The Sleek Matte Me Ultra Smooth Matte Lip Cream got me curious that is why I bought two shades from Beauty Corner PH, namely Rioja Red and Birthday Suit. I heard that they are Lime Crime Velvetines dupes, and they are cheaper. I bought them at Php 450.00 each, while Lime Crime Velvetines sells for Php 950, or lower depending on the seller. I have not reviewed the Lime Crime Velvetines yet, but I have worn it, so I have an idea on which one is better. 🙂
This matte lip cream comes with a doe-foot applicator. It is comfortable to use and it allows precise application. You have to use a lip liner though, if you are not yet comfortable using it. It is a must to be precise because this product dries fast! Velvetines takes a bit more time to set. Like the Velvetines, it also applies like a liquid, but it dries matte. It is waterproof, and it is hard to remove with just a tissue. You have to use a makeup remover to remove once it sets.
Rioja Red is an orange-red shade, and it is super bright. This is perfect for night outs, or events, paired with neutral eye looks. If you are bold enough, then wear it at work or at daytime. Hehe.
Like most matte lip products, it can be drying, and it can emphasize lip lines. But because it applies like a liquid, it does not look patchy at all! It does not look bad even when there are some lines showing. It is a must to exfoliate first so that it won’t look flaky. It also feels nothing on the lips, that is either a good or a bad, depending on personal preference. It doesn’t smell bad. There’s a scent, but it is barely noticeable. The Lime Crime Velvetines has a sweet scent that can be a turn off for some.
Overall, I like this matte lip cream. It is comparable to the Lime Crime Velvetines, but this shade is not for everyday wear, at least for me. The Lime Crime Velvetines in Red Velvet is a deeper red than this, which is what I like better. There are still several shades to choose from so check out Beauty Corner PH to get them.
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Have a great week! 🙂