I was on a vacation for a pretty long time all by myself! I wanted to spend some time in solitude after a series of unfortunate events that happened to me! 😛 Well, so before going on the vacation, I went shopping and bought myself a lot of cosmetics. So, here’s one of those, Faces Lip Pencil in Coral Red.
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My Take on Faces Cosmetics Lip Pencil – Coral Red:
Coral Red is an absolutely stunning shade with a lot of orange undertones. Dusky tones will seriously rock this shade. I love the way it brightens up the face. It dominates my entire look, so I make sure I keep my outfit and makeup subtle when I wear this. No bronzer, no highlighter, just a hint of MAC Peaches Blush and some dark-kohl to fill the eyes, some foundation of course, and I am done!
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I am not really happy with the texture of the lip pencil. It is not too creamy or smooth, but you can adjust to the texture. It has a decent pigmentation and the staying power is for about 4-5 hours.
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The bad part of it is that it dries out on the lips and it accentuates the lip lines. So, it becomes almost impossible for me to wear this without a lip balm/gloss. That means I cannot go “matte” with this shade really. I am a “matte” lover and hence I have always preferred lip pencils over creamy lipsticks, but this has disappointed me quite a bit.
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The packaging as you can see is quite sleek and nice. It has a colored bottom, so I can easily pick it from my stack of lip pencils. From a brand like Faces, I expect more quality from the product, though the pencil is not highly priced when compared to most lip pencils available in the market.
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Pros of Faces Cosmetics Lip Pencil – Coral Red:
- Absolutely stunning shade.
- Not overly priced.
- Over 25 shades available in this range.
- Decent pigmentation.
Cons of Faces Cosmetics Lip Pencil – Coral Red:
- Dries out on the lips and accentuates fine lines.
- Texture is not too creamy and soft.
- Has to be worn with a lip gloss/balm.
Here’s my lip swatch. I topped it with The Body Shop Hi-Shine Lip Treatment 01 Go Naked (Lily Cole collection).
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You will love how the shade will look on yourself, it adds life to the face. The texture, quality and staying power are things that make me wish I didn’t get this, but you could still buy this if you are a great fan of the shade. It can be skipped otherwise!
Thank you all for reading! Stay beautiful!
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