Name: Pout Paint
Brand: Sleek Makeup
From Sleek Makeup’s website:
The intensely saturated formula provides outstanding colour pay-off in just one tiny speck, and dries to a long lasting satiny finish. With a wide variety of Pout Paints to choose from you can mix up your very own unique shade using a combination of colours, or simply go for one stand out striking pop of colour. To create your own personal shade, experiment by adding a touch of Peek-a-bloo, a unique blue tone to add depth and warmth to any lip colour. Or mix in a hint of Cloud 9, a pure white to lighten the load.
What I liked:
- available in lots of shades that can be used alone or mixed to create new colors
- very pigmented
- pretty satin finish
- doesn’t dry lips, not-sticky
- the packaging
- the price
What I didn’t like:
- application can be messy, needs to be applied with a brush
Sleek Makeup Pout Paints are cute little tubes that contain pure and intense lip pigments that combine the shine of a gloss with the opaque coverage of a lipstick. They are available in 11 shades that can be used alone or mixed to create your own. When I first saw them they reminded me of the OCC Lip Tars but with a cheaper price tag and I was really curious to see how they would compare. Are you curious too? Then, let’s start by seeing which shades I got:
Mauve Over is a beautiful purple fuchsia shade. It looks very purple and hard to wear in the tube, but it shows more pink when applied on the lips. Pin Up is a vivid and bright red. Cloud 9 is an intense white shade, while Peek-A-Bloo is a bright blue color. These two aren’t meant to be worn alone, obviously (although you could if you wanted to), but to be used to create new shades. If you want to make a shade lighter, mix it with Cloud 9. If you want to darken it, blend it with Peek-A-Bloo instead. Peek-A-Bloo makes shades really deep and dark so use it sparingly. If you don’t wear this kind of shades often though, you may wanna skip it and opt for Cloud 9 only instead.
The Pout Paints are HIGHLY pigmented and just the tiniest little bit is enough to achieve an intense and opaque coverage. They have a nice and thick consistency which I love cos it makes them easier to apply compared to the OCC Lip Tars, whose texture is very runny. The Pout Paints, because of their amazing color payoff, can be a bit messy to apply too, though. Sleek Makeup says you can use your fingers to apply them but that won’t give you precise results and will only stain your fingers (for the same reason, use a spatula or brush to mix them).
You definitely need to apply them with a brush, and to take your time, to get a precise application. In addition, make sure you don’t use too much product or you will experience some bleeding. You may want to apply a layer of lip balm underneath because, even though the texture of the Pout Paints is not drying, it is not moisturizing either. And those that hate sticky lip products will be apply to know that these aren’t sticky at all.
The Pout Paints are also very longlasting. Once they’re on, they’re on. They last hours on end on my lips and are still there, although a bit faded, after I’ve had a proper meal so it’s not necessary to reapply them throughout the day. They’re not transfer-resistant though so be careful as they might leave a stain behind. I also suggest you use a good oil-based makeup remover when it’s time to take them off.
These are definitely comparable to the OCC Lip Tars and, imo, even better. They both provide the same insanely pigmented coverage but the Pout Paints have a less runny texture, which makes application easier, are cheaper, and those of you who can’t stand the Peppermint Oil in the Lip Tars will be happy to know the Pout Paints don’t contain it.
Available at: Sleekmakeup.com
Sleek Makeup Pout Paints are pure lip pigments that provide a very high color payoff and a satin finish and can be used alone or mixed to create your own shades. Because of how pigmented they are, you need to be careful with application. Use a brush, take your time and just a tiny amount of product to get a precise application and avoid bleeding. The texture is not sticky and not-drying but not moisturizing either. They last a very long time on the lips and are cheap. However, they can stain.