Lippie Review: Sleek True Colour Candy Cane

Sleek True Color Sheen Candy Cane

It’s a rainy Saturday in Ilocos. Allow me to share one more lipstick review before we go back to regular programming. For girls who like to express themselves through colors, there’s a current clean face + bold lip trend going on. I basically like muted fruity shades, but lately, I discovered that a  bolder lip color brings instant verve to the face. In the photo above, I was wearing it with just BB cream, a light layer of powder and mascara.

Inspired by MAC’s bestselling Impassioned, I picked Sleek Candy Candy in sheen finish which is way cheaper, but still does a good job of delivering an opaque finish with just one swipe. It’s a watermelon pink that looks more coral under warm lights. Love the wearability of this bright. It doesn’t feather nor dry out the lips, but noticed it’s not a good lipstick to wear to eat out.

Image of Candy Cane swatch via the Sleek website

Image of Candy Cane swatch via the Sleek website

What I appreciate most about Sleek Makeup is the fact that you can sample true to the tube colors in their website (here). Complete swatches for fair, medium and dark complexions will guide you as you browse through their classic and on-trend colors.

Besties

Wore Candy Cane to a dim sum dinner with another bestie, Marla. Apologies, the lighting was so dim that this is the best we got.

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Lippie Review: Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate 16

Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate 16

Here’s what I meant when I said in the previous post that the Lasting Finish Lipstick 16 by Kate (Moss) with London high street brand Rimmel is more pink than what I expected to be a coral nude. It must be the warm lighting inside Red Dot’s Vanity Play.

Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate 16

The London look…

Kate Moss says, “Whilst I’ll always have my favourite timeless shades, I love to update my lipstick to reflect the new season’s style. I wanted to play with fresh and daring colour to create a look that’s fun and feminine but with an edge.”

Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate 16

On the lips. 16 appeared like pink grapefruit. (Sorry for the hurried mirror shot inside Vanity Play.) Just to show you how it would look like beside other bright pinks, I swatched it together with 2 MAC pinks I own. They more or less looked alike from the tube, but when applied, the disparities show. Rimmel Lasting Finish 16 is less intense than MAC Viva Glam Nicki and more dense, more bright, a tad darker and slightly pinker than MAC Sunny Seoul.

It’s a warm mid-pink with light coral undertones, something pretty for sunny days. The advert says it is infused with light-reflecting black diamond for added depth and intensity. It has a nice opaque texture with a light sheen, though I haven’t worn it long enough to test the 8-hour claim. For a drugstore brand, color payoff is good. The tight-lock casing impresses me.

I still have to test Mememe and Sleek True Color Matte lipsticks before I review another sheeny Sleek lippie. Blame it on the rainy day mood. Sue me now!

Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate 16 Swatch
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