The Sleek Distorted Dreams collection will bring all holographic unicorn fans flying through the universe to their local Superdrug on May 31st. The collection consists of three Metallic Matte Lip colours and a highlighter palette. The palette is definitely the star of the show. I’ve been playing with them for about a week with interesting results.
Metallic Matte Lipsticks
Three shades are availability. Rusted Rose (1042) has a warm pinky red tone, Volcanic (1043) has a warm berry tone and Roman Copper (1044) is a warm bronze tone. There appears to be little difference shade wise between Roman Copper and Volcanic. On the lips however Roman Copper pulls more gold. Rusted Rose is my favourite shade.
The texture is somewhere between a mousse and a liquid eyeshadow. It is very smooth on the lips. The doe foot applicator applies colour evenly. there are no lumpy shimmer or glitter particles in the product. On my pigmented lips the colour pay off is not great. Metallic lips are definitely a ‘trend’ and not a lip staple. I like my lip colours to have opacity for full on metal effect. For me this is definitely a product to wear over a liquid lipstick or my personal preference would be to wear it over a lip liner to really showcase the metallic effect.
I can’t wear Roman Copper without a lip colour underneath. I have used it to transform some decidedly dodgy lip colours into something wearable and to highlight the inner part of the lips for more volume. My favourite shade is Rusted Rose which has the most colour payoff. I wear it over vampy purple and berry tones and it takes me back to my clubbing hey day. I would suggest swatching the colours in store to see what is going to work with your existing lip colour wardrobe. Fortunately they are not super drying or tight on the lips so they are very wearable.
Distorted Dreams Palette
This palette consists of five highlighter shades. Two powder shades (gold and pink). Three cream shades (peach blue green). There are lots of palettes on the market that have highlighters in shades that fall outside of silver gold bronze rose gold and peach tones. Green, blue and purple highlighters are stunning in editorial features and on Instagram. They really don’t work in my office environment or when I go to the supermarket!
There is something for all skin tones in this palette which is great. However, I don’t think that you will wear all five shades equally. If you have texture on the skin some of these shades will be difficult to wear. The cream shades all have chunky glitter in them. It does not feel uncomfortable on the skin but I much prefer either a completely melted wet look or fine particles.
The two powder shades are pretty and on my deep skin quite wearable. The gold tone is definitely a highlight and it is in your face. The other powder shade is a cool toned pink. I have worn it as both a blush and a blush topper and I have really been enjoying it. I’ve used the purple shade as a blush base for other shades. The colours can be used on the eyes lips and cheeks. The blue and green shades make great lipstick toppers. The blue over a purple lip is really pretty. The green creates an oil on water effect.
Sleek do trend well. Distorted Dreams picks up on everything that we have seen on social media over the past few months. If you like to experiment with your makeup look this palette is perfect for you. If you are all about the nude lip and a neutral eye, Sleek have other products that are more up your street.
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