Faces Ultime Pro Matte Lip Crayon in Wrapped Up: Review & Swatches

The chubby pencil phases was quite a fad for quite a while now and I am to be honest in no mood to get over my cute chubby lipsticks any time soon. Keeping up with my love for chubby lipsticks, and some really reliable suggestions, I decided to try the Faces Ultime Pro Matte Lip Crayon.

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Price: Rs. 799 for 2.6 gms.

The Faces Ultime Pro Matte Lip Crayons comes in a chubby pencil packaging with a transparent cap and a sharpener. The cap is a little flimsy so I am cautious when I carry it around with me to prevent any accidents. I like how the lip crayons comes with a sharpener as most brands don’t do that. Having said, I do prefer retractable pencils rather than ones that I need to sharpen because that leads to product wastage.Basically, packaging is decent but could have been better.

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The texture of the pro matte lip crayons is pretty creamy though it looks a little dry at the first look. The texture allows the lip color to glide on the lips and even though the finish settles down to become slightly matte, overall my lips feel really moisturized. The formula is really light so you do not feel you are wearing something on your lips. Even though the lip color doesn’t feel drying on the lips, it has a tendency to accentuate fine lines and dry patches so you have to prep your lips and preferably wear a good lip balm underneath the lip color.

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The shade I got is called Wrapped Up and it’s a beautiful coral lip color with brown undertones. I am absolutely head over heels with the shade because it has such a great balance between a wearable version of orange and brown. It looks a little more coral on me than brown because I have slightly pigmented lips but if you don’t then I think you will have a beautiful brown with slight orange undertone kind of a color. The shade is definitely a very wearable shade, something that goes with most Indian skin tones and quite versatile in terms of wearing it with a normal day look or a smokey party look.

The lip crayons do not disappoint you in the pigmentation department. One swipe and you have an nice, rich opaque layer of color. Due to the light texture, you have the freedom to layer up the color without getting patchy or uneven finish. The color doesn’t bleed or feather at all  but it does transfer a little.

Staying lip crayon has a decent staying power of 6-7 hours. The color survives most meals and even after it fades, it leaves a nice rich tint behind. Unlike most lip products, the tint left behind by Faces Ultime Pro Lip Crayon is so strong that I need to remove it using a good makeup remover.

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Overall, I am definitely happy with this product. I am a big fan of matte lip colors and this gives me the finish that I want without the drying feeling that comes hand in hand with most matte lip colors. I love the shade, the pigmentation is insane and the staying power is pretty good. The only thing I don’t like is the packaging but then again we cannot have everything we want right so apart from that everything is pretty much great about the product and I am looking forward to add a few more shades to my vanity.

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