Faces Velvet Kohl Noir Intense Review

by Surbhi K on January 5, 2013 · 30 comments

Faces Velvet Kohl Noir Intense Review

Faces has recently launched new eyeliners, kohls and eyeshadows. I think they have launched new lip glosses too. Faces Velvet Kohl was a part of all these new launches. I really wanted to try this new kohl from Faces because I kind of expected it to be good as Faces products have never disappointed me and moreover, the price was reasonable too. I saw it at an online site and ordered it as soon as possible.

Faces Velvet Kohl Noir Intense Review


Rs. 269 for 1.2 gm.

My Experience with Faces Velvet Kohl Noir Intense:

Faces Velvet Kohl comes in a black “sharpenable” wooden pencil. The appearance is similar to Faces Long Wear Eye Pencil.  I am glad that it comes in pencil rather than bullet shaped kajals because it gets easy to sharp like this. This kohl is extremely pigmented.  A single swipe gives a jet black color. I fell in love with the pigmentation the first time I swiped it on my arm. When I applied it on my waterline, it gave jet black color in a single swipe. Sometimes, two swipes are required when I apply it softly.  It is extremely soft and smooth. It glides on effortlessly and very softly on waterline. I wear contacts and I have sensitive eyes, but it didn’t irritate my eyes.

Kohl 1

I have extremely watery eyes. No kajal stays on my waterline for more than 2-3 hours without smudging. I have tried L’Oreal kohl, Lotus Herbals kajal, Colorbar kajal, Faces kajal and the famous Colossal and Eyeconic kajal. I liked Eyeconic kajal and Maybelline kajal out of all these, but I still wasn’t fully satisfied with these because they smudge on me. Then, I tried Lakme Absolute Kohl Ultimate and I loved it. After trying it for a few days, I got this Velvet Kohl from Faces and believe me, I liked it a lot.


It stays on my lash line for the entire day and even after 6 hours, my lower lid and lash line don’t get all black with smudged kajal when I apply this. It smudges on the outer corners after about 4 hours, but that’s okay with me because it doesn’t give me raccoon eyes.

Black Eyes

It smudges slightly on lash line too, but it is much less than other kajals. Since it smudges only slightly on my extremely watery eyes, there’s a chance that it might smudge even less on your eyes. It needs to be removed from lash line with a makeup remover.

Comparison with other kajals:


The staying power is almost same as Maybelline Colossal kajal and Lakme Eyeconic kajal but it smudges slightly less on me than both of these. I think this is softer than Colossal kajal. Pigmentation is similar to or slightly more than Eyeconic Kajal. If we compare these three, I think all three are almost equal and there’s no clear-cut winner between these three kajals. It is slightly less soft than Lakme absolute kohl, but the staying power and the smudging is almost the same. Other big difference between both of these is price. The smudging factor is less than Lotus, Colorbar and L’Oreal kohl.

Kajal Kohl

Pros of Faces Velvet Kohl Noir Intense:

  • Intensely pigmented.
  • Very soft and smooth. It glides very smoothly on waterline.
  • Doesn’t irritate my eyes.
  • Smudges very less on me.
  • Stays on my lash line for almost the entire day.
  • Can be sharpened very easily.

Cons of Faces Velvet Kohl Noir Intense:

  • None.

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Will I Repurchase Faces Velvet Kohl Noir Intense?

Yes, definitely.  If this smudges slightly on me, there are huge chances that it will smudge even less on you and you will love it. Since all kajals work differently for every person, you need to try this to be sure about it. As for me, I will definitely repurchase it.

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{ 27 comments… read them below or add one }

poorva January 5, 2013 at 11:05 am

Omg when i was reading the review,it felt like i hadwritten it myself. Coz every point is same with. Me. I wear contacts,have Watery eyes,no kajal stays on me, and i too have been really liking velvet kohl. 🙂 great review 🙂


Surbhi January 5, 2013 at 2:00 pm

m really glad you feel the se purva because now i am sure all these points are universal n not just the way this kajal behaves with me 🙂 thanks 🙂


poorva January 5, 2013 at 2:33 pm

yes its one of the really good reasonable kajals 🙂


Surbhi January 6, 2013 at 12:00 am

totally agreed purva 😛


Parita January 5, 2013 at 11:17 am

this is in my wish list for sure!


Surbhi January 5, 2013 at 2:05 pm

yeah.. definitely check this out parita di. 🙂


Gowme Sundaram January 5, 2013 at 12:15 pm

sounds promising and good too… i love de way yu compare 🙂


Surbhi January 5, 2013 at 2:06 pm

thanks gowme 🙂 it definitely is good 🙂


NEELA January 5, 2013 at 12:25 pm

gr8 review….keep going………….


Surbhi January 5, 2013 at 2:07 pm

thanks neela 🙂


Nidhi January 5, 2013 at 12:35 pm

Helpful review Surbhi.. i like the way u have clicked 3 kajals together :-)… this is definetely a lovely black :-).. since u have said it is smoother than colossal.. will surely try this baby :-))


Surbhi January 5, 2013 at 4:26 pm

give it a try for sure nidhi. i hope u like it 🙂 it is in my favourites list. 😀


Shikha January 5, 2013 at 12:40 pm

faces liners did surprise me.. they are very pigmented and glide with ease.. They are equally good as my UD liners


Surbhi January 5, 2013 at 10:37 pm

i haven’t tried the UD liners shikha but m sure they.r a tough competition for other liners 😀 they r really good esp their smoothness 🙂


Manisha January 5, 2013 at 1:10 pm

Softer than Colossal Kajal? I will try this for sure 🙂


Surbhi January 5, 2013 at 11:38 pm

i think this is softer manisha. m not sure how u will find it but still it is worth trying 🙂


Nafisa Ali January 5, 2013 at 1:41 pm

wow! will surely give this a go! on my wish list as well! 🙂 love how u compared to other common & popular 1s 🙂 thanks for that


Surbhi January 5, 2013 at 11:40 pm

you are most welcome nafisa.thanks for appreciating 🙂 you should definitely try this. its worth it 🙂


Vidhi V January 5, 2013 at 2:25 pm

wow! perfect time for this review :-), I have very similar eyes as you have described (Rather exact description!), I was using Avon since a lot of years and it suits me perfectly, but now i’m finding it difficult to order, and also Avon testes on Animals so wanna avoid. I shall get this soon… Thank you 🙂


Surbhi January 5, 2013 at 11:55 pm

you are most welcome vidhi 🙂 i haven’t tried the Avon one ever. you should definitely give this one a try. this is definitely very good 🙂


pia January 5, 2013 at 2:37 pm

great review.. thanks for the comparison.. im def gonna try this next.. currently loving loreal contour kohl.. will buy this once my loreal is finishing.. 🙂


Surbhi January 5, 2013 at 11:57 pm

thanks alot pia and you are most welcome 🙂 i hope you like it too 🙂 u like loreal one? wow.. it smudges on me badly 🙁


jomol January 5, 2013 at 3:10 pm

I am a big Faces pencil fan like you Surbhi…..will try this 🙂


Surbhi January 5, 2013 at 4:24 pm

hehe.. faces pencils are the best but now they increased the price 🙁 i hope u like it jomol di 🙂


coralcrue January 5, 2013 at 5:12 pm

Amazing post!! I am confused still between getting eyeconic or this faces one. I want the darkest black and absolutely almost smudge proof from waterline among the two, Surbhi, which would you recommend for these two points- eyeconic or faces?


Surbhi January 5, 2013 at 11:45 pm

i liked this one better than eyeconic 🙂 but since all kajals work differently on different eyes, i am not sure how this will work for u. if it was me i would have tried both of these turn by turn 😛


coralcrue January 6, 2013 at 5:24 pm

Sure thing, Surbhi, thank you for your recommendations :))


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