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 As we all discovered with the Stila hype this time last year, these products are probably seriously out of date, but for the sake of trying out brands before buying them at full price, I think £1 is a fair price to pay.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?