Faces Long Wear Eye Pencil Solid Brown Review

by mehak on July 17, 2012

in Eye Products, Eyeliner, Faces Cosmetics, Reviews

Faces Long Wear Eye Pencil in Solid Brown

Guest Review by M (Medium to Dusky Skin tone, Oily Skin)

What would be the one makeup item you couldn’t go without? Most of us (especially us Indians!) would say kajal/liner, and I’m no different. I love the dramatic difference a single stroke of kajal makes to my face. But as much as I love the intense black lined look, there are days when I want a softer look without harsh, stark lines. Skipping kajal, however, draws concerned comments from people asking whether I’m ill. The solution: Faces long wear eye pencil in Solid Brown.

I reach for this pencil when I want a soft yet defined look. It is a matte chocolate brown colour…no shimmer, no sparkles. Just the right shade for office wear or for times when you don’t want to attract too much attention to your eyes. The texture of the pencil is soft and creamy and it is well pigmented. One swipe is enough to bring out the colour. It is totally smudge-proof after it sets, which takes less than a minute. It might fade just a bit if you have the bad habit of rubbing your eyes, but not to a noticeable extent. Totally waterproof as well, so you can splash water on your face without the fear of it vanishing. It sharpens well with my Lakme dual sharpener. I have heard about the tip breaking while sharpening, so I am extra careful and I haven’t faced any problems while sharpening it. I am not sure how safe it is for the waterline, but the SA who sold me this said it is safe. I’m a contact lens user and I have used it on my waterline and it hasn’t stung or caused any irritation.
The best part about this  Faces Long wear eye pencil for me – it lasts and lasts and lasts! I wear it in the morning before leaving for college, and it’s still there when I return nine hours later, with minimal fading in the inner corner, and that too on my oily lids with no primer or anything! In spite of being so long-lasting, it comes off easily with remover (I use Johnson’s baby oil). I have swiped it once and then thrice in the first picture, then allowed it to set for a couple of minutes and rubbed it vigorously a few times (you’ll definitely not be rubbing your eyelid that vigorously!). You can see in the second picture how well it withstood it. I will definitely repurchase this in other shades. No second thoughts about it.

FOr those of you who prefer shimmery brown eyeliners, Faces has an absolutely stunning one called metal brown reviewed here- Faces Metal Brown Eyeliner, and in general here is a post on 5 pretty brown eyeliners.

Rating: A

Price: INR 249. Great price for the quality.

Recommenation: Affordable, high quality, available in a range of shades…what’s not to love about this Faces Long Wear Eye Pencil? Highly recommended to everyone!

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{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

Manvi Gandotra July 17, 2012 at 10:39 am

I just love Maybelline gel eyeliner as it is very versatile . I have been using it as a Kajal pencil , eyeliner
as well as an Eye shadow. Great review though! I will try this out!

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M July 17, 2012 at 3:21 pm

Thanks ! The gel liner’s been on my list for so long…is it safe for the waterline though? I think I read somewhere it’s not…. Yes, do try these…you’ll love them. :)


Dolon July 17, 2012 at 3:34 pm

Ive been hearing such great things about the Faces eye pencils. have to try them out


M July 17, 2012 at 4:11 pm

You should…they are excellent. :)


Jyoti July 17, 2012 at 3:40 pm

I am waiting for my L’oreal brown liner to finish so that i can pick this one. ;)


M July 17, 2012 at 4:14 pm

:) ;)


FAHEE July 17, 2012 at 4:34 pm

I hVE THIS IN METALLIC BROWN..similar colour with a sheen..must try this one as well


M July 17, 2012 at 4:48 pm

And I must try that one… ;)


Nidhi Pandey July 17, 2012 at 5:18 pm

Hey! the lasting power interests me.. Have never tried anything from Faces …the reviews seems good enough :) and therefore I think I should give them a try..heard alot from a friend who is crazy about lippies from Faces..
Hey M have you tried Chambors brown one? I love it ..do try


M July 17, 2012 at 7:02 pm

Everything I’ve tried from Faces so far was good ! The lasting power really is awesome on these pencils. You’ll like it. :) And I have never tried Chambor…you mean the Mac Teddy dupe one that Mehak has reviewed here ? I’ve drooled over the swatches of that one quite a few times ! Will keep your recommendation in mind. :)


ritika July 17, 2012 at 6:25 pm

i have recently bought it amd i am very much impressed by the staying power and the shade……


M July 17, 2012 at 7:03 pm

Yayy ! :D


sakhi July 17, 2012 at 9:25 pm

going thru the review and comments ..i must try this…


M July 19, 2012 at 3:14 pm

You’ll like it. :)


Micheline July 21, 2012 at 2:05 pm

I’m a friend of M and I can also call myself a witness of what magic this Faces Longwear Eye Pencil in Solid Brown creates on her beautiful eyes.. It makes her look more expressive!! :)


Sanjay shah August 30, 2012 at 6:02 pm

wow super soft & solid colours…………….


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