bare minimum, barely there

Sleek Makeup are set to launch another, yes another, new collection and this range is all about the nudes and au naturel beauty. With their signature eyeshadow palette offering a selection of shades from your earthy browns and tans to your pearly oyster and champagne shimmers, it is perfect for those wishing to achieve a natural, subtle eye look. 
The accompanying blush in Suede is ok, nothing really to rave about but offers a nice, matte flush of dirtied peachy-brown which I think would be best for contouring the cheeks.
However, being a quite a lover of a nude lip, it was no surprise that I was most excited by their new pout polish in Bare Minimum (£4.29). Just like all their preceding pout polishes, it smells lovely, fruity and sweet, and is ultra conditioning enriched with Jojoba, Avocado and Sweet Almond Oil. It also has SPF 15 which is always a bonus. In the tin this product looks really promising, but unfortunately Bare Minimum pout polish would be more aptly named Barely There as the pigmentation is quite disappointing. It really is more of a clear lipgloss and you need to apply a lot to achieve any sort of colour pay-off on your lips. Its sheerness is a shame considering the amazing pigmented colours I have previously experienced with Sleek’s pout polishes.

Bar the lack of pigmentation, this pout polish is good for conditioning and offers a gorgeous sheen to the lips. For me it is too bland to wear alone but worn over another lipstick (for example MAC’s Fleshpot as above) it does work really well. 
If you are after a very sheer, barely there lipgloss to just give you a subtle sheen then this product is for you, but if you were hoping for a rich, glossy, nude finish, think Creme d’nude, you will be duly disappointed.

This collection is a permanent addition to Sleek Makeup’s range and is available online and from Superdrug stores from 31st August 2011.
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  1. 25th August 2011 / 11:04 pm

    this shade is so pretty! looks lovely with your skintone 🙂 xo

  2. 25th August 2011 / 11:23 pm

    Think I will have to get this! It looks like it has really moisturising ingredients 🙂 xxx

  3. 26th August 2011 / 12:42 am

    hmm, its making me curious.
    the pout polish might be more pigmented on a darker skin tone.. :/

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  4. 26th August 2011 / 3:34 am

    Love this shade, so lovely x

  5. 26th August 2011 / 6:52 am

    i really love the shade

  6. 26th August 2011 / 9:52 am

    I do like it.
    I love colourful lip products just not on me. So this is really what I'm into.

  7. 26th August 2011 / 11:23 am

    I bought this from my local Superdrug 2 weeks ago, so I'm surprised to hear it's not (supposed to be) launched until the 31st! I agree in that's it not very pigmented – I find it helps tone down MAC's Viva Glam Gaga lipstick nicely though 🙂 x

  8. 26th August 2011 / 1:04 pm

    I have this and I love it! XOXO

  9. 26th August 2011 / 1:20 pm

    This is a really pretty colour, i think it may be a little light for me but i am still tempted to try it !

  10. 26th August 2011 / 4:52 pm

    loving the coloured pout polishes, this one would make a nice change from highly pigmented lips, but i think i agree with u, worn over the top of another lippie is probably whats best for this beauty! i have just recently purchased some sleek pout paints and played about to see what colours i could create! loving sleek at the moment!

  11. 26th August 2011 / 6:00 pm

    I've heard some negative things about the new additions… I will have to try them out for myself I think!

  12. 26th August 2011 / 8:10 pm

    i don't like too much nude as it makes me dead but the colour looks amazing!

  13. 27th August 2011 / 10:57 am

    Really pretty colour hun and suits you lots! xxx

  14. 27th August 2011 / 4:22 pm

    I love this! I want to try sleek products so badly!! 🙂