Today I am going to review a lip pencil from Faces in the shade Mulberry. Faces has got some really good products at affordable prices. This is one shade which I was not actually looking for but bought it “just like that”..!! 😛 We all have some or the other products in our vanity which we buy on impulse, without putting a thought. Later, sometimes we regret, other times we rejoice. Was this one a regret or a rejoice buy? Read on to find out.
Price: Rs.299/- for 1.2gm
My take on Faces Lip Pencil- Mulberry:
Packaging: The pencil comes in a black casing with a matte black cap. The pencil is a simple sharpenable one. The shade is indicated by a demarcation at the end of the pencil. The cap shuts tight making it travel friendly. I like the packaging of Faces pencils. The matte finish makes it look classy.
About the shade: Coming to the shade, it is a brownish mauve or should I say mauvish brown. You might even call it warm, nude pink. Aah!! It is hard to describe. Thank God, I have pictures of it which will speak louder than my hundred words 😛 Anyways, it is a true MLBB shade for me. It goes well with mauve, pink and rosy brown lipsticks or glosses. When worn on its own, the shade does nothing to brighten up my face. So I usually use it as a base and top it up with a pink lipstick (and create a new shade :P) Also, I don’t know if a pencil is supposed to do this, but my lips look fuller after applying it as a base 😛
Texture: The texture is soft and creamy, not so soft that it will be prone to breaking and crumbling, but soft enough to glide on the lips easily without tugging. I do not have severely dry lips but girls with dry or chapped lips will need to exfoliate and moisturise lips beforehand for better application. Also, it is always a good idea to slightly moisturise the lips before applying lip pencil as a base. Anyways, it does not settle into fine lines. It makes an excellent base for lipsticks.
Wear time: The wear time of this pencil is excellent. It stays on and on till you have big meals. On its own, it lasts for around 4-5 hours with small meals in between. It also extends the wear time of your lipstick tremendously. Even after the lipstick has faded away, the pencil stays intact and you are saved from exposing your bare lips 😛
Pros of Faces Lip Pencil – Mulberry:
• Works great as a base
• Glides effortlessly on the lips
• Travel friendly
• Excellent wear time
Cons of Faces Lip Pencil – Mulberry
• Does not come with a sharpener
• Product wastage while sharpening
• Might not be such a flattering shade for many
Do I recommend Faces Lip Pencil- Mulberry?
This is not a must have shade. But it works well as an everyday wear shade.
IMBB Rating: 3.5/5
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