste. Will let you know of any updates!

xo Laura

* Disclaimer: This is a non-sponsored post and I am in no way affiliated with Sleek Makeup. The product mentioned was purchased with my own money and as always my reviews are 100% my honest opinion. *


  1. Love vampy lips, looks great on you hun!



  2. I LOVE the color, definitely think it's worth those cons!

    1. hahaah yeh i love the colour too! i'm still trying to work around the cons~~

  3. what a lovely vampy color on you! you're totally fall ready

    A Beautiful Zen

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  6. That's such a shame its a gorgeous color on you! Love vampy shades

    à la foliee

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  8. This is a beautiful lip colour! Too bad it doesn't stay on very well :( I'd still like to try this lipstick out though..thanks for the review!

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  10. You look great with a berry lip - I have to give it a go some time ;)

    steph / absolutely-fuzzy.com

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