I have had a love hate relationship with lipsticks (considering Im a late bloomer), its not easy to find the right texture or finish and of course “colour” and Im the loyalist kinds so if I like it I’ll be a devotee… FACES Canada recently launched a range of lip & Eye crayons in Matte and Starry Matte but I have always had pre conceived notions about the products from FACES Canada, may be because they are so much into bold bright colors and but now I believe “thank god they are into bold bright colors” because these lip & Eye crayons are anything but ordinary.
About FACES Ultime Pro Lip Crayons
“Faces Ultime Pro Lip Crayon may remind you of the crayons we grew up playing with, but this innovation of smooth lip colour in crayon form helps you dress up your lips in the flash of a second without even a mirror! Another one of the many firsts from FACES is the Starry Matte finish focussing on subtle glam for that extra luxe. Available in two different finishes, the FACES Ultime Pro Lip Crayon comes in four super hot shades of Starry Matte and six sizzling shades of Matte. Dermatologically tested and paraben-free.”
About FACES Ultime Pro Eye Crayons
“Get gleaming eyes with the launch of the all new Faces Ultime Pro Eye Crayon that will light up your eyes in an instant. This new-age multi-tasking eye crayon doubles up both as an eye shadow and an eye liner. Easy to apply and even easier to carry, it gives a flattering finish, is waterproof, easy to blend, non-sticky and long-lasting. Dermatologically and ophthalmologically tested, these wax-based crayons are free of paraffin and preservatives.”
Price: Rs 799 for Lip Crayons & Rs 599 for Eye Crayons.
Quantity: 2.8 gms
FACES Ultime Pro Lip & Eye Crayons are as cute as your prep school chubby crayons which also means that you will need to sharpen them, yes these are not the retractable types like Revlon or Clinique one though they come with a free sharpner, the wastage still hurts. They have a transparent cap and the bosy of the crayons are true to the shade, which is more practical and easy to find in a stack.
True to its claim Lip and Eye both the crayons were super smooth and glides easily on lips or on eyes as a matter of fact I tried taking a swatch of eye crayon on paper and ended up with way too much than required in one single swipe.
Faces Ultime Pro Matte Lip Crayons are available in 6 shades- Wrapped Up, Really Rust, Peach Me, Irresistible Pink, Smokin’ Hot, Midnight Rose. and 4 shades of Faces Ultime Pro Starry Matte Lip Crayons- Hot Wired, Obsession, Sugar Coated, Lasting Kiss.
Faces Ultime Pro Matte Eye Crayons are available in 2 shades- Night Fever and She’s got D Look.
Both Lip and eye Crayons are super pigmented and one swipe give you a perfect opaque color.
I always look for Matte finishes but matte lipstick also means dry patches and uneven finish, I tend to have dry lips and I generally scrub every morning yet most Matte lipsticks are so drying that you will have dehydrated, zombie lips within 40 mins. So when I tried FACES Ultime Pro lip crayons I was pleasantly surprised (let me break it up for you).
1st and Foremost… Super smooth texture
FACES Ultime Pro lip crayons in Matte glide on the lips smoothly without highlighting cracks or dry patches, I wont say they are moisturising but they surely don’t dry out your lips. I tried Starry Matte as well but I felt they were surely far more drying in comparison.
I have never done eye makeup or shall I say I have never used Eye Shadow, so for a first timer I went on and tried smokey eye with FACES Ultime Pro Eye Crayon in “Night Fever”on my Sister’s Mehndi and it looked superb (see below). Its really simple to use and super blend able.
2nd… Shade I got FACES Ultime Pro lip crayons just before my sisters wedding and I was desperately looking for a nice shades for the wedding function and I found Midnight Rose & Irresistible Pink, I wont be exaggerating but I fell in love instantly with Midnight Rose the color complements most Indian skin tones. Its the perfect Dark Red with Neutral Undertones and that is the reason it looks great on Fair as well as Dusky skin Tones. Irresistible Pink is a Gorgeous pink with Yellow undertones and looks exceptional in Photographs.
I also picked up FACES Ultime Pro Eye crayon in Night Fever, its a beautiful Gold Shade with more of yellow gold shimmers. Super easy to blend with any color in matte or satin finish. 3rd… Long Lasting FACES Ultime Pro lip crayons in Matte easily last 5 plus Hours with in between small meals (and light pecks on kids faces). I wore Midnight Rose for my Sisters wedding and it lasted for 5 Hours straight and Irresistible Pink for her Reception but I fell asleep after 4 hours so I wont know what happened there after. But Nevertheless Both the shades lasted beyond my expectation.
The Eye crayon also lasted for entire evening to which I was surprised because I had cried twice on Mehndi.
Overall I would suggest go ahead and checkout the range yourself, considering performance its priced very reasonably.