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sleek cranberry l/s

sleek cranberry l/s

sleek cranberry l/s

Sleek Makeup lipstick in Cranberry, part of The Berry Collection*

This gift set was released over Christmas as a party season essential, containing an eye kohl, blusher and lipstick, all deeply enriched with sultry berry tones. Unsurprisingly, the lipstick was the only item that really appealed to me, despite its lacklustre appearance in the tube.  It is a stunning colour; intense with a matte finish. Cranberry lipstick is a spicy reddy-brown shade, not too dissimilar from that mug of mulled wine you may have enjoyed over the festive time. The only disappointment with this lipstick is that it is incredibly drying; I don’t suffer from dry lips but it even managed to make my lips look and feel a little scaly. This is such a shame as my lipstick collection is crying out for a beautiful burgundy lipstick like this.

sleek cranberry l/s

sleek cranberry l/s

The Berry Collection is currently still available from Sleek Makeup and is only £10.
Are you going very berry for this lipstick?

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  1. 23rd January 2012 / 9:40 pm

    GORGEOUS red!!!! I love Sleek xxxx

  2. 23rd January 2012 / 9:42 pm

    Lovely colour on you..but I notice you don't apply the colour over your entire bottom lip…why is that? πŸ˜‰ x

  3. 23rd January 2012 / 9:42 pm

    I love that colour.. Perfect Berry Shade.. Going to have to add another lipstick to my collection I think x

  4. 23rd January 2012 / 9:43 pm

    Great minds! I've got a post scheduled to go up tomorrow about MAC's Hang Up which is very similar! Looks lovely on you πŸ™‚ xx

  5. 23rd January 2012 / 9:44 pm

    Beautiful colour – I feel like it could be quite 1920s but that may just be my romanticised view!

  6. 23rd January 2012 / 9:52 pm

    Been looking for a shade exactly like this! So glad you posted about it, it's stunning x

  7. 23rd January 2012 / 9:52 pm

    Looks stunning on you! xx

  8. 23rd January 2012 / 9:52 pm

    love the shade! will definatly be going to the sleek counter to have a look πŸ™‚ x

  9. 23rd January 2012 / 9:57 pm

    I love the colour of this but I don't fancy the other two products that come with it! Shame it's drying though πŸ™ x

  10. 23rd January 2012 / 10:05 pm

    Gorgeous shade. The drying aspect is unfortunate.

  11. 23rd January 2012 / 10:08 pm

    I got this for Christmas too and I absolutely love it. I usually apply a berry coloured gloss over the top, and I haven't found it to be drying with that combination.

    I also love the blush from that collection! I adore berry colours πŸ™‚

  12. 23rd January 2012 / 10:09 pm

    Wow, you look like a Hollywood siren! I LOVE berry lip colours in winter. Can't get enough of it :).


  13. 23rd January 2012 / 10:10 pm

    My friend bought me this for Christmas and its so beautiful but I'm a little nervous about how it looks on me. Not sure it suits me. I should really give it another try though! It looks great on you, shame about it being so drying x

  14. 23rd January 2012 / 10:11 pm

    I really need a good burgundy lippie, but I'll prob have to give this a miss: I already have pretty dry lips πŸ™ Suits you down to the ground though!!!

  15. 23rd January 2012 / 10:14 pm

    Wow, this shade is stunning!

  16. 23rd January 2012 / 10:16 pm

    such a gorgeous colour and it looks great on you, do you know if mac a colour similar to this? x

  17. 23rd January 2012 / 10:21 pm

    beautiful colour! looks lovely on you xx

  18. 23rd January 2012 / 10:31 pm

    Really doesn't look that good in the tube but it's STUNNING when it's on!
    Love it!

  19. 23rd January 2012 / 10:36 pm

    Its gorgeous! I have a similar colour from Revlon-black cherry which I looove x

  20. 23rd January 2012 / 10:39 pm

    I bought the same set, I really like the lipstick and am warming to the blush, but still have no idea how to use a berry toned kohl pencil.
    Kirstie x

  21. 23rd January 2012 / 10:50 pm

    This looks gorgeous, wish I was brave enough to wear it! Haha


  22. 23rd January 2012 / 10:51 pm

    I love these dark shades at the moment! I was out with my boyfriend and put on Barry M black lipstick for a laugh, then we both realised it actually looked pretty hot! xo

  23. 23rd January 2012 / 11:15 pm

    wow – you pull this off so well! looks absolutely stunning πŸ™‚

  24. 23rd January 2012 / 11:33 pm

    That color looks absolutely stunning! I would definitely pair this with mascara on days where I don't want to wear too much makeup!

  25. 24th January 2012 / 12:17 am

    Gorgeous Colour on you
    Peg x

  26. 24th January 2012 / 1:03 am

    This is great colour πŸ™‚ Reminds me of vampires πŸ™‚ x

  27. 24th January 2012 / 1:58 am

    It looks great with your skin and face. It is a very pretty colour.

  28. 24th January 2012 / 7:18 am

    give it to meeee!


  29. 24th January 2012 / 10:28 am

    Our superdrug hasnt got Sllek, but i so want to try this colour, its stunning x

  30. 24th January 2012 / 11:16 am

    gorge colour x

  31. 24th January 2012 / 11:35 am

    this is such a nice shade!!! x

  32. 24th January 2012 / 12:34 pm

    thank you for all your comments girls, I really appreciate you taking the time to read and leave me a comment. In answer to a few of your questions,

    @clay – yes, it too reminded me of Eva Green in Casino Royale. πŸ™‚

    @kellie – i think it would really suit paler skin, more so than it suits mine in all honesty. Give it a go!

    @kirstieStuart – i agree, the eye kohl has laid redundant since I got the set!

    @kirsty F – i don't tend to use lipliner as much as i should when applying brighter shades, but i do always use a lip brush.

    @frankie – a similar mac colour could be 'dark side' – a deep burgundy.

    @princesselfy – great minds indeed! looking forward to reading your post πŸ™‚

    @vodkaandroses – Hi. I think this just demonstrates how drying and tricky it was to apply. It has obviously gone a bit patchy on my lower lip whilst i was taking the photos.


  33. 24th January 2012 / 1:45 pm

    I've wanted something like this colour for a while. This berry colour is lovely and suits you <3

  34. 24th January 2012 / 2:09 pm

    This colour is beautiful.. I'm dying to try a dark almost gothic type red and this one is perfect! *adds to wishlist*

    The Deer Head


  35. 24th January 2012 / 2:11 pm

    Thats a gorgeous shade, really rich! I dont think I am daring enough to go for this kind of colouring yet, but watch this space!

  36. 24th January 2012 / 6:32 pm

    It looks gorgeous on your skin tone would doubt mine though!

  37. 24th January 2012 / 8:22 pm

    wow! you really can pull of an array of lipstick colours! this is such a beaut! you need to help me pop my bright lipstick virginity at zomg! xxxxx

  38. 25th January 2012 / 8:29 pm

    Omg I must have this. I've been looking for a colour like for aggeess!

  39. 26th January 2012 / 12:01 am

    This shade looks gorgeous on you. I wish Sleek was sold here in the US. I only order when I have a few items on my wishlist, bc the shipping kills.

    PS- Just found your blog! Love it πŸ™‚ Please check out mine if you get the chance. Have a lovely week!


  40. 26th January 2012 / 3:40 am

    ah pretty! the shade is perfect for dark skin tones like myself πŸ™‚

    Check out my blog sometime:

  41. 26th January 2012 / 9:53 pm

    Such a shame about the formula but it looks gorgeous on your lips! X

  42. 27th January 2012 / 1:01 pm

    love this colour, looks gorgeous!! x

  43. 27th January 2012 / 1:20 pm

    Wow, okay, I think this lipstick needs purchased.

  44. 30th January 2012 / 4:50 am

    pretty color but i hate how mattes have that odd drying effect πŸ™ hope that you can find another lippie that shade with more of a moisturizing feel to it if you want