Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Sleek Berry Collection: Cranberry Lipstick Review.

What they say: “Sleek MakeUP’s gift to you this party season is the limited edition Berry collection! Get berrylicious this Christmas with this three piece collection featuring rich, sultry berry tones. Add a flush of warmth to your cheeks with Fenberry blush, for the perfect wash of crimson rose. Flattering festive eyes will be yours with Kohl Pencil in Mossberry, a deep burgundy chunky liner that is easily smudged for a cloud of berry-hued smokiness around the eye. Finally finish the look with True Colour lipstick in Cranberry, a matte mulled wine toned shade that will add a kick of spiciness to your party look!”

Texture: The texture of this lipstick isn’t too dissimilar to the texture of the MAC Matte lipsticks. It is quite drying so I recommend applying a light lip balm before wearing, without lip balm fine lines will also be accentuated. The matte formula makes the lasting power phenomenal, only light touch-ups are needed after eating or drinking. I don’t find this uncomfortable to wear at all.

Colour:  I love the colour of this; it’s a perfect pink-based dark red. I think it would suit a lot of skin tones from pale to dark. I have quite pale skin but it doesn’t drain any colour away from me, in fact it livens up my complexion well. I personally think this one is quite easy to pull off, far easier than the dark purples that are around at the moment.

Packaging: This comes in the standard Sleek packaging which apparently is similar to NARS. As this is part of a limited collection the writing on the lipstick is red foil instead of the normal patent black. I think it looks way more expensive than it is!

Price & Availability: The whole collection cost me £9.99 from Superdrug - quite a bargain considering you get a kohl pencil and a blush too (reviews to come). I really hope they make the lipstick permanent!

I’d like to give this a 7/10 – I don’t want to get too attached because I won’t be able to replace it. Check out my review of the Fenberry Blush and the Mossberry Kohl Pencil from this collection!


  1. I've seen so many great reviews & swatches of this little collection. The colours look gorgeous; I'd quite like to pick this up. :)

  2. Soo nice.
    But for me are the colours to dark.