Review: Sleek True Colour Lipsticks

Disclaimer: Items provided for review. 

My two favorites lipstick brands are MUA and Sleek as you’ve seen from me constantly pulling them out to use in my tutorials, Mulberry being the most used of all of them. About a week ago Sleek sent me these three shades so I was pretty excited to see how they held up.

“Get high impact lips with our vitamin E enriched lipstick in a selection of matte and sheen finishes”

I was sent three of the new additions to the True Colour range to try out. Tangerine Scream, Russian Roulette and Loved Up.

For all you lovers of matte lipstick there is Russian Roulette (the dark red). Like most matte lipsticks I’ve tried this one can be a bit thick and dry when applying. While Loved Up and Tangerine Scream are sheen lip glosses and extremely creamy,  Russian Roulette has a thicker and drier consistency.


  • £4.99
  • Matte and sheen finishes 
  • Cruelty-free
  • 3.5g
  • Contains Vitamin E
  • Lasts 4-6 hours if you’re not eating/drinking
Unlike the other two where one swipe covers everything,  Russian Roulette you have to swipe a few times to get perfect coverage because of the dryer consistency. It’s still extremely pigmented, (not to mention a gorgeous shade of deep red!) but you will have to work with it a bit more.
Once it’s on your lips though I didn’t really find it drying, I assume that was the vitamin e kicking in there. Cheers sleek! I HATE it when lipstick dries my lips out.

I don’t really have much to say about these lipsticks other than they’re a lovely new addition to the 20 shades Sleek Makeup already had in the True Colour range. The Orange colour I probably won’t be using any time soon as against my skin tone it makes me jaundiced but I might start trying to mix it with a few other lipsticks to get a new shade?…..hummm;)

You can get the lipsticks in store or online. 

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  1. Vivian says

    Beautiful lipsticks! I actually bought Mulberry after watching your tutorials, it’s a beautiful dark colour. I also own Vixen and Baby Doll. I’m really interested in their new shades, particularly the purples. I was wondering if you owned any of those? I think I’m going to get myself a Sleek haul after the newest palette releases in a few days.

  2. Witchyboy says

    Thanks for the review!
    I love orange lipsticks, but I hate reapplying them because I’m just so lazy :(

    Could you tell me how durable the Tangerine Scream is?

    Thank you! ^_^

  3. says

    I do quite like Sleek lipsticks but in order to get one in the states from their website, I have to pay a whopping $10 shipping for it. And no, this hasn’t always been the case, they raised the rate some time ago. >_<

    • Klaire says

      And like a pro I totally forgot to mention that in the review *shakes head at myself*. If you’re not eating/drinking anything it lasts about 4-6 hours. I think the longest it’s lasted on me was 7 hours before I had to touch it up :)

  4. Cristina says

    I bought the Sleek lipstick in Cherry after watching your tutorials and I’m dying to get Mulberry as well, but the online shops that sell Sleek products in my country don’t have it. Luckily, my sister will go to UK in April, so I’m gonna give her a list of products to buy.
    After seeing your review, I’m tempted to buy Russian Roulette and Tangerine Scream.
    What other Sleek lipsticks do you have? OMG, Vixen an Papaya Punch are on my list. Have you tried them?

    • Klaire says

      I have all the one’s you mentioned but I can’t remember the colours off the top of my head. What I’ll try and do soon is a review/swatch fest of all the Sleek lip sticks I have so you can see all the colours :)

  5. says

    Hi Klaire,

    These look amazing and they’re so cheap! I can’t find them anywhere in Belgium though… Are they sticky at all? Thanks for the review!