Faces Canada Satin Matte Lipstick in shade Cordovan

Faces Canada Satin Matte Lipstick in shade Cordovan

Dear IMBB-ians,

A Happy and Merry New Year!

Faces Canada is a brand that needs no introduction and I absolutely love this brand. I think most of their products are value for money and so when I got a chance to pick up a couple of lipsticks from their satin matte range, I jumped at the offer and this is only shade I totally dislike.


Shade Being Reviewed:



INR 299 but you can get it for 250 and lesser through offers.

Faces Canada

Product Description:

  • Enriched with Vitamin E and extracts of raw mango butter for skin repair against climatic changes.
  • Super stay, easy to apply lipstick gives uniform coverage.
  • Lanolin and perfume free.
  • Available in 18 different shades: Mostly browns and purple-reds and a few pinks (I have not seen any coral shade in this range!)

Faces Lipstick


It comes in a proper black square packaging with ingredients and expiry date listed, which I totally love. The lipstick tube is also sleeky black and the shade is listed on the bottom. I do however wish that Faces Canada would start adding some color details on the wrapping so that it is easier to identify and select. The lipstick comes in sturdy plastic casing which I can assure you, is fall proof (having dropped it 3-4 times!)

Faces lipstick Cordovan

My Experience with Faces Canada Satin Matte Lipstick in shade Cordovan:

I love this range, I absolutely love them.  The lipstick is creamy soft without being as creamy as their moisture-rich range, but glides softly over lips. No shimmers, no glitters and it gives a creamy matte finish. The pigmentation is very good and you can get a good layer in one swipe. If you buy a stronger shade in this range, you might have to use a brush to apply this if you want to build this color, as a single swipe adds a nice amount of color.


It is not at all drying, doesn’t settle in fine lines and the staying power is average (around 3-4 hours without food) unlike the “super stay” claimed by the company.  The only complaint I have is that this melts in hot climate, but not as crazily as the NYX round ones! So, if you’re buying this, clear some space in your fridge. It has a nice fragrance, so I guess this is not perfume free as claimed and it also contains parabens.


About the Shade:

Dusky beauties (like me), stay away from this shade.  Fair skin lovelies, this could be either a nice nude shade for you or a creamy brownish shade you might like. I know the swatch looks pretty nice, but I cannot explain how this washes out my face, because it does! The shade brings out every flaws in my unevenly shaded skin, so I either use it with a pinkish or brownish gloss on top. The only way I use this as a stand-alone lipstick is for office, pairing this up with brighter eye and cheek makeup.

Pros of Faces Canada Satin Matte Lipstick in shade Cordovan:

  • Gives a creamy, satiny, matte effect as promised.
  • Glides on lips, doesn’t settle in fine lines and doesn’t dry out.
  • Nice and sleek packaging.
  • Value for money and easy available.

Cons of Faces Canada Satin Matte Lipstick in shade Cordovan:

  • Contains parabens and has a nice fragrance though they claim its perfume free.
  • Opaque packaging which gives no clue to shade inside.
  • Melts in humid climate.
  • I cannot honestly list a wrong shade as a con, so avoiding that.


Overall, my rating is 4 (0.5 for parabens and 0.5 for melting).

Would I Buy Faces Canada Satin Matte Lipstick in shade Cordovan Again?

Of course, I love this range and I am planning to buy some nice shades, but after testing the colors out in a store.

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34 thoughts on “Faces Canada Satin Matte Lipstick in shade Cordovan

    1. Parabens is smthing that is present in most of teh cosmetic products Rashmita.. :nababana: very dificlt 2 find stuff wthout em…

    1. This is a nice brand Sukanya..I espl love their range of lippies..they come up nice ideas and most of em are pocket-friendly… :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: I just got an eyeshadow quad frm them tat i love!

  1. it looks like a nice shade.. should check out the faces counter sometime, i always pass it with a curious look..
    maybe you could try using it as a slight lip tint with a clear lip balm or over the eyelids for a little colour

    1. Thanks dear :thanks: :thanks: .. It is a nice shade, my friend swatched it and loved it…Eyelids is a nice idea Swati.. :methinks: I also tried it as a nude cream blusher and it luks good for a day wear, espl if you can add a light shimmer dust!!! :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

  2. i am yet to try this range lippi.. hav kept my order on hold… already bought sooooo muchhh in the last 2 mnths. 😉 :whistle: .. need to wait now.. :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

    1. Nids, sooo totally understand..in te last 3-4 months since I have become IMBB addict, my makeup stash has grown so much that I recently got a small rack.. 😀 in fact, my husb has also started taking an interest in seeing all the different products, though he is yet 2 understand y women need soo much different color of lippies.. :stars: :stars:

    1. Thanks Jomol dear.. I thout it wud be a safe brown shade bt no.. 😥 😥 😥 i wish online sites wud add lip swatches fr their lippies…

    1. No Rati dr.. 😥 😥 😥 thr ws sm offer running online, so i thout “its a brown, its a safe bet”..wish online companies wud start adding lip swatches…

        1. yeps… 🙁 meanwhil ive found uses fr it as blush :toothygrin: :toothygrin: and nw wll also try it as eyeshadow… wonder if tis can be used as an eye brow wax? :methinks:

    1. thanks a lot Nufurji… :thanks: ure completely “US-super-cool-stuff only” na…. :toothygrin: :toothygrin: loved tat murad packaging! whr do u find such awesome shttuff!!

  3. Hey great review Devilgal….I loved the colour…too bad it wont suit us dusky beauties 🙁
    Hope u find a better shade that suits u 🙂

    1. Shai, its not exactly a plummy color, more of a brownish shade.. i ve sm beautiful plum shades,tis s guess jst nt my color.. 🙁

  4. Nice review Devilgal ,me also wanna try faces lipsticks have got only eyeliners from this brand and i think the actress u were forgetting the name of wen referring to nids is i mean thats how she looks like is Mahima Choudhuri, i may be wrong but to me she looks like her :))

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