Matte lipsticks, while long lasting, usually end up being very drying on the lips. The Faces Ultime Pro Matte Lip Crayons have been among my favourite matte lipsticks because they are incredibly pigmented, long lasting and non-drying. So of course I was thrilled that they had launched the Faces Glam On Velvet Matte Lipsticks and described it as”weightless and soft matte” and couldn’t wait to try them out. I’ve been using 4 shades from this collection of 12 shades and here’s my take on these….
About the Faces Glam On Velvet Matte Lipstick
Price ₹549. Available here.
“Indulge the diva in you with the hottest lipsticks of the season as FACES Canada launches the all new Glam on Velvet Matte lipsticks. Creamy and sumptuous, FACES Glam On Velvet Matte lip color glides weightless on the lips leaving a smooth velvety touch with a semi-matte finish. From nudes to bright to bolds, get an intense lip make-up perfect for any occasion.
Be the way you are as FACES Glam On Velvet Matte lipstick sit comfortably on your lips, giving them a natural soft finish and is long-lasting with incredible wearability. With 12 irresistable colors to choose from, the versatile range of these lipsticks ensures that your craze for lip colors will never fade out. Its unique and luxurious design makes you want it even more!
From nudes like Desert Rose, Day Dream and Sweet Amber, to rich red like Firecracker and flirty pink like Play Pink, to sensuous Black Currant and Plum Plum, FACES Glam on Velvet Matte Lipstick gives you rich vibrant lips with these stunning shades.”
The Faces Velvet Matte Lipstick comes in a black and gold outer packaging. The lipstick tube itself is black and gold with a transparent cap. What I like most about the tube is that you can see the colour from the top of the transparent cap. Not only that, the base too, has the shades mentioned on colour-coordinated stickers. Very convenient if you have more than one.
Texture, Pigmentation, Longevity
At first swipe, the lipsticks feel a bit dry and tug a bit on the lips. Subsequent applications, though, become much smoother and the lipstick applies evenly without tugging on the lips. They have a lovely soft, matte texture which I feel is very similar to that of the Estee Lauder Double Wear Lipstick (reviewed here), which happens to be among my favourite and costs 4 times as much as this one. In fact, except for the packaging, the Faces Velvet Matte Lipsticks are dupes for the EL Double Wear in terms of formulation, texture and wear time! They feel absolutely weightless on the lips, as though you aren’t wearing any lipstick at all.
The Faces Velvet Matte Lipsticks are incredibly pigmented and all you need is one swipe to get even, opaque coverage even on pigmented lips such as mine. They also have great longevity and stay all day long, through food and drink too, fading uniformly and leaving behind a stain. Even after a whole day’s wear time, the lipstick actually looks good. Don’t believe me? Check out this picture taken at 1:45am…
As mentioned above, I have used 4 shade from this range – Sweet Amber, Day Dream, Desert Rose and Black Currant. The hand swatches above show all the four shades and you can see how pigmented they are. Here’s how each of these four shades looks on me…
To Sum It Up
The Faces Velvet Matte Lipsticks are FABULOUS! I am loving them, especially this last shade, Black Currant – it is gorgeous and would suit all skin tones. If you are medium tan skintone like me (i’m NC42) and hesitate to try out plummy-purple shades, then you should absolutely try this one out because it is lovely on our skin tone. In fact, all these 4 shades are great. These are priced affordably too and feel lightweight, have great texture, pigmentation and longevity. What more could you want?
Which is your favourite shade of the lot? Let me know in the comments.