Sleek Matte Me Rioja Red Ultra Smooth Matte Lip Cream Review

Hello all,

Today’s review will be on a liquid lipstick by Sleek Makeup. So, let’s get started!


INR 700
Product Description:
Matte Me is a matte finish liquid lipstick that glides on in one smooth application, with no need for a second coat. Shabby Chic is a muted dark pink perfect when paired with Face Form for on-trend look. The light as air texture provides you with comfortable wear for hours, that doesn’t cake, flake or dry out, ensuring long lasting colour all day.


Sleek Matte Me Rioja Red Ultra Smooth Matte Lip Cream ingredients

My Experience with Sleek Matte Me Rioja Red Ultra Smooth Matte Lip Cream:

Packaging: This one comes in a classy matte black outer packaging. The actual product comes in a transparent rectangular tube. The wand is nice and long with a doe-foot applicator. The applicator makes it very easy to apply the lipstick on the lips. The packaging is convenient and travel friendly.

Sleek Matte Me Rioja Red Ultra Smooth Matte Lip Cream cap


Color/Pigmentation:  “Rioja Red” is a beautiful orangish-red lipstick. It will show up slightly different on different skin tones and lip colors. On me, it shows as slightly more orange than red, but on my hand, it shows more red than orange. The pigmentation is very intense. You only need one or two coats of the product to achieve bright bold lip. When it’s wet, you can layer the lipstick up, but you really don’t need to because there’s so much pigment already.


Texture: I won’t really call it a lip cream because the formula isn’t that creamy. It has more of a gel-type finish. It’s a proper liquid lipstick. It dries quickly and settles to a 100% matte finish. Even on well-moisturised lips, this feels dry on the lips initially, but later, you do get accustomed to the feeling, so it won’t feel that dry.


Staying Power:  It stays on the lips for a very long time. I had a very heavy lunch and it stayed put throughout the lunch and even after I came home, there was enough pigment on my lips. This lipstick needs a proper makeup cleanser/remover to remove it off because it sticks to the lips like glue and doesn’t come off easily unless you use a nice cleanser. It stays up to 6 hours without fading.


Smell:  It has some fragrance to it, but I don’t like it. It has floral and vanilla fragrance but the combination of it doesn’t go well with my nose, but then, it hardly lasts any longer than 5 seconds.


Sleek Matte Me Rioja Red Ultra Smooth Matte Lip Cream red lips

Pros of Sleek Matte Me Rioja Red Ultra Smooth Matte Lip Cream:

  • Nice packaging.
  • Beautiful color.
  • Would suit all skin tones.
  • Extremely pigmented.
  • Good staying power.
  • Dries up quickly.
  • Doesn’t need touch-ups.
  • Can apply a lip balm over it.

Cons of Sleek Matte Me Rioja Red Ultra Smooth Matte Lip Cream:

  • Not so easily available.
  • Initially feels a bit dry.
  • It’s not a lip cream per say as it isn’t as creamy in texture.

IMBB Rating:
Would I Recommend/Repurchase Sleek Matte Me Rioja Red Ultra Smooth Matte Lip Cream?
Yes, I will recommend, but since there are so many liquid lipsticks out there, I would like to try them.

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