Faces Ultime Pro Starry Matte Lip Crayon Obsession 03
MRP: Rs. 799
Faces have recently launched Matte Lip Crayons in 6 Shades and Starry Matte Lip Crayons in 4 shades.
Packaging: I found the Packaging very similar to the Chambor Extreme Matte Long lipcolor which I reviewed here. Faces Ultime Pro Starry Matte Lip Crayon Obsession comes in chubby Crayon packaging with transparent plastic cap, the transparent plastic cap seems to be very delicate and may crack with slight mishandling. All Crayons have the same color coded packaging as that of the bullet/lipstick. Faces has done a commendable job of providing the sharpener with the lip crayon unlike Chambor ones. I had to separately buy the sharpener of worth Rs. 350 for Chambor Lip Crayon.
I was looking for an orange matte shade so tried all the shades from orange family and picked Obsession. Below are the swatches.
Color: Faces Starry Matte Obsession is a very vibrant orange color with shimmer. The Shimmer is very subtle and not over the top. Faces is probably the only brand in Indian Market providing these beautiful glittery shimmers in lipstick/lip crayon. The shimmer can be turn off for few but I loved it totally.
Texture: Texture is soft and not crumbly and lipstick sits very well on the properly moisturised lips. Why I am paying emphasis on moisturised lips because it is very vital to properly cleanse and moisture your lips before applying any matte lipstick. Remember, if the base is clean the finish will be superb.
Application: Faces Starry Matte Obsession glides smoothly on lips and application is very fuss-free if you have smooth and moisturised lips. BUT if you have dry and chapped lips don’t even think of applying this beautiful lip color, you will ruin the end result.
Opacity: It is very opaque, one swipe provides the full color coverage.
Longevity: I wore it to the office and it stayed on me for 6-7 hours with slight fading around the corner of the mouth.
My Verdict: Personally I loved the color and texture of the lipstick. I understand people with severe dry lips will not find it too favourable but then that is the case with all matte lipstick. The faint hint of shimmer provides the enough drama to create a visually appealing look. I Recommend it!!