I am the kind of girl who prefers an understated look when it comes to makeup – nude shades over bright colors, black over blue, matte over gloss :). My favorite everyday lipstick was a Revlon Velvet Touch, but when I lost it while travelling, I was inconsolable and thought I could never love another lipstick like it again. But time heals all wounds and fate brought me face to face with the Faces Canada Ultime Pro Longwear Matte Lipstick. Faces Canada is a brand that has gained a lot of popularity in a short while and they have many ranges of lipsticks alone – Glam On, Go Chic, Ultra Moist and the slightly longer named Ultime Pro Longwear Matte. Many shades in these ranges have already been reviewed on IMBB, and here I am going to review the Ultime Pro Longwear Matte Lipstick in the “08 Fig” shade.
Rs. 599.00 for 2.5 gm.
Not mentioned anywhere, but most lipsticks survive for 3 years.
Matte finish, lasts for more than 8 hours, vivid color, enriched with vitamin E. Anti aging oxidants. Creamy texture, smooth and waterproof coverage.
My Experience with Faces Ultime Pro Long Wear Matte Lipstick – Fig:
The lipstick comes in a pen-shaped long black tube, covered securely in plastic. The brand and product name is visible on the side of the tube and the shade is mentioned at the end. Uncovering the plastic reveals a matte-looking black tube that is easy to grip. I kind of like the slim look opposed to the regular chunky tubes. The opposite side shows the quantity and region of manufacture.
The lid is firm and snaps shut tightly which is great for traveling, so that the lid doesn’t get lost in your purse, leading to lipstick smears everywhere.
The actual color of the lipstick is a wee bit lighter than the color displayed at the end of the tube, although the darker shade is what you get on swiping twice.
As you can see from the swatches, the single swipe has a more brick reddish color while the double swipe hints towards maroon. This is more evident in the photo below:
It’s almost like you get two colors in one! The lipstick is really creamy and soft and settles well on the lips. I would suggest applying it with a brush to really hit all the corners and for more lasting effect. Speaking of which, this lipstick is true to its name, “long wear.” I wore it around noon time and it stayed put till late night. It is perfectly matte, making it an ideal lipstick for day and work. Although it is not drying, applying a lip balm as a base would give a better moisturizing effect for the whole day.
Pros of Faces Ultime Pro Long Wear Matte Lipstick – Fig:
- Very creamy and soft.
- Easy to apply.
- Non drying.
- Perfect color for everyday wear.
- Very long lasting.
- Attractive slim packaging, easy grip tube.
- Travel friendly with a tight lid.
- Reasonably priced.
- Easily available.
Cons of Faces Ultime Pro Long Wear Matte Lipstick – Fig:
- Brush application would give better results.
- Not really moisturizing.
Would I Recommend/Repurchase Faces Ultime Pro Long Wear Matte Lipstick – Fig?
I definitely would!! This is a lovely color and like I mentioned above, perfect for regular wear without being too obvious. It fulfills all its claims about being matte and long lasting. I now look forward to trying more shades from the range!
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