Faces Canada Satin Matte Lipstick in shade Cordovan
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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.
- 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!)
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!)
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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