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Hello my rock stars,
I have madly fallen in love with the newly launched Faces lip crayons because they are all that I wanted in life! I have never ever used lip crayons like these because the ones that I have used are always glossy and balmy, while these are super matte. I already reviewed the shades Midnight Rose and Hot Wired, and now I have Smokin’ Hot! So let’s hop onto the review.
Price: Rs 799/-
Product Description by Faces:
A collection of lip crayons featuring timeless matte shades with superior color pigment & hydration.
From beautiful nudes to striking reds to shades of pinks and corals there’s a shade for everyone. Dresses up lips in statement shades in matte finish with rich, color-bright pigments, while being super comfortable on lips. 6 sizzling sensual shades. The colors are inspired from international fashion trends. These lip colors exude ultimate feminine strength and glamourous style.
• A veil of addicting color and spectacular payoff.
• Rich color in one stroke.
• Luxe and creamy matte texture with intense color.
• Lush, long lasting lipstick.
• Full coverage with a satiny matte finish for smooth and supple lips.
• Pure color pigments: for a truly vibrant color that lasts for hours.
• Paraben Free.
• Dermatologically tested.
My Experience with Faces Ultime Pro #11 Smokin’ Hot Matte Lip Crayon:
The range of Faces Ultime Pro lip crayons has matte and some little shimmery shades too, but this one belongs to the matte category. Yes, Faces might seem a little costlier than usual but if you try this out, you wouldn’t mind paying 800 bucks!
Packaging: The packaging comes in blood red colour with a black base and a transparent cap. It has the shade name written right over the packaging which makes it super easy. Also, the packaging colour resembles the shade, so becomes hassle-free to find one if you own a few. It looks like the lip crayons from the other brands but just a little less fat than those. They are extremely handy and the cap at any point gets separated from the crayon. Now the difference in the packaging is that, these have to be sharpened and they don’t have a twisty base. The sharpener came free with these for which I whole heartedly thank Faces. Yes, there is product wastage but I am always cautious.
Shade: I actually thought that this would be a blood red shade because that is something that was missing in the range. The range already has a lot of corals and oranges, so I wasn’t really expecting it to be orange! It looks red on my hand too! But the moment I swiped it on my lips, I realised it’s actually colour. The shade “Smokin’ hot” is a super hot and bold tangerine orange shade with slight warm undertones. The warm undertones are also accompanied by slight red hints which make this reddish orange. This shade is extremely pigmented and hence it instantly perks up my face adding brightness and a dose of glamour to my lips.
It would have definitely been one of the best oranges if it would have suited all the skin-tones but sadly not everyone would be able to carry this or rather handle its hotness. It will suit only fair to medium skin tone that too depending upon the undertones of the skin. It is a very fresh shade which will compliment the day look and the evening one too! However, there is a limitation to this shade as I won’t be using this all the time, I am more glued to pinks and reds! And if you don’t like the price tag, this does have a lot of dupes!
Finish and Texture: The finish is super matte and I am sure the matte lovers are going to fall in love with the finish! The pigmentation is intense and the application is super smooth and creamy. It glides like a dream. The formula is dry but yet I do not get that dry feeling on my lips. It does highlight the chapped lips mildly but nothing very noticeable. Due to the bold pigmentation, it transfers to tissues and glasses but not a lot. The colour transfers but it looks like nothing that seen transferred from the lips, so hats off to the pigmentation.
Staying Power: The staying power is really good like the other mattes from this range as it stays for more than 8-9 hours and the pigmentation stays as it is. The pigmentation might mildly decrease after 4-5 hours, but the colour stays as it is. It stays no matter how much I eat, sip water or do whatever. The removal part is a little tedious as it needs a powerful makeup remover to come off. It will give you Popsicle licked orange lips but comes off nicely.
Pros of Faces Ultime Pro #11 Smokin’ Hot Matte Lip Crayon:
• Super convenient and attractive packaging in the shade colour which makes it easy to spot the shade.
• Accompanied with a sharpener which sharpens it nicely without excessive product wastage.
• The shade “Smokin’ hot” is a super hot and sexy tangerine orange which looks absolutely bold, chic and trendy when layered on the lips.
• It instantly brightens up my face and adds a dose of spice to the make-up.
• The formula is extremely matte which looks super classy.
• The pigmentation is very intense and just one swipe makes my lips orangey orange.
• It does not dry up my lips even though it is matte.
• It makes me look like a celebrity, very confident and bold.
• It stays for more than 8-9 hours as it is now matter what I drink or what I eat; or probably how many times I eat.
Cons of Faces Ultime Pro #11 Smokin’ Hot Matte Lip Crayon:
• Transfers a little.
• Might highlight chapped lips but not something that is very noticeable.
• Not everyone will be able to handle this super hot shade.
• Will not suit all the skin-tones.
• The packaging looks red but on the lips it appears as orange.
• Easily dupable.
IMBB Rating: 4.3/5
Will I Repurchase/Recommend Faces Ultime Pro #11 Smokin’ Hot Matte Lip Crayon?
Smokin’ hot actually boosts up that hotness quotient with its super bold tangerine touch. It is a lovely pigmented matte orange that imparts you elegance and sophistication but not everyone’s cup of tea, so try it before you buy it!
Conclusion: This range is the best range for matte lovers, it has a variety of shades to suit everyone’s liking, so run and pick the one you like!
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