Sleek Makeup Lip Pencil Bare Essential Review & Swatches


Sleek Makeup Lip Liner:-

I bought two variant of sleek lip liner to try out. One was the twist up liner and other one is these  lip pencils. After being super impressed with the twist up lip liner, I had high expectations with these lip pencils as well but these are really sad lip liners. I even wonder why Sleek have them in their store. I won’t stretch the review and come straight to the point why the bare essential lip liner is such a bummer.

Sleek Lip pencil bare essential reviews

About Sleek  Makeup Lip Pencils:-

Ultra-creamy matte formula pencils for long-lasting lip liner that complements your lips’ natural tone.

  • Price - $2.49
  • Packaging – It’s a usual lip pencil with the similar lead colour packaging and it sharpens well.


I must say that Bare essential is such a pretty neutral shade and covers pigmentation giving you beautiful matte lips.Problem lies in the texture.It’s extremely dry.I got these in winters and when tested them out I thought it might work in summer but it’s still dry .I use a lip balm underneath to make it work because I just love this particular shade.

If I don’t use a bit of lip balm it actually hurts my lip. I know ! It is this sad.

Sleek Lip Liner Lip Pencil - Bare Essential

As far as pigmentation is concerned it is quite average. It would have actually been good if the texture was a bit creamy. I need to swipe the pencil 3-4 times to get this decent pigmentation .

Staying power is quite average. After 2-3 hours the lip shade starts wearing out due to dryness.


What I like about Sleek Makeup Lip Pnecil Bare Essential :-

  • It’s reasonably priced even if I add shipping charges in it.
  • There are quite many shades to choose  from.
  • Covers pigmentation

What I do not like about Sleek Makeup Lip Pencil Bare Essnetial :-

  • Texture is just too dry
  • Doesn’t glide smoothly
  • Starts wearing out after few hours

Will I recommend it to others – Definitely not! You should opt for twist up liner instead  which I am wearing in below FOTD. Check out the review here 

sleek twist up lip pencil chestnut on my face

Have you tried Sleek Makeup Lip Pencil Bare Essential?

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    • seriously..i don like it still keep going back to it as i love the shade too much..there is a lipsick in revlon /colobar in it if i remember correctly.

  1. I can see y u like d shade…d texture is sad tough..I imagined it to be similar to the twist up wala u showed pehle.. Def nt for my sookhe honth..

  2. I love this Bare Essentials shade. Yes, its dry however the shade is beautiful. used it now for over eight years. I have been trying to find the same shade in a matte. Does anyone know of one?


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