Saturday, 16 March 2013

Sleek and Revlon in Poundland

Yes, you read that right, Sleek and Revlon have slid their way onto the shelves of Poundland lately. As we all discovered with the Stila hype this time last year, these products are probably seriously out of date, but for the sake of trying out brands before buying them at full price, I think £1 is a fair price to pay. I've been curious about Sleek lipsticks for a while, so I grabbed the two shades in the traditional matte black packaging that appealed to me most - Blaze and Mulberry. In the (rather poor) lighting of Poundland, they both looked like nice dark purples which I've been really getting into lately. Plus I grabbed the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Lipstain and Balm in Lust, definitely not my colour but I couldn't turn it down for £1!

Sleek True Colour Lipstick in Blaze
To me, the label at the bottom of this looked like a nice dusky pink/purple that would be quite wearable.

BAM! Bronze lipstick. WHAT?!

Sure, it's a true colour swatch, but definitely not something I can see myself pulling off. Ever. I doubt I even have the guts to lip swatch it!

Sleek True Colour Lipstick in Mulberry
Mulberry - A deep purple that looked similar to Topshop's Depth, which I've been loving lately, but the finish wasn't quite right for me, so I hoped this would be a bit more opaque.

Well, at least this one was actually corresponding with its label. But not as opaque as Blaze. It's actually super patchy and streaky, so I don't hold out much hope for Mulberry.

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Lipstain and Balm in Lust
I was slightly dubious about buying a stain from Poundland because it was probably dried out, but thankfully it wasn't, although mine has a little defect, the balm falls out when I take the lid off, which causes the stain end to slide out of the other end, which could potentially cause a messy disaster if I forget about it next time I use the balm! Also not the most wearable shade for a pale girl like me, but who knows?

So when you're next in Poundland, be sure to wade through the purple plastic hangers and see if you can grab yourself a Sleek or Revlon bargain. There were some Sleek sheer lipsticks in the pink packaging too, but as a fan of opaque lips, I didn't pick up any.

Have you found any beauty bargains in Poundland?

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  1. I had the same thought about Blaze when I saw it in our poundland (after annoying half the shoppers by rifling through the racks and pulling half the stuff off so I could get to the baggie I wanted to look at properly, such an awkward and silly way of organising stuff). I was annoyed when I saw swatches of it, I need to take another look though. So worth it if you can find a decent colour! :)

    1. Ugh, it really is so disorganised it sometimes puts me off even looking, especially as I'm short and the top row of bags is too tall for me, and if I want something from up there, I weep inside :( Thank god you didn't buy Blaze though, I'm so so disappointed even if it was only £1!

  2. Blaze is so disappointing! I love finding new make up, especially for a pound, but when there is a big difference in the actual tone. I like Mulberry, but if it's patchy than my god, what a shame. :) x

    1. It's sooo infuriating, I was hoping for such a gorgeous colour like the label :'( I really need to give Mulberry a lip swatch and see if it's worth it! x

  3. I made the same mistake with Blaze yesterday XD
    I would never guessed it was so brown from the label, when I tried it on it startled me!
    It gives me a kind of vampy look, but I'm not sure it's a good thing, a friend of mine said I seemed dead XD

    I had the good idea to buy also the Fuchsia, definitely better!

    1. Haha sorry you had to find out the hard way too! Yeah it's definitely a bronze zombie kind of lippy, I'll happily donate it to anyone who likes looking like a living statue XD Fuchsia? Oh I didn't see that one in mine, looks like I should go back and have a ganders, thanks for that! x


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