Women have loved the idea of lip crayons because such crayons look so cute, they work in an excellent way and last really long. Faces launched its lip colours a few months back, and I was very impressed with the few shades. Today, I am reviewing “Sultry Red”! Let’s get started.
• 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 Sultry Red Starry Matte Lip Crayon:
The packaging comes in a deep rusty shimmery orange 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 it becomes hassle-free to find one if you own a few. It looks like the lip crayons from other brands, but just a little thinner. These crayons 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 comes free with these, for which I wholeheartedly thank Faces. Yes, there is product wastage, but I am always cautious.
The shade “Sultry Red” is a very pretty deep rusty orange which is loaded with bronzy golden shimmers. The shimmers and the rusty orange combo makes it a very lovely ethnic shade. But I was disappointed for it has just some red hints while the base is orange. So the name is a little misleading. I was expecting it to be a hot bold red shade.
The shade definitely creates an instant pop on my lips and it might be one of the shades for a bridal trousseau. It complements my skin-tone well and would do the same with all skin-tones. But the only dicey part is that the shade is very unique and how well you can handle shimmers. I can’t handle shimmers so I wouldn’t be able to wear this often. So either see the swatch perfectly or try it at the counter.
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. Now I actually found out a vast difference in the matte and the starry matte ones, the formula of the matte ones was exceptional, but this is something I did not really enjoy. It gets very patchy with time.
Also, it clings to the dry and chapped portions of the lips, which looks awful and is highly noticeable. It also settles into fine lines, transfers a lot and shimmers make it look even more tacky.
The staying power is really good, like other mattes from this range as it stays for more than 6-7 hours, but it looks uneven and patchy. 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.
Pros of Faces Ultime Pro Sultry Red Starry Matte Lip Crayon:
• Super convenient, attractive and color-coded packaging
• Accompanied with a sharpener
• A deep rusty – orange shade with red hints and bronzy gold shimmers
• A beautiful ethnic lip colour, great for weddings
• Creates an instant pop
• The formula is extremely matte
• Intense pigmentation
• Stays for more than 6-7 hours
Cons of Faces Ultime Pro Sultry Red Starry Matte Lip Crayon:
• Transfers a little
• Shimmers look pretty tacky
• Becomes patchy after just one meal
• Might highlight chapped lips
• It is not that red
Would I Repurchase/Recommend Faces Ultime Pro Sultry Red Starry Matte Lip Crayon?
The shade and the finish might be liked by a few and might be hated by a few, so you can go ahead and try this at the counter if you like the shade.
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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