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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